Foreman

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The Foreman is a grumpy Orange Yurble who made his debut during the Lost Desert Plot. After the plot was completed, he reappeared as the janitor of the Hall of Heroes in the Altador Plot. He is the ninth cousin of Farmer Follies and also features in the game Mop 'n' Bop.

Since his appearance in the Lost Desert Plot, the angry Yurble has become a stock character in plots. Similar characters to have appeared include the Caretaker and the Librarian.

Plot summaries[edit]

Lost Desert Plot[edit]

Main article: Lost Desert Plot

After getting past the two Grarrls guarding the Scroll Repository, the Foreman will demand that the player gets to work digging. Once that was finished and the furniture was ready to be moved in, players had to first talk to the Interior Decorator and find out which floor to put the piece of furniture. If it was placed on the wrong floor or on the wrong spot as indicated by white chalk lines, the Foreman would angrily kick the player out of the repository for a while.

As he was no longer needed to supervise construction, the Foreman took a new job as head chef in the repository's cafeteria. Finding the job boring, he expressed regret at not having any adventures and wishing for a souvenir from some exotic place. The next step in this mini-quest for the Chef involved visiting the Gift Shop in the Temple of 1,000 Tombs where the Ruki working there gave the player an empty vial to fill with black smoke in exchange for the only souvenir left in the shop. By equipping the vial to a pet and attacking the Spirit of the Ruins with it during battle, the vial would fill with smoke which the player then returned to the Ruki clerk. She traded the vial for a novelty T-shirt which the player would then give to the Chef. The grateful Yurble would then hand the player a Useless Crystal, an important item for the next step.

Altador Plot[edit]

Main article: Altador Plot

Users find the the familiar looking Janitor cleaning the darkened Hall of Heroes, who talks about how he wished it wasn't so dark so he could see the statues better. he points out a button to the user, stating he doesn't know what it does and gets angry when the user presses it, saying it doesn't do anything. When the user returns later, he thinks the gears of the button must be stuck, and could use some oil to make them move again. The user finds some oil near one of the statues, which the Janitor says he uses to polish the plaques. When the ceiling opens up letting in the light, he gets angry again because he must start cleaning again instead of guarding the button.

A very angry Janitor.

Upon joining the Astronomy Club he says how he wishes he could join a club, and when the user finds The Sleeper constellation and lighting the gems on the inside of the Hall of Heroes, he angrily proclaims how he hates wastefulness, and should stop leaving the lights on. But after finding The Dreamer constellation, he states how the lights make the statues look pretty and what they mean, dismissing the thought and going back to work.

After looking through the window of the Hall of Heroes and forming The First to Rise constellation, the Janitor gets angry with the thought of cleaning the now dirty windowsill, because the user touched it. After finding The Farmer, The Janitor wonders again about the lights appearing over the statues and what the user is doing in the observatory.

When Finneus closes down the underground dance club in the archives while the user is finding The Dancer, The Janitor hurls his mop to the floor in anger at losing his favourite dance club. After forming The Wave constellation, he speaks of the ocean waves and how it's soothing to watch the ocean after uncontrollable rage.

After going to the Punch Club and forming The Gladiator, the Janitor growls about how the user went without him, as he loved punch. After forming The Collector, he mentions he's been reading a book called 101 Ways to Calm an Infuriated Yurble, which had very good ideas to help him be calm, but he almost goes into a rage again when he speaks of some of the ideas which aren't so good. After forming The Thief, the user sees the Janitor hurl a book of Lenny Conundrums to the floor because they are too hard, and how he will crush the Conundrum Lenny.

After forming The Gatherer, The Janitor mentions how bright the Hall of Heroes became, and with only two more statues left to light up wonders if anything special happens when all of them are lit. But the Janitor goes into a rage after the lights disappear upon taking away the underground amulet and forming The Protector.

Upon finding half of The Hunter, the Janitor mentions how he saw the user almost fall from the opening, and how he was thinking of closing it due to all the expensive heating which needed to be done with all the extra air. He needs always needs to go to the basement to adjust the settings, which makes him angry, and he is about to go into a rage again but controls himself, saying he's been taking medication to keep calm. The Janitor then leads the user to the basement where the ceiling mechanism is kep, which the user fiddles with, jamming a rock into one of the gears, preventing part of the ceiling from opening when it's fully closed.

This angers the Janitor who needed to replace all the broken gears and reconnect the gears to the ceiling panel drive train. The gear system continues to get broken until the user finds and forms The Hunter, but the lights still don't shine over the statues, which angers the Janitor who starts running around in circles at so much work yet no satisfaction. When The Sleeper's statue is destroyed and the lights return to the ceiling, The Janitor could be found sweeping up the rubble, complaining how long it would take and how heavy the pieces were.

Festival of Neggs[edit]

Main article: Festival of Neggs 2011

The player was directed to the Foreman as part of a quest to retrieve building materials for Kari. He initially refused to help because he hadn't eaten lunch.

Better Than You[edit]

The Foreman has been a contestant on Better Than You four times:

Date: May 4, 2006 Argh! Disgusting Slorgs! They've ruined my herb garden for the last time! How am I supposed to enjoy the relaxing scent of lavender now? ARGH! *splat* *splat*
Game: Attack of the Slorgs
Score: 1,500
Prize: Pink Slorg Back Pack


Date: June 14, 2007 Arrrrrgh, what do you mean you can't enter the tomb? What's that? Some kind of secret combination lock? You there! Get over here and help open this tomb... now!
Game: Sutek's Tomb
Score: 58,000
Prize: Scroll of the More Ancient Ancients


Date: May 22, 2008 Arrrgh! I'm so mad I just want to smash something! Quick, give me something to hit! They will do. Why do you keep bouncing up and down like that? It's annoying! Argh, take that! And that! And some of this!

(The Angry Janitor seems too preoccupied to bother challenging you. Perhaps you should just try to beat his score anyway.) And that! And that!

Game: TNT Staff Smasher
Score: 2,600
Prize: Angry Janitor Stamp


Date: January 8, 2009 Argh!! Did you see the mess those Petpets made in here? I'm going to have to mop the floor all over again! Where are all these Petpets coming from? AGGGGHH! WHY ARE YOU JUST STANDING THERE WATCHING? DO SOMETHING! Arrrrrgh!
Game: Mop 'n' Bop
Score: 12,000
Prize: Yurble Noil Tamer Jacket

Trivia[edit]

  • When the LDP prizes were released and winners revealed, it was said the Foreman's toenail polish was stolen by thieves. The hunt is still on for the dastardly villains responsible, and those who had any information were to contact the Sakhmet Royal Guards immediately.
  • In Random Contest #35, users were asked to draw images of the Foreman doing something that relaxed him.
  • A Plushie has been made of him, and his Cudgel is available for use in the Battledome. Both of which were prizes from the Lost Desert Plot.
  • On May 27, 2006, the Avatar Yurble - Forefitor was released, showing the Foreman in his three forms. was released. The name of the avatar is a compound of FOReman/ChEF/JanITOR.

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