Campaign of the Month: October 2017
Blood & Bourbon
New Orleans’ Caitiff have suffered many final deaths over the years, a great many of them under the claws of Caitlin Meadows, the city’s scourge. Those below are merely some of the most recent.
2017 Final Deaths
Lineage: 13th gen. childe of Benjamin Francis
Final Death: 2017 (0 years undead)
Status: Caitiff -, Camarilla 0, Hardline Sanctified 0
Coterie: Red Right Hand •
Information on Jane is sparse compared to the Red Right Hand’s over members. They won’t speak of her, and with good reason. Embraced by her husband following his own illegal Embrace, she resided in the French Quarter for more than a month in obscurity as one of its many Quarter rats. She was eventually captured and brought to face the prince’s justice while trespassing into Hardliner territory. Ignorant of the Camarilla’s laws and customs, she pled for her husband’s Requiem. She agreed to bring him over from the Bourbon Sanctified, and to bring in her husband’s sire to face justice. Jane proved duplicitous and easily swayed, for she attempted to betray her krewe as part of a scheme to flee the city with her husband. She was executed for her betrayal.
Benjamin Francis (12th gen. childe of unknown sire, Caitiff, e. 2017, d. 2017)
2016 Final Deaths
Final Death: 2016 (3 years undead)
Status: Anarch ••, Caitiff −, Camarilla •
Coterie: Night Axels ••
Desirae Wells has total amnesia. She claims to remembers nothing of her mortal life or the circumstances of her Embrace during Mardi Gras several years ago, and often wanders the city seeking anything to spark her lost memories. She’s regarded as an amusing curiosity by many Kindred and has leveraged that perception into some modicum of status: while the local Camarilla elders won’t ever respect her, they see her as harmless and even tolerate her showing her face in Elysium. She’s perhaps the city’s most respected Caitiff, which together with her lack of political ties and skill at putting people at ease, led the Anarchs to make her their covenant’s representative and envoy in 2014. Wells herself runs with Shep Jennings’ krewe of Anarchs and often counsels the younger members towards greater restraint in their behavior.
Since the Anarchs’ factional split in 2015, Wells has walked a careful line trying to stay neutral between Coco’s and Veronica’s camps. Later that year, Caroline Malveaux-Devillers managed to uncover much of her mortal identity (including her birth name, though she’s decided to keep using ‘Desirae Wells’), though the circumstances of her Embrace remain a mystery—as does how she forgot her entire past.
Lineage: 11th gen. childe of Charles Kennan
Status: Bourbon Sanctified 0, Caitiff -, Camarilla 0
When Edith was a little girl she had one dream: to be a homemaker. She grew up knowing that she wanted to be a wife and mother, have a white-picket fence, bake blueberry and apple pies. Even now, decades into her unlife, Edith hasn’t given up the dream of having children. She keeps three ghouls that she refers to as her daughters and has taken in a thin-blood child that calls her “Mom.” She’s a post-Katrina transplant to New Orleans and resides along Rampart Street within the French Quarter, one of its many Quarter rats. She disappeared around the time of the 2016 Battle of Mt. Carmel and is presumed deceased in the related violence.
Status: Ghouls •
Lily is both the eldest ghoul and the one who has served her domitor the longest. She was a baby when Edith rescued her from “that terribly abusive booze hound” and has known no other life than the one with Edith. She’s long wanted to be friends with Cloe, though the centuries-elder ghoul has been slow at best to respond to her repeated overtures. This is a source of some embarrassment for her domitor, and many wonder how long the ghoul will be permitted to stick around.
Status: Ghouls •
Melody had another name at one point, but she couldn’t tell you what it was. Edith named her Melody for the singing she likes to do; the child is always humming a tune, bursting into song in her high soprano, or otherwise letting her voice be heard. She is the “middle child” of the three Flannagan ghouls, both in age and in length of service to her domitor. She says she isn’t afraid of anything, but she still sleeps with a nightlight. Serves as her mistresses’ herald and often disarms people with her charming smile and radiating happiness, though she sometimes mixes up her messages when she tries to deliver them in song form.
Status: Ghouls 0
The newest addition to Edith’s brood, Baby Harper is thought to be somewhere between 12 and 18 months. She appeared in Edith’s arms shortly after Edith came to the city following Katrina, and many think that Harper somehow managed to survive the hurricane that took her “real” parents. Edith calls her miracle baby and has thus far refused to let the ghoul age. Doesn’t seem to do much other than babble.
2015 Final Deaths
Amanda Morgan (11th gen. childe of Susan Turner, Anarch Movement, e. mid 20th century, d. 2015)
Dakota Torres (12th gen. childe of unknown sire, Anarch Movement, e. mid 20th century, d. 2015)
Francis “Black Francis” Carver (13th gen. childe of Dakota Torres, Anarch Movement, e. late 20th century, d. 2015)
2005 Final Deaths
Susan Turner (10th gen. childe of unknown sire, Anarch Movement, e. mid 20th century, d. 2005)