Liam’s time in New Orleans has been both enlightening and infuriating. He has learned that there are great wells of untapped power in the city which are either guarded by the incompetent or coveted by the indigent and unworthy.
Having survived an attempt on his life from a demon-worshiping kindred calling herself a seraphim as well as a Sabbat raid on the city, Liam now knows that he must find this power and protect it. It must be kept from the undeserving for the balance to be preserved.
But of course, as Liam answers this high calling, insolent enemies both new and old, emerge to hinder him and seize the advantage.
Liam is reminded that he is alone in his greatness as he is set upon by the jealous and the spiteful. A powerful enemy, the Justicar Paseck, has thrown his support behind an incompetent who covets Liam’s control over Detroit. A Tremere who calls himself Raven.
Liam had tolerated this insolent fool’s pathetic games in the past if only because he knew that the only kindred taking him seriously were a few whiny and useless retches. Weak and worthless kindred who wanted to spend their nights gossiping and preening in their finest evening wear at Elysium rather than take any responsibility.
For five years, Liam used Raven to make Detroit appear boring and unappetizing to the Camarilla’s enemies. Meanwhile, it was Liam who ran the most important things. Liam who dealt with potential threats and he who truly knew what went on right under Raven’s beak.
It was a successful ploy but now there is the danger that Raven will be given legitimacy by Paseck’s support. Will the Ventrue clan who once promised Liam their support due to Raven’s obvious inadequacy, remain silent now that their word is being put to the test? It seems likely as it was one of them, a one time ally of sorts, who betrayed Liam to Paseck.
It’s been clear from the time they first met that Paseck fears Liam’s potential. As well he should.
Paseck’s last night will come.