Location: East coast United States
Key geographical features:
– The Everett River
– Tuckerman’s Hill
– Old Town
– Paramount Point
– Garden Springs
Grimwick is a fictional city on the East coast of the United States. The city is first referenced in The Probability of Time.
The city was founded in the mid-1600s after the success of the Mayflower expedition in 1620. The city was named after Lord Grimwald, a wealthy British aristocrat, who was sent to the colonies by King Charles II to establish a foothold for the Roman Catholic religion in the new world.
Grimwick’s most notable geological feature is the Everett River, which runs through the heart of the city, and provided the foundation for the colony’s fishing and trading industries.
During the Industrial Revolution, pollution killed the fishing industry but was one of the first places to adopt the new technological wonders. The city grew exponentially and developed into one of the wealthiest metropolitans in the world.
Toward the end of the 20th century, labor and material costs became so high, the industries that once breathed so much life into the city moved overseas. Many parts of the city, like the Warehouse District, were never able to recover and fell into distress.
At the beginning of The Probability of Time, the city’s government began several revitalization projects, including converting old warehouses into nightlife establishments like Oracle.
Grimwick was one of the first cities decimated by nuclear explosion in the beginning of the Last Great War. Those who survived formed various factions who battled over resources and territory. Although these factions started as random groups of people bound by their shared goal of survival, those that survived would evolve into more formal governances with elected or appointed leaders.