"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood, and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans: aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram, once recorded, will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watch-word be order and your beacon beauty."
-- Daniel Burnham, 1909 Plan For Chicago
"The 1893 World's Fair made us the White City, although we had to hijack Noah's Ark and the Wheel of Fortune to do it. Look it up, if you can find the books. L. Frank Baum made us the Emerald City, writing his thaumaturgical prose in the Cliff Dwellers' abode above Michigan Avenue, along the ley line that we later paved into Route 66 in 1926. Don't ask how we became a Red City unless you've got a strong stomach; but I can tell you that nobody yet has guessed what the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre really was--and that there's a reason Chicago became the slaughterhouse to the world."
rulebook (clearly the words of Ken Hite)
The City of Fire (see SevenCities
) whose plutomancers captured the Fire-Ka
and built a city of industry. The ChicagoFire
of 1871 was the result of this. The Fire-Ka was placated through the ritual of building and then burning the WhiteCity
, and later trapped in the SearsTower
. In Session 15
, the PCs
released the Fire-Ka, setting Chicago and America aflame.
Chicago is a hotbed for plutomancers
. The Goldbugs
and the Pinkertons
are based here, though with the release of the Fire-Ka, the destruction of Abaddon
, and the death of LegalTenderCoxey
, the PCs
have dealt them a serious, possibly mortal blow.
The Rock of Zion Pentecostal Church HellHouse
Enemy of LosAngeles
. One end of the Route66
ley line that forms America's occult spine.
Once the home of the American film industry (see Oneiros
). Original home of the SectOfTheNakedGoddess
. Both have moved to L.A.
See also UACosmology
; in particular, FrankBaum
probably didn't play that role referenced in the quote above in our game.
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