The Penalty Shall Lie With You
Samuel Johnson; November 29, 2009
After all of the important things have been moved from the Chantry, consult reagant on what is essential, I will ask Reino to break a gas pipe with movement of the mind and then light the place, from maximum distance with us outside. I will then use the multi cab Forgetful Mind trick to get to the Bronx chantry.
Regent Michelle Tanaka doesn't answer her phone. At first, you don't have a great deal of motivation to worry. She's not a woman to be bothered with things she finds less than significant. However, as days of unanswered messages pile up, you realize that something has happened. Something that should potentially be a cause for concern.
The Friday after Elysium, you receive a letter addressed to you from Lars Haverford, Apprentice of the Seventh Circle in service to Lord Cromwell of the Midwestern region. It reads:
"Apprentice Johnson of the Seventh Circle of Mystery, I am writing to relate to you that Regent Michelle Tanaka of the Fourth Circle of Mystery has taken sudden leave of her duties as Regent of the Chantries of New York and will not be returning communications with you or any other apprentice in the city. I am not at liberty to explain the situation further at this point, but am obliged to inform you that Lord Cromwell is taking additional time in his selection of a new Regent to ensure that the Clan does not falter again with regards to this city - its past having not been pleasing to many in the Pyramid.
As of this date, you are permitted to act in the capacity of acting Regent until the appointment of a new one, which is anticipated to occur within one month or less. Lord Cromwell would emphasize to you the importance of not overstepping your boundaries during this interim time. He wishes to clarify that this is an emergency measure, not a promotion. Should you or Apprentice Haldor make any grievous missteps before the new regent arrives, the penalty shall lie with you.
With that in mind, I wish you the best of fortunes in the assumption of you new duties. Remain strong with House and Clan.
- Lars Haverford, Apprentice of the Seventh Circle in service to Lord Cromwell
After this missive is received, you are free to burn down the Chantry, however, you see fit.