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  • RE: Today's Weather

    February 17th, 2019:
    Tonight - Cloudy all night. Low 36F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
    38°36° (3°C/2°)
    Precip: 0%
    Winds: N 9 mph
    Humidity 92%
    Sundown 5:36 pm
    Sunup 6:46 am

    posted in City of Branton
  • RE: Question re: The Ministry

    It’s a long watch, but I think this gives a good sense of what they might know.

    Vampire: The Masquerade - L.A. By Night | Chapter 6: Immortal Longings – 2:49:40
    — Geek & Sundry

    posted in Comments & Feedback
  • RE: Question re: The Ministry

    Once again, I’m going to start off by saying this is opinion and how I’ve interpreted what is in the book.

    First to touch on my previous post, your character would not know of the event surrounding The Ministry joining the Movement. Remember, we’re all playing Childer here. Your character if embraced already when it happened would just know this new clan was joining and not know the why. Characters embraced into the movement afterwards would not think to ask why they held their position within the Anarchs and wouldn’t question it. Camarilla kindred would be unlikely to know of them whether embraced before or after more than maybe being told not to trust them.

    Basically in character if don’t have Ministry or Anarch lore, other than the possible vague mention to not trust them, you wouldn’t know more than the what your character learns in character.

    If you have Anarch lore, you’d know a little more, but it’s still going to be based on your interactions with them. Just like not every Toreador is an artist, not every Brujah is a gang banger, or every Ventrue is a business mogul, each member of the Ministry approaches it their own way. One member may focus on being able to supply vessels, while another may preach to the nature of the vampiric condition, and yet another may provide a safe space to indulge in hedonistic acts. These certainly aren’t things that The Ministry has a monopoly on, but they sure as hell do it better as a clan than any others do.

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  • RE: What's Left?

    Well, we’ve already builded some interactions and chose four of your characters for the workshop. You can check 'em out on the Google Doc. We (Duh and me) would prefer if we let the players run “wild” by letting them figure out how to fulfill their character’s goals and ambitions.

    posted in Operation Knowledge Drop
  • RE: What's Left?

    With the limited amount of time we are working with, should we be giving them something to drive the plot of the scenario? For example they all receive a text to arrive at the location at a certain time. After a few minutes of small talk Camille and Melesha emerge from a back room. Camille smiles at the group and says to no one in particular “Lovely to see you again” and they both leave. To their knowledge none of the other Licks in the room have met her. Moments after they leave an authority figure (Felicia, Aidan, Mr Johnson, etc) step out of the same room and accuses one of them of with The Tower. This provides the a catalyst to interact and plot with/against each other as they have to show that they aren’t the guilty party (although they just might be) instead of breaking out a board game and playing scrabble or something. To go towards this we can give each character an interaction with the Camarilla and a reason to suspect one of the others of working with them as well.

    posted in Operation Knowledge Drop
  • RE: What's Left?

    For the scenario, if I ain’t mistaken, we were gonna run them through a classic Night Market situation where they should interact and plot against/with each others.

    For the characters, yours seems adequate, so we just need to tweak them, give 'em positions or titles and relationship with each others.

    For what we might add or modify, we will see it in the meeting and dry run tonight ^^

    posted in Operation Knowledge Drop
  • RE: Question re: The Ministry

    The following is opinion only and presented for the purposes of discussion.

    There really is not a universal answer as your knowledge about them is going to be based on your character’s experience. Someone with Anarch Lore would know more about them and their place as spiritual leaders within Anarch society, while someone with Camarilla Lore wouldn’t really know about them at all since they wouldn’t really have interacted with them.

    As the wiki states “To the older neonates and older of the Camarilla and the ancillae and elders of the Movement, The Ministry will always be what they once were: The Followers of Set (see below). The Tower claims the rebranding of their name does not fool them. The older Licks of the Movement are a bit more cautious around them than the neonates, but they still recognize their usefulness.” All of us are playing Childer characters so none of us would fall into the category of Kindred or Licks that would know of them as corrupter of vice lords from my understanding.

    Neither the Anarch or Camarilla book specifically gives a date of when the Ministry joined the Movement, so it’s open to interpretation by the STs. The meta game has been modified to match the story as told by them, so the following is speculation and not necessarily true in game. The Cam book indicates that it happened after the Brujah left and the Tremere chantry was hit by the 2nd Inquisition. IIRC those events in take place in 2012 and 2008 respectively. Both Banu Haqim and The Ministry sought out the Camarilla for membership. The meetings occurred on the same night, The Ministry’s meeting blew up, literally, killing the Justicars in attendance. The Anarch book places the meeting at a hotel in Paris and describes the bombing as the worst terrorist attack ins 9/11. The closest real world terrorist attack of that magnitude, would be the attacks in November of 2015. This could conceivably put them joining the Movement if that is the case. That being said, the STs could easily say there was a fictional bombing or modify one that occurred earlier (such as the 2004 Indonesian embassy bombing) to fit the narrative.

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  • RE: Discussion: The Third Flower

    (( sorry, haven’t been able to be on much. Laptop is still out of order. I could come online on my phone but I don’t really know where to start OOCly))

    posted in Hilt
  • RE: Question re: The Ministry

    Actually, this is a good post and I have had those questions as well. Answer will be forthcoming soon!

    posted in Comments & Feedback