Easter Eggs and other Ephemera
I base a lot of the adventures around real-world myths and history. Here are some of the influences i’ve used:
The names Taketiku and Asaji Washizu are taken from Akira Kurosawa’s Throne OF Blood, which in turn is based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth
The ship The Tonquin and Duncan Macdougall were real-life things from Astoria’s history. Read more about them here or read the book Astoria by Karen L. Leedom. You can get it at most well-stocked bookstores in the northwest.
Goblin’s Choice itself is out of place. Based on a restaurant a bit south of Waldport called Hilltop Cafe placed obviously much farther north.