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Since we've been going at it for a bit more than a year now, I thought it would be useful to have a quick reference thread to help everyone remember the gist of what has happened and who the PCs have met over the course of the adventure.

Each subsequent post in this thread will have the PCs and NPCs involved for a separate in-character thread as well as salient plot points. NPCs met for the first time in whatever thread will have links to their pictures in the Dramatis Personae thread. If you need more details, I'll also include a link to the summarized thread.
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Audience with Justicar Walsh and Prince Strauss

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NPCs - Arcadian Walsh (Malkavian Justicar), Jürgen Strauss (Tremere, Prince of Dallas), Thomas Thorne (Dallas Tremere, Sire = Astrid Thomas), Merill Molitor (Dallas Tremere, Sire = Elisabetta Romano)

Salient Plot Points
  • The Justicar informs the PCs that a Malkavian Diabolist seems to be working their way up their lineage
  • The latest victim, Delbert Villon, was one of the Justicar's progeny, strongly implying that Arcadian is next on the hit list
  • The PCs are tasked with investigating a suspect, Samantha Drake of New Orleans
  • The Tremere NPCs will accompany the PCs to N.O. and look for a missing Tremere elder known as Lazarus
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On the road: Houston bound

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NPCs - Thomas Thorne, Merill Molitor, Lucian, (Tremere Anarch leader), (Lucian's second, not pictured)

Salient Plot Points
  • The two right tires of the Justicar's van are shot out about two-thirds of the way from Dallas to Houston
  • The PCs are taken to Lucian, a renegade Tremere who leads an Anarch band that seems to roam the Texas countryside
  • Lucian informs the PCs and the Dallas Tremere that he was commissioned by one Tammy Seton to get rid of them while they were in transit to Houston
  • Merill loses his cool for a moment and accuses Lucian of being in league with a diabolist
  • The van tires are replaced when Lucian's underlings lead everyone back to the highway
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Houston, we... well, you know

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NPCs - Thomas Thorne, Merill Molitor, Helena Casimir (Ventrue Prince of Houston), Tatiana Romanov (Houston Toreador elder), Rebekka (Houston Tremere elder), Sarah Cobbler (Houston Tremere neonate)

Salient Plot Points
  • Sparks fly right off the bat as Prince Casimir demands to know the cause of the Dallas Kindred's untimely arrival
  • The Dallas contingent dithers, to the Prince's increasing agitation, until Menachem finally spills the beans on the encounter with Lucian
  • The PCs inform their Dallas superiors about the plan to astrally interview Lucille Desmoulins, a Marseilles Malkavian and possible witness to the attack on Delbert Villon
  • Justicar Walsh requests Rebekka to accompany the PCs to New Orleans for extra protection during the interview
  • Rebekka takes the Dallas Kindred to the Fondren Library on the campus of Rice University, where they meet Sarah Cobbler, one of Rebekka's subordinates
  • (Jocelin exhibits the first signs of hilarious flakiness)
  • The Kindred all embark on a daytime ride to New Orleans in a sunproofed stretch limo, while Rebekka's ghouls drive the limo, Jocelin's ride, and a rented sedan
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Reach Out And Touch Someone

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NPCs - Thomas Thorne, Merill Molitor, Rebekka, Sarah Cobbler, Mr. Johnson (Toreador Prince of New Orleans), Kallista (New Orleans Toreador, Sire = Mr. Johnson), Adrianne (New Orleans Toreador, Sire = Mr. Johnson), Demetrious Slater (New Orleans Toreador, Sire = Mr. Johnson, accused of attacking Samantha Drake), Ramiel Dupre´ (New Orleans Toreador, Sire = Mr. Johnson), Radeyah (New Orleans Toreador, Sire = Mr. Johnson), Isabel de Leon (Marseilles Toreador), Lucille Desmoulins (Marseilles Malkavian, no image at present), Samantha Drake (New Orleans Malkavian)

Salient Plot Points
  • The Texas Kindred introduce themselves to Mr. Johnson, Prince of New Orleans, and his assembled progeny on the Prince's houseboat haven, located about 30 minutes off shore by speedboat
  • Included among the Prince's childer is Demetrious Slater, the alleged attacker of Samantha Drake
  • After informing Mr. Johnson of their suspicions concerning Samantha, the Texas Kindred leave to feed off Mr. Johnson's herd and to prepare for the seance interview with Mme. Desmoulins
  • The thaumaturgical warding to protect Menachem's physical body during his trans-Atlantic astral travel culminates in Rebekka severing her left pinky to complete the invocation of the four quarters/archangels/elements
  • After making contact with the Mme., the PCs question her about Delbert, prompting her to relive the discovery of his body, a jarring incident to the interlopers in the Mme.'s mind
  • Delbert's likely attacker does come through in memory, and is of similar build to Samantha, but the faces don't quite match up
  • Once the interview with the Mme. is over, Menachem comes back and investigates the Drake manor
  • Samantha herself greets Menachem in astral form a short time after his arrival, at which they exchange pleasantries
  • Menachem finds nothing of note that links Samantha to the attack on Delbert while conducting his search of the mansion
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Q & A in the War Room

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NPCs - Thomas Thorne, Merill Molitor, Rebekka, Sarah Cobbler, Mr. Johnson, Demetrious Slater, Ramiel Duprè, Kallista, Radeyah, Adrianne

Salient Plot Points
  • The Texas Kindred are granted a second audience with Mr. Johnson so that they may interview Demetrious about his side of the story
  • Fractious words are exchanged at the start of the interview as Demetrious dissembles, and Mr. Johnson threatens to contact agents of the Toredaor Justicar, Gwynnis
  • Demetrious continues to dissemble despite urgings from both the Prince and Justicar Walsh's agents and ultimately collapses into a torporous state when the questioning begins to heat up
  • A hurried discussion ensues as to who could have affected Demetrious so powerfully
  • The Texas Kindred make plans to investigate Samantha's haven, the last known meeting places of Demetrious and Samantha, and potential meeting sites between Justicar Walsh's agents and Sammy. The Dallas Tremere come ashore to search for Lazarus' body, and Mr. Johnson has one of his subordinates contact Gwynnis' network to apprise her of the latest developments in New Orleans
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The Breaking of the Fellowship, Thread 1

PCs - Jocelin, Menachem

NPCs - Rebekka, Kallista, Camille Devereux (New Orleans Gangrel), Bianca (New Orleans Brujah/Anarch), Sabine Lafitte (New Orleans Tremere), Felecia Mostrom (New Orleans Toreador)

Salient Plot Points
  • Jocelin and Menachem head ashore with Kallista and Rebekka to hunt and do some canvassing of Demetrious's hunting grounds
  • First stop is the dance club City Lights, where Jocelin and Kallista get their swerve on. Rebekka exhibits a lot more spaciness than normal during this excursion
  • Nothing too specific turns up at this place
  • Next stop is the 544 Club, a jazz bar. During a lull in the questioning, Rebekka Sue reveals herself to be a virtuoso jazz pianist
  • The hunting/investigating party eventually meets with Camille Devereux, a local Gangrel who will take everyone to a witness of the last meeting between Demetrious and Samantha
  • At one of the city's Elysium locations (Storyville Jazz Hall), Felecia Mostrom (a Toreador), Bianca (a Brujah), and Sabine Lafitte (a Tremere) are waiting in a mezzanine-level booth. Camille and Rebekka arrive after the other the Kindred do
  • Felecia testifies that she saw Demetrious and Sammy together after the time of the alleged attack. This prompts some discussion as to whether Demetrious or even the Prince himself are under adverse mental control. Rebekka gives a lecture that suggests it may be possible
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The Breaking of the Fellowship, Thread 2

PCs - Leo

NPCs - Sarah Cobbler, Adrianne

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  • Adrianne takes Leo and Sarah to Samantha's mansion, and Sarah confirms that there is some sort of magical ward surrounding the whole building, one that would detect the presence of intruders
  • Leo eventually searches the premises, and finds a set of 12 bunks in a basement fallout shelter that all look as if they have had both recent and regular use
  • When returning to Adrianne's car, Rebekka's ghoul Dieter is found dead at the wheel
  • A pitched battle ensue in which both Adrianne and Sarah take multiple gunshot wounds. Leo engages in a thrilling game of Blind Man's Bluff with both a visible shotgun wielder and an invisible female pistol wielder.
  • Sarah manages to drive off one shotgun wielder and incinerate the other by means of fire-based Thaumaturgy. The effect is traumatic enough on Adrianne that she gets knocked into torpor after witnessing this display
  • Sarah laments Dieter's fall but soon thereafter feeds on his corpse, after which general cleanup and retreat back to the Prince's boat ensues
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The Breaking of the Fellowship, Thread 3

PCs - Jack

NPCs - Ramiel

Salient Plot Points
  • Jack and Ramiel scope out the abandoned MLK Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward to assess its suitability as a meeting place between Justicar Walsh and Samantha
  • Having essentially finished scoping out the school, Jack and Ramiel are set upon by SMG- and bomb-wielding nuts in the parking lot
  • Ramiel gets plugged by a couple of SMG rounds, but Jack is unscratched
  • Jack manages to prevent a homemade bomb underneath Ramiel's car from blowing it up with some fast thinking, but his return throw was not so good
  • With the primary meeting location compromised, preparations for the meeting get moved to Andrew Jackson High School, the secondary location
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Back on the boat...

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NPCs - Rebekka, Sarah Cobbler, Mr. Johnson, Kallista

Salient Plot Points
  • Rebekka incinerates Dieter's body and then consigns the remains to sea
  • The PCs receive handwritten invitations to a meeting at Samantha's mansion in two nights
  • The offer is rejected and a counterproposal prepared
  • Sabine gets a scolding for not presenting herself after her return to the city
  • After the debriefing, Sarah reminds Leo that he has an appointment with the Tremere tomorrow before going ashore
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