After waking up, the party decides it’s time to leave Zardov’s little keep. Once the group goes up stairs, they hear the sound of the door slamming, men talking and then a death rattle. The group approaches the doorway, where they see Zardov’s body quickly decomposing into dust. Just then they notice a figure, composed, seemingly of pure shadow. It’s luminescent eyes regard them for a movement as if carefully deciding its next move. It sinks into the floor and is gone.
The party steals a couple fancy cars and proceeds down the rutted old mountain road toward Germany. Friederick drives on ahead and is stopped by Czech border guards, but successfully uses his disciplines to get the whole party into Germany.
Once back at Maria’s, the group doesn’t make the Seekers particularly happy. Though they book had been recovered, it was at the at the expense of an international incident, a pissed off prince, and the possible involvement of hunters and werewolves. Felicie quickly grabbed the book and that’s the last you’ve seen of it.
About two months later, Prince Klara calls a small conclave in which she gives another long and rather boring lecture on the dangers of modern governments, the importance of the Traditions, especially the Masquerade and introduces Wyprect, the new Nosferatu primogen. She publically, and unexpectedly, chastises the player group for stirring up trouble before dismissing everyone to their own devices.