Hellmouth (town)

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This page is for Moab Hellmouth, the town which is home to the Hellmouth Sunbeams. For the extradimensional entity which gives the town its name, see Hellmouth (entity).
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Moab Hellmouth is a small town in the desert of Utah, given its name by its position on the edge of the Hellmouth. The town is home to the Hellmouth Sunbeams.

Description

Moab Hellmouth is considered to be one of the least habitable cities to host a blaseball team due to its arid climate, connection to Hell, and numerous teeth — by and large, Moab Hellmouth is inhospitable to most living beings. It is not clean or safe, and its attempts to lure people towards it are actively opposed by the Hellmouth Anti-Tourism Board who make sure Moab Hellmouth is not welcoming to anyone (except for maybe JEFF!). This is no easy task, since the Moab region of eastern Utah is widely known for its National Plarks and outdoor recreation areas.

When the Hellmouth formed, all written references to Moab, Utah were replaced with references to Hellmouth instead, with the resulting documents and signage appearing to be designed and spaced properly for the altered text. Certain references to Moab were destroyed via spontaneous combustion instead, although it is still unclear why some were destroyed and some were replaced.

Some time after the conclusion of the Expansion Era, collective memories of Moab (as it existed before the opening of the Hellmouth) were restored en masse. The restoration of collective history has not, however, decreased the dangers associated with visiting Moab Hellmouth.

Culture

Hell's Best SumBeans

Presence next to the Hellmouth has encouraged the development of a unique culture in the town, particularly in response to shared experiences such as Adaptation and the Tug. The community is mostly self-sufficient, with strong interpersonal ties necessary to allow survival in the hostile environment. Money is unheard of in the local environment, relying instead on a bartering system[1]. This may explain how certain members of the Hellmouth Sunbeams have achieved credit scores previously considered impossible[2].

Lack of economy has not slowed down local industry, which has taken advantage of the new opportunities, and spawned various local delicacies, the most famous of which are Hell's Best SumBeans and SUNN light.

A number of traditions have arisen within the tight-knit community. Community events such as the creation of a new Outback Steakhouse are always well attended. Non-residents are asked to please not travel to Moab Hellmouth for the purpose of attending community events, such as the upcoming Hellmouth market day, hosted in The Solarium's parking lot. Many traditions take advantage of the unique environment, such as the practice of climbing teeth to watch the sunrise, cutting smaller teeth down to keep in a home and decorate, and using mini-mouths (small temporary Hellmouths) as a form of garbage disposal.

There is a strong legal tradition, with certain high profile legal cases being hosted in the Bone and Tooth courts, to take advantage of the loose legal structure[3]. Many students of Hellmouth Community College choose to major in law, although a variety of other subjects are available, such as Illegal Physics. If a particularly desired course is not available, students are advised to sign up as a lecturer and teach it themselves. This system explains the existence of a Russian Literature course, taught by Howell Franklin.

Residents

Local historian Milo N. J. Cooper has been cataloguing Hellmouth residents and their experiences in the town for many years, in order to preserve a record of this unique community. Their profiles of residents are presented in a monthly newsletter. This time, the Interdimensional Rumor Mill reveals a Resident from IF-51.383 out of its Resident Registry...

Amelia Cloud is the local Hellmouth plumber. While she spends most days maintaining her small garden, she is easily reached by a phone call to help local residents with a variety of issues (such as teeth bursting through a pipe, local wildlife biting through a pipe, pipe clogged by teeth). When she takes long hikes through the wilderness, which she does often, most residents are left to deal with their problems themselves, so she has started to look for an apprentice who she helps will be able to support her work.

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References

  1. As described in Hendricks Richardson’s seminal work, ‘Non-monetary economics in the shadow of the Hellmouth’.
  2. Credit scores such as -50, i, and 42069 have been attributed to JEFF!
  3. For more detail, see Volume 1 of Bone Law: What Is It Good For by Son Jensen and Nicholas Vincent✝.