In 1926, the witch community of New Chicago has seen a handful of mysterious deaths in the last month. Concerned that the deaths may be motivated by surprising new anti-witch sentiments, or perhaps are magical in nature, The Convocation of Witches employs a team of investigators to examine further.
Setting: “New Chicago” is an alternate version of 1920s Chicago. Historical fashion and slang are fair game. The city was rebuilt after the first World War. Huge technological advances, achieved through the combined use of magic and engineering, have led to a steam-powered society. Steam-powered motorcycles are the most common means of transportation; cars are extremely rare. Zeppelins are used to cross longer distances.
Magic: In the last 30 years, witches have become more common. Propensity for magic is like any other talent - most people have at least a base capability for casting spells, but this talent must be practiced and further developed to reach its full potential. Witches are now common in every part of society. They function as teachers, doctors, entertainers, and more.
The types of spells that can be cast are still relatively limited. As witches continue to explore and experiment with their powers, more spells will be discovered. Currently, telekinesis, pyrokinesis, and minor illusions are spells known to many witches. Most other types of magic are not available at this time (but please feel free to ask if you’d like to use something and are not sure whether it would be possible in the universe).
Non-witches are well aware that magic exists and is a large part of their society. Thus far, relations between witches and non-witches have been generally positive. The Convocation of Witches leads the magic community by settling any disputes that may arise and creating necessary regulations. In all non-magic matters, the police force and government function as they would in historical Chicago.
World-building: This is a loose framework and you are encouraged to build upon it. The only set rules for the world are those I have outlined above, so if you want to create new places or history to fit the characters you create, please feel free to do so. As always, if you are unsure whether something you want to do would fit into the world, please ask me.
All of us are using Storium for the first time and many of us are participating in this sort of game for the first time. Please have patience as we learn together.
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License: Community License