Loudspeaker was a pre-curse fiend and was part of the Talent Research Group. He improved his talent of amplifying his voice into a magician caliber telent of words of power. He wanted the Group to move against the rest of Xanth. When they refused, he used his words of power against them and turned them into chobees. Hydrogen was the only person of the group who was not there that day, and Hydrogen went to war with him. Loudspeaker evaded Hydrogen until Hydrogen created the Void, the last of the Forbidden Regions. Loudspeaker was not able to escape the Void.