The Black Rabbit Society was founded long before the Press side of the organization. You see, there had been a group of curious minds, a group of powerful, adventurous people from all around the world. There was Walter Bluehorn, a wealthy American businessman; Lord Richard Ravenwood, a beguiling English aristocrat; Claire Greywater, an author and archaeologist; Lady Bella D'Amore, a poetess and Italian aristocrat who dabbled in the occult; Albert Highwind, a pilot and photographer; and a few more, who may or may not be mentioned at a later time. It suffices to say this peculiar and unique group of individuals was made up of quite an eclectic array of people.
Well, one stormy evening, this group had gotten together in the southern valley of Switzerland, in the Villa Coniglio Nero. This storm had quickly turned into one that you only heard about in twisted tales or experienced in ghoulish nightmares. It had gotten so bad that they became trapped in the villa, unable to leave its confines. With nothing better to do, Claire Greywater had lit some candles and began sharing stories about her travels: uncovering strange artifacts that were supposedly cursed--curses that, as she had said, followed her. It was why she believed them all to be prisoners of the storm. The mood had been set: the candles flickered, shadows danced along the walls, lightning shrieked outside, the winds howled, the floorboards around them creaked. The others joined in, sharing their own stories. Some were fiction, some were not, but it did not matter; they were inspired, captivated, and completely lost in both time and thought.
They began to wonder how many other stories have gone unheard; how many other stories were out there in the world just waiting to be discovered. The notion that some tales may have already met their demise, never to grace the eyes or ears of the common people, filled them with anguish.
Thus, the Black Rabbit Society was formed, and this group of artists, explorers, writers, and what have you, pulled their resources together and embarked on a never-ending journey across the world, discovering, conserving, and curating stories for all to hear and see. Even now, all these years later, the Society persists in its efforts to curate and share the vast sum of humanity's knowledge, culture, and stories with the world.
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