Vampire: Kingdoms

Time to earn the Donship
Frank realises what needs to be done

Having the position "Don" thrust upon me I have had to lean on the go.

At first it was new and fun handing out titles making a new Kingdom and Elysium trying not to be like Astion. But it came with setting up new rules that we had not had to obey for a very long time and choosing between "friends" and strangers for Titles. Vampires looking at us and saying Fuck Off!. I cant blame them either some unknown guy turns up in your city and tells everyone Im now THE LEADER so respect my authoritah! I think i would say fuck off too.

We all had been doing research into the Surtees to see if anything could give us the upper hand and Tabitha somehow managed to get the Clan of Werewolves to tell us they are having a meeting at our Elysium! 

Again not quite what I expected and a Don of a Kingdom being told that a group of potentially hostile Werewolves are coming and no idea of amount or intention.

Turns out they wanted a treaty I did not see the point we have no intention of going to war or anything to do with them. They seam happy living out in the woods.

One thing I did prick my ears up at though they want to be responsible for Tabitha. If she chooses that she would like to fall under the laws of the werewolves then she can no longer be the Sheriff ( something I do not want to happen ) or if she chooses to fall under the rule of us the Vampires she will no longer be a werewolf to the pack. She will be seen as a Vampire.

Now the Kingdom is a strange thing there are not a lot of Vampires to rule so at the moment and it feels a little bear bones. But I have been put into the Don Role by the phoenix for some reason. So I think I have come up with some idea's to make things run a little smoother.

1 Blood – having a good supply of blood at our "Night Club" will be a good way to make other Vampires want to come to our Elysium. We still have the formula for synthetic blood and Tabitha is quite the chemist so we are set to start trying to get that working as soon as possible. Only members under Our rule shall be able to partake of that blood.

2 Strong – at the moment I think we are regarded as not to powerful so we will have to flex our mussels. Unfortunately this means the rogue Nosferatu. Now they really have not done anything to us apart from tell us to Fuck Off. Yes they did attack us but we were down in their storm water drains ( they can keep them as far as im concerned ) But they do make a good message to everyone else. If we "deal with them" for doing nothing but tell us to fuck off and a small tussle it will show we do not put up with shit and if you give us shit you will be dealt with. 

We all so have some Hunters to deal with. They have some pictures but we have a wolf.

Apparently scary if they see her change form.

 

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Hellfire
It's not my fault if in God's plan he made the devil so much stronger than a man

We recruited a new guy today. French guy, name of Armand. While I say new, as I’ve never met him before, he did do some work with the others a while back. Well, they worked with him, but he has no memory of it cause it was the other timeline. Nope, not confusing at all.

At least they didn’t try to explain that all to him. Except they did. I’m amazed he didn’t flee from the building full of crazy people. Instead he processed it scientifically and seemed quite comfortable, if a little surprised. Suppose it will be nice to have someone around who can follow an intelligent conversation for a change.

Clarissa said we’re going to have a party. I’m sure being a werewolf at a vampire ball won’t be awkward at all. She also took rather viciously to poor Talia’s dress and offered to dress her proper. It’s a wonder she let me off the hook, but perhaps “lost cause” is more what she was thinking for me. Wait till she sees Frank’s new outfit though, I’ve always wanted to hear the male equivalent to “mutton dressed as lamb.”

During the night, Talia also told us she had a bad feeling so both Harry (THAT’S HIS NAME!) and I took turns having a look around. It was Harry who found the spot someone had been watching the club and he asked me to go up and have a sniff around. To my surprise, I recognised the smell, and if it’s who I think it is I may need to intervene before someone causes trouble for everyone.

Speaking of new people, I finally met another werewolf. Turns out it’s another boy from the academy. His name is Dom and he runs with a group of werewolves that live in the forests around the town. I’ll have to get to know him better as I’m sure Frank will want to know more about these vampires. It’ll be nice to have another werewolf to talk to as well.

The next night Frank made me genuinely fear for his life for the first time. He promoted Clarissa to head of Clan Daeva ahead of Kaleb. You should’ve seen Kaleb’s face. Actually no, you shouldn’t, it’s scary enough normally. Now he looks like he’s just a hairs breadth from killing his own friends.

Later we headed out to the graveyard to check follow up on a lead that led us to the Surtees family crypt. Armand and I had spent a great deal of time researching city plans and while we couldn’t find what we wanted exactly, we could tell there were things there not shown in the “official” maps.

The security of the graveyard was predictably easy to circumvent, although it turns out Frank is good friends with the council and we probably could’ve just got permission instead. The Surtees crypt however was another story, and without a solid plan we decided discretion was the better part for the night.

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Tantrum

The night started off with introducing and old friend, Armand. Who unfortunately didn't remember who the rest of us were, but after all the formality stuff Frank took him aside and filled him in on the events that had transpired to us since we last saw him. After all was done and Armand was all caught up and probably thinking what the fuck,  Frank gave city hall a call to see if he could dig up some info on the Surtess  Family crypts while Tabitha and Armand put there heads together to see what they could come up with. Also that night my vampire senses were tingling and i had a strange feeling something was not right, which Harry and Tabitha managed to narrow it down to someone watching us on a roof top 500m away, but by the time they got there, who ever was there had gone.

The following night Frank gave Clarissa her new title which did not go over well with Kaleb, he got passed over for head of clan Daeva, and needless to say toys were thrown out of his cot. So we will see how that turns out cos all she seems to have done since being invited here has been to turn her nose up at everything including us, but she does no other vampires so it could turn out to be in our favor, but personally i don't really care about all this political BS just as long as the 5, wait, 6 of us stick together through this, what ever this maybe since the phoenix. Once Kaleb had vented his frustrations he returned, still slightly simmering we headed out to check on the info that Frank had gotten from city hall which lead us to the cemetery but it was closed for the night, with a bit of lock picking from Tabitha the gate was soon open and then Frank's phone rings, it was Susan from city hall letting Frank know that it was normally correct etiquette to ask for permission first before one enter's, Frank managed to sweet talk Susan and told her we would only be a matter of moments and that it would be all locked up before we go. After a quick look around with nothing really found we headed off making sure it was all locked up and secure.

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Fucking ungrateful pompous arsehole
(what The Don's Title should be)

So after saving his arse on more than one occassion the little mind fucking upstart overlooks me and promotes some fucking bitch we have only met once before, who could be playing us to head of my Clan. My position is a glorified fucking janitor and bouncer whipty fucking shit.  No fucking loyalty from this has been politician, maybe its time to just fuck off or even see what the other side has to offer.

Anyway some other shit happened aswell… Armand turned up again but it appears he does not remember the other timeline.

I went and had a work out on some bags some walls basically anything that looked at me funny. 

I am still trying to find any underground fights to join in or start a stable.

Not sure what all the rest did while I was away but when i get back, Fucking Ungrateful Pompous Arsehole (Fupa for short) decided we had to go investigate the Surtees crypts, WTF??? He gave them a week to respond and its been like 2 nights and they have 30+ Nosferatu under their rule yep lets go to their home territory as a group of 6.  After breaking in Fupa gets a phone call because we have been spotted on security cams. So i head back to the truck and wait and stew. 

Not Fucking Happy.

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Which way is up?

This evening has been my own personal Neo experience. I'm an academic right? Studied, measured, I deal in facts by empirical observation. Dealing in anthrocryptidology is to be sure, not a mainstream discipline, but that's only because people don't see. Or rather, as the infinitely reproduceable Agent Smith once said, they see what they expect to see. Well, tonight, I had a group of kindred (disparate yes, but kindred nonetheless) explain to me that not only are other timelines, but I've been in one, but don't recall as I wasn't near the temporal, whatever it was when history was rent, and then reset here in 2017. That's what they said, reset. Like the whole shooting box was rewritten at this point in the here and now.  Knowledge, once regarded as restricted, at least to some, was not only obsolete but they told me things I could never have guessed in a million years.

I can say, here and now – the Supernatural world is far stranger than mortals can imagine.

And it's apparent that the brave new world starts here. Possibly, again…

 

 

 

 

 

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Setting up a Kingdom is hard without Vampires.
Frank will upset someone

Waking up to darkness again Frank hurriedly gets up and rushes to see his new feeding clothes. Frank is excited.

Not quite what he was expecting but these new style clothes will now put a smug look on his face when he goes back to the night club that he had to pay begrudgingly one hundred dollars just to enter. Frank will take pride when he strides on in looking the part. Frank is happy.

Before heading out for his nights feeding there is business to attend to. Caroline Montague informs Frank that there is a man by the name Armand Jeancleu arriving to give insight to the Four Horsemen. Frank gives a slight grin as he know this man from his past life. He wonders to himself if he too knows of his past life.

Talia Introduces Armand and the discussion takes place. It seams to Frank that Armand has no knowledge of his previous life. This now confirms to Frank that anyone not in the immediate area when the Phoenix erupted into flames has no knowledge of their past life. This to Frank and his fellow team members gives a great deal of power.

Frank wastes no time in bringing Armand into the fold and giving him the title of Whip. After spending two hours talking with Armand about how things have come to pass it is time to get back to the task of finding more information about these rogue Nostfuratu. 

A quick phone call to City Hall Frank gathers much information on the Sutress family crypts and sends the information to Tabitha and Armand. those two are made for each other Armand a natural researcher and Tabitha a whiz on the Computer.

 

After everyone had their tasks for the night it was time for Frank to Don the new feeding clothes and go see the bouncer of the night club and stroll on in.

Frank not leaving anything to chance he had placed a fifty dollar note in this palm ready to pay off the bouncer in case he made a scene again. Steeping up to the entrance it looked as though the bouncer was to let Frank in. Frank felt pleased and palmed the bouncer the fifty as a thank you. Feeding went off with out a hitch.

 

Upon arriving back at the Elysium everyone seamed on edge. There was someone watching the building and seamed to have taken up a sniping position five hundred meters up the road.  A bit of investigation later and nothing lead to any leads. Time to go to bed.

 

The next night it was time to give Clarissa Armitage her new title The Woman's Weekly thanks to Caroline whom had not told Clarissa this was the reason why she was summond. This gave Frank a much needed boost in the eyes of Clarissa. Time to take advantage of the situation Franks Kingdom needed Vampires and Clarissa had contacts. seeing that Clarissa was a somewhat vein Vampire he gave her the Position of Head of Daeva Clan. Her eyes lit up and was immediately on her phone texting everyone she knew and was new setting up a small meet and greet. As she was setting up the meet and greet and rather large wall of mussel stormed past Frank and headed out the door. Frank had forgotten that Kaleb wanted that position but what was done was done Clarissa benefited the Kingdom more as Clan Head than Kaleb. Frank may live to regret this.

Now it was time to put these new maps of the Sutress family crypts to good use. We arrived at the cemetery and were welcomed with a large gate and padlock , easy enough to by pass as we did Frank received a phone call from the lovely Susan from City Hall. "Frank it is normal for you to ask permission to enter the crematory at night". Frank a bit perplexed looked around and saw a security camera looking right at them. Ummm thank you Susan for alerting me to this we shall not be long would you like to come to the opening of our new night club in a few weeks as my guest? …. Crap would it not be better to forget about this masquerade and not give a shit like Kaleb?  no must not think that way.

A search of the crypts revealed nothing. There must be another way in. Back to the drawing board.

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Old Man Frank please Fuck Off

After Dog gave us some info on the Nosferatu, we head out for a bite to eat. We get to the night club and Frank gets stopped as im aloud to walk on pass, turns out Frank is to old for todays club scene, poor Frank, i should have gone back and told the bouncer he was my sugar daddy for a bit of a laugh.

The next night Dogs hound Romulus is waiting patiently with a note for us, it had the location of the Nosferatu. The location was a manhole cover leading into the storm water drain, at least it wasnt the sewer, and with kaleb being over dressed for the occasion he pops back home to get changed. With the muscle back Kaleb lefts up the manhole cover with ease which caught the attention of some teenages which lead to Kaleb doing a bit of show boating on how strong he was.

After the teens were out of sight we made our way down into the storm water drain, Tabitha then changed and started sniffing round. Once she was locked onto a scent she was was off with us following behind, Kaleb spotted a symbol on the wall we stopped looked and the proceeded forth. A little while later we hear a voice asking who we were? Frank replies with we would like to speak to the heads of your clan, which was replied with a fuck off! Which was followed up with us getting into a scuffel, which lead me to witness something that im guessing none of us had seen before, Tabitha, with which im on taking a stab in the dark with here, started to frenzy. She grew in size and had a look of berserker rage in her eyes, which was cool to see but also a little frightening as it seemed our sweet and innocent teen wolf was know longer in control, she then ran off into the darkness, i followed, found her kept my distance a bit, but she was back to her old self.

After finding Tab we headed back to Frank and Kaleb , we then followed what sounded like someone having a conversation and when we got close Frank jumps out and introduces himself to a vampire called Charles, who was talking to Chelsea Surtees, with which Franks conversation with her ended in another Fuck Off, which started to annoy Frank a wee bit. But Charles was helpful and gave us some information and his tablet if we needed to get in touch with him, so we headed back home to freshen up, but as we were leaving an older lady came up to me and asked if i was Talia, not sure how to answer i went with no, and during the conversation i start to realise that we taught at the same school together, i would have liked to have been up front with her but decided it was better not to so we went our seperate ways.

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A little spelunking

So I woke up and it was time to go introduce ourselves to the Nosferatu. After getting a note from Dog's dog. We found our way down into the stormwater drains and encountered what turned out to be a Sabat patrol. Things went the way they should and after ripping them apart we moved on and found a Nos who is not keen on their Hierachy. He was chatting to a familiar bitch on his Tablet, its those Surtees fuckers who are running the show for the Nos. Strange though Chelsea has no idea who we are. The conversation ended abruptly when she hung up on us. Oh well things might get even more interesting.

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Dig A Little Deeper
It really ain't that far

The world is even more different than I realised. Cause there's less supernaturals around, Dad didn't abandon us when I was a kid to go on his crusade. Instead he hung around long enough for his friend to… well, I'm not going in to that here. In the end, Dad still left, so I guess some things don't change.

Since making friends with vampires the number of times I go stomping around underground have increased by… uh, at least double, or twice, however that works.

Of course, when you look like a Nosferatu, underground is a common place to congregate. And it seems there's plenty doing the congregating under our city. And they don't like us. At all.

They made that quite clear when they flat out refused to talk, and then jumped us when we didn't leave. It was a pretty scary fight, but we came out on top, although I don't remember much of it. I think I might have run away as I found myself alone in the dark down one of the side tunnels. Talia found me though and showed me how to get back to the group.

When we found the room they were protecting there was another one in there who was talking to someone online on a tablet (amazing wi-fi for underground.) The group were shocked to see Chelsea Surtees on the screen. I was less shocked, I barely knew her but she did look kinda familiar.

There was much posturing and snarky comments, and after she hung up I think if Frank had any spare blood it would've all rushed to his head.

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If i get told "Fuck Off" again i'm going to loose my shit
Best Comeback : No you Fuck Off

So after our disastrous first meeting at the Heap of shit Elysium we had time to have a little chat and then go quench our thirst.

Apparently I am an old man in this part of the world as i tried to get into a nightclub for my nightly sustenance and was stopped at the door. I was traveling with Talia and she was allowed right on in. Must do something about that.

The next night we got a note from Romulus it was from Dog. He has given us an address to start negotiations with the Nosfuratu.

After arriving at the address which was a manhole Kalab went right back home got changed and brought a torch.

Upon lifting the manhole we were spotted by some youths ( must get my mindset into the Masquerade or we will all suffer)

A bit of talking and another $100 later going to Kaleb we waited for them to disperse then made our way down the manhole.

Thankfully it was not a sewer it was storm water pipes. Much much bigger.

Our wolf changed and started to sniff around , she was definitely onto something.

We followed her for about thirty minutes until we spotted a small symbol, we kept following it until ……. Who are you? came from a voice in the distance. Frank Tepisko we need to talk with your Clan Head or Heads…..

It was then "Fuck Off" was hurled at me with force.

I retorted with a "No"

It was on!.  We all then apart from myself got a foot or a fist to some part of our body.

There was sniggers, screams of pain, Snapping of necks, Biting and Gnashing of teeth, Rats, Claws all ending in the Nosfuratu either Dead, fleeing, or invisible.

Our Wolf got much bigger and took off towards the dark and then Talia went on after her leaving me with Kaleb and something in his hands that i did not want to look at so i avoided it as much as i could. 

We caught up with the two girls and heard a sound in the distance.

We got closer to the sound and it sounded like someone talking to another someone through a phone ot speaker of some sort.

I jumped out around the corner and introduced myself the man holding a tablet was not impressed and was talked to sternly by the female voice on the other end.

"Turn me around Idiot"
upon the Tablet being turned we were face to face with none other than Chelsea Surtees. This was both good and bad news. Good new i know a little about her and bad news what little i know she is one take no shit determined lady and has two power full brothers.

She then told me to "Fuck Off" this being about third or fourth time i have heard that tonight i took a bit of a disliking to it She called me Little Prince and Quaint all to get a reaction so i played the I know more than you think i know card. I think i got her attention. Lets see if she bites.

Charles gave us some information and his tablet if we needed to get ahold of him so we headed back home and freshen up for the next night to see where it would take us.

 

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