Grubbo-by-the-Sea is a small village nestled beside a quiet cove on the
coast of the Westlands
, near Gurth
streets are dotted with shanties bleached by years of sun and salt, and
the piers of its wharves are ringed by oily seawater. The Broken
, noted for its fine parrot stew, and the Rusty Lantern
pubs in the village. Grubbo is essentially a decrepit village,
inhabited by bandits
and swarming with rat-ants
, discipline crabs
, and guttersnipes
from the nearby swamplands. The run-down wreck has become increasingly
carousing sailors and disreputable adventurers.
the west, the Grubbo Hills
stretch out to join with the gray landscape
of the Fields of Frotzen
. To the south the hazardous Miznia Marshland
divides Grubbo from Mizniaport
. The small, and dangerous, Crab Island
lies off the coast. The Discipline Beach
stretches to the north of the
village, to be joined to the Tidal Flats
Also to the north, an ancient
four-storied lighthouse stands upon a once secret plateau (this tiny
region was opened when an unknown adventurer solved a riddle upon the
cliff wall in 966 GUE), looming in dark silhouette against the sky.
Almost completely in ruins and infested with monsters (including giant slugs
, dust bunnies
), crumbled steps lead up into
its shadowy interior of sagging floors and ruined walls.
During the Great Monster Uprising
, one of the many portals leading to the Bozbarland
arena was installed within the village.
Syovar the Strong was born in the 700s in a ramshackle little fishing
hut on the outskirts of Grubbo-by-the-Sea.
Paul Flathead died in 789 GUE, during a vacation in Grubbo-by-the-Sea,
when his old nemesis, the great white jellyfish, finally caught up with
When the Coconut of Quendor was discovered in 966 GUE,
Grubbo-by-the-Sea was the departure point of the vessel carrying the
Coconut to its glorious destiny.
|SOURCE(S): Zork II (The GUE on 9 Zorkmids a Day), Beyond Zork, Zork Zero (Flathead Calender), History of Quendor, Legends of Zork|