VtR London

Session 0
Introductions

Present:
Derya – Professor Leon Ward
Jay – Enya Valentine
Kong – Eva Starlet
Alex – Jack Hinks

The party attends Elysium, where they meet each other. Prof. Ward gets Eva to join the Ordo Dracul. After some socializing, the gathering is interrupted by a large leathery Nosferatu, who the Lady addresses as “Robert”, barging in the door and proclaiming that the Culling is imminent. The party asks Prof. Ward’s sire and discovers that, about a century and a half ago, 90% of all vampires in London died for unknown reasons. They chase the Nosferatu down into the sewers, where they are met by an albino vampire that tells them they are intruding on “Family territory”. They give the vampire some contact info and ask him to tell Robert that they would like to speak to them, then leave the sewer and go home/go shopping.

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Session 1
Team completes basic errand without fucking up and gets validated.

Present:
Derya – Professor Leon Ward
Jay – Enya Valentine
Alex – Jack Hinks

The party is asked by Prof. Ward’s sire to check in on another member of the Ordo Dracul, Amelia Hopper, who did not appear at Elysium the night before. They visit her house and Prof. Ward picks the lock effortlessly with a paper clip, despite not having any prior experience in lockpicking whatsoever. Upon entrance, they begin searching the house and find a secret door in the fireplace, along with some blood packs in the fridge. Up the stairs on the second floor, they find a large bedroom outfitted with an operating table, a walk in closet filled with tubs of chemicals, blood and other unknown substances, and another room filled with bookshelves. On the third floor, they confront a vampire in frenzy and Jack KNOCKS HIM THE FUCK OUT while Prof. Ward flails his arms and Enya goes downstairs to get a scalpel and a beaker of unknown chemicals. They find the body of Amelia’s ghoul, head missing, on the floor of the bedroom, and find the key to the secret door on his body. Heading back to the secret door, they find Amelia down a ladder behind the fireplace in a secret basement. She explains that she wanted to see what happens when a human that has been brought to as close to a blank slate as possible is Embraced – it appears that the Beast fully took over. She asks them to take the vampire back to the Kogaion’s house (aka Castlevania). Enya distracts some unruly teenagers outside while the other two shuffle the body into the car and they take the body back successfully. They then get some hard earned (?) rest.

4 EXP for each character was acquired.

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Session 2
A valiant rescue occurs

Present:
Derya – Professor Leon Ward
Jay – Enya Valentine
Alex – Jack Hinks
Richard – Alyssa Cornwall

Enya’s parents inform her that a cousin of hers, Samuel Valentine, has just arrived in town. He is a quite successful vampire hunter, and they want her to follow and learn from him. They meet and he tells her that he has already found the trail of a vampire in town. He suspects that a worker at the Oxford University Hospital is a vampire. Enya agrees to meet with him the following week to hunt her, and then informs the rest of the party. Leon asks his sire and figures out that the vampire in question is the newest member of the Ordo Dracul. They go to the hospital to warn her, but run into Samuel on the way out. Enya introduces Jack and Leon as her friend and his bodyguard, and they make some small talk before leaving.

Enya and Sam return to the hospital a few days later, dressed in hospital scrubs and a lab coat. They make their way into the hospital and find Alyssa’s office. Meanwhile, the vampires set up in Alyssa’s lab and prepare. Samuel picks the lock into the office and rifles through the papers, finding the location of Alyssa’s lab. They make their way to the lab and find it locked. Samuel leaves Enya with a sword and a shotgun, and tells her he will be back shortly. Forty-five minutes later, the lights go out. He returns, takes the shotgun back, and gives Enya a molotov cocktail. He tells her to throw the cocktail into the room as soon as he opens the door. Three shotgun blasts later, the door falls open. Alyssa, waiting on the other side, throws a small jar of chloroform at him. He manages to avoid it, but fumes start to fill the hallway. He tells Enya to throw the cocktail and run. Enya gives a half-hearted toss, and some of the alcohol spills out and creates a small puddle of fire on the ground. They vampires all manage to avoid a fear frenzy, and they put out the fire before leaving.

In the aftermath, Samuel tells Enya to make sure that the vampire died, while he searches for other vampires. The vampires decide that it would be best for Alyssa to move to the Kogaion’s mansion and lay low for a while.

Experience gained: 4

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Session 3
adventures in the alleys of London

Present:
Derya – Professor Leon Ward
Jay – Enya Valentine
Alex – Jack Hinks

The party meets Robert at Victoria Park. They discover some more information from him about the Culling. Robert tells them that that he does not know the details, but years ago just before the Culling began, his friend told him that a great curse would set upon the Kindred of the city and purge them of sin. His friend, Bradley Gilliam, disappeared shortly after the Culling began, but Robert does know that he had extensive notes that might remain. The party does some research and discovers some writings by Gilliam; he wrote a treatise on the malleability of the human consciousness and some other works.

They also decide to assist a higher ranking member of the Ordo Dracul, Felix, in exchange for him putting in a good word with the upper echelons of vampire society. He asks them to look into a hospital that burned down in the 80s and which has had curious tales surrounding it since. His ghouls haven’t found anything out of the ordinary there, but Auspex might reveal something. The party does a bit of research and discovers the names of two doctors who survived the fire; Dr. Dick Lance Farmer and Dr. Laurence Hewitt. Dr. Hewitt has an obituary from five years past, while Dr. Farmer has since relocated to New Jersey. They send a message to Dr. Farmer and wait for a response. Meanwhile, they fail to obtain a gun despite searching many dark alleys for someone selling guns out of a truck and find out through the records office the details of Gilliam’s life, officially, and where his house was. They go to the address, where they find in a hatch hidden in the cellar a pile of documents and a leather package containing some rusted metal hooks and a scalpel.

Experience gained: 3

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