Shady Brook is a small town located south of the larger city of Trenton in the US state of Oklahoma.
The town was founded in 1983 by Robert Thompson and several of his children. According to Robert, the town was built over the buried remains of an ancient civilization that once worshiped the pagan gods known as The Old Ones. Shady Brook was so-named because of its location near the mountains, which provide shade, and a sizable babbling brook.
There are several noteworthy locations in town, including:
A small nature path alongside a babbling brook, this serene, space is a stark juxtaposition to town. Near the brook are a series of caves, inside which town members bury the remains of their victims.
Danny's Cuts is a barbershop in Town Square run by Danny Holt. The shop is filled with pornographic posters and magazines, making it one of the seedier establishments in town.
Discount Laundry is the local laundromat, located in Town Square next door to Danny's Cuts. It is owned and operated by Cindy Partlow.
The General Store sells groceries and general household supplies. It is located in Town Square and operated by Kate Ekan.
The Lucky Star Motel
The Lucky Star Motel is a bare-bones motel located along Main Street. It typically has many rooms available, as visitors seldom lodge in Shady Brook. Sue Ann Whiteman likes to spend a lot of her time here, as she enjoys the peace and quiet. Nick Ekan owns the motel and works at its front desk.
Mom's Retro Diner
Rusty's Saloon is a western-themed tavern located in Town Square. It is owned and operated by Rusty Johnson, who lives in the saloon's upper floor. The establishment is quite popular with residents, who frequent the locale in the evenings to drink and play pool.
The sheriff's office, located along Main Street, is where Lee Card, the sheriff of Shady Brook, spends most of his time.
Tim's Gas Station
The gas station, owned and operated by mechanic Tim Richardson, is located along Main Street. The public restrooms located here are a common meeting spot for adulterous residents who are involved in affairs--a piece of common knowledge to which Tim purposefully turns a blind eye.
The town hall is where Michael Whiteman, current mayor of Shady Brook, works alongside his wife, Tanya. A small museum inside the town hall showcases a brief history of Shady Brook and its founder, Robert Thompson. The town hall is located along Main Street.
In 2005, author Jake Torrent moved to the town of Shady Brook alongside his blind father, Wayne. Within days, Jake discovered the town's darkest secret: its members' collective worship of the pagan gods known as The Old Ones. Discovering that the town has covered up many ritualistic murders, several of them infants, Jake dedicated himself to exposing the town for what it truly is.
Unfortunately, Jake was murdered by resident Tim Richardson before he could act. While his passing was unexpected, it was not in vain--for Jake provided a sizable distraction that allowed unwilling resident Kate Ekan to escape from town with her infant daughter, Amy.