Creeping Bogs (low) / (high) / (C) / (D) / (art)
         Creeping Bogs: NE edge (low) / (high)
         Itah's Hut (low) / (high) / (art)
         Front Yard of Hut (art)
         Itah's Hut (A)


The Creeping Bogs are an underground marsh located south of the subterranean Shanbar, and west of the Whispering Woods, where they line the eastern shore of the Frozen River. During the Third Age of Magic, these bogs either conceived magical energies themselves, or, because they were so saturated with an abundance of it, simply absorbed the diffused overflow. Either way, these enchanted lands were a source of power for those involved in the arcane. One of the countless ways that this bog brought aid, was its ability to gradually recharge dead magical artifacts, such as burnt out wands. Although 'gradual', by the end of an afternoon stroll one might find an ancient staff completely restored to its former power (not to mention the sound of harmonious angels that accompanied the process).

However, the bogs are a dangerous place; one false step and the unprepared traveller will find themselves swallowed in a sink hole. One of the best methods of navigating this desolate landscape is by the use of a walking stick. If the stick sunk, so would the careless adventurer.

There are many tree homes located throughout the bogs, of which one along the banks of the Frozen River was occupied by the famous witch Itah in the seventeenth century GUE, who harnessed the magical energies for her witchcraft.

It is presumed that the Creeping Bogs lost their powers during the Second Great Diffusion in 1647 GUE.

SOURCE(S): Return to Zork (game, design documents)