"Dawn's light reached through the window to
shine on the man who sat brooding in the
chair. Cartha Radu, brother to Anton Radu
(the leader of the Veiled Society), was thinking. "Today is the day," he said to himself.
"Today is the day to bring my plan into
action," Cartha smiled.
Below his tower window, the cityfolk
slowly awoke. Today was the Festival of
Lucor. The goodwives flung open their shutters to the morning. Fishmongers and hawkers heartened their cries. Actors and jugglers
filled the streets, up from their beds of straw
in the stables."
" On a dusty road a few miles outside the
city, a small group roused itself. Some
stretched their cramped bones, pained by a
night on the damp grass. Others polished
their swords and armor. With little ado, they
packed their small camp and set out on the
road once more. The excitement tingled
among them, for today they would reach the
city of Specularum — the home of their new
So the other day I put up on twitter a picture of B6 The Veiled Society by David Cook. Now I've been thinking about this classic module for a couple of days. And there's been a crazy idea in the back of my head. What if the city of Specularum was a part of an interplanetary society that has been cut off from the rest of the universe by some unknown indimensional event. Or alternative which we might go with is the idea here that the PC's from our Tegel Manor campaign find themselves with the manor shifting into the city of Specularum. The festival is coming up and the free familes are at it again & new prosepects are out to prove themselves. The Radu, The Torenescu, & the Vorloi family are separate corporations and family run rivals who control the city. They each have thier own distinctive cybernetics and ways. The mega city has five thousand people within it's gates and is run with 'The Purge' style night of the 'Festival of Lucor'. The city of Specularum is situated within what used to be Italy or near the ruins of Europe.
The inns, the encounters, etc. all remain the same because of the fact that atmosphere of B6 The Veiled Society was created as a tourist destination for the ultrarich. The fact that these families are at an urban war with one another has continued for generations. And this plugs into the ideas of Cities Without Numbers rpg cyberpunk asthetic.