In the early years of creation, many Implementors left their heavenly homes and had intercourse with any humans that they beheld as lovely, thus producing hideous half-human, half-implementor monstrosities. These oddities wrecked so much havoc upon Zork that the Control Character was instructed to cause worldwide devastation upon the surface of the planet in order to destroy not only all of these aliens, but to eliminate all of the wicked mortals save a couple of each race. Once the disaster had passed, all of the offspring of the fallen Implementors who dared to rebel against the original laws and commands of righteousness as handed down by The One through the Control Character and down the spiritual hierarchy, were thrown into chains and bound up until the Final Conflagration. Their offspring, however, were punished in a most extraordinary way. Their bodies were destroyed, yet their disembodied spirits were free to roam. Bearing extreme hatred for the one who had done this to them, they went around deceiving the replenishing population all over Zork by naming themselves ‘Gods’ and claiming to have ultimate power.

These evil supernatural beings collected together to rally against those above. In order to govern and prevent this tremendous population from corrupting all of creation, the Autoexec and The Powers That Be decided to delete them all. Belegur petitioned the Control Character not to destroy the full number of the spirits, saying, “Let some of them remain under my control, and let them attend to my voice. For if some of them are not left to me, I shall not be able to execute the power of my will over those wicked men that have given themselves over to iniquity. Let these be for corruption and leading astray.”

And the Control Character, acting in accordance with the will of Eru, granted a tenth of these spirits to Belegur, and letting the other nine parts descend into the place of condemnation. In order to prevent these spirits from destroying Zork prematurely, the Autoexec and The Powers That Be formed for them an organization known as the Supernatural and Fantastic Wayfarers Association.

The Association was fashioned in such a shrewd and crafty manner that it was not necessary to force the congregation of disembodied spirits to join; the entire horde voluntarily enrolled, save a few (see below). These pseudo-gods, under the mutual non-aggression pact, were restricted from fighting one another or from killing a mortal being outright. They were only permitted to influence the decisions of mortals, or by indirectly aiding or impeding them. Secondly, these spirits, each having already been imbued with a limited range of supernatural powers, were able to lend measures of these powers to mortals who placed their faith in their name. Any spillage of these unholy powers that was utilized by any mortal being would later be called “magic.”[1] Thirdly, if these pseudo-gods wished to battle one another, they could only do so by poising mortals against one another. Hoping to manipulate these renegade spirits into obedience to the organization’s laws (of which were the precepts of righteousness in guise), the Autoexec and The Powers That Be formed an annual award ceremony, in which the most duteous and respectful supernatural being could receive the Joseph Campbell Award for Best Semi-Actual Persona.

Coming to ravenously desiring to have this award, almost all of the supernatural beings eagerly committed themselves to these rules, except for a handful of renegades. While a fraction of these renegades are mysteriously allowed to roam Zork even today without chastisement, many were made an example of by instant discorperation. One of the most infamous of these beings that was forsaken punishment at this time was Morgrom the Essence of Evil, who would instill his evil upon the land until the tenth century when the Control Character finally deleted him (it was during this same year that the Autoexec was also destroyed in his rebellion).

Newcomers to the Association are known as Neophyte Probationaries.

Most races of this organization were purged, or nearly purged to extinction from all civilized regions during the days of the Second Inquisition (in the first half of the eleventh century).

[1] The term magic was originally used only to designate the supernatural powers stemming forth from evil spirits (pseudo-gods) and manifested through the incantations of mortals. In modern terminology, it has been used interchangeably between the holy powers of Eru and his companions (which are only holy and righteous), the powers Eru granted to mortals through the Cubes of Foundations (which can be used either for evil or good, depending on the heart of the mortal imbuing them), and the evil powers originating from the pseudo-gods and their demons.