Are they going to be involved in the Beer Hall Putsch?
That is still some time in the future.
(Which does not
mean that I have not yet decided, and have not yet statted it up. No sir, not at all.)
(Well, okay, maybe a little.)
I wonder how long it will take for them to figure out that this is not being caused by the gods - that the gods are merely opportunistic parasites?....
Oh, and the part that I borrowed from Angel Heart - Ilsa (not Elsa - Ilsa, I have no idea how I managed to get that wrong, up above) does not realize that she is choosing sacrifices.
The first two that died were men that betrayed her in some fashion. But Odin wants blood, to share with Hel.
After the PCs finish this portion the next part deals with the night life of Berlin Between the Wars, Cabaret
meets The Mephisto Waltz
The Cabaret is rotten at the core, brittle delights masking a sour and sullen anger. (For what it is worth, Britain had much the same thing with the Bright Young Things - cocaine and Champs, anyone?)
But, in the end, that anger is inwardly turned, and will be overwhelmed by the outwardly turned anger as Germany rises again in arms, and first uses those weapons to strike at their own heart. (Cabaret is, at its heart, one damned grim musical.)
But the real darkness takes place closer to the Cabaret than you might think, in the great symphony.... Why should the old gods be the only parasites?
In time all four horsemen will ride, some are old gods wearing new guises, others... are what it says on the label. War will have several faces, including a bitter French veteran of the Franco-Prussian War, while Starvation is making a playground of Spain....
The Auld Grump, people forget that before there was Hitler, before there was Mussolini, there was Franco. After Hitler and Mussolini had long gone to dust, still, there was Franco....
The PCs will be looking for hidden horrors, but the real horrors and monsters will be the ones in full view.