Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Power of the Town

Power of the Town

Just what is the effect of the mysterious power of this town that was revered as a sacred place?

The shift to the otherworld that takes place outside the town depends entirely upon a unique power. The power that absorbs and reflects what people hold in their hearts is established as being exclusive to the town of Silent Hill. - Hiroyuki Owaku

Silent Hill was once revered as a sacred place. That power has been completely twisted over the course of history.

Originally Silent Hill was a holy place to the area’s former inhabitants. It would seem that although the power of the town was not evil in nature, due to a number of factors including the spread of an epidemic and executions at the prison, the power that this place held was greatly distorted. Furthermore, due to the large-scale shift to the otherworld that occurred in the first game, the town has become a great catalyst for the manifestation of peoples’ unconscious minds. It appears to have become a place that beckons to those who hold darkness in their hearts.


The materialization of the darkness that sleeps in peoples’ hearts

In the town of Silent Hill, a power exists that gives discernible form to peoples’ innermost thoughts. As for the otherworld that appears in the series, the town is not merely showing the characters their nightmares, but actually manifesting elements of their unconscious minds.


Those who have guilt are summoned

Due to the appearance of the otherworld on a massive scale in the first game, the town has come to be a place that calls those who hold a profound darkness in their hearts. It seems that people with afflicted minds are easily drawn to the otherworld.


Transcending time, minds are connected

It would seem that in the otherworld, time and physical limitations are transcended and peoples’ thoughts are communicated. In accordance with this are the enigmatic phone conversation and Stanley’s letters in the third game, as well the director’s letters, among other things, in the second game.

The darkness of Silent Hill transcends the boundaries of the town?

In the third game, the otherworld appears even in the shopping mall and subway, outside of the town called Silent Hill. It is possible that this is due to Claudia’s abilities. However, if one imagines that the human mind is where the otherworld dwells and holds power, then perhaps the shift to the otherside could occur regardless of the location.

Birth, Death, and Rebirth.

I have two favourite game series that deal with a common theme; Birth, Death, and Rebirth.

Silent Hill and Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver


Can you imagine Elder God wrecking havoc in Silent Hill? lololol

Friday, January 27, 2012

Original Residents

So give or take, most fans have come to the conclusion that the town of Silent Hill ( is located in the state of Maine. Now I'm doing research about what Native American tribes lived/live in the state. I am curious as to what had powered the land, how it became special, when it was taken, what were the ceremonies? Definitely need the Native American perspective of Silent Hill. Of what it was and what it came to be and how.

So based on the information of this site : http://www.native-languages.org/maine.htm

Original inhabitants of the area that is (now) Maine included:
The Maliseet , The Passamaquoddy, The Abenaki, and The Penobscot.

Other Indian tribes who migrated into Ohio after Europeans arrived included:
*The Micmac tribe

The traditional Micmac territory is north and east of Maine, in what is now Canada. In the 1700's, the Micmac, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Abenaki, and Penobscot people joined together into an alliance known as the Wabanaki Confederacy, and after that, some Micmac people settled in Maine as well. Their descendants still live in Maine today.



Wabanaki Confederacy






Lost Memories

The name comes from the legend
of the people whose land was
stolen from them.

They called this place "The Place
of the Silent Spirits." By "Spirits,"
they meant not only their dead
relatives, but also the spirits that
they believed inhabited the trees,
rocks and water around them.

According to legend, this was
where the holiest ceremonies
took place.

But it was not the ancestors of
those who now live in this town
that first stole the land from these
people. There were others who
came before.

In those days, this town went by
another name. But that name is
now hopelessly lost in the veils
of times.

All we know is that there was
another name, and that for some
reason the town was once
abandoned by its residents.


-Inside of the liner notes for the Japanese release of Silent Hill 4: The Room's soundtrack, an address is given for the Heaven's Night club that would have placed it in Maine.

-Further information can be found in Silent Hill 3; After Harry Mason left Silent Hill, he and Heather Mason moved to Portland, also sharing its name with Portland, Maine.

-Hiroyuki Owaku's (scenario writer of the first games in the series) Double Under Dusk, Silent Hill is placed in Maine.

-The Book of Lost Memories' timeline notes "Maine becomes a state."

-In the trailer of Silent Hill 8, a bus is seen with a Maine license plate.

-Silent Hill 2 features a road sign on Nathan's Avenue that says "Historic Route 26" A real life 26 travels through the states of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

-One of the screen shots of Silent Hill 8 displays a highway sign with "SILENT HILL" above the Interstate 95 symbol, which travels from Florida to Maine.