I : "Guilty until proven innocent"; the storyteller point
not quite such as any other evening, Arvid Didier wakes up and goes
for a walk, for lack of a better thing to do, soon he is joined by
his Sire : Arvid is requested at the Elysium, without a word, his
mentor leads him to the Louvre.
meanwhile, Marc des Anges-Noirs goes to his favorite club : "the
Volatile". Some arrogant ghoul tells him he has to go to the
Elysium, all vampires are wanted by the Prince.
Moore is getting ready to take a bite out of a young man, she is dragged
in the shadows by Gilles, the Prince's councelor, who asks her to
go to the Elysium, and drags her there as she doesn't seems to be
willing to go.
Louvre, in the Prince's chamber, the Primogene are all gathered. The
Prince speaks about the Sabbat, about traitors, and suddenly points
an accusing finger atArvid Marc and Lian: they are the traitors from
Arvid's mentor, and the malkavian primogen speak in their defense,
the Prince decides : they have five days to prove their innocence,
or they will be staked and left to the morning kiss.
of them try to find a way to solve the problem, they go to the "volatile"
club to try and think. From there they decide to go to Notre Dame
to find some Nosferatu, who would probably know where to find some
They take a cab to go there, but, once at
Notre Dame, they just find out that none of them have any money. The
driver seems to like Lian, so to let her two companions "escape"
she offers to stay and take care of the driver. Arvid and Marc get
out of the car and walk around to find a Nosferatu, but it's him who
finds them first. The Nos trades his information for a future owed
favor: Some Sabbat hide in the 13th district.
Arvid and Marc come back to the cab and find Lian covered with blood:
she killed the cab driver who was a little bit too enterprising. She
fed from him too, but covered the whole thing as a murder. she lost
a bit of her compation, a bit of her humanity.
the rendez-vous at the "volatile" club, so that the guys
decide to go by themselves to the 13th district. This time they take
At the end of a street they can see some flame light, and hear laughter.
Marc decides to go first, and just steps in the middle of the alley
way followed closely by Arvid : they are noticed right away by the
group of five people there.
But a sixth hidden one comes from behind the fire : he's tall and
monstrous and licks his lips at the view of Marc. Arvid immediatly
uses his obfuscate to hide from the scary form, and runs to the metro,
while Marc is chased until the suburbs by the" clack clack"
of the Tzimisce's boots. Arrived there, Marc is annoyed by some gang
who think his suit is not really fitting, Marc scares them to death
by defeating the strongest of them, the steals a car and drives back
to the club "volatile".
meanwhile, Arvid went to see his Sire to ask for advice. The man is
not really talkative, but one hint strikes Arvid : " put silk
on a goat and it is still a goat". The Malkavian decides to test
that proverb at the Elysium. Soon he hears the same "clack clack"
he heard earlier in the alley way, he turns and sees a fine vampire,
looking like a toreador, but dressed exactly like the Tzimisce. He
asks around and learns that the Name of the man is Constantin, and
that he's been in the Parisian court for decades, he's even one of
the favorites of the Prince.
Finding Gilles there, he tries to convince him that Constantin is
the traitor, Gilles just advice him to refer to Villon
finally to the "volatile" club but too late, meeting a friend
there, he tells her that she would probably find more evidence at
the elysium than at the club. Lian listens and goes to the Elysium.
to the "volatile" club shortly after and find his Sire Angelique.
He tells her about his night, and she tells him, that there should
be more to find at the Elysium.
annoyed by Toreador harpies when Marc comes in, he sees her and they
start to talk, when they here a terrible screaming from the Prince's
chamber : Arvid is in there trying to convince the Prince that one
of his most faithfull subject is a traitor, but, as the Malkavian
he his, he can't seem to make sense, Villon is ready to explode.
Lian figure out that Arvid is in trouble and decide to go and help
him, after trying to understand what exactly Arvid wants to say, they
explain to the Prince. Villon orders to test the blood of Constantin,
who suddenly reveals his true face and form and after threatening
the Camarilla with the Sabbat invasion of Paris, he vanishes into
violently enters the room by the door on the opposite side: the catacombs
have been invaded
and many of them killed : the Sabbat is in Paris, the Nosferatus had
to leave for the sewers.
turns towards his three new heroes, they get a new mission, somehow
they'll have defeat the Sabbat's plan to invade Paris.