For most of us, the impact may be negligible, but in the world of Fantastic America and Midwestern Magicians, many of those ancient legends have come to life. How those legends came to be has become less important since the winter solstice reintroduced magic to the world. Far more important now, are what those legends can tell the modern world about protecting themselves from the weird creatures our ancestors encountered long ago. Giant sea serpents and fiery Hell hounds show up on the evening news. Dealing with these emerging threats is not only part of the news story. Congress debates what to do while similar discussions break out in coffee shops around the country. As the weird grows more potent, modern weapons seem less effective. Sooner or later, bullets and missiles in arsenals around the world may not be enough.