“…And there shall come to pass the loss of a Holy Land, the breaking of a Holy Order and the downfall of a Mighty Magus…” — Octavio, the Voice of Kupala
It has been seven years since the fall of the Patriarch. Seven years since the children of Seth
cast aside their Cainite masters. Without Michael’s stabilizing influence, the remaining lords have begun to advance their ancient machinations. High Lord Hardestadt has claimed the Seibenburgen as his own by propping up vassal princes and through dealings with the still crumbling Council of Ashes.
The High Lord’s Childe, Lord Jurgen von Verden, has taken the city of Magdeburg as his own while planting the Teutonic Order within sight of the Voivode Rustovitch’s domain. His incitement of the Fiend’s wrath is strategic, he wishes to make it clear that he has no fear of the Voivodate or their ‘Voivode of Voivodes’.
It is under these circumstances that some of the most powerful vampires in Europe have been gathered in Magdeburg at the behest of the ever confident Lord Jurgen, heedless of where this war between Princes will lead…