Undying - Imperium Britannica

Wolf Slain
04/16/2017

Downtime

- Over the next five years, suspicion of foul creatures lurking in the dark increased among the populace. People say they heard the shrieks of demons in the fire, that clergymen were missing, that monsters tore innocent citizens apart. The Church is everywhere and the torches of the common folk burn bright against the night.

- Princeps Claudia bankrolls two other vampires, conquers new hunting grounds, and bolsters Dorian.

- Patrician Dorian interferes with Rose and improves his hunting grounds – making them less aware. He also recruits Luther to his pack.

- Patrician Rose solely improves her hunting grounds. (Possibly also interfered with Rose.)

- Plebian Martin adds Elgin to his pack.

- Plebian Elgin muckraked Rose – finding out that she was the one who set the fire to burn the Princeps. He also improved his hunting grounds, raising awareness.

- Plebian Luther hinders Dorian – feeding information back to Rose about how someone is interfering with her plans. He also tries to improve his business.

- Quinn bankrolls to receive a minor debt from the Nighmare Patrician Lydia and then upcharges it to a major debt. [I believe.]

- Plebian Anna murders Sarah.

- Pariah Edward interferes with Quinn, who he loathes. [I believe.]

Nightly Play

- The Princeps has called a sudden meeting because her favourite hunter, Martin Nelson, has been murdered. Someone led the prey Church to his lair and they staked and burned him. She demands to know who it was. Whoever finds out for her shall be granted Sireship rights.

- Dorian talked to Sonia, Martin's pack member. She says she knows nothing.

- Elgin talks to Sonia – they agree that whoever finds out who killed Martin gets to be pack leader and will owe? a major debt to the other.

- Quinn agrees to meet with Rose later and talks to Elgin.

- Quinn waits for Rose in on of his shops. Dorian attempts to follow her as a bat, but she sniffs him out. He decides to leave her before she identifies him.

- Quinn and Rose discuss the state of affairs. She suggests that she would appreciate a change in leadership. That all of this scrutiny is a sign of a poor princeps. Quinn is very sympathetic.

- Dorian goes hunting. He finds someone mugging a man down near his docks and sucks the man dry after he slits the other's throat. He makes it look like a second killing – none will be the wiser.

- Elgin seduces Doctor Howard Duncan of King's College and his nephew Jeffrey into assisting in a novel new experiment that will cure people of their maladies, through bleeding. He arranges for them, and their assistant Berthe Hochshield to join him at the Boatman's club the following night to perform the experiment. Berth will make a mistake.

- Quinn finds Lydia and patiently watches her finish a blood ritual before asking her what it she would most like to see happen in the current state of affairs. She wants Rose dead and gone. She is jealous of Rose for being granted birthing rites when she herself has none. She is covetous of Quinn. She hates he princeps and wishes to stay out of everything. Quinn agress to help her despite herself.

- Quinn meets with Dorian and then with Elgin. He discusses with them his plan, his elaborate plan, to bring Rose to a place where Claudia can overhear her admit to wanting Claudia dead and then see her killed. There are, perhaps, more plans on top of this plan.

- Dorian finds Martin. Better, Martin finds Dorian, gloating about how he has done their pack a service by eliminating Martin. He is confidant that Dorian won't betray his pack.

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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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