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  • #16
    Originally posted by CTPhipps View Post
    The Way I Handle the Beckoning

    The Beckoning...is not actually a thing.

    Well, to be fair, it is a thing but it's not what Elders think it is because they're focusing on the possibility of the Clan Founders drawing them to the Middle East and every piece of evidence contradicting this theory is discarded or ignored. The Beckoning is happening but it's not drawing people to the Middle East and is a lot more distressingly mundane in many cases than the Antediluvians.

    You see, the source of the Beckoning? Well, for the most part is the use of Presence **** (Summon). It turns out a lot of vampires have access to that ability and Methuselahs from across the globe are using that power to gather their allies to them who are often gathering their own allies to them as well as them calling their allies. Given the complicated network of Blood Bonds, Entrancement, and Awe--that turns out to be a lot of vampires.

    "The Beckoning" is also an excuse for any time an Elder disappears. A lot of Second Inquistion, Anarch, Camarilla infighting, and Elder plotting deaths were attributed to it because that was a very convenient way of explaining them away without admitting darker possibilities. The reforged Sabbat and the Shepherds of Ur-Shulgi have also killed a lot more than anyone was ready to admit as well.

    Amusingly, quite a few vampires who "heard the call" actually were just going into hiding or torpor because they wanted to wait this entire nonsense with the Second Inquisition and Second Anarch Revolt out. The rumor mill has done the rest.

    Yes Helena and Critias seem not to be heeding it and we have no idea on how other potent elders and ancients are dealing with it.


    What in the name of Set is going on here?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Lysander View Post


      Yes Helena and Critias seem not to be heeding it and we have no idea on how other potent elders and ancients are dealing with it.
      Well with Helena it's less that she's not heeding it and more that she's actively trying to fight against it through diablerie. And with Critias, it seems to be a case that it's been weakened/delayed by the death of Menele and the shattering of his Blood Bond over him.


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      • #18
        Originally posted by AkatsukiLeader13 View Post
        Well with Helena it's less that she's not heeding it and more that she's actively trying to fight against it through diablerie. And with Critias, it seems to be a case that it's been weakened/delayed by the death of Menele and the shattering of his Blood Bond over him.
        It's also kind of humorous that Critias' entire enlightened scholar and benevolent teacher persona is basically Menele either possessing him or mind-controlling him. With his true persona, he's a serville toady coseying up to Kevin Jackson despite being 2000 years older than him.

        Critias is now less Obi-Wan or Yoda and more like Smithers.


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        • #19
          To be fair that brujah has suffered a huge loss of self esteem with what he learned of how he had no real free will. And doesn’t know what to be now.


          What in the name of Set is going on here?

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