(based on New World of Darkness/Chronicles of Darkness fanline Princess: The Hopeful, with a bit of mix and match between the versions, plus some stuff might be pulled from other parts of the world. the free pdfs can be found here:Princess: The Hopeful)
Trenton City was at first a simple trade post along the Black Rush river, one of the many tributaries into the might old Miss that divides the country. Thanks to the positioning, the once trade outpost that gradually expanded into a frontier town, one with a quarry to help fuel their economy though nothing quite matched the boost the industrial revolution gave them. As Pittsburg dealt in metal and Detroit in cars, Trenton found its own niche: construction material, vechiles and tools. They took pride that when America was building up, something from Trenton had a hand in it. Like many factory areas, NAFTA was the first blow, the real estate crisis became the second. The city entered a downward spiral that poured gas on already growing tensions between the poor, middle and upper class and corruption in the city government. This made Trenton a fertile breeding ground for The Taint, with Three Cults (BlackRush Country Club, Trenton City Restoration Foundation, The Worker's Reps) work to keep and drive the taint further from the shadows, keeping anyone from figuring anything out about them as the drew the darkness closer, until the unthinkable happened. A collection of local outsiders managed to breach their hold on city hall. Not by much, but enoughto destroy their plans. And then Princesses started showing up, spurred by a rumor that somewhere in the city laid an artifact, one that could strike and at least deal a major blow to the very heart of the darkness. Of course, a big reason the darkness bothered turning the three organizations into cults was to recover something it itself lost in the Fall to deal the finishing blow to the Light.