A CITY IN PERIL
Queen Victoria sits upon the throne, the 51st year of her reign. The heart of the city is the playground of the elite, but the more wretched, desperate souls gather further East—a dark and dangerous place for any lost soul to end up. Criminals stalk the streets, striking fear into the hearts of those who call the city home. But under the cover of darkness, hidden behind the infamous pea soup fog, something strange is going on in London town. The dead of the city have stories to tell, and tonight, they will not be silenced.
AUGUST 31ST, 1888. WHITECHAPEL.
It started with a scream; the kind of scream that borders on animalistic, ricocheting against the buildings, wrapping around the sleepy town like a banshee’s bone-chilling cry. A body discovered, a woman with her life extinguished too soon. Yet, it seemed that London was plagued by more than a mere beast, a bloody knife in the night - reports of shadowy silhouettes, moving too quickly to be seen as anything other than a figment of imagination, had started to circulate both the high and the low circles of the populace. Objects moved unbidden, the sensations of being watched and hearing things that are not there… as if the beast on the loose was not enough, sullying their evening strolls; did the devil have to pervert their nightly routines, the safety of their houses and the intimacy of hearth? Was nothing sacred anymore?
Welcome to the revamp of Séance RPG! We are an original historical roleplay set in London during 1888—the year of the Whitechapel murders. The plot follows interconnected characters from different backgrounds who, in the absence of reason, have turned to spiritualism and the occult in order to solve their own personal mysteries and hauntings, meeting once a week to communicate with the spirits of the dead.