Doctor of Face-Smashing
They gather 'round the natal bed, the foolish and the wise
They fear the child yet unborn whose voice shall break the skies
The faithful watch the forest for the coming of the King
Their lanterns bright they wait at night for the darkness he shall bring
The dragon waits in shadows, his breath will scorch the land
The handless hero 'neath the castle makes his final stand
The Sorceress in the tower, she's hidden far away
But nothing under Luna can keep the Burning Groom at bay
When the first had given birth, all seven hills did burn
The many died as the world cried for the Red King they had spurned
The Patriarch's dark sin did result in second birth
The keening screams of the most obscene did rip apart the Earth
His bride the third remained unheard against the holy horde
She took her life with a boning knife and gave it to our Lord
The fourth prepared a dagger, she placed it at her heart
The perfect cure cannot make pure what the King has set apart
The fifth one blew the horn that would end the elder world
Untimely hewn neath silent moon, the King’s red flag unfurled
The chosen ones were gathered, in sheds they were put down
The sixth one's monstrous birthing blood did scarlet stain her gown
The seventh bride will break the tides; the moon no more shall shine
There comes a day not far away she'll birth the death of time
Hail friends, it is I, viskarenvisla.
After Mr. Shopping concluded his fantastic Detroit Rock City, the two of us decided to take a little break and let ourselves process. We didn't play again until a while later, when Shopping grew intrigued by an idea I had that would take us back to Chicago, the city-setting in which I first introduced him to Werewolf: the Forsaken. We considered other games but ultimately concluded that Werewolf was the best for our purposes, especially with 2nd edition out.
This game takes place in January of 2015 in the Windy City, a year after interpack conflict in the city reduced the Forsaken's numbers. Increasingly insular behavior, a seedy and deceptive Shadow, and pressure from Anshega and Hosts that see opportunities on Lake Michigan's shoreline make Chicago a less-than-friendly place to be a lone wolf, let alone unaligned with either side in the eternal war between Urdaga and Anshega.
Mr. Shopping's character, the star of this game is Lilly-Jane White, a lone Ghost Wolf Ithaeur who has prospered at the University of Chicago and created a relatively safe, coveted territory all on her own. Otherwise known as the White-Witch, she is well-loved by spirits and popular with people on her campus...Despised by the wider Uratha world, especially the Urdaga.
This game is intended for a mature audience. Some politically incorrect slurs/viewpoints may be found within, but I assure you, these are the machinations of character and NOT, I repeat NOT any actual views.
Obviously this game belongs to my player and me - please don't reproduce it without permission. Credit for the beautiful graphic goes to Mr. Shopping.
I used google maps to create my Map of Chicago with territories, areas of special note, and borders. I find this a useful way to reckon space and have a handy reference available for Shopping.
I use an nwod dice roller for transparency's sake. It should be relatively easy to distinguish my narrations/characters from Shopping's posts. I use Werewolf 2nd edition with numerous alterations, for example I kept the old harmony system in place (and adjusted other rules as necessary), kept numerous themes concerning Mother Luna and Father Wolf, and while Wolf-blooded have subtle Tells, they are mostly not in the know. This is not a continuation of the DRC canon either.
Without further ado, I present The Seventh Seal.