The city of Seattle is a chaotic place for the Awakened lately. The last 2 years seen a lot of clashes with the local Seers of the Throne. Neither side has managed to make much in the way of lasting gains, and so a long war of attrition has set in. Just a couple months ago the consilium Hierarch , Silver, was killed in a daring raid on one of the city’s most powerful hallows. His replacement was mostly a compromise candidate finally selected in desperation as the various political power blocks amongst the Pentacle mages were unwilling to give their rivals too much of a hold on the council. No one expects much from Malory, a well liked but scholarly and withdrawn mage. In the wake of the new Hierarch, the various political factions are openly vying for influence. A couple of mages have recently dissappeared, and no one is sure if it is political rivalries heating up, or a renewed round of subtle strikes from the Seers.
In the midst of the turmoil, a handful of young mages have just been released from their apprenticeship. Malory has called these young mages together to congratulate them on their newfound status as full-fledged members of Awakened society. And here our story begins.