The formation of the Band of the Spoon, sometimes known as the Order of the Holy Spoon or Thalelaeus’ Men, has long been shrouded in mystery. However, recent documents found in the ruin of the Abbey of St. George in the Black Forest have shed some light on the matter in conjunction with ancient documents found in Worms by an author known as Theodosius .
The inception of this infamous/famous band (depending on your point of view) has been traced to have begun around the Worms area in 15th centaury Germany. The original members of the Band of the Holy Spoon seemed to have been traveling together for some amount of time before the revelation at Hermit’s Cave that the spoon carries by Ulrich von Lichtenstein had was indeed the Spoon of Thalelaeus The Merciful.
It appears that the Band had encountered some difficulty in the woods earlier in the day, Brother Tuck having erroneously led them into the cave of a very hungry bear believing he had found Hermit’s Cave. After trying to flee, the Band realized the charging bear was too fast and only a herculean spear throw by Konrad the Gaunt brought the bear crashing to the ground before he mauled Ulrich von Lichtenstein. The band then engaged in a desperate battle against the wounded bear as Ulrich and Konrad sought to protect Ells and Brother Tuck.
It was with this battle weary disposition that the Band of the Holy Spoon, soon to be, came finally upon Hermit’s Cave where they had been seeking a local hermit who was said to have great knowledge of St. Thalelaeus. There Ulrich, Konrad, Ells, and Brother Tuck found the hermit of that cave trapped within by vicious spiders of a gigantic nature. Only after a long and epic battle was the Band able to prevail, having come near suffering mortal wounds many a time. It was during this battle that the St. Thalelaeus is said to have manifested in a glorious holy light that illuminated the cave and battlefield causing the spiders to weaken and at the same time have blessed the Band of the Spoon. It was here that the holy awakening must have taken place washing sin away from the four heroes and causing them to seek out the path they were to follow.
Prelate Matthew, Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church – 1875.