A two-part TikTok video comparing Pennsylvania cities, streets, and counties with made-up places in a fantasy drama has gone viral.
TikTok user Sandvessel, the creator of the videos, featured a Lancaster County landmark in one of his videos.
The second part of the series, which has over 37,000 views and 8,000 likes, features Mount Hope in Lancaster County.
Mount Hope is named after his homonymous property, which is home to the Mount Hope Winery, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire and the Swashbuckler Brewing Company, among others.
Mount Hope is north of Manheim and is claimed in the Rapho and Penn townships in Lancaster Counties.
“Sorry, did you say the dragon we are killing lives on the top of Mount Hope? User Sandvessel says in the video and plays a fictional scene that justifies why, in his opinion, it makes a good name for a fantasy city.
The second part also shows Highspire, a district in Dauphin County.
The first in the series has nearly 400,000 views and over 100,000 likes on Tuesday afternoon, and features some of Lancaster County’s close neighbors.
It mentioned Ellendale Forge, an unincorporated parish in Dauphin County.
An unincorporated community is a place people know by name but has no formal local government or position. Examples of these parishes in Lancaster County are Intercourse, Blue Ball, Kinzers, Peach Bottom, and Lampeter.
It mentions Fiddlers Elbow Road, also in Dauphin County, southwest of Hummelstown. “Nobody gets through Fiddler’s Elbow without answering my violin puzzle,” says Sandvessel in an imaginative voice.