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The Court of Contra Costa, Status Report

January 29th, 1998

Prince Feld was killed by an unknown party during the court of Sunday, January 24th. Several parties have been accused, including a local lupine "ambassador", Spirit Interface, and an unknown group known alternately as "Blood Doll Cult" and "Blood Cult Productions". Investigations have been initiated and are ongoing.

Other possible culprits include two claimants to the vacant throne - Jeremy of Clan Brujah, and Theresita Giovanni of Clan Ventrue. Ms. Giovanni was absent from the court that evening - as I was - but has presented an alibi for verification. I have not yet heard if that alibi has been confirmed. Further suspects include Vannevar, the Prince of San Francisco (who may have a direct or indirect involvement with one or more suspects), the Sabbat and an Assamite, called Saif, who has recently arrived in the area.

Also being criticized are the keepers of Elysium, Black Wolf (Gangrel) and John Riley (Nosferatu) for their absence that evening. John Riley is attempting to contain incipient violence by declaring the entire territory an Elyisium until such time as a new Prince is accepted.

The late Prince's childe, a woman names Elise, has vocally, and repetitively, accused Jeremy of killing her sire, but has presented no evidence. As time passes, her opinion is being taken less and less seriously. She herself should not be ruled out as a suspect. Patricide is no new crime amongst vampires.

Several kindred seem interested in the services of an independent ghoul - one Mattie Storin. Possiible clients include both claimants to the throne. Negotiations are in progress, and you will be apprised of the results.

I have received much conflicting information about the operation of the court. It seems to get by as much on sheer hope and faith than by any concrete ties or alliances. The presence of shapeshifters, magii and humans seems to do little to upset the workings - aside from the murder of their Prince, but Princes never die quiet deaths.

Expect another report no later than one month hence.

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