Bonds of Blood

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Set in Spring of 1994, Bonds of Blood is a Vampire story in the mold of Lost Boys and Salem's Lot. It takes place in 90's Spring Break mecca Lake Havasu City, AZ., where the old London Bridge was moved in the late 60's. It's a tourist trap town on the Colorado River built around the Bridge and a kitschy English Village next to/under it. While it's a fun place to visit - and MTV does for Spring Break each year - it's like any other small town to grow up in - slow and boring. A bit odd, but normal for most of the year.

PCs this story can be High School Seniors (18), or adults (18+). There are five families to choose from, and each has extended family options. Each age group and each Family have certain Perks and Quirks tailored just to them.

Read Family (faction) pages and pick your family. Contact TD with your ideas.

Prologue: Pre-March 5th, 1994

Fall 1992

Cash Freeland goes out on a limb to ask for a date with Spear Thistle. Mortuaries are the best places to ask.

August 1993

Hector de la Huerta ends this summer of love with Cash in the most painful way possible.

January, 1994

Hector and Spear have a heart to heart among the tombs in Early January.

February, 1994

The Taco Bell Parking Lot becomes a battlefield of emotions. Later, Cash Freeland is remorseful for being a dick.

Thistles gather and it gets Dramatic.

A group of teens meet the Queen

The school newspaper crew have breakfast at the cafe when they notice that Esme Reed is totally out of it, so as investigative reporter types do, they inquire.

Team L and Silver head to the beach to try to find answers and find a whole lot more than they planned on.

Amy and Ashley have an argument about their relationship.

Morning after the blood wine on the beach three of the 4 of the nosy Knightlife knews...news team. Also... where ARE we? Asking for a friend.

First Week of March, 1994

Morrison drops off some paperwork for Theodore.

Hector and Jade have a smoke.

Ashley Freeland and Jade Marchant meet to discuss prom.

Jade and Spear hang out by an old mausoleum.

Cash and Jade talk about their issues outside the school.

A public airing of laundry.

Amy and Jade hang out at the lake front and discuss the issues of the day.

Spear comes to visit Jade, and they talk while Meezer chases a feather.

Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th, 1994

(RL: August 6, 2019)

Saturday:

Breakfast and talking between Morrison and Theodore.

Jade finds his way into the room assigned to the twins. They discuss relationships, arguments and what it means to be a Marchant.

Morrison and Amy deal with drama the Lester way -- by slugging it out.

Nora visits her brother Sean after having disappeared some time back. He thinks it's all a dream, until he finds the snowflake she left behind.

Sunday:

Hector runs into Morrison at Rotary Park. Amy, Cash, and Jade show up, and there's a confrontation. Morrison leaves, and those remaining talk. Silver and Sean happen upon Amy and Jade after everything is over.

Morrison and Sky slug it out at the gym after Morrison's encounter with the kids at Rotary Park.

Monday, March 7th and Tuesday, March 8th, 1994

(RL: August 7, 2019)

Monday:

Parklife.

Tuesday:

Cash and Jade skip school, then have a failure to communicate. Teenagers aren't very bright.

Detective Sky gets to look at a body in the morgue.

Wednesday, March 9th and Thursday, March 10th, 1994

(RL: August 8, 2019)

Wednesday:

Spear Thistle happens upon Amy and Ashley and the discussion turns to animals. Spear realizes Something Is Going On.

Silver comes over to tutor Zane in Chem and History, but he mostly learns about drinks and fruit.

Thursday:

Hector meets Zane and Mona at the rotary park. Silver turns up. After meeting up at the park, Zane and Mona head back to the pool to discuss costumes and chaos. Spear joins in, looking for Jade, and joins in the chatter about upcoming parties and events while dropping off a present for the male member of the trio of terror.

Amy runs across Colorado Thistle. It doesn't go well for one of them.

Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th, 1994

(RL: August 9, 2019)

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday, March 13th and Monday, March 14th, 1994

(RL: August 10, 2019)

Sunday:

Monday:

Tuesday, March 15th and Wednesday, March 16th, 1994

(RL: August 11, 2019)

Tuesday:

Morrison gets a visitor at Big Ben's. He and Jade discuss careers and contingencies.

Wednesday:

Sean follows the sound of a flute into the cemetery to find Hector and Silver playing. Cash drops in as well, with an injured hand.

Thursday, March 17th and Friday, March 18th, 1994

(RL: August 12, 2019)

Thursday:

Morrison and Amy loiter on London Bridge and are joined by Landon and Lucas. Some truth comes out about drinking booze from random strangers on the beach.

Friday:

Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th, 1994

(RL: August 13, 2019)

Saturday:

Sunday:

Monday, March 21st and Tuesday, March 22nd, 1994

(RL: August 14, 2019)

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday, March 23rd and Thursday, March 24th, 1994

(RL: August 15, 2019)

Wednesday:

Some Lesters and Hector get into a bar fight because of course they do.

Thursday:

Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th, 1994

(RL: August 16, 2019)

Friday (Start of full moon):

Detective Sky tracks down his favourite cigarette thief, and takes the opportunity to meddle in the culprit's love life when Silver happens along.

Saturday (Full moon cont.):

A group of teenagers who'd previously drunk from Fran's bottle feel compelled to a location outside the city, where they meet up with her again.

After fleeing the scene of the crime, Cash and Hector start Spring Break a little early with a road trip. They make a serious vow.

Sunday, March 27th and Monday, March 28th, 1994 (SPRING BREAK)

(RL: August 17, 2019)

Sunday (Peak of full moon):

The Marchants who were lured by the call for blood and Esme Reed wake up at the Marchant family mansion where they discuss their dreams, their assumptions and how to deal with all of it. Jade shows up too with some sound advice.

Cash turned around mid-road trip. Silver woke up. Both make their way back to the desert to investigate the previous night. Some things can't been unseen or unfelt.

Monday (Full moon declining):

Cash returns from his road trip and has a long delayed heart to heart with his twin.

Silver gets a visit from Spear, Hector, and Jade as she is sick first day of Spring Break. They talk about the 'V' word since Star isn't around.

Tuesday, March 29th and Wednesday, March 30th, 1994 (SPRING BREAK)

(RL: August 18, 2019)

Tuesday (Last of full moon):

Meanwhile... Police Chief Nancy Thistle pays Bubba Payne a visit out in Topock.

Wednesday:

Thursday, March 31st and Friday, April 1st, 1994 (SPRING BREAK)

(RL: August 19, 2019)

Thursday:

Theodore Marchant is brought into the LHPD for an interview with Detective Cross.

Friday:

Jade's Spring Break Masquerade at the Marchant house goes off with the usual metaphorical fireworks for one of the trio's fetes. (Add party logs here as needed!)

The Marchant triplets throw a masquerade party to celebrate Spring Break. Everyone who's anyone is there. It's the event of the season!

During the party Jade & Mona held at the Marchant House things got a little out of hand as Heather tears into Zane. Lucas takes Heather aside to explain to her how this situation is going to resolve hard and fast. Meanwhile, Ashley pulls Esme aside at the party for a flesh and blood level chat about bloody nights. They both learn a few things.

Saturday, April 2nd, 1994 (SPRING BREAK)

(RL: August 20, 2019)

Saturday:

Spear wakes up from the party in Jade's room, but it's not what it looks like. They get a chance to talk, which is nice.

The Marchant Twins come clean to Theodore and seek his help and guidance.

Cash comes to Lester Auto for a new timing belt. He lets Jonny and Amy in on some secrets. The Lesters promptly laugh at him.

Silver is feeding her creepy crawlies when a bunch of people check on her. Along with a cranked out Cash.

Uncertain how to deal with the events and revelations of the party, Zane turns to his big brother for advice.

Ashley asks for Amy's help investigating the Painkiller 'vampires'.

Easter Sunday, April 3rd 1994 (END OF SPRING BREAK)

(RL: August 21, 2019)

Easter Sunday:

Hector needs to find a place to stay where he can guard Cash. friends and family come through for him while he's packing.

Later, Hector meets with Ms. Hellenbrand to negotiate his staying there. It works out.

Detective Sky Bloomquist is called out to the Nautical Inn, where one visiting spring breaker is and several others aren't.

Monday, April 4th and Tuesday, April 5th, 1994

(RL: August 22, 2019)

Monday:

The first night back to school after Spring Break is hard on the Marchant triplets, from reasons varying from personal dramas to local murders. Mona wanders off to bemoan a future as the town bitch no matter what she does, and Lucas swings by to fill in the gaps and catch up on plans.

The gathering evening finds Silver in the cemetary being gloomy. Hector shows up and they have a talk.

Tuesday:

Wednesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 7th, 1994

(RL: August 23, 2019)

Wednesday:

Silver asks Lucas to come over after school. Just Lucas. She has plans that go horribly awry.

Hector, Cash, and Jade were having a nice night picnic. Were.

Thursday:

Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th, 1994

(RL: August 24, 2019)

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday, April 10th and Monday, April 11th, 1994

(RL: August 25, 2019)

Sunday:

Monday:

Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th, 1994

(RL: August 26, 2019)

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th, 1994

(RL: August 27, 2019)

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th, 1994

(RL: August 28, 2019)

Saturday:

Sunday:

Monday, April 18th and Tuesday, April 19th, 1994

(RL: August 29, 2019)

Monday:

Tuesday:

Epilogue

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Lake Havasu City

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Lake Havasu City was made by widening the Colorado River into a man-made lake with an island close to shore and bridging the channel with the original London Bridge, brought over stone by stone from England and reassembled. It has a population of just over 28k. About 7k of this are retired East Coast 'snowbirds' who only live there part-time and routinely vote down any property tax measures intended to help the school district or city. Of course. The rest are families, some who have lived there for generations, most however are escapees from California. It is overwhelmingly white with some Hispanic residents and very few black or Asian residents, though this is improving. In summary, it's a predominantly white, conservative, Christian, suburban town. It voted heavily for Bush over Clinton.

It's a major tourist town, both because of the world famous London Bridge and the lake. MTV recently started doing Spring Break from Havasu (as locals call it) and is again this year. During Spring Break and Summer holiday weekends the population can balloon to 100k, turning the place into a zoo. A sizable number of residents work in hospitality and local business depends on these times for a good year. A replica English Village has been built on the island end of the bridge and is filled with shops, eateries and attractions.

The other major employer is the McCulloch diecast factory, which mostly pours parts for chainsaws. It's a fairly dangerous workplace between liquid metal boilers and casting machines, but it pays well.

It has one high school, one junior high school, and five elementary schools. It also has a community college.

The Town

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The city is built on a hill, sloping down to the lake. The highway in and out is a long stretch of dangerously twisty, cliff-side road. Because of its geography, there is no single street that is both straight AND flat - it's like they got a snake drunk and followed it around, drawing a map. Streets all over have massive, 6'-12' dips in them where washes cut through to ease flooding during the epic flash-flood season every August and September, though flash-floods can hit at any time. During such floods these washes become dangerous rivers that will sweep away cars and kill people. In the heaviest of floods parts of town are cut off completely. When not flooded, these same washes are used by local teens to have parties - wash parties - where anything goes away from adult supervision.

The downtown district of town is on McCulloch Blvd and starts at Acoma Blvd and ends at Route-95, just shy of the bridge. Smith's and Safeway are the main grocery stores, there's a Hastings, and Harkins just opened the first multiplex in town, the two existing single-screen theaters now switching to dollar theaters to survive.

Kokomo and Reflections are the two nightclubs, both in the English Village, all the fast food chains are present, and the Nautical Inn and Ramada Inn dominate the island, along with the English Village and Crazyhorse Campground.

Upper-middle class families live just beyond downtown. Middle class neighborhoods spread out from there. The working class and poor live in the outer edges, and the wealthiest live atop the hills. The island is strictly hotels, beaches, shopping and attractions.

The Lake

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The lake is the main source of recreation and entertainment, with Rotary Park on the mainland and Crazyhorse Campground on the island as the main beaches. It's a man-make lake and features sailing, speed-boating, water-skiing, para-skiing (up in the air via parachute pulled by a boat), and jet-skiing.

There are numerous small islands for exploration, camping and picnics, many tucked away in hidden coves. Houseboats are everywhere during Spring Break and Summer.

Copper Canyon

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The biggest landmark out on the lake is Copper Canyon, a large cove with high cliffs for jumping. On the busiest of weekends it will be filled with literal boat-to-boat action all the way to shore, making it one big floating party. While the cliffs at Copper Canyon are largely safe for diving, alcohol factors in to a number of deaths there each year.

Lake Havasu High School

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Lake Havasu High School has roughly 900 students divided fairly equally between all four years. It is a closed campus with a full-service cafeteria featuring a broad menu, has an automotive shop, wood shop, architecture/CAD program, and even a TV production program that partners with KBBC TV to produce a weekly Knightlife News show on local cable. The school has a theater department (classes, not a drama club) that teams up with art, band and choir to put on shows. The Fall show is usually Shakespeare, and the Spring show is usually a musical.

All typical American athletics are represented by teams, and the mascot is The Knights/Lady Knights. Girls' Volleyball, Boys' Baseball and Girls' Softball are the school's best sports, but football and both basketball teams draw the biggest crowds. The school has a major rivalry with sister school Mohave HS (Bullhead City, Thunderbirds), which has an identical blueprint and used the same shovel to break ground several years after LHHS. A yearly football game called the Golden Shovel game determines who gets it each year and is a big event, along with Homecoming and Prom. The other big rival is Kingman HS (Bulldogs).

The school has a student counseling program called Peer Crisis Counselors where students that pass screening can counsel other students having social difficulties. While they are required to report potential harm (self or other), everything else is strictly confidential. Having fellow teens listen to each others' problems has proven rather successful.

The Principal, Dr. Eleanor Ruth, has been with the school for nearly twenty years.

Teachers: Michael Stanhope - French (Beast SR), Ian Thistle - History (Pedagogue), Alicia Thistle - Drama (Survivor) Ms. V. Hellenbrand - Chorus/Choir (Confidant SR), Ms. Moghaddam - Art (Martyr SR), Mr. Kim - Guidance Counselor (Addict SR)


Drama Students: Zane Bloomquist (Bon-Vivant), Desdemona Marchant (Visionary), Star Thistle (Creepshow), Thea Marchant (Explorer), Cash Freeland (Confidant), Sean Winters (Beast SR), Lana Reed (Lover), Heather Burnett (Martyr SR), Hector de la Huerta (Martyr), Lilah Callahan (Pedagogue SR), Jade Marchant (Addict), Eddy Boon (Pianist, T-S SR)


Peer Counselors: Star Thistle (Creepshow), Kyle Marchant (Medic), Cash Freeland (Confidant), Esme Reed (Caregiver)


School Newspaper:Tai Tang (Photographer) (Rogue SR), Lennon Lester (Bravo), Landon Marchant (Capitalist), Lucas Marchant (Rogue), Lana Reed (Reporter/Columnist) (Lover), Spear Thistle (Optimist), Silver Thistle (Photography) (Thrill-Seeker), Esme Reed ('Ask Esme' Advice Column) (Caregiver)


Athletes (Sport): Lucas Marchant (Basketball/Track) (Rogue), Landon Marchant (Basketball/Track) (Capitalist), Zane Bloomquist (Swim) (Bon-Vivant), Cash Freeland (Swim) (Confidant), Hector de la Huerta (Martyr), Justin Michaels (Basketball) (Loner SR), Kyle Marchant (Basketball) (Medic), Amy Lester (Lots - Track/Swim/Volleyball mostly).

The English Village

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The English Village is like something from a Hollywood set, a kitschy recreation of 'London' tucked up under the bridge on the island end. Everything from Beefeaters restaurant and London Bridge Pub to Big Ben's cafe and Hawaiian Shaved Ice stands fill it in along with souvenir shops, clothing and jewelry shops, boat ride and rental stalls, an arcade shooting gallery, and London Arms, a heraldry and tea room. Directly nestled under the last arch of the bridge is a stage where concerts are held and numerous local events. Ducks get up out of the water and hassle tourists for scraps. Big, aggressive, crazy ducks. You can enter through the main walk, or through a large hedge maze that's popular with kids and tourists.

Gaggles of Japanese tourist groups filter through with cameras in Winter to help keep business going, but Spring Break and Summer are the big seasons. The London Bridge Days Parade and Art Festival are in the Fall, along with Octoberfest. Everything gets lit up for Christmas each year, too. On graduation night the entire English Village is closed off for the graduating class and their +1s, a DJ plays on the stage until 3am, and (alcohol free) fun is had. Once you leave, however, you cannot re-enter.

London Bridge

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The original London Bridge was bought by Robert P. McCulloch in 1968 and moved stone by stone to bridge the newly dug 'English Channel' in Lake Havasu City, AZ. It was completed in 1971. To this day you can still see the numbering on some of the stones.

Not all of the bridge was used, however, and a portion of stone was made into souvenirs of all kinds, from ash trays to chess sets. These are sold at various shops in the English Village.

The bridge is the only connection from the mainland to the island, and is only two lanes wide each way. It's fairly low to the water - tourists often jump off of it into the channel below, and the biggest risk is landing on a passing boat instead. It happens.

It is the second most popular tourist spot in Arizona, behind only the Grand Canyon.

Popular Hangouts

Below are a few specific popular locations you can RP in. More may be added as we go. Most of these are all-ages, but a few may be marked as Adult Only (21+).

Big Ben's

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Owned and operated by the Reeds (Freeland-related), this cafe is a mashup of the London Alt-Rock scene and a modern coffeehouse. Everything is music-themed, with food and drinks named after rockstars and bands from Ziggy Stardust to Kurt Cobain. Popular with tourists in season, it's a favorite of young locals the rest of the year. Located in the English Village.

London Arms

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Part heraldry shop and part English tea room, London Arms is owned and operated by Chinese-Englishman David Chen. He moved to Havasu shortly after the bridge did, and his shop was one of the first in the English Village. In addition to heraldry and family crests, he's something of an expert on London Bridge lore and has lots of strange and mysterious stories to tell tourists and locals alike. Some of the high school crowd frequent his tea room and listen to his stories, and are quite welcome there.

Kokomo

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Crown jewel of the Nautical Inn on the island, Kokomo is an outdoor pool and beach club that's always packed in Spring and Summer. Owned and operated by the Marchant family, it has a tiki theme and tropical drink focus. Located in the English Village, Adults Only.

Rotary Park

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Rotary Park is the main part of public beach and run by the Park and Recreation Department. It has baseball and softball diamonds for Little League, a handicapped accessible playground including a swing for wheelchairs, and lots of covered picnic tables accompanied by barbecue grills. Lastly there's the beach, a section of which is open to boats anchoring from the lake. Buoys mark these areas off so swimmers are safe, as well as signal where the gradual slope of the beach gets suddenly deeper.

Crazyhorse Campground

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Located on the outermost edge of the island, Crazyhorse Campground is operated by Park and Rec and is where the marina is, allowing boats to be launched or hauled in onto trailers. There are lots of docks, plenty of camping areas, and more public beach space, too.

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Thistle Family

The Thistle family - many are civil servants or officials, including Police Chief Nancy Thistle (early 50s). While there are no recognized family heads like there were in Prosperity, this being 1994, Nancy is the oldest of the Thistles currently in Havasu. She has two younger siblings that also reside in town: Raymond Thistle (40s) who owns and operates the Lake Havasu Funeral Home, and another sibling that can be a PC in a teacher, clergy or city official role (age/gender negotiable).

Character Options: At present, Ray and Vanessa are full up on kids with triplets. A Senior child of Ray and Cassie is still possible, as are adult children of theirs. Nancy and Hank still have openings for grandkids (you make the parents), and Ian has an open slot for a Senior kid.

Discuss ideas with TD.

Bloomquist Family

The Bloomquist Family - mostly involved with local media, including KBBC radio owner Lonn Bloomquist. While there are no recognized family heads like there were in Prosperity, this being 1994, Lonn is the oldest of the Bloomquists currently in Havasu. He has three children that also reside in town: Erik (40s) who owns and operates an art gallery, Ellen (early 30s) who runs The Herald, and a child that can be involved in broadcasting/media/entertainment in some fashion (age/gender negotiable).

Character Options: Erik and Stina are full on Senior kids with twins, but have room for adult children. Ellen is too young for a playable PC but could be caring for a Senior kid cousin or two as guardian. There is also Stina's sibling open for an adult PC, and any kids they might have.

Discuss ideas with TD.

Freeland Family

The Freeland family - mostly local construction contractors and business owners, including Gary Freeland of Freeland Flooring and Roofing. While there are no recognized family heads like there were in Prosperity, this being 1994, Gary is the oldest of the Freelands currently in Havasu. He has two younger siblings that also reside in town: Becca (40s) who owns and operates Big Ben's Cafe down in the English Village, and another sibling that can be a PC in a business or criminal role (age/gender negotiable).

Character Options: Both Gary/Stacey and Becca/Morgan have one Senior kid each, but could have twins, and adult children are welcome, too. Also, there's still an adult opening for a third Freeland sibling and any kids they might have.

Discuss ideas with TD.

Marchant Family

The Marchant family - mainly wealthy, old money types, including First Havasu Bank CEO Robert Marchant. While there are no recognized family heads like there were in Prosperity, this being 1994, Robert is the oldest of the Marchants currently in Havasu. He has one younger sibling that also reside in town: Vincent (40s) who owns and operates Kokomo's nightclub down in the English Village. Robert's wife, Monique, has a sibling that moved to town and is involved with the family businesses (age/gender negotiable).

Character Options: Robert and Monique already have Senior triplets and an adult child. Another adult (younger than the current one) could work. Vincent has Senior twins, but could have knocked up plenty of women. Also, Monique's sibling and any kids they have are still open.

Discuss ideas with TD.

Lester Family

The Lester family - mainly blue collar working sorts, like McCulloch factory foreman Karl Lester. While there are no recognized family heads like there were in Prosperity, this being 1994, Karl is the oldest of the Lesters currently in Havasu. He has two younger siblings that also reside in town: Amber (40s) who owns and operates Lester's Auto, and another sibling that can be a PC in a working class or criminal role (age/gender negotiable).

Character Options: Karl and Claire have a Senior kid, but they could have had twins, and have one adult child already. Beth already has Senior twins (but not from Karl!), but Donna could have a Senior kid (or twins) with Karl. Amber could use kids of either type. Sebastian has room for Senior kids.

Discuss ideas with TD.

The Painkillers

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Based (nominally) out of a Motel 6 just outside Topock, North of LHC, this biker gang has a reputation in town for taking in runaways and black sheep. Drugs, theft, extortion, guns - they dabble in a lot of criminal activity but always seem to evade the law. Nothing sticks.

Some see them as a menace, nothing but hoods and ruffians. Others think of them as rogue heroes, fighting the establishment and taking in the lonely and lost. They don't often venture into town proper, but it's not unheard of.

Their symbol is a skull and crossed pills instead of bones.

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PC Types - Ages and Families

This story, in addition to having 5 Families, is broken into two distinct age groups that will approach the story quite differently. Each comes with unique Perks and Quirks and have different starting perspectives regarding the supernatural. This is all covered below.

Adults (18+)

Any characters that have graduated high school (which CAN include 18-year-olds) are considered Adults. They have jobs, responsibilities, and believe in reasonable, rational things. The supernatural isn't real. There are no such things as vampires. Everything has a believable explanation. They know how the world works, and it will take a LOT to convince them otherwise.

Adults who are 38 and up must be willing to take on an 18-year-old kid PC if requested.

Adults all get a free Area of Expertise Perk (10P), and a Quirk called Adult Mindset (10Q) that makes them try to rationalize and explain away the supernatural, even when experienced firsthand. Secondhand stories are immediately rejected and rationalized, and firsthand encounters require a Spirit Check - a failure means they start to believe as their adult mindset cannot shut down the possibility that Something Really Happened. A successful roll means their mind re-writes what happened to something more believable (he wasn't flying, he just jumped!).

High School Seniors (18)

Seniors are technically adults, but they haven't yet graduated and are still more open to the strange and unusual. Senior PCs are in school until IC graduation, then have Summer before going on to whatever they do next. For this group, growing up and facing mortality is a key part of the story. Every 18-year-old in this group needs a parent or parents from one of the 5 Families. Even a distant cousin with patents you design is fine, they don't all have to be kids of Central Casting.

All Seniors get a free Perk called Youthful Exuberance (10P) makes your one re-roll per scene free instead of 3GP. They also get a Quirk called Unreliable (10Q) that reflects that even at their best they're still kids and not always taken seriously or believed. It can further get them in trouble for being out late, being somewhere they aren't supposed to be, and so on.

I've worked it into the story that there is a highly unusual number of twins and even a set of triplets or two among the five Families. It's A Thing, both mused about and mentioned IC. Feel free to lean into that.

Families

PCs this story must come from one of the 5 Families listed in Factions. Your last name need not be the same, and you might only be related by marriage instead of blood, but you're still 'in the family'. Married-in PCs can still get Family Perks and Quirks that reflect the Family traits, but they haven't always had them. Marrying in (or being related to someone who has) and moving to town are required to trigger them. Before that, you didn't have them. See Bloodlines below for details on these Family traits.

The Supernatural

This story takes place in a version of our world where the supernatural is real, though most are unaware. It should be treated ICly as our own world for the most part, but PCs will discover of the story that there's much more going on than they realize. Starting with ACTUAL supernatural knowledge is not allowed, but believing in pop-culture tropes and hokey mysticism is fine. Be kooky, but it won't be accurate.

Bloodlines

While they are unaware IC, each of the 5 Families are descended from supernatural bloodlines. Again, THIS IS NOT KNOWN IC! It may be learned through RP, but you have to earn it. That said, there are just some traits that people generally accept as being that Family's 'thing'.

Thistle: Known to have an interest in ghosts and spirits, and are sometimes sensitive to odd things. Strangeness follows them, and they're considered 'weird' by most.

Bloomquist: Known to be lucky and charismatic, always skating by on charm. They're also terribly curious.

Marchant: In addition to their vast wealth and class, they seem to radiate confidence and respect, and are hard to ruffle. They also have arrogance issues and blind spots.

Freeland: Known for strong will and determination, coming up big in clutch situations. Their ambition sometimes overwhelms them, though, and bites them.

Lester: Seeming to possess sharper senses than most, and famous for their tempers. They can be intimidating, but also lose their control.

Perks and Quirk further detailing these qualities are covered further down.

Vampires

Vampires are the main Monsters of this story, but no one ICly knows about or believes in them when the story starts. These are NOT going to be vampires from any specific game system, world or canon. I'm giving them unique rules and powers from folklore, pop culture and more, so don't be surprised when they can (or can't!) do things you aren't (or are!) used to. You can discover their mythos in the course of the story.

Perks and Quirks

The standard 50 points in Perks (50P) cap is in effect this story. As always, you CAN have more than 50 points in Quirks (50Q), but they do not give extra Perk points.

Each Age Group and each Family have specific Perks and Quirks only for them. Some of these are free, and do not count towards your standard 50P max. Others have a cost and do. Read carefully!

Perks

10 Point Perks
Good Luck

Re-roll 1 die. Once per Scene. You must select which die you wish to reroll.

Adrenaline Boost

Can add an additional +1 die. Once per Scene.

Area of Expertise

Your college education or extracurricular activities give you an edge in a specific field. Can add an ADDITIONAL +1 to a Brains or Finesse roll once per scene in that field.

Bloodline Trait

FREE. Every member of the Family gets these. Always active, not limited use.

Thistle: Spirit sensitivity and resistance. Can roll Spirit to sense the presence of ghosts/spirits nearby (Vampires included), and get +1 on rolls resisting their powers.

Bloomquist: Luck and charm. Get +1 for luck ONLY on rolls where they have no positive quality or bonus of any kind, and get +1 on rolls to charm their way into or out of something.

Marchant: Dignity and class. Get +1 on rolls to resist intimidation or intentional fright (not all Freak-Out Checks), and +1 on rolls involving manners and decorum.

Freeland: Tenacity and drive. Get +1 on rolls to succeed against the odds (where they are at a negative of any kind), and +1 to finish something they've started.

Lester: Keen senses and animal friendship. Get +1 on any roll involving their senses, and can roll Spirit to befriend animals and interact positively with them.

Youthful Exuberance

Restricted to SENIORS ONLY. Free.

Your 3GP cost for a re-roll is waived. Obviously you're young and indestructible.

20 Point Perks
Found Item

At a crucial moment in the story, you can find an object or item you desperately need. Can only be used once per story.

Scream Queen

Once per scene the character can make a blood curdling scream that will stun the monster for the next round.

Steel Yourself

Use before a Freak-Out Check to automatically succeed once per Scene for 3GP.

Versatile

Use a Positive quality in a tagential (other) Stat Check once per Scene.

Bloodline Boon

NOT FREE! This Perk must be bought with points. Can be used only once per scene.

Thistle: Can roll Spirit to communicate with ghosts and spirits and interact with them. On an exceptional success, can compel them.

Bloomquist: Can roll Spirit to manipulate luck around them, causing freak accidents or lucky occurrences. These are minor - tripping someone, a light fizzling out, a traffic signal going green - unless an exceptional success is rolled.

Marchant: Can roll Spirit to exude an air of confidence and authority that gets others to listen and pay attention. On an exceptional success, can get NPCs to go along with basic requests without question.

Freeland: Can roll Spirit and apply the result as bonus dice to a roll of great importance, allowing for great feats under pressure.

Lester: Can roll Spirit to trigger Freak-Out in others through feral intimidation - even Vampires. An exceptional success puts the target at -1 on the Freak-Out Check.

30 Point Perks
Let's End This

Double SP gain on a Stat Check that has a Matched Set. Once per scene for 3GP.

Obscure Death

When your character dies, this Perk is triggered and a body is never found. You may return to play later, alive and kicking.

Back for More

If put in negatives, roll 1d6. On a 4-6, stay at 1 SP and continue. Once per scene for 3GP (if successful).

Quirks

10 Point Quirks
Reputation

Deserved or not, you got a bad rep, and it follows you. -1 Spirit on your first social roll once per scene. Others are encouraged to RP your reputation with and around you.

Two Left Feet

You're clumsy, and your first athletic-type Finesse roll in any scene is at -1. You are encouraged to RP it beyond this.

Small Favor

You owe someone else in your group a small debt.

Bloodline Taint

MANDATORY. Everyone must take this, but it counts towards your 50Q.

Thistle: Strangeness. The Director will have odd things happen around you that you get blamed for.

Bloomquist: Curiosity. The Director will tell you when this is triggered, or you can choose in non-directed scenes. Once triggered, you will go to great lengths to get the answer.

Marchant: Arrogance. Intentional or not, you tend to come off as having an ego and thinking less of others.

Freeland: Hubris. You have a habit of getting in over your head and acting before thinking.

Lester: Temper. The Director will tell you when this is triggered, or you can choose in non-directed scenes. Must roll Spirit to resist lashing out (verbally or physically, up to you) in anger.

20 Point Quirks
Jilted Lover II

You have an ex present in the story, and he or she will try to make your life miserable. This level is a Supporting Role character played by another player. Can be a Useful NPC.

Faint Hearted

You have to make Freak-Out checks at any bloody or gruesome sight, not just when freaky things happen. Failure leads to the character passing out cold.

Big Favor

You owe someone else a big debt.

Can't Swim

It's vacation at a lodge on a lake. Everyone can swim. Everyone... except you.

Bloodline Bane

OPTIONAL. You can CHOOSE to take this, like any other Quirk.

Thistle: Creepy. All social rolls with people outside your family are at -1.

Bloomquist: Iron Allergy. All wrought and cast iron (cold iron) puts you at a -1 if within 10 feet.

Marchant: Severe Anemia. Cannot have Brawn over Normal, no Strength-related Positives.

Freeland: Catastrophe. Any failure that is a Straight results in horrible consequences of TD's choice.

Lester: Lunacy and Silver Allergy. On the full moon, you are -1 to all Spirit rolls EXCEPT intimidation, which gets an additional +1. Silver causes a -1 to rolls if in skin contact.

Tasted Blood

Restricted to SENIORS ONLY. In the past month before the story starts, you tasted Vampiric blood without realizing it, and are now one step down the path to becoming a Vampire. The side effects so far are minor, and you don't even consciously notice them or that anything is wrong. You're clueless for now.

The sun's a bit bright to you now, and you try to avoid it where you can, but it's Havasu and it's hot so that's not too strange. You struggle to wake up in time for school and feel more awake at night. Again, this may not even be something new for some of you.

Other things may come up in Directed scenes.

30 Point Quirks
Jilted Lover III

You have an ex present in the story, and he or she will try to make your life miserable. This level is a PC.

Doomed

You're going to die in a horrible way. When the time comes for your character, no rolls are made, no GP can be spent. Your time is up.

Supporting Roles

You are allowed 2 Supporting Roles this story, one of each Age Group. They get any free Age Group Perks/Quirks. They can be distant relatives of Families, but not direct, and do not get Family Perks/Quirks. They cannot buy standard Perks/Quirks, either, and are basic SRs. Ideally they should be friends or co-workers, people outside the Family, to help populate the rest of the town.

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Archetypes

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Devereux Jaden Marchant

Also Known As:
Jade Marchant

(The Addict)
on MUX as: Jade
Wild Child

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Danielle Lester

Also Known As:
Dani

(The Adherent)
on MUX as: Danielle
Mechanic/Assistant Manager at Lester's Auto

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Silvio Bloomquist

(The Advisor)
on MUX as: Silvio
Advice Columnist

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Arthur Bloomquist

(The Artist)
on MUX as: Arthur
Future Rockstar

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Morrison Lester

(The Beast)
on MUX as: Morrison
Factory Worker/Boxer

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Zane Bloomquist

(The Bon-Vivant)
on MUX as: Zane
Future Broadway Star

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Lennon Lester

(The Bravo)
on MUX as: Lennon
High School Student

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Landon Marchant

(The Capitalist)
on MUX as: Landon
Senior in High School

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Esme Reed

(The Caregiver)
on MUX as: Esme
Student

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Noah Thistle

Also Known As:
Webby

(The Caretaker)
on MUX as: Noah
Physician

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Ashley Freeland

Also Known As:
Ash

(The Competitor)
on MUX as: Ashley
Student

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Cash Freeland

(The Confidant)
on MUX as: Cash
High School Senior

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Colorado Thistle

(The Coward)

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Star Thistle

(The Creepshow)
on MUX as: Star
Creepy Goth Kid

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Dick Lester

Also Known As:
Richard

(The Crusader)
on MUX as: Dick
High School Senior

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Thea Marchant

Also Known As:
Dorothea

(The Explorer)
on MUX as: Thea
Feral Ingenue

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Hendrix "Squid" Lester

(The Fatalist)
on MUX as: Squid
Student & N'er-do-well

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Yves Bloomquist

(The Fool)
on MUX as: Yves
High School Senior

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Jonny Lester

(The Heretic)
on MUX as: The Heretic
High School Senior

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Sky Bloomquist

(The Hunter)
on MUX as: Sky
Detective

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Thomas Bloomquist

(The Idealist)
on MUX as: Tommy
High School Student

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Theodore Marchant

(The Loner)
on MUX as: Theodore
Lawyer

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Lana Reed

(The Lover)
on MUX as: Lana
High School Senior

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Hector de la Huerta

(The Martyr)
on MUX as: Hector
Troubled Bastard

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Kyle Marchant

(The Medic)
on MUX as: Kyle
Lifeguard / Business Owner

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James Thistle

(The Melancholic)
High School Senior

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Spear Thistle

Also Known As:
Dork
Spooks

(The Optimist)
on MUX as: Spear
Gadfly Gloomcookie

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Ian Thistle

(The Pedagogue)
on MUX as: Ian
Highschool History Teacher

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Amy Lester

(The Penitent)
on MUX as: Amy
High School Student

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Marsha Lester

(The Perfectionist)
on MUX as: The Perfectionist
High School Student

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Lucas Marchant

Also Known As:
Lucas Lester(formerly)

(The Rogue)
on MUX as: Lucas
Student/Smug Little Shit

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Silver Luna Thistle

Also Known As:
Looney Luna (Negative)
Silva

(The Thrill-Seeker)
on MUX as: Silver
Senior Morbid Thistle Student

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Desdemona Marchant

(The Visionary)
on MUX as: Mona
High School Senior

Supporting Cast

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Elliot Kim

Also Known As:
Mr. Kim
Mr. K

(The Addict)
Guidance Counselor

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Anna Wilkins

(The Addict)
High School Student

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Michael Stanhope

Also Known As:
Mr. Stanhope

(The Beast)
French Teacher

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Sean Winters

(The Beast)
High School Student

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Susan "Suzy Q" Quinlan

(The Bon-Vivant)
Metalhead

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Kate Barlow

(The Competitor)
Medical Examiner

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Vivian Hellenbrand

Also Known As:
Ms. Hellenbrand

(The Confidant)
Chorus/Choir Teacher

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Cassidy "Cass" Fitzgerald

Also Known As:
Cass
Only Cass
Always Cass damn it!

(The Explorer)
Pool Maintenance Technician

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Alex Tanner

(The Loner)
Bouncer at Kokomo

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Justin Michaels

(The Loner)
High School Senior

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Anahita Moghaddam

Also Known As:
Ms. M

(The Martyr)
Art Teacher

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Heather Burnett

(The Martyr)
Angry Ex

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Huey Selleck

Also Known As:
Hudoo

(The Optimist)
Movie Theatre Popcorn Slave

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Sheena Sheedy

Also Known As:
Sheez Please

(The Optimist)
Awesome Highschool Dropout

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Lilah Callahan

(The Pedagogue)
Student

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Detective Mason Cross

(The Pedagogue)
Police Detective

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Brenda Lang

(The Rogue)
P.A. to Bank Manager T. Marchant
(...& future wife >.>)

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Tai Tang

(The Rogue)
Student/Dealer

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Edward 'Eddy' Boon

Also Known As:
Eddy

(The Thrill-Seeker)
Hall Monitor

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Maeve White

Also Known As:
Granny Mae

(The Thrill-Seeker)
Baker

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Alyssa Laine

Also Known As:
Summer Camp Girl

(The Visionary)
High School Senior

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Stan Slipinski

Also Known As:
Stan the Man

(The Visionary)
Vice Principal
Detention Monitor
Useful Idiot

Central Casting

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Amber Lester

Mechanic and shop owner, Karl's sister

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Becca Reed

Cafe Owner

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Beth Lester

Karl's 2nd Ex, Bartender

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Robert 'Bubba' Payne

Gang Leader

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Cassie Thistle

Salon Owner

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Claire Lester

Karl's 1st Ex, Hotel Manager

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David Chen

Historian and Shopkeep

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Donna Lester

Karl's 3rd ex-wife, currently an exotic dancer

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Dr. Eleanor Ruth

Principal

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Ellen Bloomquist

Publisher of Havasu Herald

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Erik Bloomquist

Art Gallery Owner

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Gary Freeland

Contractor

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Hank Grabel

Attorney

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Karl Lester

Factory Foreman

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Lonn Bloomquist

Owner of KBBC Media

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Monique Marchant

Idle Rich Housewife

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Morgan Reed

Cafe Owner

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Nancy Thistle

Chief of Police

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Raymond Thistle

Funeral Home Director

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Robert Marchant

President/CEO of First Havasu Bank

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Stacey Freeland

Housewife

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Stina Bloomquist

Sculptor

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Vincent Marchant

Kokomo Club Owner, Family Fuck-Up

2019-08-23
Vroom Vroom
(2019-08-23 • Cemetery) Hector, Cash, and Jade gather at the cemetery to hang out, and the Painkillers show up. Jade beats feet, and Francine has something to show Cash and Hector.
2019-08-23
If You Could Only See
(2019-08-23 • Vivivan Hellenbrand's Home) Hector faces off against Cash's Other Mother, Ms. Vivian Hellenbrand for a shot at staying in her home. Who will blink first?
2019-08-23
Foolish Games
(2019-08-23 • Lake Havasu - Cemetery) Hector gets Silver to spill some of her angst while they watch the Lyrid meteor shower.
2019-08-23
Everything zen, everything zen? I don't think so.
(2019-08-23 • Lake Havasu - Reed House) Cash comes by to check on Esme and talk while she's trying to make everything zen with herself in the back yard.
2019-08-23
Run Like Hell
(2019-08-23 • Silver's Room) Silver takes some advice and asks Lucas over for a do-over. Unfortunately the Painkillers decided to show up in the cemetary, sending people scurrying in through her window...this was not how it was supposed to go.
2019-08-22
Sirens
(2019-08-22 • Marchant Poolside) The first night back to school after Spring Break is hard on the Marchant triplets, from reasons varying from personal dramas to local murders. Mona wanders off to bemoan a future as the town bitch no matter what she does, and Lucas swings by to fill in the gaps and catch up on plans.
2019-08-22
Packing
(2019-08-22 • Hector's Room) Hector needs to find a place to stay where he can guard Cash. friends and family come through for him.
2019-08-22
Left Alone
(2019-08-22 • Nautical Inn) Detective Sky Bloomquist is called out to the Nautical Inn.
2019-08-21
Sounds Like Trouble
(2019-08-21 • Other Lester Place -- Amy's Room) Ashley asks for Amy's help investigating the Painkiller 'vampires'.
2019-08-21
A Freeland walks into an auto shop...
(2019-08-21 • Lake Havasu - Lester Automotive) Cash comes to Lester Auto for a new timing belt. He lets Jonny and Amy in on some secrets. The Lesters promptly laugh at him.
2019-08-21
Tribute Required
(2019-08-21 • Silver's Room) Silver is feeding her creepy crawlies and a bunch of people visit. Then Cash shows up on crank.
2019-08-20
This Is How We Do It
(2019-08-20 • Marchant House-Patio) After starting a scene in teh middle of Mona's party by yelling at Zane Lucas takes Heather out onto the patio to cool off and explain what is going to happen next.
2019-08-20
Flesh and Blood
(2019-08-20 • Guest Sitting Room) Ashley pulls Esme aside at the party for a flesh and blood level chat about bloody nights. They both learn a few things.
2019-08-20
Gonna Have to Break Up With Amanda
(2019-08-20 • Jade's Room) Spear wakes up from the party in Jade's room, but it's not what it looks like. They get a chance to talk, which is nice.
2019-08-20
What's the Frequency, Theodore?
(2019-08-20 • Lake Havasu - Marchant House) The Marchant Twins come clean to Theodore and seek his help and guidance.
2019-08-20
Human Behaviour
(2019-08-20 • Sky's Room) Uncertain how to deal with the events and revelations of the party, Zane turns to his big brother for advice.
2019-08-19
Viva la Masquerade
(2019-08-19 • Marchant House) The Marchant triplets throw a masquerade party to celebrate Spring Break. Everyone who's anyone is there. It's the event of the season!
2019-08-19
LHPD Interview - Theodore Marchant
(2019-08-19 • Lake Havasu Police Department) Theodore Marchant is brought in for an interview with Detective Cross.
2019-08-19
Colorblind
(2019-08-19 • Silver's Room) Spear, Hector, and Jade all come to check on Silver as she spends Monday in bed. They use the 'V' word, since Star isn't around.
2019-08-19
Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing
(2019-08-19 • Topock - Motel 6) Police Chief Thistle pays the Painkillers a visit.
2019-08-19
Fell On Black Days
(2019-08-19 • Lake Havasu - Marchant House) The Marchants who were lured by the call for blood and Esme Reed wake up at the Marchant family mansion where they discuss their dreams, their assumptions and how to deal with all of it. Jade shows up too with some sound advice.
2019-08-18
Silver Did What?
(2019-08-18 • The Park) Hector tries to spread the word about the mabe drugging, but discovers it's too lte for Silver.
2019-08-18
Bloodletting
(2019-08-18 • Middle of Nowhere (Off-Grid)) A group of teenagers who'd previously drank from Fran's bottle feel compelled to a location outside the city, where they meet up with her again.
2019-08-18
Running Away or Towards
(2019-08-18 • A black Buick Regal Grand National GNX) Hector confronts Cash about the maybe a drug thing as they flee after the Bloodletting, and makes a proposal.
2019-08-18
Freeland to Freeland
(2019-08-18 • Lake Havasu - Freeland House) After Cash's wall to wall batshit-crazy weekend, he finally, FINALLY sits down with his twin. They both needed it.
2019-08-18
Go Tell Aunt Nancy
(2019-08-18 • Aunt Nancy's) The afternoon before the Bloodletting, hector and silver try to alert Aunt Nancy to the danger.
2019-08-18
Once More with Feeling
(2019-08-18 • North of town, Thistle HQ) Silver returns to the scene of the Bloodletting. Cash beat her there. Star threatens their taints. Later, Noah has to be the adult here.
2019-08-17
Night Moves
(2019-08-17 • The Workshop)
2019-08-17
Coffee and Concern
(2019-08-17 • Big Ben) Ashley and Hector discuss Cash, mostly.
2019-08-17
She's In Parties
(2019-08-17 • Lake Havasu - High School) Sean catches Star before Spring Break
2019-08-17
It Ain't Hard to Tell
(2019-08-17 • Lake Havasu - High School) Detective Sky tracks down his favourite cigarette thief, and takes the opportunity to meddle in the culprit's love life when Silver happens along. (1994-03-25)
2019-08-15
Evil Bridge
(2019-08-15 • Lake Havasu - London Bridge) Ashley and Amy meet up on London Bridge in 'secret'. Ashley found some things out about her family, and the London Bridge. (Yes it gets a bit romantic too!)
2019-08-15
Exposé
(2019-08-15 • The Beach near a Factory) Lana enlists her best friend James as lookout while she sleuths around the McCulloch dyecasting factory. He makes a personal sacrifice to ensure that she doesn't get caught.
2019-08-15
Brawl at Havasu Harry's
(2019-08-15 • Dive Bar) Because Lesters can be counted on to get into fights.
2019-08-14
Earthly Creatures
(2019-08-14 • The Park) Hector meets Zane and Mona. Silver turns up.
2019-08-14
Heavenly Creatures
(2019-08-14 • The Marchant Residence) After meeting up at the park, Zane and Mona head back to the pool to discuss costumes and chaos. Spear joins in, looking for Jade, and joins in the chatter about upcoming parties and events while dropping off a present for the male member of the trio of terror. (Immediately after Earthly Creatures.)
2019-08-14
Freelands, Freemasons, and Foreboding
(2019-08-14 • The London Arms) Mr. Chen has some news for Ashley about the Freeland family history.
2019-08-13
Prom Plots
(2019-08-13 • Big Ben) Spear has some ideas for Prom that Ashley needs to hear.
2019-08-12
Lester Loitering
(2019-08-12 • Lake Havasu - London Bridge) Some Lesters loiter on the London Bridge.
2019-08-12
Post Mortem Smoke
(2019-08-12 • Newspaper Room) Jade, Hector, Silver, and Spear share cloves after history class.
2019-08-12
Villains In History
(2019-08-12 • History Class) Ian Thistle holds a theatrical history class about Villains in History, having students dress in costume, and then discuss what makes someone a villain, versus a hero. The nature of evil is on the table and the kids have a good think on it.
2019-08-11
Careers Coffee and Contingencies
(2019-08-11 • Lake Havasu - Big Ben's) Morrison gets a visitor to his table at the crowded coffee shop. Conversation about boxing, careers, and contingency plans ensues.
2019-08-11
Wish You Were Here
(2019-08-11 • Cemetary) Hector, Sean, Cash, and Silver meet over music and talk amoung the stones.
2019-08-11
Dance Cards
(2019-08-11 • Lake Havasu - London Arms) The college kids work on their dance cards.
2019-08-11
Coffee Shop Talk
(2019-08-11 • Big Ben's) Jade and Hector meet at Big Ben's and talk. Peacefully, this time.
2019-08-10
Mending the Gate
(2019-08-10 • Cemetary) Jade and Hector try to work some things out.
2019-08-10
Music Lesson
(2019-08-10 • Ms. Hellenbrand's house) Hector sits in on one of cash's music lessons.
2019-08-09
Morning Run
(2019-08-09 • On a Run) Lucas and Justin meet up on their morning run and discuss spring break plans.
2019-08-09
Amends Over the Phone
(2019-08-09 • The Phonelines) Cash calls Jade to patch things up. Jade's a snarly little brat, but Cash manages to get through to him.
2019-08-09
Grand Theft Catamaran
(2019-08-09 • Middle of the Lake) Morning after the blood wine on the beach three of the 4 of the nosy Knightlife knews...news team. Also... where ARE we? Asking for a friend.
2019-08-08
Lesters Slug it Out not Hug it Out
(2019-08-08 • At the Gym) Amy's got some things to work out, so she goes to practice with Morrison, who lets her vent and regain some focus.
2019-08-08
The Blood-The Cure
(2019-08-08 • The Workshop) Team L and Silver head to the beach to try to find answers and find a whole lot more than they planned on.
2019-08-08
I don't know what that is but I know I'm going to break it
(2019-08-08 • Lake Havasu - High School) Amy runs across Colorado Thistle. It doesn't go well for one of them.
2019-08-08
Theoretical Fox. Theoretical Apology.
(2019-08-08 • Lake Havasu - High School) Spear Thistle happens upon Amy and Ashley and the discussion turns to animals. Spear realizes Something Is Going On.
2019-08-08
Encounter at Rotary Park
(2019-08-08 • Lake Havasu - Rotary Park) Hector runs into Morrison at Rotary Park. Amy, Cash, and Jade show up, and there's a confrontation. Morrison leaves, and those remaining talk. Silver and Sean happen upon Amy and Jade after everything is over.
2019-08-08
A Swing and a Miss
(2019-08-08 • The Gym) Morrison goes to the gym to blow off some steam after the encounter at Rotary Park. Eventually, his temper gets the better of him. That poor door.
2019-08-08
Cold Beverage
(2019-08-08 • The Bloomquist House) Silver comes over to tutor Zane in Chem and History, but he mostly learns about drinks and fruit. (1994-03-09)
2019-08-07
A Snowflake in Arizona
(2019-08-07 • Winters Apartment) Nora comes to visit her brother who thinks it's all a dream.
2019-08-07
Skipping School
(2019-08-07 • Rotary Park) Cash and Jade skip school, then have a failure to communicate. Teenagers aren't very bright.
2019-08-07
Parklife
(2019-08-07 • Lake Havasu - Rotary Park) Temp
2019-08-06
Confrontation
(2019-08-06 • Lake Havasu - Big Ben's) Amy and Ashley have a chance meeting that leads into a heated discussion.
2019-08-06
Face Meet Propeller
(2019-08-06 • Mohave County Medical Examiner Office) Detective Sky gets to look at a body in the morgue.
2019-08-06
Better Man
(2019-08-06 • Landon and Lucas' Room) Jade finds his way into the room assigned to the twins. They discuss relationships, arguments and what it means to be a Marchant.
2019-08-06
Room Service
(2019-08-06 • Hotel Downtown) Breakfast and talking between Morrison and Theodore.
2019-08-05
Cats and Feathers
(2019-08-05 • Jade's Room) Spear comes to visit Jade, and they talk while Meezer chases a feather.
2019-08-05
All Mixed Up
(2019-08-05 • Backscene: Big Ben's Cafe) The newspaper crew have breakfast at the cafe when they notice that Esme Reed is totally out of it, so as investigative reporter types do, they inquire.
2019-08-04
Amateur Astronomers
(2019-08-04 • Lake Front) Amy and Jade hang out at the lake front and discuss the issues of the day.
2019-08-03
The First Taste is Free
(2019-08-03 • Rotary Park) A group of teens meet The Queen.
2019-08-03
Summer's End
(2019-08-03 • San Francisco) At the end of the summer of 1993, Hector breaks Cash's heart.
2019-08-03
Royal Scheming
(2019-08-03 • Marchant Manor) Ashley Freeland and Jade Marchant meet to discuss prom.
2019-08-03
Everybody Hurts
(2019-08-03 • Cafeteria) A public airing of laundry.
2019-08-03
A Quick Smoke
(2019-08-03 • Behind the School) Hector and Jade have a smoke.
2019-08-03
Mausoleum Nights
(2019-08-03 • Cemetery) Jade and Spear hang out by an old mausoleum.
2019-08-03
Heart to Heart
(2019-08-03 • School Parking Lot) Cash and Jade talk about their issues outside the school.
2019-08-02
Files and Contracts
(2019-08-02 • Theodore's Office) Morrison drops off some paperwork for Theodore.
2019-08-02
Your Ex is Who?
(2019-08-02 • The Graveyard) Thistles gather and it gets Dramatic.
2019-08-01
The First Ray Of Sunshine
(2019-08-01 • Thistle Morgue) In the fall of 1992, Cash Freeland and Spear Thistle agree to a first date.
2019-08-01
Late Night At the Taco Bell
(2019-08-01 • Taco Bell Parking Lot) A bunch of punk kids at the Taco Bell argue, fight, and most of them disperse by the time the chief of police arrives.
2019-08-01
Can A Turbo Outpace The Pain
(2019-08-01 • A dark road outside of Lake Havasu City, AZ) After an ugly altercation at Taco Bell, Cash has regrets. Deep, deep regrets.

(Alternate title: The Twelfth Of Never)

2019-08-01
Cemetary Sex Ed
(2019-08-01 • The Graveyard) Hector and Spear have heart to heart amoung the tombs in Early January.

Amazingly, no one is dead yet.

: Chief of Police
: Funeral Home Director
: County Coroner
: Attorney
: Salon Owner
: President/CEO of First Havasu Bank
: Idle Rich Housewife
: Kokomo Club Owner, Family Fuck-Up
: Art Gallery Owner
: Sculptor
: Publisher of Havasu Herald
: Contractor
: Housewife
: Cafe Owner
: Cafe Owner
: Factory Foreman
: Karl's 1st Ex, Hotel Manager
: Karl's 2nd Ex, Bartender
: Karl's 3rd ex-wife, currently an exotic dancer
: Mechanic and shop owner, Karl's sister
 (Archetype): Factory Worker/Boxer
 (Archetype): Horse Trainer
 (Archetype): High School Senior
 (Archetype): High School Student
 (Archetype): Senior in High School
 (Archetype): Lawyer
 (Archetype): Creepy Goth Kid
 (Archetype): Troubled Bastard
 (Archetype): Future Broadway Star
: Art Teacher
 (Archetype): High School Senior
 (Archetype): Highschool History Teacher
: Police Detective
 (Archetype): Student/Smug Little Shit
 (Archetype): Senior Morbid Thistle Student
: Bouncer at Kokomo
: Historian and Shopkeep
: Principal
 (Archetype): Mechanic/Assistant Manager at Lester's Auto
 (Archetype): High School Senior
: Gang Leader
: French Teacher
: High School Student
: High School Senior
: Student/Dealer
: Gang Kid
: Gang Kid
: Gang Kid
: Gang Kid
: Gang Kid
: Gang Kid
: Gang Kid
: Gang Kid
: Hall Monitor
 (Archetype): Wild Child
: Baker
 (Archetype): Feral Ingenue
: Owner of KBBC Media
 (Archetype): Future Rockstar
: High School Senior
: Angry Ex
: Vice Principal
Detention Monitor
Useful Idiot
 (Archetype): Lifeguard / Business Owner
 (Archetype): Gadfly Gloomcookie
: Pool Maintenance Technician
 (Archetype): High School Senior
 (Archetype): High School Senior
 (Archetype): High School Senior
: Movie Theatre Popcorn Slave
: Awesome Highschool Dropout
: Metalhead
: Student
 (Archetype): High School Student
 (Archetype): Student
 (Archetype): High School Student
 (Archetype): Physician
: Chorus/Choir Teacher
: Medical Examiner
: P.A. to Bank Manager T. Marchant
(...& future wife >.>)
 (Archetype): Advice Columnist
 (Archetype): Student
 (Archetype): High School Senior
 (Archetype): High School Student
: High School Student
 (Archetype): Detective
: Guidance Counselor
 (Archetype): Unknown.
 (Archetype): Student & N'er-do-well