rise of the guardians » folklore AU [1/?]

… Burgess is known not only for its detailed history, but also for its rich and haunting folklore. Records show that the residents of the town had created these stories and mythologies as early as the first settlement – estimated at around the late 1700s. Hunters and the elderly are believed to be the ones who propagated the storytelling, giving detail to spectres and otherworldly creatures that they have supposedly ‘encountered’ in the surrounding forest. (Johanne Henriksen, A Visitor’s Guide to Burgess)