A few examples of local superstitions and customs taken from the Cape Misfortune Guidebook.
Borrow pence or Heg Pence – Ancient, faceless coins. Useful to pay off supernatural creatures.
Geshank – A knife, left out by the fay, that enslaves you forever if you pick it up. (Derived from Cape German“Geschenk,” meaning present.)
Hafferman – A tall man who waits in the Devil’s Hollow woods carrying a polished myrtlewood cudgel.
Krampus – Half-goat, half-human creature of Cape Misfortune folklore. Possibly considering world domination.
Murder Cake – A cake that poisons the just but fattens the wicked.
Oktoberfest – A riotous beer drinking festival held in Cape Misfortune’s main town, Valkyrie.
Untote – An undead person.
Walpurgisnacht – The night of 30 April. In Cape Misfortune a man wearing a furry Krampus costume heads up a procession of townspeople through Valkyrie.
Weasel – A type of local fog that people go missing in.