The forces of good and evil have waged war since before the quantifiable concept of time. And continue to do so to this day. Locked in a monumental struggle that will forever shape the World, secretly chronicled in clandestine texts and ancient scrolls housed in dedicated dogmatic religious sects throughout the World. A balance that has shifted back and forth forcing each side to take extreme measures in hopes of one day ending the conflict. Supernatural weapons that were brought forth and seemingly lost as their masters fell in the midst of battle. Consumed by the unforgiving sands of time relegated to myth and legend to all but the oldest of knowledgeable clerics who had tirelessly exhausted every conceivable means of locating these missing artifacts and weapons. Some, but by no means all, had been gathered throughout the centuries by the Vatican's most elite order, the Knights Templar. However fearing the widespread curroption manifesting itself within the inner circle of the Church, the Templar Knights became the unofficial shepherds of the weapons. A move that would later lead to their eventual annihilation. And thus a new order was created. An order birthed through science and paranormal occultism, endowing carefully selected individuals with unimaginable powers and abilities. Perennial assegia carved from faith for the sole purpose of forming the Church's underground society of theistic warriors known as, the Vatican Assassins.
- Now -
Warmth from the fire resonated around the carefully situated reading room currently occupied by the Cajun assassin, Jean Luc LeBeau. An entire section of his library lay sprawled out across his desk alongside the freshly read document with a broken Illuminati seal that had kept its contents safe from unwarranted eyes. Its coded messages having easily been deciphered with minimal effort though its correspondence had proven much harder to interpret.
Dear Mr. LeBeau:
The rod and the staff have fallen and our darkest hour is upon us. Although thee is one of unrepentant godlessness, we must implore your immediate service for without it, there is no hope. The gifts of the Zakon iluminatów will be bestowed upon thee upon acceptance of this bargain. We know of your desire to reclaim France, we can help. But first you must dedicate a full year of devoted service. On the island of Isola Bela you well serve as our newest Vatican Assassin while adorning the trappings of a traditional priest. You will familiarize yourself with our teachings and offer daily prayer. But no one can ever know of your true mission. Track down and find the missing artifacts of the Forgotten War, house them beneath the cathedral for safe keeping until such time as we are able to relieve you of their burden. Inside this envelop you shall find the necessary proclivities to start you on your journey. Remember Mr. LeBeau, you may not believe in God, but the Devil surely believes in you.
Majestically planted Cyprus trees consume much of this small fishing village on the lake of Maggiore. This magnificent island is home to an exotic assortment of wild life coupled with the breathtaking palazzo of the House of Borromeo.
- The Garden -
Masterpieces of architectural genius line the outer ring of this tribute to social nobility. Hand trimmed shrubs with high level terraces come together in perfect harmony painting one of the islands most notable features.
La Chiesa di Nightswatch:
Secretly commissioned during an apocalyptic war between fallen angels, the La Chiesa di Nightswatch is both a house of salvation as well as the home of the Vatican Assassin of his or her time. Secret passages and catacombs underline its secretive nature and true purpose. The church itself is filled with symbolic designs hiding in plain site amongst its angelic paintings. Somewhat underwhelming compared to the rest of the Island, this strategic maneuver is employed to keep attention on the church to a minimal as not to expose the assassins true undertakings.
- This is not a team. I do not own the Island, the Church, or the Vatican.
- Anyone is welcome to visit here.
- Destruction of the Church, the Island, or anything else Incorporated on the Island is forbidden. But beyond that you are free to evolve the island and its inhabitants anyway you like.
- Basically this is a new location within the Vine Universe for interaction. Mostly its a place for me to post an evolving storyline for my character without invading other threads.
- If you do decide to visit and have had previous interactions with Gambler you will not recognize him for his face shall always be shielded by a hood, mask, or shadow. He is here in secret and knowledge of this is unknown to the World (unless you have an idea you'd like to play out then hit me up in a PM).