New York, 1892
Ellis Island has opened, becoming the gate of the bridge to the New World. The American Civil War has come to an end, and the nation has found new sense of identity as the century looms on the horizon.
If the nickel books are to be believed, Notre Dame is plagued by a hunchback, London is home to a variety of extraordinary gentlemen like Professor Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Jekyll, while Wild Bill and Wyatt Earp carve their names into the untamed West. It’s a time of legends and horrors.
The truth is those horrors are real, and a glimpse into the frightening reality has been shared with the public by unwitting on-lookers. This is the world of the Rippers and those Bloody Americans.