Behind the Shadowy Curtain
Seattle (pronounced see-AT-əl) is a major coastal seaport and the seat of King County, in the U.S. state of Washington. The Seattle metropolitan area of over 3.5 million inhabitants is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city is situated on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound (an arm of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 114 miles (183 km) south of the Canada–United States border, but further north than Toronto. In 2010, the container ports in the Seattle metropolitan area (Seattle-Tacoma) were the third busiest in the United States, after Los Angeles–Long Beach and New York–New Jersey, serving as a major gateway for trade with Asia. In terms of percentage, Seattle has the second-largest gay, lesbian, or bisexual population among major US cities.
The Seattle area had been inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent white settlers. Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived at Alki Point on November 13, 1851. The settlement was moved to its current site and named “Seattle” in 1853, after Chief Si’ahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes.
Logging was Seattle’s first major industry, but by the late 19th century the city had become a commercial and shipbuilding center as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. By 1910, Seattle was one of the 25 largest cities in the country. However, the Great Depression severely damaged the city’s economy. Growth returned during and after World War II, due partially to the local Boeing company, which established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing. The city developed as a technology center in the 1980s. More recently, Seattle has become a hub for “green” industry and a model for sustainable development.
Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, there were nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs along Jackson Street in the current Chinatown/International District. The jazz scene developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson and others. Seattle is also the birthplace of rock legend Jimi Hendrix and the rock music style known as “grunge”, which was made famous by local groups Melvins, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam. In more recent years, Seattle has been known for indie rock and indie dance music.
CITY-WIDE THEMES AND THREATS
- Unusual increase in wolf population and activity
- Wolve in the city
- Dr. Thomas Purce (Eco Terrorist)
- Daphnie Running-Horse (Chinook Liason)
- Olivia Wilde (Wereform)
- Hans Gruberman (“Dog” Catcher)
- Neutral ground for Faerie Courts
- Irregular weather
- Black Court is secretly increasing their numbers
- Black Court has eyes and ears everywhere
THE BALANCE OF POWER
The Status Quo
What is the supernatural status quo?
- The Faerie Courts declaired the city neutral ground while the Black Court slowly increase their numbers
What is the mundane status quo?
- Wolf attacks in the city and a strong Russian Mob pressence
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
The Current Order
Who wants to maintain the status quo?
- Police Force
- Russian Mob
- Black Court
- Faerie Courts
Who wants to rock the boat?
Who is in the dark?
- Russian Mob
- Police Force
- Animal Control
Who is in the know?