The year is 1635. The event known as the Ring of Fire is four years behind us, and yet, there are still strange occurrences taking place. Enter the Gesellschaft der Ungethüme, The Monster Society, a Live Action Role-Playing group (LARPers) who have sworn an oath to protect Grantville and its shadowy surrounds from ghouls and goblins, vampires and villians, and scary monsters that lurk in your attic, your mind, or beneath your bed. These intrepid down-timers team up with up-timer Natalie Clinter to keep the citizenry safe from the evils of the real world. Fear not, desperate citizens . . . The Monster Society is on the case.