Inferni and Cour des Miracles War
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Inferni-Cour des Miracles War
July 2015 - October 2015
The Inferni and Cour des Miracles War lasted from mid-summer to mid-fall of 2015, instigated by personal vendettas and fueled by misunderstandings and the actions of a deviant outsider. Built off the back of last summer's tensions, the war shattered the lengthy peace of both participating packs and caused internal conflict in Inferni. It ended with an armistice after the climactic Battle of Halifax that left several injured.
The Inferni and Cour des Miracles War began with tensions and personal disputes between members. Following the attack of a loved one by a coyote who joined Inferni, Skoll Haskel made his problem Cour des Miracles' problem. King Silvano Sadira confronted Inferni leader Vesper about the attacker they harbored, but was turned away as Vesper pointed out that Skoll had bad history with the clan, too. Rumors spread through both packs of the others' transgressions, and they quietly prepared for potential war.
The breaking point for the tension came when King Silvano's son, Pascal Sadira, was kidnapped by a loner, Campion de le Poer. Following Pascal's scent trail to The Dampwoods, Cour des Miracles scouts suspected Inferni was responsible for the kidnapping, and Silvano confronted and blamed them. Both packs made their war preparations official, and fighting broke out in early August.
The conflict escalated as the Court grew restless about Pascal's whereabouts and Inferni experienced internal conflict. Courtiers attempted to infiltrate Inferni to rescue their missing prince, and the coyotes retaliated by setting fire to their enemies' northern forest.
Anger and dissent continued to rise in Inferni when a young member, Ferret, was discovered burned and hanged in southern Inferni. Blaming the Courtiers and on edge after discovering the kidnapped Pascal, Marlowe clashed with Vesper and organized the Battle of Halifax behind her back. Both packs agreed to meet at the city's old cathedral at dawn.
Shortly after the combatants departed for the battle site, Vesper returned to Inferni and discovered Marlowe's treachery; and Akantha and Semini escorted Pascal back to Cour des Miracles with the truth that Inferni had nothing to do with his disappearance. Vesper and Silvano rushed to Halifax and called a stop to the battle, which had grievously injured several combatants despite its duration.
In the aftermath, Vesper violently exiled Marlowe from Inferni, and both leaders negotiated an armistice. In the same breath she addressed the end of the war, Vesper also named herself Aquila of Inferni, breaking several-years tradition.
- Trouble meets trouble
Liir Altav and Skoll Haskel have a tussle over a missed hunting opportunity.
- [M] Getting Even
Liir Altav attacks Aurelya Shandara to get revenge on Skoll. He threatens her, but she manages to flee.
- I'll be the compass that points you to North
An injured Aurelya returns to Cour des Miracles, where Skoll discovers her. She tells Skoll what Liir has done, and Skoll promises vengeance.
- sound of a switchblade shining in the summer rain
Skoll intimidates Vicira Tears to get information -- namely, whether Liir lives in Inferni. Marlowe de le Poer drives him off, but Skoll is certain that Liir is in the coyote clan.
- Dog at the barbed wire barking at my buzz cut friends and me
Skoll informs his King, Silvano Sadira, about Liir's whereabouts and transgressions. Though unhappy about the late information, Silvano agrees to go to Inferni to speak to its leadership.
- unless everything can get worse, it won't get any better
Marlowe informs his leader Vesper about Skoll's confrontation with Vicira -- about Skoll's history with Inferni.
- On a silver platter please
Silvano meets with Vesper to demand punishment for has caused. She turns Silvano away.
- [M] Playing the wrong kinds of games
In the view of the Court's hotel, Silvano soundly punishes Skoll for his insolence and putting the pack at risk.
- I came to your window threw a stone and waited
Skoll tells Aurelya about the fight with Liir and the impending conflict.
- the liked and the loathed, the bruise and the blow
Skoll puts together a training session for other Courtiers to learn self-defense in light of the tensions.
- [M] wake up boy you’re far from home
Pascal Sadira travels to The Dampwoods with a basket of gifts meant as diplomacy for Inferni. Campion de le Poer approaches Pascal seeking "help" then violently kidnaps him.
- I see the wasp on the length of my arm
Kennedy Fisher and Calanthia Lucetta Faire encounter each other in Arachnea's Revenge. An uneasy meeting occurs and it ends poorly.
- seasons change but people don't
Linden Aatte notices Pascal's disappearance and brings it to Skoll's attention.
- There was something to be frightened of
Calanthia and Maciel Lopez track Pascal's scent north into The Dampwoods, suspiciously close to Inferni territory.
- Deception runs deep
King Silvano, accompanied by Mara Savoy and Alder, go to Inferni to blame the coyote clan for Pascal's apparent kidnapping. They are met by Bellator Marlowe, Kennedy, and Nex de le Poer.
- I’ll give it as fast and high as the flames will rise
Vesper calls Inferni together for a meeting to address the conflict and warn her clan to prepare for war.
- Stone wall, stone fence
Various coyotes in Inferni gather in the training grounds to spar and train.
- Your stories so old you just tend to keep them
As an act of preparation for conflict, a handful of Inferni members decide to partner up with a raven.
- [M] Be my rest, be my fantasy
Agrippa de le Poer accidentally shoots Mara and they conspire to cover it up, among other things.
- In the valley of shadow
King Silvano calls Cour des Miracles together for a meeting to announce Pascal's disappearance and how they were turned away again by Inferni, and advises his pack to begin preparations.
- Better is the enemy of good
Cartier Inferni, seeking revenge, sneaks around Cour des Miracles and is attacked by Skoll, who cripples Stark. Jehan de l'Or and Clover come to Cartier's rescue.
- Every time I see you falling I get down on my knees and pray
Jehan catches up with the injured, fleeing Cartier to make sure he's okay and take him home. In the heat of the moment, Jehan confesses his love for him.
- [M] it scattered on the right of his face
Skoll and Liir fight. Before Skoll can kill Liir, however, the coyote stabs out his right eye.
- [M] seen through the haze and the spit in our eyes
A bloodied, half-blind Skoll drags himself to the borders of Cour des Miracles.
- [M] My vengeance will be so unreal
Aurelya seeks vengeance for Skoll at Inferni's borders. Vesper meets her, and they fight.
- you'll be back burning when the morning comes
Vesper and Marlowe argue about the war and the clan's lack of discipline. Vesper violently asserts her dominance, and a resentful Marlowe leaves at her order.
- Underneath the shell is an angry fire
Skoll and Maciel return to the area where Pascal's scent trail disappeared, only to be accosted by Infernians Kennedy Fisher and Kára Lykoi. Thanks to Skoll and Kára's quick tempers, a skirmish breaks out.
- Arrows in our teeth
As the search for Pascal continues, King Silvano and Baroness Mara are harassed by Ferret of Inferni and observed a more reluctant Hal. The situation escalates when Antioch attacks the Court members.
- thumb down and starting to weep
Vesper and Shiloh Dawnbringer run across each other, and things get ugly when Vesper informs Shiloh of Pascal's disappearance.
- [M] The man with the clover wins all
Inferni members Basilio and Nex attempt to bring the conflict to the Court themselves. They are intercepted by Linden and Aurelya.
- the righteous suffer in a fallen land
Skoll gathers Aurelya and Maciel for a mission to Inferni.
- It'll take your God filled soul, fill it with devils and dust
Skoll, Aurelya, and Maciel infiltrate Inferni in an attempt to rescue Pascal. Basilio, Kennedy, and Kallistos Moineau ambush them in the forest.
- how many angels can you fit upon a match?
Marlowe finds Pascal.
- the saddest song all caught in the briars
Pascal is found and briefly taken in by Elijah Winters and Pazuzu Lykoi.
- Tell me again my only son, tell me again what have you done
A sleep-deprived, paranoid Vesper attacks Jehan on the borders, and Cartier leaps to defend him.
- bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history
Antioch, Ferret, Daeva Lykoi, and Belial Massacre set fire to Cour des Miracles' northern forests.
Battle of Halifax
|Date||October 15, 2015|
|Location||St. Mary's Basilica, Halifax|
Ten (2 NPCS)
Six (1 NPC)
Casualties and Losses
3 seriously injured
|? seriously injured|
- Fire in our lungs, ash on our tongues
In the aftermath of the fire, King Silvano visits a wounded Haven, whose son informs as to the culprits behind the disaster.
- [M] made real, planted in the world like a tree
Vicira reveals to Marlowe that she is pregnant with his pups; Marlowe reacts badly.
- [M] Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, "It might have been."
Antioch and Marlowe come across Ferret's body.
- [M] with feet of lead and wings of tin
Marlowe brings news of Ferret's death to Vesper, including his suspicions that the Court is behind it. Angry about his actions toward her daughter, she calls him out on his absences and sends him away when he argues with her.
- they made me do it
Marlowe gets sidetracked on his assignment. When he encounters Linden the two become engaged in a fight -- only for Marlowe to talk his way out of it, claiming he had been sent to organize a mass fight between Inferni and the Court. A decidedly suspicious Linden promises to pass the information along and allows the coyote to leave relatively unharmed.
- the drive to do great or terrible things
Though deeply troubled by Marlowe's words, Linden reports the matter to Skoll.
- All warfare is based on deception
Marlowe rallies Inferni together for the final battle. They depart before dawn.
- You will lift his body from the shore and bring him home
Akantha and Semini escort Pascal back home to the Court. Shiloh Dawnbringer greets them and learns what has happened to Pascal -- that an Infernian did not kidnap him -- then brings him home and informs Silvano.
- The fault is not in our stars but in ourselves
Vesper returns from a few days' trip and learns from Antioch that Marlowe orchestrated the final battle behind her back.
- [M] we were born with fire and gold in our eyes
Inferni and Cour des Miracles meet in battle, led by commanders Skoll and Marlowe. The two packs clash -- until Vesper and Silvano make an unexpected appearance and call a stop to the fighting.
- [M] you wave your hand and they scatter like crows | Illustration
Marlowe flees after the battle. Vesper attacks and nearly kills him before he can get away, warned against returning to Inferni.
- Peace is an armistice in a war that is continuously going on
Vesper and Silvano negotiate an armistice.
- In our days we will live like our ghosts will live (pitching glass at the cornfield crows)
Vesper calls a meeting to address the end of the fighting -- and her abrupt ascent to Inferni's Aquila.