Then: 15th Century Romania
The cool night air swept past a small entourage of hooded Priests as they slowly made their way along a dirt covered trail, causing their horses to snort and hesitate. Their heightened sense of awareness picking up the uneasy tension as it resonated from the darkness. Moon filled nocturnal eyes shimmered from the shadows as creatures of the night tracked the convoy's migration towards the storied Neamt Monastery. The pinnacle of Moldavian architecture and choosing location of what would be one of the most important clandestine meetings in unrecorded history. Arch-Bishops from every major cathedral in Europe had come to negotiate terms with a legendary power structure that could trace its lineage back to a time before the written word. Viewed as unholy abominations the Orthodox church would never formally admit any knowledge of their existence, however in the interest of self preservation and under the corruptible influence of greed, a secret pact was formed. On one side sat the representatives of the human faith, and on the other sat the heads of the three most dominate Vampire Clans of the time, the Treme, the Tzimisce, and the Ventrue. That night both sides reached in agreement leading to the Eastern European countries being carved up and distributed between the Clans. In exchange the Bishops were rewarded with unimaginable wealth, titles, and the unconditional backing of the Clans. The treaty insured that both sides would flourish while obtaining what they coveted the most, power. With the Church vehemently denying the existence of Vampires they were free to feed upon the unsuspecting public. Over time they infiltrated every human institution and organization which in turn allowed them to spread their own agenda and politic agenda.
Now: Chartres Cathedral
Gambler walked side by side with the last living decedent of Bishop Fulbert, Bishop Jacques, one of the greatest scholars of his time. His unexpected visit came on the heels of one of the most mismanaged situations in the OsC's history. Three members were now gone and the sanctity of the Cathedral had been violated by a small faction of heroes. The situation caused concern among the Elders and they would use it as they handed down their declaration. "You know Jean, your father may have revived the Order but it was us, the Bishops, who created it. We are, and always will be, its foundation." Gambler stopped as the Bishop's words stroke a cord with his ever volatile temper. "State your business Priest, I have no time for subtly." his words sharp and direct. "As you wish Jean. The Vampir have broken the treaty and the Elders want you and the OsC to rectify the situation." The Bishops face was filled with a self placed heir of entitlement. Arrogantly the Cajun simply chuckled, "By broken treaty you mean grown to powerful, and by rectify the situation you mean wipe out......no?"
"Call it what you will assassin, but the Church wills it. You and your Order are to systematically eliminate each of the Clans with extreme prejudice. And we want you to start with the House of Drake, the Toreador ruling body in Italy."
This is an OsC rpg (but if you feel that your character works with the plot/story, send me a pm and we'll work something out. Also if anyone wants to create a Vampire account strictly for this pm me.)
Otherwise the Vampires will be NPC. In addition to normal Vampire type abilities, feel free to add extra skills and powers in an effort to equal the playing field. Lets not kill 30 Vamps in one post.
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