Fictional Character
Clever Rolf Stories
Appearance(s): "Blue Fox and Werewolf";
"Mebodes' Fly"
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Argentan
Occupation: Tavernkeeper
Professional affiliations: Blue Fox

Herul was the proprietor of the Blue Fox tavern in Argentan. He was a very fat man, even fatter than Clever Rolf who kept his accounts, with a black beard that reached halfway down his rotund body. He allowed Clever Rolf free drinks.[1]

As a consequence of a curse placed on him by the evil wizard Mebodes, Clever Rolf ducked into the Blue Fox one morning as he was being swarmed by bees. Once inside, Clever Rolf threw a dipper of mead onto the bar, which lured the bees. Clever Rolf crushed them as they drank, much to Herul's rage.[2]

Later, the ownership of the Blue Fox passed to Marcel.[3]

  1. Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, vol 83, no 1, July 1992, pg. 100.
  2. Ibid., pg. 100-101.
  3. "The Talking Cat," generally.