Campaign of the Month: October 2017
Blood and Bourbon
“Remember, my childer
We all must ride with Charon, by and by
Know what to ask him
before you enter his boat.”
—Cappadocius’ words to his childer
• Baron Cimitière (e. unknown, a. late 18th century)
• 8. Cletus Lee Boggs (e. late 19th century)
• 9. Buford Tebow “Mudbelly” Boggs (e. mid 20th century)
• 9. Isabelica “Sugarbelle” Calero-Pisanob (e. late 20th century)
• 9. Bobbi Jo “Mad-Dog Cherry” Boggs (e. late 20th century)
• 8. Sergio “Caruso” Putanesca (e. early 20th century)
Eriberto “Bert” Rossellini-Santoro (e. late 20th century, d. 2005)
• 10. Ludovico “Don Vico” Giovannini (e. early 20th century)
• 11. Chiafreddo “Catfish Freddy” Putanesca (e. mid 20th century)
• 11. Lucia “Lucy” Giovannini (e. late 20th century)
Kindred by Hecata Status
Hecata Status •••••
• Baron Cimitière (gen. and sire unknown, Camarilla Status •••••, Circle of the Crone Status •••••)
The inscrutable Baron Cimitière is Augusto Vidal’s second great rival and a houngan in Baron Samedi’s service who leads an enormous flock among the city’s Vodouisants—Kindred and mortal. He seems to have minimal interest in becoming prince himself, yet remains steadfast in his opposition to the throne’s other two contenders.
Hecata Status •••
Cletus Lee Boggs (8th gen. childe of Alegraza “Gros Mama Al” Giovannini, g. mid 19th century, e. late 19th century)
Sindaco of Slidell.
• Calhoun “Budd” Boggs (g. late 20th century)
Notable Boggs patriarch, Vietnam War criminal, and military-industrial board member of Textron. His first wife, Shirlene-Sue was murdered approximately 30 years ago by Cletus, but not before she bore Calhoun four children: Audrey-Mae, Elrod Bocephus, Floyd Mason, and Wynona-Lynn. He remarried his youngest daughter, who has since born him three more sons: John-Boy, Junior, and Bubba Jesus.
• Pervis Guillaume “Lil’ Willy” Boggs (g. early 20th century)
Cletus’ clubfooted bastard who functions as the patriarch’s’ primary herald in NOLA. Current and frequent resident of the Quarter’s Italian House. One of the Boggs’ foremost necromancers who has spent decades researching potential means of creating Boggs revenants. Cannibal, necrophiliac, and serial killer by proxy. Usually accompanied by his surrogate mother-servant, Bambi Earlene Boggs—or at least her zombified remains.
• Reverend Wilbur T. Boggs (g. mid 20th century)
Evangelist whose mouth all but smokes from the heat of his fire and brimstone sermons. He isn’t actually a certified reverend, but he ate one for dinner, and in the eyes on his kin that’s good enough to establish his spiritual authority. The clan’s native reverend has no physical church, but travels throughout the parish, conducting sermons and sacraments with impromptu fireside and tent-staked revivals. Although far from lacking funds, Reverend Boggs always wears the same stained, threadbare black suit, ecclesiastical collar, and flat-brimmed preacher’s hat: all mementos taken off the corpse he devoured to obtain his bonafides. Wilbur himself is a middle-aged man with Boggs-blond hair streaked through with gray, a thick mustache and bushy eyebrows that bunch together when he rails against God’s enemies—or fights a similarly pernicious war against man-flesh indigestion.
• Wayne-Dwyane Duvall Boggs (g. early 21st century)
Slidell’s five-term mayor and political boss of St. Tammany parish who also happens to be a cannibalistic gourmand and child-molester.
• Eustace Kermit Boggs (g. late 20th century)
Boggs’ head of surveillance, telecommunications, and electronics that has resided and worked at the plantation manor since receiving the Proxy Kiss from Cletus in the early 1980s. Nine-year Army veteran who was initially drafted during Vietnam and worked for ECOM before becoming Slidell’s primary cable guy. Afflicted by childhood malnourishment and rickets. Currently single.
• Lucile “Buttermouth” Delahoussaye (g. early 21st century)
Elderly wife of parish president whose socio-political influence has only grown since her husband’s ‘accident’ that left his larynx damaged. Despite her husband’s iconic use of a respirator, Lucile smokes constantly, claiming she now has to smoke “fer right two of us.” Unbeknownst to both her husband and his domitor, Lucile was recently ghouled by Cletus to further tighten the Boggs’ grip on local politics. Despite her age, “Buttermouth” is still known as one of the parish’s best ‘bone-smokers’, and regularly gives lessons to the Camarilla Debutantes. Her other hobbies include enticing local “negroid” children to shoot each other with high-pressure BB guns, with the winning prize going to the kid who makes all the others ‘cry uncle’.
• Ludovico “Don Vico” Giovannini (10th gen. childe of Innocenzo Di Santis Giovannini, g. late 19th century, e. early 20th century)
• Ettore “Eddie Sistine” Bagnetto ()
Mafioso torture artist.
• Sergio “Caruso” Putanesca (8th gen. childe of Alegraza “Gros Mama Al” Giovannini, g. late 19th century, e. early 20th century)
Hecata Status ••
• Chiafreddo “Catfish Freddy” Putanesca (11th gen. childe of Vico Giovannini, g. early 20th century, e. mid 20th century)
• Tuceia “Tuccy” Giovannini-Putanesca (g. early 20th century)
• Isabelica “Sugarbelle” Calero-Pisanob (9th gen. childe of Cletus Lee Boggs, g. late 20th century, e. late 20th century)
Isabelica is Cletus’ sole double-blooded childe. She was born in Managua, Nicaragua as the youngest child of Miguel Calero, an American-educated Nicaraguan businessman and leader within the largest contra rebel group opposing the Sandinista government (i.e., Nicaraguan Democratic Force). Isabelica helped her father and the Giovannini (particularly the Boggs and their military-industrial puppet, Cadillac Gage) secure, manage, and manipulate the bank accounts into which money was deposited and then used to buy supplies and arms as part of the Iran-Contra Affair. Her maternal ancestors were Pisonab, who taught her their family’s infamous heritage and sorcerous secrets of Aztec necromancy. Due to both her lucrative military-industrialist acumen and her necromantic aptitude, Isabelica was ghouled by a local Pisonab. Shortly thereafter, she was captured and tortured by the Sabbat-allied Sandinista and forced to drink caustic vapors which permanently maimed her vocal chords. Isabelica was rescued by allies of Cletus, flown back to Slidell (alongside her father who was called to testify before Congress), and subsequently rewarded with the Embrace from the Boggs patriarch. Since then, she has continued to deepen her financial-military connections as well as necromantic prowess, proving to be an efficacious addition to the local Giovannini.
• Réginald A. Delahoussaye (g. late 20th century)
A toothless, larynx-maimed octogenarian who currently serves as both the mayor of Pearl River and the president of St. Tammany Parish. The local son of Cajun logger and Prohibition booze-smuggler, Oscar joined the Air Force, where he served as a bomber pilot in Korea and Vietnam before retiring and becoming a somewhat successful oil man. He also worked as a narcotic smuggler, both before and after his political career, which led to his ill-fated blackmailing of the Giovannini and subsequent ghouling by Isabelica. Long-time husband to Lucile “Buttermouth” Delahoussaye who serves as his always willing, but only partially faithful, translator.
Hecata Status •
• Lucia “Lucy” Giovannini (11th gen. childe of Vico Giovannini, g. late 20th century, e. late 20th century)
• Teodoro “Teddy” Vattali (g. late 20th century)
Hecata Status 0
• Buford Tebow “Mudbelly” Boggs (9th gen. childe of Cletus Lee Boggs, g. mid 20th century, e. mid 20th century)
Buford is the prodigal son in absentia. Buford was a decorated WWII veteran and single-blooded Embrace who left his sire, clan, and parish for reasons known only to himself and his biological grandfather. He allegedly lives an itinerant lifestyle traveling between cities, concealing his heritage, and performing as a blues honky-tonk musician. Unconfirmed rumors suggest he infrequently returns home, or at least to New Orleans to participate in Mardi Gras festivities.
Bobbi Jo “Mad-Dog Cherry” Boggs (9th gen. childe of Cletus Lee Boggs, g. late 20th century, e. late 20th century, d. 2016)
Bobbi Jo is Cletus’ youngest, single-blooded childe. Bobbi Jo Boggs was raised in the wholesome family environment of the Cryin’ Bluebellies, turning tricks for the passing-by truck drivers and serving generally as a prepubescent pain whore for the then-nascent White Reich. Despite or perhaps because of this abuse, she became a wild and feral thing, but not without cunning. That cunning and predatory drive helped her to climb the hog-candy chain of the OMC. Moreover, her “professional experience” allowed her to gain a tremendous amount of knowledge about not only the illegal drug and arms trade, but also general criminal and transportation dealings in the region. Cletus recognized and rewarded Bobbi Jo’s usefulness by turning her into his ghoul and eventual childe after she sufficiently impressed (if chagrined) her Giovannini elders by leading the White Reich to dominate the lucrative drug and arms trade both within and across St. Tammany parish. Since her Embrace, Mad Dog Cherry has continued to run the OMC through her primary ghoul, Davis Jefferson Boggs—or at least she did until she was firebombed nearly to final death by trespassing Anarchs spurred by Rocco Agnello and her sire subsequently ordered the slaughter of the entire White Reich, save for the now heavily scarred and emasculated Davis Boggs.
• Davis Jefferson Boggs (g. early 21st century)