Judy Gale

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Judy Gale
Race: Unknown, probably Earth human
Faction: Haffaton
Class: Ruler (Overlord)
Special: Arkenshoes

Proposed Canon

First Appearance: IPTSF Text 50

Judy Gale was Overlord of Haffaton and the attuned wielder of the Arkenshoes. She was kept in a drugged stupor at the end of a yellow brick road and close to an emerald City.

She is described as a ghostly looking woman wearing a blue gingham dress and a long silk scarf, with her short white hair streaked with black and adorned with a dirt-covered diamond tiara. Her signamancy indicated personal decay; she is thin, skeletal to the point of weighing nothing at all; her teeth are rotten or missing; she seems to be missing her eyebrows, but marks had been drawn on her skin above her deep brown eyes which sort of resembled them.

She uses walking stick that appears to be broom with the straw burnt mostly off; it is implied to be magical, and capable of Flight. Around one ankle she wears some kind of Magic Item in the shape of an ankle bracelet.

Judy is confirmed to come from another world, possibly even Stupidworld. In IPTSF Text 51, Judy Gale uses the word 'kill' instead of 'croak'. In IPTSF Text 62, she uses the word 'year' to refer to a time period of 365 turns. In addition, she claims to be from a place called 'Kansas'.

Judy was summoned by Charlie for many of the same reasons that Parson Gotti was. Her summoning was directly responsible for the croaking of Bell, ruler of Easteros. After attuning to the Arkenshoes, which she had taken from Bell's body, she infiltrated Westeregg, destroyed Blair, siezed the Arkendish and took it to Charlie.

Real World References

She is named for the actress (Judy Garland) and main character (Dorothy Gale) from the Wizard of Oz.

Her gingham blue dress is a reference to the blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland when portraying Dorothy Gale in the Wizard of Oz movie.

Her drug addiction is reminiscent of Judy Garland's struggle with alcohol and drugs, which damaged Garland's career and eventually killed her at age 47.

The magic ankle bracelet may be a shackle, but from it artwork it appears far more to resemble an electronic curfew tag.


It is known for a fact that Judy comes from another world. She could be a native of Earth, and brought to Erfworld for some currently unknown purpose, much like Parson has been. This would be in keeping with the Wizard of Oz references that this character seems to be heavily involved in. However, she is unusually short for a Stupidworlder and her name is the sort of reference Parson would be capable of recognizing as one of Erworld's jokes, which implies that she might come from a different version of earth than the one Parson comes from. Or she may have been summoned in part because of her familiarity with L. Frank Baum's fictional world of Oz, in the same way Parson Gotti was summoned because of his fondness for breakfasting on marbits. Judy Gale may not be her birth name--she may have acquired a second, Erfworldian name, similar to how Parson acquired the title Lord Hamster.

Special Note

Judy is one of the few characters to have been a subject of Retconjuration; originally named Dorothy, Rob decided she was a more complex character, and Retconned her name to reflect that. WoT-11/15/2012

Preceded by:
Unknown, possibly Lex Doothis
Ruler of Haffaton Succeeded by:
Olive Branch