Well, in that case I continue to write, Bunshichi. LARP PeriodLARP I – Nights at the Club
In 1998 Greg’s pack settled in their newly assigned domain.
The region was quite rural. No too big cities and lots of open territory. Greg – by this time quite a professional when it comes to the undead and other supernatural begins – was pretty sure he could smell werewolves all around the country.
At first the pack stayed in the shadows most of the time.
They fed in silence, they investigated in silence and they performed their rituals with caution.
Indra worked on some of her own side projects while Greg and Rupert roamed through the night and slowly made contact with one or two kindred. Joshua was absent most of the time.
The domain had more or less been under control by anarchists until a few years ago.
Now a young Ventrue send by the Camarilla tried to get control into the region.
He established frequent meetings in a night club a little outside of town and declared the club as an Elysium. This club was lead by a female Toreador and its name was “Opium”.
Beneath this modern structures even older ones hid.
With the main city of the region and the domain being older than 1000 years nobody could be sure what old creatures lured underneath the earth and in the shadows.
The cities old dome was one of the most notable and rumors said that maybe an old Lasombra was resting in the catacombs below the dome.
Maybe this was one of Indra’s real interests in the domain but the pack did what the Ductus told them to do.
At least for now.
Soon Greg, Indra and Joshua made there first visit to the “Opium”.
They tied several contacts and gathered information on as many Kindred inhabitants as they could. Since the new domain was frequently visited by Kindred from neighboring domains they could even collect useful information on those visitors.
Their superiors – especially the Lasombras bishop – were pleased about the progress and thus the pack was granted several advantages.
The gathered information was forwarded to higher ranks inside the Sabbat and nobody was really surprised when over the time the one or the other domain inhabitant disappeared.
Rumors and Rupert’s information pointed to some involvement of Assamite assassins of the Sabbat. Maybe even Black Hand.
As well Rupert and Greg, who shared this information, did not wonder about some Assamite who visited the pack “by coincidence” a few months later.
One of the “advantages” granted to the pack was to increase their number.
Leadership instructed them to embrace some new vampires. Thus Indra, Joshua and Greg picked some candidates.
The chosen ones were captured and sucked dry to be embraced in a short and secret ritual. Like with Greg many years ago Indra persisted on performing here interpretation of the “Shovel Head” ritual.
The newly created vampires were subdued and buried “alive” in fresh graves.
Greg’s child was a small-time criminal and somewhat like a punk before.
Joshua’s chose a goth girl he “picked up” in one of the city’s clubs.
Nobody except Indra did know where here victim did come from. And nobody did care because for some strange reason Indra’s vitae was not able to transform the dead body into a vampire.
While the two new vampire crawled out of their graves and fed unto some other prepared victims Indra got mad and even fell into a short frenzy.
She attacked the others with her monstrous flesh-forming vampire powers and could only be stopped by Joshua using brute force.
It was a nasty fight between the two quite old and powerful Canites.
While both being heavily injured Indra fled from the place and was not seen for a few weeks.
During this time Joshua, Greg and their new children continued their work against the Camarilla. They even managed to deeply infiltrate the Camarilla hierarchy.
Alice – Greg’s child – took over a big part of the local drug business in a short time. And made a bunch of Camarilla Brujah pretty angry by this. But nevertheless he got in contact with lots and lots of human and ghoul minions. Not to mention that he randomly sold drugs to them which were contaminated with vitae of thus pack. Thus forming blood bonds to the minions of other Cainites and maybe as well to their masters.
Greg watched over Alice activities most of the time.
As a neonate Alice did not have much power so far and could soon face his Final Death if confronted by another vampire.
Fortunately they had to care about only very few fights.
Victoria – Joshua’s child – got in close contact with the Toreador who owned the night club “Opium”. With the Toreador being the Keeper of the Elysium as well they received a good option for influence and intrigue.
The pack’s priest was “guarding” their base of operations as always and Rupert was always near them in the shadows but never really present. Like many Nosferatu.
Thus their mission seemed to go well.
Until Indra returned.
A lot of things had happened in and around the “Opium”.
Rumors tell that there even was a fight with some strange werewolf but the vampires were able to fight it back. If you’d ask Greg he might tell you that he even managed to taste some of his blood.
Maybe with this werewolf outside of town at the night club the Elysiums end was sealed. But the disappearing of several high ranked Camarilla vampires including the prince and the Keeper of the Elysium had their influence, too.
Even the Sabbat pack’s priest did vanish.
Okay, Nosferatu tend to disappear more often than other clans but in this case it was against his nature.
Strangely it was during this period of disappearing that Indra returned.
She was still mad at lots of things but that seemed to be nothing more than her nature.
With the pack’s priest gone all those necessary rituals like the Vaulderie were disregarded and the pack’s bond got weak over the time.
After such many Camarilla Kindred had disappeared the Inner Circle did sent someone of higher rank to investigate.
It was an Archon (mid-rank Camarilla law enforcer) of clan Malkavian.
A very strange and mysterious woman with keen vampiric senses.
As Joshua got to know who this woman was he quickly left the region. As far as Greg was informed they had a common history. A bad common history.
Thus Joshua did not not endanger the pack with his presence but Greg was left with two neonates at his heels, an incalcuable Ductus in his back and no pack priest there to assist him.
But that’s another story ... soon to come.