Campaign of the Month: October 2017
Blood & Bourbon
Rural Louisiana (? mi. away)
Embrace: Early 18th century
Status: Camarilla 0, Circle of the Crone •••, Nosferatu ••
A nasty old swamp witch who lurks out in the bayous, Custance is something of a bogeyman figure to neonates. Originally an Acadian settler suspected of witchcraft and banished into the swamps, something out there cursed her with the Embrace and she spent the next century haunting and exacting slow revenge on the friends and neighbors who cast her out. She has little apparent interest in participating in Camarilla society, but corresponds via letters and animal messengers with the New Orleans’ Crones. Kindred with business in the swamps sometimes even dare to seek her out as a guide. Most find the “bayou witch” a thoroughly repulsive creature, as she was infected with malaria at some point and her moist, warty flesh plays home to swarms of vitae-addicted mosquitoes.
Lineage: 8th gen. childe of unknown sire
Embrace: Early 19th century
Status: Camarilla ••, Circle of the Crone •••, Malkavian •••••
Nothing is known of this apparently Cajun man’s mortal life, but he possesses an unusual rapport with the region’s Lupines and has even been known to hunt alongside their packs. He claims to be part werewolf himself, although most Kindred are dubious of this assertion. Travers lives well over 100 miles away from New Orleans in a solitary cabin by the Teche Bayou, but his knowledge of the city’s goings-on is uncanny despite his isolation. Though he keeps many secrets, few seem to be kept from him. Kindred who desire his counsel sometimes seek him out in the bayous, though he has been known to destroy presumptuous licks who interrupt his solitude without good cause. The prince is unconcerned with bringing Travers to justice. Everyone knows it’s every Kindred for themselves out in the swamps.