Thursday, 25 July 2013

Middlehampton Locations

Middlehampton Locations

Clearthorpes
Large industrial town once dominated by its shipbuilding industry gone to rack and ruin.
The Clefts
A series of deep caverns that duck down between two outcrops of basalt. 

Cryingford

A small run down hamlet of cottages on the River Darkling.  These were abandoned for no recorded reason in the 1950's but are still registered to owners all of whom are members of the Re-embodied Enlightenment.

Littlethorpe

A fishing village known for its shellfish and the great shingle arm that reaches out from the River Shrill that protects the sand beds where the shellfish are harvested.
Middlehampton
A small county between Wales and England that has at various times belong to both country's to such an extent that it now claims an almost autonomous state with allegiance to Britain but nether England or Wales.  
Pickworth
A modern town dominated by the UFR complex with a number of subsidiary industrial units around its outskirts.
Ravisham
Small town near Littlethorpe where the House of Re-embodied Enlightenment have its estate.
Thredford Estate
Council estate with a large Ghoul residence in Clearthorpes.

Rivers

River Shrill
Runs through Ravisham and Littlethorpe
River Tears
Rivers through Middlehampton and out to the Irish Sea at Clearthorpes.  As the Darkling's strange properties desolve into the greater river they maintain large 'drops' as if of a slightly different nature to the water around it.  As they slowly break up they sparkle like tear drops in the river hence the name.  Although the Darkling joins the Tears just outside Pickworth it doesn't start to break up until it passes over a natural weir at Cryingford, a now quant little run down hamlet that once was the major river crossing until the local lord decided to build at bridge at Middlehampton itself.  This was after the Darkling Witch Trails back in the 17th century.  A local legend says the Tears are from the bodies of the drowned witches.  In reality the River Tears has been so named from much further back in recorded time.
The Darkling

Emerges in the lower Clefts and joins the Tears near Pickworth. Named for its odd darkish colour which seems to retain a crystalline sparkliness that can still clearly be seen as a strong current down the centre of the Tears before it breaks up at Cryingford.  

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