The mountains that surround what is now Emerald City have always been a source of mysteries and there has been strange sightings from as far back as the time of the Hekawi Indian tribe. Legends of serpent creatures, gemstones that grant mystical powers, beast people, forsaken figures from myth and legend all stretch out for centuries in the forests surrounding Mt. Stanley. The most well known of these remains:
• THE GIANT LUMBERJACK (Paul Bunyan): A Emerald City folklore legend said to have possessed great strength and the ability to grow to an immense size. It is believed his powers were granted during a rare winter of ‘blue snow’ in 1846 and that he spent many years fighting all manner of fearsome creatures all throughout the Northwest frontier. Paul reemerges in Emerald City many times, never having aged.