north shore of lake, Whispering Woods (A) / (B)
    north shore of Ferryman's Isle
    Artwork (A) / (B) / (C)
    Artwork (Ferryman's Isle) (art)


The Whispering Lake, located southeast of the subterranean Shanbar, is ringed almost entirely by the Whispering Woods, save a single outlet into the Frozen River. A thick covering of mist perpetually hangs over this underground, piranha-infested body of water. In the lake's center is Ferryman's Isle, a small region accessible by buying passage on a small ferry with a route (clearly marked by several orange buoys) between the island's and the lake's northern shore. The ferryman may be summoned by ringing a small bell at either shore's dock. One way to reach this dock is by traversing the Whispering Woods from the north end.

During the devastation of Morphius, a curse hung over this region, enveloping both woods and lake with a thick fog. When this fog was mixed with the unique qualities of the woods, it produced a deadly fume. The defeat of Morphius annulled these ill-effects.

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