--<< Silver Harbor >>--
"Nice name isn't it? Something to do with how the sea looks like silver when you watch it by moonlight. Of course it could just be that the founders wanted a pretty name. You see a lot of things from the docks at night an believe me silver ain't one of them."
- Alfredo, dock worker.
City Map
A map will hopefully follow shortly. In the meantime here are descriptions of the major parts of the city to give you an idea of the geography, districts and types of buildings.

Silver Harbor has been built over a number of centuries around a large cove on the eastern coast of America. The north side of the cove is high ground, and a site of the original settlement that grew into the city of Silver Harbor.

The river Silver runs into the cove in the north west corner. Further south on the west coast of the cove an artificial shipping canal carries the sea into interior through a dark gash of concrete.

South of the cove, is a lightly forested sandy area, it is quite low and unsuitable for building on, the scant coniferous forest helps protect the cove from the worst of the winter storms, and holds this fragile strip of land together.

Most of the arm of land which forms the eastern side of the cove is submerged shortly after low tide. For 18 hours a day there is an island in the bay, but for three hours eithe rside of low tide one can cross island.

City Areas
Upper East Side:
This is a well to do, though relatively new district on the north side of the cove. Growing out from the older, wealthier Old Town district. The population is mainly middle class, and of irish descent.

Old Town/East Side:
The oldest part of the city, Large old houses dominate this area centred around a hill on the north of the bay. The ultimate status symbol for the neauveau riche is a house amongst the old established family homes in this area.

The academic centre of the the city is built on the north side of the river, around the university and associated resources. The proximity of the river means that some original light industries survives, and a growing boating community make use of the excellent marina facilities which are rapidly growing.

City Centre:
The central business district of the city is based in the shorefront area directly south of the river. Joe's bar is situated in this area, which has maintained it's position as the centre of the cities commerce despite a shift in the location of the harbor.

Parkers Crossing:
To the west of the CBD, based about the main railfreight terminal in the city. Parkers crossing contains a variety of the heavy industry, the main post office and the waterworks. The Irish mob maintains a heavy presence here.

Six Mile Dock:
Six miles inland on the shipping canal, another centre for the cities heavy industries. Steel, automobiles and power plants form the core of this districts industry.

South East Central:
South west of the CBD lies one of the most dangerous areas of the city. A mixed population of poor Irish and Italian families leads to many bitter conflicts and strong gang factions, who fight for control of the lesser heavy industries around the shipping canal railyards.

Steel Harbour:
The centre of the cities shipbuilding industry and heavy docks, a haven for immigrants seeking labour, and racketeers seeking to exploit them.

South of the Tracks:
Slum housing situated at the southernmost limits of the city. Filled with Italian immigrants desperate for work in this land of oppurtunity. A fertile recruiting ground for the italian mob.

These new film studios have opened on the otherwise useless tracts of land on the southern side of the cove. Most people think they will blow away in the winter storms.

SeaHaven Island:
To the Southeast of the entrance to Silver Harbor cove is an island 4 miles long, it is a popular location for summer houses for those keen (and able to afford) to leave the city in the hot summer months. However the powerfull winter storms make it unsuitable for year round residence.

The desolate island linked for a few hours a day to the mainland by a causeway was used as a site for a prison at the end of the last century (it is rumoured that the crime boss who founded Joe's cut his retired when he did because he was scared of the place). It is a bleak depressing place, reckoned to be inescapable.

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Last Updated 27/4/00, by Stuart Jenkins