Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1637

Following the initial trial and conviction of Anne Hutchinson, outrage in the Massachusetts Bay colony has forced the Committee, also known as the General Court, to re-examine her case. Growing divide in the colony has permeated the body that once found her guilty, while support for Hutchinson has caused her followers to threaten complete abandonment of the settlement over her persecution. But Hutchinson is far from being the only worry of Massachusetts; the trade charter of the colony is in jeopardy following a series of vicious rumors over its religious nature, and motivations of immigrants threaten to uproot the unity of the Puritan community. Every newcomer is a possible leak to Britain, or an Anglican disguised as a Calvinist, and neighboring Native American tribes threaten the trade routes essential to the colony’s economy. The church and very success of Boston hangs in the balance - and delegates must act to save this City Upon a Hill before all is lost.