When the Maker created the world, he was inexperienced. He had to go through some trial and error. When he was finally done, the world gradually became a messy place, knee-deep in dead plants and rotting corpses. So, the Maker decided to make a new type of creature that he called a "scavenger".
And that was how First Gobul was born. First Gobul's instructions were simple; to make a home in the Flooded Forest and eat any dead bodies he found, thus cleaning his home and making it sanitary again. Born with a huge maw and insatiable appetite, First Gobul was ready for his task.
At first, he did his job exceptionally well. All of the filth vanished within days. All of the creatures of the forest thanked First Gobul endlessly for making their world clean again. For years afterward, First Gobul proudly and diligently ate any and every corpse he swam by.
When the Flooded Forest had been kept clean and free of rot for a hundred years, everyone started to ignore First Gobul, taking his important