Distant Dawn

SESSION ONE
Assault on Kovács Manor

May 15th, 2016

Antipatros ordered the two Jacks (Willet and Johnson) to carry out the Wild Hunt called on former Templar Léo Kovács, who was hiding out in his haven located in Scarborough. The Lazarine lent Johnson his personal longsword for the mission. Without question, they head out into the night.

The Jacks arrived at Kovács Manor by taxi. After scoping out the place through liberal use of Eyes of Chaos, Johnson scaled the walls outside of the east side of the building and accidentally broke a window right next to a guard on the second floor. Now alerted to their presence, the Jacks break in through a back hallway window on the ground floor and get in position for the ensuing fight: Willet hides in a spice closet while Johnson goes into another room.

A guard opens the door to the spice closet, and Willet strikes him in surprise. Johnson, who happened to be around, stabs the guard in the neck. A second guard comes down from the stairs and opens fire on Johnson with a shotgun. The first guard collapses from a savage mauling by Willet, freeing Johnson up to throat slash the gunner. Within a few seconds, both guards are down. On further inspection, the two guards looked exactly alike, and some of the wounds that happened to one of them were present on the other one.

Immediately, the Jacks run up stairs and do a sweep. They find several bedrooms: a teenage girl’s room, a bare room with only three identical beds, and the main bedroom. It was around this time that a strange Cainite by the name of Barthon Alabast stormed out of a room in a huff from the second floor and went into the library on the first floor. Apparently, Barthon and someone else had gotten into an argument over… something. It was a little vague.

The Jacks go into the back room, only to discover Léo Kovács, shirtless, straddling a young, nude woman on top of a ceremonial slab. The room they were in was decked out in long, ceremonial candles and what appeared to be large, golden-leaf on forest green tapestries depicting several ancient events and happenings. Off in the corner, appears the final guard. Like his brethren, he looks exactly like them, though he is severely injured.

Immediately, Johnson runs into the room and tips over a candle in an attempt to catch a tapestry on fire. The candles goes out before reaching its target, but this does startle Léo into action. He gets up behind the slab and super-heats the air around Johnson using some form of blood-magic, causing some small burns. Willet enters the room soon after, and runs towards the final guard in the corner. The girl, Faith, leaps off the table and immediately transforms into warform, revealing herself as a werewolf. Johnson takes out Antipatros’ sword and stabs Kovács in the neck, instantly killing him (“It’s like a long knife!”). After killing the guard with a swift blow to the sternum, Faith and Willet join battle, both dealing a massive amount of damage to each other. Willet is knocked unconscious by Faith, who proceeds to get lanced in the side by the sword. Faith attempts to flee, but Johnson easily trounces her.

On the way out, Johnson quickly taunted Barthon (“I’m Caine, motherfucker!”) and left. Johnson carried Willet out of the manor, but not before throwing a Molotov cocktail at the place. It’s unknown if Barthon Alabast got out of the building before it burnt to the ground.

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SESSION TWO
The July 4th Compromise

July 4th, 2016

A small gathering was held at Lumberjacks, on Factory Island in Saco. Present were two of the Jacks (Willet and Johnson), and members of the Night Walkers: Dannie and Val Dracip. Antipatros was also present, though he did not preside over the meeting (at least for long).

Antipatros requested that the two packs create a treaty, dividing up the domain between themselves. His only requests (or rather, demand) was that everyone needed to get permission to go into a graveyards, that the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Cemetery was off limits completely, and that the general traditions of liberty and loyalty were followed. Both packs agreed to these limits, and got to work.

The Jacks took Biddeford as their home territory, while the Night Walkers took Saco. Old Orchard Beach was declared a neutral territory, with preferential feeding rights within the pier area being given to the Night Walkers and the option to renegotiate at a later date. Factory Island was also declared neutral territory, but with absolute feeding rights given to the Jacks.

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Other issues were discussed, but not in great detail. The gathering petered out, and both groups agreed to the terms.

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SESSION THREE
Dannie Dracip's Blood Bath

August 1st, 2016

A large gathering was held in Lumberjacks. Attending were members of the Jacks, the Night Walkers, as well as Antipatros and a visiting pack priest named Pim. Jack Johnson had set up a blood feast for those in attendance, with three victims hung up from the ceiling and one tied to a chair.

Johnson had brought Pim to the meeting to get her to lead the night’s main event: the Blood Bath. The Blood Bath is a ceremony that newly appointed bishops go through, similar to a baptism. While Jack Willet was otherwise disposed, the domain went ahead and committed the ritual with only Dannie Dracip. After a quick service lead by Pim, a communal Vaulderie was practiced, which everyone partook in (including Antipatros, who does not belong in a pack). The Blood Bath was concluded, Johnson lead the domain to a large bonfire where he hosted a Fire Dance.

Shortly after the Fire Dance and most of the Cainites in attendance started to get their drink on, Richard Weir and Rose took off into the night to do some investigating. Richard, earlier that evening, had gotten word of a large gathering of right-wing militiamen in a compound near the salt marshes of Scarborough. After wading through the water and narrowly avoiding detection, the two realized that it was probably just for some party, similar to what the vampires were doing.

After returning to the party, Dannie took offence that Richard had went and done his own thing without discussing it with her first. Richard, while technically a member of the Night Walkers, was under the impression he was only an associate member and not a full member. The two got into a very loud, very public argument. The Jacks and Antipatros just looked at each other and shrugged.

With the night seeming to quiet down, everyone returned to Lumberjacks to clean up the blood feast that had happened, when suddenly Johnson heard what appeared to be the click of a gun cocking. With his muscle memory taking command, Jack stabbed behind himself, revealing a man dressed in a gray metal mask, light gray clothing, and a white cloak. He then went invisible, reappeared in front of Johnson, but disappear after being stabbed again. The man began to shoot his gun, though he seemed panicked and missed all of his shots. Marshal ran towards the door to secure it, only narrowly missing being hit by bullets. Those of the domain who turned on Auspex saw that the man had gotten behind the counter by this point, and had grabbed at least one bottle from the shelf before Johnson stabbed him in the neck while yelling “you’re not allowed behind the bar!” A quick shot by Dannie made the man dissipate into the air. The fight was over.

Johnson ran upstairs to meet with Antipatros in his personal haven. After a brief discussion with him, Antipatros had determined that the attacker was a spirit of some make who was commanded to attack the domain. The phrase “unwilling joy” was used, to the confusing of everyone, including Antipatros, who was the one who said it. Pim was able to speak to some birds to see if they knew of any Cainite in the area that might be the cause of it, and the bird said that they saw someone “like [Pim], but not just dead. They look like death”, causing many in the domain to suspect a Nosferatu behind the attack.

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SESSION FOUR
Jack Willet's Bloodbath

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SESSION FIVE
The Attack on the Salt Marshes

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