When most folks think of Seattle, they think of the hustle and bustle of the Emerald City, so the quiet country of Snohomish comes as quite a disquieting surprise. It’s an old-fashioned community that managed to hold together while most of Seattle changed after the Great Ghost Dance.
Before and after that event, it has been the main source of locally grown produce for all of Seattle. Many have called it the Breadbasket of the Emerald City for its expansive wheat fields. Snohomish has wheat, corn, and soy fields in abundance, and it also has hundreds of apple orchards, berry farms of every variety, potato farms that rival the Idaho of old, and large greenhouses that grow everything from peaches to coffee, both out of season and out of their normal region.
Beyond farms and fish, Snohomish is well-known for its antiques and has been for over a hundred years. The difference is a hundred years ago the odds of an antique possessing accessible arcane potential were non-existent. Now, those looking for rare items that have been infused with mana from powerful emotional events or pre-Awakening ritual magic often find them here.
During the recent rush to find arcane artifacts, Snohomish became a popular location for folks to trade and make their deals, since it already had a reputation for arcane antiquities. Several individuals in this area have made a name for themselves in the field of artifact identification and classification, making it a common spot for artifacts to pass through or spend some time while these folks dig up their mysteries.