Bedridden Spatch on p020
Spatch was the previous king of Sunk, before the events of Rice Boy. The One Electronic tells Rice Boy his story when they first meet, since he illustrates the harm that can be done when the wrong person is named Fulfiller.
Spatch was chosen as Fulfiller when he was only a prince. However, when his father Gortch died, he set about undoing much of the progress that had been made, turning Sunk into a uniform, xenophobic state. Despite his seemingly-disastrous rulership, the Frog-Men of Sunk eventually began to believe in his nascent religion, and became zealous warriors of the faith. Spatch even had T-O-E and Calabash thrown from the top floor of his fortress when he decided they had become "useless to [him]"<ref>http://www.rice-boy.com/see/index.php?c=018</ref>
Before Spatch died at the age of 60, he had formed a powerful and enduring cult of personality. He ensured his descendants would keep the throne when he wrote the Book of Spatch. His son, Spatch II, was the first Frog-Man king of this new empire.
Book of Spatch
Not much is known about the Book of Spatch, since only Frog-Men are likely to read it. It was dictated by Spatch in the years before he died. Its front cover is stamped with Spatch's own hand,<ref>http://www.rice-boy.com/see/index.php?c=021</ref> forming the shape of a curved cross. Only one passage from this book is known:
"Spatch's power and his divinity are immortal, to be passed along the royal lineage like swamp water in so many cups, until the end of time. Sons of sons of Spatch will still hold that force, and all shall be saviors of eternal Sunk."
Contrary to popular opinion, the part about "swamp water" is not considered to be perjorative.<ref>http://www.rice-boy.com/see/index.php?c=050</ref>