Chance Made Us Neighbors

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The Main Players

aincumis: Quinton Drapeau, The Shop-Keeper
Anno Nimus: Amaranth, The Undying
Count Dorku: Hestia, the Wizard's Tower
Felix: Mr. Aqua, The Agent
Insertname: Ndidi Dhalman, the Giantess
MrPrim: Albert Blackstone, The Homebody
Stormraven: Morigel Silverhair, the Fae Lady

Those We Have Lost

Rook Seidhr: Jack Paynim, the Self-Insert

Genre and Setting

XP Actions

421853623576952842.png?v=1 Shared Action: Reach out to someone doing something simple and honest. Try to connect.
421853623576952842.png?v=1 Shared Reaction: Reach out to someone. Try to connect.
421853556862222344.png?v=1 Slice of Life: React to the world. Get stuck in a moment or lost in a mood.
421853635346169866.png?v=1 Obsessive Action: Tip over the edge into obsession, or short out and shut down mentally.

Conventions

  • Masks are extremely effective disguises.
  • Things are often stranger than they seem.

Region Properties

Stranger's Glade

  • People can’t resist a bit of gossip.
  • People must rely on one another.
  • Strangers must present friendly faces to each other unless injured or extremely upset.
  • People must be keenly aware of their social standing.
  • People can forgive, but they can’t forget.

The Forest

  • The forest must hold mysteries.
  • The forest must nurture magic.
  • Cleverness must be rewarded.
  • Ordinary societal norms seem unimportant.

The Lake and its Surroundings

  • People must feel the presence of nature.
  • It’s easy to mingle and relax.
  • Things must seem idealized.
  • There is always more going on beneath the surface.
  • People can’t feel like no one is watching.

The Magical Realm, Faerie, and other unusual places

  • We'll define these later.

NPCs and Plot Details

The Supporting Cast

Children of the town

  • Tony Legrande, an adventurous twelve-year-old who loves fairy tales and dreams of being a treasure hunter.
  • Hyacinth Reed, a ten-year-old girl with bulletproof optimism and a never-ending collection of colorful sweaters.

Locals

  • Lara Meadowbrook, the quiet but effective proprietor of the general store, as well as the town's only florist. Has electric blue hair and owns a greenhouse.
  • Reynaud Dufour-Lavigne, who co-owns the bakery with his wife. A little prickly and unsatisfied with his life, but an excellent baker.
  • Georgine Dufour-Lavigne, who co-owns the bakery with her husband. A bit overworked, but very friendly and involved in the community.
  • Bats, the extremely goth half-vampire barista. Her aesthetic is so dark it protects her from the sun.

Important townsfolk

  • Mayor Isolde Kikuchi, the town's tireless public servant with a big heart and a bigger personality. Rumors abound that she's cursed, but no one can agree how, and people mostly seem to like her regardless. Strives to bring together the interests of the magical and mundane populations.
  • Eunice Laurens, matriarch of the oldest family in Stranger's Glade and unofficial grandma of the entire town. Will lend her ear to just about anyone. Unusually knowledgeable about the supernatural and has odd views on witches.

Supernatural entities

  • Delfina Gottwald, the most senior witch in the area. Lives quite a ways into the forest and is rarely seen in person. Mentions of her name tend to make townsfolk nervous, but she's not known to be actively hostile.

Points of Interest

Shops and businesses

  • Caffeine Zombie!, a supernatural-themed coffee shop with a playful goth aesthetic. It's open well into the night, and at least a few of its employees and patrons are some flavor of undead.
  • The Boxcar, an aggressively well maintained 50's-style diner. The food is good and reasonably priced, but people say the owner is overbearing.
  • Dufour-Lavigne's Bakery, run by first- and second-generation French immigrants and boasting the best pastries in the county by far.
  • A Taste of Heaven, the local creamery. Their ice cream selection pretty great, with lots of unique flavors, but they have some weird slogans written on their cones and paper cups.
  • The Silver Goat Restaurant and Bar, an establishment by the docks built around the same time as the resort. It's a bit on the pricey side, but still popular, especially with tourists and weekenders.
  • Meadowbrook's General Store, a flourishing shop that also has a coffee bar and florist's counter.
  • Crafty Cryptids, a craft store that’s well stocked with supplies from the mundane to the dubiously magical. (Yeti-hair yarn? Really?). Its logo is two unicorns using their horns to knit.
  • Stranger's Glade Family Pharmacy, where the head pharmacist is openly a witch. She and the rest of her staff have mundane qualifications, though, and there's no better place to go for seasonal allergies or pixie bites.
  • Syrup Creek Paranormal Museum, a less than informative tourist trap. Most of their daily business comes from tourists, but some of the locals patronize the attached cafe for its genuinely good monster-themed menu, and it hosts some fun community events.
  • Hemlock's Occult Shop, which has a weird half-assed Victorian aesthetic but a fairly solid lineup of magical products.
  • Caveat Emporium, a shop that mostly deals in mundane antiques. The proprietor does sell some cursed and enchanted items are clearly marked as such, and he offers some curse removal services as well.
  • Worse for Wares

Public areas

  • Brennan Memorial Library, which has suffered mismanagement and is in a terrible state of disorganization. It's a struggle to browse their collection, but they have some interesting books about the town's history and supernatural lore hidden here and there.
  • Black Dragon Park, the park north of town, with mostly mundane stories attached to every spot: this stretch of trail is where some guy tripped and got lost for a week, this hill is where a kid almost got bitten by a rare snake, they say if you stand in this inexplicably perfect circle of trees you’ll turn invisible for six hours, that kind of thing.
  • The docks and surrounding lakeshore, where people keep their boats and go to fish or picnic. It's a pretty area insulated from the rest of the town by a wooded strip of land.
  • Syrup Creek Cemetery, the town's main spot for burials. Its trees are full of spiders and there are plenty of ghost stories about the place, but normally there’s not much supernatural activity. Well, except for the weekly ghost meetups on Saturday evenings. (Gotta do something with your afterlife.)

Neighborhoods and homes

  • The Golden Horn Resort, a recently constructed resort complex that sees a good amount of business during the summer. It boasts stunning views of the lake and forest, comprehensive tours, and the best wifi in town, but is a bit overpriced.
  • The vacation neighborhood on the hills overlooking the lake, where weekenders and folks who retire to Stranger's Glade tend to live. Driving through is a bit difficult, but the area is pleasant, with uniquely built houses surrounded by trees.
  • The forest mansions, a group of variously fancy homes nestled along the road leading through the forest. They are almost universally home to witches, wizards, and wannabes.
  • The southern neighborhoods, where many of the more settled townsfolk live. Its population skews towards the mundane.
  • Hestia
  • Morigel's house
  • Bea's house

Relics, ruins, and supernatural spots

  • Amaranth's tomb, a previously sealed crypt outside of town nestled in a field of amaranth.

HG Quests

XP Action Record

aincumis: Slice of Life
Anno Nimus: Obsessive Action
Count Dorku:
Felix: Shared Reaction
Insertname: Shared Reaction?
MrPrim:
Stormraven:

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