Some folks say there's a curse on Elaqua. Livestock dies. Crops rot or are eaten by weevils. There are fires, floods, and hailstorms. Malaria and Yellow Fever. Murders and suicides and drownings. People get thrown by horses, and gored by bulls and shot in hunting accidents. Children wander off into the woods and just plain disappear. A local joke is that General Sherman didn't even bother stopping when he passed through Elaqua. There was no more destruction to be done. Hell, he probably felt sorry for us.
I'll bet there are more ghosts in Elaqua per square mile than any other town in the whole country. And if it ain't a ghost, it's something else, and I don't even want to think about what that might be.
That Which Rises is a campaign frame for Mortal Coil. Set in the small town of Elaqua, Alabama during the Great Depression, That Which Rises is a campaign frame in the style of the Southern Gothic.
That Which Rises is a fully sketched out setting in the form of a detailed theme document, with all of the world set-up choices written out in detail. The frame is customizable by your game group. You choose a tone, and pick the magic level that is appropriate for your game.
Campaign frames are great ways to do a quick setup for Mortal Coil, and are ideal for playing a pick-up game or convention game. If your players really like the setting, the frame can be used for a longer term game as well. A campaign frame is also useful as a how-to on setting up a unique theme document of your own.