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Griss Twist is, essentially, a massive dump in New Crobuzon. The area is most notable for once having been home to the Construct Council and its forces, prior to their destruction by the New Crobuzon Militia in the Construct War.


Griss Twist features hills and valleys composed of discarded equipment, and lakes and lagoons of liquid and chymical waste products. Despite Griss Twist's industrial boom having long-since passed, there are still a few factories that work half or quater-time to sift and sort through the literal mountains of trash.


Griss Twist once enjoyed a "short-lived boom of small machinofacture" several decades prior to 1779. Over time, the continued dumping of refuse created a "new landscape of rubble, garbage, and industrial offal" that now dominated the area.

In the novels[]

Events of Perdido Street Station[]

During the events of Perdido Street Station, Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin and his group are brought to the dumps by his reprogrammed cleaning construct, which now serves the Construct Council.

Events of Iron Council[]

During the events of Iron Council, Ori Ciuraz recalls the events of the Construct War, and how the militia bombarded the dumps with artillery, charring the trash mountains bone-white.