Where is Santa Creda?
Santa Creda is located on the west coast of North America. It is a small, remote coastal city surrounded by mountains.
What state is Santa Creda in?
Due to a geographic anomaly, Santa Creda is technically in Arizona. They don’t like to acknowledge this though, so it is never talked about. Seriously, don’t bring it up.
How many people live in Santa Creda?
Santa Creda’s population is about 25,000. Because Santa Creda is the only sizable population center in Santa Creda county, it uses a combined city and county government. The county population is approximately 35,000.
What is the geography of Santa Creda?
Santa Creda is built on a relatively flat strip of land that is about nine square miles. Most of Santa Creda is within 75 feet of sea level. The foothills of Santa Creda are a bit higher, up to 500 feet above sea level where there is a bit of a forest.
Santa Creda is surrounded by mountains, rising up to 5000 feet above sea level. There is a road into and out of Santa Creda, but it is narrow and curvy. There used to be a railroad through town, but it was disconnected due to a landslide outside of town that caused substantial damage. The railroad company decided not to rebuild. Many goods flow into the town via boat or plane, and some residents view Santa Creda as a “virtual island”.
What is the weather like in Santa Creda?
Temperatures in Santa Creda are very steady. In summer typical days range from the high fifties to the high seventies. In winter they range from the low fifties to the high sixties. Due to the sun no longer rising behind the mountains, September is actually the hottest month of the year in Santa Creda, often hitting the mid-eighties for several days in a row before the weather patterns change and temperatures drop again.
Due to weather patterns, May and June are often very foggy, with there frequently being weeks without seeing the sun. The rainiest month is December, and the driest month is March.
I’ve heard Santa Creda called the City of Shrines. What’s that all about?
In Santa Creda, people tend to have a bit closer of a relationship with the dead than in other places. As part of this, many people create what are commonly called Yard Shrines. These can vary widely in size and quality.
In many cases, these shrines are to dead relatives, but they may also be to religious figures, famous people, or spirits. There are also shrines that are erected ironically to things as varied as Transformers or a particularly good sandwich. It is said that, if you erect a shine and are dedicated enough to it, that you can summon the spirit of whoever the shrine is dedicated to. It turns out that the truth is even stranger than that, but you’ll have to read the stories for more on that.