The Current City Lord is the well-known do-gooder and novelist, Philip Queen. There is a shadowy legend that to make Queen angry will curse you to a horrible fate. There is more truth to this legend then most know. Queen employs a handful of talented individuals who search out and steal bits of peoples lives which he then uses to write his novels.
Some others, often criminals or homeless, are stolen away entirely – their fates after reaching his lair are unknown. There is a small werecoyote pack who live abut the city Park and work as the City Lord’s enforcers. Queen struck up a deal with the White Court of Boston years ago, and exchange for being left to his own devices provide a regular tithe.
With the few others who are “in the know” subjects either willingly or forced – the Queen family is comfortably prepared to create a dynasty of power that has not been known in Bangor in nearly a hundred years.