Frizzlebits was a member of the Brotherhood of Ur'agoth
and also a wizard of influence at G.U.E. Tech
(it is uncertain which he was first). At G.U.E. Tech, he rose in rank and favor with the Grand Wizard
who seemed to abuse him as an object of his humor, flinging off
fireballs, etc. Frizzlebits alligence to the Brotherhood went
undetected even while he was an underling of the Grand Wizard.
During the Great Monster Uprising
, when one of the most famous adventurers, "Detective Softly
reached his fiftieth level of excellence, Frizzlebits and the rest of
the dark wizards of the Brotherhood prepared to execute a nefarious
scheme, by constructing a device capable of draining the power of the
world's top adventurers and storing it within. Although the exact
motives and what they were going to use it for remain a
mystery, it seems to have something to with his crush on some Dark
Sorceress. The base of their operations was in a cavernous hideout
within The Gray Mountains
.Knowing that their activities would certainly be
detected once the crystal was activated, they formulated a method of diversion
for “Detective Softly.” They would bait him, luring him away from the source.
Acquiring a spell from a mystical grimoire of ancient power, Frizzlebits
created within G.U.E. Tech a curtain of pure energy, and summoned an evil demon
from the netherworlds in order to dumbfound everyone at the institution,
including the Grand Wizard.
This huge, billowing magical curtain with
accompanying swirling purple vortex above it appeared overnight at G.U.E. Tech.
Much to his satisfaction, no one else knew where it came from, but from it echoed the screams of a
multitude of damned souls. At first the wizards thought it was some student
prank to prevent them from getting breakfast, but every attempt they made at
dispelling it failed. It seemed to be made of pure energy, and simply sucked in
any offensive magic that was cast. Even fireballs, when they struck the wall,
were absorbed by it with a ‘gloop’.Concurrently, the crystal was activated,
preventing adventurers from gaining experience from the monsters they had been
slaying. The device had an odd effect all over the world—monsters were likely
to carry considerable more loot, but experience from the kills dried up almost
completely, if not altogether. The
wizards of G.U.E. Tech sent a message to the
Grand Wizard, complaining about the huge curtain. Both the Grand Wizard
and "Softly" arrived at the institution shortly after. Frizzlebits was
pleased to know that his bait had worked. From then on, the dark wizard kept track of the Detective as
he ventured throughout the world. And as he killed things and gained power,
they would immediately drain it. And all this time “Softly” would believe that
it was the curtain.
The Grand Wizard intended to pass through the curtain by using a Blaine field
, which could be produced from a Dex Machine
Since the device was damaged, the Grand Wizard sent "Softly" throughout
the world to repair it. Once all the needed pieces had been acquired
and the machine repaired, the Grand Wizard had Frizzlebits make the
first test on the wall. When the wizad approched carrying the Dex
Machine, a huge demonic foot came out of the vortex and crushed their precious
device along with the Frizzlebits. He was still breathing when they scraped
him up, and after undergoing some major reconstructive sorcery, he was back on
his feet (somebody’s feet).
of the pieces of the Dex Machine were replaceable, but the Grand Wizard
intended to take care of the demon by collecting ingredients for a
receipe to make cookies capable of temporarily pacifying the demon.
"Softly" set out to find them.
The Detective progressed much more quickly than presumed. Knowing the humor of the Grand Wizard, Frizzlebits sought
to slow him down even more with a red herring quest to fetch a pseudo-magical
item: the legendary Majestic Bejeweled Herring of Flatheadia, hidden by an imaginary wizard named Fizzonacci. Then Frizzlebits intended to further stall "Softly" by making him use it to cut down the mightiest tree in the forest.
Because they had time while waiting for the mixture to be finished, the Grand
Wizard approved, humoring himself by sending the Detective on the quest.
When "Softly" returned from Pheebor
where the Herring of Flatheadia had been hidden, Frizzlebits was
disappointed that the Grand Wizard did not instruct the Detective to
make him use it to cut down the mightiest tree.
was not around when they sedated the demon with the cookies and used
the Blaine field created by the Dex Machine to pass through the arcane
curtain. Before the Grand Wizard could explain what they
needed next, his words were drowned out by an explosion. The resulting
shockwave knocked everyone to their feet. Frizzlebits stood in the middle of a
group of prone wizards. He was dressed entirely in black, holding a staff made
of bones and with what looked like a physical incarnation of darkness pouring
off the crown on his head and pooling around his feet, creating an evil dry ice
effect. After admitting responsibility for the vortex, he vanished with a crack
of thunder, leaving nothing behind but a perplexed look on the Grand Wizard’s
face and the book “1000 Really Nasty Spells for the Aspiring Warlock.”
Grand Wizard sent "Softly" to track down Frizzlebits and his wizards.
They attempted to trace the trail of magical resonance left by his
teleportation spell, but it was so badly scrambled that they were not
able to get any kind of fix on the whereabouts, so they turned to the Clue-O-Matic 9000 to led them in the right direction.
and his wizards intended to return to one of their hideouts in The
Gray Mountains. "Softly" was able to track them down from the ruins of Pheebor, and to the Coast Road at Greater Borphee, where they boarded a ship to cross the Great Sea to the Peltoid Valley in Antharia.
Here was an unnaturally large collection of rocks surrounding a raised
platform that was ringed by a circle of magical runes. Here they
teleported to the hideout.
Although Frizzlebits and the rest of the Brotherhood of Ur'agoth remained hidden in The Gray Mountains for some time, one of their own brothers, Shinboz, sold out the location of their base to "Softly" in exchange for the Amulet of Aggthora.
When the Detective arrived, Frizzlebits was standing near a deep pit (a half-hour
fall) which stretched down deep into the bowels of the earth, vanishing into an
impenetrable darkness, watching with rapt attention as the other dark wizards
chanted and swayed, all their attention directed on the crystal in the center
of the room, the one that had been sucking up experience from defeated monsters.
“Softly” picked up a reasonably sized rock and threw it at the
crystal, cracking it right down the middle. Immediately the pattern of light
reversed, with the swirling cyclone on the ceiling all but vanishing, and the
glow of the crystal starting to fade as the light started to leak out and
dissipate into the air. The wizards were thrown backwards and sprawled around
the cave floor for a moment before returning to their feet and yelling at each
other. They ran from the crystal. Frizzlebits screamed in fury at “Softly,” but
never finished his words, as his well-aimed rock rebounded off his forehead,
causing him to stumble backwards and straight into the pit behind him. There is
debatable evidence that Frizzlebits may have survived the fall. Others claim
that the pit was bottomless, although this has been proven wrong.The crack on the crystal slowly spread and reacted to
pressurized magical energies from within the gem. The power started to seep
back out into the world. However, as the crystal had not been completely
shattered, the adventurers’ abilities took time to return to normal levels.
Eventually, the crystal finally shattered and exploded, with enough
force to destroy the entire cave which contained the hideout. It also created a
rather impressive fireworks display, and annihilated a village or five. The
G.U.E. Tech wizards went to the area to try to decontaminate the excess wild
magic that zipped around, and to investigate what was left of the Brotherhood’s
base. It turned out that the dark wizards had had quite a
collection of magical items, including Terazarg, Zarglebane, Grovnar, and
The Grand Wizard
rejoiced in both the magical items, as well as immediately spending
Frizzlebits pension on his own birthday party.