Bookwyrm was a world-renowned author, and in Skylands, that's something you'll never see everyday. His arch-rival, Onk Beakman sabotaged Bookwyrm's books. A curse was placed on them. Anyone who read it would turn into a ferocious wyrm. Unknowing of the curse, Bookwyrm read his books, and turned into the hideous beast. The curse was lifted and he got great reviews for his books.