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Professor John Hicks (Hix) is a Professor in Post-Mortem Communication, DThau, Impissimus Holder of the Silver Skull (third class). Professor Hix is currently the Head of the Department of Post-Mortem Communications at Unseen University. As of Unseen Academicals, John Hicks spells his name Hix because an evil (by University statute) wizard can't pass up an opportunity to have an x in his name. It is also revealed that he is allowed to act "evil" and break the rules "within college statutes", apparently all this is done because the Archchancellor can trust Hix to be untrustworthy. He is not, it is stressed, a Necromancer - they just communicate with those, such as Professor Flead who have passed on to join the great majority. The fading letters on the door - "NEC..M...." are just a coincidence. Hicks plays a semiUn-pivotal role in Making Money, helping Moist von Lipwig and Adora Belle Dearheart work out how to communicate with the Umnian Golems through Professor Flead. However, he has to bribe his post-graduate students into helping him perform an Insorcism on Flead. He is also a leading member of the Dolly Sisters Players. Hix has a supply of props for use in his necro... or rather Post-Mortem communications which he has obtained from the local joke store but as he points out, they are more for show anyway so the need for authenticity is suspect. Dr Hix has one member of staff, a reanimated skeleton called Charlie, who helps procure these tools of the trade.


Unseen Academicals.

Making Money.

A page (with some additional information), was created under the title of Doctor Hix.