Prince Edward Island

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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Subterritories
    1.   2.1  Northern Wildwood
    2.   2.2  Cavendish Estates
    3.   2.3  Charlottetown
    4.   2.4  Kingsweald
    5.   2.5  Cabot Beach
  3.   3.  Landmarks
    1.   3.1  Mount Stewart
    2.   3.2  Woodleigh Replica Museum
    3.   3.3  Charlottetown Generating Station
  4.   4.  Waterways
    1.   4.1  Seacow Pond
    2.   4.2  Murray River (Town and River)
    3.   4.3  The Three Rivers
    4.   4.4  Hillsborough River
    5.   4.5  Northumberland Strait
    6.   4.6  Gulf of Saint Lawrence
    7.   4.7  Prince Edward Island Bays
    8.   4.8  Malpeque Bay
  5.   5.  Islands
    1.   5.1  Malpeque Islands
  6.   6.  History
    1.   6.1  Claimed Land
  7.   7.  Sources

1.  Description

This northerly island is accessible only by swimming in summer. In winter, crossing the ice is possible, though quite dangerous. It has a climate similar to New Brunswick, though it suffers a coastal woe. In winter especially, the area is prone to fierce snowstorms and blizzards. Spring is slow, summers are cool, and fall is quick in this northerly island. Nonetheless, it is home to several highly desirable resources for Luperci, and is thus a frequent attraction.

The area is also home to the Wildwood Horses that were shared between Sapient the former Midnight Shores.

2.  Subterritories

2.1  Northern Wildwood

The Northern Wildwood arm of Prince Edward Island is remote. Consisting of pristine beaches, marshland, and sparse forest, the area is as beautiful as it is difficult to access. Despite its distance from the mainland and difficulty of access, Luperci may find the area a plentiful resource. Northern Wildwood is home to an abundance of wild horses -- there are no fewer than five herds of ten to fifteen horses each roaming the hilly, sparsely forested area outside of the town. More surprising is their quality -- the horses are said to be descendants of the mounted police in the area, as well as those raced in the town of Cavendish Estates. Life in the northernmost extremes of the island has hardened them further -- they are swift-footed and sturdy animals.

2.2  Cavendish Estates

The Cavendish Estates consist of both a sprawling piece of farmland and the second-largest town on the island. The Estates themselves are a sprawling farmland, once used to grow a wide variety of foods. Many of them can still be found growing, though the neat rows of planting have long since fallen into disarray. The town is low-slung and clustered around the two processing plants, boasting a racetrack and several decaying bars as primary entertainment. The sprawling complex's buildings tower above the housing, ominous and strange. Though not entirely unpleasant, the Cavendish Estates are a strange place for many Luperci.

2.3  Charlottetown

Although it does not rival Halifax or St. John, Charlottetown is a formidable reminder of humanity’s past. Rather than tall skyscrapers like a city would have, Charlottetown is a large, sprawling suburban landscape of shorter, quaint houses and buildings. Based on the coast, the town has many harbors that are ideal for storing ships to cross the Northumberland Strait.

Charlottetown also has several distinct neighborhoods with different attributes to them. Eroded over time, these neighborhoods have been reduced to two - Sherwood and East Royalty. These neighborhoods have been divided into their own divisions due to natural structures and old roads; the members of Midnight Shores used to claim residence in many of these homes.

2.4  Kingsweald

The Kingsweald is a vast forest stretching across the innards of Prince Edward Island. Although dotted with rural towns and farms, the area has since become completely wild again. The coastal areas of the Kingsweald forest boast sand dunes, beaches with pale sand, and a great number of bird species. Prey animals are in abundance throughout the area, especially deer and small mammals. In addition, the Kingsweald is home to various useful medicinal plants, as well as a few rarities found only within its bounds.

2.5  Cabot Beach

Cabot Beach is one of the most beautiful areas of Prince Edward Island. White sands and long, wide beaches characterize the shoreline, while the inland areas are thick forest plentiful with deer and other prey animals. Although beautiful, this area of the island is unsettling. Clearly colonized by Luperci, Cabot Beach was discovered completely deserted save one starving, maddened canine. Signs of Luperci inhabitance -- but no Luperci -- were found by the first explorers of the area. A lack of struggle or bodies precludes war as the cause for depopulation; explanations for abandonment are plenitful, but none certain. Ghostly mystery has permeated Cabot Beach ever since.

3.  Landmarks

3.1  Mount Stewart

A declining railyard station marks this southerly coastal town, the largest in the southeastern peninsula of Prince Edward Island. Supported by a decaying track linking the town with Charlottetown to the northwest, the town's largest feature is the railyard beside main street. The yard and track were in bad shape prior to the apcalypse, and slated for shutdown in 1989. Few residences can be found in Mount Stewart -- the majority of the employed lived in the smaller, quieter villages surrounding the larger town, up and down this southern shore of Prince Edward Island. Instead, industry dominates -- a small metalworker's shop, warehouses, a box factory, a handle factory, and a former fish processing plant stand along the coast. A farm, formerly home to about 200 head of cattle, stands abandoned on Mount Stewart's outskirts.

3.2  Woodleigh Replica Museum

This former visitors attraction features replicas at varying scales of landmarks from the United Kingdom including St. Paul's Cathedral, Anne Hathaway's cottage, Shakespeare's birthplace, The Old Curiosity Shop, and Dunvegan Castle. The most ambitious feature is a replica of the Tower of London, which covers a substantial portion of the site and which includes the Armories and replicas of the Crown Jewels. The replicas, many of which were built of mortared stone, still remain intact. The extensive gardens included a large labyrinth, which has since overgrown -- though the outlines of the maze can still be discerned from the growth patterns of the vegetation.

3.3  Charlottetown Generating Station

This former power generating station was a diesel oil power station, primarily used during periods of peak demand or when the power supply from the mainline is impaired. As such, it was shut down when the apocalypse struck in 1988, left with little more than dregs in its fuel tanks. The eerie building, metallic and twisted, with numerous towers and smokestacks, along with metal catwalks and chain-link fences, stands as an anomaly to the southwest of the otherwise quaint city.

4.  Waterways

4.1  Seacow Pond

This northwestern extreme of Prince Edward Island is not named for the far more southerly manatees. Instead, this tiny bay in the Northern Wildwood area was named for its sightings of walrus near its shore. Hunted to extinction in these eastern parts of Canada during the time of humanity, walrus had not been seen in Seacow Pond for many decades. Following the apocalypse, however -- they have not returned to the stony beach in great numbers, but every now and again, a walrus can be seen along these shores, towering above the much smaller Seals.

4.2  Murray River (Town and River)

On the sparsely southeastern peninsula of Prince Edward Island, Murray River is an average-sized community for the area. Near the Cardigan River's mouth in the Northumberland Strait nearby, this small community once hosted a small fishing wharf and docks. Several tiny seaside cottages hunker along the coast, battered by the rain and wind and in poor condition. The few brick buildings -- primarily the former store and two or three single story offices -- remain in better condition. The Murray River beside the community is a slow-moving and lazy river, once a popular destination for canoeing and kayaking in the time of humanity. The rich river waters are also host to a number of fish species, some of which use the Murray to spawn.

4.3  The Three Rivers

The Three Rivers are a trio of rivers flowing through southeastern Prince Edward Island, separate from the larger Hillsborough River. The rivers are the Brudenell, Cardigan and Montague rivers, navigable by canoe for 52 kilometres (32 miles). The rivers are separate until their confluence near where they empty into the Northumberland Strait; here, the three rivers come together. First the Cardigan and Montague become one, and the Brudenell joins them some distance down the banks.

4.4  Hillsborough River

This broad, meandering river courses through much of eastern Prince Edward Island, collecting various smaller rivers in the Cabot Beach area before heading south. It empties into the Northumberland Strait close to Mount Stewart. The Hillsborough, wide and slow through much of its course, narrows near the bay, where the stone's composition changes and the river has had to cut a narrow gorge through the rock. Above these narrows, however, the river's slow waters and muddy bed are perfect fishing for freshwater oysters and clams.

4.5  Northumberland Strait

The shallow Northumberland Strait separates Prince Edward Island from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The shallowness of the strait's waters results in very warm summer water -- the Strait has some of the warmest ocean water temperatures on the Atlantic coast north of Virginia. In the winter, however, cold water flowing in from the Gulf of Saint Lawrence cools the water quickly. This is one of the areas within 'Souls playable areas to freeze and display coastal sea ice in winter. Though the channel may freeze entirely, the ice is rarely solid enough to walk across safely.

Central and western coasts of the strait, such as the Isthmus of Chignecto and Aelcrest Shore, as well as the entire south and eastern shore of Prince Edward Island, consist of sandstone. Much of these coasts are beautiful sandy beaches with gentle tides, a stark contrast to the harsh Bay of Fundy coastline to the south. These areas had minimal coastal development in the time of humanity.

4.6  Gulf of Saint Lawrence

The Gulf of Saint Lawrence is a massive gulf to the north, outlet to the Great Lakes to the far south. The gulf borders Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick areas such as Isthmus of Chignecto, and the Cape Breton Peninsula. Only a small part of the Gulf occurs within the playable game areas. Frozen water and ice floes are common in winter; cold water in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence helps to make the temperature of mainland Canada territories and Prince Edward Island consistently colder than much of southern Nova Scotia.

4.7  Prince Edward Island Bays

Prince Edward Island Bays

These bays occur to the south of Prince Edward Island, in the Northumberland Strait.

  • Hillsborough Bay
    The Hillsoborough Bay, the largest in Prince Edward Island, reaches as far inland as Charlottetown. The Conway Narrows, the estuaries of three large rivers, flows out into the Hillsborough Bay from Charlottetown. A smaller sub-basin to the south and west, St. Eleanor Bay, is dotted with many summer cottages.
  • Bedeque Bay
    Bedeque Bay is a rather wide, small bay on the southern shore of Prince Edward Island. Though not very notable otherwise, Bedeque Bay (with the more northerly Malpeque Bay) nearly separates Prince Edward Island in half.
  • Abegweit Passage
    Abegweit Passage is the narrowest part of the Northumberland Strait, comprising the 13-kilometre (8 mile) wide portion between Cape Tyron in Prince Edward Island and the coast of the Colchester Quarter in New Brunswick. Tidal currents in this area can reach up to 4 knots. Though this appears to be the easiest place to cross over, the speed of the current makes it a little more dangerous than it appears. One is safer crossing further west along the Strait.

4.8  Malpeque Bay

Malpeque Bay is located in the north of Prince Edward Island, opening out onto the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The bay is most notable for almost dividing the province of Prince Edward Island almost in half. A thin isthmus occupied by the parts of the city of Summerside separates Malpeque Bay from Bedeque Bay on the island's south shore. Malpeque Bay has several islands located along its northern border as well as entirely within the bay itself.

5.  Islands

5.1  Malpeque Islands

Malpeque Bay in Prince Edward Island boasts a number of small islands, some of which even bore names: Mary Fraser Island, Courtin Island, Little Courtin Island, Little Rock, Big Rock, and Bird Island. More notable amongst Malpeque's islands are Lennox, formerly human-occupied; Hog Island, a barrier island forming the northern boundary of Malpeque Bay; and Fish Island, a section of Hog Island that occasionally separates/joins due to erosion and accretion.

6.  History

6.1  Claimed Land

  • Midnight Shores occupied and claimed a good portion of the island from November 2014 through December 2016.

7.  Sources

Category: Midnight Shores