Monday, August 13, 2012

City Rumors


Here are some rumors (adventures hooks big and small) from the City by neighborhood:

Barrow Island: “Trouble’s brewing again between the Barrow Men and the ghouls.  Some adventurers killed some punk kid ghoul that wound up being connected to a muckety muck in Undertown.  The Barrow Men are looking for somebody to take the restitution they’re offering to the ghoul bosses.”

Yiantown: “Word has it that Tsan Chan has been replaced as head of the Five-Headed Dragon Society. No one knows who would have the moxie to pull off a coup like that, though.”

Grand Terminus District: “The Imperator Hotel is looking for a new night auditor and a house detective.  The last ones disappeared--they say--on a night when the hotel actually lost a room instead of it’s usual weirdness of growing and gaining 'em.”

Empire Park East: “Who’da thought it? Celebrity detective and perennial skirt-chaser Heward Kane seems to be smitten with the headmistress of the Mircalla Karnstein Finishing School for Young Ladies. It’s a bit odd.  She’s not hard on the eyes, but she’s a little bit more schoolmarm than the usual glamor girls Kane has on his arm.”


Hell’s Commot: “There’s a new crime lord in the Commots.  That’s right, lord--though people sometimes call him “the Mermaid.”  He operates out of the backroom of the Iceberg Club.  He ain’t human. He may not even be alive.”

Grimalkin Village: "Leland Throne runs an antiquarian book shop. He doesn't usual have magical tomes, but sometimes some stuff that deals with occult lore and related topics. People say Throne is also a bit of an amateur photographer--takes naughty pictures of girls for sell or trade with like-minded enthusiasts. Sometimes he gets a young lady with a rich family to pose for him, and he isn't above a little blackmail. His 'collection' might be worth quite a bit to the right people."

7 comments:

JimShelley said...

Something tells me Leland Throne is not long for this world.

Porky said...

Blimey. Half a dozen short lead-ins, but they give a sense of a big, living space. The Imperator sounds like a setting in itself. I'd be straight there.

Trey said...

@Jim - Thorne's gotten in trouble before.

@Porky - Thanks. There's a little more on the Imperator in Weird Adventures in the section on the Grand Terminus district.

Tim Shorts said...

Whistling past the graveyard.

Bard said...

Awesome hooks, every one!

Trey said...

@Tim - As well Boris might.

@Bard - Thanks!

garrisonjames said...

Great rumors. This is a great way to lure unsuspecting players into the middle of all sorts of shennanigens and subterfuge...