Gargle and Slurp, the–one of Dugtown’s famous fish entrail taverns popular with Fangs
General Khrak— the most powerful Fang in all of Skree; one of Gnag the Nameless’s oldest servants. Khrak differs from ordinary Fangs in his quickness, in both mind and body. He is headquartered in the Castle Torr, in Torrboro.
Gladys–the first woman in Aerwiar. Gladys and Dwayne are known as the First Fellows, and legends about them abound. Though the stories come from different cultures and ages, Gladys is agreed to have been gracious and kind in all her dealings with the people and creatures of Aerwiar.
Glipfolk–citizens of the Glipwood Township
Glipwood Township, the–a small tourist town situated near the cliffs on the southeastern portion of Skree. Its citizens are farmers and merchants who spend much of their year preparing for the Dragon Day Festival, when people from all over the continent travel to Glipwood to watch the sea dragons dance by the light of the summer moon.
Glipwood Forest–a great forest on the eastern coast of Skree, north of the Glipwood Township. It is divided into northern and southern portions by the Mighty Blapp River. Most of the trees in the forest are, of course, glipwood oak, which live up to two-hundred years and can grow as fat as a small house. The forest was famously populated by terrible creatures (most notably toothy cows) and was thus avoided by people at all costs until rangers sent from Torrboro were sent to “clean up the forest”. Many rangers lost life and limb before the worst of the creatures were either exterminated or driven across the Blapp to the northern forest, and the people of Skree were able at last to enjoy the mysterious beauty of Glipwood Forest. When the Fangs arrived, there was no one to keep the creatures in check. So in a matter of only a few months the toothy cows, horned hounds, gargan rockroaches, quill diggles, and sundry other formidable beasts returned to the forest and flourished again, almost as if they had never left.
glipper–a fish common in the western and southern areas of the Dark Sea of Darkness, noted for its comparatively non-lethal demeanor (though its scales are razor sharp). The fossil pictured here was discovered in the vicinity of a fossilized fisherman whose fingers had been cleanly cut off.
Glipper Trail, the–a treacherous trail behind the Igiby Cottage. It leads through a stand of trees, along the cliffs above the Dark Sea of Darkness, to the green overlook where crowds gather to watch the sea dragons. Tradition has it that the trail was named after an old story about one of Podo Helmer’s ancestors who fished for glippers by lowering a giant net over the cliff to the sea. From book one:
“The Glipper Trail had been there since long before Podo was born. Edd Helmer, Podo’s great-great-great-great-grandfather had planned to take advantage of the cottage’s nearness to the cliffs by doing his fishing from there. After carving out a path, he purchased a crate of fishing line from a merchant in Lamendron (later to become Fort Lamendron), tied a hook to the line, placed a horrified worm on the hook, and lowered the string down into the Dark Sea of Darkness. Just getting the hook down to the water took the better part of the morning, and, of course, Edd had no way of knowing from that great height whether or not the bait and hook were indeed submerged. Near dusk that evening, Edd felt a tug on his line and began hauling in his catch. Sometime after midnight Edd finally reeled in a small glipper fish. Yamsa wasn’t happy about being awakened by Edd’s cry of victory, or that in the dead of night he cleaned, cooked, and ate his little fish.
Edd decided the next day that for all the trouble he had gone through for that one fish, he may as well have caught several. So he purchased a spool of rope from the same merchant in Lamendron, fastened it to a net, and once again spent all morning lowering the net into the sea. This time he fastened the line to a team of oxen and had them haul in the catch. By sundown the oxen were exhausted and the catch was only halfway up the face of the cliff. Edd tied off the rope and let it hang for the night. Early the next morning he set the oxen to work again. By noon, the net full of glippers, small sharks, pinchers, and squid was pulled over the edge and onto solid ground. Even Yamsa had to admit that it was a good catch, and they ate nothing but fish for the next three weeks. Fish and biscuits for breakfast, fish sandwiches for lunch, fried fish for dinner. They ate so many fish, in fact, that both Edd and Yamsa got sick, and they were never again able to eat fish without gagging. Edd never again fished from the cliffs, but the path by which his oxen pulled the heavy net remains.”
Gnag the Nameless–the leader of the Fangs of Dang, who lives atop the Killridge Mountains in the Castle Throg, where he does evil things, probably with an evil laugh.
Gnorm, Commander–the fattest, meanest Fang in Glipwood
Gooeyballs (Blueberry)–a doughy dessert favored by Kalmar Igiby (and anyone else with functioning tastebuds), and sold by the hundreds at the Dragon Day Festival each year.
Great War, the–name given to the conflict between the people of Skree (and elsewhere) and the forces of Gnag the Nameless, most of which were Fangs of Dang. Historians argue whether this is a misnomer, however, because there wasn’t even a single organized defense of Skree by the Skreean army. There were several skirmishes, but by and large the people of Skree were so terrified by the arrival of monsters in their country that they dropped their weapons (if they happened to have picked one up) and ran. Orthon Beanswallow, military strategist and food critic, suggested in his work Call it What it Is that a more apt name for the conflict is either “The Great Collapse” or “The Great Nobody-Did-a-Blasted-Thing”.
Green Hollows–on the continent of Dang, the country north and west of the Killridge Mountains. The Green Hollows is a land of lush hills and valleys where countless fruit orchards are tended by the Hollowsfolk. The men of the Hollows are famous for their muscle and toughness, while the women are fair and graceful and no less tough (though much less muscular). The Hollowsfolk take their gaming quite seriously and hold a yearly series of contests of strength and endurance called the Banick Durga. The southeastern border of the Green Hollows is plagued by Ridgerunners, who never tire in their attempt to steal fruit.