Post by Admin on Dec 19, 2013 3:27:19 GMT
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Mossy Hollow is a modern city in the state of Georgia, USA, in a world where "the supernatural" is accepted as natural. In addition to humans, the beings that reside here include an array of nymphs, two types of fey, two types of volant spirits, and a race of quasi-reptilian creatures known as drakes. The conditions known as vampirism and lycanthropy are also prevalent, infecting mostly the humans, but they're capable of spreading to other beings as well.
The city and surrounding area have a humid climate with a landscape characterized by swampland, lazy rivers, and forests draped with Spanish moss. In addition to breeding mosquitoes and other bloodsuckers, the terrain provides a prime habitat for such flora and fauna as river otters, frogs, fireflies, opossums, largemouth bass, live oak, azaleas, and magnolias. In some places, the woods are so thick that the light can hardly reach through the trees, coating the ground in shadow. The air is always heavy with moisture, and on cold days, white fog hangs over the rushes. This is a green and muggy place, where all hidden things are prone to the obfuscation of kudzu and decay.
Although the city exists in the modern era, many of its homes and commercial buildings haven't been renovated in years, with an architectural style exemplified by mossy redbrick offices, storefronts with cloth overhangs, and wooden front porches on all the little cottages not far from town square. Farther away from the heart of the city, there are a few old plantation houses still in use as well, though suburban development has crept in on their acreage.
The institutions and businesses in town are too numerous to list here, but among a few of note, there is the police station, where denizens can report incidents or ask about wanted criminals, and the blood donation center, which keeps a tight lock on all its stores, as well as typical town fixtures like a graveyard, a bakery, a pizza place, and so on. Some of the local restaurants like to compete for the honor of best peach cobbler every year. There are also a few empty buildings downtown that don't appear to be used for anything, though on rare occasion, there's a mysterious, painful howling that can be heard from them at night.