n00b sock 1337 wrote:
What happened to Innsmouth though?? It is completely destroyed (ie left dynamited down, or did the deep ones recliam the port?
Well, the FBI raid seemed to have devastated the town economically, and it's likely that the remaining "pure" humans fled the town after their hybrid masters were driven away or arrested. So it's likely that the town was abandoned for some time, though I wouldn't be surprised if some real estate developers rediscovered it during the housing boom around the turn of the century and turned it into a seaside resort or so. How many connections to the Deep Ones still exist at this point in time is anyone's guess - in other words, it's up to the game master. Some artifacts that have been forgotten in the region might help facilitate such contacts.
Judging from the map, it doesn't seem like Innsmouth is within EOD territories - after all, it's fairly close to Boston and other East Cost population centers, so the NEG takes care to protect the region. However, the region is likely to be fairly underpopulated ever since Arkham got destroyed in the 1st Arcanotech war. My guess is that a lot of smuggling involving the EOD goes on in the region - though since the NEG probably does
have files about the "Innsmouth Incident" from way back, they might keep an extra eye on the place in search for clues about the EOD.
and what of the Marsh Family? Are they now a ruling caste amongst the EoD?
I doubt that they are the ruling
caste - they are still only hybrids. Nevertheless, they are likely to be fairly influential within the cult (after all, it kept the name they gave to it). But any surviving family members within NEG territories are likely to live under assumed names for reasons mentioned above - any person named "Marsh" involved in any maritime activities will likely arouse suspicion among intelligence agencies.