02-19-2011, 12:00 PM
The base of operations of the Grand Master of the cult of Assassins was eerily dark, save for a ribbon of light just visible peeping underneath a door. Inside the room, the Grand Master sat behind a desk, his greying hair brushed severely back, as he looked ahead at one of his assassins who stood in front of the desk. This assassin was a vampire, and one of the Grand Master's best, despite the various difficulties that arose.
Arkady Orlav had been turned into a vampire during his time as one of Stalin's agents. He had, after Stalin's death, been forced to flee Russia due to the fact that he had made many enemies in the government and his protection had evaporated after Stalin had died. Arkady had been chosen for the mission of assassinating the Russian leader for the basic reason that he would not stand out in the Moscow government building. He had performed the task, despite the fact that he had sworn never to return to Russia again. The chink of money had the effect of making him abandon his resolves...
In a sterile laboratory in an American city, a scientist was sitting at a table reading the paper. Her name was Dark Star, and she was a tall woman, with a slightly plump figure that she never the less managed to carry off well, albiet in a long white coat. Star laid the paper down abruptly, after reading the top story which was the news that the Russian leader had been found dead in his government office that morning, drained of blood, and with American flags wrapping his body. The Russians had already given several ominous mutters about reperations from the United States, but Star did not think that America was in any way to blame for this assassination. It was far too similar to a murder that had taken place two months earlier in France.
The French leader had also been found dead in his office, his body wrapped in American flags. The only difference was that the French leader had died of a stab to the heart and a throat slit from ear to ear. All other details were identical, and it smacked of a conspiracy. Star stood up decisively. Time to call together a few likeminded people, and try to put a stop to this as soon as possible before America found itself embroiled in a war it had never intended.