The characters woke from the troubled sleep of torpor in a small flooded basement. Their first sensations were of blood trickling down their parched throat. Desiccated, leather-like flesh cracked and tore as the they moved for the first time in seventy years to clutch their prey to them.
When their sight returned they saw they were not alone in the room. Aside from the human corpses they each hugged to them, a woman in red motorcycle leathers stood in the three inch deep water of the room. Behind her a girl in a leather jacket and hooded shirt sat in a small alcove. The characters’ beasts each rose in fear of the vampiric nature the woman in red.
Lisbeth introduces herself as Sheriff of Venice. The woman in red is Tabreth.
The characters have been roused at the bequest of Sebastian Aurelius. They are to go to Elysium, but not before they have fed. Lisbeth returns the characters swords (which have to greased to protect them from age in the wet basement) and new cloths. To the characters who were last awake in the 1940s the jeans and T-shirts are odd attire.
The group goes by gondola to a nightspot where they can find prey. They feed*.
Elysium. Vampires in cloaks, masks and tri-corn hats. Pulcinella.
Private meeting with Sebastian. Dominic. Exchange of blood. Sebastian attacks Lisbeth. The group is missing Thomas Whitelake.
Characters meet Isobella who offers them use of her house on Venice island. She resides in Lido. She reminds/informs the group she helped Thomas Whitelake convert a large amount of currency into gold just before the group entered torpor.
Feeding from the Germans.
The group vow to search the basement where they awoke for more clues about Thomas, and anything else they may have left for themselves. They also want to find members of the local Circle of the Crone covenant.