Bad Moon Over Astoria

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A World of Darkness Chronicle, set in Astoria, Oregon
I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin'.
I see those bad times today.
Don't go around tonight,
Well it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.
Bad Moon Rising

Once again the Astoria Pack has an Alpha, and not a moment too soon. With the liberation of the ancient Clatsop spirit known as Talapus, the pack has aroused the ire of the strange Nordic witches that supposedly have controlled Astoria's destiny since the spirit was bound.

With Spring Break, members of the pack went many different ways: some to mundane university celebrations, others to spend time with mentors in the Cults of the Moon. And still others have disappeared entirely, though this does not become readily apparent for some time.

Now the Völur witches of Astoria stir, and they rouse to power their ancient bearsarks allies. But Talapus has taken the flesh of Victor as his body, and claims to be an ally of the Astoria Pack. Conflict seems inevitable - but who will survive it?

Player Characters

Astoria, Oregon
Country: United States
State: Oregon
County: Clatsop
Founded: 1811
Incorporated: 1876
Mayor: Aubrey Astor
ZIP Code: 97103
Area Code(s): 503 and 971
Website: City of Astoria
Total: 10.11 sq mi (26.18 km2)
Land: 6.16 sq mi (15.95 km2)
Water: 3.95 sq mi (10.23 km2)
Elevation: 23ft (7m)
Population (2010)
Total: 9,600
Density: 1,538.5/sq mi (594.0/km2)
Ethnicities: White (90%), Hispanic (5%), Black (1%), Asian (2%), Pacific Islander (1%), Other (15)
Ancestries: German (15%), Irish (12%), English (10%), Finnish (6%), Norwegian (6%), Scottish (6%)
Income: $33,000 per annum (household), $42,000 per annum (family), 16% below poverty line
City Layout
Total: 10.11 sq mi (26.18 km2)
Land: 6.16 sq mi (15.95 km2)
Water: 3.95 sq mi (10.23 km2)
Elevation: 23ft (7m)
City Center: (Low-Mid) Astoria Column • Bank of AstoriaBlue Ocean Thai • CrossroadsDollhouse Hair Salon (and Warner's Loft) • Drina DaisyElaine's House • Kaffe • University of Astoria • Wet Dog Cafe

Alameda WestLex: (Mid) Old Ojala Cannery Warehouse • Youngs River Lofts
Navy Heights: (Low) Columbia Memorial Hospital • Stella's Home
Cathlamet: (Low) x
Greenwood: (Mid-to-High) x
Astoria Basin (CSF): Bonfire Clearing • House of Running Water • Old Ranger Station

Enrollment (2012): 6500 (2500 full time)
AdministrationFacultyStudentsFraternity Members
Athletic CenterATO Fraternity House • Library • Queer Resource Center
Other Info
Floorplans: DormitoriesGreek Row Houses
Mechanics: Status (University of Astoria) • Status (ATO)

Werewolf Mechanics
Basics: Werewolf TemplateRegeneration • Wolf Senses • Animal MagnetismPhysical Augmentation • The Howl • Werewolf Social RolesThe Full Moon
Shapeshifter Traits: Primal UrgeHarmonyEssenceRagePack TacticsGiftsRites
Shapeshifting: Shapeshifting BasicsHybrid FormWolf FormAlpha FormThe Hunger
Werewolf Merits: Mental • Physical • Social • Fighting • Supernatural
The Feral Wolf: ArchetypeFeral Triggers • Going FeralAnchors • Balance (Cults of the Moon)
Banes: SilverAconiteBelladonnaElectricitySimple Banes

Wereraven Mechanics
Basics: TemplateRegenerationCrow SensesCorvid MemorySpeaker in BlackA Murder's PlansFinesse AugmentationWolf Bond
Shapeshifter Traits: Primal UrgeHarmonyEssenceRageGifts • Rites
Manifestations: Visceral ManifestationEphemeral Manifestation
Wereraven Merits: MentalPhysicalSocialFightingSupernatural
The Rookery: ArchetypeRook-CrazeRookery Triggers • Hoards
Banes: GoldCrowpoisonPuzzlesElectricityHeart StrikeSimple Banes

Witch Mechanics
Traditions: Cunning WitchcraftWolfbanner
Mechanics: Witchcraft Merits • Witchcraft RitesWitch Traits

Spirit Mechanics
Shadow • LociSpirit Ranks • Shadow Diseases
Types of Spirits: ArtificialsElementalsCelestialsConceptualsNaturals

Astoria Pack


Storyteller Characters

Master Storyteller Characters List

University Characters


Local Characters

City Center • Alameda WestLexNavy Heights • Greenwood • Warrenton • Out of Towners




University of Astoria Campus

The University in Shadow

  • University Library: The library is a state of the art learning center with several computers and copious books. There is a heavily secured rare books vault in the basement. Currently there are no books stored here, but there are a couple Ikea sofas. The basement doesn't get cell reception.
  • The Quad: A couple people have noticed that the quad is a loci. It seems to be associated with academics and the urge to study, as well as some possibly ghoastly effects. The sapling appears as a large sycamore with book page bark in shadow. It is populated with book shaped birds, scroll shaped snakes, fighting laptops and the Astoria Bandits Racoon mascot spirit.

City Center

City Center in Shadow

  • Wet Dog Cafe: A brew-pub known for its beers and burgers.
  • The Crossroads: Nightclub and bar; a favorite gathering place for university students.
  • Blue Ocean Thai: "That Thai place Elaine likes"


Astoria Basin Forest (CSF)

Astoria Basin in Shadow

  • Bonfire Clearing: A clearing Warner found and set up with a large fire pit in the university-owned woodlands east of campus.
  • Old Ranger Station: In the forest behind the college there is a small ranger station. It has two small rooms and a closet stocked with emergency preparedness gear.
  • The Old Wolf Glade: An old elm tree, in whose roots past generations of wolves have made their dens. A known locus.
  • The Astoria Reservoir 2: A water reservoir. A known locus.

Alameda WestLex

Alameda WestLex in Shadow

  • Gunner's Gym: An old boxing gym out by the industrial docks that has started training some of its patrons in MMA styles of fighting.
  • Youngs River Lofts: An old warehouse that has been divided into two swanky three story lofts. These are one of the properties owned by the Dean of Students. Jace has been temporarily gifted one of these by her to allow them easy access to each other.

Navy Heights

Navy Heights in Shadow

Other Locations

  • Warrenton, across the Youngs River Bridge from Astoria.
  • Svensen, east of Astoria.

Chronicle Resources & References

Chronicle Timeline

Previous Seasons


  • WoD Merits: Current Roster: Library (• - •••) and Quick Healer (•• or ••••)
  • WoD Health Levels: House rule regarding World of Darkness Health Trait.
  • Natural Healing: Recovery from injuries in the World of Darkness, including information on medical care. Includes the Quick Healer Merit.
  • WoD Research: System for researching the lore of the World of Darkness.
  • Tracking by Scent: System governing the use of scent-based tracking.
  • WoD Conditions: Conditions for the World of Darkness.
  • WoD Tilts: Tilts for the World of Darkness.