Diane Basset

Owner of Flood Street Carousel


Motivation: I want to educate Sydney’s supernatural community.


Diane Basset is the owner and operator of Flood Street Carousel, a coffee house and book shop near Johns Hopkins. Raised in the supernatural community by her mother, Basset is a practicing Wiccan and possesses some degree of magical talent. Her clientele at Flood Street have dubbed her a “caffeinomancer,” and some customers are more than a bit serious. They say she adds the right spice and a minor effort of will to give the strong coffee she brews a bit of something extra.

Basset opened Flood Street in 1988 and has been welcoming of anyone from the supernatural community in Sydney. She petitioned Queen Mab to grant the coffeehouse Accorded Neutral Ground status, and Mab assented to the
request; in thanks, Basset gives female customers a free espresso every Midwinter’s Eve, assuming that one of them might be Queen Mab.

Diane Basset

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