Another warlock arrived in the city tonight. A guy who calls himself Holden. Apparently, Santiago encouraged him to make himself useful. I’m still not certain why Santiago is so gung ho about me becoming the prince. I’m sure he imagines that he can use me in some way. So what does he really want? Well, for now, that’s the least of my concerns.
Ethan, this Holden character and I, went looking for Duckbill and the rest of the Nosferatu this evening. We didn’t find Duckbill but what we did find doesn’t make me feel very optimistic about his chances of still being around.
We stumbled across the corpse of some Nosferatu named “Crane”. The poor girl looks to have had a bad last few moments. I applied a spirit touch to catch a glimpse of what happened to her. It turns out that one of the entities after the stored energies in the city has already achieved a head start by controlling whatever the Nosferatu were keeping secret in the tunnels beneath it. He/She/It destroyed Crane and possibly the other Nosferatu to seize it. I’m unsure what it did to Crane that killed her but I know that she died in terror.
Anything that can terrify a Nosferatu is enough to make one pause and think.
There’s magic involved here. Not really my area, though I wish I could learn. For now I’ll just have to make use of Santiago’s new lackey and perhaps Santiago himself and the skills they posses.
A good prince knows how to make the best use of his assets.