In the midst World War 2 the vampires of Venice were terrified. Italy had joined the war on the side of Germany and it was becoming clear that it would be the losing side. London and Dresden had been firebombed – a prospect that chilled the unmoving hearts of the dead. Many vampires choose torpor to wait out the conflict between the Kine.
This is the story of one such coterie.
Putting its affairs in order the group lay down to sleep in a bricked in, flooded basement of Venice to wait out the war.
Seventy years later they are going to wake up…
On the Disorientation of Torpor
Long periods of torpor are accompanied by slow, troubling dreams and the erosion of the vampire’s memories. The vampire wakes disorientated and confused. True memories have been dulled and become indistinguishable from dreamed relationships and events.
Meanwhile the world has moved on, which in modern times can mean fundamental changes in society and technology. For vampires that entered torpor in the 1940’s the world of the new millennium may be inconceivable.
To help deal with all these changes a well prepared vampires will make a journal to help them recall facts correctly once they awake. Resources are converted to gold, gems or put into the care of trusted childer to preserve them across the decades.