Mary Culver was the "last of the great London witch-mistresses". She was a member of the original Hellfire Club. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street) Following a ritual, she became possessed by Compassion, who used her body to fight Lolita in the 18th century. (AUDIO: Sabbath Dei)
Culver's ritual[edit | edit source]
In 1762, Culver performed "one of the most remarkable rituals in history". (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street) In a cave used by the Hellfire Club, she slit her throat with a piece of broken glass, "opening herself up to the outside universe", as part of the Supplication of the Anakim. A part of Compassion's consciousness then entered Culver's corpse.
Inspired by Culver, Sabbath conducted a similar ritual which resulted in him being possessed by an agent of the Great Houses. Compassion-as-Culver confronted Sabbath but was unsuccessful in stopping him from capturing Justine so that she could be sent to the Great Houses' prison-planet. (AUDIO: In the Year of the Cat) Compassion kept Culver's body from death until at least 1763. (AUDIO: A Labyrinth of Histories)
Legacy[edit | edit source]
Mary Culver was once contacted by Mrs Foyle of the House of the Rising Sun. They didn't get on; Culver referred to Foyle in her journals as a "mumbling vulgarian," while Foyle called Culver "Lady High Muckamuck." (PROSE: The Book of the War)