The irreversible yet tremendously incapable Prince Foo was the last
ruler of Pheebor
and the owner of the Pheehelm
about 400 years before
the reign of Entharion
. The city of Foo
has been said to be named after
him, or another of his lineage bearing the same name.
In 396 BE
Prince Foo lead the Pheeborian armies against Borphee
in their war over
the naming of the One River
. The Borpheans, led by the uncommonly
clever General Horteus Shplee
, took their place on the southern side.
The general was a shrewd war strategist, well aware of his subtle
tactical advantage. The two armies charged, swords drawn. But the
excitement of the moment was quickly doused when both sides reached the
river and were forced to dive in and paddle awkwardly towards each
other. Instead of meeting in the glorious clash of steel that all had
hoped for, it appeared more like a graceless collision of drowning
fools. The armies splashed frantically at each other, hardly noticing
the effect of the river’s strong current. An effect that General Shplee
had been counting on.
The cluster of bobbing heads drifted
rapidly downstream towards Borphee, where a battalion of Shplee’s men
waited with a stockade of granite rocks. As the soldiers floated by,
the battalion tossed the rocks at the Pheeborian army, apparently
enjoying themselves enormously in the process and not worrying too much
about the many Borphean soldiers that were mixed in with the bunch.
This tactic proved quite successful, and is credited with bringing a
very quick end to what would have likely ended up being a long and
The Borpheans assembled and took arms against
Pheebor, quickly sacking and burning the near defenseless city to the
ground. Motionless bodies were strewn about the streets by the
bloodthirsty swords, and battle trenches filled with corpses zigzagged
across the city’s plaza like open wounds. It was here where the tall
and proud Prince Foo was beheaded by a zealous knigth from Borphee whom
he called an "eastern fop." The glorious age of Pheebor ended on that
day and Borphee rose to the prominence it now enjoys.
The Pheehelm would be recovered by an unknown peasant from 966 GUE
, who used
the temporal travel of the Phee Hourglass
to retrieve it.
|SOURCE(S): Beyond Zork, Zork:Grand Inquisitor (official strategy guide)|