I now have a very basic search page that will allow you to do a count on search terms.
Running a search will only produce a count of how many characters, places and so forth are in the DB.
I can't decide whether I should leave it at that or try to make something that returns actual values.
If not, I need to adjust the SQL in search.php to check for different GET values and run either a COUNT or a regular query.
Argument for keeping this page a count only is that some results are not immediately plotable on a map, and I should only allow maps where there are locations involved. Therefore, when users click on a link (like "3 locations") they'll get a map.
I can see that this might get messy, though, so I need to think about this a bit before barging in to the code.