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[This started out as an idea for an alternative entry for this turn to Gyll Hill, but then I realised that it had Encyclopedantic possibilities. Now I'm thinking more along the lines of WOAH I HAVE TURNED GHYLL INTO AN M.C.ESCHER PAINTING, but see what you think.]

When they're not working hard on the Ghyll Lexicon, the Ghyll scholars often turn their attention to the staff game known as Gerth. Played in Cunningham Hall in Folktown, Gerth is an "alternative collaborative lexicon" containing a fictional account of what the Ghyll scholars might be getting up to if they lived on a different planet. Essentially, Gerth is a planet whose whole surface has been explored and hence gives much room for creativity.

Gerthanoids are very unlike us in that they have only two mandibles, and non-compound eyes amongst many other rather disgusting abnormalities. They worship money, are oblivious to the immense couriering abilities of their "elephants", and generally get manipulated by their governments into reproducing on average two and a half children per mating couple compared to our single offspawns.

Example Gerth Quotes

Morbus Iff is promoted from being a simple scholar to the supreme commander for an intercommunications on the east coast of one of Gerth's largest countries, and has a love for fast girls, fast horror, and fast words. He runs Diffobey Industries--a large Gerth organisation dealing primarily in prophylactic slogans and Dave Winer harassment lawsuits.


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