Imagine an america, roughly 1955. This isn’t our world, but you might recognize it. Men still wear suits, and women still wear hats. The world is dark, noir, art deco. Beautiful industrial design has built this countries cities into a kind of retro-future.
The country is much less populace than our own. Dust bowl farmers struggle in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Father Leo and Buck have both found themselves in New Orleans under the direction of local drunken priest, and Brotherhood of the Opal Cross lieutenant Father Loic St Martin. He has given up on the town which is largely controlled by the puppets of demons. Unsure of what to do with the two of them, Father Loic rustles around on his desk and finds a letter from a group of traveling gypsies. The Gypsies have long generational ties to the Brotherhood of the Opal Cross. The report is that they’ve left a town where a strange man was spotted. The man matched the description of a fugitive hunted by the church for 15 years.
The man disappeared with 2 children. Twins, a boy and a girl (now 17) were abducted, and an entire church of parishioners was killed.
Investigation check DC 18 or Local History DC 20 will turn up more about the event. A local protection spell backfired when Randal Everston replaced sacred texts with a summoning spell that misfired. Power that he expected to flow to him went instead to the boy child, and the released demon swarm killed all the parishioners.
The report is a long-shot, and it’s in the ass end of no-where Kansas (the edge of what could be considered Loic’s influence), so he sends the new “recruits” while he figures out what to do with them.
Father Leo has found himself in NO because of his interest in the occult, and it’s status as the cutting edge of the battle.
Hornbuckle is there to escape some nastiness in the north east, and to get his ass to the front line of this battle. The church has given up on the teritory – refusing to send support. This is what brought Hornbuckle. He thinks of the city as kin to him.
Two of them travel to a small town to see if they can rescue the kidnapped children. Following the Gypsy lead they make their way to a small out of town farm.
Meanwhile local country rube Jimmy