Worldbuilding Wednesday 10/31/18: Gothic Mansions

It’s Halloween. And what better way to celebrate than by visiting a spooky
old mansion?

Old castles, manses, and abbeys are a mainstay of Gothic literature.
Manderlay, in Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, is practically its own
character, along with its housekeeper. And who can forget “The Great House
of Collinwood” mentioned at the beginning of each Dark Shadows
TV episode, narrated in deadpan monotone by actress Victoria Moltke?

Other houses are noteworthy by their evocative names: Gormenghast,
Thornfield Hall, Northanger Abbey. These don’t sound like places you’d go to
for a quick weekend getaway featuring red wine and down comforters, but
locations for dark secrets and ancient mysteries.

Through the magic of random generation, here’s a list for your gothic plots.

Gothic Mansions

Broodloss Plantation

Marpede Alders

Anglepont Abbey

Tintwater

Kinfields

Mannefell House

Ruddinland

Lyretower Court

Pallentor

Breakwater Mansion

Tortefaire

Blandscape Peaks

Hanloss Priory

Stardusk

Marmot Moor

Sarkwhistor Abbey

Penderang Keep

Castle Strabav

Swamptree Ranch

Leicester Coomb

Mount Loganheim

Pendergay

Castle Bletchwater

Coldfields Park

Vermiswood

Iveyheath

Margrave Mansion

The Great House of Lioncaster

Grendelay House

Staurieve Castle

Crullbar Rock

Handfeld Belfry

Rowanfields

Gorinspun House

Reeveston Mansion

Barmador

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