The Manitou Springs Chronicle
Hidden between Garden of the Gods and America’s most famous mountain, Pikes Peak, lies the magical town of Manitou Springs.
“Manitou”, a Native American word for “spirit”, describes this beautiful mountain community. Eleven naturally carbonated mineral spring fountains, located throughout this Historic town, run free for all who wish to enjoy the healing benefits. The Ute, Cheyenne and other Native Americans considered this area sacred for the healing springs and clean mountain air.
This town was once within the territory of Samuel Meers’ pack. However, Meers and his pack were killed during the campaign to flush the Gurdilag out of Denver, and Max Roman – an influential Uratha in the region – bought the deed for Samuel’s cabin and gave it to your pack.
You found the territory in a state of spiritual chaos, where spirits ran wild in the physical world and possessed the citizens of the town to do terrible things to themselves and others. These spirits were brought to a semblance of order by a powerful entity known as the Alder Man, whom the Meers had encountered in the past, but your pack managed to find out his plans and hunt him down before he could execute them.
The area around Manitou Springs is home to some very unique geological features, whose innate nature and commercial fame has given the area an impressive spiritual presence. These things combine to make this a very desirable territory for Uratha.
Some notable features around town:
Pikes Peak Cog Railway Station – the departure point for an old fashioned train that swings southwest and goes all the way up to historic Pikes Peak.
Manitou Cliff Dwellings – Some relocated Anasazi cliff dwellings on the north side of town. The Meers’ diaries mentioned some old ghosts that appear there sometimes, but don’t usually cause any problems. They never had to exorcise them.
The Garden of the Gods – an impressive collection of massive rock formations between Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs.
Cave of the Winds – a famous cave an tourist attraction that contains a delicate and unique environment of rare crystal formations.
Manitou Incline – now a popular hiking trail, it was once a steeply inclined narrow gauge railway that people used to take scenic trips to the top of Mt. Manitou. The views were unparalleled, and in the town’s Shadow, the railway is still very much open for business.