Undying - Imperium Britannica

Princeps Ignited
2017/03/18

 

  • Dorian, Elgin and Quinn awake to the scent of fire and the sounds of screaming prey. London, North of the Thames, is aflame. The Princeps' tower burns.
  • Dorian sends Samantha to scout and turns into a bat to investigate. Quinn has his people secure the shops and make themselves ready. Elgin goes to find his Maker, Anna.
  • Anna is standing before the smoldering Temple Bar. She urges Elgin to ensure the Princeps is dead. For if she is, surely Edward Kane will take her place. And if Edward is the new Princeps, and Anna can negotiate with him quickly enough, she could become Patrician. Elgin agrees and makes his way closer to Cheapside.
  • Dorian – as bat – scouts out the top of the Princeps tower, where a blind, charred figure stumbles and screams. Quinn has his people gather water and prepare to help the Princeps.
  •  The Princeps falls to the street and while Elgin, possessing his usher, prepares to finish her off – Quinn prepares to save her. Dorian initially plans to go along with Elgin but is persuaded that his status might increase even more if he helps save the Princeps. Elgin reluctantly goes along. They discuss this all while trailing Elgin's employees who are dragging the blackened, writhing body of the Princeps through the streets to Quinn's apothecary. 
  • Once there Quinn, Dorian and Elgin all allow the Princeps (Claudia Lewis) to sup from their wrists (2 blood each), but she craves more. She demands prey. And a savehaven. And evidence of Edward's treachary. She agrees to forgive them, or grant them, each a major debt. This would be enough for Quinn to claim the title of Patrician, but this would not sit will with his alpha – Dorian. Dorian makes it clear that Quinn will get the Princeps to transfer her debt to Dorian. This, she does.
  • Elgin goes to find her prey and returns with a singed and struggling monk. Claudia makes short work of him; though his cross burns a mark into her chest.
  • Quinn and Dorian escort her to the morgue of Stamford hospital, where she drains a corpse and prepares herself for the day.
  • Dorian sends Samantha home – urging her to keep an eye out for other predators. Quinn hunts for himself. He drags a terrified female, doubtless a prostitute, into one of his dens and consumes her completely.
  • Dorian and Elgin meet at Elgin's Boatman's Club. Elgin sends one of his usher's out to find out where the fire started and the other informs him that Miss Anna is waiting for him in his study with a gentleman friend (Edward Kane). They wait for Quinn.
  • Quinn finds a smug Rose (his maker) sitting atop her factory, watching London burn. He discusses the future with her and assures her it will be a bright one for them both. [I think. Was something concrete established here?]
  • Once Quinn arrives, the three decide to isolate Anna and explain the situation to her. Elgin sends her a note. She comes to the parlor expecting to hear good news of his success. Instead he desperately tries to persuade her to cast her lot in with the, now-healed, Princeps.
  • Meanwhile Quinn and Dorian sneak upstairs to confront Edward. He will not be reasoned with. He attacks. It takes all of their reserves, but Quinn and Dorian and able to defeat him. Quinn says he will grant Edward the less humiliating end, death, if he admits to starting the fire. He refuses and is branded a pariah. Quinn makes him show respect to Dorian before he leaves. 
  • Anna, watching him depart, knows she is out-numbered. She leaves –  enraged at Elgin for defying her and ruining her chances at Patricianhood. Dorian rises to fill Edward's place instead.
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