Bad Moon Over Astoria
A World of Darkness Chronicle, set in Astoria, Oregon
I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin'.
I see those bad times today.
Don't go around tonight,
Well it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.
Bad Moon Rising
Once again the Astoria Pack has an Alpha, and not a moment too soon. With the liberation of the ancient Clatsop spirit known as Talapus, the pack has aroused the ire of the strange Nordic witches that supposedly have controlled Astoria's destiny since the spirit was bound.
With Spring Break, members of the pack went many different ways: some to mundane university celebrations, others to spend time with mentors in the Cults of the Moon. And still others have disappeared entirely, though this does not become readily apparent for some time.
Now the Völur witches of Astoria stir, and they rouse to power their ancient bearsarks allies. But Talapus has taken the flesh of Victor as his body, and claims to be an ally of the Astoria Pack. Conflict seems inevitable - but who will survive it?
- Henry Úlfheðnar, dead man; played by Chillos
- Warner Pelt, outdoorsman & cross country runner; played by Adam
- Dr. Elaine Litchfield, Professor of Anthropology; played by Jeff
- Jace Evans, the mysterious one; played by Josh
- Neena Cosgrove, TA; played by Jamie
- Thomas Michael Craig, stoner & rogue; played by Burt
- Miles Brovik, only survivor of the Auberdeen pack; played by Chillos
- Stella Jalo, ATO den mother & townie; played by Leanne
- Abe Evans, orphaned teen trying to dodge the foster system; played by Chillos
- Notables: Trailjumpers
- Families: Randall Family
- Oregon Packs: Astoria Pack (Astoria, OR) • Cathlamet Bay Pack (Svensen, OR) • Coast Range Pack (Tillamook State Forest, OR) • Crater Lake Pack (Crater Lake, OR) • LaPine Pack (La Pine, OR) • Portland Pack (Portland, OR) • Siuslaw Pack (Siuslaw National Forest, OR)
- Other Packs: Fireside Collective (Bay Area, CA)
- Cults of the Moon: New Moon • Half Moon • Gibbous Moon
- Other Shifters: Wereowls
- Hunters: Monk Family
- Witches: Wolfbanner • Cunning
- Animals: Astoria Basin Wolf Pack
- Spirits: Astoria Spirits
- Map: Astoria Map
University of Astoria Campus
- University Library: The library is a state of the art learning center with several computers and copious books. There is a heavily secured rare books vault in the basement. Currently there are no books stored here, but there are a couple Ikea sofas. The basement doesn't get cell reception.
- The Quad: A couple people have noticed that the quad is a loci. It seems to be associated with academics and the urge to study, as well as some possibly ghoastly effects. The sapling appears as a large sycamore with book page bark in shadow. It is populated with book shaped birds, scroll shaped snakes, fighting laptops and the Astoria Bandits Racoon mascot spirit.
- Wet Dog Cafe: A brew-pub known for its beers and burgers.
- The Crossroads: Nightclub and bar; a favorite gathering place for university students.
- Blue Ocean Thai: "That Thai place Elaine likes"
- Bonfire Clearing: A clearing Warner found and set up with a large fire pit in the university-owned woodlands east of campus.
- Old Ranger Station: In the forest behind the college there is a small ranger station. It has two small rooms and a closet stocked with emergency preparedness gear.
- The Old Wolf Glade: An old elm tree, in whose roots past generations of wolves have made their dens. A known locus.
- The Astoria Reservoir 2: A water reservoir. A known locus.
- Gunner's Gym: An old boxing gym out by the industrial docks that has started training some of its patrons in MMA styles of fighting.
- Youngs River Lofts: An old warehouse that has been divided into two swanky three story lofts. These are one of the properties owned by the Dean of Students. Jace has been temporarily gifted one of these by her to allow them easy access to each other.
- Columbia Memorial Hospital: Astoria's only hospital, serving both Astoria and Warrenton.
Chronicle Resources & References
- WoD Merits: Current Roster: Library (• - •••) and Quick Healer (•• or ••••)
- WoD Health Levels: House rule regarding World of Darkness Health Trait.
- Natural Healing: Recovery from injuries in the World of Darkness, including information on medical care. Includes the Quick Healer Merit.
- WoD Research: System for researching the lore of the World of Darkness.
- Tracking by Scent: System governing the use of scent-based tracking.
- WoD Conditions: Conditions for the World of Darkness.
- WoD Tilts: Tilts for the World of Darkness.