The Hellmouth was created at the end of Season 1, when the Forbidden Book was opened. It now gives its name to the Hellmouth Sunbeams.
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When the Hellmouth opened it consumed the majority of Moab, Utah. The Hellmouth has always been present in the desert of Utah, although its origin is unknown. While the Hellmouth has been known to appear in different forms to different observers, some features seem to be consistent: teeth, maw, and flesh are words commonly used to describe its appearance.
Fans of the Sunbeams, and other residents of Hellmouth, reportedly experience the "Tug." The Tug is described as a sensation wherein one implicitly knows the relative direction of the center of the Hellmouth in the form of "soft urgent pressure". Iggy Delacruz, who harks from a Hellmouth in an Alternate Reality, has reported feeling two simultaneous Tugs, one toward the Hellmouth on the Immaterial Plane, and another "in a direction that isn't a direction."
People who spend enough time in Hellmouth undergo a transformation known as Adaptation. These people change in some way to allow them to survive the harsh living conditions of the Hellmouth. Known examples include becoming plant matter, growing scales, changing from warm blooded to cold blooded, gaining wolf-like properties such as lycanthropy, and generally becoming less similar to humans. Adaptation is not considered to be painful, and most residents eventually come to enjoy their new features. The Hellmouth Anti-Tourism Board considers Adaptation to be the last stage of becoming a resident of Hellmouth, and will stop attempting to make a visitor leave once they have undergone Adaptation. There are no known cases of residents experiencing The Tug before Adaptation.
Environment and Ecology
The Hellmouth, while destructive, has preserved many aspects of the local environment. While the Anti-Tourism Board mostly prevents needless tourism, the local residents of Hellmouth still enjoy easy access to the many beautiful parks surrounding the town. As local resident Park Ranger has been described as saying, “It’s dangerous of course, the death rate out here is ridiculously high. But who are we to stop people from enjoying the natural world! Getting eaten is just a part of the natural world.”
The presence of the Hellmouth has created a unique range of flora and fauna, with many organisms adapting to the niches presented by the Hellmouth's opening, including a flourishing wolf population.
- Various new species of both plants and animals have been observed in the Hellmouth area. An incomplete record of new species is kept by the Hellmouth Community College. This time, the Interdimensional Rumor Mill reveals a Species from IF-36.617 out of its Species Registry...
The plateau striped whiptail (Aspidoscelis velox) is a species complex of medium-sized lizards. It is found in a variety of habitats across Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. Unusually, the Hellmouth subpopulation of plateau striped whiptails has not undergone notable Adaptation. They are an all-female species, reproducing via parthenogenesis.
Plateau striped whiptails have been the subject of popular Hellmouthian literature.
They just want to be tall.
- "Colorado River" Reemergence
- Arches National Plark
- Living Horse Point State Plark
- Potash Ponds Mesa
- The Bone Zone
- Infinite Mill Creek
- Hellmouth Falls
- Moonflower Canyon
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