By Rick Merriman as Grumby
Mootill was a Fur from the Valley of the Gentle Ones on the island continent of Ooloo. He was born on the first day of Della in 2622. As per custom, Mootill should have formally been known as Mootill Aamba, taking his father’s first name as his last; this is what was done for as long as any Fur can remember. However, his father, Aamba was banished when Mootill was a cub, and with this banishment Aamba’s name was never to be spoken again. So Mootill has but a single name and will always be remembered in history simply as: Mootill.
With his golden coat of fur, Mootill was destined to become one of the greatest Goldenfur leaders, not only to his village, but to the entire race of Furs. His features were typical of most Furs who were created when Siberlee slept with a man, a wolf, and a lion all in the same night to create the Fur Race. His lion heritage gave him the sleek four- legged body of a lion, complete with a golden mane that traveled from his hair, down his neck and onto his back. His human torso, head, and arms were slightly accentuated with the canine features of a wolf, particularly his mouth and nose – which resembled more the snout of a Midnight Wolf than that of a man. He was always considered beautiful by other Furs, but because of his masculine human arms, face, and body he has often been praised by many Human, Elf, and even by the Merfolk females.
Though born and raised a pacifist, Mootill became a fierce fighter to protect the Furs from extinction during the Sap Wars in the 2600s. Probably the most noted of his exploits was his involvement in The Battle for Traddlebow, even though he did it though magic, and from many thousands of leagues away.
Classically trained in the class of Shooze, as his position as a Goldenfur dictated, Mootill greatly developed this ancient form of non-lethal magical combat to its greatest heights. He will always be known as one of its greatest practitioners. The powerful mesmerizing spell, “Darkened Tiko Sleep,” is rumored to have been first cast by Mootill
Mootill is credited with numerous successful quests and adventures throughout the entire world of Mernac. All of his exploits seem to have been aimed at bettering the life of all races. Though he is credited with being purely altruistic, Mootill was always secretly trying to absolve himself of a crime – that of killing so many. Even though his killings were of enemies, to save the Fur race during the Sap Wars, he could never absolve himself from what he felt to be a crime. It is said that from this war Mootill developed an open wound to his heart from guilt – a wound that never seemed to heal.
Later in life, Mootill developed his own discipline of internal magical strength, giving him the ability to focus and concentrate his, or others,’ magical forces and Ga to almost double their normal levels. Mootill refined this ability and began teaching others. This ultimately would develop into a new class and become a discipline that all with magic ability would crave for generations to follow. These teachings became known as the Moot Class.
Even after creating the Moot Class, Mootill always retained his Shooze training and became also known as the founder of the hybrid Shooze Moot Class.