The Story of
To travel from Seattle to Alaska by sea, captains choose the sailing route between the outer islands and the mainland as a swift path to avoid storms and choppy seas. Sailors refer to this coastal route as the Inside Passage.
But storms and choppy seas are not what a seafarer needs to fear when traveling this route. For what spawns nightmares in the minds of a ship’s crew, lies far below the surface of this famous Pacific Northwest waterway.
Stories long recounted in the holds of creaking ships, describe a monstrous collector that dwells in the Passage’s depths. Is it the kraken, well known in sailor lore? Or perhaps a beast from a lost age when water covered the earth?
To the locals she is known as Kiki, a creature that
embodies the power of myth itself, and grows with
every tale that is told. She lies in the watery depths
of the Inside Passage and loves to collect things…
crates, barrels of rum or even an unlucky sailor.
Items of delight are always floating above for her to collect; and with her long tentacles she needs only to reach up to take whatever she desires. These treasures are gathered to construct and decorate her den beneath the sea.
Welcome to Kiki’s home,
the very heart of the