Hullo all - as Creepside historians continue to delve deeper into the storied past of the Crickhollow 'moors, it is important that we average creeplings remain aware of the newest findings - to that end, I present to you a list of vital locations within the 'moors. Following is your basic 'moors location-literacy list:
Fort Rocky: The modest pile of boulders standing nearest to the GV steps - Tim the Timid Troll once made these rocks his summer abode, until obnoxious Elven freepses moved in and ruined his chateau's real-estate value. While the rocks are now abandoned, we loyal creeplings remember the suffering of Tim, 'moors monarch of old, as he was forced to relocate (and because of this, shall defend these rocks to the last).
Fort Two-twigs (FTT): A lesser known tree-top hide-away, this outpost's exact location within the Steps of Gram is a... well... somewhat known and less-than-vehemently guarded secret. While impressive to behold and mildly effective for confusicating the unwary freep, prolonged combat within the fort is not advised, as with the proper application of one or two fire-rk's, the trees more or less become massive toasting-sticks for creep-smoars.
Fort Pebbles: This heap of craggy stone is all the remains to recall Tim's once great amphitheater; today, creeps use the shelter of it's... rock... to take shelter from the inevitable hoard of hunters in GV. It is also nifty for pretending to run away or generally be less aggressive during camps. The adept burglar will exploit the unwary creep's sense of complacency here, and thus I would recommend afk'ing whilst lying down in...
LoS Forest: This ancient wood, or perhaps more accurately, smattering of 6 or 7 trees, is a handy-dandy way of surviving even the most dismal odds. Rapidly kiting between these trees allows for constant breaking of LoS, granting defilers and savvy war leaders nigh on invulnerability against ranged classes (*Beware SW). While healers may take advantage of this position to stay alive while waiting for their wiped raid to return, it is of note that even new, unranked, support/damage creeps can use line of sight to their advantage! Being a tree-hugger has never been better, so be sure to pay these ancient... sapling/cedar things a visit when your leaders asks you to stop standing in....
Fort Grassy: Plain and simple, this is the grassy expanse between Fort Rocky and Fort Pebbles where things can either go quite nicely, or quickly turn sour, for GV campers. Excessive exposure to ranged combined with lethal npcs makes this pleasant prairie a high-risk/high-reward spot.
The Magic Island: Known only to those intrepid creeps studied in the lore of Tim, this island offers a rewarding vantage point and a nigh-impregnable position for BA/Defi/Weaver or any freep who manages to jump up (it's quite doable, but requires imagination). Unfortunately, we have yet to see a freep come within 100m. Maybe one day.
Less Important Things:
GV: Glan Vraig
TR: Tirith Rhaw
Hop/IHop: Hithlad Outpost
AEOP: Areador's End Outpost
IP/IOP: Isendeep Outpost
ROP: River Outpost
Mine: Place we are pretty sure still exists, but haven't actually checked since U16.
DG: Dar Gazag
OR: Ost Ringdyr (DG/OR hold relics and tasty items)
DOF: Delving of Fror
Grams: Shouldn't have to explain this.
TA: Tol Ascarnen
GG: Place where we used to have fun.
Bear Valley: Occasionally freeps push out of GV. They might run through here.
Eagle Valley: To the north of GV steps, running parallel to the protected freep-backdoor-path heading to OR
C/P/G "Keep Acronym:" Iterations of the crude/poor/good map to any of these locations. LC is usually "grim," so, for example: map "pgrim" or "gg" (<- we wish)
LoS: Line of Sight: That which only cruel rk's can ignore with SW. Kite trees for dayz.
Common Decency: Underrated but encouraged trait of having fun whilst avoiding all QQ (excepting sarcastic QQ).
Thanks to freeps and creeps for fun action recently!
Gathfaz R10 BA and subsequent Gath's*:
(and some freepish things of questionable motive on passes).
Counseling Distressed Campers and Campee's since 1782