Russell Carson's Renegades

The White Council is not universally respected
among wizarding and spellcasting circles. Most
wizards who defy it outright wind up dead or
repentant; Russell Carson is a talented thaumaturgist
who thinks he can beat the odds
Carson is, not to put too fine a point on it,
an unrepentant and amoral megalomaniac.
He wants power, but—ironically—on a small
scale. He recruits followers from Baltimore’s
supernatural community, especially (though
not exclusively) attractive young women, and
teaches them spellcasting. He has quite a little
following of hedge wizards, kitchen witches, and
dangerously undertrained real talents around
Baltimore. A classic cult leader, the attraction
for him is the devotion these followers pay to
him, more than any practical trouble they can
make. But woe be to him, and to them all, when
someone (maybe Carson himself ) gets a taste
for something bigger.
He’s more or less stayed under the White
Council’s radar so far, but he’s violated a couple
of the Laws of Magic more than a few times; it’s
only a matter of time before a Warden needs to
deal with him. The only question is whether this
is before or after he gets any of his fellow renegades
or innocent bystanders killed.

Russell Carson's Renegades

Bad Times in Ba'more Kriger