High Bleymouth

High Bleymouth is on the coast of North Yorkshire, forming part of a complex with Ravenscar.
It’s basically the decaying remains of what, in its heyday, was a popular C19th spa town. There’s a spring a short distance inland which had “wholesome properties” which encouraged many Victorians to come take the waters.

What the mortals didn’t know, of course, was that the spring’s “wholesome properties” were caused by The Great Font; one of the strongest parts of the network spreading out from the Whitby Crucible. When Dracula vanished in 1905 (see Timeline), people stopped managing the network properly. The Great Font went missing a few years later- it’s suspected that it’s still around Bleymouth somewhere, but no one’s quite sure where.

And yet Bleymouth remains home to The Institute: a chapterhouse founded at the peak of the Ordo’s power and based in Bleymouth to monitor the network and further research into the Coils. There was a time when it was a major asset to the Ordo, but under present circumstances it’s merely a sad reminder of past glories and a sometime home of a group of outcasts whose status in the Ordo (even in tonight’s sad times) is very low. The Institute’s main home is in a long-abandoned Victorian resort hotel with a very small and almost useless fontal nest on the ground floor. Individual members of the Ordo live scattered throughout Bleymouth- the town’s decayed state allows them to hide better than would normally be possible, due to the fact that inhabited houses are found scattered in the midst of abandoned or partially-abandoned ones. This is especially the case in High Bleymouth, on the cliffs near the sea. Low Bleymouth, further inland, has a somewhat higher population density and does a slightly better job at imitating a healthy country village.

High Bleymouth

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