Floating like a dead vessel, some say Bumpus has long since passed away and only the salt and spite he was known for carry on his being with an other-oceanly power. Strangely elusive, Bumpus watches the depths from crests of waves and sows small seeds of chaos into coral communities, exacting minor acts of revenge for some yet unknown wrong doing, most likely attributed to some gallant actions taken by Grumbo in the past.

In this way, he and his brother, Balbus, compose the sinister duo attempting to control the ebb and flow of the ocean by way of trickery and deceit. Grumbo seeks to find Bumpus and end his reign of spite, but the attempts thus far have been in vain.