Over the course of the last few years the preternatural community in New York City has had many highs and lows.
These years have seen the rise and fall of leaders and even entire groups as the rats, bears, and foxes have all but
disappeared from the city due to a powerful spell that was cast upon the fractured lycanthrope community in 2017 that
brought rise to the pride.
Below is a complete history of the board up to this point in time.
In March of 2016, the preternatural community suffered the loss of all those in power, rank, and leadership.
The Preternatural Community of New York City fell victim to a Dark Cult Coven of witches that targeted all
those who were in a position of power within their groups, this included leaders, ranked members, and even alphas
and masters who held no position in their groups.
This dealt a devastating blow to all of the groups as the strongest among them were plucked from their midst and killed
as a part of a ritual the Dark Coven was trying to complete. Those left behind were left to fend for themselves without
the protection of their leaders or alphas.
Soon, a new Master of the City came in to take over the Kiss and slowly, after all the remaining members of the lycanthrope groups sent out calls and pleas for help, more alpha lycanthropes came to settle in the city and in a bit of time the leadership roles were filled once again and the preternatural community fought to rebuild even with the possible threat of the Coven returning loomed over their heads.
However, the Coven quietly vanished from the city as fast as they came in without a trace for RPIT to find, even after thorough investigation.Change is in the air and healing begins with a shadow cast over them - is this over or will there be more to come? In the world of the supernatural, anything is possible.
Taila destroyed the city of Salem as she hunted for the items which would be necessary for the release of Thanos upon the world, not to mention breaching the walls between worlds, places, times and basically bringing down a chaos-storm upon the world.
The goal of the Dark Coven's plot was revealed once the Demon Thanos was let loose among the population. He was a wolf in sheep's clothing: attractive, seductive, and vaguely familiar to anyone he met only to be forgotten immediately after the encounter. His initial goal was simple, though intelligent in his methods. He granted the wishes that were spoken to him - ones that he coxed forth and without preamble would give the wisher exactly what they wanted. However, They say be careful what you wish for a reason, not only were the wishes turned and twisted to backfire, not to mention a wish granted was a soul stolen, bound to the demon to use as a source of power when he required it.
The leader of the Dark Coven, Talia, and Thanos took over the City for a night to achieve their goal: opening the Hell Gates and unleashing Hell on Earth. As a part of the spell, the city was put to sleep, those whose souls Thanoshad bound to himself were used as a focus for the power to open the gates. There were some who were able to fight the sleeping curse and it was their efforts that led to the defeat of Talia and Thanos. Both are presumed dead and gone at this point.
Thanos' presence in New York attracted another, a witch he had granted a wish to centuries ago who wanted revenge against him. She arrived in time to see his demise but also noticed how the lycanthrope community had become fractured and broken. Too sparse and spread out to actually protect each other. It was here when she cast an extremely powerful spell that no witch would have thought possible. The spell affected all of the lycanthropes, those in the smaller groups found their species changed so they would join those larger, stronger existing groups while others found themselves as Lions and they would go on to form the Nemean Pride. There were some others that were affected as well, some lycanthropes who were wolves or leopards who were drawn to another group might have found they became that species. While others were not affected at all. It was the hope of Melissa, the witch, that this would make the lycanthrope community stronger.
However, even with Thanos' defeat, some damage was already done; the Hell Gates had been cracked open and the veil between this plane and the next was thinned as a side effect of the ritual.The thinning veil made it easier for ghosts to cross onto and affect our plane, without needing the power to fight through the veil the city became overrun with vengeful, spiteful ghosts.
In late October, this manifested in dangerous ways. In the beginning, it had started out with the odd occurrence here and there, but nothing incredibly dangerous. But as the ghosts gained power that changed - half the city became infected with ghost sickness, a type of supernatural disease that not even lycanthropes and vampires were immune to. It caused irrational fear and panic, wounds mirroring the original ghost's injuries, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, and the end stages caused terror so intense the affected would suffer a deadly heart attack. Others in the city dealt with a different kind of danger: possessions. These were the work on even more powerful ghosts who were hellbent on causing injury and death.
It was only through the combined effort of the New York Collective Coven that the veil was repaired and the ghosts were sent back to where they belonged. And while, for many, this came just in time for their lives to be saved, for others it was too late and in the next few days the City would find countless bodies of victims who weren't saved in time.
The veil was closed but the Hell Gates are still wreaking havoc on not only New York, but the entire world. The good
news is that Thanos was interrupted before the Hell Gates could be open fully enough for anything tangible to escape, the
bad news is that not all evil is tangible and those intangible things have leaked out. Most notably: Sin. Pure,
unadulterated Sins have escaped into our world - these forces are the pure forms of all Sin that humanity is capable of
and they aren't just ideas, they are forces of evil that can influence even the most holy of people.
First came Pride, it inflated egos and gave confidence to those who didn't deserve it. While confidence in one's
own abilities isn't necessarily a bad thing when it is earned and understood, the influence of the Pride of Sin
caused crime and the destruction of lives in the borough of the Bronx. Petty criminals suddenly had the confidence to commit armed bank robberies and the citizens who would have normally cowered in fear and self-preservation would rise up to play the hero, which ended many lives. Careers were lost and dreams were shattered when the Pride of individuals got in the way of working together. After Pride moved out of the Bronx it moved South and caused the same problems all the way down the East Coast and is currently in Florida.
Next came Lust: intense longing and unbridled sexual desire. For the humans of Manhattan this led to public sex, inappropriate advances and a rise in sexually based offenses in the Borough. Marriages, relationships, and lives were ruined when those affected could not contain their desires and were forced to act on them. For the preternatural community, specifically for the lycanthropes and vampires, lust was everything it was for humans but carried a more deadly implication: bloodlust. New vampires and non-masters found it harder to resist and control their bloodlust and even Master vampires in Manhattan were forced to feed more often than was usually necessary to sate the bloodlust.
For lycanthropes, the bloodlust was the same, though instead of craving blood their beasts longed for the freedom to hunt, to feed. This led to even more run-ins between RPIT and the lycanthrope community. There were a few fatalities, but for the most part, RPIT was able to detain the individuals (both vampire and lycanthrope alike) and transport them outside of the borough where they were held in other precincts until they could control themselves. These vampires and lycanthropes were released without charges because of the extenuating circumstances and the fact that they were under the influence of "unknown magic."
Lust made its way overseas and has been in the UK for a decent amount of time, now.
Wrath has seated itself over the Borough of Queens and it is sending the entire city into a panic. Wrath can be described as uncontrollable anger, rage, and even hatred - now imagine that it was infected all the citizens of Queens without discrimination. It is slowly growing within them all and it lingers even after they have left the area of Wrath's effect on anger is an emotion that is hard to let go of once it has taken root. Queens has seen a rise in crime, assault, murder, and riots. The National Guard along with other law enforcement units have been called in, but they constantly need to be rotated out because no one is immune to the effects of this Sin. There doesn't seem to be any reprieve in sight, and many believe that it's only going to get worse before it gets better.