To Live Free
RPG system: Vaesen
Participants: 1 GM, 4 players
29-30 July 1866, during the New Orleans Massacre of 1866
Riots have broken out in New Orleans. Dr. Jean, a well-known voodoo practitioner, comes to the Cloître de Charlevoix (Society House in New Orleans) seeking some assistance. The spirits are restless and there is too much going on for him to handle alone. He asks the Society of Philosophes to check out the goings on at St. Augustine's Church, there are reports of strange nocturnal gatherings the last few nights in the church cemetery. He fears there is some evil magic on the loose.
Please be aware this scenario takes place during a deadly race riot, in which hundreds of African Americans lost their lives, in Post-Civil War New Orleans where the old South regained its dominance in whatever means necessary. Though the PCs would not be aware of the totality of what happened during the time period of the session, Players are encouraged to educated themselves about this horrific moment in U.S. history.
Content Warnings: Body Horror, References to Bigotry and Lynching
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