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Ch. 1 Epilogue: "Good" Governance

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Ch. 1 Epilogue: "Good" Governance

Post by Seratone on Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:37 pm

Three nights after the events of Chapter 1…

The 20th floor of the Citigroup Office building was the tallest building in downtown. As you walk into the conference room you look down at the glimmering lights of the city below. Dayton may have been a small city, and like so many other cities in the Midwest, it had long since passed it’s hey day, but it would still be hard not to feel some sense of accomplishment at having outwitted and eluded a terrifying enemy.

Everyone that wanted to be here would be here...except Justin. He was still in torpor.

Chelsea walks into the conference room, wearing her typical grey pant suit. She had adjusted well and was eager to serve her new master.

“In light of the wiretaps. President Logan has sent you the following message via courier.”

Good evening, I am greatly saddened to hear of Prince Damian’s fate and the hapless state of Dayton. If you can not secure the Domain, you have leave to depart and return to Cincinnati. If you decide to remain however, then I grant this coterie title to the city. You may govern yourselves in any way you see fit. However I ask that you come to me for permission to destroy or permission to create progeny. Also, in keeping with the Carthian tradition, I encourage you to hold an election and elect a Mayor to hold office and govern the domain. Best of luck in your endeavors. President Logan:


How will the vampires govern? The choices you make today will determine the future tomorrow.

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Re: Ch. 1 Epilogue: "Good" Governance

Post by Dean on Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:46 pm

Amelita drinks vitae from Justin's torpid carcass, forging a sympathetic link through the peculiar abilities of her bloodline. She's spent a lot of time in front of the altar, covered in blood, trying to peer into the reality shifting over the mundane world, honing her sorcery around it.

She's still pretty pissed at Chelsea, and the ghoul spends a lot of time locked in rooms, made ravenous by that one ritual. Amelita has made blood-eyes all over her house to look in on the ghoul, giving the impression of omniscience.

The evening before, Amelita performs a ritual, peering into the murk of a gleaming obsidian shard, slick with vitae.

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Re: Ch. 1 Epilogue: "Good" Governance

Post by Seratone on Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:29 pm

The Prophecy:

Amelita has a vision of a giant chameleon lying down in the sun sleeping. Beneath the giant Chameleon are miniature versions of Amelita's coterie. The chameleon's skin is colored in red and yellow, the official colors of Cincinatti's Carthian faction.

Slowly the skin of the chameleon begins to change. The red and the yellow fade away only to be gradually replaced by purple and gold. Amelita recognizes these colors as that of the Invictus faction.

After the change is complete, the chameleon opens its eyes. It rolls out its long tongue and sweeps the coterie up into its mouth devouring everyone.

[Anne. If you have the log of what you, Sharkey, and Rose did yesterday please feel free to post it. I will give the condensed version]

[Rachel, Sharkey, and Rose discuss the situation]
[They decide to ignore President Logan's demands]
[They decide to govern by consensus]
[They decide not to split up the territories. Anyone can feed anywhere they like]
[They recognize the importance of laying low and not attracting the attention of hunters]

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Re: Ch. 1 Epilogue: "Good" Governance

Post by Seryna on Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:56 pm

Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 12:38:13 PM): Three nights after the events of Chapter 1… The 20th floor of the Citigroup Office building was the tallest building in downtown. As you walk into the conference room you look down at the glimmering lights of the city below. Dayton may have been a small city, and like so many other cities in the Midwest, it had long since passed it’s hey day, but it would still be hard not to feel some sense of accomplishment at having outwitted and eluded a terrifying enemy. Everyone that wanted to be here would be here...except Justin. He was still in torpor. Chelsea walks into the conference room, wearing her typical grey pant suit. She had adjusted well and was eager to serve her new master. “In light of the wiretaps. President Logan has sent you the following message via courier.” Good
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 12:38:29 PM): Good evening, I am greatly saddened to hear of Prince Damian’s fate and the hapless state of Dayton. If you can not secure the Domain, you have leave to depart and return to Cincinnati. If you decide to remain however, then I grant this coterie title to the city. You may govern yourselves in any way you see fit. However I ask that you come to me for permission to destroy or permission to create progeny. Also, in keeping with the Carthian tradition, I encourage you to hold an election and elect a Mayor to hold office and govern the domain. Best of luck in your endeavors. President Logan: How will the vampires govern? The choices you make today will determine the future tomorrow.. Seratone Posts: 170 Points: 221 Reputation: 0 Join date: 2010-06-30
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 12:39:11 PM): http://motorcityburning.forumotion.net/t540-ch-1-epilogue-good-governance#4937
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 12:39:55 PM): Sharky calmly reached over the table, took the message and shredded it into pieces. "Dunno about you lot, but I think he's full of shit."
Seryna (3/18/2011 12:41:26 PM): "Permission from him on what to do in our domain..?" Rachel shook her head, taking a seat facing the door- and Chelsea. "We'll do what we'll like. We're through with jumping for his conferences... Its not like he couldn't have expected this. He knows we're not Carthian."
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 12:43:43 PM): Rose shrugged. "Well, he cannot do anything to us directly, for now. Perhaps he may send spies in time, but it took him fifteen years to realise Damian was gone."
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 12:45:43 PM): Sharky sneered. "Rosie's right. Besides, he's got his own fuckin' domain to worry about. We were thrown out here like garbage. So now it's our fuckin' garbage."
Seryna (3/18/2011 12:46:43 PM): Rachel was mostly thinking of those roving ... gangs... what were they called again? Cincinatti was already fading from memory, replaced with fresher, more relevent memories and plans here. But if Logan couldn't do more than send six fresh corpses here in thef irst place and sent no Sheriff or Deputy at learning of the potential Breach, there was little chance his interest would grow to try and reign them in. "Still can't believe not even a Deputy showed interest, no surviving Primogen.." Rachel shook her head. "We're probably the only thing this town can support."
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 12:48:12 PM): Sharky growled. "Too fuckin' right. Hardly enough room to spit across." He looked at Chelsea. "Get outta here, ghoul, go back to your Master. This ain't talk for your precious little ears, 'less you want 'em bitten off."
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 12:48:40 PM): The woman grimaces slightly before departing from the room
Seryna (3/18/2011 12:50:01 PM): "We should talk to Amelita about fitting that thing with a GPS." Rachel muttered. "Right between her shoulder blades. Nothing is worse than a ghoul gone feral, once... "
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 12:50:55 PM): [Some things might cross the vampires' mind tonight. Who would get what territory? Who would lead? Or would it be all for one and one for all?]
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 12:51:06 PM): Sharky's voice dropped. "I still think we shoulda butcher her like a dog. 'Least we kept her money rather than wiring it to those fuckin' hunters."
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 12:51:12 PM): *butchered
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 12:51:54 PM): Rose patted Sharky's forearm. "Patience. We can butcher her eventually. We should get as much out of her as possible first. Wring her dry."
Seryna (3/18/2011 12:52:17 PM): "It has crossed my mind." Rachel nods, still staring after the door. "The woman was smart enough to play the Presidents role without arising suspicion." Rachel pulls out her laptop case and opens the dainty yet powerful computer on the table, queing up 'Google Earth' for a map of Dayton and the surrounding area.
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 12:56:50 PM): Sharky grunted, "Yeah, yeah. Point is, she's a parasite on us." He fiddled with the bandana, but his rebuke had fallen quiet when Rose patted his arm.
Seryna (3/18/2011 12:57:41 PM): "She's certainly a mouth to feed; and we have four who didn't pick up a pistol to hunt down the masters." The Ventrue scans for nearby small towns and marks populations with at least a few hundred residents. The town was small, small enough to have encouraged Rose and herself to subsist on well tended herds. Yet an occasional hop to nieghboring burbs for a nip wasn't far off the radar. "Wouldn't be bad if we could increase tourisim..." She murmured.
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 12:58:50 PM): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton_Metropolitan_Statistical_Area
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 12:59:04 PM): "Typical Lord, all about attractin' attention. Why do we wanna put a sign on ourselves?" Sharky protested. "We got our slice of city, we don't need more. There's five of us."
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:00:02 PM): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton,_Ohio (info on city)
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:00:23 PM): "This Lord isn't saying we need a sign." Rachel replied, a flash of her well tended white teeth showing. "Theres only so many dumpter divers until we may interest hunters again. That lot did leave on thier own accord."
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:01:06 PM): [141,000 immediate vicinity. Greater metro has closer to a million.]
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:04:13 PM): Rose nodded. "Yes... it would be a good idea not to attract attention, Sharky." She smiled slightly.
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:04:43 PM): Sharky grunted. "Haunts don't make good Herdmasters, ladies." He said sourly. "I ain't so pretty as you both."
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:05:38 PM): "Thats entirely true. You were essential when our time constraints required quick and effortless feeding."
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:06:48 PM): Sharky scowled. "I ain't gonna be your dog, lady." He said sharply. "You feed your way, I'll feed mine."
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:07:41 PM): "Relax. I'm sure she didn't mean it that way." Rose said almost lazily.
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:08:25 PM): Sharky's demeanor instantly changed and the tension faded. "If you're sure, Rosie." He grunted. "I seen some dumbfuck Lords in my Requiem. Present company excluded."
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:08:29 PM): "I'm not the one who tried to muzzle you and send you out to crossbow hell" Rachel replied smoothly. "I was merely thanking you for your efforts. Its no secret we would have been in a world of trouble had the confrontation kicked off."
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:09:24 PM): "Hopefully any future confrontation will be muted more effectively, hm?" Rose laughed.
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:11:36 PM): Sharky snorted. "Justin's a dumbfuck sop who ain't got a goddamn idea what the world is like. I still say you shoulda let me finish him, too." He rolled his eyes. "But we're a coterie, and we gotta stick together."
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:11:50 PM): [alright guys, I'm gonna get going. Remember to post and remember the theme is "governance." How are you going to run things? Who is living where? Any division of territory? Etc etc]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:11:58 PM): "There shouldn't be any further confrontation between us. Desprite our many differences, we ... work well." Rachel gave a genuine smile. "And how often to gangs of hunters stroll the streets? Thats the first time I've ever heard of it."
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:12:30 PM): [Unless someone says something differently to you, we're all ruling things as Sharkey just said - as a coterie sticking together]
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:13:06 PM): ((Kevin, real quick- Sam wants to know if she needs to stat her ghouls.))
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:13:30 PM): ((Since she needs to know what they're capable of if there's a fight or whatever.))
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:14:15 PM): [ok govern by consenus. The only other big thing is if you want to divide territory up. You could split the group into 3 and 3 or just all stay together and try to manage the whole thing]
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:14:38 PM): [statting is optional. You can if you want. If not, just assume they have a 2 in everything]
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:15:08 PM): ((Sam: Yeah, I'm statting them up. 2 in everything is worthless for a bodyguard.))
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:15:26 PM): [2 in everything wont work for our ghouls. I plan on statting too]
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:15:38 PM): [also where is your club located? There are 4 territories and you can place it in any one]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:15:51 PM): [I think I'll get one to be more crafty/mechanical to start defending us in that way]
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:15:56 PM): ((Sam: I already said, whichever one is the upmarket area.))
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:16:11 PM): Kevin, I had a question
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:16:16 PM): [ahh ok downtown would make the most sense]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:16:16 PM): what do you mean, 3 and 3
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:16:50 PM): 3 vamps in charge of one half of the city, the other 3 in charge of the other half
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:17:38 PM): There's only 5 of us, Kevin.
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:17:49 PM): [Justin will be back in an ic week]
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:19:17 PM): Justin is guilty of using bloodpowers on a coterie mate, and is getting nothing.
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:19:53 PM): [ha well you can deal with him as you want. He is in no position to argue right now]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:20:04 PM): Yeah. We;re going to have to scene it when he wakes up
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:20:23 PM): but the coterie is overseeing everything, watching the news, restrainingthier ghouls, not attracting attention
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:20:28 PM): letting the city function
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:20:29 PM): [ok that can be another scene]
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:20:35 PM): [but yeah you guys good?]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:21:26 PM): can we talk over some general game expectations
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:21:37 PM): [sure]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:21:56 PM): for example, set up a standard 'we do this during our nights' and ask you to tell us when things in our environment change
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:22:44 PM): [ok anything else?]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:22:53 PM): One thing I wanted to go over is that Rachel will be keeping her ghouls with her; as day time haven body guards. There would be no situations where they would leave or allow any one else in. Do you want to go over situations of that?
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:23:35 PM): [nope sounds good to me]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:23:39 PM): Also, maybe we should discuss how Rose runs her club
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:24:11 PM): [sure]
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:24:56 PM): Sam: Yes, actually. For a start, my Ghouls would never throw someone out. The Kiss is a pleasurable experience, it takes place in private rooms, and they're allowed to sleep it off and eat something afterwards. Rose takes very good care of her herd.
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:25:15 PM): [ok good to know!]
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:26:27 PM): Sam: And my ghouls guard me during the day at all times as well.
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:26:48 PM): [is the coterie going to all live together in one big haven or are you all spreading out?]
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:27:30 PM): Sam: Rose is living in the private rooms of Enigma now.
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:27:32 PM): [we should probably check in with Marc. He said something about living it up, and now that we have income to do so, he may]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:28:01 PM): [Rachel would likely reinforce the two existing havens and alternate her schedule between them. We do need to find a carpark inw alking distance though]
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:28:09 PM): [ok you guys can all narrate this stuff ic]
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:28:42 PM): [so i'll leave you too it. We're in downtime now. So you don't have to worry about crazy bad shit happening. That won't be for a while]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:28:43 PM): which stuff?
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:29:16 PM): cant that be established in down time
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:29:38 PM): [Where you live, where you hunt, the elysium, etc]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:29:54 PM): [i think we just established that]
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:30:03 PM): [ok cool]
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:30:20 PM): [feel free to keep playing, I gtg]
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:30:45 PM): [we'll do Justin's return next]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:30:52 PM): what?
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:31:01 PM): [for the next scene]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:31:12 PM): Have you talked to Jon about how youll catch him up
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:31:28 PM): [i haven't seen him]
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:31:32 PM): hed likely could use a few scenes to catch up and get back on an even xp field
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:31:44 PM): We need to slow down so he can catch up to us.
Seryna (3/18/2011 1:31:52 PM): its only been three days, right
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:31:53 PM): There's no point starting the second chapter without him.
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:32:01 PM): [of course. well that is what down time is for. I'm not starting chapter 2 for a while]
Jack Robinson (3/18/2011 1:32:04 PM): He does deserve to sit in judgement of Justin
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:32:18 PM): So sit back, relax and enjoy the suck (cause you be a vampire)
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:32:32 PM): (that's fair. We should do that when everyone is around)
Kevin Lacey (3/18/2011 1:32:54 PM): [alright take care!]

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Re: Ch. 1 Epilogue: "Good" Governance

Post by Seratone on Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:27 pm

There was one more thing the coterie had to discuss.

What was to be done about Justin Jonnik?

Does he need to be punished in some way, or would they show mercy?

Did Justin deserve the right to defend himself in some form of a trial, or would they punish him while he was completely helpless and in torpor?

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Post by Seryna on Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:04 pm

On the same night, Rachel sits with a copy of a map of Dayton.

Thinking of Sharkey's earlier comment, she searches for bodies of water, empty lots or quarries- places where some thing could be dumped ad left unattended.

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