|Famine in Gallowmere|
|No official depiction of the event exists.|
The Famine in Gallowmere was a terrible famine near the end of King Peregrin's reign.
Gallowmere thrived under King Peregrin's rule for the first 50 years of his reign. However, one year the crops began to fail. The king tried everything he could to save his people, but he was met with misfortune at every turn: marauding rabbits, diseased toads, swarms of roaches and plagues of rats would destroy food shipped from neighboring lands.
The King then turned to his Court Magician, Mazok the Muddled, for help. Mazok was incredibly incompetent however and his spells turned the pumpkin crop into man-eating pumpkin plants. His next attempt would end up in the creation of the Jabberwocky, which cut a bloody path through the kingdom, slaughtering so many that the meagre harvest could feed the survivors.[2.1] The rampaging Jabberwocky was eventually chased away from the kingdom by hero Dirk Steadfast.[2.1]
The famine forced the King's hand into accepting help from a new magician, the sinister looking Zarok. Zarok did turn the kingdom's luck around, likely because he was the cause of the famine to begin with. Zarok would go on to enchant the King and plot his eventual invasion as the King's hand.
- Peregrin was crowned at age 15. It is said the kingdom thrived under his reign for 50 years until the year of the famine. Canny Tim wins the 49th Gallowmere Games in 1285. Given the odd specificity of this, it is likely the Gallowmere Games first started when Peregrin was crowned, meaning the famine must have happened in 1286.
- MediEvil: The Game Prequel. Written by Chris Sorrell. Art by Jason Wilson. Published by Titan Comics in 2019.
- MediEvil. Developed by Other Ocean Emeryville. Published by Sony Interactive Entertainment on October 25, 2019.
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