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Farrenville, Indiana is a fictional town in The Gerosha Chronicles of Dozerfleet Comics. It featured prominently in Despair Gerosha, Classic Gerosha, and Comprehensive Gerosha as the place where the Marrington siblings lived during the events of Path of the Ming-Cho. It is their town of origin in Cataclysmic Gerosha, whereas their story's setting was moved to Oklahoma to fit the Sodality timeline.

Relative locationEdit

Until 2010, Farrenville was never given a specific location, but was located somewhere to the northwest of Dirbine. Fictional Dirbine was replaced in Comprehensive Gerosha with the real-life city of Evansville, IN. In production notes for the canceled novel Ciem: Vigilante Centipede, Farernville was defined as a northwestern district of Evansville. Its general area was determined to be around the real-life areas of German Township, Ivy Tech Community College, and everything north of Highway 66 in the Evansville area.[1]

HistoryEdit

In the early 1970s, Charlie Raymond attended Farrenville High School. That was where he met his wife Belle, who was a cheerleader for the local football team: the Farrenville Tapeworms. Many years later, according to the Despair and Classic Gerosha timelines, Miriam Flippo would briefly attend college at Farrenville Community College in this area. Also according to those timelines, CIA agent Betty Harmin would eventually drop the Ming-Cho inside a tire in Charlie's backyard to hide it, as she fled for her life from the Chinese. Charlie's dog Taquito would discover it, and it would later become the responsibility of Rob Marrington and his sister Hannah to accompany Jake Asawa in a voyage to Nevada to destroy it. Comprehensive Gerosha's timeline generally agreed with that sequence of events. Path of the Ming-Cho is set some time very shortly after the events in Ciem 2 / Ciem: Nuclear Crisis. It is a farmhouse near Farrenville that the Hamiltons are selling where Candi and Donte in Vigilante Centipede first attempt to have a baby.

In Gerosha Prime, Steve McLaine eventually moves to Farrenville after marrying Miriam. That is the only timeline in which this is true. By Comprehensive Gerosha, Miriam skips Farrenville and Ivy Tech altogether, preferring to move directly to Alaska.

Cataclysmic Gerosha changes many details around. In that timeline, Farrenville was emptied of its population by 2018. All major characters from Path of the Ming-Cho relocate to either Texas or Oklahoma, with the latter state being the new setting where Path takes place. Not long after the suburb is abandoned, it is reduced to rubble by Halal Affadidah and his regime. It later becomes a center of underground bunkers for the Exodus Agenda, which features in the first season of Sodality. It is later abandoned a second time. The city is not rebuilt until the 2050s, after the Ameristani regime has been overthrown.

The farms outside Farrenville are also home to the Hamilton farm, managed by Khumar and Lindsay Hamilton.

DevelopmentEdit

InspirationEdit

Farrenville's name derives from a variety of inspirations. "Fair in village," is stated in a local paper in-story as a reason for the town's name. In real life, it is a composite of "Will Farrel" and "Ferret's Ville." This is because the Dozerfleet founder's brother was heavily into Will Farrel movies in 2005-2006, when the concept of Farrenville was first forged. "Farret's Ville" was not a real town, but was described as "anything that happened within 500 ft. of Ferreto from 2 Old Men and a Frog, permitting him automatic jurisdiction as an officer over offensive things which happened in that place." Ferreto's job was essentially to be a law man and judge working for The Bison. This was based on the Dozerfleet founder's brother's original version of the Bison, and not the one that features in the Bison tetralogy.

Charlie's house was located in a subdivision dubbed "Farnice," a contraction of "fair" and "nice." His neighborhood was modeled after that of 3704 Havana Ave., the house in Wyoming, MI where the Dozerfleet founder lived from 1989-1992. Models of Charlie's house in the story are based on what the house looked like in 1991, before its paint job was changed from bright white to an off-white color.

DesignEdit

Farrenville was usually depicted in The Sims 2 as consisting of a few liveable subdivisions of about a 1960s construction, along with massive amounts of farmland just outside of that. The farm country areas of Farrenville were often depicted with the game's "dirt" terrain setting, indicative of how muddy and down-to-Earth it was compared with the fantastical city of adventure that Dirbine / Evansville is portrayed as being.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Geographic locations in Ciem." (document). Dozerfleet Literature. Thursday, May 13th, 2010

See alsoEdit

GeroshaStoneActualSize The Gerosha Chronicles

Characters
SCALLOP

Database

SCALLOP: Insila MurtilloDarius PhilippineLex PhilippineMallorie WadeMitch BrandelFred ThernipTobey FlippoNancy PhilippineSilo WadeKyle MedsorJake AsawaMarion WevenilJim OisdaatShaniqua TameryChad OrvainThevia LogindilBrian MizgelFadimo Woziga
Gerosha founders: Marissa HoodAlison LigashStan FlippoShalia FlippoReily FlippoLionel SanchezTrina SanchezAshlee FlippoKirby Flippo
Phaemer Village Peacekeepers: Keet KaboTime CapsuleBolte ChipotleJackal SemicolonThe SocraticPillcenaryStrawcenarySlip-Sadie
Phexo Quartet: Centipede CharlieAnarteqArrowfrogBecky Ryba
Swappernetters: Tabitha PangTobias RenoSarah Ruben
Ming-Cho notables: Rob MarringtonHannah MarringtonBetty HarminCharlie RaymondBelle RaymondAnn KimMin LinZhoo Lin
Other notables: Aaron StefflinMonica ShellyMark StefflinAshley PhillipsMeredith CelestineWanda CelestineVance LingolinBob LusitalGeneral Feng ShooCaptain Henry LohtzLacey AkawaLord ZerasCatalina CarpathiusShortimoDephinolKicked DeerSadasheeva CheruparaHadley MintMaria SanmarcosAlexis HoodChancellor Avori
Villains
Hebbleskin Gang: MolaritySteve McNolanSgt. LuddinFantisk HebbleskinDuke ArfaasGunner SoorfeltSkellig SoorfeltMusaranMilpLobeCaptain AardwulfDon the PsychoWayne the VampireGarret WhalingCupricRockpapsciMerle HourvitzWishpon
Sleet Mountain: Clyde SpendelworthGeorge LawenceKyle Tugrass
Icy Finger: Samuel FortinEric SylvesterChillingworth IIScrewwormLionfishSalmonflyMarblefaunRappaccini
Miscellaneous: Markus MortikusBlazarikSam WrikonDwayne LloydJudge Terry BeliahGeorge VantinJawkneeNematodeEqquibusClarence FelickVictor NanaleStagtarMicrowave MouthSpoliatBlackveilBosom-SerpentRichard SartorHalal AffadidahShrouded EntityMajor Gosmerid
Non-canon exclusives
Ciem media: Poison Dart EddieKhumar HamiltonLindsay HamiltonDenny LevensEric LevensPatti LevensJessie LevensNolle BarretPete the ShouterAndrew TinselAngie LevensVienna DocklerMike and JeffTom FlippoLloyd KolumnJason and TanyaBetsy StansonCharlie McArthurJeff the InvisibleKelsea LinneySandy TinselGeneral XiangJustin HoganDominick and Tracy McAuleyHarga HebbleskinHenry MalestromOthers
Kozerlen: Jessie MorcinCorvin the CallerFuzzy MaloneJohnny OvaltMindy Liptash
Meshalutian Trilogy: Alison RintelCassie ManningDebbie RintelEarl RintelJared RintelTrisha MontoyaMeshalutaSanction HarlemTim LorganYenti RoyCarla RintelDewey ReynoldsLenny HiddsRick RintelEva RintelMandy RintelTom RintelHurricane Nekoda
Cataclysmic Gerosha canon
Origins and Fallout The Tragedy of Lord ZerasFirst MeethlitesRise of the PhaelitesWhat is Nin-Chyo?Experiments and OffspringA So-Called HereticWealth of a SeashellWhen Tobey Met AlisonThe Battle for GeroshaOf Emeralds and SapphiresPath of the Ming-Cho
Gerosha Legends The Gray Champion: Modern Legends: The Gray Champion: Freedom's ApparitionThe Gray Champion: Chillingworth's Revenge
Pilltar Adventures: PilltarPilltar 2Pilltar 3
Tales of Extirpon: ExtirponExtirpon 2
Exploits of a Navy Rope: NavyropeNavyrope 2
Standalones Blood Over WaterSodali†y (InstigationAdaptationDeterminationAugmentationVindication) • SorbetPhaemer Village Peacekeepers
Video games Sodality: Battle for MetheelThe Gerosha Chronicles: Centipede + 49
Miscellaneous / Non-canon PercolationPercolation: Legends
Comprehensive Gerosha canon
Legacies of the Marlquaan The Tragedy of Lord ZerasFirst MeethlitesRise of the PhaelitesWhat is Nin-Chyo?Experiments and OffspringA So-Called HereticVile Magenta CloakWealth of a SeashellA Miner Named Sam
Flippo Clan Origins When Tobey Met AlisonThe Battle for Gerosha
Gerosha Legends Of Emeralds and SapphiresPath of the Ming-ChoThe Gray Champion: Freedom's ApparitionThe Gray Champion: Chillingworth's RevengeExtirponNavyropePilltarPilltar 2KozerlenSorbetJawkneeAbolitionCiem Tomorrow
Ciem Trilogy Ciem: Vigilante CentipedeCiem: Nuclear CrisisCiem: Condemnation
Meshalutian Trilogy 90 Has No SecantCursed is the GroundThe Natural Logarithm
Other Blood Over Water
Classic Gerosha canon
Ciem Webcomic Trilogy: CiemCiem 2Ciem 3 Related webcomics: The Battle for GeroshaPath of the Ming-Cho Volkonir imports: The Blue Face Film StripsVolkonirVolkonir JournalsVolkonir Journals: Attempt #43 Other: Grillitan DinerGrillitan Diner 2
Despair Gerosha canon
CiemPath of the Ming-Cho
Gerosha Prime canon
The Battle for GeroshaCiemCiem 2Ciem 3: Curse of the Millipede
Mythology
Multiverse G0G1G2G3 / G3.1G4G5G6G7G7.2G7.2.1Other
Notable locations CratervilleBoonvilleGeroshaDirbine / EvansvilleVironViron UniversityFarrenvillePhaelonMetheelGerosha CemeteryHazy Eighties Bowling AlleyLatin TownTriangulum
Rules, events, and phlebotina Zeran hole tech: Zeran wardrobesZeran teleportersOther: BezeetolRemotach pillsDecolarent eam, eviscerate eumAI backvisorCentilegPhaelon-Metheel WarDandelion effectMarlquaanCurse of Honeybee SamuelCentuitionMeredith's songKirby ActS'Poling
Items / vehicles Hester's locketGerosha StoneQueen Illaka RubyMing-YoMing-ChoThe Chen
Creatures MarlquaaniteMeethlitePhaelitePhexoMeethexoCenthuenCenthuen PrototypeMilthuenMilthuen PrototypeEmwault
Organizations Sodality of GeroshaSodality of FlorenceSCALLOPPhexo QuartetHebbleskin GangCrooked RainbowKerpher GangMik-NonFPBSociety of the Icy FingerSleet MountainScrewworm Network
Tie-in works
Ciem 3: Curse of the Millipede bonus features Corando's "Don't Lose Hope" Music VideoStar Flops: Curse of the Medium SideLo-Mun's Cooking AdventureViron Counselors Network Ad
Music albums Music For and Inspirational to CiemMusic For and Inspirational to Ciem 2Music For and Inspirational to Ciem 3Ciem: Vigilante Centipede: The Album

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