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  • #31
    Thanks for the compliment. The town itself is called Mosswood, due to the fact moss hangs off every tree there. The town's economy is mostly fishing but back in the 1800s, they hunted gators for their skin and meat. The town is medium sized and has a population of 1,000. I should also mention the fact that the minister who leds the cult lived in the town all of his life and lived with his Grandpa, who used to be a Society of the Weeping Moon member. Which leds me to another question. Could it be possible to have Society tomes survive in a abandoned Society lodge for Mr. Crazy Minister to find?

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    • #32
      Not unless they were created from materials designed to resist decay and rot with Alchemy and/or Enchantment. Books tend to disintegrate in just a few years if they are neglected in humid and hot environments like Louisiana, though the exact rate of decay depends on the material. Rag paper was replaced by pulp paper in the majority of non-formal uses by the 1850s, so books made in the mid-19th century might be made of rag paper. Even so, the heat and humidity of Louisiana would have likely been fatal to the texts without proper care. Now, if Alchemy and/or Enchantment was used to preserve the books, the books could have survived without difficulty.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Killerclown View Post
        Could it be possible to have Society tomes survive in a abandoned Society lodge for Mr. Crazy Minister to find?
        Yes. Yes it could. That's the sort of stuff that makes for good story, and so it can certainly happen. No additional magic needed. The minister may be found the books wrapped up, hidden away. Don't feel the need to get bogged down by what paper it was written on and whether or not that can survive 150 years in Louisiana. Those details shouldn't matter (like at all) to your story.


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        • #34
          Even if technically the local environment should have destroyed the books and paper, this is precisely the time to imply possible supernatural influence in its preservation. So even if players think, 'Wait, shouldn't the book's pages have been destroyed by the heat and humidity?" you can reply, "Yes, most likely it should have been rendered unreadable." They'll think of all sorts of horrible reasons why it was preserved. You don't even need to go through the bother of saying someone mortal used alchemy or other magic. If some Bane wants it preserved, it'll be preserved against the odds.

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          • #35
            I can see a bane preserving blasphemous book like The Society's . That would technically make the minister a sorcerer, which could make him more threatening than the average cultists. I just though up of a scene where the players eat some of the minister's sausages only to find out later they are made out of ground up human

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            • #36
              If you want to really go into the Innsmouth feel, you may want to use other elements of the story. The reason the Deep Ones so heavily infiltrated the town is that initially the human collaborators prospered very much from their association. Deep Ones brought gold and good fishing to the town. So you may want to think of how this Eater of Souls cult initially got a hold in Mosswood. Perhaps it allowed them to "consume" the local wetlands and turn it into valuable agricultural land (which will be lost if the Eater of Souls is not kept placated), or that hunting in the swamps is particularly easy under his blessing. Perhaps the town should have been swallowed by a local sinkhole or the sea, but hasn't because the Eater of Souls is choosing not to "eat" the town because of its sacrifices (this would be good as an easy way to discard of any Veil breaking evidence once the PCs triumph - just have the entire town be swallowed up the earth).

              Since this is a cannibal cult, you may also want to bring in the various man eating cults of the Garou tribes. Perhaps there are Bone Gnawers who belong to the man eater "camp" nearby. They may or may not be directly tied to the Mosswood cult, but they are impacted by its corruption.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Black Fox View Post
                If you want to really go into the Innsmouth feel, you may want to use other elements of the story. The reason the Deep Ones so heavily infiltrated the town is that initially the human collaborators prospered very much from their association. Deep Ones brought gold and good fishing to the town. So you may want to think of how this Eater of Souls cult initially got a hold in Mosswood. Perhaps it allowed them to "consume" the local wetlands and turn it into valuable agricultural land (which will be lost if the Eater of Souls is not kept placated), or that hunting in the swamps is particularly easy under his blessing. Perhaps the town should have been swallowed by a local sinkhole or the sea, but hasn't because the Eater of Souls is choosing not to "eat" the town because of its sacrifices (this would be good as an easy way to discard of any Veil breaking evidence once the PCs triumph - just have the entire town be swallowed up the earth).

                Since this is a cannibal cult, you may also want to bring in the various man eating cults of the Garou tribes. Perhaps there are Bone Gnawers who belong to the man eater "camp" nearby. They may or may not be directly tied to the Mosswood cult, but they are impacted by its corruption.
                That sounds like it could work finely. I was also kinda tempted to throw in a fish processing plant from Pentex's fishing subsidiary as a Easter egg. I could add in some Bone Gnawers and possibly some BSDs.

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                • #38
                  You know. I was thinking of this being the start of a werewolf's packs adventures. They would probably have their first change in Mosswood and have to fight their way through the demented congregation and clergy of Mosswood's church while slowly learning their powers. I could also post a short biography on the minister if you want.

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