The Maw

From Dark City

Note: This plot is intended for the Mortal sphere. That doesn't mean that other people can't potentially get involved, especially if someone reaches out to them, but please try to leave the focus of the plot for Mortal characters.


A brutal attack in the Bronx left an elderly woman with sixteen stab wounds. However the more disturbing fact was the several large bites taken out of the woman's neck and face by her attacker. Police captured the attacker a few blocks away crumpled in an alleyway. The suspect claims to have no memory of the attack or what he did to the victim. What could have caused this horrific attack? Why did the man do this?

Plot Details So Far

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IC Rumors

  • A reddit user under HiljasGhost2001 has posted asking if anyone knows about the recent attack and she has info about it.
  • An Occult shop in Brooklyn, Justin Thyme, has a new macabre display dedicated to history repeating itself. There is detailed, verifiable historic information about a strange series of murders that took place in a specific Bronx neighborhood. Each time a person had clearly attacked someone, attempted to cannibalize them and then afterwards claimed no memory of the attack. These events happened every ten to fifteen years between 1870 - 1940.
  • John George was a deeply religious man who lived in New York city in the 1850s. However after loosing his children to an outbreak of Consumption, John George had a mental break. In a fight with his wife he killed her with a butcher knife from their kitchen, and then proceeded to ear her body. He would then go on to kill and eat six more people over the next three months, each murder more brutal than the last. He was eventually caught after a victim escaped him, and he was sentenced to death by hanging. He was put to death on June 23rd 1872 and was buried in an unmarked grave on Hart Island. The story of his grisly murders kept him going as a Ghost for nearly three decades. However over time the stories of this gruesome ghost began to fade away. Most in the medium community assumed that The Maw has he had come to be known had passed on.
  • Bane: The Rib Bone of a Human, coated in the cremation ashes from the same person can destroy The Maw.

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