So, recently some link appeared in my newsfeed, it was about some island named Hy-Brasil, Bracile, Breasil or Brasil for short. It seems to be fairly known in some places in Europe, but since I'm not from there, I had no idea what it was about.
According to wikipedia Brasil was a mysterious island located west of Ireland, sometimes depicted almost at the same height as the Hebrides. It is said to be covered by mist and to be accesible once every 7 years. Old sailors claimed to have seen it, but expeditions (1700s-1800s) looking for the island were unsuccesful, earlier expeditions claimed to had found it and that it was a quite pretty place. It's interesting to note that it first appears in maps around the 1300s and it was removed from them around the 1800s when no one was able to find proof of its existence.
Some other site also notes that the island is crossed by a river and that a magician lived in an old castle there. You should know by now where I'm going.
Could it be that this legend served as inspiration for Gallowmere?
Oh, and some say that the island actually sunk, much like Atlantis. Remember the sunken town of Mellowmede?
It would be good to know what everyone has to say about it, or if you know more about the matter.