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Flaxen County is old and priceless. Covered near the center of town with gorgeous three-story, Victorian-era homes and dotted with country manors out on the outskirts of town, Flaxen has the character no city could ever dream of posessing.
Rural and under-populated, the several centuries-old cemeteries that dot the landscape attract some kind of attention, and no one really knows if that’s good or bad.
Of course every kid thinks the whole town is haunted, but few really believe the stories. Grandmothers of the town definitely hold the stories true, and even those who dismiss the rumors are afraid of Gilded Hills, the largest and most unkempt cemetery, and for good reason.
Stripped of most of its natural mines, when townspeople say “Flaxen's a mining town”, most tend to ask what mountain they mine the gold from.
Cemeteries - Oldest to YoungestEdit
- Aureate Gardens
- Ornate Brooks
- Amber Cove
- Gilded Hills - Largest
- Opulant Rest
- Pale Hollow
- Golden Grove
No one knows what really happened in Flaxen during the seventeenth century, but nearly a thousand people were buried during different times of that year. The first Cemetery built was Aureate Gardens, and, like the other six cemeteries, was named years ago by the "creative" wife of a past mayor. All of the names begin with a synonym of gold - or flaxen - and end with a detail of where they are, such as Golden Grove is in a thinned grove near the edge of town. Those who have lived their lives in the town usually refer to them by just "Gardens" or "Cove", etc.
No one knows how they died, only when, and no bodies have ever been disturbed or moved. Based on the different times of death, many estimate there was a great war or battle that took place nearby, and that when a soldier fell, they buried him in this small town, which was used as a place of grieving before mining and agriculture.
Gilded Hills is the most renown of the cemeteries, being the largest by over a hundred graves, all buried on a large, slowly inclining hill. Most of these graves are dated from either before 1655 or after 1662, which could suggest the dead were buried in another cemetery for seven years, or there was no death at all. But, in all seven burial grounds, there is not one date from 1655 to 1662. This is the cause for many arguments among researchers, and many have even searched graves from other nearby towns in hope of finding an eighth cemetery.