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  • Boston

    h3. Boston in 1910 *Population:* 670,585 in 1910 Boston has long been the gateway into the New World from the Old World, one of the …

  • Supernal World

    The true and perfect realm of ideas and souls. It is separated from the [[Mundane World]] by the [[Abyss]], and ruled over by the [[Exarchs]], who use the power inherent in their position to rule the Mundane World like gods. The [[Watchtowers]] also …

  • Mundane World

    The normal world, where people no longer believe in [[Magic|magic]]. Inhabited mostly by [[Sleepers]] who cannot perceive the artifacts and influences of the [[Supernal World]], wrapped as they are in the [[Quiescence]] caused by the [[Abyss]] and …

  • Watchtowers

    The Watchtowers are bastions in the [[Supernal World]], places where souls from the [[Mundane World]] are called and where they can scribe their …

  • Atlantis

    Atlantis is the origin of [[Mage|mages]], the source of [[Magic|magic]] in the [[Mundane World]], and the site of the physical connection to the [[Supernal World]]. The story the mages tell says that, in the dawn of humanity, certain dreaming humans …

  • Salem

    Site of the famous witch trials, Salem is held variously to be cursed or blessed, a site of great power or a haunted and destructive pit. It has been avoided by most [[Mage|mages]] for nearly two hundred years, but was recently the site of a titanic …

  • Abyss

    The Abyss is the gulf between the [[Supernal World]] and the [[Mundane World]], created at the fall of [[Atlantis]]. Most [[Mage|mages]] view the Abyss as a sort of semi-aware nothingness, a void that nonetheless seems to have an (albeit alien) agenda, …

  • Hallows

    A site in the [[Mundane World]] that produces fresh [[Mana]]. Most need some sort of rite or ceremony to access the Mana they produce. They are much sought-after by [[Mage|mages]], who often try to incorporate them into their [[Sanctum|sanctums]].

  • Sanctum

    The home of a [[Mage|mage]] or group of mages. Sanctums are recognized as personal holdings of the inhabitants by the [[Consilium]], which treats them in many ways as fiefdoms of the local council. Most mages use their sanctums not only for a residence, …

  • Allston Brighton

    Allston/Brighton is a neighbourhood in the west of [[Boston]], recently undergoing a housing surge, and new homes for the increasingly affluent …

  • Back Bay

    Back Bay is an upper-middle class neighbourhood in [[Boston]]. It sits mainly on land reclaimed from the tidal flats of the [[Charles River]], and features …

  • Bay Village

    A small neighbourhood of [[Boston]], primarily townhouses for lower-middle class families. It is the smallest recognized neighbourhood in Boston, and is a maze of narrow streets laid out in a non-grid arrangement. Like nearby [[Back Bay]], the area is …

  • Beacon Hill

    Perhaps the most upscale neighbourhood of [[Boston]], and site of numerous historical monuments and the [[Massachusetts State House]]. Verging on the …

  • Charlestown

    North across the [[Charles River]] from [[Boston]] proper, Charlestown is a predominantly Irish neighbourhood of lower-middle class housing and …

  • Chinatown

    On reclaimed land from the tidal flats, Chinatown borders on [[Boston Common]] and [[Downtown]] [[Boston]]. It is an area of poor housing, many train tracks, and generally undesirable living conditions. Because of this, it has historically been the …

  • Dorchester

    The largest and most populous neighbourhood of [[Boston]], Dorchester is home primarily to the established Anglo-Bostonian middle class. Though …

  • Downtown

    The Downtown district of [[Boston]] is dominated by department stores, banks, large businesses, and financial institutions. It is the primary shopping district for those with the wealth to spend at Gilchrist, Kennedy's, or Filene's Automatic Bargain …

  • Massachusetts State House

    The State House is the located in [[Beacon Hill]], and is the centre for the Massachusetts State government.

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  • Boston Common

    The Boston Common is a central park in [[Boston]], one of the oldest city parks in the United States. Originally, it was used as grazing …

  • Demesne

    A Demesne is a [[Sanctum|sanctum]] that has been prepared by a [[Mage|mage]] in order to render it safe for the performance of [[Vulgar Magic]]. This is done through a ritual and involves the creation of a [[Soulstone]], which is then kept at the heart of …

  • Harvard

    Harvard Universisty is located in [[Cambridge]], north of [[Boston]] proper. It is one of the most respected, prestigious institutions of higher …

  • Boston College

    [[Boston]] College is a Catholic school, with strong ties to the Jesuit Order, which makes up a significant portion of the faculty and …

  • Tomb of the Dragons

    Legendary site in lost [[Atlantis]] where the bones of [[Dragons|dragons]] were reputed to be interred. According to the recovered Atlantean lore, meditating in the Tomb of the Dragons was said to bestow great powers and insight upon a [[Mage|mage]], and …

  • Loci

    A Locus is any site where the [[Gauntlet]] is thin enough that it is possible to pass easily between the [[Mundane World]] and the [[Shadow Realm]]. The area is often haunted, and frequently inhabited by a variety of [[Spirits|spirits]]. Though these can …

  • The Lone Watchtower

    The Lone [[Watchtowers|Watchtower]] is a myth among myths. [[Mage|Mages]] speak of the first Watchtower raised in the [[Supernal World]], in a place that can only be reached from the far side of the [[Abyss]]. Speculation about what sort of powers it …

  • Cenacle of Sighs

    The Cenacle of Sighs is the legendary hold of the [[The Mysterium|Mysterium]] in [[Atlantis]]. It is said to have held vast libraries written in the tongues of [[Fae|fae]], [[Demons|demons]], [[Angels|angels]], and [[Gods|gods]]. It was also home to a …

  • Arcadia

    Arcadia is a realm of constant change. The weather, the landmarks, even the very geography is never the same per visit. Each [[Acanthus]] reports different features through which they must travel to the [[Watchtowers|Watchtower]] upon their [[Awakening]]. …

  • Pandemonium

    Like all the [[Supernal World]], the exact nature of Pandemonium is somewhat subjective. The most common realm experienced by arriving [[Mastigos]] is that of a vast network of caverns, without end or outside, populated by a horde of unruly, deformed …

  • Stygia

    Stygia is a realm of calm. Every [[Moros]] [[Mage|mage]] experiences the realm differently, but they all agree that it is quiet and still. Peaceful is perhaps not the most apt descriptor, as it implies an air of benevolence. A better term would be serene, …

  • The Aether

    Aether is a place of unbound creation, of [[Magic|magic]] in its purest, of energy and destruction and rebirth. The physical nature of Aether is that of chaos. It is described as a great burning landscape, rent asunder with lightning and fire and motion, …

  • The Primal Wild

    The realm of the Primal Wild is, as the name would suggest, a vast and uncharted wilderness. All the unclaimed places of the [[Mundane World]] have their analogues in the Primal Wild, each ecosystem recreated as an exaggerated version of how it is in this …

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Founded in 1861 to provide training and education designed to keep pace with the rapid development of science and technology, MIT was forced to hold its earliest classes in …

  • New York City

    Teeming, crowded, corrupt, and torn by criminal gangs, New York is in many ways the city [[Boston]] is not. It is loud, active, brash, and crude, where the more …

  • East Boston

    Another neighbourhood created by filling in the harbour between five islands, East Boston has experienced amazing population growth …

  • Fenway Kenmore

    Near the middle of [[Boston]], Fenway/Kenmore is dominated by five- and six-story apartment buildings with small, independent shops …

  • Jamaica Plain

    Settled by [[Puritans]] as a market town for the surrounding farms to serve the [[Boston]] area, Jamaica Plain is still dominated by large, …

  • Mattapan

    Mattapan is a Jewish neighbourhood, and keeps itself very much to itself. Of all the [[Boston]] neighbourhoods, only [[Chinatown]] is less welcoming to outsiders. The residents here are relatively poor, living in apartment buildings and tenements, working …

  • Mission Hill

    Formerly known as Parker Hill, Mission Hill started as an orchard and cidery, but has developed into a thriving community of Irish, German, and Italian …

  • North End

    A tangle of narrow, cobbled streets and close-set tenements and houses, the North End is [[Boston|Boston's]] oldest residential area, featuring …

  • Roslindale

    A wealthy middleclass neighbourhood named for Roslin, Scotland, and dominated by large family homes on spacious lawns and tree-lined streets. …

  • Roxbury

    Originally a thriving farm community, Roxbury was annexed and absorbed by [[Boston]] with the expansion of the city limits and public …

  • South Boston

    South Boston, or Southie, is a predominantly working-class Irish neighbourhood, with growing numbers of Polish and Lithuanian immigrants …

  • South End

    The South End neighbourhood of [[Boston]] is changing. Long a bastion of upper-middle class English residents, with large, luxurious homes, the …

  • West End

    With the crowding of the [[North End]] neighbourhood of [[Boston]] by Irish immigrants, many of the wealthy residents of the …

  • West Roxbury

    West Roxbury blends a rural feel with the close proximity to the urban centre of [[Boston]] provided by public transportation. At its centre is a …

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