**Sefirat listened raptly to Sandra's explanation of their current situation, a deep concern began to cross her pretty features as Lady Montferrat neared the end of her tale. As the the noblewoman finished, then did Marcus rejoin them closely followed by two others. These new additions were clearly vampires, just from the way they walked, it was clear they were anything but human. They were sisters, twins even, both possessing the same surreal alabaster smooth skin, and silky lustrous hair of the deepest black, which fell in elegant sheets all the way down their backs. By their demeanor, Cassandra could surmise that she was in the presence for the very first time of Scion vampires; the women were two starry constellations of light; only peculiarly to Sandra, did it seem as if Sefirat's beauty was enhanced further by the pair, her radiance engulfing theirs as if drinking deeply from their light.**
Sef - *Ferris what have you done?*... Bianca, Louisa we must make haste and contact Gaebrielle at once. Tell her I am being forced to summon an emergency meeting with the council, and Marcus will update you with the other particulars as the carriage is readied, she'll know what to do once you reach her. Give her my love, but please hurry back. [exuent: Marcus and twins] Lady Montferrat, we must make preparations, my aunt will be able to relay further instructions to me, but in the meantime we need a plan of action, I have a very bad feeling about this.
Sef - Mm? Oho, yes. Sorry about that, I forget how their presence can so readily affect others; we are near sisters, but technically I'm in charge whilst Gaebrielle is away, by virtue of sitting on the council in her stead. Yes, however, as to the missing details. We...
...you could say we are in a bit of emergency measures. Lord Ferris it seems has absconded sensitive documents and stolen a very important, very secretive book pertaining to vampire history in the doing. But it's highly unlikely Ferris was acting alone in this, that's what concerns me.
Sef - Hmph.. already tying up loose ends it would seem. I doubt Ferris will have much time, which means if he hasn't destroyed the book, then he's hidden it? I wonder, you said you accosted him in the Market?
Sef - That is one possibility, yes, but that area is tied very strongly with the Fey Wild for whatever reason, I think it likely lies directly over a leyline. He may have been able to travel instantly a very far distance from there with some assistance. I may need your help in investigating this, do you think that would be possible?
Sef - Good! I hoped you'd feel that way. We're going to need to recruit some assistance in tracking down the book and Ferris... but, in the meantime maybe we should move the party to a more popular venue. I'll have a carriage prepared for the trip, would you be so kind as to take it and meet me at the Bedlam? I'm going to see who I can dig up on short notice.
.. Oh, and Cassandra, take this.
**Sefirat handed Sandra a badge with the crest of a heraldic Swan.**