The Prince`s Hand

Requiem for Rome

MIcheal Tower and Maverick have sent a team out to investigate a body that was reported to be staked and in a church in Italy. The team arrives and finds the body in the catacombs but they are detained by the Swiss guard after an alarm is tripped. after a quick witted explanation from the priest the party is released and escorted out of the church. The party then snuck back inside and began examining the body, they decided to unstake the man and wake him up and as they did so the entire team was transported back to ancient Rome. Unbeknownst to the team another couple happen to be within the area of effect for the time travel spell and they were also sent back to Rome. The team rendezvous with the man who they unstaked and he explained that they had gone back to the year 476 and a war was brewing between the camarilla and the sabatt. the team was given a choice on who to support and they choose the sabatt and were then lead out of the city of Rome to the sabatt encampment. there they met with the other couple who had been transported with them and Silas Guilte. Silas is the leader of the tactical defense and strategy division of the sabatt army and he makes the party members into generals. Silas then gives them a mission to kill the Augurs. The Augurs are mystics who can foretell the future, the party decides the best way to beat this is to cause mass hysteria and strike in the middle of the calamity. The party succeeds in finding the Augurs and they launch a surprise attack, but it was a decoy and the plan fell apart. The party decided to head on attack the palace of the Augurs and ended up facing 5 mages. After a very close battle the mages were defeated and the party decided to head back to the camp. Rather suddenly they awoke to find themselves chained to beds in a dark room. After freeing themselves they then wandered around the area they were in until they discovered it was ceasers palace. They discovered a secret passageway that lead them to the throne room and from there they entered into the antechamber of the Emperor`s office. inside this room was a man who was slightly shadowy and he gave the priest a ring and showed him a vision of great importance, the assassin then received a vision of Hitler and then the man was gone. the party left the palace and headed for the sabatt encampment. Upon arrival they found the sabatt stronghold completely destroyed and charred. after investigating they find a note with directions to a map and some cryptic writing on the wall of a burned out house. “Fire cleanses all under God” they then tracked Silas`s sent to a small house inside Rome and after carefully diving through a window and then checking to see if the door was unlocked (it was) they were able to solve the puzzle to open the secret staircase. once down the stairs the magnanimously moronic mage created a sonic boom that blew out everybody’s ear drums and made them fall to the ground in pain. After waiting for their hearing to return (Vampires Remember) Silas tells them the results of their encounter. ! Augur dead and Rome on high alert, also your all the top most wanted criminals in Rome. Silas informs them of the attack on the compound and the loss they took by losing the first attack. He gives them a mission that is both suicidal and vital to the war effort. the party must get into the necropolis and break into the Senex treasury to steal a magical bowl that turns mage blood into mage fire and then bring that bowl and a mage to the fonz ater. then they must drain the mages blood (ALL OF IT!!) into the bowl and run away. the mage left the room before hearing the last part and caught the attention of the guards patrolling the street. He attacked the guards and sent some of them flying into the room with the other party members and a large battle ensued. after defeating the soldiers they finish explaining the plan to the mage and fearing that they meant his blood he left and defected to the Camarilla. Upon meeting the Senex he divulged everything he knew about the party and the sabatt as well as they`re plans. Senex then makes the Mage a general in his army and has him assist in developing war plans. the party has decided to head towards the Necropolis to start the mission. The party is en route to the necropolis when they are stopped by a message urging them to head to a set of coordinates. Upon reaching the coordinates they are met by Silas who tells them of the Camarillo’s discovery of time magic and of the convoy of future weapons on its way to Rome. The party ’ayes a trap and it springs beautifully, catching the enemy soldiers off guard the players execute a series of attacks that devastate the number of enemies and the carts vanish into the ground. The party tracked the route of the cart back to the village it came from and find a fully functioning munitions factory. The party the destroyed the factory with Silas.so help and secured a few weapons and some ammo. They then traveled to a clearing and met bobby and they began the trip back to the necropolis to ignite the signal flare. As they left the clearing they were surrounded and attacked by a group of larvae and after a harrowing battle they were all knocked unconscious. The party awoke to the sound of a roaring crowd and found themselves shackled in a wooden holding cell, after a few minutes a booming voice announced to the crowd the names of the gladiators in the ring and then they were pushed forward towards the exit gate. As they reached the gate they were shown a weapons rack against the wall. The party picked weapons that suited them and they were pushed out into 4 separate pits, each with a separate gladiator awaiting them. In the stands a sabot sympathizer stood searching the pits for the party members and upon locating them he watched their progress, ready to jump in and protect them. In the pits a gladiator also was looking for the party members to help them escape. After a short round of gruesome slaughter the gladiators sliced their way through a vast majority of the cowering slaves that they were dealing with and began attacking the party members. The sat sympathizer jumped out of the stands and began attacking one of the gladiators as the sabot gladiator claimed the party members in his pit as his slaves to protect them., as the fight grew to a close all the party members and the sabot sympathizer exited the arena victorious. After exchanging greetings the newly formed party entered the necropolis and secured the bowl and a mage and entered the fonz ater. After sacrificing the mage and running away the signal fire lit and the fond aster was consumed in a massive explosion that rocked all of Rome and which sent a blazing ball of fire into the sky. After escaping the necropolis the party heard war horns in the distance and began running towards them. Along the way a member of the party was tricked into believing that he is a demon and that he must consume the souls of his enemies to stay alive,

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The story so far...

The party has been tasked with uncovering and acquiring a powerful relic from somewhere in Romania. after locating the relic they faced powerful enemies that were garbed in all white they secured the relic and thought they made it out clean. However they were followed and attacked by the final member of the white clad warriors and the relic was taken from them. The white clad warrior then fled away with the relic and the group tracked him to new York city where they found he owned a nightclub. The group then found another member of their party they believed to be dead they then attempted to re-steal the relic and rescue the member but were defeated by the now revealed Spike Spiegel. The group awoke in chains in separate dark rooms and managed to escape and find each other and eventually find a way out of their prison. They tracked Spike to an upscale apartment block and discovered his booby trapped rooms. after setting off all the booby traps in spectacular fashion they found they had just missed Spike but that both the relic and the missing member of their party were both there and in tact. After a harrowing rescue attempt Bobby Mercer was revived and the relic was returned to the Prince for safe keeping.

BELIAL`S BROOD
the party has been tasked with finding and eliminating the scourge known as the Belials brood that has begun infesting New York City. The party tracked the first of three chapters to the Central Park woods where they met their man on the inside and gained access to the initiation ceremony. the players faced a harrowing trial as they fought duplicates of themselves in a stone arena. after emerging badly injured but victorious they were welcomed as full fledged members of the brood and given their first assignment of anarchy. unfortunately loose lips landed the party in hot water as they were overheard discussing their real mission. the party then faced off against the 20 chapter members and after a near death battle grasped a victory. The players then began investigating the whereabouts of the 2nd chapter and found it to be an old defunct airport in Albany NY. the players arrived at the airport and began searching for the broods hideout. After discovering the hangar that housed the brood the players infiltrated and began gathering Intel…

After decimating the brood in new York city and putting an end to the anarchy, the party discovers that the infamous brood were started by Irish spies in a plot to destabilize the Prince`s power base.

THE QUEST FOR IRELAND
Tower has tasked the party with traveling to Ireland in anonymity to uncover the leaders of this plot and to put an end to their machinations in his city. The party arrived in Dublin and ditched the gear they had brought after seeing the three heavily armed guards in front of the terminal entrance. After securing transportation the party headed further into the city to the newly acquired OOGLE building to set up their base of operations. Once in the building they met with their overseas contact who gave them the basic rundown on what he had observed. Ireland it seemed was under the control of 1 man who calls himself the king and he had amassed an army that appeared almost supernatural in its devotion to him. The citizens while under marshal law in a police state appeared to be quite content and also had a fanatical devotion to the prime minister. after hearing this information Lauren set out to find a club bike to meet with the local chapter of her biker gang, The Daughters of Chaos while Joe strayed out to make some contacts. Joe meets the primogen and gets hired to eliminate a shipment of weapons that the biker gang is hauling, at the same time Lauren was meeting with the biker gang to talk about running the shipment but she turns them down due to her “sun allergy”. Joe calls Lauren to inform her that he has to take out the shipment Lauren tells him not to do it and he agrees to step down but Lauren doesn`t fully believe that the shipment is safe makes a fool of herself in front of the local chapter and is asked to leave and eventually threatened physically when she refuses. Lauren retreats to a building rooftop a few blocks down from the club to watch for any signs of danger while Joe and Patrick sneak into the garage looking for the shipment. the shipment had already left before they arrived and so they scrapped the plan and left after Patrick severed the gas lines to the biker clubs bikes. Soon after Joe decides to do heavy research and discovers that the Prime Minister may have a relic in his possession that makes you very charismatic, Joe decides to kill the Prime Minister. Meanwhile back at the OOGLE headquarters Joe`s vamp grenades that he had spent so much time and money on making arrived, Patrick sets up a meeting with some local hunters to strike a deal of assistance. the meeting goes well and joe is left with the directive to use the vamp grenade at a public venue to show its effectiveness. Joe and Lauren argue over where and when to use the grenade and while they are distracted Patrick craft a replica one and sets it off in the room they are in. Joe becomes enraged and chases after Patrick attempting to kill him while lauren flees the room. Joe fails to kill Patrick and loses track of him in the building, still mad he checks the cases to find that it had not been one of his own that had gone off but a fake one. Joe gave the case to lauren and told her to go kill vampires with it and went to sulk in his office. Lauren exited the building but Patrick snatched the case from her and disappeared into the alleyways and she could not find him. Patrick uses this time to meet with bobby and show him of the device and to inform him of its sole purpose, Bobby handles the small metal ball and examines it closely then instructs Patrick to carry out the mission. Patrick then goes to the local club that the Primogen frequented and set off the grenade while dressed as another person. Joe finally decides that in order to kill the Prime Minister he must challenge him to a charity off with the final reveal at a gala he was throwing. the charity event lasted 1 month and as time grew closer Joe amassed over 3 million dollars to help the working man, but on the night of the gala the Prime Minister wsa reported dead and this happened right after Joe called him unsympathetic and a host of other bad names. Lauren decided she wanted to ask the man who had announced the Prime Ministers death a few questions so she got into his car when he did, the man demanded that she exit his vehicle and she did not do so until after he had pressed the big red button on his dashboard. As she stood and watched him drive away a van pulled up beside her and 12 armed city police arrested her and took her to prison. Joe having been curious as to what Lauren was doing opened the doors to see them arrest her and drive away, so he followed them to the prison and into the interrogation room they placed her in. All told there were 32 guards in a medium sized circular room with Lauren shackled and bagged sitting in a chair. Joe stood a t the back of the room obfuscated and watched as Lauren was interrogated and tortured again and again until she was a bloody mess and she broke. Lauren told her captor everything that had happened so far and he seemed pleased by this. After Lauren confessed and named her party members the man turned to Joe and asked him to step forward and have a seat, he then told them he was the Sheriff and that he wanted to help them in their mission as he wanted to take over. the sheriff erased all records of Joe and Lauren and had their safe houses and HQ destroyed to complete the illusion. A party was also sent after Patrick but he escaped to London to hide. Now Joe and Lauren are alone and cutoff from the world on a suicide mission to take down the King..
Meanwhile back in New York news of Joe and Laurens death had reached Tower and he was not pleased, believing this to be the truth he sent bobby to speak with Here and There a powerful but insane creation Mage with orders that he is to go to Ireland and complete the mission…

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