When the police arrived, a large group of them immediately quit and started protesting themselves. Shots were fired and things quickly got out of a hand. The protesters started rioting.
As Thorn was attempting to get it under control, back at Elysium, who should walk in, but former Prince, Tyler O'Leary. After hearing about his removal from praxis, Tyler explained that he had been investigating where the Sabbat had been getting supplies and support from. He told them from Sacramento, CA and Mexico City itself. Prince Iment declared that the museum was no longer the Elysium. The Prince then had Tyler join him in a private meeting.
|Prince Iment Lawth|
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Jinx arrived with a handsome twenty one year old man in tow. She took him and Prince Iment into Carcosa for the Masquerade Ball at The Amber Queen's Palace. They stopped momentarily and spoke with Charles, who wished them well. Their first view of Carcosa was one of curiosity. Overall, the city was dark, with gas lit lamps, and cobblestone streets. Towers stretched overhead and in the night sky were deeper pools of darkness that seemed to bend light around them. The Palace was impossible to miss and it's opulence was unlike anything the characters had ever seen. Tall towers and gold domes rose overheard the large brass doors, inscribed with The Amber Queen's symbol.
There was a single guard, who showed them inside and had them announced to the party. The ballroom was decorated in baroque style, with gold and shades of yellow everywhere. There were men and women gently dancing to the orchestra music. Many were dressed in yellows, others wore red hats, and a large group wore clothing common to the modern day. At the far end of the room was obviously The Amber Queen herself. Seven feet tall and strikingly beautiful, The Amber Queen was imposing. She had long blonde hair, a yellow Victorian era dress, and an amber crown. Her fingers were a foot long, with an extra joint, and claws on the end.
Jinx introduced herself and Iment. The Amber Queen seemed delighted and was very pleased with the gift Jinx gave her. The Amber Queen allowed Jinx to feed from the man, before The Amber Queen pierced his heart with her clawed finger and killed him. As his body fell to the ground, The Amber Queen inhaled and seemed to gain strength. She presented Jinx with a gift, which Jinx was grateful for.
Jinx and Iment excused themselves, allowing other petitioners to speak with the queen. They mingled a bit, discovering that some of the creatures there were called Sluagh. They met a seemingly high ranked one named Lord Bartholomew, who explained that there were others of his kind who live in the mortal world, which those who serve The Amber Queen cannot do. He further explained that many of them inspire musicians and artists, which seemed to disgust Lord Bartholomew. He told them that they would be greatly rewarded if they brought some as prisoners to her Majesty. Jinx and Iment told him they would see what they could do, then departed to the dance floor, where they waltzed for awhile.
|Jinx, dressed for dancing.|
One of the man healed like a kindred. He was captured and rushed inside.
Unfortunately, upon rushing him inside, they neglected to make sure the others were dead. After depositing the captured hunter, Thorn returned outside to find the men and SUV gone. He used his police influence to cover it up.
During the interrogation of the man, the populous discovers that the man, Brandon, was a ghoul who had destroyed his mistress two years ago, after she became negligent in her feedings, and has been hunting vampires ever since. Gunther was fed a point of blood by Dirk during this time, which allowed him to awaken. Evie was intrigued by Brandon and decided to ghoul him herself. He promised to one day destroy her. She assured him that he would still be able to kill vampires, just at her direction. Brandon, unsurprisingly, was not excited by the proposition.
As dawn approached, Prince Iment called the populous together. He announced that he was relinquishing his praxis claim. Everyone was shocked, but there was little anyone could do for the moment. With the sun shortly rising, everyone retreated to their havens.
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