Fifty years after the Creature in the Crack broke the masquerade and revealed the presence of magic to everyone, the city of Atlanta sits at a crossroads. The supernatural peoples of the city had become relatively content with the squalor and denigration they had to endure in exchange for the relative safety of Atlanta’s supernatural Ghetto.
When Governor Sandoval began making overtures to the voters that she might be able to dismantle the Ghetto walls and move the people living in the Ghetto elsewhere, the party— Aidan, the Doc, Joel, and Jennifer— decided to do something about it. Rather than griping about it like Lazarus or trying to start an uprising like Alric, they had a better idea.
While at first they toyed with the idea of seducing one of the Governor’s aides in order to get close to the Governor, eventually Aidan decided that he should contact his people in the East of Eden charity. They said they would be able to arrange a dinner with the Governor if Aidan could help them come up with an additional $5,000.
Jennifer, who had apparently been investing her brother’s earnings from Thrax, was easily able to come up with that kind of money. If that had been the only issue, they would have been set, but then they remembered that doing that kind of favor for the supernatural community at large might be viewed as attempting to amass a great amount of debt from the people of the Ghetto.
In order to keep from offending any of the more powerful beings, the Doc suggested that the group found a political action committee. That way, the people of the Ghetto would all be able to contribute anonymously, and they all would have a voice in what the PAC would be able to do. They called their PAC the AASP: the Atlanta Association of Supernatural Peoples
After skipping over the tedium of the paperwork being filled out, the party went to the local newspaper to put an ad out looking for donations. There, they met Scootch, who more or less runs the local paper herself.
Almost as soon as the ad went to print, Joel was contacted by an associate of his employer, Thrax. She explained that Thrax would be very interested in contributing to the cause. On his behalf, she gladly handed over $50,000 and even offered Joel and his companions a promotion (and in the cases of most of the group, a job).
As of the end of the session, the group did not accept his job offer.