Awakened Boston - Shadows of the New World
Salem (short for “Jerusalem”) is 20 miles northeast of Boston, up along the coast. Many of the events of the American witch hunts that took place in the summer of 1692 actually took place in Salem Village, the site of modern Danvers. Salem revels in its reputation as “Witch City USA,” and capitalizes on that reputation every Halloween, as visitors converge from up and down the eastern seaboard to get a taste of the town’s “spooky” ambiance.
Salem’s reputation as a witch city is so well known that it spills over into the consciousness of the Sleepers. The unAwakened think nothing of Salem’s several witchcraft shops and occasionally go in for a book or a few exotic herbs themselves. This pre-eminence of witches is aided by the presence of the Ebon Noose. There is an unquestionable concentration of would-be mages in the area.