Spirit Courts

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Spirit Courts

This is not an exhaustive list of the Spirit Courts in New York, but these are the most significant and most likely to come into Storyteller-driven play with frequency.

City Spirit

Never Sleeps.

The Court of the Great Dream

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" They say if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. The court of the Great Dream is made up of spirits of Freedom and other conceptuals representing the very best and worst of the great American experiment. The Court elects itself a president which serves until it is dethroned by enough votes by the other spirits.

Notable spirits include, but are not limited to:

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The Court of Gales

“Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, Toothless bites, Mouthless mutters.” The wind blows through the city streets, through the underground, between the trees, bringing with it change and occasional destruction. The Court of Gales is made up of spirits common to the air, from elementals to nature spirits of birds and bats as well as a few conceptuals such as "change" and "destruction"... The court of gales is always pushing for NY to reinvent itself, to shed the past and become new.

Notable spirits include, but are not limited to:

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The Disregarded Court

"In presence of the Moon, nobody sees stars." NYC is home to much that goes unnoticed...This court is made up of all that most are happy to ignore. Nature spirits that creep silently through the city... from Coyotes, to Rats and cockroaches to older spirits... spirits of buildings and places long gone.... old prohibition spirits and places long paved over. There is a shine once you wipe away years of soot and grime.

Notable spirits include, but are not limited to:

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The Court of Flood and Tide

“It’s a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.” The waters hide many secrets... secrets that many have tried to hide. This court epitomizes that the surface you see, hides much you don't. Surrounded by water, it makes sense that this court is so present. Made up of spirits common to the waters such as Elementals as well as conceptuals of secrets and mysteries and nature animals such as salamanders, and spirits of the sea... it also contains numerous spirits of pollution and sewage which causes some tension within the court as the more "pure" wing resents the presence of the more "impure" modern wing.

Notable spirits include, but are not limited to:

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The Court of Giants

"I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful." Growth is never ending in the city... This court epitomizes just that. From money and the stock market to tree spirits and skyscrapers... The court of Giants is never afraid to take big risks and reach to the stars. New York wouldn't be New York without this court with very ancient roots that has grown into the towering powerhouse that it is today.

Notable spirits include, but are not limited to:

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