FROBOZZ MAGIC COMPRESSOR /
There are two similiar models of this device which, uused in the coal
mines of the Empire, is capable of transforming coal into large
The first model, the Frobozz Magic Compressor, is shaped vaguely like a
washing machine, with white enamel sides and a large on top. The
controls consist of one solitary button. A warning message was usually
attached to the machine which explained that using the Compressor more
than three times in one day can cause the machine's delicate magic
circuits to overload. Those who have attempted such a foolhardly feet
have found themselves, as well as a good chuck of the surrounding coal
mine, removed in the resulting pyrotechnic display.
The second model, referred to as the Frobozz Magic Pressurizer to
distinguish it from the other, is a large grey machine which is
reminiscent of a clothes dryer. On its face is a switch which is
labeled "START". The switch is not able to be manipulable by any human
hand (unless the fingers are about 1/16 by 1/4 inch), but most common
screwdrivers are capable of performing such a feet. On the front of the
machine is a large lid. When the switch is turned, the machine comes to
life with a dazzling display of colored lights and bizarre noises.
After a few moments the excitement abates. While most objects placed
within are transformed into rather insubstantial slag which crumbles
into dust at the touch, coal always returns as large diamonds.