Gloomwork is an archaic term for witchcraft, black magic, and other foul sorcery or trickery. Having unknown origins to the greater populace, those who do possess an understanding of the word’s etymology, know it to have once referred to an ancient thing called The Old Fog.
More commonly the word is associated with the gloomy mist that blankets the Northern Kingdoms of Eem, usually in less traveled territories, and along the westernmost mountain ranges where the population is small and superstitious.
Northerners often invoke the word to frighten children with stories of mire hags practicing “Gloomwork” to lure, capture, and eat lost folk. However, there are no verified accounts of this sort of occurrence, although it has proven an effective tool to promote a youngster’s eating of greens.