Brockway (Jealous Angel D & Taiylor)
They say when you cross the Mackinaw Bridge into Michigan's upper peninsula, you're just south of Heaven. Hunters and nature lovers alike find it all to be the most enchanting, most natural place in all the state, possibly in the entire U.S. For some, however, it's just another place on the map of the earth. To the plethora of scientists and doctors of the Marquette Natural History Research Center (called the RC by many of it's workers), the Upper Peninsula, or U.P. is an interesting land of possibilities, more than half-untouched by humans and full of wilderness and great sanctuaries of nature.
Recently, the RC's researchers have taken an interest in the ancient slope of Brockway Mountain, a great titan that overlooks a town called Copper Harbor at the northernmost tip of the Upper Peninsula. Last winter, while foolishly digging in the forest that stands at the foot and along the sides of the mountain, a rockslide barely missed two men, took down four trees, and uncovered a great find. A tunnel, seeming to have been made by human hands, that extended all the way under Copper Harbor and to Lake Superior. In that cavern, it was constantly so cold that nothing ever melted, even in the cool summers. And there, something grand was discovered that would shake science to its very foundation.
The four men and three women that had gone to dig, feeling Lady Luck's call, now looked down upon the bright eyeshine of a creature frozen in eternity, and around it laid many, many more like it. Amber eyes, fiery even in their petrification. The head of a wolf, the furred body of a man. Wolf footpaws and tail, but wearing deer hides like a Native American might've. Old Native legends spoke of the wolfmen, gentle and kind, but fearless and unbeatable warriors who respected nature so deeply that they'd die to defend it.
"Oh... my god..." The older woman whispered, her breath coming out in a steamed mist in the freezing cavern. The researchers all looked at each other, and the man in the lead, Dr. Morgan Jonas, looked to the youngest member of the group: a girl, very new to the RC, and smiled.
"Remember this," he told her, "because this is going to go down as one of the greatest moments of your life, when you were one of the first people of modern times to discover werewolves."