Mary Culver was the "last of the great London witch-mistresses," a member of the original Hellfire Club. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street) Sabbath described Culver as "the best-known prostitute and the best-known witch of Medmenham Abbey". (AUDIO: Sabbath Dei)

Biography Edit

Meeting with Mrs Foyle Edit

Mary Culver was once contacted by Mrs Foyle of the House of the Rising Sun. They didn't get on; Culver referred to Foyle in her journals as a "mumbling vulgarian," while Foyle called Culver "Lady High Muckamuck." (PROSE: The Book of the War)

Ritual Edit

In 1762, Culver performed "one of the most remarkable rituals in history." (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street) In a cave used by the Hellfire Club, she slit her throat with a piece of glass, "opening herself up to the outside universe". A part of Compassion's consciousness entered Culver's corpse.

As Culver, Compassion resided in a curtained area in the whispering gallery of St Paul's Cathedral. She was visited by Cousin Justine, Cousin Eliza, Lord Sandwich, and the Sieur d'Éon. (AUDIO: Sabbath Dei)

Sabbath was inspired by Culver to conduct a similar ritual, which resulted in him being semi-possessed by an agent of the Great Houses. Culver-cum-Compassion confronted Sabbath, but was unsuccessful in stopping him from capturing Justine so that she could be sent to the Great Houses' prison-planet. (AUDIO: In the Year of the Cat) Compassion kept Culver's body from death until at least 1763. (AUDIO: A Labyrinth of Histories)

Legacy Edit

Scarlette was born the year of Culver's death. She obtained the piece of glass which Culver used in her ritual and kept it as a totem, and eventually passed on to Juliette Vierge. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street)

Culver was among the famous female mystics evoked by Tiffany Corta. (PROSE: This Town Will Never Let Us Go)

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