Whithers was a faithful family retainer whose ancestors served the Flathead Dynasty
time immemorial. Legends have it that during a famine his
great-great-great-great grandfather Chief Whithers once served an
out-sized Flathead flambé (with 100 year old Antharian
Brandy) but this cannot be confirmed, despite a few handwritten reviews
and a scribbled recipe listing the best spices for the task.
skill at servile snobbery was unsurpassed, and ensured that the most
distaff members of their clan were welcome with parvenus everywhere.
the Great Monster Uprising, Whithers was the manservant of the parents
of Jack Daniels Flathead XIII who dwelt in Gurth City. When the family
sent out a man known only by the alias "Detective Softly" to fetch one
the necessary ingredients for Frobozzian Magic Cocoa of Concentration,
Whithers vainly attempted to track down the others. Although the
manservant was unable to retrieve any of the ingredients himself, he
was able to point "Softly" to several of their whereabouts. For
example, due to Whither's refusal to negotiate with 'scarlet women' he
directed "Softly" to the Antharian Caves where a group of underground
witches had obtained a large jar of hotbugs. After scores of servants
and employees returned from Quelbees hives, leaving their smoker behind
with empty hands and welts, the delirious Whithers called the
detective's legendary expertise once again.
letter from Whithers to Jack Daniels Flathead XIII, after the
unsuccessful attempt to smoke the Quelbee hive and capture the insects'
Found the hive ___ __ minds if you get
clos_. _ ___ __ tacked by ___ __elbe__ in F___ ie___ meadow: The smoker no good
for Quelb__ __ __ese old lungs, __ilad_ Suggest you send the y___ f_ol
|SOURCE(S): Legends of Zork (game, personal correspondence from the author of 'A Wizard and His Cocoar' quest