The Dreams that Fiends Dream

Tragic are these characters 
The orphans of the night, the lords, the predators
Each craving a part, a moment on the cloaked stage
What miserable, what gilded costumes those spiderwebs do carry
Those strands on their elbows, their shoulders, their fangs

Who tugs on those?
Fiends from beyond dreams
Who tugs on those?
Fiends from beneath the earth, the ice, the void!

Tragic are we characters
The orphans of the night, the passing lords, the lethargic predators,
But who are we to comprehend the dreams of a Fiend?

Pappa Clio, (e.1721., s. Pomerius), from Fait Diabolique, c.1892.

 

Dealing with broken windows

“Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it's unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside.

Or consider a pavement. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates. Eventually, people even start leaving bags of refuse from take-out restaurants there or even break into cars."

- James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling, Broken Windows

 

Early August, 1985, Scandinavia

Camarilla was slow to impose its leadership upon the Scandinavian princes in the wake of Ilmar‘s Crusade. Self-possessed monsters rarely tend to play along together. And when it finally did impose it in the summer of 1985., it came in the form of a document, trailed by a host of clandestine verbal promises and protocols. The stakes would be higher, but the game would remain the same. Its Justicar masterminds and interested parties gave it an unassuming name – The Monrovia Covenant. 

An Archon was chosen to act as mortar and whip, in order to raise the Camarilla parasite from lethargy so that it can protect its Kine Host from harm and to fix what could be fixed – to flush the Sabbat kindred out of all the hunting grounds they were now entrenched in.  

The Eye of the storm lies above Helsinki, where promises are expected to be kept, and scores waiting to be settled.

The Dreams that Fiends Dream

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