Dr. Gerard wrote:Koakai, as you know I am a great fan of your BC dispatches. I'd so love to see some scenario seeds from your dark corner of the Earth. Feel free to shoot me ideers if you need a sounding board, or let me know if there is any other way I can help.
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Oh I;m just trying to make up my mind. I could work up notes on stuff non BC centric like the high speed, high security silk trains that raced across the countryside, guarded by machine gun toting individuals.
I could write something up about the mysterious transformer spirits of legend, who roamed the country side in time immemorial, turning people into things like giant boulders, mountains, waterfalls and the like. Depending on your 'crime', you might become a mountain (one nearby is said to be a woman who was turned ), or your grief at loosing your family to the spirits might cause you to become the falls nearby. These spirits took many forms, from bears, to humans, and could be easily be something out of the mythos.
Then I was thinking of people to mention, personalities to write up, and I was struck by the story of 'Capi' Blanchet (M. Wylie Blanchet) whose book about her time cruising with her children on the coast is a BC staple. She was a character, whose husband mysteriously disappeared while swimming one night (he had heart failure and the water temp combined with the strain likely killed him). The boast he was using was recovered however and she cruised the coastline with her kids for years afterwards. There are strange tales in her life.
Then combined with this, I was trying to work her into a scenario in my head and was reminded of the rum runners of pacific northwest. Ships like the Malahat that would sit outside the territorial waters and act as floating warehouses for booze. What could I work in there.
I was also reminded of 'Club Malibu' a rich man's retreat that only ran for 5 years, shortly after the end of the second world war. it had limited access and a short operating time so it didn't fair well, but it had some illustrious visitors like John Wayne, Senator John F. Kennedy, Barbara Stanwyck, Bing Crosby, and Bob Hope. A polio death and quarantine are mentioned, so i can imagine working something up involving a strange death, a camp of rich individuals the isolation of bad weather and difficult waters. Today it is a christian youth camp, but does it have cultist roots?
I'm a little scattered right now as you can see.