During the first half of the seventeenth century GUE, a certain individual known as The Fool was turned to stone by Morphius' vultures. In this state, he was converted into a monument known as the Fool's Memorial, which stood southwest of the subterranean Shanbar. Some documents report that he was freed from his state of petrification by the unknown Sweepstakes Winner who eventually conquered Morphius, who used a Freedom Spell in 1647 GUE.

From then on, this idiot, wearing the typical fool's hat decked with bells, followed the Sweepstakes Winner everywhere he went. He was stupid, but agile. Thus realizing that he always did the wrong thing in any given situation, the Sweepstakes Winner used him porfitably over and over again as puzzle fodder to expose traps and incorrect solutions. The Sweepstakes Winner, quickly discovering that the loud bells constantly gave his position away, sliced them off. Eventually the Fool was restoned by Morphius vultures. It is evidently supposed that The Fool was restored to flesh again following the defeat of Morphius.

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