Leeds Point

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Leeds Point is a group of peaceful coyotes living in a colonial-esque colony in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey.

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  • Location: Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
  • Status: REQUEST. More Information
  • Demonym: Unknown
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Influences: New Jersey
  • Archetype (Group): Glassworkers, colonial folk, farmers
  • Archetypes (Individuals): derp
  • Foundation: ~1992
  • Species: Coyote (70%), Coydog (25%), Coywolf (5%)
  • Population: ~50 (95%+ Luperci)
  • Leader: Marley Cross

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  1.   1.  Essentials
    1.   1.1  Geography
    2.   1.2  Climate
    3.   1.3  Flora & Fauna
  2.   2.  Culture
    1.   2.1  Species
    2.   2.2  Luperci & Shifting
    3.   2.3  Demographics
    4.   2.4  Languages
    5.   2.5  Technology
    6.   2.6  Practices & Traditions
    7.   2.7  Outsider Relations & Travel
  3.   3.  Structure
    1.   3.1  Leaders
  4.   4.  Religion
    1.   4.1  Legends, Tales and Beings
    2.   4.2  Places
    3.   4.3  Other Superstitions
  5.   5.  Significant Families
    1.   5.1  Current
  6.   6.  History
    1.   6.1  Influence on 'Souls
    2.   6.2  Early
  7.   7.  Notes & References
    1.   7.1  Quick Reference Index
    2.   7.2  Etc.

1.  Essentials

1.1  Geography

Situated in the Wharton State Forest, Leeds Point is surrounded by endless sandy-soiled pine forests, blueberry barrens, and low, marshy wetlands. Swamps, boggy wetlands, and stately pine forests mark this landscape. Leeds Point is situated on the Mullica River, nestled in the former Batsto Village -- a historical site intended to showcase the lifestyle of the early colonial Pine Barrens dweller.

Sugar sand -- thin and sandy soil -- produces shallow patches of quicksand when wet. Most are not deep or wide enough to drown a canine, only give them a good scare and a muddy leg. In the wetter seasons, some of these patches become small ponds.

Batsto Village — Human Ruins

Several ramshackle buildings remain from the time of humanity, though more than a few have collapsed and are no longer occupiable. The large mansion is still inhabited by a number of coyotes.

Batsto Village, at its height, boasted forty sites and structures, including: Batsto mansion, a sawmill, a 19th-century ore boat, a charcoal kiln, ice and milk houses, a carriage house and stable, a blacksmith and wheelwright shop, a gristmill, a post office, a church, and a general store. Many of these buildings still remain, though quite a few have fallen to the elements and disrepair.

Brushfire

Small brush fires that sweep away the underbrush are commonplace nearly every year. They most typically occur during thunderstorms due to lightning strikes, hence their propensity to burn briefly and fizzle out. In years of extreme drought, these brush fires can rage unchecked. Though they do not equal the great wildfires to the far west, they are nonetheless destructive to the Pine Barrens region -- at least in the short term. As with many pine forests, the fires rejuvenate the forests in no short order (often as soon as five years later, though a large fire's damages may persist much longer).

Cedar Water

One of the most striking features of the Leeds Point area is the prevalence of cedar water.

"Cedar water" refers to water of a rather unique composition found in areas the Pine Barrens. This water has a distinctive dark color and earthy scent reminiscent of cedar, hence the name.

Cedar water forms when water is allowed to stand in highly acidic soil with a high iron ore content. The iron ore discolors the water, and the acid deters the presence of microorganisms which might otherwise proliferate and clarify the water. The effect is exacerbated when trees with highly tannic leaves, such as oaks, neighbor a waterway and drop their leaves into the water, causing it to discolor with time. Lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams can all develop cedar water.

Cedar water is harmless to drink. The Luperci of Leeds Point believe their cedar water imparts long life, vitality, and a number of other enhancements to drinkers.

Blue Hole

The Blue Hole is nestled deep in the Wharton Forest, in a remote location surrounded by low and rolling hills. The pine forests grow thick and choking near the hole, but suddenly open up to reveal a magnificently clear blue body of water, perfectly round in shape. The shape of the lake is not unusual: glaciation produced many such kettle lakes in this vicinity of the Wharton forest. What is unusual, however, is the color: where the other lakes of this southerly part of the forest are the deep reds and golds of cedar water, the Blue Hole is brilliantly blue. Stranger still is its temperature: the water hosts a range of hot and cold spots, ranging from 55 degrees Fahrenheit to 62 degrees Fahrenheit. The Blue Hole is circular and about 70 feet (21 m) across.

Lore

  • A woods-witch, The Witch of the Blue Hole, lives in a cave beside the lake.
  • A number of legends exist regarding the hole: that it is bottomless with powerful currents, that the water is freezing cold year-round, and that the Jersey Devil rose from its depths.

1.2  Climate

The climate in southern New Jersey is humid. Summers are long, hot, and humid, with numerous thunderstorms and rain. Southern New Jersey's temperatures are somewhat higher than surrounding areas, though the area receives less annual precipitation. The shore boasts temperatures moderated by breeze and less humidity.

1.3  Flora & Fauna

2.  Culture

Simple and superstitious folk, the Leeds Point coyotes farm blueberries and cranberries. They raise horses, chickens, and goats. Perhaps most unique about the Leeds Point coyotes is their comparably fast adaptation to human "technologies" -- though the term is used loosely. Due to their situation within the Batsto Village, a historical site housing numerous colonial and early American artifacts, the coyotes living at Leeds Point boast a number of simple, old-school processes and "machinery."

2.1  Species

Coyote
Coyotes are the dominant species
  • The Northeastern Coyote (Canis latrans thamnos) dominates within the Leeds Point area. Few other coyote subspecies are found, though they would be welcome to join if they did happen to come across the Leeds Point canines.
  • Coy-dog hybrids can be found within the Leeds Point area, and even the very rare full-blooded dog.
  • Wolves are not welcome among the Leeds Point canines. Coyotes with a smidgen of wolf blood may be permitted, but overtly wolf canines are not permitted to join.

2.2  Luperci & Shifting

Many canines are Luperci, but nobody bats an eye at four-legged forms. It is commonplace to trawl the forest and hunt in one's natural form. Nonetheless, most canines spend a considerable time in their two-legged forms, either working the glassworks or tending the horses.

2.3  Demographics

  • Most canines live clustered together in the Batsto Village. Families occupy different houses, though three different families occupy the largest of the Batsto houses, and a second large house hosts two separate family. Most coyote families, however, prefer their privacy.
  • There are, of course, canines who choose and prefer to live in the secluded forests surrounding the village: these canines are regarded as strange hermits or woods-witches.
  • There is one notorious woods-witch, said to speak with the Devil himself, who lives in a cave beside the Blue Hole. She is called The Witch of the Blue Hole.

Old mill house.

The lake at the Batsto Village.

One of the old Batsto houses.

Batsto General store.

The second-largest house remaining to the Leeds Point canines, housing two families.

The old mill, on its river-facing side, has a large crack through its face.

The picturesque stables and pasture, with one of the stable-houses in the center.

Numerous human implements jump-started the Leeds canines into human technologies still feasible for Luperci.

The largest house in the Batsto Village, housing three separate families.

2.4  Languages

2.5  Technology

Bog wetlands enable the growth of both cranberries and blueberries. These wild berries are both harvested from nature and cultivated by Leeds Point canines.

Agriculture and Ranching

Agriculture

  • Agriculture: The Batsto coyotes cultivate blueberries and cranberries, among some other grains used as livestock feed.
  • Berry Products (Wine and Dyes): The berries are used for two purposes.
    • Wine: The Batsto coyotes ferment wines. In the late 1990s, a coyote stumbled across the Renault Winery and brought the winemaking techniques home to the Leeds coyotes.
    • Dyes: The Batsto coyotes produce an incredible amount of dyes in a wide variety of shades from blueberries, cranberries, bloodroot, and a variety of other substances.

Ranching

All animals are pooled and communally owned by everyone. These animals were traded in from outsiders, as the coyotes extinguished the remaining human animals in the area.

  • Horses: The Leeds Point canines have several horses. They are used to transport sand and materials to Leeds Point, as well as plowing and transportation. Leeds Point coyotes ride horses, and also use them for cart-pulling and hauling. The use of pack horses is also commonplace. Additionally, plows are used to till the ground.
  • Chickens: The Leeds Point canines keep chickens for eggs and eating.
  • Cats: Cats are kept by numerous families in the Batsto Village. In addition, feral cats are allowed pretty much free roam over the area (they are kept away from the chicken coop, but that's about it). They help keep pests away.

Carpentry, Woodworking, and Building Maintenance

Several canines of the Leeds Point area have dedicated themselves to the craft, thanks to old human implements. They maintain buildings, build fences, make furniture, and are nearly as highly regarded as the glassworkers. The coyotes of Leeds Point are not experts in construction. They are not able to build much more than shacks and stables; their forte and specialty is building maintenance rather than the erection of new buildings.

The Leeds Point canines have, in the most recent years, begun experimenting with small-scale woodworking: i.e., the creation of small boxes, chests, and other simple woodworked elements. The crown achievement of this is the production of their lanterns.

Glassworking

The former Batsto village was an early glassworking "factory" (the term used in the loosest sense of the word). This includes a stone glassworking oven, still in good condition from the time of humanity. It needed only cleaning -- and, of course, the harder part of learning before the Basto canines made glass.

General Store

The Batsto village general store provided much of the inspiration for the Leeds Point canines' early glassworking.

The Luperci of Leeds Point have been practicing glasswork since 2003; the eldest two of the Artisans remember the first time the oven was fired and the first time a successful bottle -- misshapen, ugly, clouded, and shattered within a week -- was crafted.

Operation

  • Artisan: The Artisans are a group of three or four canines, the most studied of all glassworkers. They are never under six years of age, not only by tradition but in practice -- it takes that long to get good enough to be an artisan.
  • Apprentice: Apprentices are generally between two and five years old. They aid the Artisans and learn the craft of glassworking. There are typically two Apprentices per Artisan.
  • Gatherer: Gatherers venture to the city and the beach to get materials. They also aid in the sorting and refinement of said materials; this latter task is generally how they observe enough glassworking to become Apprentices. There are many Gatherers, and Gatherers are not always even "officially" part of the operation -- e.g., sometimes a canine who tends the horses will go with the Gatherers if a lot of materials are needed.
  • Getboy: Exactly what the name sounds like. A getboy gets things for the Apprentices and Artisans. They may also accompany Gatherers on missions to the city or the beach to aid in the gathering of materials. Getboys are young and the lowest of the operation, though every Gatherer, Apprentice, and even Artisan was once a Getboy.

Materials

Sands of Brigantine Island.

  • Canines of the Leeds Point area gather sands from the beaches to the east -- most often Brigantine Island -- and transport it back to the Batsto Village to extract the silica.
  • They also gather massive quantities of Wikipedia:Saltwort, engaging in some wild-cultivation (i.e., planting lots of it along the sand dunes and making sure next year's wild crop is good).
  • Leeds Point canines also enter Atlantic City in order to scavenge bits of glass from old human ruins.

Production

  • Bottles, jars, vases, bowls, and all manner of carrying wares.
  • Lanterns of wood and glass. If mishandled, they are prone to exploding, unfortunately -- but it can be avoided if the user is careful. The oil used to light the lantern must not be allowed to touch the wood, and after about a year the Leeds Point canines throw away lanterns for fear of seepage anyway.

Style

  • Dyes: Dyed fur -- especially in blues, deep purples, reds, and pinks -- are extremely commonplace. The abundance of berries has led to dye-making. These dyes, in turn, have been traded to other canines in the surrounding areas. The Leeds Point canines do not seek to trade their dyes by leaving the Batsto Village area; instead, travelers will seek the Leeds Point canines out.
  • Shells: Shell jewelry is, of course, very commonplace. Shells may be smeared with dye, carved, or simply worn as they are.

2.6  Practices & Traditions

Communal Living

Private Property

The canines of Leeds Point are communal in nature -- they share the livestock, the village itself, and most things within it. This is not to say that private property does not exist -- indeed, each horse and chicken, each blade and saw, and each rake and spade has a rightful owner.

Leeds Point canines, however, are quick to leave their property strewn about, and generally do not have a problem with other Leeds Point canines borrowing their tools. It generally takes a bit of digging and prodding to get someone to admit ownership over a thing, too: tracking down the owner of a particular horse may prove particularly difficult, as most coyotes don't know the rightful owner of a thing, and those who do generally don't care to divulge it (and find asking after owners of things a somewhat strange behavior anyway).

To complicate things further, the Leeds Point coyotes essentially operate on a gift economy. An object's owner may change hands many times throughout a week, day, or even hour. A neighbor who helps his neighbor is giving a gift; s/he can expect reciprocal gifting at some time in the future. The Leeds Point canines are therefore generally very wary of overly generous offers and people. Within Leeds Point coyotes, such gifts would be accompanied by huge future obligations.

Despite their communal nature, stealing and crimes related to theft do occur within Leeds Point -- some coyotes, even raised within Leeds Point, have flouted its ideals. Most of the time, however, it's an outsider who perpetrates such a crime.

Homes

Homes are considered property of Leeds Point itself: while families may live within the Batsto Village houses, they still belong to everyone else. This forces a great degree of upkeep on the leftover buildings. Everyone is willing to help a neighbor fix a leaking roof or add support to a sagging wall.

Sharing living spaces is common, but coyotes generally do have small private areas to themselves. Many rooms within the houses of the Batsto Village have been added to: separating walls, slicing rooms into tiny "dens" that most humans would find uninhabitable, is commonplace.

Coyotes of Leeds Point, while living together in a tight community, are accordingly not very respectful when it comes to private business. Gossip is commonplace, and it is admittedly difficult to find a quiet space in the bustle of the small village or any of its houses. Thankfully, the surrounding Pine Barrens and the wide, open forests provide most coyotes with all the solitary space they require.

Hunting and Prey

The Leeds Point canines are very careful in their hunting and killing of other creatures. The extinction of their prior food source -- the leftover human animals -- have led them toward more careful behaviors. They do not condone excess hunting and they are extremely careful to select only sick, injured, or otherwise "non-prime" animals from the wild. In addition, taking a particularly magnificent breeding buck or a pregnant/mother deer is a crime to the Leeds Point coyotes; they do not tolerate.

The hunting policies of the Leeds Point canines have led to an excess of white-tailed deer in the area. These animals are numerous and bold enough to even enter the Leeds Point coyotes' gardens and berry patches.

Gender and Sexuality

Fairly laid back in terms of gender and sexuality, except where frolicking with wolves is concerned. Relations with wolves are very looked down upon. Otherwise -- gay, straight, polyamorous, and all other mateships are pretty much whatever amongst the Leeds Point coyotes. Exceptionally strange mateship arrangements may raise eyebrows. Incest, pedophilia, and some other extreme arrangements are forbidden, but these things don't tend to happen amongst the Leeds Point coyotes.

2.7  Outsider Relations & Travel

Atlantic City

  • Travel: 40 miles, about half a day.

The coyotes cross the river where it is narrow and travel a short distance along the parkway before traveling down Route 9 and Absecon Boulevard. Sometimes, their route is diverted south: the road leading to the White Horse bridge in Atlantic City is not always accessible thanks to shifting barrier islands and sand bars. Their trek nonetheless always takes them across the Brigantine Bridge, a towering bridge stretching over the water beside the ruins of Atlantic City, and onto Brigantine Island, where they collect sand and saltwort.

Outsiders

The Leeds Point canines are welcoming toward most coyote outsiders, excepting those with heavy wolf blood. Heavily wolf hybrids -- even those born to a Leeds Point coyote -- are asked to leave by the time they are a year and a half old. Their mother may be banished from Leeds Point as well, though it is more frequent for her to simply be treated very coldly and shunned.

Wolves are not welcome amongst them -- while not driven out with spearpoint (unless the wolf is asking for violence) they are nonetheless very coldly treated and it is made very clear the Leeds Point canines will do little more than trade -- and stingily at that -- with wolf outsiders.

The Leeds Point canines are not communal beyond their group; they don't extend their group communal beliefs to non-Leeds coyotes. They don't consider outsiders to their group as part of the community, and can be very harsh in dealing with them (especially with regard to Atlantic City wolves and wolves in general). They trade with outsiders; they do not gift outsiders.

3.  Structure

Ranks

  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Working Ranks:
    • Glassworkers
      • Artisan
      • Apprentice
      • Gatherer
      • Getboy
    • Carpenters
    • Equestrians
    • Farmers and Harvesters
    • Warriors and Scouts
    • Hunters and Fishermen
  • Subordinate
  • Youth and Elderly
  • Omega

The Leeds Point canines have adopted a loose, fluid structure, similar to a pack. The primary difference is the dedication to a particular trade: horses, glass, livestock, carpentry, etc. They are simplistic and not particularly motivated toward dominance and submission, though the word of the leader is respected, as any. The leader is the primary canine to mete out justice amongst the Leeds canines.

3.1  Leaders

  • Alpha (F): Marley Cross: Leeds Points' leader is fair, even-handed, and thoughtful. Though young and ambitious, Marley Cross has led for over a year with little hiccup in his reign. He has emphasized defense against the Atlantic City canines, and instituted a policy of having at least one warrior escort the Gatherers.
  • Alpha (F): Devine Cross: Leeds Points' female leader is more hot-tempered than her mate -- then, she would be, as she works with the glassworkers and is an Artisan.

4.  Religion

The canines of Leeds Point do not have a religion. They do not have deities, rituals, priests, or any other form of organization. Individual canines may adopt godly beliefs from other places, if they are well-traveled or they happened to come into contact with some kind of missionary -- but the Leeds Point canines do not practice organized religion of any form. What they do have is an intense and intricate form of superstitious belief.

4.1  Legends, Tales and Beings

The Jersey Devil

As in the time of humanity, tales of the Jersey Devil -- a winged, two-legged, horse-faced creature -- have persisted with Luperci. On rare occasion, a chicken is found shredded -- this is invariably blamed on the devil. He is said to snatch canines out of the woods: disappearances aren't commonplace, but they aren't exactly unheard of, either. The Devil is also said to destroy crops: if ever a shrub is found yanked from the ground or all its berries squeezed, as if stomped, it is said to be the Devil.

Parents threaten their children to behave with the Devil if an offense is especially severe -- to do so lightly as a parent may be considered abusive. Invariably, the wrath of the Devil is enough to bring a young child under wraps again. Belief in the devil as a literal being is strong -- nonetheless, he is not a deity.

The Devil is said to have arisen from the very early Leeds -- Mother Kallikak gave birth to thirteen children. The thirteenth was a boy -- and became a devil just after birth, flying from his birthroom through the chimney and into the night. Mother Kallikak is said to have asked a demon to possess her baby so she might control it -- and it is also said that she did, though the legends are murky and propagated primarily by living members of the Leeds themselves.

Captain Kidd the Black Dog

The creeping creeks of the Pine Barrens, in addition to the Mullica River, are host to earthy red cedar water.

A ship ran aground on Brigantine Island in 2008; coyotes of Leeds Point tell of finding its wreckage and the bodies of its crew. The crew had not drowned or died in the running aground. On the contrary, each one had been slain, down to the captain (marked by his fine dress and big, fancy, feather-adorned hat). Though young -- little more than a child -- he was a massive black dog and had died fighting. No fewer than ten Atlantic City wolves were strewn alongside his corpse.

The Captain -- who became Captain Kidd in the telling, no longer a child but a fully grown Luperci of twelve feet in height, with arms and legs as thick as oaks -- is said to stalk the beaches of Brigantine by night, seeking vengeance on the wolves that killed him and his crew.

The White Stag of Wharton

The White Stag of Wharton is a benevolent spirit, always appearing as a pale white (and quite solid) stag. He helps travelers and the lost, and once appeared before a bridge that was washed out and collapsed, warning Leeds Point coyotes away from crossing.

The Griggstown Ghost Cow

On the floodplains surrounding Leeds Point, there were many reports of a pale white bull seen only on foggy nights and when during poor visibility. This was in 1995, long after the coyotes had exhausted the remaining human animals in the area, hunting them to extinction. These rumors continued for several long years; though the Griggstown Ghost Cow was ominous, the coyotes regarded it as a neutral or even benevolent spirit -- perhaps not to the degree of the White Stag, but the cow was not to be feared as the devil was.

In 2012, during a trip to the beaches, the "ghost cow" was discovered to be a flesh and blood cow. An ancient white bull, having fallen into a ditch, was unable to remove himself from the area. Though uninjured, the animal was weak. Extraction efforts were successful, and the "ghost bull" was relocated to the Leeds Point farm. Unfortunately, he died shortly thereafter. As he was seen so frequently in the area, the only explanation for his existence was that of a solitary leftover from the times of humanity and the prey extinction of the coyotes.

Though the Ghost Cow is no longer seen, his tales remain -- and he serves as a parable for the coyotes' efforts with the surrounding wilderness.

4.2  Places

The Devil's Tree

The Devil's Tree

In the midst of the thick pine forests, a meadow opens up to reveal a single, solitary oak. Although it seems dead, the tree does sprout new branches and a few leaves each year. The trunk is scarred by axes and saws from the time of humanity; though many of these scars have healed, the tree is clearly wounded.

In the early years of the Leeds Point area, a coyote took his entire family -- mate and five young children -- to the Devil's Tree and slaughtered them all, then killed himself. Even before this, though, the Devil's Tree had a reputation: the area is eerie and quiet, with no other growth around the Devil's Tree. The Devil is said to pace in circles around the base of the tree, leaving a path free of snow around the tree when all else is snow-covered.

Leeds Point coyotes now claim the children can be heard playing if one sits beneath the tree (few dare to do so). It is also claimed that trying to chop down the tree results in an untimely end. Legend also states that a piece of bark taken from the Devil's Tree and brought to a woodswitch can work the most powerful magic of all, perhaps even to summon the Devil himself.

4.3  Other Superstitions

Witchcraft

Witchcraft is regarded with extreme suspicion and feared as a powerful magic force. Witches are cast out of Leeds Point, unlike most any other crime. They are forbidden to return, but neither do the coyotes dare kill a witch-woman. The Witch of the Blue Hole is said to have been a Leeds Point coyote.

Miscellaneous

  • Leeds Point canines believe the cedar water prevalent in the area is health and mind enhancing, imparting long life to those who drink it over their lifetime.

5.  Significant Families

5.1  Current

Cross

The current leading family, and one of the older families of Leeds Point. The Cross family is large, with quite a few members spread out amongst different families of Leeds Point by marriage.

Leeds

derp

Collingswood

A newer family, with only four members. These coyotes just moved to the Leeds point area from the western woods of Pennsylvania.

6.  History

6.1  Influence on 'Souls

6.2  Early

  • 1988: Coyotes begin living among the Batsto Village ruins, hunting the chickens, horses, and other animals still surviving after the apocalypse.
  • 1991: The coyotes hunted the animals remaining from humanity to extinction; leaner times begin. The coyotes spoiled by years of "hunting" the remaining human animals, find the adjustment to spry, able prey -- i.e., white-tailed deer -- difficult. The lakes and rivers are heavily relied upon during this time for their fish -- sometimes the Leeds Point coyotes venture as far out as Brigantine and Atlantic City in search of prey. This sparks the first conflicts between the coyotes and the Atlantic City wolves.
  • 1992: In response to the conflict, the canines of Leeds Point solidify their structure and band together as a more official group. Previously, they had been scattered -- they consolidated their forces and begin living together in the Batsto Village, sharing their food and hunting together. They find their hunting far more successful, and soon find themselves in times of plenty again.
  • 1993: The Devil's Tree murder takes place.
  • 1996: The Luperci virus truly takes hold and coyotes begin shifting more frequently, exploring the ruins of humanity. Fire is created for the first time, and the first horse since the extinction of remaining human animals four years earlier is ridden into town by an outsider. The outsider is not one for very long -- she quickly integrates with the Leeds Point coyotes and teaches them about raising animals -- and, knowing how to read, picks up a book and learns the history of the Batsto Village. It is this coyote -- Gretta Casey -- who spearheads the first efforts of glassworking.
  • 1997: Pre-glassworking efforts, such as the gathering of old bottles and jars from the Batsto Village and surrounding areas, begin.
  • 2003: Glassworking begins in earnest.
  • 2004: The first viable Batsto Village bottle is made by the Luperci of Leeds Point and everyone celebrates! Yay!
  • 2009: The first lantern is made.

7.  Notes & References

7.1  Quick Reference Index

Essentials

Wharton State Forest
A massive pine forest, part of the Pine Barrens, that occurs in southern New Jersey. Wikipedia:Wharton_State_Forest
Pine Barrens
A heavily forested area of coastal plain stretching across more than seven counties of southern New Jersey. The name "pine barrens" refers to the area's sandy, acidic, nutrient-poor soil. Wikipedia:Pine_Barrens
Sugar Sand
Fine silt sand with a propensity to form quicksand holes when wet. Wikipedia:Sugar_sand
Mullica River
The Mullica River, a 50.6 mile long river draining into the Little Egg Harbor, provides one of the principal drainages into the Atlantic Ocean of the extensive Pinelands. Its estuary on Great Bay is considered one of the least-disturbed marine wetlands habitats in the northeastern United States. Wikipedia:Mullica_River
Cedar Water
Cedar water has a distinctive dark color and earthy scent reminiscent of cedar, hence the name.
Blue Hole
An unusually clear blue body of water situated in the middle of a dense forest, with many similar such lakes in its immediate vicinity. The water has warm and cold spots. Wikipedia:Blue_Hole_
Devil's Tree
A solitary oak with some dead limbs growing in an open meadow in the midst of the pines; numerous superstitions surround the tree. Wikipedia:Devil's_Tree
Renault Winery
A former human winery on the far banks of the Mullica River. Winemaking technologies were brought to Leeds Point from this area. Wikipedia:Renault_Winery

Glassworking

Artisan
The most studied glassworkers in Leeds Point.
Apprentice
The apprentices study the glassworker Artisans' work and hope to become Artisans themselves.
Gatherer
The gatherers get materials for the glassworking process.
Getboy
The getboys are assistants to all of the above.

Superstition

The Jersey Devil
A legendary creature or cryptid said to inhabit the Pine Barrens. The creature is often described as a flying biped with hooves. Wikipedia:Jersey_Devil
Captain Kidd the Black Dog
A beach ghost found in nearby Brigantine. Captain Kidd, Black Dog
Griggstown Ghost Cow
A "ghost" of the floodplains surrounding the Leeds Point area, on the opposite banks of the Mullica River. Wikipedia:Griggstown_cow
The White Stag of Wharton
A ghostly white deer said to aid travelers lost in the Pine Barrens. White Stag

7.2  Etc.

Status: REQUEST.

  • Creator: Sie — see Wiki page for contact information.
    • I have approved characters from the area before -- however, please ask first. You will need to adhere to the information within this document and show me you have a strong understanding of the areas and culture in order to be approved.
    • There's no need to ask about characters passing through the area in the past, but again, please adhere to the information within this document.
    • You can also check out Sie's Adoptions to see if I have any available characters from the area.

Inconsistencies

Please remember these coyotes are not intended to be or represent New Jersey people or the Batsto Village anything real. BESIDES SON I'M FROM NEW JERSEY I DO WHAT I WANT. ok thanks.

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