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  • 2. The Wind from the Sea

    [Derpina, 9 July 2016] While Marcus and Sinead were dealing with the consequences of their excursion to the Third Elysium, a ship berthed at the London port, carrying Lady Bianca and her curious new companion, Ethan. Having arrived earlier than …

  • 17. In Her Wake

    _Earth, stream and tree encircled by sea Waves sweep the sand from my island. My sunsets fade. Field and glade wait only for rain Grain after grain love erodes my High weathered walls which fend off the tide Cradle the wind to my island_ [Lisa …

  • 1. New Beginnings.

    [Derpina, 22 May 2016] London, year 1888. Following several decades of boisterous adventuring, Sabbat hunting and journeying, now famous Sinéad chose to settle down in the greatest and most likely the smelliest metropolis in the world. With her …

  • 3. A Study in Scarlet

    _“Don't forget to speak scornfully of the Victorian Age; there will be time for meekness when you try to better it. Very soon you will be Victorian or that sort of thing yourselves; next session probably, when the freshman come up.”_ *** 1. Visiting …

  • 4. Mrs Cunningham's Wardrobe

    [Lisa, 11. 06. 2016, rewritten 4. 09. 2016] At the beginning of the night, Marcus finds his childe busying himself with repairing furniture from his manor; curious as to the reason, he inquires and is told that this is due to the "lady visitor", …

  • 5. Haven

    "But often, in the world's most crowded streets, But often, in the din of strife, There rises an unspeakable desire After the knowledge of our buried life; A thirst to spend our fire and restless force In tracking out our true, original course; A …

  • 6. Sacred

    [Derpina, 19/11/2017] With the fires extinguished and the madmen put to rest, a tense stillness crept over London. Accompanied by her butler’s young niece, Sinead chose to use the temporary breather to examine her new predicament, curious whether her …

  • 7. Father, oh, Father.

    "Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory." *** [Lisa, 19. 08. 2016] …

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    _“And so you, like the others, would play your brains against mine. You would help these men to hunt me and frustrate me in my designs! You know now, and they know in part already, and will know in full before long, what it is to cross my path. They …

  • 9. The Dragonslayers

    _"Not my best side, I'm afraid. The artist didn't give me a chance to Pose properly, and as you can see, Poor chap, he had this obsession with Triangles, so he left off two of my Feet. I didn't comment at the time (What, after all, are two feet To …

  • 10. Endless Night

    A truth that’s told with bad intent Beats all the Lies you can invent. It is right it should be so; Man was made for Joy and Woe; And when this we rightly know Thro’ the World we safely go. Every Night and every Morn Some to Misery are Born. …

  • 11. Margot and the Devil

    "What would your good be doing if there were no evil, and what would the earth look like if shadows disappeared from it? After all, shadows are cast by objects and people. There is the shadow of my sword. But there are also shadows of trees and living …

  • 12. The Queen's Gambit

    Three blind mice. Three blind mice. See how they run. See how they run. They all ran after the farmer's wife, Who cut off their tails with a carving knife, Did you ever see such a sight in your life, As three blind mice?

  • 13. Bad Apple

    _Enter, stranger, but take heed Of what awaits the sin of greed, For those who take, but do not earn, Must pay most dearly in their turn. So if you seek beneath our floors A treasure that was never yours, Thief, you have been warned, beware Of …

  • 16. Wit's end

    _"God is the God of the people who are at their wits end, who are right up against it with their backs to the wall, and He delights to come to our help when we need Him most."_ *** [SleepyKoala 26.02.2017 - ???] Vanity was emptying really fast. …

  • 15. Consanguinity.

    _"Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars."_ [Lisa, 20. 02. 17] Marcus' meeting with his new Tremere acquaintance Dennis the Demonologist is interrupted …

  • 18. Lessons Learned

    _“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead."_ [Lisa, 25. 03. 17] When Lambert returns to Emma and Hawke after trying to find the rest of the Sabbat in …

  • 20. Tales as old as time

    _"Trust the tale, not the teller."_ [Lisa, 13. 05. 2017] After Emma leaves the two elders to their own devices, Sinead prods Marcus about the priest Emma mentioned, and he gives her directions to the catholic cathedral where he met a Kindred …

  • 21. The Bear and the Maiden Fair

    _"BERTIE: Touch of indigestion, Jeeves? JEEVES: No, Sir. BERTIE: Then why is your tummy rumbling? JEEVES: Pardon me, Sir, the noise to which you allude does not emanate from my interior but from that of that animal that has just joined us. BERTIE: …

  • 22. Of Adam and Eve

    _" (...)Another time, the church elder himself, who was fond of an occasional private interview with my grandfather's brandy-glass, had not succeeded in getting to the bottom twice, when he beheld the glass bowing very low to him. "Satan take you, let us …

  • 23. Atticus Goes Forth

    _"I know from long experience that all my men have the artistic talent of a cluster of colourblind hedgehogs. In a bag"_ *** [Lisa, 18. 10. 17] As May draws to a close, the night of the Brujah clan meeting is upon London, with Emma arriving …

  • 24. Sunflowers

    _I stand tall As gracious as one could be Blooming to my best As slender as it touches my being Everyone else is facing the sun Bending towards its unfathomable galore They and I are both undoubtedly Grown on the benevolence of life’s essence The …

  • 25. Rose

    _“If I say your voice is an amber waterfall in which I yearn to burn each day, if you eat my mouth like a mystical rose with powers of healing and damnation, If I confess that your body is the only civilization I long to experience… would it mean that we …

  • 26. Rose (II)

    [Lisa, 09. 12. 2017] Curios as to the reaction to the love letters she helped print, Emma visits the second Elysium to hopefully hear some gossip going around. Instead, she finds a blonde woman sitting at the Elysium's bar, a huge tankard in front of …

  • 27.

    _Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party._ [Lisa, 09. 01. 2018] Emma spends the night visiting Ophelia in her graveyard, whom she finds decorating a grave. The two …

  • 28.

    [Lisa, 09. 01. 2018] During the night of the 7th of August, Emma drops by the second Elysium only to find it completely deserted except for the Keeper and Mithras, who is dressed in what looks like most of a simple, modern suit, with an aura so muted …

  • 29.

    _Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense._ [Lisa, 13. 02. 2018] Before the start of the circus performance, Emma apologizes to Mithras about her earlier evasiveness …

  • 31. "Fun".

    _"Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game."_ [Lisa, 25. 02. 2018] After dealing with a small dispute about the scheduling for practices among her establishment's performers, Sinead pays a visit to the second Elysium in search for information about the …

  • 30. Gloomy Friday.

    _“Why so much grief for me? No man will hurl me down to Death, against my fate. And fate? No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you - it’s born with us the day that we are born.”_ *** Chirp. Chirp. …

  • 32.

    _“Sit still with me in the shade of these green trees, which have no weightier thought than the withering of their leaves when autumn arrives, or the stretching of their many stiff fingers into the cold sky of the passing winter. Sit still with me and …

  • 33.

    _A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma._ *** [Lisa, 07. 03. 2018] Neither the investigation of the line of …

  • The Avalon FFW Timeline

    *1602*, November 17 - the celebrations of the 44th anniversary of Elisabeth's reign happen in Burgheley House. [[:mithras | Mithras]] comes back from his latest voyage. [[:dermont | Dermont]] named Baron of Norwich. The Ventrue Valerius replaces the Duke …

  • The Book III Timeline

    *1888* *February 17* - [[:sinead | Sinead]] and [[:julian | Julian]] visit [[:marcus | Marcus]], having arrived in the city a few days prior. The reunion ends with a scandalous visit to the so-called "Third Elysium", the tavern "Slow and Easy" in the …

  • Slow and Easy

    The so-called "Third Elysium", "Slow and Easy" is a tavern in the dock district of London, open from dusk till dawn and run by the Brujah [[:miranda | Miranda]], who serves as its Elysium Keeper.

  • Vanity

    The so-called "Second Elysium", looked after by its keeper, the Ventrue [[:caroline | Caroline Mortimer]]. A fashionable and modern exclusive lounge, Vanity is a restricted access area located in one of London's poshest new hotels. An encircling …

  • The Athenaeum

    The so-called "First Elysium" has changed its location several times throughout its history. Right now it's been around half a century since its moving to the elite gentlemen's club - the Athenaeum.

  • Sabbat in London

    Officially, there is no Sabbat presence in London itself. The history of the Sabbat in Great Britain as such is a rather complicated matter. First of all, it is rather unique because of the subtlety of its operations -- well, as much subtlety as the …

  • Lilian Norwood

    Lilian Norwood became a primogen together with [[:atticus | Atticus Fletcher]] in 1869, both of them taking over from their exiled predecessors, though unlike Atticus Lilian had indeed come to the city seemingly for this very purpose, and her clanmates …

  • Atticus Fletcher

    Atticus became primogen in 1869, together with [[:lilian | Lilian Norwood]], after the previous primogen were forced to migrate from the area. He was granted the position as the oldest member of his clan present in London at the time and so far it seems …

  • Victoria Harlow

    Victoria Harlow has been the Primogen and Regent of the House and Clan Tremere in London since 1829, when the then-acting Prince Valerius officially recognised her clan's presence as benefiting the city and granted them a right to establish a Chantry, as …

  • Anne Bowesley

    Lady Anne is the childe of Mithras' former senechal, Valerius, who in turn was a childe of the Prince's Indian friend and clanmate, Bindusara, who used to visit the city during the Dark Ages. Coming from a noble family and having some success in …

  • Timothy Talbott

    Timothy Talbott became the Malkavian primogen in 1799, relatively soon after his arrival in the city. He was by far not the oldest Malkavian present in London at this point, but he was certainly more "sane" than most and, most importantly of all, he …

  • Raymond Montgomery

    The second longest serving primogen of London, Raymond took the office in 1731, after the previous Primogen left the city, with the Prince's leave and his sire's recommendation. At first he managed his clan's business quite actively, from a house in the …

  • Annabelle

    Annabelle is one of the young kindred of London whom Marcus and Sinead encountered during their first night out in the [[Slow and Easy |Third Elysium]]. She proved to be a quite opinionated young woman who had no qualms in talking an elder's ear of about …

  • Cassandra

    It seems that Cassandra came from Cambridge, where she somehow attracted the attention of her sire, [[:anthony | Anthony Powell]], and became his sole childe and heir. She stayed with her sire for some time to learn the ways of the kindred and attempt to …

  • Julian Montgomery

    As seen by:

    Emma

    Unlike with Christopher, Emma is not quite as hesitant towards Julian - she doesn't yet know him very well, and still there is a bit of animosity between the two. Considering their chance encounter …

  • Emma Mallinson

    "i can’t survive on the kindness i show myself but i’ll die trying" _— humans are not self sustaining ("haiku #44":http://shanastoryteller.tumblr.com)_ Born in London as the first child of three, with a younger brother and sister following soon …

  • Aaron Sand

    [intro story]

    Book I

    Book II

    Book III

    Book IV

    As seen by:

    Emma

    After their first meeting aggravated her, Emma was surprised to see …