In a far off land somewhere between oceans and trees there was a place. This land was called Greatkill County, named by the natives who lived there many eons ago who fished in the lakes and the ocean and hunted in the mountains. For generations they survived in this wondrous place building traditions and spawning legends. Hidden in these lands was an area known as the Mystical Realm or more commonly, their sacred burial grounds. It was a place where their departed went to rest after life.
Years had passed and the lands were invaded by new settlers who laid claim to the area. One controlling family in particular claimed an area over looking others and built a castle. Others followed and built settlements along the ocean and inland beyond the mountains.
This castle for many years was the only structure in the area. It was hidden among the burial grounds of the natives far enough inward that the natives had a difficult time finding it and it was well protected on all sides so that those who would do harm would be easily defeated. The problem with the location of the castle was that it was built on the old sacred burial grounds. At this time though the tribes were slowly moving inland as modernization was spreading up and down the coast .Although the burial grounds were very sacred, the natives had all but moved on to more friendly territories away from the settlers.
You will discover as you explore Greatkill County who the family is that built the castle and who the residents are that live and lived in this fascinating county.
You also just might find Mystical Castle. If you do, there are adventures to seek throughout the walls left by generations of old native burial legends. Although the original family is long gone, the legends and strange events abound. Being an outsider and staying in the castle may bring you adventures that weren't on your agenda.
The valley today is a place of growth. At least the youth are attempting to wipe away the legends and overturn the past but disrespect for those legends has led to many unexplained disappearances and many a traveler has wished they had stayed away.
the castle will be foremost your goal but there will be many other places that will cause you to deter your journey and exploration. Etter's Lighthouse is a glaring example of unexplainable events. Built to guide sailing ships because of the thick fog that rolls in from the ocean, it fast became a place of legend on its own. Named for Jason Etter, it is a rich repository of stories and events.
This is a place where you really don't want to venture. Stories tell that the animals even steer clear of these woods. Enter at your own risk.
You must go to Crayton's Cove to find Kathy. Sit and have a drink, enjoy a meal, (she is a heck of a cook,) then listen to the tales as the residents who frequent the place tell of the dark secrets the county holds.
too far from the roads unless of course you know the area. Many have and many have never returned. It is curious why all these people stayed here. They live all along Valley Road, some are friendly and some are, well, let us just say not people you would want to ask for directions.
Along the ocean
Is some of the most beautiful coastline you could imagine, unless you venture out after dark. There is a fog the rolls in, seemingly with intelligence, that will give you chills if you stand and watch it. It seems to head for the Mystic Woods where no one wants to go.
The trip will be a memorable one if you watch where you go and remember how you got there.
One more item before you take the plunge... Beware when in the mountains you hear tell of a cave. You may also hear the name Mason Jobe in the same sentence. The rumors fly about the location of the cave and Mason who supposedly resides there. If you find it, you may find something you weren't looking for.
There are many legends about Mason Jobe. Once such quote is heard often;
To come upon thee is to finally cease to be..
Maybe you will not heed those words and maybe you won't believe them. Luke Christian, the present owner of the castle often says about new visitors;
They are alive without breath, as cold as death; Those mountains will never tell and you should never ask.
Enjoy your adventure if you dare but beware of anything you hear and anything you see.