Actually, this is a good post and I have had those questions as well. Answer will be forthcoming soon!
The next thing we are adding to the list of things to work on, is Willpower. Until stated otherwise, willpower can not be spent for inconsequential rolls.
We will consider a spend in the event of a Bestial failure, but it will be at our discretion. We have already eliminated the Social willpower damage as it does not work in our game.
RE: Let me get this straight-
A mortal was sent. Not a Vampire who may know what to expect and has supernatural abilities at their disposal.
Mortals being used is a coward’s way. They only know we are coming because a mortal was used. I have heard about the investigating that has been going on. These Sabbat have been here less than a week, that is why there is no information to be had. But I have also seen it reported that it’s not because they are small and new but are in fact big and heavily entrenched. Yes, that was said. I mean, it couldn’t possibly be a small, weak group who we can easily handle, could it? naaaaa, couldn’t be that. But they killed one mortal and tagged a few buildings and suddenly they are Mafia-SonsofAnarchy sized and powerful.
But with each night we sit and “investigate plans of attack” they CAN become stronger and more deeply entrenched. Sabbat tend to mass embrace for sieges. Yes, they go out and kill a mass of humans and turn them into vampires and set them loose in order to take over a city. Each night we wait is a night closer to them doing that because it’s clear from the little that has been done against them means we are weak and ripe for sieging.
I am not military-minded, that is why I have a coterie of warriors and scouts, but even I can see sitting on our hands, clutching our pearls and “investigating” is useless without actually putting eyes on the prize- you know eyes that can be supernaturally enhanced, possibly in the bodies of vampires that can be supernaturally stealthily, and if engaged, can be supernaturally fast and strong and resilient.
Felicia O’Neill. Baron.
Let me get this straight-
We have known there is Sabbat in the city. We know roundabouts where they are. We knew there were at least 2 and 2 probably ghouled dogs. But we have YET to scout and get confirmation from our own eyeballs on anything else.
We have a whole (pretty big) Coterie whose sole responsibility is to scout and fight. Yet, we have no scouting reports. We have several people in the city who can move stealthily and quietly, some in other Coteries that can be utilized.
In a city full of bleeding hearts and near-human Vampires, I am shocked that seeing 4 mortals rundown and mangled by two SUVs outside one of our Markets has not triggered your special snowflake fee-fees.
We have lost The Collective for the time being now, a building I myself had an interest in. But it is also a building that was the site of many vampiric events, gatherings, and meetings. Two additional mortals have been killed.
But NOW, only when two big, bad vampires get shot at and singed, do we have a “fuck this shit!” going on.
So, to all of you Humans-who-happen-to-drink-blood pussies, get to work. Get eyes on the Sabbat and engage if possible. If it doesn’t happen tonight, I myself will lead a group to do it. I can hear you all going passive aggressive now and saying I should do that and you will stand down, but it is not my job. We have a group that should have already moved and not spent a week “gathering information” - which apparently doesn’t include actually LOOKING WITH YOUR OWN EYES. I have provided training things, I have offered any help needed with equipment. Yet, our fighters and scouts have yet to scout in order to fight.
We have three coteries whose jobs are carefully curated and cultivated. It’s kind of telling that at the first sign of a threat, the fighters sit on their hands and flex influence, rather than move.
And you all want to move to take out the Tower. HA!
Felicia O’Neill. Baron.
Plus News- Buildings targeted by fire overnight
Branton was the site of two overnight fires confirmed to be have been arson. Several people were injured and 2 were killed.
The first fire was at The Collective Art Gallery in Midtown. Two people were killed, and several bystanders were injured. The names of the dead were not released pending notification of their families. A worker at The Collective reported that he was in the lobby when bullets shattered the windows and projectiles were thrown through. Two people who were killed had their clothing set alight and the surviving worker stated, “I tried to help them but it was too late and I had to run.”
Structural damage is extensive and The Collective is currently closed pending investigation by the Fire Marshalls.
Another building was attacked by fire bombs in Seven Points. This building had just been foreclosed upon and was the site of a gym. Damage is extensive but no one was injured in this attack.
Investigations are pending and results will be released when completed.
RE: Did you know we have a Discord?
IRC is going to be down until later this evening. Something is fucked up. I created channels on the Discord and you can play there and I will retrieve logs.
There is no bot so there can be no rolls done and we will be waiving feeding and BOL, just consider it was done.
RE: Steer clear of the Industrial Park
A group of Cainites who lives to instill fear and chaos, having a symbol that REPRESENTS chaos and panic is logical. I would very much appreciate an end to nebulous insights and a forwarding of concrete information gathering.
We already know WHAT the Sabbat do, we know about area they may be in. Why do we not have a scouting mission planned with an eye toward avoiding confrontation, but being prepared to engage if necessary?
All this silly speculation and doomsaying is doing just what they wish us to do, panic and sink into chaos.
We have three Coteries who are suppose to be prepared and ready to go after threats. But all I see is panic and disorganization. They are suppose to act in tandem but I’m not seeing it. If it is occurring, I’m not hearing of it.
Felicia O’Neill. Baron.
Convictions, Remorse and Humanity
We are currently in the process of reviewing the system and everyone’s Convictions. We will be rewriting the system for Humanity and remorse to better fit out style of game.
As of right now, if you incur Stains you will be rolling that same day to see if you lose them and feel remorse or if you keep them and lose humanity. This is how the rules read, and rolling once a week, we have discovered, lacks an immense amount of veracity and is not being played correctly.
Fair warning, a good many people are going to be asked to change or expand your convictions, so it would be nice if you start to give thought to those that better fit your character. People with 1-2 will definitely need to expand them, people who took Convictions from the book and lend nothing to their char, will be asked to change them. Those with things like, “don’t hurt puppies” or “don’t hurt kids” will definitely need to change them.
If you have any questions, see us in chambers