Imaginary Places

by Grobius Shortling



The Official Guide to the Isle of Farnish



This author has been inventing imaginary places all his life, starting as soon as he could hold a crayon or pencil. In 1996, he got his first home computer and has not stopped playing with this new toy since. Several of these imaginary compositions were found in file folders that have been kept around for ages, others were written specifically for the Internet. Hope you enjoy them. -- G.S.

Farnish Island, in the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland, where the Gulf Stream provides a reasonably temperate climate, but where it also rains a hell of a lot, also happens to be one of those places that while owned by Queen Elizabeth by feudal deed is not under the jurisdiction of the British Government. On the other hand, there are no casinos or tax-shelter banks there (yet). It is a simple place with a very low and ignorant population. Marshmount Estates, by virtue of an old inheritance, now has a major role on the island and is opening it up to tourists and tax-dodgers, solely for the benefit of the ever-decreasing native population and all of our friends, such as Mother Mitherglew. This guide is a revision of the one posted on the Internet in 1996, based on the Porpentinus Cripplewort tome from the last century. Hope you enjoy it and don't get too upset with all the ads -- please come and tour our wonderful country. We are going to make it a better place to visit, even if it will still be hard to find and get to.

-- Grobius Shortling, June 2002.
[Original Farnish site is here.]

Do you want to go to Farnish?

You can either page through this site or just keep scrolling down. If you want to go page by page, click THIS,
otherwise, click THAT or THAT , or else just say GET ON WITH IT.

[If all that this and that confuses you just click HERE]

We have obtained a rare partial brochure to the Farnish Academy of Witchcraft. Click here.
[ unfortunately, we cannot show you the location of this institution on the map ]

Note: Considerable additions have been made since the Cripplewort chapbook was transcribed. They are mainly included in appendices.
Later separate web pages are: Knut Houses, Gray Widow's Cave, and Lake Norwort House. Also (2001): Farnisham/Nostril Town Plan; Farn Manor; Glen Lunge Estate; Salisbaker Tower...

Unfortunately, these additions have messed up the navigational plan of the site, for which I apologize. You just have to go around clicking on things. Eventually, this web site will undergo yet another redesign. -- Grobius

Here Is a Link List of All the Pages on the Site

Contact the Author by E-mail

Web Design and Hosting by Fishenet

FastCounter by LinkExchange