Welcome to Providence by Night, the continuing recounting of our tabletop Vampire: the Masquerade chronicle. Providence by Night is a low-powered, “street-level” game featuring a group of very new vampires adjusting to unlife in Providence and the vampiric condition. You can read the whole story so far on our main Providence by Night page.
As we head towards the finale of this “season” of Providence by Night, this week’s update pauses to present an interlude of how Tony (the groups’s Nosferatu) obtained a valuable musical manuscript to present to the new “love” of his unlife (it’s amazing was the judicious application of Presence and blood can do).
Interlude 4 – I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) – March 18-27, 2015
Leaving the Salon with Prince Elsa was a magical capstone to Tony’s night. They spent the evening in each other’s company blissfully ignorant of worries of the rest of the coterie. Tony thought about what would make an appropriate gift for a Prince of the Camarilla and considered what he knew about the Toreador Regent of Hartford. Tony recalled news about a museum in Boston that had been ransacked a while ago and a quick online search turned up the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum – which had a first edition Chopin manuscript in its collection. Maybe their security was still pretty atrocious?
Tony called in some favors getting Kurt Densch to use his influence to ensure a low security presence on a specific night and used his boon from Caoihme’s to have the late train from Providence to Boston make a direct run. Tony obfuscated himself and donned a generic grey jumpsuit to blend in as a maintenance worker and used the ride to remote access the security footage at the museum and loop the feed.
After failing to break into the museum, Tony knocked on a service door presumably used by maintenance staff and introduced himself to security as a new night-shift janitor. Security eventually let him in, complaining that “no one ever tells them anything.”
Tony picked up a custodial cart and cleaned his way through the museum until he happened upon his prize behind a glass cabinet. His nerves started to creep in. Had he heard something or was that just his imagination? CRACK! A nightstick dashed against Tony’s forearm and a pair of masked burglars were suddenly up him. Tony grabbed his mop to fend off his attackers and backed into the cabinet which shattered under his weight. “Is everything okay in there?” a voice echoed up from the security desk. Tony barely had the wherewithal to secure the sheet music in a protective case before leaving his imagined attackers to take care of an actual threat.
Tony made his way to the exit when his hunger hit. Tony eviscerated the first guard he came across and reveled in the ecstasy of the blood. Unfortunately, the second guard was too curious and caught a glimpse of the unmasked Nosferatu. “In for a penny, in for a pound,” Tony thought and dispatched his witness to preserve the Masquerade. End Interlude 4