|Release date||15 August 2006 (Update)|
|Quest NPC?||The Eyes of Glouphrie|
|Notable features||Powerful gnome illusionist and exile|
|A weasly, shifty-looking Gnome Mage.|
Under King HealthorgEdit
During the reign of King Healthorg, a large area of land south of the Gnome Stronghold was to be claimed by the gnomes. A large tribe of goblins also sought to claim the land, and the two soon met in combat. Using his unique brand of magic, he was able to fool the Goblin army into believing that the Gnome army had several battle tortoises which sent the Goblins into a panic, giving the vastly outnumbered Gnomes an easy victory, and securing his place as one of King Healthorg's advisors, along with Hazelmere and Oaknock the Engineer.
Fall from favourEdit
Whilst many Gnomes were grateful for Glouphrie's part in the Gnomish victory, Oaknock was still distrustful of him. During the 4th age, there was a silver spirit tree in the Tree Gnome Stronghold called Argento, who had been befriended by Hazelmere. One day however, Hazelmere noticed that the usually friendly Argento was silent, and his aura had vanished. Hazelmere then went to Oaknock, and together they constructed a machine that would render illusion magic ineffective. Once activated, the machine revealed that Argento had been murdered. As the only one with enough strength to keep the illusion for so long, it became apparent that Glouphrie had hidden the destruction of Argento. Glouphrie was then banished from the Gnome Stronghold by King Healthorg, and so began the Gnomes' distrust of all magic users.
As Bolrie's AdvisorEdit
After Healthorg's death Glouphrie disguised himself and became advisor of Bolrie, king of the Tree Gnome Village. During his time as advisor Glouphrie convinced Bolrie that Healthorg's son, Argenthorg, would not be suitable to lead the Tree Gnome Stronghold. Bolrie agrees with this and runs in an election versus Argenthorg. As part of the election campaign, Bolrie confronted Argenthorg over his policies with humans in an attempt to make the gnome people turn against him. Glouphrie (without his knowledge) aided Bolrie by creating illusions that discredited Argenthorg. This subterfuge is eventually revealed by Yewnock's anti-illusion device, and Bolrie stands down from the election in shame. Yewnock's anti-illusion device also shows Bolrie that his advisor had been Glouphrie all along. Glouphrie fled after this attempt to gain control of the Gnome Stronghold and would not be mentioned again for several years. Bolrie became an exile, and also disappears from the Gnome Lands.