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  • Session 3

    The characters arrive at Lion's gate and persuade the guards to let them in with some clumsily adopted Presence and Dominate work.

    Audience at [[:marius-the-franc|the Prince's]] villa is an arduous process. The characters meet several …

  • Session 2

    The characters, mere mortals, are introduced to one another when traveling south together from Constatinople in a trading caravan. [[:christophe-mercier|Christophe]] is bound for Tripoli to rejoin his father. Colino is tasked with chronicling a …

  • Session 2.0

    The characters meet again for the first time after their Embrace, two years later. It is an emotional moment.

    The PCs' sires explain that they have banded together in search of ancient texts to try to unravel the origin and true …

  • Individual sessions

    As two years pass the characters are embraced and get the basic idea of being a vampire. Three different stories played out separately.

     

     

     

  • Session 4

    A more detailed account [[Session 4 in detail|here]].

    The characters learn the location of [[:yussuf-ibn-wahid|Yussuf's]] haven from [[:sabine|Sabine's]] sire [[:abdullah-1|Abdullah]], an enigmatic man who runs a luxury wares shop in …

  • Downtime

    The characters try to settle in.

    [[:colino|Colino]] spends much time with [[:maria|Maria]] and the texts. He also tries to find time for social gatherings and the other Toreador in Jerusalem. [[:conrad|Conrad]] is fed off of Colino's …

  • Session 5

    A more detailed account [[Session 5 in detail|here]].

    It is Good Friday in Jerusalem and the characters are invited to celebrate it on the Temple Mount at [[:gilberti-grilati|Gilberti Grilati's]] request.

    They go and …

  • Session 5 wrap up

    The characters send a letter to Antioch informing their sires that the translation is complete. They are ordered to return home. [[:kadir|Kadir]] is to meet them half way.

    Wanting nothing to do with his abusive sire, [[:christophe-mercier| …

  • Campaign Chapters

    This campaign follows three main characters through history, from fledgling neonates to powerful elders, and is divided into chapters.

    Chapter 1: Embrace (12th century AD)

  • Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company

    This small family run merchant company trades along the land routes of the coast from Tarsus/Antioch in the north to Cairo/Alexandria in the south. They specialize in textiles and paper, but do not shy away from trading in other  …

  • The first time

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    Was the pain he felt real? The darkness of the windowless room made it all seem so surreal. One moment the Monsignore had seemed so nice and interested and then he was all …

  • Session 4 in detail

    They regroup at their temporary home in the muslim quarters and decide to try and find [[:yussuf-ibn-wahid|Yussuf ibn Wahid]] before telling the Prince about what they have uncovered.

    Aziz and Colino head out and asks around hoping that …

  • About Sabine

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    He smiled at her and then restrained himself. He wanted to run to her but they needed to keep their relationship a secret. He could see she felt it too by the sudden flash …

  • Session 5 in detail

    It is Good Friday in Jerusalem and the characters have been invited by Kindred christian leader [[:gilberti-grilati|Gilberti Grilati]] to celebrate it on the Temple Mount. Aziz is reluctant to go, but knows it is a decree that even the Prince …

  • Kadir

    Kadir claims not to have known his sire. According to him he was part of an army moving across North Africa. One night, as his patrol was camping out in the outskirts of the desert, they where attacked by a ferocious beast. The monster could not be …

  • Victor of Islington

    Brother of [[:conrad | Conrad]]. [[Session 2 | Presumed dead]] while protecting the characters in an ambush on the way south from Constantinople.

  • Marius the Franc

    Brooding and apparent temper issues that might be connected to the Week of Blood, the mysterious event that occured as Jerusalem fell in 1099. Since his mood swings make him rather unpredictable much of the dealings of the city is handled by his seneschal …

  • Isabeau

    According to [[:conrad | Conrad]], Isabeau was promised to Thomas of Cornwall, but was instead embraced by "a beast" in spite. [[:thomas-of-cornwall | Thomas]], [[:kadir | Kadir]] and, according to himself, [[:conrad | Conrad]] (presumably amongst others …

  • Priamos

    He want to move his domain to Jerusalem but has been denied by Prince [[:marius-the-franc | Marius the Franc]] several times. Lives in Bethlehem with his apprentice Kether and is in charge of the local Order of hermes chantry.

  • Sabine

    A beautiful and seemingly kind woman that grew up in northern France only to end up in Egypt sold as a common slave by her Sire. She has a deep but secret relationship with [[:christophe-mercier | Christophe Mercier]]. [[About Sabine | About Sabine]] is a …

  • Anton

    He is the Seneschal of the Prince of Jerusalem, making sure that the city runs smoothly. Since the Prince is affected by moodswings his power is quite considerable.

  • Yizah

    Yizah is an apothecary in Antioch that runs his store out of his home. Somehow he has been snared into Kindred business and provides shelter and other services, always with the correct amount of desperate respect. He has taken an eye to the plights of …

  • Mohammad al-Zul

    Current leader of [[Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company | Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company]]. Eldest son of Hassan al-Zul. Brother of [[:kamal-al-zul|Kamal]]. Father of [[:uthman-al-zul|Uthman]].

  • Kamal al-Zul

    Treasurer of [[Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company | Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company]]. Third son of Hassan al-Zul. Brother of [[:mohammad-al-zul|Mohammad]].

  • Radomir al-Zul

    Coachman in [[Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company | Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company]]. Former slave of bulgarian descent, taken up in the al-Zul family.

  • Uthman al-Zul

    Clerk in [[Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company | Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company]]. [[:mohammad-al-zul|Mohammad al-Zul's]] eldest son.

  • Abdullah

    Laborer in [[Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company | Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company]]. Slave from sub-Saharan Africa, bought in Egypt. Brother of [[:salim|Salim]].

  • Salim

    Laborer in [[Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company | Abu al-Zul’s Merchant Company]]. Slave from sub-Saharan Africa, bought in Egypt. Brother of [[:abdullah|Abdullah]].

  • Felix von Bremen

    [[Session 3|Presumed slain]] in his home by unknown assailants. Collaborated with the Ashirra [[:yussuf-ibn-wahid | Yussuf ibn Wahid]] on an unknown project. Both are presumed dead.

  • Yussuf ibn Wahid

    Yussuf collaborated with [[:felix-von-bremen | Felix von Bremen]] on an unknown project. The characters speculate that they shared an interest in archeology. Yussuf is [[Session 4|presumed dead]].

  • Abdullah

    A merchant that can get you anything. He runs a luxury wares shop in the armenian quarter. [[:sabine | Sabine]] claims that Abdullah paid a grand sum for her.

  • Gilberti Grilati

    He was the former prince of Jerusalem but had to flee as the city fell to the Muslims and when the Crusaders took it back in 1099 he was in no position to claim the throne again. He instead became the spiritual leader of the city and resides in a …

  • Maria

    Maria is most certainly older than she appears. Her skin is pale and ash grey as the dead. She claims her sire is engrossed in his work and something of a recluse.