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Old 04-09-2020, 06:47 PM   #21
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Default Re: New Orleans Area Knowledge Questions

Having mentioned the Recent Unpleasantness, New Orleans was taken by the Union in an amphibious assault as early as 1862. As is natural the best buildings would have gone to the highest officers to bivy in, especially as they needed office space. At the time the military governor left a bad reputation for autocratic behavior.

The mansion could have been put on the block after the government needed it no longer and some carpetbagger gotten it. A deal like that might even have a ghost from the old family haunting the new owners in revenge.
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Old 04-09-2020, 10:07 PM   #22
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If you're not familiar with "Southern Gothic" or "Southern Gothic Horror" American literature, you should be. Your campaign absolutely reeks of it. Think mint juleps, Spanish moss, crumbling antebellum plantation houses, overbearing pride, inbreeding, social isolation, violent madness, terrible family secrets, and horrible atrocities committed before, during, and after the American Civil War.

Some of Cherie Priest's early novels absolutely nail the aesthetic I think you're looking for, although they're mostly set around Chatanooga or Northern Florida rather than NOLa. Truman Capote's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" is absolute must-read/must-watch.
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Old 04-09-2020, 10:31 PM   #23
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Thanks, glad to help.

If you're not familiar with "Southern Gothic" or "Southern Gothic Horror" American literature, you should be. Your campaign absolutely reeks of it. Think mint juleps, Spanish moss, crumbling antebellum plantation houses, overbearing pride, inbreeding, social isolation, violent madness, terrible family secrets, and horrible atrocities committed before, during, and after the American Civil War.

Some of Cherie Priest's early novels absolutely nail the aesthetic I think you're looking for, although they're mostly set around Chatanooga or Northern Florida rather than NOLa. Truman Capote's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" is absolute must-read/must-watch.
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Note that I specifically used the term 'Southern Gothic' in the original post. ;-)
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