Tag: Geography

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  • Seattle

    Seattle thirty years after the [[Madness]] is a shadow of its former self. A modern metropolis has a surprisingly short shelf-life without maintenance. Still, there are recognizable features that have persisted. Perhaps most iconically, the [[Needle]] …

  • Spires

    This close to the [[Sound]] it's dangerous to be at ground level at night. The Spires are the skeletons of skyscrapers, colonized and maintained by vertical tribes of humans knit together into loose self-sufficient ecosystems. At the top tend to live …

  • Alki Zone

    The Alki Zone was once called West Seattle. When the [[Madness]] struck, the Esoteric Order of Dagon gathered on the beaches of Alki point and began dark and bloody rites. As the fires and riots that accompanied the Madness spread across the city and the …

  • Pike's Wall

    Pike's Wall is the collapsed remains of an elevated viaduct that ran along Seattle's waterfront. When the [[Esoterics]] started to prey upon Seattle in earnest, a powerful gang that had taken up residence in the ruins of Pike's Place market organized an …

  • Locks

    The Locks were once engineering marvels that permitted ships to travel between the [[Sound]] and the higher elevation of Lake Union. During the [[Madness]], two operators of the locks managed to maintain their sanity and keep the machines working to …

  • Sound

    The Sound, known to old timers as Puget Sound, is the large body of salt water that abuts Seattle to the west. The [[Alki Zone]] juts out into the water in a knobby peninsula. The coast runs south-east from there curving down and then back up vertical …

  • King's Dome

    The King's Dome is a massive colosseum. It once had a domed roof, but that fell in years ago. Now it's the largest, most secure fortress in the city. The massive gang that runs the King's Dome is led by a leader who styles him (or sometimes her) self as " …

  • Green Mud Lake

    The thick greenish sludge that fills this former small urban lake makes for excellent fertile soil to grow the mysterious "silence fruit". Little is known of the quiet, hollow-eyed tribe that cultivates and consumes these reddish blueberry-like fruits. …

  • Ravine

    To the north of the old University District, a wooded ravine cuts through the ruined city. Once a park, now the bridges that cross the dark, black-leafed forested cut are a danger to all who would blithely cross them. The ravine is home to one, or …

  • Discovery Park

    The overgrown forested area nestled to the west of Queen Anne known as Discovery Park is one of the few places where active agricultural cultivation continues. Fields cut in clearings between the large fir trees are covered by tarps to protect them from …