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.
from the novel Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Butchered New Haven is a Dresden Files RPG/Fate 3.0 campaign set in New Haven and the South Central Region of Connecticut. The campaign itself is set to start in the time between the novels Fool Moon and Grave Peril.

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New England Parapsychology Gazette Aug. 22nd 2002
Mysterious Disappearances

Following the antics of last summer and autumn at the nearby Camp Mattabessitt, along with a small yet intense forest fire near the border with the Old Bethany Cemetery, the staff of the Gazette felt that this year there would be more strange occurrences. It is with no small degree of sorrow that we were correct in such assumptions. The Scout camp itself was small and of mixed gender, hosting Venture Scouting activities. Over a nearly two week span towards the end of the camp season, one camper after another would disappear for hours at a time, only to reappear later, somewhat disoriented but otherwise uninjured.

Some of the campers who had been 'taken' claimed to have been hung from a giant black tree by hooks tethered to the tree. A search of the camp didn't reveal the presence of anyone who might be kidnapping the campers, or any sort of drugs or substance which could have caused such hallucinations.

One of the other camp counselors, who seemed to have some additional knowledge of the camp and the history of the site informed use that on a portion of the property was the remains of an old burial ground that had caught fire last fall. Investigating the site of the burial ground revealed a large open area of charred wood and ash. Within the scorched field, someone was in the process of erecting, or perhaps repairing, a fieldstone wall.

At this point, the counselors decided to have all the campers gather together on the field for activities, since campers were only disappearing one at a time, and only when they were by themselves, never when someone could witness them being taken. Further it was decided that all campers had to stay together in groups of three. In trying to determine a common factor behind the disappearances, both male and female campers were taken, but it was noted that the campers were all between the ages of 10 and 18. None of the older Venture campers had disappeared. On further investigation, it was realized that only blue-eyed campers seemed to be getting targeted.

Unfortunately at this point another camper by the name of William MacCodrum was taken, this time from his bunk late at night. With several of the counselors, I went to investigate the burial ground again but this time found the area lit with a strange purplish light which had no apparent source. Crossing over the stone wall, we found a large, mature oak tree growing in the center of the burial ground which by some optical illusion we had not noticed earlier in the day. Suddenly the purplish light seemed to go out, and it looked as though one of the other counselors had set the oak on fire, with the tree quickly being engulfed in flames.

Sadly though, there has been no word or sighting of the missing boy. He has been missing for a week now.
Session: Camp Hell - Saturday, Jul 13 2013 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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Warden Strike Team Six report June 21st, 2002
Destruction of Red Court nest completed

On arrival in New Haven via the Ways, the strike team began investigating to locate the centre of Red Court activity. According to a local paper, there had been a noticeable increase in unusual accidents in the area. Made contact with a local practioner of limited talent named Angelica Greene and discovered that a number of the area homeless had gone missing. Also the locals are disturbed by the bizarre accidents. A Warden or other Council wizard might need to investigate that further.

Shortly after discovering the disappearances in the local homeless population, we realized we were being shadowed by someone or something. Forcing our way into the Grove Street Cemetery, we learned that our tail was a Red Court operative who promptly fled once discovered. Pursuing the vampire, we entered a portion of the New Haven sewer system beneath the downtown area. At this point, we lost the element of surprise and engaged the six vampires, suffering some injuries but eliminating the team. During the engagement, significant damage was done to a portion of the sewers, including a partial tunnel collapse and sinkhole. Given that all combat occurred underground though, there were no witnesses or apparent damage for authorities to discover.
Session: Blood Alley - Sunday, Jul 14 2013 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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New England Parapsychology Gazette June 21st 2002
Is an Ill-Wind Blowing?

by Staff Writer Ed Kipper

In the past week, there have been six suspicious accidents at mostly Italian owned or themed food service places. They started with a delivery truck dropping off dough and cheeses, which within minutes of delivery was completely consumed by a horde of rats. Reportedly the sheer number of rats were such that they completely covered the floor of the restaurant's walk-in cooler, and that the Health Department on inspection could find no evidence of rat infestation. The next place struck by such ill-luck was Buon Cibo Italiano, where a newly delivered Viking stove exploded, injuring a working who had yet to install it.

Perhaps the most bizarre was when a 1968 Charger crashed into the Greene Leaves Cafe at 2:37 AM three days ago. The car had been parked in an above ground parking garage when somehow the car rolled across the garage, went up the lowered ramp of a flatbed wrecker and across Temple Plaza coming through the roof of the cafe. Given the extensive structural damage, it is questionable how soon the cafe will be able to re-open, if ever.

Sadly though, that was not the last accident to befall area restaurants. Late last night, an intense fire broke out in the cellar of a yet to be opened eatery which was supposed to specialize in fresh, homemade pasta. Even with the rapid response by the New Haven Fire Department, the structure itself was a total loss. It is not know how many people were in the building at the time, but it is feared that the proprietors, a trio of sisters, were all inside when the fire started.
Session: Fed Hex - Sunday, Jul 14 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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New England Parapsychology Gazette Dec. 22nd 2001
Naughty before Christmas!

by Staff Writer Ed Kipper

So far, there have been five disappearances in as many days, just before the Winter Solstice. According to rumor, the disappeared people are being murdered, with their remains taken for reasons unknown, by a person or persons also unknown. Unfortunately, the authorities are not taking the disappearances seriously, and completely ignoring the possible murders. Instead they seem more fixated on the recent act of damage to public property, vandalism, and presumably drunken driving, all stemming from someone driving a beat up old car across part of the lower New Haven Green late last night.
Session: AnonyCon Session - Hells Bells - Saturday, Dec 08 2012 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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New England Parapsychology Gazette Nov. 5th 2001
WWII artifacts stolen!

by Staff Writer Ed Kipper

An auction was recently held of items which had been in storage since shortly after the end of the Second World War. Amongst them items initially put up for auction was an engraved SS dagger, a 9 mm Luger Pistol-08, a complete SS-Brigadeführer dress uniform, and a couple of books. These items all came from the same foot locker which had been in put into storage in Berlin in late 1945, before being shipped back to the US.

A number of the items were sold during the auction, including the dagger and uniform purchased by a suspiciously fair-skinned man with a shaved head. However, part way through the auction, the power went out to the building briefly, and when power was restored, the books which had yet to be put on auction were missing. One cannot help but wonder what dark secrets were contained within those missing books.
Session: Black Books - Sunday, Jul 15 2012 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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