The Sleeping City
City character sheet
City-Wide Themes and Threats
A Theme is a long-running problem for the city. It’s beyond the scope of the campaign, and provides a backdrop for everything else. A Threat is a recent threat to the city. It can be addressed in-game, and replaced by new Threats.
Theme: Centre of Power, but no one knows it
Face: Prime Minister / Chief of Staff
Face: The Archivist of the National Archives;
Face: Municipal Control Centre
Theme: Harsh weather / Left out in the cold / Battleground of the Seasons
Face: Winter court – La Reine de l`hiver; requires Winterlude as a peace offering
Face: Summer court – Lady of the Lake; Busker fest, Canada Day celebrations
Threat: The Order of St Rupert has moved into the neighbourhood
Face: Head of the order, the Ripper; the Watcher
Name: Giles, local head of the faction. Vengeance; has recruited people. May have led the local order on a different direction from original theme
Theme: The City that Sleeps
The Balance of Power
The Status Quo
What is the Supernatural status quo?
Seasonal cycle between Winter and Summer Courts. The fey are the primary supernatural force in this area.
There are others, including vampires, weres; but it is generally the fey who are dominant.
What is the Mundane status quo?
The general populace remains unaware. The City that Always Sleeps.
They are aware of the weather and climate extremes.
Government town; lots of politics.
Corruption, crime, tourism, dirty politics; business as usual.
Movers and Shakers
|Who wants to maintain the status quo?||Who wants to rock the boat?|
|Who is in the dark?||Mundanes||the Fey; the Order of St. Rupert|
|Who is in the know?||the Archivists|
- D’Arcy McGee’s (the ghost of D’arcy McGee)
- Union Station (the Station Master)
- Tunnels beneath the city (Homeless Guy)
- Carleton University (Professor Bee)
- Dow’s Lake (Lady of the Lake / Winter Fey)
- Byward Market (“Everything is for Sale”)
- Parliament Hill (the Archivist, the Sergeant at Arms)
- The Museum of Nature (the night security guard; janitor; curator?)
- Gatineau Park (were-deer; Druid – in the “ruins”)
- a big old church made of stone (Order of St. Rupert); Notre Dame seems too fancy, something darker in tone would fit the Order better