I really think that there is a place on the Zenopus Archives where he
talks about how Port Town was based on some Coastal town in Northern
California. I have now been to such a town, Mendocino California. I
wandered the coast looking for places where smugglers would meet. late
at night and trade goods away from the eyes of the law. Of course there
were sea caves but there were also small islets that only existed when
the tide was low.
|Perhaps not far away enough for meeting at night to exchange contraband but there were numerous islets like this ready to plunge beneath the sea when the tied came in.|
Of Course there were also arches and sea caves were giant crabs or whatever could hide out. I am thinking sirens that call out to lost children. There was also a colony of bees living in the rocks. They were not as exciting as sirens but they were real and I had to avoid them to get to the outcropping I wanted to get to.
|Clearly the home of a giant lobster who feeds on the kelp in the bay|
|Come closer child let me sing to you.|
|Also you could have an encounter with some seabirds that lead you to some treasure in their nest like a locket.|
|There was this spooky tree with dead limbs covered in moss or something. I would put this in the graveyard in Portown and have smugglers meet here to negotiate with ghouls on moonless nights. |