As my crossover game goes more in depth in to other monsters territory, I prepared some ideas on supernaturals communities in Boston Metropolitan area. It’s based on Mage setting book Boston Unveiled, mainly mine 2E fan update of Mage setting for it and Doubting Souls Dark Era. First and foremost - they are low numbers of monsters in urban area here. Mages are calling shots and even they are only a few dozens. From others biggest are probably vampires ( up to 3 dozens ), second are changelings ( two dozen) and lowest are werewolves ( about one dozen). Rest races have only few individuals in city. Generally, if race is low in Boston proper, they flourish in general New England and Massachusetts. Now, to a ideas on each race…
- Vampires are biggest rivals to mages domination in Boston - but secret conflict between times of Colonies lead to defragmented Kindred society and official Awakened power in region. Wizards say that bloodsuckers were strengthening hunters in times of Witch Trials – but vampires accuse them of sending Scarlet Watch and Malleus Malleficarum on their backs in this era. Colonial hunters stopped Kindred from grasping many political influences and resulted in too many deaths in Invictus first days on those soil. It led to Second Estate position of local powers – at least till XIX century occult revival where Guardians of Veil and Nameless War in secret societies of New England made great upheaval in those groups. In turmoil, both Circle of Crone and Ordo Dracul quickly rose in the power. In the end, Witch Trials, American Revolution War and secret societies wars in mortals society made both Invictus and Carthian Movement last powers in Great Covenants race, as they fought in those conflicts on rest of power places. What’s interesting, pressure of hunters and mages lead to local Kindred society not having proper Prince, as each faction looked more for their own leaders in times of need. That means in Boston there is de facto ruling Elders Council, with each representing their Covenant interests made of LS Bishop, Inv. Duchess, OD Kogaion, CoC most powerful Hierophant and CM Magistrate. There are some whispers that Ordo Dracul is infiltrated by vampiric Tremere.
- Werewolves in Boston are only dozen or so Uratha, rest is in vast forests of New England. Those that are still in city are two packs – one is Forsaken, led by Storm Lords and Iron Masters that ‘sent away’ new recruits for the packs in inner state territory if they do not work with their Tribes under common Massachusetts Protectorate. Second is Pure one, led by Ivory Claws and Fire Touched, converting any werewolf they can to their mad cause. Shadow Realm in metropolitan area is mostly stable, under guidance of court called The Austere Stone of Gilead and often mages interactions with spirits. Rest of Uratha in New England are in constant relations with The Wood of Empty Houses, post colonial court made of spirits from ‘empty places’, forgotten or massacred settlements, filled with unhinged and dangerous spirits.
- Changeling are about two dozen in Boston Metropolitan area. They adhere to classical european Courts of Four Season and mostly do not interfere with other supernatural, do not wanting to be bothered. In Lost society there are rumors that in interior of New England are settlements adhering to native Sacred Hoop Courts.
- Created are very rare view in Boston area, with maybe one or two at given time. Most even do not are known to Awakened masters of city, just passing through and trying to stay unnoticed. Boston have small community of Alchemists in its boundaries, hailing from many universities and colleges.