Campaign of the Month: November 2012
THE EMERALD CITY
“The world is getting weirder. Darker every single day. Things are spinning around faster and faster, and threatening to go completely awry. Falcons and falconers. The center cannot hold.
But in my corner of the country, I’m trying to nail things down. … I don’t want to live in a world where the strong rule and the weak cower. I’d rather make a place where things are a little quieter. Where trolls stay the hell under their bridges, and where elves don’t come swooping out to snatch children from their cradles. Where vampires respect the limits, and where the faeries mind their p’s and q’s.
My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. When things get strange, when what goes bump in the night flicks on the lights, when no one else can help you, give me a call. I’m in the book."
— Harry Dresden in Jim Butcher‘s Storm Front
The Emerald City is a website devoted to our Dresden Files Roleplaying game set in Seattle. Because of developments in Jim Butcher’s novels the starting year of our campaign is 2005.
The player characters are a diverse group of individuals who choose to stand against the darkness and protect Seattle, The Emerald City, from any who would darken its streets. They have faced demons, evil spirits, ravening ghouls, hordes of cannibal thralls, werewolves and Mad Gods bent on the destruction of reality itself. And they have triumphed. Some gave their lives to do so.
Recently the Leviathan, one of the many names for a Mad God who wants to supplant our reality with his own, nearly gained access to this world. He was thwarted through the efforts of Warden Zebidiah Einar and his allies but the city of Seattle was ravaged by unprecedented storms followed by the most powerful recorded earthquake in Washington state history. The city was devastated and at least 3000 died with over a 1000 still missing. This was followed by a mysterious madness that seemed to strike the city’s populace causing massive riots centered around the University District and Capital Hill. The National Guard was called in after 2 days and the riots have ended.
Battered and broken the Emerald City is now rebuilding. Only time will tell if it can fully recover from such a heavy blow on what the media has christened as Black Monday.
Please explore the Wiki or click on the individual links below for more information on the Player Characters, Locations and Adventure Logs for the game.
This site best viewed with Google Chrome.
NOTE: I would like to thank Wolfhound for all of his help in making this site look as good as it does. His excellent work on the DFRPG DALLAS site was the inspiration I needed to tackle making this site look better and the tutorials and even personal encouragement he provided made it all possible.
All the images appearing on this site were culled from various sources on the internet and then altered by myself in Photoshop. In general they are used without permission claiming fair use: parody/pastiche. This is a non-profit site, with no challenge real or intended to legally held copyrights. Please contact HumAnnoyd if you would like your image removed or if you prefer different attribution.
An exception to this is the background wallpaper which was taken from the Dresden Files website and made into a tiled texture. I would also like to thank Obsidian Dawn for their excellent Photoshop resources.