Darkness at Bay
Baker Family History (Clue)
Depending on the year you look, the Baker Family history reads like two completely different groups of people. Prior to the Thirties when the big drama hits, they’re the inheritors to a small dynasty of American entrepreneurs, building and growing what the previous generations had left them. Jonas Baker, scion of the family, was born in the mid-late 1800s, and proved to be one of the big movers and shakers in the late stages of the Reconstruction. His wife, first cousin Mary, not only proved a potent player in the field of social politics, but later as an adviser and partner in the Baker investments in Royal Bay. While they have since been removed, the Baker name stood proudly on many pieces of Royal Bay infrastructure, including churches, street names, statues, and buildings.
Of course, when word came out in the 1930s that the Bakers had been part of a Satanist cabal practicing ritual torture and sacrifice of the very children they ‘fostered’, all trace of their names was scrubbed off Royal Bay. Even the building which was their home (and ritual space) was remodeled and renamed. Though they did not deny their involvement in court, neither would name any names of their co-conspirators. Eventually, after settling with their lawyers the provisions of their new estate, the pair stopped speaking entirely, behaving essentially as docile sacrifices to the court’s quest for justice. They were executed in 1939.
Much word was made in the years following concerning their estate and the structure of their will. While the legal partnership of Killian and Lochlaw has been tight-lipped about the exact contents of the will to nosy reporters, rumor has it that all it takes to claim the inheritance is the answer to a question that has, to public knowledge, never been asked. Genealogists back in the Forties confirmed that no blood descendants of the Bakers ever existed, as far as official records go.