Ellensworth is a quaint little town, living in the shadow of Pelon peak, inside the Andelphracian River Valley. It is mainly known because of three facts: its near destruction in -20 EC by its normally sleepy and friendly mountain (the Pelon peak), the fact that it has the largest production of Gruff fiction in all of Ghyll and its specially distinctive food. Other than that, it is pretty unremarkable.
Historical significance of Ellensworth
There is no much going on in Ellensworth, really. I mean, its a quiet and nice town, what do you expect? No one worth mentioning, really.
There is an annual festival to commemorate the death of the fallen Ghyllians in the cataclysmical event of -20 EC, which is also used as a ward to prevent any smilar event happening in the future. Other than that, there is nothing special about Ellensworth, at least in terms of customs. Except when it comes to food. But that is in the Food section.
Architecture in Ellensworth
This is where Ellensworth most shines: all of the house in this town are at the edge of the Andelphracian River, creating a spectacular variety of water transports, and delighting any present onlookers. Most houses are made from wood but some owners have ingeniously used the stone found in the river and lava rock from the nearby Pelon peak. It is worth the time to just take a quiet stroll through the city and admire the local buildings.
Food in Ellensworth
As there are no fertile ground in the valley, Ghyllians have resorted to eat all that is slightly edible items found in the river. This has created a unique cuisine, well-known in all of Ghyll, as there is an infinite myriad of weeds, plants and animals. But the river also contains the Mineral ingredients which are mainly responsible for the rich and salty taste of the food.
Most Ghyllians come to Ellensworth to take a short vacation and rest, as there is little to do. However, there are many views worth seeing: the daily recollection of food from the river is quite spectacular, and eager travelers can even help the locals recollect the famous Mineral ingredients if they are strong enough to swim in the strong current.
Also, the 'Water street' tour should not be missed, as it gives a pretty good grasp of the esthetic values that the local designers had when constructing Ellensworth.
Finally, the giant building of 'Record of All Gruff fiction' should not be missed by book-lovers, as there are thousands and thousands of titles that can be consulte in the library, as well as a bookstore to buy old and new classics.
Though Ellensworth has little to no historical importance, and offers nothing entertaining for most people, its remarkable architecture, sights and food, make up for it, and makes it wothwhile for a short visit.
--Mr. Stokes 00:00, 18 Jun 2005 (EDT)