We open on our heroes getting ready for the trial. Dahlia, Kira, and Frodo, our midget druggie, are sitting in the holding cell. Kira starts looking at ways to escape from the room she finds herself in. Inspecting the door, she discovers that the lock is not very secure, and dahlia decides to try and pick it, failing miserably. (She’s high, it makes sense) Elizabeth attempts the same thing (also high) and fails as well. Frodo the micro ninja hears the cheers and applause from the court arena and walks over towards the bars, squeezes through them like Mr Fantastic, then runs off.
Meanwhile, in the courtroom, Ed is standing in front of a council of 8 kindred 6 of which were ventrue.
He smiles at them grotesquely, and waits for questions.
The one leading the questioning, asks his name and purpose. Before he begins speaking a door bursts open and Frodo charges in telling him to continue and goes to center stage to perform his story. Ed gives his information, and begins speaking of his history.
The questioning vampire then asks who we are, and what our purpose is.
Ed tells him that we are venturing into this village in search of friend of bears. He tells him that we were sent by a tribe in Colorado to find his remains and return them to the people so that he may rest.
The vampire is not satisfied with this, and says begin sentencing.
OBJECTION YOUR HONOR!!!
A voice rises up from the crowd, and Jeremy Hunt makes his way to the front of the court room. Saying that the man on trial has not yet been given a chance to defend himself. And that he has witnesses on his behalf.
He turns to gesture towards them and stops in his tracks seeing Vivian.
Where have you been? He asks…
[insert back story]
Vivian then testifies on the natural habits of the Nosferatu.
The lead council member states that they will take this into consideration, and asks to hear the testimony from the others.
Trixie steps forward to give information on her story
The vampire asks what information she has to defend edward.
She claims that Ed was driven crazy by frodo’s antics and was unable to restrain himself.
You are dismissed says the vampire.
Next witness! Calls the vampire
Ax steps up, and gives his testimony [backstory] and then provides information on Ed’s character and how Frodo tends to be incredibly frustrating. Interrupting several times, Avesta, causing fury to build in the head councilman she is dismissed and escorted from the courtroom.
The Ventru councilman gives his verdict, saying that we are free, and being entertained by frodo’s court room story interpretive acting assigns Frodo to Ed’s side in hopes of cheering Ed up. If it is unsatisfactory, then they will send vamps after us.
Reunited, Frodo decides that dahlia needs more drugs to tell her story. Dahlia resists (mainly because Frodo sucks at drug pushing) but she agrees to tell her story
During the story Frodo starts crying, and Ed looks at him immensely pleased.
Frodo then looks at Kira and asks for her story.
She refuses, saying that she will tell it once we are all together again.
We then head back up the stairs towards our gear.
Frodo runs ahead, grabs Kira’s katana hopping around like Yoda with a lightsaber. He unintentionally cuts Vivian with the katana, dealing minor damage. A white mist starts filling the room; seeming to emanate from Vivian.
Vivi tries to dominate Kira into telling her story. Kira just shrugs off the mental attack, and then suffers a slice at the hands of ninja Frodo.
Everyone but Ed and Kira go outside so that they don’t get attacked.
Ed walks up to Frodo to stop his running and flailing. Performing exceptionally well, he grabs The sword with one hand, and grabs his hair with the other. Ed bites into frodo’s neck drinking deep his blood is nauseatingly sweet, but blood is blood, and Ed gets what he needs. From grabbing the sword, he takes a gash on the hand.
Ed then turns Frodo around and informs him that if he attacks the group again, that he would take the rest of his blood.
As the party inside starts to leave, one of the Nosferatu approaches and asks about the body that we are looking for. She says that she will have to speak with some of the elders who have been here for a long time.
“Will this be a meeting with Ventru company” “yes” she replies. And leaves.
The group decides to split up, some of them needing sleep. Ax, Trixie, and dahlia decide to go find a place to sleep.
The rest are going to look around the town for Fangtasia.
Ax asks one of the marketplace guys where he can find an inn. He is told there is one behind the manor.
And that’s where they head.
Meanwhile, the vamps start looking for a blood donor club of some sort.
They are able to find a vamp at a stall laden with ice chests.
The ice chests are filled with blood, and the overly enthusiastic salesman tries to get everyone to buy some blood.
Vivian and Ed buy a bag of blood. Cow and chicken respectively.
They trade for bullets and a flickering flashlight.
The vamp throws in an extra bag because the light flickers creepily
Elizabeth turns to Vivian and says “it’s almost time”
Kira nudges Vivian and winks. Liz turns and slaps Kira and says “I need sustenance!”
To be continued….