Alright, I’ll bite. And I’ll admit I’m guilty about making assumptions about relationships that weren’t clear or discussed since my return. And that being said, maybe we should concern ourselves that Mr. Johnson has a 2nd Inq weapon, but that’s another thing entirely.
The issue of the Herald is a loaded one, and I’m extremely frustrated that inquiry into it has been stymied and/or dismissed. I’ve been trying to pursue the matter on my own and with others, but frankly, I lack the skills and resources to counter his specializations.
I don’t know if Aidan’s had any inroads to approaching the Tower, but I think the effort would be pointless at best, and quite possibly dangerous. Could we believe any protest, excuse or assurance they would give? I think not.
And if they bitched at us for the slow response to the Sabbat, well, our non-response to their own Herald’s incursions can only embolden them. And as for my ghoul being targeted, I think she was a prior target and an unscratched itch. But that’s something else entirely (also dismissed). And yes, the other things you said.
All the same, I still feel the neutrality of the location is paramount. Night 1 of the new approach went pretty fucking badly, though, granted, haste never helps a difficult situation. Aside from the Emissary and a Guild leader squaring off on the verge of frenzy, that is. And regardless of any apologies given, the language that people could be forbidden to even enter the neighborhood where it’s kept is inexcusable. Unless there are changes, I’m going to advise (not ‘order’) Blade to avoid it altogether.
But, changes. Time to be proactive. You’ve generously provided access and security; I think it’s time we collectively do the same. Perhaps check out the Upper East Side - neutral territory. The old trailer park was wiped out in the Earthquake; maybe a reclamation project could be worthwhile. Or the surrounding neighborhoods of the train station or airport - there should be considerable traffic to enable easy flow and blend.
I’ll offer personal resources on the matter, such as they are; I’ll suggest Blade consider doing so as a Guild. I frankly think that all Guilds should do so in concert. I don’t seek control in any way, I seek control for none, save all of us collectively.