|Gornab the Ninety Ninth|
The crazy demented dwarf king of Hel and Netherworld who once sent men to kidnap the whole city of Wolperting. Gornab always mixes up his words. If he says,"Greetings, new captives of the Theatre of Death," he would usually say,"Ingreets, new tivecaps of the Theetra of Thead!" The audience of the Theatre of Death usually never knows what he's saying, so with the help of Gornab's assistant, Fiftar, the audience can easily understand him because Fiftar translates the king's words for them. Fiftar was certainly the second most important person, not only in the Theatre of Death, but in all of Hel and the whole of Netherworld.
The whole Gornab family was truely insane. The citizens of Hel, which are called Hellings, believe that Gornab the first could split whole boulders with his head, and that he single-handedly carved Hel out of the rock with his own bare fists (the Hellings mostly believe this due to Gornab the Last's own enormous strength).
It was Gornab the Fifty-First that came up with the idea of the Theatre of Death. Gornab the Fifty-First thought the Vrahok Wars were the most entertaining spectacle he had ever witnessed. He ordered his architects to construct, in the center of the city, a huge octagonal stadium where exhibition bouts between Vrahoks and slaves could be staged for his enjoyment.
"Experience showed, however, that it was not a good idea to stage fights with Vrahoks. They were far too wild, became too enraged, broke the hypnotic spell of the alchemic perfume and often turned dangerous. They trampled their keepers to death, devoured members of the audience and - on one occasion - almost made a meal of Gornab the Fifty-First himself." This is a direct book quote.
Once, Gornab the Sixty-third forced all of Hel to not talk for a year. The only communication they could use was softly whispering.
Gornab the Last's brain is not, in fact, mentally ill. One of the many mental diseases the Glass Man (the mental disease in Kromek Toomah's brain) is connected with is named Gornab, meaning Gornab's brain is not infected with a mental illness: it is a mental illness.
Gornab the Last is surprisingly childlike, screeching with fear during the Wolperting Slave Revolt, and, after biting Friftar to calm down, is unable to understand why the Wolpertings would do something forbidden like rebel.
At the end of the book Gornab left Hel to attack Overworld with the Vrahoks, part of Friftar's plan to take power. However, after the generals admitted they couldn't understand him, he flew into a rage and killed 2, causing the Vrahoks to enter a blood frenzy and devour the entire army. Since the Vrahoks were a threat with or without the Army of Hel, Skullop the Scyther and the Dead Yetis sacrificed their lives to destroy them by singing the Blood Song loud enough to cause an avalanche over Oil Lake.