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Jake nods acknowledgment to everyone when he enters and then listens to the exchange.

"What else would it entail aside from some of my blood?"
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Jake nods acknowledgment to everyone when he enters and then listens to the exchange.

"What else would it entail aside from some of my blood?"
Rebekka arches an eyebrow at the question, but the Councilor's expression remains unchanged.

"There are no further entailments. I require your vitae to attune the ward to allow you to pass it unharmed. It would be inadvisable to attempt passage otherwise."
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"Just checking. This stuff is all still pretty new to me, so I hope you'll forgive my curiosity. By all means, tell me what to do and how to do it."
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The Councilor produces a dagger and hands it to you.

"A little of your blood on the blade is all you need provide. I shall do the rest."
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Jake chuckles to himself, as he envisions a fully emoed-out Jared Leto whining at the top of his voice that life is a black abyss and that nobody understands him. Ah well, Jake, he thought to himself, time to bleed for the cause -- millions of little lost goth chicks can't be wrong, right? With that, he draws the blade across the outside edge of his elbow and then returns the bloody dagger.
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The Councilor takes the blade and moves to a stand mirror in one of the far corners of the room. The Councilor's body partially obscures the mirror, but it's evident that she has somehow called forth an image of the house on St. Ann Street. She releases the dagger, which floats unsupported at waist height, and cuts her left wrist with her right index finger.

Extending her left arm, the Councilor smears some of her own blood on the mirror's surface. She then steps away from the mirror and closes her eyes. A few seconds pass, and her blood begins to seep into the mirror's surface, which begins emitting a faint reddish glow.

The Councilor then opens her eyes, and makes a slow sweeping motion with her right arm. The dagger moves until it is enveloped within the glow coming from the mirror's surface. Perhaps a minute passes, after which the dagger, now clean of any blood, floats towards the Councilor, who plucks it from the air.

"It is done," she says after turning to face everyone else in the room.
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((So, what's the timeline here -- the weapon and ammo buy first or checking out Bobby's network/crib?))
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"Will you please find the Seneschal, Jake, and have her give you the money for tonight's delivery?" the Prince asks. "I would like to take possession of the weaponry in time to have it available for use during guard duty this evening. The Sheriff will be with you shortly."
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"Will you please find the Seneschal, Jake, and have her give you the money for tonight's delivery?" the Prince asks. "I would like to take possession of the weaponry in time to have it available for use during guard duty this evening. The Sheriff will be with you shortly."
"Absolutely."

Jake nods a bow and goes to find the Seneschal.
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After Jake departs from the bedroom, Rebekka signals Dru to shut the door behind him. The Prince then moves to the foot of the bed, and Meerlinda comes to the far side of the bed from the door. Gwynnis comes back to the bed and seats herself between the Councilor and you. Magdalene gives you a guarded look, then sits daintily on the other side of the bed. Dee Dee, Dru, and Brooke take up positions on the side of the bed opposite from the Councilor.

"There's another matter we need to deal with as quickly as possible," Rebekka says, "the once and future archon of the esteemed Don Cruez."

"So he claims," Gwynnis says. "He smells like a double-agent to me. And if he isn't, what on earth was Cruez thinking, assigning such a ham-fisted oaf for so delicate a mission?"

"With all due respect, elder, if it becomes commonly known that Sidana is in any way associated with the Sabbat, there will be those who question your own fitness for the job."

"That's different," Gwynnis retorts.

"Is it?" Rebekka asks. Councilor Meerlinda intercedes before Gwynnis can utter her next riposte, laying a hand on the Justicar's shoulder.

"The Prince speaks rightly, Justicar. All of us may understand the differences between the two cases, but it will undoubtedly be misperceived, willfully or no, by a substantial fraction of Kindred."

"I'm afraid I don't understand," Magdalene interjects. "What my eyes tell me is that my sire, whom all thought lost, lies next to me, yet you speak of her as if she were not in this room, and as an ally of our blood enemies." Gwynnis turns to answer.

"When Sidana fell in Detroit, Mag, she did not suffer the Final Death, but was instead captured by the Sabbat. They subjected her to their foul creation rites, and her essential being fractured in the process. That part of her that escaped existed in the astral plane, until we chanced to meet her there on a rescue mission, to retrieve the spirit of one whose silver cord was severed. The mission was not successful, but the portion of Sidana's being that escaped the Sabbat now resides in the body of the one whose spirit we tried to retrieve. She is known as Rosalyn, not Sidana."

The expression on Mag's face is an increasingly gobsmacked one as the Justicar recounts the events leading to the creation of Rosalyn. Her disbelieving look moves from Rosalyn to Rebekka to Gwynnis to Meerlinda, who gives Mag a single, confirming nod of her head.

"We're on a pretty tight schedule, here," Dee Dee says. "You sounded as if you had a specific proposal in mind, Majesty."

"Yes. We need to see how Crusher will react in the wild, so to speak. I propose using everyone available -- Rosalyn, Magdalene, all the Malkavian who arrived last night -- as chaperones for him. You can all double as extended backup for tonight's delivery as well."

"Do we know much about this Crusher fellow?" Dru asks. "Just from the name, he sounds like a real charmer."

"Funny that you should put it that way, Dru," replies Rebekka, and a sly grin appears on her face for a moment. "We don't know that much about him, but he does seem to fancy himself somewhat of a ladies man. And therefore we shall provide him with four lovely escorts as incentive to keep him on his best behavior."

"Hmm," Gwynnis says, "this plan has some promise. You're proposing to keep David and Edward in reserve, then?"

"Correct. And if things get out of hand, the group receiving the arms shipment will be the backup for the chaperones."

"So he's to be terminated with extreme prejudice if he gets out of hand?" the Sheriff asks.

"Not terminated," the Prince answers, "merely incapacitated."

"Understood. Am I needed for anything else?"

"No, you're free to go, Sheriff." Dru lets out a sigh after Dee Dee exits.

"I do wish I had managed to convince Mariel to come to New Orleans. This would be right up her alley."

"There are six of you against him, nine in a pinch," Rebekka says. "I think you will be fine. I'm pretty sure at least one of you will prove captivating enough to him to keep him in line, anyways."

"I suppose you're right, Majesty," Dru replies.

"Will Mariel be coming to New Orleans at all, Dru?" Gwynnis asks.

"I'm not sure," replies Dru. "I would guess not." The Justicar lets out her own sigh.

"Twenty-three Kindred I asked to be archons at the start of my term as Justicar, Dru, twenty-three, and she was the only one who turned me down." Gwynnis shakes her head ruefully. "She must realize the political potential of a Conclave in the wake of the destruction of Arcadian. The Malkavian need a Justicar. She'd make a good choice. What is it that she sees in Boston that keeps her there?"

"I think she saw it as a lateral move, unlike many of the others you asked. Sheriff of Boston, a childe on the Primogen Council, one who's also viceroy of Hartford, it was a pretty cozy setup. You did not command her loyalty the way you do for your own childer, plus I think she harbored... Venetian ambitions of her own."

"But that's just it," the Justicar says, a hint of exasperation in her voice. "She must realize those ambitions could be met here in New Orleans."

"You're intending to convene a quorum of the Inner Circle, then?" asks Rebekka.

"If I can manage it, yes. Assuming we can get Leandro or one of his agents here, I'm fairly certain I can arrange the same for the Toreador and Tremere." Gwynnis looks at Meerlinda, who answers with a slow, stately nod.

"And the fourth?" asks Dru.

"That's a bit more fluid," replies Gwynnis, "but it so happens that one of Stanislava's childer is in the city."

"Wynn is not as close with his sire as you are with yours, Justicar," Rebekka says.

"They aren't unfriendly towards each other, though, and given the importance of the matter, I think that will be good enough."

"You may be right," Rebekka answers, then looks at her watch. "We should get ready for the meeting, Justicar. Councilor, will you please conduct Crusher to his escort for this evening?"

"Of course," Meerlinda replies, and Prince, Councilor, and Justicar begin making their way out of the room.
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