The flat plane of Zork (the third planet from the sun in the
planetary model) is divided into three major land masses—the Westlands,
the Eastlands, and the island of Antharia—each separated by the body of
water known as the Great Sea. The Westlands and the Eastlands are on
opposite sides of the sea, with Antharia lying roughly halfway between
these two continents.
The geography of Zork is well-defined,
with the exception of two great mysteries. What lies west of the
Westlands? And what lies east of the Eastlands? Both continents are
bordered on their outermost regions by treacherous mountain ranges. At
one time the coconut zealots claimed that the two mountain ranges were
the same, and that crossing one side will lead directly to the other
continent. Because of this theory, when Pseudo-Duncanthrax conquered
the Eastlands, the eastern mountain range was given the same name as
the Westlands western mountain range—the Gray Mountains. Concurrently,
ancient brogmoid fundamentalists insisted that these were the edges of
the world, and that beyond them lay a great void of nothingness.
in history, many expeditions were launched, attempting to cross
both mountain ranges, but for many centuries all of these parties were
lost. When the technology of man had evolved further, later
explorations debunked both of these theories. Returning parties brought
home tales of vast regions that lay beyond these tremendous mountain
ranges. For beyond the western mountains lay the seemingly endless
Kovalli Desert, and beyond the eastern mountains lay endless wilderness
that grew so thick as to be impenetrable. Even to this day, the
furthest ends of these expanses have not been explored.
it has been proven that the entire plane of Zork rests upon the
shoulders of a Great Brogmoid, many still cling to variations of the
planetary model, which insists that Zork is a spherical body.
THE UNDERSIDE OF ZORK
The underside of the world is said to be the most incredible
sight that any pair of eyes has ever gazed upon. It is an enormous slab
of dirt and rock which stretches as far as the eye can see in all
directions. A glowing white haze stretches seemingly infinitely below.
Excruciating travel can be accomplished by clutching the hardy roots
which hang below the world and climbing or swinging to the next.
THE NEXT PLANETS
Above Zork lies Murz, which is supported on the shoulders of a
brogmoid which stands with one foot upon Mount Foobia and perhaps with
the other atop Mount Matter-Horn. The great brogmoid which holds up our
world is said to be standing upon the surface of Venusnv.MAIN REGIONS IN ZORK