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There has to be more to Godville than the heroic diary portrays. That much is clear from the many Chronicles, the contents of the Forum, and the various extra-Godville meeting places Godville deities gather. This "more" takes the form in GodWiki of sidelong references to the people, publications, governments, and groups that may be a part of the landscape outside of heroic scope-- the "lore" of GodWiki. Here, you can find that lore gathered from the Artifact articles, Equipment articles, Skill articles, Quest articles, Tavern articles, and Monster articles. There is more lore in the Town and Territories articles that has not been gathered here.

Please, feel free to use this resource to add your own lore to your articles. The pieces are organized by type, and then by location from inner-spiral to outer-spiral. It's all free to use, whether you want to reference the entities listed here, add book citations attributed to some of the presses, or create entirely new lore entries!

Table of Contents
  1. Academic Institutions and Community Presses
  2. Godville Bureaucracy
  3. Periodicals and Entertainment
  4. Community Groups
  5. Religious and Semi-Religious Facilities and Organizations

Academic Institutions and Community Presses

So you're wondering what Godville's higher education systems, book publishing industry, libraries, and museums look like? You've found them! There are always more to discover, but here's a good start for any grand spiral tour of places to learn and things to read.

In Godville City

  • Godville University is the oldest of the Godville institutes of higher education, and rests in a prime neighborhood near Temple Row in the middle of the city. It is also home to the city guard training academy, as well as the Rowntree Criminal and Forensic Science Center, named for the famous Arthur "Tables" Rowntree. Seekers of celebrity academicians will be pleased to know that his descendant, Professor M. Rowntree, still teaches CRIM 340 in the auditorium each semester on Monday at noon.
    • Professor Narutobi Grimm presently resides as the tenured head of the fables and literature research department.
    • Prior to their recognition as monsters and the striking of their names from the record, many of Godville's Mad Scientists studied and worked for G.U. Among their published works that are now only found in the G.U. archives are:
      • "The Philosophy of Rapture"
      • The Dark Pages of the Dark Ages
      • "Gods: Fact or Myth?"
      • How I Saw the Future
      • The Art of the Mad Laugh
  • University of the Random is a higher education institution designed for working professionals and those whose work requires a lot of travel. While nominally a correspondence course provider for tax purposes, U. of R. maintains a campus in every town, each with an identical copy of each student's work. Students are welcome to stop in at any campus at any time to submit or retrieve new study materials. Peripatetic professors-- such as Dr. S. Hammer, professor of divinity and oratory-- may tender their "publish or perish" work to the care of any campus administration, who will see that it gets printed and distributed to academic libraries. Published works cited on GodWiki include:
    • Charteris, Dr. Retief. "Morphology and Effects of Chaotic Phenomena: Fruits of Labor." University of the Random - Egopolis Campus. Egopolis, 1502 g.e. -- The published field work of one of Godville's roaming scientists (who has not yet been declared a Mad Scientist, thank goodness).
  • Godville Printing Press, Inc. specializes in stickers. All stickers. Only stickers. Puffy stickers, scratch'n'sniff stickers, bumper stickers... if there is a sticker on the rump of an unfortunate Trojan Horse, it probably came from Godville Printing Press, Inc.

In Simpletown

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Bumchester

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Last Resort

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Next Station

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Beerburgh

  • Beerburgh Community College has an unfair reputation as somehow substandard when compared to four-year universities. But that can't be true; why would Professor Oregon Treadwell, who has earned the triple crown of a doctorate of philosophy, a doctorate of medicine, and a doctorate of law, work there if it was? And why would he have his august Beerburgh Order of Guided Ushabti Studies (BOGUS) meet somewhere where it would not have access to anything less than the most up-to-date research equipment? And indeed, funding to purchase resources may not be an issue, as several prominent tavern owners and the Brewer's Association of Beerburgh are rumored to donate to Beerburgh's foremost educational institution.
  • Beerburgh's Brewer Publishers is an independent printing shop that devotes itself to printing materials about brewing or written by brewers. As a sideline, it also prints most tavern menues. Materials published by BBP and cited on the GodWiki are:
    • Craftbeer, Lara. Extreme Brewing: Into the Wild and Beyond. Beerburgh's Brewer Publishers. Beerburgh, 2017 g.e. -- Lara Craftbeer's seminal work that stretches the boundaries of what can be called "beer" and how it can be brewed. It is said that Lady Dianne de la Fossey consulted on the recipes included in this book.

In Healiopolis

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Unsettlement

  • Unsettlement Printing Press prints general knowledge material in a wide range of subjects. Possibly due to Unsettlement's unusual copyright laws, this press never dates its print runs, and only sporadically ascribes pressings to itself in the books; many of the undated books referenced in GodWiki that are not handwritten or kept in archives can be reasonably assumed to be the work of Unsettlement Printing Press. If you can catch the press archivists at the offices, they are usually willing and helpful in determining if a given work is from the Unsettlement Printing Press production line. Confirmed books from the Unsettlement Printing Press catalogue currently cited on the GodWiki are:
    • McPherson, John E. The Best of Godville's Beer. Unsettlement Printing Press. Unsettlement. -- A travelogue-style guide to the various beers brewed and offered in Godville's taverns.
    • Harper, Lexie. Whatever Weather. Unsettlement Printing Press. Unsettlement. -- A subject matter expert's beginner's guide to feline-based meteorological study.
    • Harper, Lexie. Whether the Weather be Wet or Dry. Unsettlement Printing Press. Unsettlement. -- A further expansion for experts on the science of feline meteorology.
    • Assorted Authors, It Was a Dark and Bureaucratic Night: Collected Stories of the Godville Diplomatic Corps. Unsettlement Printing Press. Unsettlement. -- A frequently updated and reissued anthology of diplomatic anecdotes from ambassadors and cultural attaches working in either the central Godville Diplomatic Corps or in the consular outpost in Unsettlement.

In Trollbridge

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Herowin

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Los Demonos

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In El Herado

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Monsterdam

  • North Southwestern Monsterdam College is the academic home of adventurer and professor of archeology Jimothy Twaddle III, who refuses to accept the name change the college recently underwent and so still calls it "Monsterdam University." The course catalogue is suspiciously heavy in musical studies, but the dean cannot be reached for comment at this time.

In Tradeburg

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Quirkytown

  • Quirkytown Publications is the go-to press for history researchers and enthusiasts. Already well known for its multi-volume encyclopedic anthologies, Quirkytown Publishing went on to cement its place in the hearts of those living in the Greater Godville Metropolitan Area by signing an exclusive contract with Madeline Wilcox and creating its "Famous" collectible libraries. Quirkytown publications cited on GodWiki to date are:
    • Wilcox, Madeline J. Famous Thieves of Godville's History, Volume 3: 2600-2401 b.g.e. Quirkytown Publications. Quirkytown, 1985 g.e.
    • Wilcox, Madeline J. Famous Cats of Godville's History, Volume 7: 2600-2401 b.g.e. Quirkytown Publications. Quirkytown, 1985 g.e.

In Los Adminos

  • Los Adminos School for the Mentally Uninhibited is... different. Though it has not yet appeared to publish any works cited on the GodWiki, or generated any literately-inclined adventurers, it shows great promise. And makes people who live nearby quite nervous.

In Nothingham

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Bosswell

  • Bosswell Archives is a mysterious place. Little information is currently available about it, because it is jealously guarded by a rotation of formidable and forbidding boss monsters. Rumors are that one of the pre-eminent scholars in Godville has managed to venture inside, but The Rumor Mill refuses to disclose the scholar's identity.

In San Satanos

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Egopolis

  • Egopolis Institute of Anthropology stands stately in the community park in Egopolis, and devotes its hallowed halls to the study of Ancient Egoptian history and culture. It maintains an extensive collection of papyrus artifacts, rivaled in cultural importance only by the Archives of the Cave of the Weak-Witted Oracle or the document trove at the monastery by Blood-Curdling Stream. Researchers who visit the Institute may expect to encounter the following people in the halls and labs:
    • Vache Q. Picard, Egoptologist.
    • Douglas Lovebird, scholar extraordinaire.

In Godvillewood

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Herolympus

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Dogville

  • University of Dogville is so much more than an obedience school. Heroes and heroines, whether of the human or canine persuasion, can freely attend to gain their higher education in a number of subjects at this institution, thanks to a generous donation by Sir Lincoln Leichester, a renowned dog in Dogville.

In Anville

  • Anville Press is a start-up printing press in a storefront in Anville. It has a developing catalogue of hardbound materials (really hardbound, as binding materials are largely composed of iron) in various subjects. Current materials published by the Anville Press and cited on GodWiki are:
    • Atkinson, Tea-Grace. No Hanky-Panky with that Pinky! (And other tips on Steeping Over the Line). Anville Press. Anville. -- Consulted by the Tea Rex, its fans, and its hunters, this excellent work is described as a favorite household reference on all things high tea.
    • "The Intellect of the Beerwolf is a Myth." 1011 g.e. -- Representing the pro-hero camp of the Beerwolf vs. Hero conflict.
    • "The Intellect of the Beerwolf is NOT a goddamn Myth." 1051 g.e. -- Representing the pro-beerwolf camp of the Beerwolf vs. Hero conflict.

In Monstro City

  • Library of Monstro City is a relatively recent addition to Godville's community of local libraries, but it has already marked itself as specializing in "please touch" exhibits and other hands-on experiences. So far, its shows and exhibits as noted in the GodWiki have been:
    • Revelations of the High Street Dig Tablets. Temporary exhibit in the Library of Monstro City, curated by Vector Field University, 3000 g.e.
  • University of Monstro City has a student population that is 89% monster. The other 11% is largely actuaries, because of its excellent business and mathematics programs.

In Bad Gateway

  • Library of Bad Gateway is home to the largest collection and archive of Godville's historical texts, and the Godville Atomic Clock. The Annex to the Library at Bad Gateway was built after a fire, to separate the combustible media from the non-combustible media, in an effort to reduce damage to both and provide a specialized argon fire suppression system for preventing another incident. Preserved in Bad Gateway and cited in the GodWiki are:
    • History and Influence of Forsaken Champions in Godville. 2951 g.e.
    • Records and Statistics of Godbusters' Roles in Dungeons of Godville. 2345 g.e.

In Deville

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Lostway

  • Lostway Academy raises eyebrows within the academic community, since it is technically a preparatory school for students who have not yet graduated to university studies but it performs and publishes research like a university because it is also a magnet school for Godville's best and brightest. Organizations and people involved with the academy who appear on the GodWiki are:
    • Lostway Academy Cryptid Extension (LACE) -- This separately-housed department hosts student enthusiasts researching the habits and behaviors of the most reclusive monsters.
    • Dr. Remington Chantilly -- Faculty leader of LACE and eminent cryptozoologist.
      • Chantilly, Dr. Remington. "Djinni and Genies: Their Habitats (a Map)," Lostway Academy Press. Lostway. -- This publication is more of an atlas than a map, and provides details on the particular genies and habitats in paragraphs of insets and marginalia. No date is included with this citation, usually, because Dr. Chantilly releases an updated version every two years g.e.
      • Chantilly, Dr. Remington. "Psychology of a Sip: What's in an Exclamation Pint?" The Lostway Academy Bulletin. Lostway, 947 g.e. -- This peer-reviewed article detailing the findings of a multi-year study of exclamation pints conducted by Lostway Academy students has been recognized as the definitive work about that particular artifact.
    • Simandovich, Riley -- Teacher of physics and applied mathematics.

In Unspecifiedistan

  • Unspecifiedistan University is known less for its role as an academic institution (even though it does have the premier typographical and graphical design, leather crafting, and archival arts programs in all of Godville) as for its role as an academic press. The Unspecifiedistan University Press prints all first editions, special editions, and academically acclaimed editions at its central location in Unspecifiedistan, but it also maintains an imprint in Los Adminos that handles small-batch print runs, vanity editions, and pamphlet pressings. The current catalogue of items printed by the Unspecifiedistan University Press that are referenced in GodWiki is:
    • De la Fossey, Lady Dianne. Grizzlies in the Mist. Unspecifiedistan University Press. Unspecifiedistan, 1982 g.e. -- This is partly a monograph, partly a travelogue, partly an annotated journal of Lady de la Fossey's explorations of Godville in search of ursine species like the Beer Cub. It is one of her most acclaimed works.
    • De la Fossey, Lady Dianne. A Practical Manual to Zoology: How to Avoid Bites, Stings, and Scratches. Unspecifiedistan University Press. Unspecifiedistan, 1980 g.e. -- This is a field guide to zoological and cryptological processes and studies.
    • On Barbeerian Culture: The Impacts of Social Contracts on Genetic Drift. Unspecifiedistan University Press (Imprint). Los Adminos, 2741 g.e. -- This study, despite not being claimed by its author, is one of the reference works most cited by students and researchers on Venn diagrammatic species like Barbeerians.
    • Picard, Vache Q. Valley of the Blings. Unspecifiedistan University Press. Unspecifiedistan, 1958 g.e. -- This is an academic survey of the Ancient Egoptian late period burial complex.
    • Simons, Dr. Blythe. Folklore and Traditions of Godville. Unspecifiedistan University Press. Unspecifiedistan, 3010 g.e. -- This is a text book for beginning students of the anthropology of Godville. It provides a very basic understanding of some of the quirkiest folklore and traditions that have been adopted by small groups of human residents, and serves as a jumping-off point for future in-depth studies.

In Dessertown

  • Dessertown Military History Museum honors and generates displays about all of Godville's more bellicose history outside of the Arena, but prefers to focus on the battlefields surrounding Dessertown proper. It is famous for its grand processional walkway lined with heroic bronze statues of military figures facing off across the flagstones as they did across the wars of the past. Among these bronzes are:
    • Emperor Nap-Oleo, the 590 g.e. military master who nearly conquered all of Godville.
    • General Francis van Illa, who led the Dessertown Army in preserving their home against Nap-Oleo by burning the crops and salting the fields.
    • Rex the Magnificent, who not only carried his hero onto the field of battle, but carried on to command and win the entire 934 g.e. campaign when said hero fell in a drunken stupor.

In Herostan

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Newland

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Roflopolis

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Heisenburg

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In Laplandville

None noted yet. Maybe a GodWiki traveler will find some, soon.

In the Territories

  • Vector Field University is a technical university that most focuses on the sciences and crafts. It also formed a specialty department dedicated to the study of non-biological and science-based monsters. It has a small press located on campus, strictly for publishing the required thesis and optional articles of all of its students. The catalogue of Vector Field University Press publications currently cited on GodWiki is:
    • Van Der Schlossen, Dr. S. The Expanded Ushabti Myth. Vector Field University Press. Vector Field, 3002 g.e. -- This is Dr. Van Der Schlossen's thesis on the Beer Golem and other clay-based and sculpted monsters.
  • The Doctor Academy trains medical personnel, and maintains the "Reasons Heroes Are Stitched Up" Guide. It is also the leading institution currently studying "Drunken Pride Syndrome," which causes heroes and heroines to pay full price on a bar tab, rather than questioning outrageous prices or attempting to bargain a better deal. Most of the doctors who train at the academy and choose not to go into medical research perform their residencies in either Godville General Hospital or Dogville Trauma Hospital, and then open practices in one of the many towns along the spiral road.

Godville Bureaucracy

What keeps Godville running, other than deities and heroes? This section is devoted to what we know of Godville's government, including the nationalized healthcare system backstopped by heroic beer-spending budgets.

In Godville City

  • The Office of the Mayor of Godville only governs the area of the immediate city, and is generally subordinate to the national governmental structures that colocate in the city. However, it does directly control harbor, construction, combat, and trade bureaus within the city.
  • The Godville Constitution is not often referenced in the GodWiki. Beyond the well-known "right to bear arms" governing heroic equipment, information on this illustrious document is scarce. From what we can collect, it provides for the following governmental structures that have the following attributes:
    • The Godville Supreme Court oversees the whole Greater Godville Metropolitan Area judicial system. There is a circuit for each of the towns, but the numerical ordering has gotten completely confused as new settlements were founded between old ones and Heisenburg became locationally unstable. In the annals of GodWiki, the noted courts have been:
      • Monstro City 12th Circuit Court which used to be in the Courthouse, which has since been destroyed in reaction to citizen disgust over:
        • Amateur Naturalists' Khlub (ANKh) vs. Amateur Naturists' Club (ANC) which began as a trademark infringement case, and ended with naturists invading all Monstro City public areas and naturalists going insane and trying to duel the naturists after one sat on a bird.
      • Bad Gateway 2nd Circuit Court which usually hosts the cases represented by the Flawyer and a team of barbeerians.
        • Hon. Maria Rotunda is the presiding judge over most civil and criminal cases in Bad Gateway.
    • The Godville Legislature operates on a bill system. Its accomplishments noted in the GodWiki include:
      • Passage of the Endangered Species Act Protection for Moose in response to the Moose Ultimatum (1500 g.e.).
  • Godville Secret Police are [REDACTED].
    • Jane Smith, Chief Analyst, has been instrumental in establishing the crime patterns of several evilly inclined monsters.
    • Det. Sherlock Clouseau is a steady type of investigator, if a little prone to stating the obvious as though it is a revelation of the rarest sort.
    • Uses Form 1V-5c: Evidence Storage-- [Description of Evidence], which often proves to be the most detailed and succinct description of a given artifact, if that artifact has ever been involved in a crime.
  • Godville General Hospital is a facility that participates in the national healthcare system in Godville. Surgeons, chirurgeons, therapists, and psychologists that work there fully acknowledge that the nationalization of healthcare only works because heroes and heroines are so profligate in their spending on beer that bartenders have no way to spend all of the money, so don't even care about a 75% tax rate on their businesses. The healthcare providers generally also participate in privatized healthcare, which usually consists of subscriber services for merchants and the occasional influential guild.
  • Godville Office of Health and Safety Standards (GOHSS) is the office responsible for monitoring working conditions and product quality in all manufactory institutions throughout the greater Godville metropolitan area. Villages and hamlets that burn to the ground very often have been hosting illicit industries not registered with GOHSS. It also hosts a complaint line for heroes and heroines who have acquired substandard artifacts and wish to register protests against the manufacturer or the trader that sold the item. The "best" complaints get immortalized in a binder on the reception desk. The office motto is, "Without us, you would all be GOHSS-ts."
  • Godville Ministry of Disruption Prevention (GDP) monitors all artifacts, equipment, and skills for unduly disruptive influences to Godville's economy, culture, or traffic patterns, and moves to ameliorate any problems. Its acronym is unfortunately common, so referring to it as "the GDP" will sometimes cause people to mistake it for the Godville Domestic Product (GDP) or a Godville Defense Priority (GDP). To be fair, all acts or items the ministry determines to be disruptive, it also labels as defense priorities, so multiple GDPs are rather synonymous.
  • Godville Diplomatic Corps (GDC) maintains its central headquarters in the city of Godville and has built a consular outpost in Unsettlement. Its diplomats regularly publish their adventures in the GDC's beloved chronicular book, It Was a Dark and Bureaucratic Night: Collected Stories of the Godville Diplomatic Corps.
  • Godville Department of Monster Zoology (DMZ) is the governmental entity responsible for coordinating the efforts of various universities in the study of monsters and cryptids, and publishing travel warnings and monster guides. The department also partly directs private research by offering targeted grants and scholarships. Since Godville does not presently contain a de-militarized zone, there have been no acronym conflicts noted to date.
  • Godville Dog Pound was initially a matter of contention between Godville city and Dogville city, as Dogville was concerned the entity represented prejudice against and unlawful imprisonment of Dogville citizens. In more recent years, however, the "D.P." has become the premier entity providing truancy, skip-tracing, and runaway retrieval services to Dogville.
  • Godville Patent and Trademark Office is the most reliable agency for anyone who desires a complete accounting of all artifacts, equipment, shops, and taverns in the entirety of Godville. Every inventor, merchant, well-cleaner, armorer, and barkeep who knows what's good for him, her, or it registers all operational new goods and trademarkable concepts with this office. Otherwise, the Godville Fraud Prevention Agency can't do a blessed thing about generic or bootleg versions of these same things proliferating.
  • Bureau of Monster Names studies, verifies, and registers all species of monsters in Godville. Simple concept, lots of time and paperwork.
  • Godville Fraud Prevention Agency (GFPA) is located at 209 South Ridge Avenue, Godville. Private citizens may apply for a full list of free GFPA informational materials available to merchants and tavern-keepers, which focus on the identification, reduction, and prevention of black market and bootleg artifacts.
  • Godville Department of Fight Science (GDFS) is the governmental entity most closely involved with the DMZ, and generally works to ascertain and record the best contra-cryptid techniques for each monster. These it publishes in pamphlet form, and occasionally passes along in training sessions.
  • Godville Bank has gone through so many cycles of privatization and nationalization that nobody knows quite whether it's governmental or corporate, anymore. Least of all the heroes and heroines who store their retirement gold there.

In Simpletown

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Bumchester

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Last Resort

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Next Station

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Beerburgh

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Healiopolis

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Unsettlement

  • Godville Diplomatic Corps (GDC) maintains its central headquarters in the city of Godville and has built a consular outpost in Unsettlement. Its diplomats regularly publish their adventures in the GDC's beloved chronicular book, It Was a Dark and Bureaucratic Night: Collected Stories of the Godville Diplomatic Corps.

In Trollbridge

  • The Office of the Mayor of Trollbridge (not surprisingly) tends to focus on community works and public use structures. It has a heavy emphasis on engineering and licensing governance.

In Herowin

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Los Demonos

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In El Herado

  • El Herado City Council is one of the very few town governmental bodies not led by a mayor. Despite the town it runs having a reputation for competing with Herolympus in catering to the rich and retired, the El Herado City Council is surprisingly egalitarian. Just... don't move the gold brick being used as a council chambers door stop; all of the councillors get very upset if that gold brick disappears.

In Monsterdam

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Tradeburg

  • Tradeburg City Council is one of the few town governmental bodies that does not operate with a mayor in the lead. Some in Tradeburg claim that having a council reduces corruption because there is no single point of failure. Others in Tradeburg claim the council was put in place to increase corruption by allowing special interest groups to place their preferred candidates in power. Both viewpoints cite Mickael "Shifty" Long, a former Tradeburg City Councilor, as proof of their operating theories. But whether corrupt or not, there is no arguing that the council is one of the busiest and most productive governmental bodies in Godville. It has to be, with business in its jurisdiction that is influenced by the Caravanserai.
  • Tradeburg Police take most of the burden off of the town guard in Tradeburg, and have a long history of open cooperation with the Godville Secret Police. Whether the Tradeburg Police receive reciprocal open cooperation is a matter up for debate. The most hazardous duty that the Tradeburg Police tend to face is on the semi-regular calls to resolve issues at the Caravanserai.

In Quirkytown

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Los Adminos

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Nothingham

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Bosswell

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In San Satanos

  • The Office of the Mayor of San Satanos strives to maintain order in the city. It makes a lot of local ordinances, but its level of successful function depends on the subject matter of the given ordinance.

In Egopolis

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Godvillewood

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Herolympus

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Dogville

  • Dogville Trauma Hospital began as a frontier medical institution overseen by the Dogville city guard, but it has since become a premier mid-spiral trauma hospital for the treatment of all species along the spiral road. It is still called a "trauma" hospital because it treats the majority of innocent bystanding monsters who get caught in boss fights or deific influences along the gold road.

In Anville

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Monstro City

  • The Office of the Mayor of Monstro City was originally located in the City Hall and Courthouse complex, but was shifted to the historic estate holdings of the Lord Master of Disaster after ANKh v. ANC got out of hand and the Monstro City residents put a citizens' condemnation order on the defiled governmental complex. The City Hall and Courthouse have since been torn down, and the site covered over with sod bearing many signs stating, "No Naturists or Naturalists Allowed!" One of the positive developments of the Office of the Mayor's move to the preserved property was the blessing of size. The Office of the Mayor no longer needs to shred its documents at the end of the week, so now maintains a repository open to the public in pursuit of the Mayor's policy of transparency in government. Next door to the repository, the Mayor has installed her private book collection slated to be donated to the public on her death. Resources under the care of the Office of the Mayor of Monstro City that have been cited on the GodWiki include:
    • Cryptozoology and You: Volume 8, Artifice and Edifice, Third Edition. Private Collection of the Mayor of Monstro City.

In Bad Gateway

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Deville

  • The Office of the Mayor of Deville was first occupied by a lady with a fondness for furs, so visitors and license applicants may expect to see a lot of leather-based furniture. However, this has no impact on the level of function of the office. It is highly efficient.

In Lostway

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Unspecifiedistan

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Dessertown

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Herostan

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Newland

We don't know how this place works (or even if it does). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

In Roflopolis

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In Heisenburg

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In Laplandville

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In the Territories

We don't know how these places work (or even if they do). Perhaps someone on GodWiki who visits there will tell us.

Periodicals and Entertainment

While heroes and heroines make do with beer, bands, and the occasional beer magazine, the traders, bar tenders, doctors, nurses, armor smiths, wandering masters, and other people in Godville need additional things to entertain them. In this section, you can find everything we know about the magazines, newspapers, theatres, and (future) television options available.

In Godville City

  • Godville Times TV is preparing material for a technology strongly indicated as eventually emerging and overtaking stage performances. It already has a program line-up, with prime time content and advertisements to include:
    • "How Tall are these Monsters? Let's Find Out." -- This is a reality show involving encounters and size mismatches between monsters and humans.
    • 3 AM to 4 AM is reserved for Colonial Penny Life Insurance advertisements and infomercials.
    • "Good Morning, Middle Earth" -- Slated to be a Godville-wide news-and-variety show to watch while drinking morning beverages.
    • "Herolympus In the Morning" -- Tailored for vacationing retirees in Herolympus, this show will include news, event, and exercise segments.
    • "Orcah Grintree Show" -- A talk show starring everyone's favorite celebrity Mermelly, live from the Qu'tox Ocean.
  • The Gladiators' Yearbook publishes annually and, like academic yearbooks, contains a few articles of general interest alongside the images documenting the year's arena gladiators and their most dramatic fights. The following articles became well-enough known outside of gladiatorial circles to be cited on GodWiki:
    • "The Story of our Favorite Pub," Gladiators' Yearbook, g.e. 2000, Vol. III. Godville.

In Simpletown

Don't these people get bored? What do they do for entertainment there? Can you tell us?

In Bumchester

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In Last Resort

  • Young Heroics is the premier children's magazine in Godville. It publishes weekly, and many adults consider it a better place to get news than even the Godville Times. The delivery and distribution of the magazine is entirely handled by kids, though they unfortunately need grown-ups to run the presses and write the articles. Nothing's ever perfect, is it? The following issues and articles have made a splash on the GodWiki:
    • Issue 38, Last Resort, 3120 g.e.

In Next Station

Don't these people get bored? What do they do for entertainment there? Can you tell us?

In Beerburgh

  • Food Fight Quarterly covers all things food, from the comfort to the gourmet. With recipes, reviews, and pictures of when the foodies let fly, this thumb-thick magazine published four times yearly is the go-to for perfect entertainment-- whether that involves reading it or rolling it up and thwacking the nearest idiot. Articles and issues cited on GodWiki include:
    • "But Who Batters the Batterer? A Report from the Beerburghian Underbelly." Food Fight Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 3.
  • Brewing Studies Journal began as an academic journal, but once the editors discovered that most of the "peers" that could "review" the "articles" were of a heroic persuasion, it quickly degenerated into a combination travel magazine and "how to" guide. It remains the most prestigious and widely-read magazine in Beerburgh, though, and every brewer worth his or her hops has a subscription. GodWiki cites the following editions and articles:
    • Brewing Studies Journal Vol. 6, Issue III.
  • Beerburgh Beauty is a glamor magazine that publishes monthly and presents the annual "Best of Beauty Award" to the most effective beauty treatment artifacts and skills of each year.

In Healiopolis

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In Unsettlement

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In Trollbridge

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In Herowin

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In Los Demonos

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In El Herado

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In Monsterdam

  • The Monsterdam Times prints several times weekly, but hasn't yet worked itself up to daily.

In Tradeburg

  • Tradeburg Times Magazine is one of those magazines that tries to be business-oriented, but somehow only ever seems to get read for its "Style Guide" section. It offers an annual "Editor's Choice" award, but the presenting editor always does so with a sour disposition.

In Quirkytown

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In Los Adminos

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In Nothingham

  • Daily Maily Dale is a popular newspaper, stood up in direct competition with the Godville Times. It has a slightly larger focus on celebrity reporting, but has been considered valuable as a barometer for public opinion, based on its widely accessible "Letters to the Editor" section.

In Bosswell

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In San Satanos

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In Egopolis

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In Godvillewood

  • Today's Godvillewood Woman is a magazine focused on women's interests that publishes twice weekly. It offers a "Readers Choice Award" to whatever the readers darned well please.

In Herolympus

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In Dogville

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In Anville

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In Monstro City

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In Bad Gateway

  • What Beer? Monthly always causes long lines at the Post Office whenever a new issue gets printed, as heroes and heroines everywhere flood in to retrieve their copies from post office boxes, and then move to complain when they forget that the post office workers need an opportunity to actually place the magazines in the boxes. Honestly, it's worse than the day the pensioners get their checks delivered. Elsewhere, monks and nuns have to race to the mail box if they want a chance to read it before it vanishes into the champion's ark, never to be seen again. And what guild hall does not have a round dozen delivered each month? So it is no surprise that some of the articles have been cited on the GodWiki:
    • "The Latest and Greatest," What Beer? Monthly, January edition. Bad Gateway, 2789 g.e.

In Deville

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In Lostway

  • Lostway Theater Production Corp presents many quirky plays and musicals, just not Godville: the Musical. Lostway Theater's best-known productions tend to be:
    • "Romeo and Juliet" as witnessed by Juliet's pet orangutan (31 seasons).
    • "What I Told my Mother to Get Out of Doing the Dishes," a rollicking romp and frolicking farce set in the streets and thatched rooftops of Herostan (68 seasons).

In Unspecifiedistan

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In Dessertown

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In Herostan

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In Newland

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In Roflopolis

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In Heisenburg

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In Laplandville

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In the Territories

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Community Groups

Wait! Wait! Heroes and heroines belong to guilds! What does everyone else belong to? Find out here, in the generally comprehensive list of Godville's professional clubs, amateur clubs, societies, and causes.

In Godville City

  • Potters' Guild of Godville (PoGOG) is an informal standards and training group of those who make their living in functional and decorative ceramics. Members generally supply containers for medicines and potions, but master potters pay their annual dues in the forms of fresh Klein bottles and new takes on the traditional Bertrand's teapot, and apprentice potters restock rooms of pots and amphora for heroes to smash. For general reference and the amusement of its members PoGOG maintains a small collection of texts on subjects related to the guild's craft. Works from this archive currently cited on the GodWiki are:
    • The Clay Boy, and Other Stories of Rampaging Porcelain, fifth scroll, with accompanying commentary.
    • The Practical Guide to Mystical Ceramics, hndwritten.
    • Old Redshirt's Book of Practical Golems, now adapted into a popular musical, libretticized by the incomparable Android Webber.
  • The Society for the Protection of the Monster, also commonly referred to as "monsters' rights activists," is a the Greater Godville Metropolitan Area's pre-eminent protest, reference, and pamphlet organization on behalf of the health and well-being of monsters everywhere. The president of the society, Laqueesha Halahir, personally tracks the Highly Scientific Hero Failing Statistic (H.S.H.F.S). Under the umbrella of the Society are several specialized subgroups:
    • The Monsters of Godville Foundation, in addition to advocating for monsters' rights, funds several scholarships for young monsters furthering their educations in various fight sciences.
    • Mammoth Rights Activists place a special valuation on the several species of Mammoths living throughout Godville. After all, wouldn't it be a tragedy if they went extinct and we had to clone them from deteriorated DNA? What a horrible, empty world that would be.
  • The Society of Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons is a professional organization for the subset of Godville doctors who chose the unfortunate discipline that requires them to care for heroic insides. On the upside, they usually have an excellent yearly conference at the Space Bar. And gold. Lots and lots of gold.
  • Greater Godville Medical Guild Is the medical body that doctors outside of Tradeburg usually join. Though the two groups claim there is no inter-organizational rivalry, that doesn't keep them from holding annual non-contact rugby tournaments. Functionally, where the Tradeburg Medical Society assists in establishing policy in Godville's nationalized healthcare system, the Greater Godville Medical Society promotes population-wide medical studies and works on research into orphaned diseases and conditions.
  • Autonomous Godville Association for Safe Travel (AGAST) is a private, membership-and-subscription travel organization that provides assistance to mired travelers, assesses the status and safety of roads, rates accommodations and restaurants, monitors monster migration, and generally provides advice on request. The organizational jingle goes, "Going nowhere fast? Don't be aghast-- call AGAST!"
  • Godville Invasive Species Trackers (GIST) is an organization that initially formed to track the impacts of the Mad Scientist and Evil Genius monsters who have been the genesis of so many unnatural additions to the monster population of Godville. To this end, and with expanding mission, it maintains and publishes the "List of Malignantly Invasive Species."
  • Godly Champions' Rights Foundation was created partly in response to the Society for the Protection of the Monster. It is developing a significant presence before the bench in the Godville court system, representing accused heroes, heroines, monks, and nuns.
  • Godville Geographical Society is the classical society for investigations into the territories of Godville. Tending towards to the practical, members harbour some animosity towards the mystics of the Cartographers Cabal.

In Simpletown

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In Bumchester

In Last Resort

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In Next Station

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In Beerburgh

  • Brewer's Association of Beerburgh funds a great deal of the research and publications regarding the art, science, and craft of brewing. Grants and scholarships, sponsorships and venture capital, the association provides it all. "What else are we going to do with all of this coinage? Melt it into gold bricks?" asks the association chair.

In Healiopolis

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In Unsettlement

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In Trollbridge

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In Herowin

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In Los Demonos

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In El Herado

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In Monsterdam

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In Tradeburg

  • The Benevolent Society of Tradeburg is just as it advertises. The underpaid, under-represented, and underappreciated of Tradeburg can find assistance, a voice, and gratitude with the Benevolent Society.
  • Tradeburg Medical Society gets a large portion of walk-in custom from visitors who head out to the Caravanserai against recommendation. This greatly vexes the society secretary, who has to explain that the society is not actually a doctors' office, and that visitors need to limp a bleeding trail two doors down if they need assistance. Otherwise, the society functions as advisors and analysts for Godville's nationalized health care system, and actually does a fairly good job at keeping the policies reasonable, patient-and-doctor balanced, and not overly generative of paperwork.
  • Tradeburg Historical Society generally tries to maintain building styles within the city of Tradeburg, and works to keep a running history of Tradeburg current events. The archives and museum the society administers is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and may be the only place anyone can read:
    • "The Official History of Tradeburg." Tradeburg Historical Society. (Out of Print.)

In Quirkytown

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In Los Adminos

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In Nothingham

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In Bosswell

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In San Satanos

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In Egopolis

  • Upper Egopolis Egoptology and Esoterica Society (UEEES), is the private, club-like wing of the better-known Egopolis Institute of Anthropology, which sometimes cooperates with the academic pursuits and sometimes competes. For instance, a member of the society is credited with locating the Valley of the Blings in conjunction with the institute, but then the race was on between the institute and UEEES to discover the first intact tomb. UEEES funds it's own library with member dues, and the authors included are unfailingly debonair adventurers, which are cited on the Godwiki in such works as:
    • De Biere, Aloysius. The Auspischiousse Almanaccke offe Aloysius de Biere, Gennettelmanne Skhollarre. 142 g.e. From the collection of the Upper Egopolis Egoptology and Esoterica Society.

In Godvillewood

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In Herolympus

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In Dogville

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In Anville

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In Monstro City

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In Bad Gateway

  • Amateur Naturists' Club (ANC) is a clothing minimalists' group that meets in the Bad Gateway branch of The Mended Drum on Tuesdays, in the enclosed patio.
  • Amateur Naturalists' Khlub (ANKh) is a natural history club that meets in the Bad Gateway Mended Drum on Thursdays to discuss their nature observations and any contemporary mysteries in cryptozoology. There are 10 members, give or take, and the best known of their number are:
    • K'targ -- Currently working as a Keeper, K'targ claims descent from Chieftain Katarg of the Stele of Chieftain Katarg, which stele commemorates a battle in B-Trees Forest and an alliance between clans.
    • Bort the Ungainly -- Do everyone a favor, and do not ask about the Moosequito bite on his ankle.
    • Snug Asa -- Bugbear. You have been warned. Don't stare.

In Deville

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In Lostway

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In Unspecifiedistan

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In Dessertown

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In Herostan

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In Newland

  • Newland Learned Society of the Grand Tortellini is one of several groups dedicated to this beloved pasta shape. They hold banquets celebrating this favorite food in the Space Bar conference center.
  • Godville Archaeologist Foundation is an amateur archaeology group that meets in a shop front in Newland. It recently reached out to some of the academic institutions further inward along the spiral road, and correspondence is progressing along positive lines, but this foundation remains the only group specifically devoted to the exploration of distant outer-spiral territories.

In Roflopolis

  • Roflopolis Animal Protection Society (RAPS) generally specializes in rehabilitating non-monster impacted species like squirrels and birds of paradise, but occasionally will join forces with the Society for the Protection of the Monster in order to advocate against habitat loss and for the right of a species to exist.

In Heisenburg

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In Laplandville

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In the Territories

  • Agricultural Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the fields and other cleared, agricultural tracts of Godville. Or rather, it was. It went defunct under suspicious circumstances.
  • Crazy Organic People Society (COPS) is one of those organizations that has people scratching their heads. Usually, COPS creates cybernetic organisms and killbots. Why it does this is unclear at this time.

Non-Tavern, Non-Shop Businesses

OK, who's responsible for this defective and utterly bizarre artifact, monster, or piece of equipment? Figure it out here, in this section devoted to Godville's manufacturers and corporations.

In Godville City

  • The White Bone Funeral Parlor located in the city of Godville, exists to ease heroes and heroines into their new resurrections. There are several viewing rooms for real funerals, but mostly the facility has small, richly appointed alcoves with instant access to an alter and some beer for heroes and heroines who get resurrected.
  • Crazy Carl's Curious Costume Collection has provided the costumes for many of Godville's performers, heroes and heroines, villains, and monsters. Among the most famous have been Magician Morelius Azan, whose signature trick was the ability to unlock himself from a cage while handcuffed, the Sheep in Wolf's Clothing, and the Chicken in a Guy Suit. It is whispered in the high halls of haute couture that every armorer must study in Crazy Carl's before he or she even has a hope of appealing to the heroic fashion sense.
  • Godville Rodeo is the rootinest, tootinest, giddy-upinest yee-haw experience in Godville! In addition to pick-up races on riding pets, the Rodeo offers a monster petting zoo for the kiddies, exhibition riding and taming shows, and the finest examples of rope tricks you've ever seen. Head on down to the fairgrounds behind the arena for a bucking-good time!

In Simpletown

  • Grantmarkstein Chemical and Pharmacology is responsible for creating a lot of the medicines and useful chemicals that sprinkle heroic inventories across Godville. This being the case, and Grantmarkstein holding the vast majority of currently registered chemical and plant patents, there are also a number of lawsuits brought against the company every year. Below are some of the most famous patents belonging to Grantmarkstein, as well as any law suits connected with them:
    • "Patent 17849-082 (Chemical): Being both a binding agent and a lubricating agent making use of asymptotic surface tension." Godville Patent and Trademark Office (GVPTO), Godville, Approved: 582 g.e. Last Accessed: 3207 g.e.
      • Fruze v. Grantmarkstein Chemical and Pharmacology

In Bumchester

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Last Resort

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Next Station

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Beerburgh

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Healiopolis

  • Rathbone-Wellington-Clark is the second largest chemical manufacturing company in Godville, and considers itself a direct competitor with Grantmarkstein Chemical and Pharmacology. Best known for having developed striped, plaid, and polkadot paint, Rathbone-Wellington-Clark is presently in the sad position of watching its patents lapse due to age, and is in a furiously-paced research and development cycle. Whether it will survive its present circumstances remains to be seen, but for the sake of not having a Grantmarkstein monopoly, we hope Rathbone-Wellington-Clark sticks around.

In Unsettlement

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Trollbridge

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Herowin

  • Godville Health Food Company produces many of the health bars and trail mixes that accompany heroes on the spiral road. What goes in them? Only the most healing of ingredients. Unless you bought a bootleg version. The Godville Health Food Company does not condone or support bootleg versions of its health and food products.

In Los Demonos

  • Invisible Paint Company/Invisible Paint Factory is a one-product manufacturing organization from the early days of Godville. It experienced a renaissance in demand when mad scientists were outed as monsters and had to hide their lairs, but demand and profit margins have tapered off to regular levels since then. The Godville Bank gives this industry an A+ rating for reliability as an investment opportunity, but cautioned that growth outlook is generally slow.

In El Herado

  • Buy Me Drinkie, Inc. manufactures healing potions. And shrinking potions. And sword enlargement potions. Most types of potions, in fact. The recipe book is amazing to behold. And most of the glass bottles and ceramic vials and gourds that the potions come stored in get printed with the helpful instruction, "Drink me."

In Monsterdam

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Tradeburg

  • Machina Corporation in the town of Tradeburg is a machining specialty corporation. It does a lot of precision contracts for the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.

In Quirkytown

  • VocaTech Limited produces a lot of those rinky-dink gadgets that show up at convention centers during home shows and beauty expos. As such, it has uniquely positioned itself to provide mass-produced equipment and artifacts for heroes and heroines of all ages.

In Los Adminos

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Nothingham

  • Colonial Penny Life Insurance Company is a corporation created by the Life-Insurance Salesman. Public records indicate that it is both a legitimate business and turning a healthy profit. It is best recognized through its 3 AM to 4 AM advertisements on theatre stages.

In Bosswell

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In San Satanos

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Egopolis

  • Shay's manufactures artificial intelligence chip sets. So when a vending machine suddenly develops sapience, or a robot starts insisting on being called "Roger," owners should check to see if they have technical troubleshooting contracts with Shay's.

In Godvillewood

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Herolympus

  • B.I.S and Co. (B.I.S stands short for "Brick In Sock") is another of Godville's single-product industries. It's a good thing that the product is perennially useful, though. The Rumor Mill indicates that every year, Santa puts a large order in with this company in preparation for his Christmas Eve run, in order to fight off the heroes-in-training who wait up for his visit. For the more delicately inclined, please ask to see their "Brick in Nylons" line.

In Dogville

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Anville

  • Deff Company makes a business of transmuting subjects into killbots. The board of directors sports several executives who bear a startling resemblance to members of the Crazy Organic People Society.

In Monstro City

  • Sirius Cybernetics Corporation provides a lot of parts to the Crazy Organic People Society. Other than that, it turns a healthy profit making robots, prosthetics, and other useful items. Employees have premium insurance because of the unique risk that they may end up accidentally getting a Thieving Vending Machine or a Terminator T-34 in for repairs.

In Bad Gateway

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Deville

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Lostway

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Unspecifiedistan

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Dessertown

  • Dessertown Ice Cream Makers' Guild has been around since 20 b.g.e. It has survived several minor wars, and brokered many a peace treaty over a banana split.

In Herostan

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Newland

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Roflopolis

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In Heisenburg

  • Evil Corporation is possibly the most honest big business in Godville. That doesn't mean it isn't evil, it's just up-front about it. If there is something untoward, unsavory, cruel, or downright illegal going on, there's a chance that the Evil Corporation will be involved.

In Laplandville

Industry in this part of Godville hasn't yet been surveyed. Some journeyman will probably report back soon.

In the Territories

  • Godbusters Inc. is an incorporated paramilitary organization specializing in the provision of highly effective mercenaries to the dungeons of Godville. Its employee roster is composed entirely of feral heroes and other abandoned champions, so it is safe to say that they enjoy their work. Request for confirmation or denial of their rumored "pest control" wing has not been forthcoming.
  • Runingun 20 is a 20-hole golf course, and serves as a hang-out for both titans of industry and titans of organized crime.
  • Sally Sheshells' Store, situated a sensibly short distance from the seashore, specializes in high-powered salted sea shells and other munitions. Sally would like to remind everyone to keep the ranges clean: please police your brass and lime.

Religious and Semi-Religious Facilities and Organizations

Let's face it, some religions can't stand having a deity or anything intangible to which they offer faith and devotion. These pop up even in Godville. See?

In Godville City

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Simpletown

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Bumchester

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Last Resort

  • Society of Wisdom is located in the Fortress of Wisdom in the town of Last Resort. The Fortress of Wisdom is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed holidays. Guided tours take place at fifteen minutes past the hour, and always include a glimpse of the society's reliquary containing its Crumb of Wisdom. The gift shop sells scale replica crumbs of wisdom, which often make their way into heroic inventories.

In Next Station

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Beerburgh

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Healiopolis

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Unsettlement

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Trollbridge

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Herowin

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Los Demonos

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In El Herado

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Monsterdam

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Tradeburg

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Quirkytown

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Los Adminos

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Nothingham

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Bosswell

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In San Satanos

  • Bad Omens, LLC runs frequent advertisements in the Godville Times with the enigmatic slogan, "We can make your life more interesting." It is rumored that this may be a profit-oriented breakaway sect related to the Weak-Witted Oracle, but the signs and portents have not offered complete confirmation.

In Egopolis

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Godvillewood

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Herolympus

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Dogville

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Anville

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Monstro City

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Bad Gateway

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Deville

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Lostway

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Unspecifiedistan

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Dessertown

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Herostan

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Newland

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In Roflopolis

  • The Malicious Monks of Smee Hee run ateliers in the arts of equipment and artifact development. Their workshops are profitable enough to keep the monks in the most modern equipment and able to consult with the most skilled craftspeople. As a result, they have developed many of the most iconic pieces of heroic equipment known today. The monks refuse to answer whether "malicious" was part of their official name originally, but most of the people who wear monk-designed equipment, and the men and women who wear their high-heeled shoes, agree that it's a term that fits.

In Heisenburg

  • Priests of the High Order of Chaos are... something. You'll know them when you meet them. Among their holy spaces are warehouses after minor tornadoes pass through them, in train stations at rush hour, and in tumble dryers drying only socks.

In Laplandville

The secret religions are still secret, here. Will you pierce the veil?

In the Territories

  • The Monastery beside Blood-Curdling Stream maintains a very large collection of census documents and hand-written texts from Godville's early history. Scholars may access the collection for the price of a small donation to the monastery and lunch purchased for the six monks who function as archivists, librarians, docents, and interns. Items noted by the GodWiki as being found in this collection include:
    • Iansdottir, Ian. “The Book of Ians of Clan Ian.” Handwritten, residing in the monastery beside Blood-Curdling Stream. Date unknown.
    • The Diary of A.B.


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