Laspo Yorick was the court jester to Baron Stefan von Spielburg. When Baba Yaga cursed the Baron and his daughter, Elsa, was abducted, Yorick vowed to find her. When he did, she was a child living with the Brigands with no memory of her true self. Unable to lift the enchantment, Yorick provided protection (with the help of Toro and some kind of moral guidance to Elsa and became her "Warlock" when her skills and intelligence eventually gained her leadership of the Brigands.
The Brigand Warlock Edit
Henry the Hermit makes mention of this mysterious Warlock in conversation with the Hero - he states that the Warlock is a very friendly and well-humored person, much in contrast to the rest of the Brigands. As a gift, the Warlock received a Magic Mirror from Henry, which he kept in the fortress (the Hero would later find this item pivotal in defeating Baba Yaga). He apparently frequently visits the Hermit's cave to play card games, though this is never seen ingame.
Yorick is thrilled to meet the Hero and learn of the Dispel Potion, but makes him pass through his Maze first. After the curse is lifted, he returns to the castle, presumably to become the court jester again.
Yorick went on to write a manuscript which he entitled; "Grim and Bear It -- The Completely Unauthorized Biography of 'Bear-on' Bernard von Spielburg".
Behind the scenesEdit
- It is learned through asking Keapon Laffin in the second game that Yorick is a distant cousin of his.
- Yorick's first name is given in QFG 2.
- His name is a play on the famously misremembered Shakespeare line from Hamlet "Alas poor Yorick ("Laspo Yorick"), I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy." It seems the jester from Hamlet provided the inspiration for the jester of Spielburg.