Session Start: Tue Feb 07 00:00:00 2017
Session Ident: #Aeons_Sabbat

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> knocks gently on Lucas’s door. “Hey, Lucas, you awake?”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| looks up from the book he’s probably re-read for the fifth time.  “Yeah, just… quintuple checking the book to make sure I got everything memorized.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> carefully sticks her head inside the room after unbolting it. “I thought you might like to go for a walk around the grounds or something. They seem to still be working on a decision regarding you.”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| closes the book and hops off the bed.  “Seems like a good idea.  Been needing to stretch my legs a bit anyway.”

<+Blackfyre> <Fiona>  comes up from the tunnels, looking somewhat grumpy.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> nods and stands by the door, allowing him to come out into the hall where she is standing. Her left hand has grown back completely, good as new. “I have a couple of things to show you… come on. And a couple of questions too… you aren’t squeamish, are you?”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| shrugged.  “I mean… never really been involved in… vampiric practices but I think I could adjust… eventually.”

<+Dusk> [Rakshasa] accidentally bumps into Fiona “Oh! My apologies!” he squinted his eyes “Were you..doing manual labor?”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> smirks a bit at that and shrugs. “It’s not so bad. There are perks.”, she wiggles the fingers on her left hand. “Zaluut could have made me a new hand faster but… It only took a few days to grow it back. So uh… the other question is you have any religious preferences?”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| “Not really.  I was baptized when I was young but… never really bought into organized religion.”

<+Blackfyre> <Fiona>  eyes Rakshasa a bit. “Yeah, I was.”

<+Dusk> [Rakshasa] shrugs, smiling a bit “Huh, alright then. All the best with that”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> nods her head as she leads him into a room one wing over that has several glass coffins lining the walls. “Okay. Sascha made me ask so if something goes wrong you know, we don’t want anybody haunting the place so she usually gives last rites and stuff. Anyway… this room… well, you should walk around and have a look.”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| walks around the room, taking a genuine interest in the glass coffins.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Storyteller> In each of the coffins lays a body. One is a blond man, one is an older man with a scraggily beard, one is a strange tall person with bluish skin and pointed ears, one is a black chrysalis.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> “These were the Wardens. I was Embraced along side them a few months ago… but they all fell into a sleep and won’t wake up. We don’t know why. You’re investigative skills with the paranormal… we thought you might be able to help us figure this little puzzle out. Interested?”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas|’s curiosity is peaked.  “I’ve always liked a challenging puzzle.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> spies Fiona walking by the wing and gives her a slight wave, then glances back to Lucas with a nod. “Good. Then I’ll make sure you get all the information we currently have on it soon. So… I know you read the book but would you like me to explain anything to you or just uhm… be surprised?”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas|  “No, I should be good.  I’ve had a few days to make sure I didn’t miss anything.”

<+Blackfyre> <Fiona>  shrugs at Rakshasa, before peeking in and giving Kitt a light nod.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> nods her head and then inclines her head towards the door. “Well, cool then. Come on, lets go out and get some fresh air. We can walk the hedge maze.”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| pries his eyes away from the coffins and goes to follow Kitt to the hedge maze.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> leads him out to the hedge maze, which seems oddly to be grown from some type of thorny plant that may not even exist anywhere else.

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| can’t help but look at the plants.  “What are these?  I… don’t think I’ve seen them before.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> glances to him and reaches out, gingerly touching one of the leaves. “Zaluut and Sascha both grow some unusual plants. Though I believe his are a side effect of his Earth Sorcery, and hers is just an experimentation with using vitae and Tzimisce soil. Sascha has this Garden of Eden thing going on.”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| could not help but perk up at the term ‘Earth Sorcery’.

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| “I should ask Zaluut about his magical abilities if I survive long enough.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> chuckles. “That would be the idea actually. He’s been teaching me, and saw your interest. The hangup was in the fact that a new Tzimisce right now could be in danger… you saw that black chrysalis? That… is Yevi. Zaluut made him when he made me. Zaluut was home, back in his own country when Yevi went into that shape and didn’t come out.”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| “Like I said, I’d be willing to help solve the problem of what happened to those guys.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> nods her head and pauses, reaching out to touch another leaf before changing direction in the maze. She leads him into the center of the maze where there is a night blooming garden, and a gazebo with intricately carved wood. “So, you aren’t scared or anything?”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t, but… such is the human condition, y’know?  Fear of the unknown.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> nods her head in agreement. “Trust me, stuff still scares us… and some of us are pretty old. And there is a lot of unknown out there.” She sits down in the gazebo and watches him for a moment.

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| sits down next to her.  “As I see it, there isn’t just one surface to scratch.  There’s always another right beneath it.”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| “This is… but the first of many for me, and… yeah it terrifies me, but it’s either go through with it or die and… I actually want to see what’s at the end of the tunnel, y’know?”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> sighs and nods, putting a hand on his shoulder as she leans toward him. “I promise this won’t hurt you.”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| tenses up a bit, but that can be chalked up to a bit of a defense mechanism.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> is actually warm to the touch, her other hand brushing the side of his face before she bites down, holding onto him lightly as she starts to feed. Her third eye opens and looks around while her two normal eyes close, and starts to pick up a soft glow as she passes the point of no return for Lucas, stealing his life away drop by drop.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> finishes Lucas, her third eye weeping a tear of red that runs down along her face before it closes up. She then pulls his body to the center of the gazebo, and waits for a moment.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Zaluut> comes out from the maze nearby and walks slowly up the steps, leaning down to kiss the droplet of blood from Kitt’s forehead. “Good. We shall make his transition a bit slower and see if that helps him to adjust.”, he says and then rips open his wrist and starts raining his blood down on Lucas’s form… everywhere it touches it starts to melt into him, making his skin crawl and shift.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> assists by removing Lucas’s clothing from him and then moving back and watching as his skin forms a chrysalis around him, locking him up inside himself. “Does he feel anything like that?”, she looks to Zaluut.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Zaluut> shakes his head. “Not yet. But he is about to. Let us get him moved and prepare something for him to eat then.”, then he shifts, slowly turning into something resembling the jaberwok. He lifts the fleshy chysalis in his mouth and walks with it toward the main courtyard, plants parting out of the way for him.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> follows behind, keeping close until they are out of the maze and then heads off toward the main building to get ‘something to eat for him’.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Zaluut> lays the chrysalis down in the soft soil and then sprinkles more dark earth upon the sack of skin. Then he reaches down and opens up a small hole inside and drops more of his own blood in before sealing up the tear. “Wake up, Lucas.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Storyteller> Almost immediately the flesh of the leathery chrysalis starts to split on its own, with Lucas already starting to emerge.

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| practically sits up through the splitting chrysalis, his hunger a gnawing pain.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> comes back, two Revenants carrying a bound woman who they promptly drop nearby and back off quickly so as not to get too close to the hungry new vampire. “Wow, that was… fast.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Zaluut> nods and kneals down, nudging the bound woman closer to the sack of skin containing Lucas, he seems pleased though as he watches. “He seems… determined. It is a good trait, but we shall have to see how he progresses through the rest of his transition. He will molt a few times over the next couple of weeks before he reaches the end of it.”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| eyes the bound woman, and moves closer, his hunger overriding… a lot of his mental faculties.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> moves around to Zaluut’s side and watches quietly.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Zaluut> waits until he is fully emerged, fed, and back in control of his own thoughts a bit. He stands and looks him over before nodding. “You will have to stay with me until your change is fully completed, and then we will set you up with a room of your own. You cannot wander far from this place either until then, or you will weaken and die.”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| bites into the woman, drinking deep and almost looking more relaxed as he feeds.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Zaluut> nods to the Revenants, who wait until Lucas has let go before dragging the corpse off for disposal. “Alright, let us get you cleaned up and then we shall all go rest for the day.”

<+LordCanis> |Lucas| stands up, and wipes some of the blood away from his face before following Zaluut.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Kitt Bishop> follows alongside Zaluut, glancing toward Lucas from time to time as they head back into the main hall together.

Session Close: Wed Feb 08 00:00:00 2017