Type: Mage (Verbena)
Community Roles: Elder of the Sistren of the Bitter Well; local eccentric
Mary Machree is an Irish immigrant to the United States. After taking her brother’s ill-gotten comission and posing as him to become a decorated Civil War sniper she returned only to accidentally murder him. She awoke as a mage when she placed a blood-curse on herself granting her immortality to live with what she had done. Now, as Mother Machree she wanders the streets of Salem as the town eccentric and the leader of the new Sistren of the Bitter well. Always seeking atonement and always ready to fight for the downtrodden.
“Coach” Jack Foxglove
Community Roles: Head coach, Salem High School Witches; leader of the Witchcraft Heights werewolf pack
Jack Foxglove is a middle-aged man, single, and lives alone in a modest house, on a modest street. He’s a regular nearly every place he goes – same sports bar, same diner, same barber, same grocery store. He coaches the Salem High Witches (the high school’s football team) and has led them to the first winning record in school history.
Community Roles: Warden of Harmony Grove
Over 5000 years ago Miw was a mortal man in Irem, the first empire, in what is now Egypt. He was a funerary priest who performed the Rite of Ascension – a spell that turned the chosen few into one of the Arisen, who would serve the Sorceror Kings for eterinty. Hoping to please his masters Miw began experimenting to devise a way for the Arisen to spend the centuries in a succession of living bodies, rather than in death-like sleep. But this was not what the masters wished. When he demonstrated the spell on himself the process was sabotaged, and he found his fivefold soul inhabiting the body of a cat. But he remained faithful to his masters thereafter, serving them as he was able, and at the end of his life he was rewarded with the Rite of Ascension, and mummified as a cat.
On subsequent awakenings Miw served various Arisen of higher status or power as a free agent. While working for the widespread cult of Nebit-akh-hotep he was dispatched to Salem, MA to root out the Black Hand, who was using the cult to some nefarious end. He was too late to thwart or apprehend the Black Hand, so while keeping his vigil for the villain, he began taking an interest in the unusual community. He designed a new tomb for himself in a cemetery and became its protector, helping the spirits of the dead to find their way.