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Welcome to The Castle

The Castle is a modern fantasy setting.

The Castle: Strange Days, Stranger Nights – Session Notes – 17 October 2020

The Castle: Strange Days, Stranger Nights – Session Notes – 17 October 2020

August 20th, 2025 – New York City With Emily’s help, the party begins to monitor the local police and rescue bands. At the same time, Hugo decides to release his hostage, and the men retreat back to their vehicle and follow Hugo back to the theater, where he relays the story of discovering and subsequently catching the man following him. The party debates for a while longer, but before long Daphne begins to sense the presence of one of the knights again, and it seems to be in the building. The party moves down to the theater, and are approaching the stage through the house when they recognize the Summer Knight in coveralls on stage. The man gives them a grin, kicks open a road case full of explosives, and hits a button. There’s an explosion. The party...

The Castle: Strange Days, Stranger Nights – Session Notes – 3 October 2020

The Castle: Strange Days, Stranger Nights – Session Notes – 3 October 2020

August 20th, 2025 – New York City The man standing across from the theater is wearing nice clothes and seems to be examining the building, looking towards the floor the party is on. Emma sees the man as a magnesium-flare of life compared to the candleflame of the average person. Daphne sees the man glad in golden fae armor. Jamie recognizes him as the man who slaughtered the commune he had been studying across the veil. The man sees Jamie watching from the window, mouths the words “I see you…” him, and vanishes. The party concludes he must’ve stepped into the world of the dead much like Jamie. The party debates the merits of pursuing him to ask questions. After several lines of research, the party finds out that the proprietor of a...

The Castle: Strange Days, Stranger Nights – Session Notes – 12 September 2020

The Castle: Strange Days, Stranger Nights – Session Notes – 12 September 2020

August 19th, 2025 – New York City The party continues to work out what to do with the information they’ve discovered. Daphne asks several questions of Boober, who mentions the party is being watched.Most of the party heads to the roof and takes a look around. Seamus gets a sense that they’re being watched from the roof of the building across the street. The party finds their way to the rooftop across the street and a man-sized blur in the air attempts to take a swipe at Daphne but barely misses. Cole attacks it but is stabbed and grievously wounded. Hugo hits the rewind button. Hugo informs the party of what would happen if they go across the street and everyone agrees to stay put. Boober says that the agent across the street is the Winter...

The Castle: Strange Days, Stranger Nights – Session Notes – 29 August 2020

The Castle: Strange Days, Stranger Nights – Session Notes – 29 August 2020

August 18th, 2025 – New York City On Monday nights, the staff of The Castle have “family dinner” and cater in fine dining for the party and John’s confidants. A spirited discussion occurs about the motivations of The Division in general, Mr. Jones specifically, as well as some speculation about what actions the party should or should not take. After dinner, the party retires to the lounge on one of the residence floors and engages in various lines of research. The following are discovered: Emily finds a discrete way to contact Benjamin Randall, the man attempting to find Emily after the death of his father, Theodore. After some electronic exchanges, she discovers that Theodore left a letter for Emily that must be hand-delivered. Somehow,...

Prelude: Strange Days, Stranger Nights

Prelude: Strange Days, Stranger Nights

You’ve been at The Castle for three weeks now. John owns the entire building, all fourteen floors to the roof.  It’s an active theater, running mostly small musical touring shows anywhere from four to six nights a week, and John himself is back onstage within the first week of his return with a late night set accompanied by piano and string quartet.  Anyone who takes the time to see his performances are completely swept away – they are supernaturally compelling to the point of being indescribably erotic – and it’s obvious that many of the theater’s patrons come specifically for that rush. The theater is managed by a very sweet lady named Martha Klein who runs the place with an iron fist.  John’s other businesses, including you, are...

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 27 June 2020

16 June, 2025 – 30 July 2025 – Dubai, U.A.E. – New York City After the party rests and settles in for a few days, everyone sits down together after dinner. John says there was a man named Theodore who helped them escape. He had arranged for the supplies and had been responsible for the drone strike that helped them get past the navy ships. He had said he was a relative of Emily’s. She identifies him as the man who warned her of her impending capture in California and told her of the address of John’s sanctuary. There’s a brief discussion about what everyone will do when they reach New York. John says they’re welcome to stay with him as long as they need, and he has accommodations for all. He says he’ll be doing some research about the Division...

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 13 June 2020

The Castle: Casting Call – Session Notes – 13 June 2020

17 June, 2025 – The Persian Gulf The session begins with a cutscene: A very large teddy bear floated in a place that wasn’t a place, amidst a billion billion stars.  He was a very well-dressed bear:  wearing a navy-blue three-piece suit, a wide-brimmed brown felt fedora and a nice trenchcoat.  He even had a little tie with polka-dots, held in place with a silver tie-pin shaped like a Recognizer from the movie Tron.The teddy bear wasn’t happy.  His snout scrunched up with a grimace.  It was adorable.In front of the bear, three screens floated.  On the right, the console output from some bit of code executing somewhere in the world.  In the middle, a composite map of the eastern end of the Persian Gulf, where a number of...