Against All Odds

Hunting the Hunters

Oct. 9,1992-Oct.14, 1992

While out hunting, Edward “Eddie” Deschain, Amanda Jayne Parsons and James R. Smith encountered a new group of local vampire hunters calling themselves the Network, who organize themselves into quasi-paramilitary cells. After making short work of the cell members and eventually rescuing the nosferatu pack priest of the Mongrel Dogs, the Bloodrunners stayed alert for more signs of their foes. Nothing cropped up again until the night before the Blood Run. This came in the form of the Children of the Necropolis being all killed by the network shortly before sunset, their mortuary haven having been burnt to the ground. A Wild Hunt was decreed by Archbishop Diego Santana and the Detroit Sabbat did the only thing they could, which was to search the city block by block looking for signs of anything unusual. This coincided with the Bloodrunners’ ritus of the Blood Run. During that night, Eddie and James each found a Network safe house. Eddie took out the safe house he found with the help of the Crypt Knights. He had to wrap a tentacle of darkness around the hand of a network enforcer who happened to be holding a live grenade until the pin for it could be found. James took out his respective safe house with the help of the Mongrel Dogs. During these raids it was discovered that the Network was planning to hit the communal haven of the Scarlet Lemures next, the pack of Bishop Nadia Jovanovic. Also of note, Kamal Ahmadzai spent the night tracking down and killing every last member of the Warrendale Bloods. Eddie was declared winner of the Blood Run and was awarded an antique persian dagger. The next day, Sabbat ghouls waited around the communal haven of the Scarlet Lemures for the Network. While searching the now-vacated haven for vampires, tracer bugs were placed on the vehicles of the Network operatives. At sundown of that night, all of the Detroit Sabbat were assembled for a raid on the warehouse headquarters of the Network. during which, the Network was completely wiped out by the Sabbat. However, Eddie, james and Wallace Shockley were unable to apprehend the leader of the Network or even ascertain his identity. He put a pistol in his mouth and blew his own brains out as the three Sabbat entered his office. They then had to flee due to Eddie noticing a bomb with a timer underneath the leader’s desk. James got away from the explosion unscathed but Eddie and Wallace were injured in the blast. Arch Bishop Santana declared the Wild Hunt a success and most of the Sabbat left for their havens except for a few who handled covering up the explosion as a “meth lab accident”.

Cut To…

A scene involving reporter Olivia Dalton encountering Duncan Thorncastle of the prestigious Thorncastle family outside of a soup kitchen for the homeless where he was volunteering. Duncan had been gone from the Detroit social scene for awhile and explained to Olivia that he was done with his former playboy ways and had turned to God to help him fill a void he felt was in his life. Olivia expressed surprise at the change but seemed pleased with the idea. He was interrupted by a courier who asked him to sign for a manila folder. After taking it back to an office, he played a VHS tape inside the parcel. It was a tape made by the now dead leader of the Network asking him to view the footage he had amassed and to use his family’s connections to thwart the undead of Detroit.



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