The phoniest, sleaziest, slimiest sylphidine in creation was Narlinia
von Glech, whose commonplace name was Princess Dawn des Malalondes.
There had always been fools and tricksters and downright villains in
the Supernatural and Fantastic Wayfayers Association, and she was one
Narlinia won the annual Joseph Campbell Award for Best Semi-Actual
Persona during the same year of Glorian of the Knowledge's tenth
nomination. Her father had previously passed away, but she wished that
he had lived to see the day that she held the award. She was also
nomiated the following year, but was instead beaten by Glorian.
When supernatural being, Morgrom, had taken up the title of File
Restorer, this evil mastermind wished to obtain the Golden Dipped
Switch for his time machine so he could replace Dimwit Flathead on the
throne to avert the curse that was placed on the Empire. Narlinia
became his accomplice for this task. She was almost always at his side
when they wished to manipulate Mirakles and Glorian of the Knowledge to
search out the entire Underground Empire for the Golden Dipped Switch
She encountered the party of Glorian and Mirakles three times during
their quest in the Dungeon of Zork. The first time was when Morgrom
unleased Shugreth the Unenviable at the Dome Room. Her second brief
appearance was when Glorian and Spike returned from Hades with the body
of Mirakles. And the third time was in the Bank of Zork, when Narlinia
attempted to seduce Mirakles to marry her instead of Princess
Melithiel. Mirakles overcome this temptation and she did not further
encounter the party at Morgrom's side from that point onward.
Narlinia's exact reason for associating with Morgrom, and why she did
not continue at his side until the end are a mystery.
Like many supernatural beings, Narlinia could change her physical
appearance and instantly disappear in a cold cloud of noxious vapor.
The following is a list of known appearances of Narlinia von
- At both the Joseph Campbell Awards as well as when she was trying to
seduce Mirakles, she put on the Princess Dawn des Malalondes outfit.
Narlinia had long, dark hair around a beautiful face and wore a tight
At the Dome Room, the young woman was lithe and tender in years,
with hair the color of the palest early morning light. She wore a
figure-hugging dress of copper-colored material, and the figure that it
hugged was desirable in the extreme.
- At the Temple of Zork, she was made up like a member of a women’s
harmonic singing group. Narlini had her auburn tresses tightly bound
with hairpins that lifted them off her forehead and pinioned them
tightly in a gather over her neck. The length of her hair was fashioned
in a tight roll at the back of her head. It was not an attractive
effect. She wore military-looking uniforms of a heavy, dark blue
material. Narlinia's severe jacket and long, tight skirt just made her
look uncomfortable. High heels added a boost to her pleasing stature.