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Expect 5 for our meeting. All have agreed to terms of peaceful conduct. All are aware that we will have a force to defend them in their ritual. It would not be inappropriate to have that force visable when they arrive.
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You receive a short reply from Bonnie after a couple of minutes:

Acknowledged. We'll be waiting outside the jazz hall.
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Once François has spread the word that he's informed the Powers That Be of the increase in Garou attendees, you all go over to the jazz hall. Bonnie stands between Anneke and Elliott before the main entrance, and the various patrol groups (as specified here) line the path from the sidewalk. The Seneschal turns toward the new arrivals with a pleasant, expectant look on her face.
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Francois steps forward.

"Milord and ladies", he intones formally, "as is my duty and honor, I present unto you Diana, Paavo, Niobe, Daniel, and Caroline, of the Garou." He gestures towards each as he says their name. "They have come to have peaceful discourse with us, with such intented guaranteed."

Francois' eyes scan all assmembled kindred as he says his next piece, "By my blood, I have guaranteed to them our peaceful intentions. Let any who have issue with our newfound allies then bring such issue to me, that they may find satisfaction."
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"Welcome, honored guests. I am Bonnie, of clan Toreador, Seneschal of New Orleans. I will be conducting you to the meeting with the Prince shortly. My escort for this evening, Elliott Sinclair, and Anneke, the military leader of the city, both also of clan Toreador."

"Seneschal," Diana replies in formal tones, "thank you for your welcome. We have not yet given our tribal affiliations, so may I introduce Paavo of the Stargazers tribe, Niobe of the Fianna, Daniel of the Silent Striders, and Caroline of the Glass Walkers. And I am Diana of the Silver Fangs." Bonnie inclines her head in acknowledgment.

"Be advised that you are about to enter one of the sites that is termed Elysium in our society," the Seneschal says. "Violence is prohibited in Elysium, and those among the Kindred who violate this stricture are punished, often quite severely. We shall not put Monsieur Petit's blood at risk during the meeting.

"However, our enemies do not respect this custom, and therefore we will guard the meeting site against any possible disruption. Anneke will have the command of this company, which will be comprised of those to either side of the walkway here. They'll also be involved in helping to protect the ritual site, when that time comes." Niobe looks along both lines of Kindred with a critical eye, but keeps any conclusions she reaches to herself.

"We'll want to integrate our commands for the ritual," Anneke says, "or at the very least have the two sets of guards thoroughly familiarize themselves with each other. So as not to risk Monsieur Petit's blood during the establishment of the caern."

"Of course," Diana says. "As soon as this meeting is over..."

"Please follow me," Bonnie says. "Elliott and I will remain in the building after taking you to the Prince and the Justicar, as a last line of defense, but we will not be part of the meeting itself." Several of the Garou raise an eyebrow at this pronouncement, but remain silent.

Elliott then follows Bonnie inside as Diana takes the lead amongst the Garou.
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Caroline hangs back as the other Garou file into the jazz hall behind Bonnie and Elliott, assaying a look that's some blend of curiosity and puzzlement.

"We know so very little about each other. From what little I know of your Kindred, I am surprised to learn that the Toreador will be the leaders in the field. They are artists much more than warriors, are they not?"
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Caroline hangs back as the other Garou file into the jazz hall behind Bonnie and Elliott, assaying a look that's some blend of curiosity and puzzlement.

"We know so very little about each other. From what little I know of your Kindred, I am surprised to learn that the Toreador will be the leaders in the field. They are artists much more than warriors, are they not?"
"Indeed that is their nature, but Anneke has proven herself worthy, despite the handicap of her clan." Francois says softly.
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"From what little we know of the Garou, you have a deep respect for pedigree," Wynn says to Caroline. "Her warrior's pedigree is impeccable, as you might yet learn for yourselves, should the Justicar take the field tonight. She is evidently known to your kind as The White Spirit, and Anneke is one of her offspring."

Caroline looks ahead to Niobe for a moment before replying.

"And Niobe was fine with proceeding after learning of the involvement of The White Spirit?"

"It caused her some distress, but my impression was that she did not have the final say in the matter."

"She is a Garou of some importance, but not so much as either Diana or Paavo. Either would have been able to overrule her." Wynn simply nods, and the conversation turns to idle topics during the remainder of the walk to the balcony level. Bonnie leads everyone to the largest of the balconies, opening directly towards the stage at the far end of the main hall, and declaims your arrival.

"Majesty, Sire, our embassy to the Garou has returned with several of the leaders of the local septs." The Seneschal waves everyone to enter. The Prince and Justicar both stand at the very front of the balcony. Rebekka wears a conservative gray business suit with heels, and Gwynnis wears a black jacket and slacks relieved by a pastel green shirt, and her shoes are flat, accentuating the advantage in height that the Prince has over the Justicar.

"May I present Diana of the Silver Fangs, Paavo of the Stargazers, Niobe of the Fianna, Daniel of the Silent Striders, and Caroline of the Glass Walkers. Honored guests, may I introduce you to Her Majesty the Prince of New Orleans, Rebekka of clan Tremere, and Gwynnis, Justicar of clan Toreador."

"Thank you, Seneschal," Rebekka says. Bonnie makes the slightest of bows before withdrawing to return to the main lobby with Elliott. "On behalf of the Kindred of the city, welcome to New Orleans."

"Thank you, Your Majesty," Diana replies. "White Spirit." The Justicar quirks an eyebrow in surprise.

"I haven't been named that in quite some time. It seems my reputation precedes me."

"I thought you would be taller," Niobe says, eliciting a smirk from Gwynnis.

"Charmant, Fianna. You would fit right in with the Toreador, assuming a proper level of artistic talent, of course. I'm always on the lookout for promising new recruits." A touch of malevolence enters the Justicar's smile, and she flashes her fangs for just an instant.

"She is one of the finest bards in the country," Paavo says, cutting off Niobe's retort, his face and voice smooth, but his eyes sharp as awls. "On occasion, overweening pride in her abilities compromises her judgment as to when it is best to speak, and when to remain silent."
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Niobe flushes at the rebuke from Paavo, but holds her tongue.

"Perhaps if we moved on to the business at hand," Rebekka says.

"Agreed," replies Diana, "but I believe that this last little exchange falls under relevant business. For as much as it has been stressed that for this once, harmony between our kinds is to be maintained above all else, I despair that it will not be taken to heart by all who are involved in our joint venture." Diana turns a level gaze on Niobe, whose flush deepens.

"Perhaps all of those whom you lead will exhibit better discipline, yet I have been shown one reason to suspect that that will not be the case." Diana turns her gaze to Gwynnis, but it does not have much of an effect on the Justicar's sardonic grin.

"We'll skip the lesson on Kindred politics for now, but you have my word that I have no grievance with any of the Garou." The Justicar's face becomes serious as she continues speaking. "While I can't say I understand precisely what it is you'll be doing tonight, I have gathered that it's important to you. Be assured that I have a great deal at stake myself. The eldest of my offspring has come back from the dead, yet been rent in two in the process. One half is held hostage by our enemies. I need to make her whole again, and there is precious little time in which to do it. I have already invested a great deal towards achieving that end."

As soon as the Justicar finishes speaking, she drops her Mask to reveal the gaping socket of her right eye.

"Will you accept the Justicar's pledge?" Rebekka asks of the Garou, who all turn to Niobe.

"I will," she replies, subdued, and the other Garou then silently signal their assent. Gwynnis resumes her Mask after Niobe gives her answer.

"Thank you," Rebekka says. "As for the rank-and-file Kindred of the city, I will provide the strongest protection I can. Let it be heard that any Kindred of New Orleans who harms one of our Garou allies will be held to be in violation of the Sixth Tradition, and subject to summary discipline. Since I will not be able to enforce this decree personally, and since François has already taken it upon himself to guarantee your safety, I believe he is the ideal candidate to be deputized under the Sheriff, to enforce any violations incurred." The Prince then turns to François.

"Will you agree to this proposed deputization, François, understanding that your remit covers specifically those issues that directly involve Kindred interactions with our Garou allies?"
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Francois nods. "Gladly you majesty, do I take on this duty, and upon my honor, and the honor of the Camarilla, any slights upon this day's allies will be satisfied as is our way."
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