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Post  Malakiel on Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:33 pm

The Harpies left Rebecca with the Count in the social room of the Elysium, she was now waiting for the protocol to allow her entrance. The room of the gathering shall be prepared for the Prince's arrival. Victoria and Martha went outside to coordinate an army of ghouls to set everything ready.

The Count offered Rebecca to go upstairs, where she could see the action from one of the balconies. The flat face of the huge chamber disguised the balconies as part of the facade but once in the Count opened the opaque window's panels to the outside the huge gold and crystal celing chandelier filled the room where Rebecca was with a flux of light.


Below the fledgeling the lower chamber was getting ready with a red carpet and Ventrue banners hanging on everywall. Each chair was dressed with a coat of arms of a particular guest, otherwise it would simply have the ventrue symbol. The count explained that Ventrue Clan had several societies or factions, each one symbol corresponded with each kindred's preference and atunnement, to one of these: The Imperium, Fellowship of the Lords, The Brokerage and the Knights of Blood.

Knights of the Blood Oath:


The Count explained that Michael Bright and Valentine were both from the Knights while Hart and Randolph were members of the Imperium. Each faction had it's own agenda and in this particular case those agendas collided.

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Post  Star on Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:37 pm

Star followed the Count, thanking him for his escort.
She still hated the attire of the ceremonial garb, and couldnt help but find it embarrassing and extremely antiquated. If it was not for its necessity, and her new understanding of its nature due to the linking,  she probably would have put up more of a fus about it. Still being "decorated" as a "prop piece" did not make her feel any more comfortable than when She had been in the sewers covered in sh!t.

She was silent as they walked to the balcony and tryed to focus on other things to get her mind off of how uncomfortable she felt.

Star took noticed the Ventrue clan symbols, now thanks to the knowledge of the Linking understood the symbols true meaning.

She listened and took in the Count's explanation of the 4 different subsections of houses within the Clan and the variation between them and those who belonged to them.

Star was filled with many questions, but found that before she could bring the words to her lips the answers were already there in her knowledge.
It was a strange feeling to digest.

Star watched in silence as the preparations were made down below. Star was never one for ceremony, finding such displays tedious and pointless fanfair.  Though regardless of her personal feeling on the matter it was all part of some long standing Blue Blood tradition.

Star watched on, wondering when the netting would start, and what would happen after her appearance.
Star puzzled, wondering if the Primogen would try to protest in retaliation. Star wondered what other surprises were going to be in store for her this evening And of course after.

Star turned to the Count and eyed him slightly. She wanted to ask him his opinion on The Primogen and his agenda according the Imperium, though she thought it would not be appropriate. Instead she asked...
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" My Lord Count Hayworth, may I inquire what is the agenda for the Knights of Blood In contrasts to the rest of the divided subsections of the Clan and do they ever correlate with each other?"

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Malakiel on Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:15 pm

As the preparations continued, the Count looked down following the two harpies preparing everything for the remarkable kindred's arrival. Still the night was young and many things were still to make ready.

" My Lord Count Hayworth, may I inquire what is the agenda for the Knights of Blood In contrasts to the rest of the divided subsections of the Clan and do they ever correlate with each other?"
Hayworth says.
"There are three factions that matter more than the other: the relationship between the Imperium and the Fellowship of the Lords has broken families of revenants in New York City. The Ellison Family, father and son are confronted because of this difference in their view, the first looks to keep the status quo as it is, while the other only wishes for the traditions to continue but allowing younger kindreds to access influential positions in the clan with the voluntary retirement of the Elders after a time has elapse.

This conflict is what drives the city struggles between many of our youngest members. The Knights of the Blood oath used to be impartial in this conflict, leaning slightly in the favor of the Imperium, given that this Princedom is been recently controlled by the Camarilla and all positions are rather new.

Nevertheless, the Order of the Knights is more concern about the clear and present danger of losing everything into the darkness and we desire to stablish a well founded defense against our enemies but the kindreds of the Imperium care more about grapsping the power than investing their resources in the defense of the City, arguing that given no real peril the resources should be use the grant that the power structures fall in favor of the Clan.

Only the Fellowship of the Kings agreed to defend and protect the territory, preparing for a war that wasn't present at the moment. Per haps because they saw an advantage in our dueling system to promote their ranks by challenging Elders when they felt was for the best interest of the Clan. However, not even the combined members of these two factions are a match for the number of Praetors of the Imperium that voted in favor of one of their own as Primogen of our Clan."

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Star on Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:40 pm

Star was quiet and somber as she listens to the Count explain the contrasses with in the subsection of the Clan. Star wonders how the Clan manages to do anything as a whole while facing such a great  divide with in itself. The delicate dance of the political spiders web was not something she was skilled in and she figured it would be best to leave it for a greater kindred then herself to try to grasp all of its nuances.

Star turned back to watch the preparations with some curiosity.
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" The battle within is the fiercest battle that one shall ever face. We are made or destroyed from within. The most challenging of all is the resistance that comes from within our own Clan it would seem, my Lord Count Hayworth.
Yet the Kings persevere, so things are simply above my current comprehension.  

Star said in a eloquent manner in almost a state of disbelief that the Clan has not eaten itself whole from the inside out.

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" Lord Count, may I inquire that it  favorable to believed that his Grace can bring about solidarity?...or is this just simply the way the Clan has opporated for nights long end with conflicting agendas?"

Star paused...
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" also... If I may satisfy a curiosity. What subsection does Lady Victora and Lady Martha belong ?"

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Malakiel on Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:20 am

The Count nods agreeing to the phylosophical view of Rebecca in acknowledge of the danger that represented such division. He then said.
"There's no Clan more cohesive than Ventrue 'we stand for each other' from all the Clans none has a Hospitality tradition such as we enforce it, to an unlimited level when it comes down to protect one of our own. No mater the faction or the Past, once the Hospitality is accepted, and there are very few reasons to negate such Hospitality to a clanmate, it is final.

These conflicts are meaningless compared to the History of our Clan."


[quote]" also... If I may satisfy a curiosity. What subsection does Lady Victora and Lady Martha belong ?"
He smiles and says.
"Those are a fine example of friendship across factions. Lady von Baden is a Knight while Lady Ekindatter is a Butterfly, one of the Fellowship of the Kings."

As the idea of two kindreds of different factions made its way into Star's skull she looked at Martha and Victoria, working together to make the preparations perfect for their prince.

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Post  Star on Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:12 pm

There's no Clan more cohesive than Ventrue 'we stand for each other' //, to an unlimited level when it comes down to protect one of our own.
Star smiles at this
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"Indeed my Lord Count, I have been witness to this first-hand by Mr. Lawless, who has left quite a favorable impression on me. For when we first met he stepped to defend me against the warlock's threats of persecution.

She said continuing to speak very highly of Philip to his Sire. There was a certain level of subconscious admiration and affection when she spoke about Philip that was easy enough for David to pick up on, though Star may not have been aware of. Star was indeed smitten by him, and at her current level of empathy it was hard to hide.

Star continued...
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" Mr Lawless knew nothing about me other than I was a supposed member of his clan. Until then I had never experienced anyone  besides my own father, willing to stand and come to my aid that I did not share a blood tie with. He did so simply on the grounds of Clan, this is something I have never experienced.


Count Hayworth, I had never known a clan. And everything that I thought I was ... was a lie. Even what I was told about the Blue Blooded Kings. Though I'm sure there is some truth among the lies I was told,  but I'm glad that I was able to see a different side to the Ventrue then what I was expecting. I feel very honored to have met you, Lady Victora , Mr. lawaless, our Lord Valentine And the rest of his Knights, you all have definitely showed me the good that dwells in the Kings. "

Star said with a smile


Star was quite shocked to have found out that Lady Victoria was indeed not some socialite, but a Knight who could easily have wiped the floor with her in that duel they were supposed to have. Star had to stop herself from having her jaw hang open at this revelation.

Star paused and watched the two down below interact with each other. Start took solace in knowing that the Ventrue looked out for each other, even among their differences they find ways to coincide and develop relationships even outside their own subsection. She admired this with the Harpies.

Star turned and asked...
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" How does one usually go about finding what subsection they fit into among the clan? "
Star wasn't completely asking for herself, she was pretty sure that she fell in with the Knights. She did wonder how others were chosen and sorted among the clan.

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Malakiel on Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:37 pm

The Count looked forward pleased to hear the proper manners that exhuded Miss Garrison, she had made quite a good impression on him and he had no problem to let it show for her knew insight about other's thoughts. Also, he was calmed about the tests to come, the troubles in his mind dissolved as her words reassured him that this plan will work without a doubt.

How does one usually go about finding what subsection they fit into among the clan?
He shrugs, leaving out a poise between frustration and acceptance. His eyes were those of an old man judging the modern generations and their lost of values. He says.
"Now days its only a matter of preference my dear... convinience even."

The elevator in one corner of the room went up and down, bringing a female vamptress wearing an strapless red corset, fashioned like an armor, leather red pants and two long bracelets, that looked like golden vines growing from her wrists to her elbows, combined with a purple wine boots with high heels. Around her hips a leather belt holded a dagger of beautiful desing. With her was a blonde man, dressed in the same way.

The Count in his balcony murmured.
"That's Praetor of Society Ilyana Ravidovich, she is also a Knight of the Blood Oath but a fierce enemy of Lord Valentine. She's a very cappable warrior and her thirst for blood only compares for her thirst for power."

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Star on Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:15 am

Star was also confident in her ability to pass any challenge that may present itself tonight.
She watched all the preparations being made as Lady Ilyana Ravidovich arrived.
Star watched Lady Victoria and Lady Martha's interactions when the Knight arrived.

That's Praetor of Society Ilyana Ravidovich, she is also a Knight of the Blood Oath but a fierce enemy of Lord Valentine.
Star found this puzzling, she leaned in to the Count and whispred..
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" Praetor of Society and A enemy of Lord Valentine... Humm..
So dare I to inquire why Lady Ravidovich finds herself to be a enemy of Lord Valentine. I can't quite imagine any Knight finding him disagreeable. Does this rivalry go back years... Or dare I say centuries?


Star had always found Lord Valentine heroic, dedicated, disciplined, not to mentione handsome and quite charming. Lord Valentine certainly had made her heart a flutter, she wonders if Lady Ravidovich may have been a scorned lover of Valentine at some point.

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Post  Malakiel on Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:01 am

I can't quite imagine any Knight finding him disagreeable. Does this rivalry go back years... Or dare I say centuries?
The Count nods, implying a scorching rivalry from long time ago. Whispers.
"There was a time before both rised to Chess Masters that were comrades but Valentine came to America to become and then almost a century later she came to overthrown him."

Both Victoria and Martha did they caccophony trick to receive Lady Ravidovich offering with her gestures a sit by the table but letting her walk around as she pleased. The finess and elegance of the harpies movements were mesmerising showing a flatterous display of politness. Then the russian Chess Master looked up to see Count Hayworth and Rebecca, both felt compelled to bow in salutation and she nodded in response.

Then Ilyana went to sit by the outter wall next to her companion, Baron Dimitri Vasiliev, her Aedil and squire.

She had a long blonde straight hair, beautiful white pale porcelain like visage and red lips with a matching purple wine eye shadow. Around her neck a matching necklace fashioned like a vine cage growing around her throat, made of gold with several rubies.

A few minutes later arrived a new kindred, she was alone. A woman over 6' high and very thin, she face seemed hardened over the centuries by an expression of cold hearted merciless demeanor. Her eagle like nose and sharp but small blue eyes projected a halo of cruelity around her. She had a slim white and blue dress with low heels, her diamond necklace watched with long tear like diamond earrings and one bracelet in her left hand.

When she was received by the Harpies in the protocolary way the Count whispered to Rebecca.
"That is Lady Hellene Panhard, Praetor of Serpents affairs. Unlike Lady Ravidovich that focused on learning and linking with the secret societies of the mortals, Lady Hellene dwells in deeper darkness, dealing with the Followers of Seth to keep our blood flux flowing into the city. The Chess Club its one of her usual customers, she provided most of the ghouls we have in our kitchen."

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Star on Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:39 am

There was a time// that (both) were comrades but //she came to overthrown him."
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" Really?... I can only presume that there is a much darker and lengthy story behind the Lady's desire to overthrow the ChessMaster then time would a lot us to engage in that decision"
Star said eloquently showing intrest in this topic, though not wanting to push her curiousity any more this evening.

Star takes note of Lady Hellene's cold and merciless demeanor. Clearly this woman would have to be hardened if she was to put up with the likes of the Serpents of Seth. Star had been warned by her father about that Clan, but knew little of the true horrors they were capable of comiting

Lady Hellene dwells in deeper darkness, dealing with the Followers of Seth to keep our blood flux flowing into the city. The Chess Club its one of her usual customers, she provided most of the ghouls we have in our kitchen."
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" Humm... Interesting, , then indeed she may be one of the most important kindred in the room.

I have been meaning to inquirie about that. Is it common practice for Kings to keep a well stocked pantry rather than engaging in the act of hunting like the rest of our cousins ?
I find it unusual, yet efficient.

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Post  Malakiel on Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:17 am

I have been meaning to inquirie about that. Is it common practice for Kings to keep a well stocked pantry rather than engaging in the act of hunting like the rest of our cousins ?
I find it unusual, yet efficient.
The Count nods in acceptance more than personal preference. He whispers
"New York City is home of a diverse multitude of humans to feed from, each Borough can be used to feed almost any kind of vitae required by the Ventrues. However, specially in Manhattan the amount of security, video cameras and other systems have increased dramatically, making difficult to pass under the surveillance systems. Also the Prince was warned by his allies that cellphones, will be shortly equipped with very advance cameras and that the internet will have an unprecedent flux of communication, making almost impossible to hide.

Therefore, the Prince is preparing our clan to the years to come, addapting our ranks to feed in a modern way to avoid future breaches of the Masquerade.

However, we still have Racks for hunting, where any of our clan can go and enjoy the experience."


Lady Panhard took a sit without further ado in her position at the elliptical table. Even for Star this woman was an enigma, she had no clue of her ideas or motivations, just about the cruelty she exhuded.

The next to arrived was a woman with curly brown hair, she was wearing a bell like yellowish dress with alot of embroidments and ornaments. Unlike the diamonds used by her predecesors, she was wearing pearls in both earings and necklace, very delicate and elegant. Her face was like a doll, her thin eyebrows and long eyelashes framed her generous pink lips and green jaded eyes.

The Count said in whispers.
"That's Lady Marilyn Praetor of the Capitol, she controls all the State politics and legislation, ordinances and other executives acts from the governor of the State, as Prince Bright controls the New York City Major and the inner city politics."

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Post  Star on Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:28 pm

Star listen to the Count in tentatively. She started to wonder about the fate of her Clan and their place in the world if things were to ever grow dire and settable food became hard to harvest. After all each Ventrue seemed to have their own unique preference, even some that required to drink from human skulls.... Or at least that was her impression from reading that magazine in the kitchen's waiting room.

Star started to consider herself lucky that her preference only seem to be white male caucasians that were addicted to nicotine. Though she started to wonder what what happened to her or any other King if for some reason there food type became scarce.
Perhaps indeed what the Prince had been trying to establish would save many Kings from starvation in the new age to come.
Star respected this.

Therefore, the Prince is preparing our clan to the years to come, addapting our ranks to feed in a modern way to avoid future breaches of the Masquerade.
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" Indeed his Majesty has great foresight."

That's Lady Marilyn Praetor of the Capitol, she controls all the State politics and legislation, ordinances and other executives acts
Star was quiet and observed the woman's entrance, indeed this meeting was going to be filled with his very important people and star was slightly intimidated by this.

To Star this was her big night to shine, to prove that she was worthy of not just being a Antribu but a real member of Clan of Kings. And though she was confident in her abilities, especially after the "linking", she was still afraid of the lengths the "Snobs" would go through to humiliate her to get at Lord Valentine.

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Post  Malakiel on Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:15 pm

The Count saluted Marilyn meaning respect and sincerity with a bow. She smiled with a sad expression in her eyes despite the polite smile in her face. Hayworth whispered.
"Her Aedil, Sir Henry is still missing."

Like Hellene, Marilyn just went to sit at the table and started to chat. Surely completing the customary protocols and wandering about the Prince's agenda for this meeting.

The next to arrive was acquaintance to Star, Praetor of Real Estates, Elliah Ellison, wearing a black tie and black silk smoking with two long tails. Over his shirtfront he had a huge blue saphire shaped like a crown, frame with white gold and chained over his neck. His was indeed prolix to all extents.

The Count whispered.
"Praetor Eliah Ellison, another member of the Fellowship."

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Post  Star on Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:01 pm

Star of course was polite and also gave a respectful bow or nod when it was appropriate to do so. She watched on, taking a mental inventory of each member as they entered. She knew surely she would forget some titles, for all the "Praetor" things was still kinda knew to her. Star knew the meaning of the word at least according to World History class in highschool and knew it came from a Roman decent, though she struggled to understand its exact meaning in these modern times. Especially with a title such as "Praetor of Elephants", that was left up to her own imagination to grasp.


Her Aedil, Sir Henry is still missing."
Star's head cocked a little to the side, feeling these new sence of Empathy about her now due to the linking left her not only curious, but empathic twards the sorrow felt by Lady Marilyn.
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" That poor woman... No doubt they must have been close. My Lord Count Hayworth, what may I inquire happened to Sir Henry? How long has the poor fellow been missing? Are there any leads?"
Star asked curiously, having genuine concern for the woman.

Praetor Eliah Ellison, another member of the Fellowship."
Star smiled seeing a familiar face and she took mental note of his title. Though she doubted that she would ever have any dealings in the real estate market to ever need his assistance, Star knew her income was far to low. And this made her give a slight chuckle only adding to the fact that she found humor that being among all of these Wealthy Kindred and her being a hoodlum from the streets who would have probably no doubt tried to Rob them at some point in her life.
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"Life is strange.. "
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Post  Malakiel on Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:59 pm

Another kindred arrived black tie even suit with a red carnation on the front pocket of his jacket. He was in company of another man, wearing a matching suit but without the flower, both were talking casually as the elevator went down and were very sincere and polite with both harpies in their salutation. Also they looked up and smiled to Hayworth and Star with warmth and sincere expression of kindness.

Hayworth whispered keeping a false but polite smile on his face.
"Those are Praetor of Banking Jan Pieterzoon and his Aedil Richard Provost, they're also respected in the Ephorate, Jan has the title of Lictor, that means that he has control over all banks in a continental scale in America."

He made a pause and continued.
"He hates Hart with all his heart but he's also from the Imperium and is loyal to his Faction despite his personal preference. He has chosen his side out of principle, instead of convinience."

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Post  Star on Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:10 am

Star over looked the Count avoiding her questions, she fifured this was not the time nor the place, nor was it any of her buisness. And the Count didnt seem to be a man who engaged and gossip .

She took notice of the two men and nodded respectively to the men when they took notice of her. Their warmth and sincere expression of kindness kinda throw her off, especially after the last few Kindred she observed. Star also took note of The Count's false smile.

Those are Praetor of Banking Jan Pieterzoon and his Aedil Richard Provost, // Jan has the title of Lictor, that means that he has control over all banks in a continental scale in America."
Hearing this made Star's eyes go wide. She could not believe that she was in the pressece of such a influential man that controlled the banking system in all of the US. Such a revelation left star in awe.
This only added to the weight placed upon her to make a good 1st impression. Each one of this kindred could destroyed her life by their mear influence alone. If there was ever a time Star felt small it was within this moment.

He hates Hart with all his heart but he's also from the Imperium and is loyal to his Faction despite his personal preference

Star nodded, finding it easy for some to despise the Primogen. Especially in star's eyes after realizing Hart's plot to  humiliate her and Move against the Chess Master and The Prince.

Star leaned a bit over the railing, looking down below wondering when The Primogen and his usual Entourage was going to arrive.
Star looks to the Count.
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" My Lord, Count Hayworth, who else is yet to arrive? When do you suppose Lord Primogen Hart will grace us with his presence?"
The question hide a underlinging sarcastic tone, clearly she was not looking forward to seeing the man, but she was polite about it.


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Post  Malakiel on Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:08 am

" My Lord, Count Hayworth, who else is yet to arrive? When do you suppose Lord Primogen Hart will grace us with his presence?"
The Count smiled appreciating the subtle sarcasm.
"We're expecting the fifteen members of the Board, we're not even half yet. Surely Primogen Hart will be joining us, the Board decides with the present members, if he is not here he'll have to accept what ever decision we take and with our ranks plus those of his already present we make Quorum."

An few minutes later two more individuals came down the elevator, a blonde man dressed in a foreing uniform of the revolution times. He looked like an old educated man, his movements, his laughter was delicate and most polite. The Africanamerican with him had curly black her and a figure to kill for, she was dressed in a blue and black glove of a dress, with hundreds of diamonds hanging from it, naked back and high silver heels. If Valentine exhuded Allure, this woman was all about Lust like no human could ever compared to, an ebony afrodite.

Star and the Count continued standing in their balcony in the first floor, looking down to the incoming guests. He whispered to her.
"Those are José Antonio Páez y Melissa Walker both Praetors of Independent and Enigma affairs respectively. Páez is a very old kindred, also a former member of the Knights, now a vampire of the Fellowship. Walker is an schollar, she researches all supernatural events in New York and deals with the Others in favor of our Clan."

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Star on Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:21 pm

We're expecting the fifteen members of the Board, we're not even half yet.
Star found this very surprising and slightly more than a little intimidating. Though at the same time she felt honored to belong to a Clan with so many influential members.


Surely Primogen Hart will be joining us, the Board decides with the present members, if he is not here he'll have to accept what ever decision we take and with our ranks plus those of his already present we make Quorum."
Star smiled deviantly.
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" oh I doubt very much that our illustrious Primogen would miss this event, after all he went through so much trouble to push ahead my presentation. "
Star said still holding a low-key sarcastic undertone to her words.

José Antonio Páez y… Melissa Walker both Praetors of Independent and Enigma affairs respectively.
Star gave a nod , showing intrest.

Páez is a very old kindred, also a former member of the Knights, now a vampire of the Fellowship.
Star found this peculiar.
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" oh? I was not aware that you could switch between your designated subsection...How interesting. "


Walker is an schollar, she researches all supernatural events in New York and deals with the Others in favor of our Clan."
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" humm..Lady Walker must indeed be a very busy woman, especially with all the activity in the city lately that I have been hearing about."
Star said how does she continue to watch the Kindred below and their interactions with each other

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Malakiel on Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:10 pm

" humm..Lady Walker must indeed be a very busy woman, especially with all the activity in the city lately that I have been hearing about."
He nods and smiles implying some mockery about Rebecca's statement and said.
"At least she should be..."

Sir Gunn came a second later, now in a dark grey tuxido, like a shark skin, white shirt and polished leather shoes. He also had a red carnation in the front pocket of his tux, it was symbolic its seems to represent something. He went to the center of the room and said out loud.
"Good evening Ladies and Gents, please hear a message from our Prince Michael Bright...

It's been an attack on the harbors that have costed the lifes of many police officers and might have been organised with the aid of kindreds. Investigations are being conducted as I speak.

I beg for your patience and your forgiveness for my late arrival to the Board meeting."


The Count looked worried, there were enough kindred to make quorum and the balance was a tie. Almost like Jan Pieterzoon was reading the Count's mind he said.
"Forgive me Sir Gunn but we're more than enough to start the meeting and the Primus Geronte can add to the meeting as soon as he's able to fulfill his duty."

Lady Ravidovich seconded the motion as well as Hellene and Paez.

The Count palmed Star on her back to announce his departure and went downstairs to speak. Then he said.
"Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to bring the following subject to your consideration: neither the Prince or the Primogen are present, not the Seneschal. Whom are Gerontes of the Board, neither is Lord Valentine here and the only other Geronte present is Lady Walker.

Therefore, she is the only one with enough Dignitas to make such a propousal. Please Sir Pieterzoon withdraw."


The Praetor eyes blazed looking at Count Hayworth but rapidly noded and said.
"You're right my wise Lord Hayworth, I withdraw my propousal. Lady Melissa Walker Geronte of Enigma, please forgive my boldness."

Lady Walker said a little distracted by the whole point of the discussion.
"Please my Lords, my Ladies, there's no need to rush the beginning of this meeting, it's not the first time that its delayed by emergencies, let's be flexible and wait for our Prince, she should be here soon enough.

Let's wait for him an hour, that's a good measure, then I shall call a voting for the begining of the meeting."

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Star on Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:01 pm

Star watched idly by and fussed with her outfit some, still feeling quite uncomfortable in it. Star wondered if the women were made to wear this ridiculous attire for their presentation, would the men have to wear something equally ridiculous and poofy.

Star watched Sir Gunn enter and give his address on behalf of the Prince. Hearing the news that there was another incident at the harbor, Star couldn't help but wonder if it had anything to do with Chico and his crew, or the Sabbat. Star wonders if the Gangrels were handling the disturbance and if any of those lost were on their payroll, being that most of the police seemed to have ties with the Gangrels.

Star listened quietly, and thought that this incident must be exceptionally important if both The Prince, The Seneschal, the Primigen and The Chess Master were delayed due to this attack. She hoped that everything was alright...
Well ... At least for the Prince's sake and Lord Valentine. Star didn't give a rat's-fart about Primogen Hart or Lord Randolph, they could go roast in the sun for all she cared.

Star rolled her eyes at that thought, figuring they are probably overseeing the investigation this very monent and sticking their upturned-snoots into the investigative works, trying to micromanage everything so nothing gets done.

Star wished that someone would drag those two through the mud just once to knock their egos down a few pegs.

Star took notice of the Count's worried expression.
And her eyes followed him down as He went to speak. Star seemed relived at the Counts words and the call for a delay. Though she wondered who of the 4 would be the 1st to show up, and she prayed it would not be Hart or Randolph.

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Malakiel on Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:04 pm

The Count met downstairs with his pairs: Victoria and James, Lady Ilyana also came close to hear the Count's thoughts. Meanwhile, Marilyn, Eliah, Hellene and José were called by Geronte Melissa Walker to have a little chat. Only Jan Pieterzoon was left alone.

The correlation of forces was obviously against the Imperium in this meeting, unlike any other Board were the influential position of Hart railroad the discussion, this opportunity was hard to miss, specially for the Fellowship who was in majority by one vote. Waiting was a double edge sword, depending on which group would arrive first.

Star from her high position was learning alot in the political dynamic going on downstairs. For example, Jan was not worried at all, he didn't seem anxious at all, he was talking with his Aedil eventually reading the lips of those around him and commenting with his friend his observations. He seemed very confident, knowing that his vote could be needed to balance the odds in a tense moment, also that each kindred's agenda would prevailed if the Faction's choice was against him.

In the middle of their meeting the elevator descended again. This time with a vamptress Star have not seen before. This redheaded beauty was wearing an sparkling silver dress, with diamonds from head to toes, even the crystal heels sparkled like one. This woman was very stressed, in the brink of a panic attack, if she would have been a human would be a sea of tears by now.

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Star on Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:23 pm

Star leaned in and observe the commotion coming from down below. At her height it would be impossible for her to over here anything that was being said, and she was too far away to truly attempt  to read anyone's lips even if she could.
All she could do was observe and try to pick up on the subtle nuances of people's body language and showed emotion to try to get a clear picture as to what truly was going on.

She took note of Jan, and wondered why he was so calm and confidence about the situation. Compared to in contrast with the rest of the kindred in the room. She wish that she had a way to eavesdrop on people's conversation, then she thought better of herself because it would have been rude.

As the elevator doors open the woman that exited caught star's eye. She wondered why she was in a state of urgency and such sadness.

< my Lord what could have happened to this poor woman to bring her to a state of near tears and in such a state of distress?>

Star thought , then she started to wonder if something terrible had happened too those who were missing and she started to worry slightly about Lord Valentine. But Star quickly dismissed this thought, for she had seen the Lord Valentine in action and he was more than capable but taking on any great challenge.

Still This Woman's distress caught her eye and she watched her closely as she entered the room truly wondering what was wrong.

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Malakiel on Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:28 am

Lucy Lockwood stood in front of Martha and Victoria speachless. Both Harpies began sincerely worried about what was happening and Lucy finally said something, that made Martha take her hands to the mouth. Victoria went silent and angry about what happened.

Lady von Baden went to the center of the room and yelled to all.
"Lord Benjamin, Lord Gregory and Lord William were attacked by the lupines. Only Lord Gregory Ellison survived the attack." she was dead serious.

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Post  Star on Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:39 am

Star's jaw dropped, she was completely in shock. Her mind raced to make sense of what was being said.

<They are DEAD?.... By Werewolves no less??? >…

Star was quite shocked and feeling a mix of emotions twords this news, yet nothing she felt found be confused for sadness.

Star was in disbelief…
<Where the hell were they that they got attacked by werewolves??>


If anything in her mind this proved that the Knights of Blood were needed. Star hoped that the others would feel the same after this "tragic" (or blessing) event. After all the Knights had stood and fought Werewolves in the Sabbat raid last night, though they nearly died doing so, they still prevailed.
For even for all the Snobs money and influence it could not save them in a fight when their life was on the line.

Star thought about the "Snobs" trying to fight against a insurmountable foe. Did they beg for their lives, offering the beasts money or power, Or did they try to use their Dominate on them only to find a switf claw to the face. Star doubted they died with honor, and thinking that they acted like cowards in the end made star crack a smile.
A smile she was quick enough to hide behind her hand, feening grief.

Star looked down and tryed to gage the expression and reactions of the others to this news.

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Re: The end of the road (Star)

Post  Malakiel on Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:29 pm

The meeting was getting tense by the second, the kindreds present were now more interested in leaving the room than actually carrying on with the Board meeting as planned but then Lady Melissa said.
"Please, Ladies and Gentlemen, take a sit around the table."

Everyone including the two Aedil sat down as requested by the Geronte. Then she continued.
"Sir Gunn, if I may ask, is there any place in NYC at this moment that you'd judge to be safer than the Ivory Tower?"

Gunn stood up and respectfully he answered.
"Baroness, the Ivory Tower is by far the most secured place in the State of New York, tonight it's exceptionally protected due to the events in the Chess Club."

Walker continued.
"Thank you, Sir James, also is my opinion that these events require an strategic analysis that can be done properly only the Board Meeting. Our Prince handles the city politics and we, as the Board, will not usurp the slightless of his royal rights over the city.

So? What can we do in his abcense? I'd start by giving Time to him and carry on with the subjects in the agenda that doesn't require his attention or aprooval. Those in favor please rise your hand to review tonight's agenda and select those topics of our interest in the current situation."


Melissa was right, they could only do so much in this situation but leaving was the worst idea and if they had to stay was better to be useful and begin with the least important topics. Unanimously aprooved.

Melissa said.
"As the only Geronte present I'll act as speaker of this meeting and Director of debate. By the authority entrusted in me by the Ephores and Gerousia, I declare this session open as the five hundred twenty-eighth Board Meeting under the Princehood of Michael Bright and seventy second extraordinary meeting summoned by our Prince Michael Bright in the current date, observing the Traditions of the Clan and guided by our Honor and Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

By Unanimous agreement of the members present we will only discuss subjects that doesn't require the royal seal of aprooval. The first point in tonight's agenda will be decide what topics are suitable for our discussion.

Count Hayworth is the Eldest Praetor of this Board and therefore I invest him as Speaker of this meeting. Please my Lord David Hayworth read and take note of the decision of the members to discuss the topics you mention."


Lord Hayworth was careful to say.
"I, Count David Hayworth accept the responsability of Speaker and by the Board's request I'll proceed with the reading of tonight's Agenda.

The first point in the Agenda is related to Miss Rebecca Garrison, the Prince was informed that she might be a Ventrue antitribu from the Sabbat that defected to the Camarilla and requests our Hospitality."


All members rised their hands in acceptance of the discussion. Melissa said.
"Harpy Martha Ekindatter please bring Miss Garrison to the presence of the Board."

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