Distances to some other cities in miles, as
5724, Dmara 3774, Innb 6522, Jador 1664, Syyon 5165,
Toolv 4792, Vyanth 9983.
During the latter part of the Phosphorus
Era, a notoriously explicit hive-mind arose for a while in
Hoog. Hive minds - the group-consciousness of cities - had
been widespread and successful in that era, but their success
depended on the people not being fully conscious of them.
Something went wrong for a while in Hoog, and the group-mind became
known to its constituent individuals, who reacted in horror. The
example of Hoog was an influence on the later attempted treason of the
Vyanthan, Mulvu Xy (see The Shears of Night).
Some of the greatest adventurers of the Vanadium
Era came from Hoog.
Hoog can trace its name, though not its physical
identity, back to a settlement in the Hydrogen Era that existed
close to the modern site. Only Innb, Ao, Nuvium and Pjourth can
boast the same antiquity of name.