Writing stuff for a campaign about a double-top-secret division of the CIA (read: so secret that not even the President is allowed to know) that was formed at the tail end of WWII upon the discovery of supernatural research conducted by the Nazis. The division utilizes human agents and nonhuman 'assets' (minor demons, werewolves, vampires, Frankensteinian monsters, etc.) to protect the country from supernatural/occult threats like demons, the Thule society, and cults. I need some help coming up with enemy factions for the setting.Pic semi-related
Consider me intrigued, OP. Bump
Look up stuff like Majestic 12, Operation Paperclip and MK Ultra, reskin as needed.
>>58175558>tfw you will never rape a nazi
>>58175558>Drug Dealer Vamps that lace their drugs with Vamp blood>Nazi Necromancer remnants
>>58176501OP here, that's how I'm portraying the Thule society- Nazi sorcerers who turned themselves into liches while hiding out in South America
>>58175558Majestic 12 is an obvious one. Other ideas include:The Frontiersmen. What started off as a club of celebrity inventors back in the early 20th century, when one of their number stumbled unto supernatural physics the nature of the club changed dramatically. They want nothing more than to categorize and understand the supernatural and bind it with reason and law. Their research is always groundbreaking, and often dangerous. They can be on again/off again allies and enemies. Sometimes their research needs to be stopped, sometimes in the presence of greater threats their archives and inventions might hold the only knowledge that can help. Their biggest setback is that they don't believe that magic actually exists, just a bunch of explained phenomenon and other dimensions. The Hermetic Order of the Promethean Flame: a cult of alchemists and magicians that dates back to ancient Greece. They are not so strong as they once were, as time and many, many enemies have eroded their membership and influence. But most of the magical practices and knowledge that exists today can be traced back to work recorded in Promethean Flame texts. They were the first ones to collect what amounted to folklore and woods witch secrets and start compiling it into a real system of magic. Their ultimate goal is to make magic available to everyone, but there are dangers that need to be dealt with before that can happen, lest widespread magic use result in catastrophy. Few know more about ancient magic, and ancient evils, than the Promethean Flame.
>>58175558>Native American cult with wendigos and shit.>Chinese immigrant mafia with their Fu Manchu leader.>Voodoo witch doctors.>Christian zealots deeming word sinful, calling forth Deluge 2.0
>>58176523Supernatural artifact hunters spreading dangerous shit. High Society jerks buying weird shit that is "exotic" but is actually a fucking tome unleashing demons.
>>58176629>It belongs in the museum!
>>58176605Don't fuck with New Orleans cartels. They don't have gangbangers, and that's because they don't NEED them. They can curse you to a slow, painful death or just sic a loa on your ass. Some say Baron Samedi himself is the one calling the shots.
Scp could provide some great inspiration.>Marshall, Carter, and Dark Ltd.Auction house and deal brokers for the ultra-rich dealing in anomalous and supernatural goods>Church of the Broken GodWorshipers of a scattered machine with the ability to psychically compel people to fix and grow it>Chaos InsurgencySpecific goals are unknown, but they use anomalous stuff to achieve them and don't mind civilian casualties>Unusual Incidents UnitFBI office tasked with investigating supernatural phenomena. Treated with much mockery and derision and viewed by the bureau as a dead-end career track, mockingly referred to by the bureau as the "X Files"And plenty more
>>58176523Hippies.It turns out that LSD, DMT, etc. aren't actually hallucinogens, but rather weaken the barrier between dimensions, turning the user's mind into a temporary gateway through which the formless madness from beyond can enter our world.
>>58175558http://www.delta-green.com/This might supply you with some inspiration. Just eliminate the Sanity ruleset and you're a- lot-of the way there
>>58176696Alternatively: hippie culture was a ploy to train chaos magicians en masse
A terrorist gets their hands on a djinni's lamp.
>>58175558Just hit up the Chronological Mignolaverse threads over on /co/ right now.
Coalition of West Coast realtors who have been using monsters and spirits to drive down acquisition prices and cover for illegal activities (such as toxic waste dumping and unlicensed oil drilling) since the '70's.>>58176944According to the lore, djinn can convert and possess free will. So you could try to recruit them to jihad.
>>58175558The cult of the New Motive Power.Historically, it was a strange device constructed with designs John Murray Spear claimed to have received from the ghost of Ben Franklin. Supposedly it was a sort of free-energy generator as well as a physically embodied machine god, which his followers believed would revolutionize the world. An angry mob in rural New York state destroyed it in the 1850s.But what if somebody rebuilt it?
>>58177110Wasn't there an episode of Lore about that?
Hostile intelligence agencies have found that it's much easier to extract Intel from an imprisoned soul than from a living captive
>>58175558Is the campaign taking place right after WWII, or is it more in the present day?Because the Ebola-chan phenomenon was amazing.
A massive corporation is a front for a pagan wealth cult. They use interns from out of town as human sacrifices to fuel the rituals that keep their profits up.
>>58177475>literal MolochGreed is good.
>>58177336Santa Muerte worshipers infiltrating the southwestern states along with the flow of illegal immigrants.
A cult dedicated to Hastur tries to hijack the broadcast of the State of the Union to display the Yellow Sign to the whole nation
Branch-Davidians, but they're Deep Ones
>>58175558Sounds like they're their own biggest threat if they get too powerful.
>>58178691Just like the real CIA.
>>58178691Plus, there are probably roaming monster hunters (Winchester's et all) who view the Initiative as untrustworthy or outright evil
Should we archive this?
How does pic related fit into the setting?Considering the high Masonic influence in the government, are they allies, or an insidious enemy that's infiltrated the agency?
Probably enemies, though the Masons would be a front for something far more insidious
>>58175558Have you ever seen the short film "Firebase," OP? Because it might give you some interesting inspiration.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm0V24IEHao
>>58175558>Thule SocietyMan, they're like the perfect villains, aren't they?
>>58180625The Vril Society was better. Thule had no waifu material.
CIA is an Anglophile, Yalie Skull and Crossbones organization. Therefore the great spirit of North America that the Bonesmen model their dominance over by drinking from Tecumseh's skull might be the secret power-source and master of the organization. The FBI is a random organization with puritanical social mores created by a dude with issues, so they might actually be purist monsterhunters to whatever extent they are aware of the supernatural (perhaps based on Hoover's cooperation with the mafia to take down fifth columnists on the home front during the War).