Since the times that mankind have walked across the Earth there has always been those who served it, servants of nature, the protector of balance- the witches. Endowed with the unique gifts that connected them to forces of nature and magic, witches are innately magical beings. They are not made but born, since then witches have split among different tribes and scattered to the four corners, following different practices and traditions. The most common that is prevalent throughout all culture is Ancestral Magic, magic drawn from the ancestors of a witch's lineage and spirits. In essence all magic is derived from Blood Magic but the oldest tradition is Ancestral Magic.
The current coven, self-dubbed as the Charmed Ones, now resides in the lovely adorned housing of traditional New Orleans architecture, one that flourishes about in the Crescent City. To the outside world, the mansion serves as nothing more than a boarding school for the gifted. But in truth, the house is a safe haven for witches all around, mainly those in the States and is also the only school known to the witch communities that provides shelter for them. The home interior is large itself, a mansion but of smaller size. Rooming and living necessities is available to all those who live within the witch haven. The housing itself is built on the many ley-lines scattered throughout the world. The mystical nexus serves as a mystical hotspot for witches to channel magic from, like cemeteries, thus enhancing their powers to a greater extent. The mansion's exterior, sheltered by gates is sealed off to all vampires unless invitation is approved, though this is highly unlikely and forbidden.
Upon generation and generation of witches have lived in this house, since then, because of the fear that Witch Hunters have expressed, witches have opted not to birth off-springs and have now become an endanger species. Thanks to New Orleans commercialize affairs on pseudo-magic and it's open community, real witches can hide among the crowd of posers, providing a temporary identity in which they can practice magic. But because of the strong vampiric presence in the city, witches from both sides are silence in practicing real magic. Instead they must refrain from doing such thing or risk the penalties: death. Being built around the mystical comfort that New Orleans has to offer, opening its doors to many oppressed witches who hide in fear, witches can adapt to their surrounding with ease with the locals and tourists not questioning them.
Due to the secret human faction involvement in the supernatural forces that runs rampant around New Orleans, the mayor provides funding for the schools. The human council are very well aware of New Orleans dark secrets, even taking measure to instill arrangements. The only rule that goes for the supernatural play ground in New Orleans is that they protect the locals and homes of the human community and they (human faction) look the other way. Because of the ongoing feud between the Salem witches and Voodooists, cemeteries are marked off limits to the Salem tribe. With the vampire threat growing stronger by the second, the Witch Hunters have taken matters into their own and began plotting their move not only on witches this time but the other supernatural species.
The ill winds has been brought upon New Orleans and French Quarters is in the midst of it all. Welcome to the Crescent City.
The Major Arcana ⁂
Angela Lee is the new and uprising Supreme with a celebrated background. Given her free-spirited and arrogant persona this may be her down fall to her ascension. Aside from her narcissistic and cold-hearted demeanor, Angela is also a gifted and incredibly powerful young witch. Though because her coven is bound, she finds it as her job to unlink her magic with the rest of her circle and free herself from them. Vicious and manipulative, Angelina has aligned herself with Clara in hopes that they can relinquish their loss of power. She doesn't care much for her coven and the war between witches and witches as well as vampires, just as long as she gets her powers back. Those who have yet to meet Angela must be extra careful as this witch is extremely cunning and manipulative. No one is safe when Angela is around, always expect the unexpected.
Contessa Deveraux is sharp-tongued witch with a brilliant mind. She is the voice and has been sowing the seeds for the witch revolution in the French Quarters. Eight months pior to her current position, she went against her family's tradition that has now become her mission to complete the ritual known as The Harvest. If completed, this ritual will restore the waning magic to the Voodoo witches of New Orleans and drive away the vampiric threats that roams within New Orleans. Together with Chanel, Contessa will empower the witches and preserve the harmony that is the balance of nature that must be corrected. She has nothing to lose, since the loss her sister, Desiree, who died to fighting against Marcus's ruling. Contessa is willing to place all bets on the table, even her own life. But because of this she is the worst person to have as an enemy when the completion of the Harvest is involved.
Desiree Deveraux, the older witch martyr sister of Contessa. Eight months ago, Desiree willingly allowed her daughter Celeste to be apart of the sacred Harvest ritual. But due to Contessa's disbelief, the ritual was failed due to the vampiric interference that allowed Marcus to gain the upper-hand and critically cripple the witches in banning the practice of magic. Four months ago, along with a few other coven members, Desiree hoped to invoke the power of demons onto herself. Giving her enough strength to fight back against the vampires that threaten her fellow coven members and most importantly, her sister. But word got out and Marcus slitted her throat before she could even complete the dark ritual, ending any type of hidden agenda that posed a threat towards him. It seem her display of magic was less impressive and resulted in her death. Now it is Contessa's job to pick up what her older sister left behind. Continuing on with their already made mission: reviving Celeste.
Madame Freda is the mother of Jabari and a powerful elder witch to the Voodooists as well as their last living elder. Coming from a long line of powerful Voodooists, one most renowned today throughout New Orleans, Marie Laveau. She is the aunt of both Contessa and Desiree but is unknown of the blood relation. Aside from her family relations she is a force to be reckoned with, her vast knowledge of the ancestral arts is what allows her to complete the Harvest, as only elders are the only one who can complete the ritual. She carries the long hated grudge that many before her has carried against the Salem witches. But with her magic progressively getting weaker and weaker, she may not be lucky enough to even complete the Harvest. As the last link to the Voodooists connection to their ancestors and their magic, Madame Freda is the wild card. If she wins so will the witches but if she loses so will their magic.
Amiee Yew is a strong and positive voice in her coven, acting as the coven's self-appointed leader. Her optimistic personality is what keeps the coven in high beliefs when times get rough for them. It was by her request that the coven bind their magic as one but not without Angela to be at fault. She is Angela's opposite yet the two are somewhat the same. Amiee is hesitant to put her coven members at risk and she is the light that brings them out of darkness. Given Angela's reputation, Amiee is always cautious towards Angela's motives and suggestions. Her devotion to the craft and coven shows traits and qualities of that to a Supreme, but with Angela's recklessness Amiee may be the next in line should Angela fail and fall from the throne.
Clara Mass, the clever and mysterious witch who has burned every man to the ground that she has met. Due to Fan Song's attempt at lowering the veil and using Clara as a representation in her ritual. The repercussions of Fan's magic unwillingly linked Clara's magic with the coven. Having developed a mutual affection with Angela, together the two witches are as good as bad with one another. But Clara isn't always too willing, she wants a way out of this bond, sharing the same taste with Angela. Unable to use magic without the consequences, Clara isn't looking forward to being useless anymore. Like any other power player in this war, Clara is plotting her own scheme and tactics. She will manipulate the coven at best even destroying her so-called friendship with Angela. Angela is nothing more than a pawn in Clara's plan in regaining her magic and freedom.
Chanel De la Fontaine is a smart and sexy witch who is in leads with Contessa. Together with Contessa, Chanel supports her long-time friend in hopes that they can complete the Harvest Ritual. Her charismatic and charming personality is backed with her impressive magic that is getting weaker and weaker as time draws near for The Reaping. Her unique precognitive gifts serves useful but is open to interpretation. What she sees is not always clears but they are not to be overlooked . Working as a tour guide, she keeps her eyes away and her head down from the vampire presence, but her ears open. With the witches running out of time, Chanel is using her every resources to help and dissolve the vampire kingdom in New Orleans. The only risks she faces is death, something she is willing to fight for.
- The Cauldron is a nickname for areas with a strong witch presence, mainly centered around the occultist shop, Bewitched, and the areas around it.
- Standard rpg rules applies. Must be willing to take the stories into account.