- Fragrant Harbour
- @ 8:30 p.m.
- Wellington High School, Wellington, New Zealand
Run at kapCon XXII
by Stephanie and Catherine Pegg and Ellen Boucher.
It's 1899, and interesting times have come to Fragrant Harbour! (Hong Kong to its British landlords.) This small island of fishermen and incense-grinders has grown into a burgeoning hub of trade and opportunity: merchants, diplomats, foreign businessmen, spirits, Chinese gentlemen of the very old school, smugglers, monks, and the occasional wandering hero all rub shoulders with ordinary folk just trying to make a living. Meanwhile, in the anteroom to Hell, harried clerks strive to process newly dead souls, keep their unruly spirits under control until the ferry arrives, and stay out of the way of the physically arduous - yet spiritually uplifting! - quest to fetch the Ultimate Vehicle the emissaries of Heaven are arranging.
And, of course, you never know down which alley Enlightenment is waiting, to beat you with a club and rifle your pockets for loose joss sticks. Interesting times? Or just another day in Fragrant Harbour...