Where the four winds meet
Plot: The big foot
There are said to be large Ape or Bear like creatures that roam the area. They, or perhaps it, are called all as one “Slippery skins.” by the white population, though the Native population calls him the Wihtikow, which appears to have ties to other native legends. While the Wihtikow/Slippery skin is considered a Cannibal who succumbed to the need for flesh during a long winter, he is also seen as a trickster in the region by both populations. Often there are tales of hunters being pelted with pine cones only to find themselves looking into the smiling eyes of an “Old slippery Skin” and being protected by it if danger comes. They are generally considered lesser dangers, and only once or twice have these creatures caused any great harm.
The best known story of caution is that of the carriages that crossed the mountains during the late 1800’s. It seems that quiet often a creature of “massive size and girth” with “glowing eyes.” would attack the travelers and flip the carriage of the side of the mountain, often killing or injuring those with in. The times that the carriages were not flipped it still would hold them still, and then let them go suddenly.
Lately these creatures have been being seen and attacking people more and more.