The LAAAAME Observatory
You used to be able to watch Grimace from The LAAAAME Observatory:
- One of the astronomers nods, smiling. "I see you've found Grimace, one of our two moons. Due to its influence on magical energy, ancient scholars called it Magicus Gluteus, or 'The Wizard's Moon'. They also predicted that some sort of terrible catastrophe would befall it..." He turns to look at a calendar. "Well, any day now, actually. But naturally that's a load of rubbish. What could possibly happen?"
And this is what Grimace looks like:
|Phase 1||Phase 2||Phase 3||Phase 4|
|Phase 5||Phase 6||Phase 7||Phase 8|
- Grimace was first observed by Antipode (#306464) on May 15, 2006 1:35 AM.
- Upon being hit by The Comet, Grimace had a piece of itself knocked out into space. This piece orbits the two big moons and is now known as Hamburglar or "the mini-moon". Another chunk of Grimace came down on Desert Beach and formed The Grim Grimacite Site.
- Detailed observations of the surface of post-collision Grimace have been hampered due to said comet having destroyed The LAAAAME Observatory. Part of the surface can be viewed from the Transporter Booth, however that part does not seem to show any major collision damage.
- In June 2011, the newly dropped transporter transponder allowed adventurers to travel to Grimace for the first time. It also officially introduced the name of the mini-moon into the game - until then it was only mentioned by the devs.
- The astronomer in the observatory speaks of Grimace's "influence on magical energy". When Grimace is full however, HP gains, not MP gains, are doubled (see also: Stat Days).
- The phases of Grimace run opposite to Earth's moon, thus Grimace orbits in retrograde.
- The moons, Ronald, Grimace and Hamburglar, share their names with Ronald McDonald, Grimace and Hamburglar, three of the mascots of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain.
- Gluteus is part of the Latin name for one of the muscles in the buttock, Gluteus Maximus. "To moon" as a verb is to take down one's trousers and expose the buttocks, appropriately enough.