Awakened Boston - Shadows of the New World
Cormant House Museum
Cormant House is a large house that the Ebon Noose donated to Salem 25 years ago. The bequest (the house was willed to the town by one of the mages) specifies that the house be converted into a small museum presenting “The legitimate history of Salem and Danvers,” with the upstairs providing income as executive suites. The house stands on 125 Derby St.. a short walk from the gaudy middle of town.
The museum is unpopular because its “legitimate history” barely mentions the witch trials and concentrates on architecture. In short: It’s boring, and tour guides only recommended it for completionists. Cormant House’s executive board doesn’t really want to improve the place’s profile. As chairman, the Nemean rather likes a place that’s theoretically public, but practically unknown.
Cormant House has no enchantments except for what mages bring with them. The Nemean doesn’t care whether mages scry on each other and has threatened to kill anyone who enchants the building. In fact, he frowns on any spells in the house, but realizes that mages will back up their desires with magic too often to impose a blanket rule. The Wise are encouraged to comport themselves as if they were mere Sleepers, and mages who attend the Consilium are asked to donate a few dollars to cover renting the upstairs suites. Entering or leaving the grounds magically is considered a serious breach of etiquette.