Campaign of the Month: November 2010
Cthulhu Supremus Est
After WWI, gigantic gas storage tanks, rusting factories and crumbling old-law tenements dominated the area that once was a major production center for heating and lighting gas in New York City. By the 1920’s, only the poor and desperate dwell in this bleak part of the city. Though gas consumption has considerably decreased in the twenties, being replaced by electricity and coal, there is still a demand. With no safety regulations governing the maintenance of the gas storage tanks, unfortunate residents are often exposed to deadly gas from leaky storage tanks.
Like Hell’s Kitchen, this stretch of New York is thick with ruffians and gangs, though the living conditions are much more abysmal. Immigrants are the principal inhabitants of the Gashouse District. Factories employ some of these local residents, while others work in bordering areas; all are low paid. The numerous decrepit warehouses and tenements are also appealing to anyone desiring solitude. This area is ideal for unorthodox experimenters looking to build a private laboratory within the city. The industrial-sized buildings provide ample space for the large endeavors, and the neighbors seldom ask questions.