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OOC: These news stories are published in various news outlets - TV, Radio, Newspaper etc. If your character does not subscribe to any of these things because they're a hermit or so ancient that these things are still very new to them, then disregard these news stories.

Disclaimer: These news stories are entirely fictional and are written for entertainment purposes only. Don't believe everything you read on the internet.

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November 2017

  • @ChanceHappening: Eww Dirty rats down at the port. Don't wear your Louboutin's down there ladies. #disgusting #cleanitup #Geelong
  • @ChanceHappening: Anyone say unfair dismissals at the dock? I smell a rat. #Geelong #sneekybusiness
  • @ChanceHappening: Come on baby lets paint the town red! buty @MariaT not in those shoes! #redcarpetno #premier #Geelong
  • @ChanceHappening: It's time to turn on the lights. Who will be coming to Christmas at the Geelong waterfont tonight? #Geelong #lightitup
  • @ChanceHappening: Talk about disgrunteled postal service - letterboxes being vandalized in Brownbill #Geelong #postie #thugs
  • @ChanceHappening: You spin me right round baby! Victory Productions opens in Geelong. # Geelong #Victory
  • @ChanceHappening: Who else was dressed up and nowhere to go? Concert cancelled due to stalled papework #Geelong #shame #localgovt
  • @ChanceHappening: Iris's eyes are still smiling. Geelong's oldest resident turns 106. #Geelong #centenarian #oldtimer
  • @ChanceHappening: Exciting pop up entertainment and attraction for Barwon Heads- check out Spiegeltent #Geelong #getyourtix #Circuscabaret
  • @ChanceHappening: Cutting through the red tape. Stomp and Sound festival back on! #Geelong #getyourtix
  • @ChanceHappening: @MariaT find your way to 2017 please, that ensemble last night was to die for. Literlly. It was dead. #Geelong #Socialgossip
  • @ChanceHappening: Victory Productions trashing the year with a big NYE party. Be there or be no-one. #Geelong #NYE 2017 #Trashtheyear
  • @ChanceHappening: Meth lab fire at Koolijay Caravan park. 3 dead. Not Cool. #Geelong #drugsarebad #Vicpol

December 2017

  • @ChanceHappening: Illegal Animals Cull says Mayor. Owls and Wild Cats found dead around town. #Geelong #animalcull
  • @ChanceHappening: Stomp the Music tickets sales are throuhgh the roof - Tickets Sold out #Geelong #hottestparty #stompthemusic
  • @ChanceHappening: Surprising all, fake fox fur turns out to be real fox. Another No-No @MariaT #Geelong #notfauxfur #fauxpas
  • @ChanceHappening: Hottest NYE bash in town - Trash the Year tickets selling fast #Geelong #hottestparty #trashtheyear #therise
  • @ChanceHappening: Geelong enters the digital age. Free Wi-fi installed in the CBD. #Geelong #GEELONGFreeWiFi
  • @ChanceHappening: Geelong Mayor attends Melbourne Terror Summit. Will we get terror-warning loudspeakers in Geelong? #Geelong #Terrorsummit.
  • @ChanceHappening: Doughnut-delivering drone is the future of high-tech snacking #Geelong #Dronenut
  • @ChanceHappening: Mystery donation brings smile to children's ward for Christmas #Christmas #giving
  • @ChanceHappening: 3...2...1 welcome to 2018. Hold your nose! Sewerage backup creates a stink in the CBD. #Geelong #Stinkitup #NYE2018
  • @ChanceHappening: Five people overdose in the CBD during NYE Festivities. Police report new designed drug. #Geelong #NYE2018
  • @ChanceHappening: Trash The Year NYE Party goes off with a bang. Hottest gig of the new year. #Geelong #NYE2018
  • @ChanceHappening: Finger licking good. KFC distributed to poor and homeless at Christmas. #Geelong #charity

February 2018

  • Increase in Local Crime: Multiple cased of Grand Theft Auto
  • Free WiFi in the CBD and inner suburbs is now live!
  • Coastguard finds abandoned jetsky in harbour. Search for owner continues

Media release: Following the unprovoked attack upon Into The Looking Glass’s newly opened Geelong store and office the company advises that any custom orders placed in the last month will need to be re ordered. All records, stock and furnishings within the store were destroyed beyond repair in the attack. The owners and staff are today devastated and awaiting Police clearance to begin the clean up. In the meantime, online trading and trading in other stores will continue. We thank our customers for their support through this time.

March 2018

  • Cats win in close game. Defeatig Melbourne. Well done. #AFL #gocats #geelong
  • Finally some class @MariaT spotted in a Into the Looking Glass creation at Lara Food and Wine Festival #PirraEstate #Geelong #wine

April 2018

  • Hawrthorn too good for the Cats. Better luck next time. #AFL #gocats #geelong #round2
  • @MariaT were you wearing a GWS chirt at the game on sunday? #AFL #gocats #Geelong
  • Cats need to pick up game. Second consecutive loss. #AFL #gocats #geelong
  • Cats smash St.Kilda. Keep it up boys #AFL #gocats #geelong #round4
  • Cats victorious over Port Adelaide. #AFL #gocats #geelong #round 5
  • A dark day when Swans destory Cats. #AFL #gocats #geelong #round6
  • Get set for edgy art, interactive performnaces, spoken word, projections, illuminations, live music and artistic suprise. Geelong After Dark 4th May 2018 #Geelong #Arts #Geelongaftedark

May 2018

  • Who let the dogs out? PERA releases and steals animals in a lab in North Geelong #PETA #animalrescue #wholetthedogsout
  • Giant sky wheel - Geelong Eye packed up for winter. To return later in the year. #Geelong #EastBeach #GeelongEye
  • It's Time Liander not Mulgrave @TLiander #Geelong #Towncouncil #elections2018
  • A Great vibe exploring Central Geelong with Geelong After DArk. Tell what suprises you discovered. #Geelong #eventsGeelong #GeelongAfterDark
  • GWS Coach describe loss to Cats as "basic fundamental tripe" and "not up to A-Grade Standard". Great A-Grade game Cats! #geeong #GoCats #AFL
  • Canoe has arrived in Johnson Park - part of Mountain to Mouth, Geelong's extreme arts walk #Geelong #EventsGeelong #MountaintoMouth
  • Family ties? Prince's bridge tagged with bright pink. "Brandon's Bridge 4eva" on oneside and "For Grandma. Love V =H" on the other. #Geelong #Vandalism #Familyties
  • Dont miss your chance to be part of White Night Geelong. Expressions of interest for performers close 6 May! White Night Geelong is on 13 October #Geelong #WhiteNight
  • New Geelong Cyber Crime Division lead by Fredrick Harrison. Assistant COmmissioner Lyle Johnson is excited about this new task force. #Geelong #CyberCrime
  • Man's sink filled with Mayonnaise. Some kind of condiment connundrum? #Geelong #Mayo
  • You've tried high tea... but have you experienced tipsy tea? If you're looking for a bit of luxury mixed with cocktails, fancy food and a dose of fun, unlease your inner Alice at Tipsy Tea at White Rabbit Cocktain Room #Geelong #hightea #WhiteRabbit
  • Geelong defender Tom Stewart start as the Cats overcome Collingwood by 21 points at the MCG. #Geelong #AFL #GoCats
  • Brownbill: Free WiFi projects rolls out in the area, more residents mostly students are spending additional time in the cafe's strip as a result of the free wifi Cafe Culture explosion! #Geelong #Free WiFI
  • Geelong coach Chris Scott at loss over 'inexplicable' loss to Essendon. #Geelong #Cats #AFL
  • Geelong Performing Arts Center @gpacgeelong presents "The Bleeding Tree" 23-26 May. Australian murder ballad for the stage. Language and violence warning #Geelong #gpacgeelong #artsgeelong


The Inquisitor [[1]]

News from Perth

Requiem: Terrible Songs by Uncle Gadi


That Awkward Dance Gangrel Girl
To the Tune Bad Romance by Lady Gaga, cover by Halestorm To the tune of Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
dedicated to Leon Ostrain Largward dedicated to Nora Quinn
I need a investigator,
I need a Le-on,
Who'll follow clues and
Foil Dragovich's plans,
A Larg-ward-Man
with short pants
The Awkward Man.
Detecting plots,
Uncovering lies,
Mekhet Assassins,
Gangrel Spies,
A Larg-ward-Man
Awkward stance!
As fast he can.
He come when we need him,
The facts wont impeed him
Dont look now, or you'll be in the awkward stance
Leon's on the case,
When we come face to face
With an Awkward Circumstance
We're along for the ride,
He's got a bit tongue tied,
And we'll do the Awarkard Dance
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Oh that Awkward Largward Dance
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Let’s do the Awkward Largward Dance
Well I met her in Dubbo,
She was beating up the facility guards
Her claws ripped them a new one
And then she kick him in the nuts real hard
Done mind them in their fallen state.
She took their vitae,
She saw me applauding her work
And she came right up and,
punched me in the face
Owww Owww Gangrel girl,
O darn my Gangrel girl
Now is that any way to treat
A Fan of your work?
I copped a kick to the family jewels
And she,
called me a jerk
We both started laughing and she
Said she she admired my guts,
Then another guard came up and got,
A spiked boot right in the nuts
From you,
my Gangrel girl
Hold those claws up, my Gangrel Girl
Up all night in prison ward
It's just a feeding date.
Shala lalalalalallalal la d da
La de da
Daeva Girl "Dancing" My Trip to Brisbane
To the tune of Porn Star Dancing by My Darkest Days To the tune of My Generation by The Who
dedicated to Meredith Winchester-Roe dedicated all the people at Bootcamp
Some girls sit and smell the roses
Some gaze up at the stars
Some wave whips, some wear leathers
Some hang round in bars
Some say its romantic to go off hunting
Romping in moon lit vales
I find it quaint, but I find pleasure
Hunting and chasing tails..
But along comes a girl, from her head to her toes,
Charging me up like an Vitae Flow yeah ahhh..
She entrances young and old
From Neonate to Elders without a soul,
She’s got a heart so black and cold (watchin)
Daeva Girl Dancing
She wraps her arms around your leg
She’s got you in a grapple to make you beg
Got down on my knees and prayed (for more)
..Lost to a Daeva Girl wrestling
Just one slip and I’m undone
Blinding hot as mid-day sun
I’d Give my all for just (Daeva Girls Dancin)
Some people like the highland snowfall
Some like it cool and mild
She plays rough in hell fire clubs
She likes hot and wild
She’s making you weep, she’s disturbing your sleep
You cant resist her, your heart she’ll reap yeah-ah…
She entrances young and old
From Perth to Canberra so cold
She’s got a heart so black and cold
Daeva Girl Dancing
She wraps her arms around your neck
She’s got the moves to make you beg
Got me down on my knees and prayed (for more)
Daeva Girl wrestling
Just one slip and I’m undone
Blinding hot as mid-day sun
I’d Give my all for just one
A flip and twist and leaves me stunned
She entrances young and old
From Perth to Canberra so cold
She’s got a heart so black and cold
Daeva Girl Dancing
She wraps her arms around your neck
She’s got the moves to make you beg
Got down on my knees and prayed (I don’t loose again)
To a Daeva Girl wrestling
Jumped on a plane, flew into to town
(Talking about my Trip to Brisbane)
Big Brother Parliament, Lurking round
(Talking about my Trip to Brisbane)
They looked at me with eyes so cold
(Talking about my Trip to Brisbane)
Something told me I wouldn’t grow old
(Talking about my Trip to Brisbane)
My Trip to Brisbane
My Trip to Brisbane
My serene looking feeling went away
(Talking about my trip to Brisbane)
I’d be nice to eat I heard a gangrel say
(Talking about my trip to Brisbane)
Going to Elysium, and I cop a fine…
(Talking about my trip to Brisbane)
Just walking around in Old Brisbane
Talking about my Trip to Brisbane
My trip to Brisbane, My trip to Brisbane
My happy happy feeling went away.
You have happy feeling for Brisbane??
(Talking about my Trip to Brisbane)
Maybe I came out on a bad day.
Every day is a bad day in Brisbane…
Goddam corporate pirates getting rich
Talking about my Trip to Brisbane
They preying for me and I was their …..
What else could go wrong?
I woke the next day in a ditch
(Talking about my trip to Brisbane)
They beat me up and called me bitch
They stole my money and took all my stuff
Im going back to Geelong that’s enough
(Talking about my trip to Brisbane)
My Trip to Brisbane, My Trip to Brisbane
Sounds of Violence I'm Gaspar and I'm okay
To the tune of Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkle To the tune of I'm a Lumberjack by Monty Python
dedicated all the people at Bootcamp dedicated to Gaspar Acosta Da Blanca
Hello violence, my old friend,
We’ve come to play with you again,
With the bashing and the shattering,
The bone and and the cartilage,
Were thrown, like brains splattering against the wall.
And they die
A-nother falls, in violence.
Through bootcamp my skills were honed
Tested resolve by punching stones,
An echo heard of Gadi’s terrible songs,
Victor encouraged with his cries,
A shadow wolf by the glow of a lone corpse light
Benjy's chilling bite,
Another falls, to violence
Unliving heart can lead astray,
And my welcome I over stay
A union meant to heal a chasm deep
Broken bodies and tales to keep
And they lies, - covered by a cloak of the night.
And we recall
The cry of violence ..
He's a pirate and he's okay,
He raps all night and he sleeps all day
He sails his ship. He loves his crew.
He aint been to the lavatory.
On Wednesdays he go shoppin'
And has buttered Sophie for tea.)
One Night In Geelong Name
To the tune of One night in Bankok To the tune by Murray head
dedicated all the people of Geelong
Geelong- Forgotten Port City
Nighttime visitors don’t know whats in store yet
The dark and dirty alley where the corruption thrives
With a show of despair from looking de lair ?
Time flies - doesn't seem a minute
Since the gangrel and the nos took up and moved in
The Dragovich minions, are massing,
The Crone a talking sacrifices as youra a passing
Could be long shadow or familiar stranger
Or you’ll find an unmarked grave...
One night in Geelong and you lose your humour
Vic’s and Cartians rule, but you don’t live for free
You will get robbed by the Lancea Sanctum
And if your’se wise then you’ll turn and flee
I didn’t see that Eddie just hacked me.
Every street is looking like another
When you’re running from a stabbing over vitae brother,
It’s a shame, it a pity, it’ really such a pity,
if overlooking the Fitzzy palace, or looking at the city.
Hey that Hyena stabbed that Trickzza unprovoked!
You, need, to grow strong and tough,
Follow the Presidents law, or it might just get tough!
Back off I’m a Roe on a mission
And I’m a Domus right behind you and I’m loving what your dishing,
Who’s bright idea was it to come here anyway,
Oh yea … Lacey’s….
One night in Geelong and you loose your honour
Not much between despair and ecstasy
You will get robbed by the Lancea Sanctum.
And the Crone will sacrifice you for free.
I can feel the Oracle staring at me.
Luna-vic knights put their minds at rest
Knowing each night being a bloody quest
But still its so much better than a foot in the door or independent study.
Thanks gods I’m only visiting here
Just watching it all
You wouldn’t see me living in such squalor
I’d rather have a ditch or a tree in a holler
I’d take you away, My covenant invites you,
But QLD or SA don’t excite you.
So go back to your filth and corruption
and houses full of … oh daeva girls… wow…
One night in Geelong and you lose your humour
Vic’s and Cartians, but you don’t live for free
You will get robbed by the corporate Invictus
And if your’se wise then you’ll turn and flee
I didn’t feel the sheriff just torpor me.

Other Songs not attributed IC to anyone

Gaspar Trollin'
By Mick Atwell, To the tune of By Meredith Winchester-Roe To the tune of (Air Raid Vehicle)
dedicated to Gaspar Acosta Da Blanca dedicated to Uncle Gadi
Are you ready kids "Aye Aye Captain"
I Can't hear you "AYE AYE CAPTAIN"
Who lives in a Mountain next to Toowoomba
Piratical with claws, cranky is he
If nautical nonsense be something you wish
Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish


alright Kindred keep on trollin' baby you know what time it is
Uncle Gadi keep on trollin' baby
move in, now move out hands up or hands down back up,
back up tell me what ya gonna do now breathe in,
now breathe out hands up or hands down back up,
back up tell me what ya gonna do now
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ (what)
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ (come on)
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ (yeah)
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’
Uncle Gadi is right here people in the house put them hands in the air
cause if you don't care, then we don't care 1, 2, 3,
times two to the six jonesin' for your fix of that Boot Camp mix so
where the fuck you at punk, shut the fuck up and back the fuck up,
while we rile you the fuck up,
move in now move out knees up or get down back up,
back up tell me what ya gonna do
Nozza step in, Nozza step out put your claws up or hands down back up, back up tell me what ya gonna do now
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ (what)
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ (come on)
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ (yeah)
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’
you wanna mess with Uncle Gadi (yeah)
you can't mess with Uncle Gadi (why)
because we push you on every night (oh)
and this Parliament thing right here (uh, huh)
yo we're pushin’ it all the time (what) so you better get some intel
and some better rhymes (dough) we gotta get the gang set so
don't sign that thing yet twenty four seven better take a rain check
old sellout soldiers blastin' out the shit laws
that give you black shit for puttin' blood in your mouth
now move in, now move out hands up or hands down back up,
back up tell me what ya gonna do now breathe in,
now breathe out hands up or hands down back up,
back up tell me what ya gonna do now
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ (come on)
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ (what)
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ (yeah)
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ hey ladies,
hey fellas and the all night society, all the lovers,
all the haters and all the people that call themselves shadows
Mama Fitzy, Daddy Fitzy and the people rollin’ up all glitzy
Hey elders, neonate boppers and others in between
now move in, now move out hands up or hands down back up,
back up tell me what ya gonna do now there’s a whale in your pool,
Uncle Gadi moves in, mud on his boots crush the flower petals,
back up tell me what ya gonna do now to keep the troll out
keep trollin’,
trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ (yeah)
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ (what)
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’ (come on)
keep trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, trollin’

Requiem: Stories by Old Man Delphi

Of Moon above, and Wolf below

This is a tale, countless ages told
Among the Wolf, to cub from old.
It is a story of true love,
Between Wolf below, and Moon above.
The Wolf and Moon were One they say,
The closest of friends, to this very day.
The sky at night their hunting grounds,
Their depth of love, it knew no bounds.
A Serpent’s tale of righteous pride,
Chased the Moon, who tried to hide.
She fell to Earth, Wolfs' heart grew sore,
The Moon still flew; the Wolf no more.
The faithful Moon shines loving light
To call the Wolf back to their flight.
To light his way back to her side,
Apart, for duty and for pride.
The Wolves tell of a night to come,
When Wolf returns to Moon, his One.
The Wolf at night calls to His Mate,
All alone, cursing Fate.
And to this day the Wolf will cry,
A mournful Howl to the night sky.
This is the story all cubs know,
Of Moon above, and Wolf below.

The Tale of the Cassius the Obscure

It was in Linz, near the turn of the 20th Century. There was a courtier there by the name of Cassius. Cursed by his embrace with the horrors of the Nosferatu. As a neonate he was never happy with his rebirth and had come to visit me for guidance and a prophesy of his future. Now I think on it, it was strange. I thought the gods to be playing a trick, or perhaps some benevelonce was amusing them, but their words were that he would rise above the circumstances of his existence. It seemed to bring him some measure of hope.
He set about trying to find his path, his way to overcome his curse. He delved into all kinds of forbidden knowledge, our conversations were quite interesting and often lasted well into the night. He travelled through Europe visiting ancient sites of significance, gathering what knowledge he could and trying to make sense of it all.
It was just before the first Great War I think... Having exhausted the knowledge he could accumulate in Europe over the previous hundred or so years, he turned his eyes to the African continent. He travelled to Egypt. I do not know exactly what happened there, or what he found, for his grip on sanity more tenuous when he returned. He became more skittish, secretive and obsessed with incorporating these experiences into his knowledge. He would talk about a new aeon of kindred existence.
He became obsessed with the works of Alister Crowley, the Englishman, and his Order of the Golden Dawn. He devoted his study to the precepts of the spiritual philosophy called Thelema.
It was about this time that we noticed a difference.
We could not feel his presence anymore. He did not smell Kindred, though he still most certainly was. It was like his beast, his predatory aura was obscured.
The neonates began to call him Cassius the Obscure.
Many went to him in search of this knowledge. Some tried, but the..processes he subjected them to often left them as broken, half shadows of themselves. The Prince, She decreed that no more of the court could study with him. He became a hermit and retreated to the hills of the city, only coming in a few times a year, and still with that same strange void of aura.
Neonates, eager to learn his tricks would still, in defiance of the law, seek him out. If they learned the trick...well, they never returned to Linz to spread the tale.
I have the diary of one Neonate who went to visit of the poor souls who was so broken, it was deemed merciful to force the torpored sleep on him to let his mind rest. It tells of strangeness and tribulation. The secret of the actual transformation...well It is not contained in that book, and after a few pages, well I think that Pavel went quite mad. It is mostly gibberish. Perhaps some of the songs that were written in the 1960's could have benefited by the visions he described, or maybe that painter Salvador Dali could have made more sense of it.

The Tale of the Ravens

"There one was a Lord in the Isle of Italia. He had grown fat on the land, and worked many a slave to an early death. He had several strong sons, but what he wished for was a daughter. So he and his wife would make offerings to the gods and pray that they would be blessed with a girl child. The gods are fickle creatures, and a blessing is sometimes a curse, and so it pleased them to test the Lord. They indeed granted his wife fecundity and she soon bore him a girl child, but the child was sickly and grew weaker by the day. The Lord was distraught, and so he sent his 4 sons off to find a cure for the child, telling them not to return unless they had a cure. They boys left and began their search, travelling first to the nearest town. Finding no cure there, they searched further. Still no cure to be found. Finally, they had a lead. It was told that on the slopes of Gran Sasso d'Italia, a plant with a flower white as snow would be the remedy they sought. The brothers had hope for the first time. They made their way across the treacherous countryside, avoiding bandits and creatures alike. There on the slopes, after a long climb they found the plant they were searching for. Taking the single bloom, they carefully made their way back over the precipitous rocky slopes. Half way down the slope, they began to fatigue and sought shelter. One spotted a cave just meters from their location. It was a short, but hazardous climb from their location, but offered the only source of shelter. They crowded into the mouth of the cave and huddled together for warmth. A deep growl emanated from further in the cave. The brothers startled awake as glowing amber eyes emerged from the darkness. Overcome with fear, they scrambled from the cave and out onto the ledge, the creature snapping at their heels. As they climbed over the narrow ledge, one slipped on the unstable ground, falling over the edge. Only the quickness of his older brother prevented his falling to the sharp stones far below. The bloom however, slipped from his pack, tumbling over the edge and picked up by the wind and taken far from their grasp. Scrabbling to escape the creature on their heels, they made their way back down the mountain disheartened as their mission seemed beyond hope. Defeated, they returned home. The lord, their father was not sympathetic to their plight. Their sister, his beloved girl was sicker still, and the boys had failed him. He disavowed them, saying that no sons of his would return in such disgrace and banished them from his sight.

The boys were not seen again After they left, the girl’s health improved and she grew into a beautiful and happy child. She never knew of her brothers, and her life was happy with her parents, who doted on her and gave her everything she wanted. As she grew to adulthood, she began to hear rumours about her brothers from people in the town. Always in shadows and spoken of in whispers, lest the Lord discover. She was a strong willed and spoilt child, used to getting her way, and do she determined to leave her father’s house and find her missing brothers. She first went to the nearest town, asking about her brothers, and if they may have passed this way many years ago. The old wise woman remembered a take of 4 brothers looking for a cure for their sister, and how they travelled the country looking for it. The girl thanked her, and moved to the next town. On and on she went, until at in a town at the foot of Gran Sasso d'Italia. She heard a story. Four brothers looking for a cure foolishly went up the mountain to looks for a cure. Foolish, because all knew that the mountain was the lair of a wild beast, who preyed on animals and townsfolk alike. They had come twice she was told. The second time, they did not return. Not deterred from her mission, they girl determined to climb the mountain to search for the fate of her brothers. Climbing the mountain was perilous, but she persevered. As she climbed, 4 Ravens circled overhead watching her progress, waiting for her to slip that they might take advantage of her situation. The climb was more exhaustive than she had predicted, and soon, she sought shelter from the battering winds. She found a cave along a narrow and uneven path, but it was the only hope of shelter. Carefully she made her way into the mouth of the cave and took her rest. A deep growl emanated from further in the cave. She startled awake as glowing amber eyes emerged from the darkness. The ravens flew into the cave, surrounding her, screeching at the creature in the cave. The Lord was troubled by his daughter’s absence. He had given her everything that she had ever wanted and was angry at her demands to find her brothers, the very brothers who had failed her as an infant. He gathered his men and sent them off in search of her. They did not return. He levied more from the town to search for his missing child. Still none returned. The townsfolk defied him. They would no longer send their husbands and sons on his missions. Rumour of the cursed family spread. A darkness had befallen them it was whispered. That was when 6 Ravens were seen flying over the town, heading towards the Keep. None could say what happened in the Keep that night. The Lord’s wife was never able to say for sure. Her eyes grew wild whenever she was asked about it. The Ravens were spotted again, once, leaving the keep. The Lord was never seen again."

Cross Genre Brisbane Publications

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