Sin City - WoD Noir

Session Four, Everyone Except Harvey Believes in Ghosts

Our fourth session began with local socialite-turned-jailbird Harvey Grey having a deep philosophical quandary. Namely, if Federal Agent Byker is convinced you just happen to show up around lots of kidnappings and just HAPPEN to have a half-eaten toddler face in your freezer, are you really guilty?

Or are the Russians trying to set you up…

Meanwhile, Andrew Whitaker, SuperCop, decided to take the investigation one step further. Finding that the Waters Children, apparently, don’t age, Andrew is becoming ever more certain that this is less a kidnapping and more… well, creepy half-eaten buried root-cellar lady phenomenon.


Also, Daniel Waters and Maude Jones bonded over their mutual love of oatmeal cookies and hatred of light bulbs. Maude, dear that she is, decided to pay Daniel’s home a visit and give it that womanly touch it’s been missing. What could possibly go wrong from spotlessly cleaning a crime scene?

At the very least, the house, or whatever is currently living in it, seems to appreciate Maude’s presence. So much so that it made her breakfast. And dinner. She then decided to take in a little local antiquing, see the sights of the historic Swift House, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

Harvey and Daniel, meanwhile, talked about man stuff. Poker. Unscrewing light bulbs. How Daniel’s wife might have gone a bit crazy with grief over their inability to have a big happy bunch of children, and how said grief might have called up something far worse than a big happy bunch of children…

You know. Man stuff. Also, spiders and root cellars made a special guest appearance.

Earth Angel – The Penguins, 1954

Session Three, Prime Steak and Ghost Radios

“But maybe it ain’t children you’re looking for…”

Creepy kids

Our third session contained somewhat less Russians and somewhat more butchery. To be specific, young missing lass Tilly’s mother managed to track down one Harvey Grey and, after some intense conversation, discover that he was just as in the dark about her daughter’s disappearance as she was.

Meanwhile, Maude Jones and Andrew Whitaker pursued alternate paths to come to the same conclusion. Namely, that Christina Waters had wanted to have babies REALLY REALLY BADLY. Andrew did a slightly more thorough investigation of Number 4, Gore Road and stumbled upon the shallow graves of quite a few children.

Maude played with a radio after listening to some ghost stories and heard young Bobby Jones complaining about the relative lack of light. Then she brought chocolate chip cookies to her son’s supposed kidnapper. Perhaps in an attempt to throw him off the righteous path of Mormonism.

Either way, Harvey’s now sharing a cell with Daniel Waters for the time being. But seriously, Christina REALLY wanted some babies…

In the Chapel in the Moonlight – Kitty Kallen, 1954

Session Two, Russian Cannibal Ghosts

Mid-January, 1955

Our second session has much to do with Saint Andrew, the patron saint of most of eastern Europe. Seriously, the guy got around (apparently) and even set up the See of Byzantium. While he wasn’t officially its first bishop (that honor belonging to noble Stachys) he is often thought of as the opposite of Peter, the first Pope of Rome.

He also used a pretty neat cross as a teaching aid in his sermons.

Russian cross

In any case, flash forward about nineteen hundred years or so, and Bobby Jones is still missing, much to the chagrin of his mother. Maude’s been no slouch, though, and her very well thought out investigation of the rooftop of Iverson’s tobacco shop led her to… cigarette butts.

Those cigarette butts, though, led her to one Betty Davids, who was able to point her to some information that would later be useful. Specifically the name of Christina Waters. (Living? Dead? WHO KNOWS?!)

Andrew Whitaker, still hot on the trail of young Bobby Jones, recovered from being shot in the leg and also managed to track down more evidence to keep Daniel Waters in custody for a while longer. He sure does look mean in a bowler hat, at the very least.

Turns out Mister Waters was a radio operator in the war, and came back with an intense dislike of electronics. His house at Number 4, Gore Road, where his (adopted) mother is still registered as living, has neither electric lights, radios, or even so much as a flashlight. Truly, the cutting edge of crazy Mormon technology.

Meanwhile our favorite local socialite and church-going philanthropist, Harvey Grey, introduced himself to The Russian Butchers who moved into town a few months back. He was even kind enough to try and grow their client base by introducing them to some otherwise needy folks at a church function, after which he took them out for dinner and… folk stories.

Harvey was later walloped upside the back of his head for the trouble…

Vic Dickenson Septet, Russian Lullaby – 1953

Session One, Where the Fuck is Bobby Jones

January 1st, 1955

Johnny Ace accidentally shot himself on Christmas Day of 1954, which is naturally the main story point of our opening session.

Johnny ace

Johnny had been drinking and, as he was wont to do, was playing with his favorite .22 revolver. He had playfully pointed it at his girlfriend and another woman when another member of the band mentioned he should be careful waving around a loaded weapon. Johnny cheerfully replied that the weapon wasn’t loaded, put it to his head, and pulled the trigger.

The nation mourned.

True story.

Meanwhile, in the meandering city that sprung up around Cleveland, there was a rash of kidnappings going on. Four in nine days, and no real suspects to speak of. As the evidence mounted, a local Mormon by the name of Daniel Waters came to suspicion at about the same time that Bobby Jones, oldest child and only son of one Maude Jones, went missing.

That cold January day also saw Andrew Whitaker take a bullet to the leg during a COMPLETELY LEGITIMATE investigation of Mr. Waters’ home. Harvey Grey, a local socialite and guest at the Policeman’s Ball, assisted the investigation by helpfully pointing the police towards some secondary evidence in the Waters case.

Of course, the fact that Daniel Waters could be placed well outside the area that young Bobby went missing at the time of his disappearance lends to the idea that Mr. Waters is either not, in fact, the kidnapper, or at the very least has an accomplice.

Accomplices who may or may not be Russian…

But seriously. Johnny Ace killed himself in a tragic firearms accident, and that’s far more relevant.

Pledging My Love, Johnny Ace

Welcome to your Adventure Log!
A blog for your campaign

Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.


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