[Willow Cove] Deep water - description request
Description Type: multi-room / general

Sector Type: deep water

Surrounding Areas:
The Deadwood(forest);
Beacon Point(POI); Haven Lighthouse(POI); Keeper's Wharf(POI);
Throne of the Bay King(POI); Sea Witch's Hollow(POI)

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  • The Deadwood:  An unnaturally still wooded area associated with Arkwright Cemetery that most animals avoid.  The wood separates the cemetery from the seaside and is associated with spirits who are said to get lost on their way to a ship that ferries them to the after-world.
  • Beacon Point: This is the outcropping of rock that Haven Lighthouse and Keeper's Wharf is built on.
  • Haven Lighthouse: The most widely recognizable and tallest structure in Haven.  It was constructed shortly after founding Haven.  It predates the clock-tower and all current structures aside from the Lodge.
  • Keeper's Wharf: It's considered to be an accessory structure associated with Haven's Lighthouse and is maintained as a historical landmark.  It predates the founding of Haven.
  • Throne of the Bay King: A stature of a manlike frog creature seated on a throne.  It resides inside of a natural cave within Willow Cove and is said to predate the founding of Haven.
  • Sea Witch's Hollow: A natural depression in the cliff-side housing a ring of standing stones and a central slab.  It predates the founding of Haven.
  • Willow Cove: A naturally formed brown sand beach surrounded by steep cliff-sides which can't be scaled without vertical climbing.  It is maintained by the Haven Historical Society.  Swimming is at own risk.  Disappearances are not unheard of, but uncommon.  Compared to other beaches, it is cleaner and safer than Underlook Beach, but dirtier and less safe than Sydney Beach.  It represents the old world and Haven's distant past.  Elderly residents of Haven view the area with wistfulness and deference.  Parents view the area with wariness and caution.  Young adults view the area as mysterious.  It has a sense of danger due to the unrefined surroundings and remoteness.  It's accessible only by foot or shallow boat.
I kind of got a little enthused and wrote up a few descs for things.

Generic deepwater willow cove room

in the deep waters of Willow Cove

The waters here within the bay are fairly calm, though the white caps of waves breaking further into the Atlantic tell a story of more dangerous travel. The ancient lighthouse looms proudly over the bay, atop the high cliffs to the south, a mute warning of the dangers of the rocky underwater reef out beyond the headland. Back over towards the west the high cliffs embrace the brown sands of the beach, topped by a frosting of greenery.


Mooring buoy : The sun and sea have faded the brilliant orange of this buoy that marks the location of a heavy mooring chain and anchor.


Raft, one room square in the middle of the bay, maybe two sea rooms out from the beach, one exit west, the rest of the directions being a jump/fall option

A weathered raft anchored in the cove

At least a dozen sealed oil drums hold this weathered wooden platform aloft over the surface of the ocean, providing a popular sunbathing destination for the more adventurous beach-goers. A ladder provides easy access for swimmers to climb aboard; the lower underwater rungs can get a little hazardous with the growth of weed and razor edges of clinging mussels, though they are scraped off each swimming season. Splintered boards on the raft have been repaired in places with sheets of plywood, which in turn has also needed repair over the years. It seems every time a patch is needed it is simply layered up one of top of the other, creating an uneven though still serviceable surface.

rock, one room square northeatish from the lighthouse. Maybe a climb up thing

Siren’s Rest

Barely peeking out from the waters at the edge of the bay, this rock offers just enough room for a few of the more daring swimmers to stop and rest on, though there are not many perches that provide a comfortable seat on the jagged granite. Below the tide mark seaweed sways and billows with the surging waters and small fish duck in and around the crevices, feeding on the mussels that anchor themselves to the granite.


Extra Undersea things

An undersea ledge at the edge of a reef

This ledge is teeming with ocean life, there are all sorts of creatures that make their home among the roots of the kelp forest that sways to and fro in the currents. Schools of shimmering fish catch what available light filters down from above, and bright orange starfish swarm across the rocks that make up the sea bed. Lobsters make their homes in the crags and crannies here, while the occasional shark can be seen patrolling its territory. Hidden among the kelp vines is a sunken yacht, barnacles and coral has already begun to cling to the gleaming white hull claiming it for the ocean.

extra: A sunken yacht
Laying not far from the coast of Haven, this once luxury yacht now rests one the ocean bed. What was once home to parties attended by the rich and famous, the socialites and high rollers, now hosts sponges, crabs, and the various fish that call the Atlantic coastline their home. The boat rests on an acute angle, a very obvious blast hole in its hill tells the story of how it came to be here, as well as providing access to get inside.


Within the bow of a sunken yacht

A large blasted hole grants access into the bow area of this downed yacht, inside the astute scavenger might find chains, anchors, boxed supplies for a longer-term sea voyage and what just might be heavily wrapped plastic packs of cocaine: probably worthless now after being well and truly saturated by the sea. A small but passable doorway leads on towards a kitchen.

out north

A galley kitchen and living area

Well appointed and with appliances befitting any land-based mansion, this sub-oceanic galley now provides only for the fish that lurk in various crooks and crannies. Cupboard doors flap and sway in the ocean currents and drawers lay open in varying degrees, some providing refuge for smaller fish. Beyond the kitchen area is an open plan living space. It’s a fairly typical set up for a boat, making the best use of the space and of course utilizing luxury materials in its decor.

south north

The aft cabin

The ocean has started to peel the mahogany veneer off the luxury furnishings of this cabin, brass fittings now sporting a light scattering of juvenile clams beginning to take root and call this sunken vessel home. The covers of the bed are lost to the tides now, bunched up in a far corner of the cabin, though the mattress still remains in an utterly saturated state. Various trinkets and artefacts of daily life lay scattered about the cabin floor, nothing of enough value to be bothered with by any but the most desperate of treasure seekers. A skylight that has been busted open leads out to the bow deck above.

south up

the deck of a sunken yacht

Nothing much is left here on the deck, the ocean currents having carried all the loose flotsam and jetsam away. What is here in abundance are juvenile muscles and other shellfish, clinging to the grip tread surface of the decking.

down north south east west and all the rest


Things to dot about under water

decorate extra A decaying skeleton with feet encased in a concrete block

Though it has been dumped into the ocean depths, weighed down by a quick set cement block, there is still some meaty parts and tendons that hold this skeleton together. Maybe in a year or so, something of it may wash up on the shore.


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