Dark Ages Vampire - Bloodlines

Game Master Dennis Harry

Bloodlines is a continuation of the now defunct table top Dark Ages Vampire game wherein the PC's have created lineal descendants throughout the ages.

Attendees seeking a seat or have a seat in the Inner Circle:

Assamite - Lord Bajazet al Nasir.

Brujah – Lady Meridie de Chancie, Lord Criatas, “Dark”Selena, Robin Leeland.

Cappadocian – Lord Benne.

Gangrel – Milov Petrankov.

Lasombra - Prince Narses the Archbishop of Nod

Malkavian – Antione le Fanu, Lutz von Hohenzollern.

Nosferatu – Cristo Petradon, Simon.

Salubri – Brian Stack.

Setites – Sadir.

Toreador – Rafael de Corazon, Francois Villon, Helene la Jouste.

Tremere - Radek, Mistress Fanchon.

Tzimisce – Myca Vykos.

Ventrue – Alyssa Gilbert, Lady Jadviga Almanov, Lanzo von Saschen, Prince Alexander.

Remember - only those listed get votes. Of course influencing their Childer can go a long way to getting a vote.

Social Combat:

Let me first thank Sir Dunstan and his excellent Game of Thrones campaign as the inspiration for this rules tweak. A shout out to Vitaliano who also does an excellent job as a player in that campaign.

Game of Thrones has a Social Combat system that, while not translatable directly, I used as inspiration for this campaign.

This is a proposed rules set and I am more than happy to hear feedback from Players before I implement it in full.

Roleplaying is still required to get your point across. However, I think a mechanical system could be beneficial for this scenario, a scenario quite unlike anything I have ever done in a Vampire game before.

Making My Case

To convince a “voter” to side with your Sire, you may roll the following set of Attributes and Abilities:

1. Against someone who is clearly NOT in your favor --- Manipulation+Subterfuge+Politics
2. Against someone who is NEUTRAL – Charisma+Expression+Politics

The difficulty of all rolls is that Cainites Willpower. You will need to score as many successes as they have Willpower to win the contest. Once you engage the voter, you will only have three rounds to make your case and can only attempt do so one time per night.

If you have Presence – Awe or Enrancement, you may attempt to use these powers in conjunction with the above roll. Each success utilizing that Discipline gives you one more success on your total roll.

Beware, failing in using Presence in Elysium can lead to Sanctions by Thomas Brexiano.

Also beware, Cainites may try to turn this system around on you…

But What if Someone Else Tries This on a Voter I just Brought to my Side?

Amount of successes is a key factor here, you will want to score as many success as you can to ensure that a rival does not try to take that vote from you!

Certain NPC’s already believe that others are in their favor and would never change their votes. Those will be the toughest cookies to break.

Note this system cannot be used on:

Your In-Clan rivals, no amount of sweet talking or bribes will change their minds they all want this position badly.

Prince Narses, he simply will not entertain such discourse. Of course, this does not mean you cannot try to get into the ears of one of his Childer to have them speak with him…

Discerning My Quarry’s Intent

How can I tell if someone is for or against me despite what they are saying?

Make a Perception+Empathy+Politics roll.

The difficulty is 10, less that Cainites Humanity score. Those closer to the Beast are much harder to read. For every Century over 300 years that Cainite has lived, the DC will be increased by 1, topping out at 10, as these Cainites have well and truly mastered this game to have existed for so long in the first place.

Once you engage the voter, you will only have three rounds to ferret out their intent and can only attempt do so one time per night. You will need to score as many successes as they have Willpower to ascertain their intent.

If you have Auspex – Read the Soul or Invade the Mind, you may attempt to use these powers in conjunction with the above roll. Each success utilizing that Discipline gives you one more success on your total roll.

How else can I make my case?

The use of Presence, while frowned upon, is much less cause for censure than using Dominate. Dominate does not work on a Cainite whose blood is closer to Caine than your own. If you seek to use Dominate to convince a voter (or perhaps one of the Childer?) to vote for your Sire, it would be best used elsewhere in the city.

Boons – the boon system of quid pro quo can also be used to gain votes. You will need to offer something of course that that voter does not have or cannot get from another candidate.

Eliminate my rivals. This one is obvious though failure to do so without detection may subject YOU to the Final Death!


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Should have given a heads up, I'm adjusting to China time. Business trip.


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I will update this thread tomorrow waiting for a few stragglers.

I plan to get to the next night by midweek! :-)


Male Nosferatu 6th Generation; BP 25/30, xp saved: 15, spent 60

Yippee


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Updates tonight, I had a melt down in another game that dominated my time yesterday.


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For the Humans, I will start you both by Day as I start the others by Night. We will do very few scenes during the day.

Due to my anniversary weekend I will be posting for the next night on Sunday or Monday.

Those who have a few scenes left here as spoilers in the Discussion thread can feel free to move forward with their scenes.


Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - First Floor - Bagrat Kamsarakan

DM:
of course he replied following the prince


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I have decided to grant everyone an award one 1 more XP for excellent roleplay from the previous night.


Should newbies get xp as well, or are we too new to have them apply?


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Geoffroi de Clairvaux wrote:
Should newbies get xp as well, or are we too new to have them apply?

Newbies pick up XP as of their start date so I belive you both get 3 XP.


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What a nice gm in a dark, gothic world... if it wasnt for the fact you were fattening them up for the kill...


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Onfroi wrote:

What a nice gm in a dark, gothic world... if it wasnt for the fact you were fattening them up for the kill...

Me? I just want peace and flowerz and love. The NPC'S though, some of them are real m!$+#@@#@~#*s....


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We will push along to the next night starting this Wednesday, it will take a good 2-3 hours to get that up and running and I don't have that kind of time until that night. Just wanted to let you all know.

If any of you wish to spend XP feel free to do so.


Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - First Floor -

Bagrat Kamsarakan:
You step through the shadows once again with the Prince. This time though, the shadows begin to reach out for you!

The Prince summons dark energy from his own mouth injuring those that would dare reach for you as you reach the other side you are sweating profusely from the unnerving incident!

Make a Courage roll DC 7 to collect yourself.

The Prince's eyebrows raise as he regards you. "I was mildly curious about those papers that Alejandro, correction, Alejandro's Grandchilde claims are his. Now I am quite interested. It has been quite some time since an incident like that has taken place, much less in mine own shadow domain..."


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FYI, I am also Recruiting for a Werewolf the Apocalypse game and could use at least one more submission.

Onfroi, Lorenzo, and Michele are all already on board over there...


Courage DC 7: 4d10 ⇒ (4, 9, 5, 10) = 28

Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - First Floor -

DM:
Well since you left the grand hall, i hardly moved from the table you found me meer moments ago. I enjoyed two conversations in the meantime. A moment i was by myself one, who i think goes by the name Kratos, using the same shadowy thing appear out of no where and handed me those paper for safekeeping. I was to pass them on to someone i trusted in case he did not return. To me it sounded like insurance before walking into a possible trap. Earlier after the court ended i think that Alejandro and Kratos meet. I saw the one going under the name of Xin Shi heading toward the area where they went. Shortly both of them return and walked straight toward me and you know the rest. he answered


Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - Narses Shadow Parlor

Bagrat Kamsarakan:
Narses bids you to sit and smiles. "I admire you for your steeliness Bagrat. Most mortals would have fallen apart under the threat of such a being attempting to drag them away. No doubt it was a minion set into place by Kratos should the papers he has fall into the wrong hands.

They have been entrusted to you. Should you choose to view them I will do so with you. Should you choose not to I shall also abide by your decision.

Either way, I shall investigate the matter further with my Childe. I did not give dispensation for Kratos to be slain nor did I hear a decree from the Amici Noctis so his life should not be under threat from my Childe unless there is a personal grudge I am unaware of...

But let us switch to topics which concern you.

I find myself more and more wishing that I had discovered you myself instead of you being discovered by Vykos".


Storyteller Shadow wrote:

FYI, I am also Recruiting for a Werewolf the Apocalypse game and could use at least one more submission.

Onfroi, Lorenzo, and Michele are all already on board over there...

Any particular niche needed auspice wise?


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Ridge wrote:
Storyteller Shadow wrote:

FYI, I am also Recruiting for a Werewolf the Apocalypse game and could use at least one more submission.

Onfroi, Lorenzo, and Michele are all already on board over there...

Any particular niche needed auspice wise?

Philodox :-)


Storyteller Shadow wrote:

FYI, I am also Recruiting for a Werewolf the Apocalypse game and could use at least one more submission.

Onfroi, Lorenzo, and Michele are all already on board over there...

do you have a link? I might be interested.


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Click on my profile the link is on the bottom :-)

Just search the thread for "Apocalypse" and it will come up as I have two other Recruitments up as well.


Storyteller:
She probably kills the man--not really knowing how not to (unless there's some teaching going on), and the next, and the next, and so on. She imagines Cid's face on each of her victims at least until he becomes one. ;)


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Venice by Night - Tuesday March 25, 1309

A Safe House in Venice -

Durdona Checheg:
El Cid looks on in approval as you slay each man in turn through guile and cunning. You are at full blood now.

"You have done well. Now that I have assessed your preferred method of approaching problems, we can begin your training in earnest. We shall start tomorrow, after we meet with several members of our kind.

It is my fervent hope that I can leave you here to rule in my stead once you have shown sufficient skill to do so. Know that the rest of our kind, who are like us but yet not like us will consider us enemies. Your brand of sarcasm while intriguing and infuriating to me will get you very far so long as you do not antagonize everyone you meet.

When we meet the one named Prince Narses who rules the night of this city, you will show respect and deference, fail to do so and I fear even I could not save you from his wrath.

I shall allow you and you alone to determine how best to deal with your family now that you are a child of the night. There are rules that must be adhered to and we will review them before you stray from my side..."

Finally you arrive at the house of a well to do family. You enter through a side window startling a resident who is making tea. He bows to your Sire and shows you both to rooms which have no windows. Rodrigo turns to him, "We are not to be disturbed by day".

The room contains two beds and several pillows and blankets, not as comfortable as the beds you normally sleep on but comfortable enough considering the difference that has come over you in only a few hours.

"Have you any questions before the sun forces us into our slumber?"


Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - Narses Shadow Parlor

DM:
That or someone else that has access to the same power who tried one last time to get the papers he replied with a smile I would imagine there be other ways and powers for an elder to mentally control or overpower one who is weaker, it would make better sens then try to openly defy the power of the prince with a kill. I know that once i leave this place other kindred can easily force me into giving them what they want. If karos doesn't return before the end of the night and free of will then it would be wiser for us to open up the case and read these papers for both of us. I won't be able to stop anyone attempting to pry the knowledge out of me, but i am sure it will be safe with you. As for me well i was a long way from your circle of influence, but i am here now he concludes with a nod


Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - Narses Shadow Parlor

Bagrat:
[b]"Worry not, my Childe has been sufficiently chastised this night. He would be more foolish than words can describe should he seek to pry from you these documents.

I shall request the presence of Kratos, if he does not arrive within the hour, then we shall commence with uncovering that which he entrusted with you.

Your courage is admirable, I would ask you once again to consider taking a place in my Court. I can find you a mortal wife to be your bride. With my protection the family can thrive once more..."{/b]


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All -

I will begin writing opening scenes tonight but will not finish until tomorrow as I had a pretty wicked headache earlier tonight that had to subside before I could start to stare a at a screen. Once all updates are concluded I will post them all at once.


Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - Narses Shadow Parlor

DM:
an hour seems good he then ponders for a bit and what would that position in your court be if i may ask ?


Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - Narses Shadow Parlor

Bagrat:
"A favored ghoul and once you bring the line of mortals back to its rightful place in the world, perhaps a right hand in the night... Assuming of course that you continue to prove that you are worthy of such a place".


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Finn, we'll play this out a bit longer and then move on to your investigations and then bring you into the next night!


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A new night beckons you all...

All Vampires mark off one blood point from your pools!!!


Clan Malkavian Blood Pool 23/30

Can't find my stinking core book I was using, which one are we using again?


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Dark Ages V20 :-)


To Brice:

Spoiler:
"Excuse my curiosity, but why do you knights strip off your arms and armor?" Did Geoffroi see anything or hear anything while he feigned sleep?


Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - Narses Shadow Parlor

DM:
Well to be honest, a few things peek my interest amongst the conversation i had. So why not help plus i have nothing better to do at the moment, although becoming one of the kindred is tempting also he replied after some consideration


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Geoffroi de Clairvaux:
Brice grins, "I am no knight my friend. They do so because they will not be allowed in the city otherwise. Things with the Pope have gotten that bad..."

No, nothing out of the ordinary anyway besides the arms and armor being left behind!


Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - Narses Shadow Parlor

Bagrat:
Narses smiles gently, "In due time my son, in due time. Tell me what peaks your interest?

Also do know that you can speak to Vykos in front of me if you fear that he will object to your defection to me as it were".


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Updates tonight, I just want to give some more players a chance to chime in...


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Hmmm, I expected more chiming. Alright, one more night then I'll need to move on.

The rest of this week will be light with the holidays so I should be able to post daily here, thankfully as I have some interesting topics of conversation at the Conclave tonight :-)


Storyteller Shadow wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Geoffroi nods.

"Then I shall be happy to travel to Venice in your company, knights or no."

He readies his carraige and travels with them to Venice. While travelling he attempts to pick up any extra information of gossip he can overhear about the Pope or their mission in Venice.


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Geoffroi de Clairvaux:
As you stand next to Brice you realize that the Knights, the bulk of the group will ride ahead while Brice, Sergei, and his other henchmen Wilhelm, will stay behind with the gear.

Do you want to ride in with the Knights or stay behind with Brice despite Sergei glaring at you?


Storyteller Shadow wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Noting Sergei's displeasure at his presence, Geoffroi makes his apologies To Brice

"I fear I have outstayed my welcome. Thank you for your hospitality. I hope one day I can do you a kindness in return."

Geoffroi advances to the bulk of the knights and travels on to Venice


Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - Narses Shadow Parlor

DM:
well in my days i was more of an administrator, handling various business, their finance and local law. I am actually pretty good at thathe says with a smile


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Venice by Day – Wednesday March 26, 1309

The Road to Venice - Geoffroi de Clairvaux

The Knights are much more welcoming and you travel with them down the road for an hour or so until you arrive at a check point clearly controlled by the Venetians.

They give the knights a cursory glance though they seem taken aback at the fact that none of the large group carry any weapons.

Your carriage is given much more scrutiny as they check it quite thoroughly...

Geoffroi:
Jog my memory, what are you transporting again?


Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - Narses Shadow Parlor

Bagrat:
"I shall see to it that you attain such a position with the Doge when the current business with the Pope has resolved itself".

You make idle chit chat with the thousand year old Vampire getting further into his god graces recalling stories of a stolen memory.

After an hour he closes his eyes for a time. "Kratos has yet to return. Let us see what these scrolls say shall we that they are creating such a stir among my Childer and my Clansmate".

Alexander’s March:

Narses reads aloud:

Menele is convinced by Petaniqua to follow her son on his march to conquer in response to the attacks on Greece by the Assamites and Ventrue of Persia. Menele is the War captain and takes Petaniqua as sorceress advisor, with Cristo (Nosferatu sire of Petradon) as his spymaster, and Hukros (Gangrel warrior) as his Battlemaster. Meneleus brings three childer along the road with him as well, Tithian, Phillip, and Hastrat.

Endymion a Grandchilde of Arikel comes along on the trip interested to see the art and architecture of the eastern world. Endymion discovers that Saulot himself has also decided to come along for the journey though he notes it in his journal he refuses to tell anyone else of this knowledge (rightly thinking that it could be dangerous to his continued unlife to reveal such information).

The campaign begins in Asia Minor with the city of Sardis which wisely surrenders to the overwhelming Macedonian force. The cities Vampiric Ruler was Thraldus a childe of the Byzar, a Cappadocian Methuselah. Of course he held no loyalty to any but his sire and did not see the point in battle with the Warlord Meneleus.

The next major stop on the road was Halicarnassus a stronghold in the mountains. After a brutal siege the city could not be taken and Alexander moved on not wanting to be bogged down. He left an army to blockade the city though as its strategic importance could not be overlooked. Pisindalis childe of the Lasombra Methuselah Boukephos commanded the city. It was odd the author noted that he should have such fealty to Assamite and or Ventrue overlords (it was not clear which if any he served).

After further sieges of coastal cities designed to prevent Darius’ navy from having safe port Alexander (and Meneleus) head to Egypt. At this point the author notes, Saulot clearly has no childer with him which interests him as he believed that such ancients could only feed upon the blood of the Kindred to sustain themselves.

The Setites bow to Alexander and do not challenge Meneleus in fact they invite Meneleus into the greatest of theie Courts which he of course wisely declines. A Setite requests that he be allowed to accompany Meneleus on the journey and bring Setite warriors along with him to share in the glory of Alexander’s conquests. Tetukh a Childe of Izzat takes the role as the leader of the Setite Warriors. It is not exactly clear why the Egyptians take so well to Alexander (or at least not clear to the author). Countess Nehshi petitions Meneleus to construct a Setite court in the newly created Alexandria. Meneleus agrees, he leaves a grandchilde (Petrofet) to oversee the newly conquered territory.

The army set out to the outskirts of the Persian Empire - the Levant and Syria were the next targets of Alexander. Tyre was razed to the ground when the defenders refused to concede. Meneleus ensured that all the Vampires of Tyre suffered the final death for failure to surrender. It was here that the first major loss was suffered by the Kindred of Macedonia, Phillip the Childe of Meneleus was struck down by an Assamite elder. (The author speculates that perhaps this is why all Vampiric residents perished to the last).

The majesty of the mountain ranges known as the Cilician Gates are described in breathtaking detail. The author even stayed up in the morning to behold its beauty by daylight! (No doubt the author spent time learning the tricks of the Gangrel else he would have perished in such an attempt!) After his march through these Gates, Alexander has his first confrontation with the Emperor Darius. The battle takes place by day and thus there is no account of it though it is noted that Alexander’s superior tactics (and perhaps Darius’ lack of will) cause Darius to depart from the field.

The army then proceeded to Gaza laying an enormous siege to the city, in the titanic battle Tetukh the Setite warrior perished. This time though Menele allowed the Kindred of the city to live. Indeed the Ventrue Maltheas even defected to Meneleus’ cause. He indicated to the author that it seemed that the mortal Alexander was destined for greatness and that only a fool would oppose the forces of nature, Vampires inherently are unnatural and to resist the obvious when confronted by it is impractical.

In Jerusalem, Meneleus confronts the Assamite master of Jerusalem in one on one combat and bests him. Thereafter the Kindred of the city submit to the will of Meneleus (much as the human population did to Alexander but without the drama of a one on one duel). The Satrap (Persian Prince) of the city informs Meneleus that Ur Shulgi Assamite supreme Sorcerer has taken to torpor which somewhat explains the lack of magical resistance to Alexander’s March. In this meeting it is exposed that Menele himself is a powerful sorcerer and warlord. This news spreads like wildfire through the east. (The author believes that Saulot leaked this information as very few were privy to the secret – the author was by virtue of the relationship he had been building with Petanaquia).

In Jerusalem Menele is visited by a Kindred named Beshter who in exchange for information regarding the strengths of the Persian strongholds wishes to obtain succor in the Macedonian lands that Menele and his childer control. Menele agrees and it is revealed that there is a large schism between the Assamites and the Ventrue, indeed they war amongst themselves even as Alexander sweeps eastward.

Emboldened by the news Menele’s spymaster Cristo sends falsified information to the east regarding treachery on the part of all the major Methuselahs of Persia hoping to set them against one another. (The author notes that even Menele does not wish to face some of Persia’s most powerful all assembled together). [The list of direct childer of Antedeluvians in Persia is a long one, Mithras, Tiamat, Veddartha all childer of Ventrue; Ur Shulgi, Sha’Hiri, Scriptos all childer of Haquim; Atar childe of Malkav; Vayu childe of Ravnos; Hoama (supposedly a childe of the True Brujah Antedeluvian); and Kishar childe of Gangrel]. There are other Methuselahs of course that dwell in the ancient Persian, Akkadian and Babylonian territories but these are the eldest who wield influence in Darius’ Persia.

The plan works brilliantly Veddartha and Scriptos both are rumored to fall into Torpor opposing one another. Many of the other Methuselahs simply drift away or perhaps enter Torpor when the war leaders become scattered or fall. Mithras takes the field with Darius’ army in the Battle of Gaugamela (though obviously in the night well after it has begun). Seeing the efficiency of his foes Mithras abandons his holdings. He informs Hastrat who has come prepared for battle that he will journey west as he believes that what he sees assembled before him now perhaps makes such a trip worthwhile.

Darius is again defeated at Gaugamela and again chooses to flee. Alexander does not give chase and instead races to Babylon to conquer it (especially now that Mithras has abandoned his stronghold, Menele is pleased with the decision). Upon arrival in Babylon, Menele learns that his onetime human wife Helen is a high ranking member of the Satrapy of Persepolis. Menele seeks Helen at Persepolis while Alexander heads to Susa and its enormous treasury. Menele is seduced by Helen and agrees to give up his conquest of Persia in return for her passage with him back to Macedonia. Petaniqua is outraged but there is little she can do as Menele hands the reins of power to his childe Tithian.

While Darius is killed by a human (ghoul) rival under the control of Sha’Hiri Alexander has himself declared King of Persia at Persepolis. Tiamat journeys to Persepolis to reach a truce with Menele as she believes that without such a truce she shall lose Susa. Once she arrives and realizes that Tithian and not Menele is in control of the army, her tactics change.

The meeting takes place at the top of Persepolis. (The author is a fly on the wall having snuck into the meeting with only stealth to guide him). Tiamat attempts to convince Tithian that there are forces much more powerful at work and that there are other Antedeluvians that would aid them in the fight against their sires and grandsires. Indeed one such Antedeluvian named Lilith visited her on her journey to the eastern kingdoms of India.

Luckily for (or perhaps unluckily) for the author his reliance on common stealth allows him to avoid detection when Saulot arrives. Saulot is enraged that Tiamat even knows of such information and uses his awesome powers (presumably of Dominate to wipe both her and Tithian’s memories). He then starts a fire that burns Persepolis almost to the ground. Even Alexander barely escapes with is life from the fire. The author is terrified that he alone possesses such information, he is not even sure if this information is even true though the reaction of Saulot is telling. The existence of Antedeluvians other than the 13 would be shocking, but to know that one of the Antedeluvians was aware of it would be even more shocking.

Tithian perishes in the fire and Tiamat is badly injured and forced into torpor (Saulot left them at the meeting place nearly mindless after his mind eraser and the author certainly did not attempt to save them). The author speaks no further on the fate of Alexander’s armies nor on the progress of the Kindred shadow war that lurks beneath the conquering banner of Alexander. In fact, the author heads to Alexandria after the incident with Saulot where a Brujah ally of his (chosen as a lorekeeper by Petrofet) has taken a haven. By the time he reaches Alexandria, Saulot’s cover has been blown as there are now whispers that Saulot has journeyed East beyond the Indus river. The author is so shaken by this revelation that he stops writing. He asks his friend to bind his scrolls into a book form but not to read it. Only hide it deep within the new library of Alexandria.

Narses pauses his eyes wide at the tale he just related to you. This is the first time you have ever seen him react to anything so visibly.


Storyteller Shadow wrote:

Venice by Day – Wednesday March 26, 1309

The Road to Venice - Geoffroi de Clairvaux

The Knights are much more welcoming and you travel with them down the road for an hour or so until you arrive at a check point clearly controlled by the Venetians.

They give the knights a cursory glance though they seem taken aback at the fact that none of the large group carry any weapons.

Your carriage is given much more scrutiny as they check it quite thoroughly...

** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
I don't think I ever specified. I would imagine something France-specific to sell in Venice , perhaps high-quality salt or cloth from Flanders

Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - Narses Shadow Parlor

Sits idly trying to makes sens of anything.


Venice by Night – Tuesday March 25, 1309

Narses Court - Narses Shadow Parlor

Bagrat:
Narses' eyes narrow. "I must sleep on this. Bagrat, I will ask Brexiano to accompany you home. As these documents were entrusted with you I shall allow you to decide whether to take them with you or leave them in my care. There are a few others but I do not wish to read them now..."

Make an Intelligence+Politics roll DC 7 - each success will reveal one more piece of information. Add Kindred/Cainite Lore if you possess any.


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Venice by Day – Wednesday March 26, 1309

The Road to Venice -

Geoffroi de Clairvaux:
The guard calls out, "Just books sir. Some cloth and some salt".

The head guard of the checkpoint approaches you, "What do you intend to do with so many books and whatever else you have here?"

The Knights stand nearby watching the interaction but do not step in.


Storyteller Shadow wrote:

Venice by Day – Wednesday March 26, 1309

The Road to Venice - ** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
Geoffroi stands tall and makes a perfunctory bow to the guard.

"I intend to sell them in Venice. I am a dealer in such things, and I have come to your city to sell my goods"

Geoffroi fingers his coin purse

"Of course, I intend to pay all fees and duties owed on such goods. If you could perhaps guide me to the proper place to attend to these matters?"


DM:
don't have that specialized knowledge skill yet :) Can will power be used for an auto success as well ?, Quick question Dm: Would it be possible to stay here until daylight before moving anywhere out ?


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Finn/Bagrat:
Yes you can use Willpower for sure for 1 auto success. No, Narses does not yet trust you enough for that. We can resolve the roll before moving on though.

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