Treachery... at the Top of the World

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Treachery... at the Top of the World
(Re-released in 2022)
Start date: June 20th, 2005
End date: January 7th, 2006
# of strips: 174 (29 weeks)
Writer: Fred Fredericks
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Blizzard of Crime"
Followed by: "Still Lovely, Still Deadly"

"Treachery... at the Top of the World" is the 250th Mandrake daily story. The story was written and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Ponce claimed that he was the rightful owner of the College of Magic and the surrounding lands, and demand all must leave the College of Magic. To prove it he have an ancient deed, which all experts believed it to be genuine.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Ponce, a small-time crook
  • Lyric, a master criminal
  • Big Olaff, a big man in the mountains cloce to the CM


  • College of Magic
    • The blue diamond mines (mentioned only)
  • The Overland Trail, fastes way to the CM

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of June 20, 2005 (Beginning: Treachery... at the Top of the World).
  • Theron is 435 years old.
  • Colonel Kar first showed up in the 2002 Daily story "Mountain of Mystery".

Re-released story in 2022


  • Start date: 28 November 2022 / End date: 17 June 2023.


This story has been published in the following publications: