Pike's Head

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Pike's Head is a coastal city in the kingdom of Ancuan.

Background[edit | edit source]

A small fishing town along the coast, Pike's Head has one aspect that makes it quite remarkable. About 300 ft. off the shore, a massive thing juts up out of the water. People call it "the Beast." Although in soem ways it resembles a structure, it's clearly made of organic material, with chitinous plates and leathery flesh. Bit it never moves and shows no sign of life. It also never decays, so it Beast has no identifiable bodily characteristics. No head, no eyes, no limbs - just a hulking, twisted mass 50 ft. across that rises more than 80 ft. above the water. Most people give it a wide berth, as it has an unpleasant odor, but some brave residents believe that the fishing is better near it.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

In the Ninth World, words like "pike" or "scorpion" equate to somewhat different creatures than we in the 21st century understand, but these words are used because they're the closest equivalents possible[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Cook, Monte, et al. “The Steadfast.” Numenera Discovery, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 162-163. Numenera.
  2. Cook, Monte, et al. “The Steadfast.” Numenera Discovery, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 163. Numenera.