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New York City is the most populous city in the United States both in number and density, with an estimated 2019 population of 8,336,817 distributed over about 302.6 square miles. Located at the southern tip of the U.S. state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass. With almost 20 million people in its metropolitan statistical area and approximately 23 million in its combined statistical area, it is one of the world’s most populous megacities. Among New York City’s claims to fame are most linguistically diverse city in the world (with as many as 800 languages spoken), largest foreign-born population (3.2 million as of 2016), eighth-largest economy in the world with a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $2.0 trillion, and highest number of billionaires in any city in the world.
This veritable melting pot is an ideal cauldron for the denizens of the Chronicles of Darkness to not just exist, but thrive. They all have their own reasons for being here in the Big Apple. Sometimes those reasons harmonize and weave seamlessly into the diverse tapestry of the city, and sometimes those reasons clash against each other like a powder keg with a hissing fuse. At the end of the day everyone is fighting to survive and make it in the big city, just like you.
Welcome to New York. If you can make it here, you truly can make it anywhere. Good luck.
Welcome to New York, a city that’s never been kind to the Begotten, but one that keeps drawing them in. Beasts have never been all that numerous here, and past attempts at unification have all ended in disaster, but this has changed in the past few years. For reasons unknown. The Dark Mother has called many of her children to the city, and now they have the numbers to start forming a society. But New York isn’t any safer than it ever was – mysteries threaten body and mind, Heroes rise from the mortal masses, and supernatural creatures threaten to prove who the true apex predators really are.
Welcome To the Brooklyn Free Economic Zone, more casually referred to as B-FEZ. Ruled by the Board of Directors of the Trader’s Courts. You went through some of the worst trauma imaginable, kidnapped by creatures of myth and bed time stories, left forever changed against your will. You stumbled out of that horror into a world that moved on without you. You came to New York, center of the world, to try and make a new life. Once here you found an old and thriving community of Half-Fae like yourself, nestled in all the other ethnic groups.
Your whole world has been changed. What you thought you knew was wrong. Monsters just being in books and shows? Nope. Those fuckers are real, and they’re out to get you. What’s worse? Most of your fellow men would turn against you too. You’re alone, in the dark, facing off against unknown foes. Or..at least that’s how it would be. If not for one of the Secret Societies. Each one with their own agenda, their own goals. But all working together to keep each other safe. To uplift and build upon each other.
This is your life now. You can make it your routine, but it will never be normal. Normal conversation at the bar just doesn’t sound right when you think that guy in the corner is an undead monster looking for his next prey. Cracking open a cold one with the boys just isn’t as enjoyable since you cannot compare the kid’s soccer game to your experience of taking a sledgehammer to a zombie’s head. Pillow talk with your significant other feels empty at times when you cannot tell your significant other how a werewolf almost ripped you in half. No, it isn’t normal anymore.
Mage the Awakening for the second edition of Eternal Noire is a globe-trotting Modern High Fantasy-Cosmic Horror Adventure. This iteration turns its focus toward what lies among the stars. With many Verges to explore and Emanation Realms to discover, perhaps you will be the one to see what’s behind the veil.
Cosmic adventures have fallen consequences, however, and it is up to the mages to manage both.
Welcome to the City That Never Sleeps. One of the oldest cities in the New World, New York is also one of the bloodiest cities known to the Kindred. For nearly four centuries, the city has slowly expanded outward, consuming its neighbors and casting its spell over the minds of the living and the dead alike, and like the Kindred themselves, it consumes lives and remakes them in its own image, even though that image changes from night to night and century to century. It has witnessed the earliest nights of two covenants, and the fall of three Praxes, nights awash in fire and blood. But for fifteen years, the City That Never Sleeps has known a tense peace under the firm, measured hand of Prince Kavinsky and the Order, a welcome reprieve from the violent nights of the Church Coup, the Cataclysm, and the Shadow Heresy. Still, only the rankest neonate would let their guard down in a town like this.