The Boiler Yards

The Boiler Yards

There was once a man who was little else but sinew and bone. In search of his fortune he roamed the Old West. He didn’t find it; however, in the bitter gold fields of Alaska he did find two things: a gift for invention and a loathing of all things cold. When Simeon Kletch returned to his native New York, fate and a terrible winter storm drove him Down Below. Three days of wandering wind swept tunnels, meeting strange people and struggling for his life made their mark on Kletch. He knew he wasn’t going back, but, by the Radiance, he wasn’t going to be cold.

To this day, speculation runs as to how the budding artificer managed to get three freight locomotives down to Brier’s Cavern. Everyone gave up long ago on how he managed to suspend them twenty feet above the cavern floor [supposedly with the chains that once bound the titan Prometheus, if you believe such things] and set them into eternal motion. Simeon never spoke about it, only that, “Train engines are the hottest damn things I’ve ever seen, so I used’em”. To help channel the heat he created a legion of small, burrowing machines he called ‘mole-mites’ to dig convection tunnels throughout the Underworld.

Most don’t care how he did it; they are just grateful for the Boiler Yard’s heat.

The Boiler Yards

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