Welcome to Hulneth Island the home of Joe MacBain and Nyah Coultrain, This is a guide to the physical layout of the island and where we are upon it. Hulneth is located in the north of Gor, far off the coast of Kassua and level with Helmsport. It is in the shipping lanes but is the most southern of the Torvaldian islands. We live on the south tip of the island in a farmstead with mountains to both sides.
There are two ways to make the approach, one is by sea to the beach and the other is by foot from the north of the island past the forest to a small mountain gap that leads from the rear of the farmstead.
As you approach by sea you would need to be in a serpent class or for the larger ships you would need to anchor off and row in to the beach to prevent getting stuck on the sandbanks.
Our beach is not that of a tropical island, it is pebble and shale, some 700 yards across with a mild incline to the grassy top. The beach is rather short at high tide with a jetty, made of wood that runs from the middle of the beach into the sea to make it easier to load and unload cargo. During low tide the jetty runs just into the sea. At the top of the jetty is our main guard hut, the home of Olaf the guard. He watches over the property, at night he can be made out by the small fire he keeps burning outside his hut for night sailors.
This is a large patch, by Torv standards, made fertile by the warm swell of water from Torvalds stream. It is divided into two, but not equal parts, by a pebble path. On the right, as you walk up from the beach, is a large easy flowing wild flower meadow. The previous owner being gone for a long time, this property has run wild some but has been cut back a little by our working here. The meadow is a host to many of the plants of Gor and those of Earth. There are a few well-scattered trees on the meadow for shade in the summer and perhaps picnics come tree climbing for the little ones. To give a view to the size of the land I will tell you that the path that leads from the main house, at the top of the property, to the beach jetty is one passang (1-mile ish). Some 700 yards across by 1 passang in depth gives a rough idea, the land is not a rectangle but an oval shape as the mountains hug the sides.
Along the path are cabins, various sizes that dot along up the main path on both the meadow side and the field side. Some signs of previous ownership as they are all old and weathered and not made fresh by my family. To your left side is, what will be, the planting and grazing field. The lower part towards the beach is for the main crop, with top sections fenced off for the animals.
At the top of the path is our house and I will talk a little about that later. To the right side of the house past a section of densely cover trees is a hot spring and waterfall. It is not a far walk from the Guest cabins and a good way to relax at the end of a hard day. The waterfall is one the great natural sights that we have here, in the full winter this even freezes for a fantastic view of the ice falls.
So a fine welcome to the beauty of The Isle of Hulneth and we hope you enjoy the stay. Coz if you don't......speak to Olaf in ourcomplaints deparment!
The hot natural spring is cooled down a little by the flow of the waterfall that comes down with the melting of the snow on the mountain top. As you can see above the springs is surrounded by a group of trees to preserve the modisty of the Free Women that bath. If you see a sword at the side, dug in the ground, it means that the spring is 'occupied'.
On the left of the house are the heart and soul of the Despoiler House, the store barn full of the trade goods as well as the sleen pen! Behind this is the mountain pass, from there you can enter the middle section of the island to the small forest, small compared to the Great Northern Forest but ample for the needs of hunting and lumbar that our farm requires.
All the land runs slightly up hill towards the main house where you find the home of Joe and Nyah. An old wooden house with a solid plate wood door made from the docks of Scagnar as a gift. Everything is simple in design and a complete layout will not be given at this point as I am changing what it was to what we want with DIY. There is a large wooden front porch with a few steps that lead up the railed porch area. Here Joe and Nyah sit most nights to enjoy the sunset that the view provides after a long hard day of working the land, fighting in spars or simply sorting out the animals. This is the where; weather permitting, Joe and Nyah would normally greet you. The property is protected by two things, Olaf the main guard and by ‘warrior’ a 900lb, 18 foot female forest sleen devoted to the Despoiler family.