Fyte lives in a ruinous shack on the edge of the Vuilewaesbusch (a forest). She arrives there with Bâmis 1699, the year when the plague claimed many victims. No one knows where she comes from. She is a deformed and shrivelled creature with a face that seems a third too long. You can hear her breath wheezing from a mile away, that’s how short of breath she is.
Fyte Kwick is a fortune teller. She gets many strange visitors, especially from superstitious miscreants who consult her. As a result, the population counts her among the sorceresses who have made a deal with the devil. In the winter of 1739-40, Fyte suddenly disappears, leaving no trace of life.
Before the Great War, an elderly farm worker lives in the Vuilewaesbusch. He can point out the spot where Fyte Kwick’s little cottage stood. On this triangular piece of land about ten metres in size, rushes, devil’s claw and quicksilver grew, which people tried fruitlessly to eradicate.