I've been scouring around for pertinent lore regarding Hudson City and the world of Faerie in order to create new characters from these locations. I have thoroughly read Thundrax's lore primer and have searched though Bulgarex's relevant threads here.
I fear that without the physical sourcebooks themselves, however, I won't really reach beyond the surface information that is commonly available, such as "Hudson City is a crime/vigilante infested city in New Jersey" and "Faerie is where mythology and fairy tales are real".
While I would like an exhaustive explanation of both areas, I understand that that isn't really possible without the books in question. (I am currently unemployed as well so a luxury purchase like the books is, unfortunately, out of question.)
I guess that what I am asking for is a comprehensive summary of both Hudson City and Faerie. How is day-to-day life in Hudson City? Is its frequent comparison to Gotham City accurate? What is the criminal underground like? Just how much do they frown upon "costumed supers"? Why do they frown upon them at all? As for Fairy, what mythologies and fairy tales are most elaborated on? What is Camelot like? Would certain "Disney stories" exist here, such as those based upon real folk lore or tales?
Thank you very for your time. I hope to some day be able to purchase, at least, Hudson City: The Urban Abyss just for its lore.