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With the Cut-Up Man looming over Harmony and a strike and sabotage brewing, will the North End of Boston see change or will it just be destroyed by a different kind of violence? This is the conclusion to The Great Molasses Flood.
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Goal: Stop the Cut-Up Men’s plans.
Consequence: Be remembered badly by history.
Lorenzo Caligari: A firefighter and veteran; second-generation Italian immigrant. He has Boundless Endurance and the Secret, “Why doesn’t Lorenzo talk about his older brother Salvatore?” The answer was that his brother is an anarchist.
Sam Michaels: A sailor and veteran on leave. He has Uncanny Insights and the Secret, “Why does Sam stay at sea despite the difficulties and limitations?”
Harmony Wright: An activist for the Socialist Party of Boston. She has Inner Peace and the Secret, “Why did Harmony come to Boston?”
Ashley: A temporal activist from 2019 who plucked the trio from disaster in order to send them back and stop the Cut-Up Men from changing history.
James: The barkeep and owner of the Block and Tackle bar.
Robert: Guard at the Purity Distilling tank on the North End.
Angelico Alfonso: An old Italian anarchist.
John Berry: A stonecutter who was hanging out with the firefighters.
Paddy Driscoll: A firefighter who became trapped among the wreckage of the firehouse.
Arthur Jell: The administrator for Purity Distilling in Boston.
George Lahey: A firefighter who was speaking with a strange man in a suit before the disaster.
Ronald Reagan, The Cut-Up Man: A strange individual with yellow, papery skin and a gray suit made of newsprint. A member of a group of retrospectacle beings who turned the disaster into a readymade art piece.
Jack Tully: A notorious socialist lawyer.
John Urquhart: Boilermaker for Walter W. Fields & Sons, who recaulked the tank.
William White: Supervisor on-site for the Commercial Street tank.
The theme song for this campaign is “Great Molasses Disaster” by Robin Aigner and Parlor Game, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license.
The main historical source for this campaign is Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo. Additional credit to James Gleick’s Time Travel: A History.