(Order of replies: Anastasia, Rose, Aurora, Luciana, Clayton, Vincent, Inyana, Niklaus, Devyn, Ezra, Isabelle, Jacob, Eliana, Bellamy, Loey, Gael, Evangeline, Lysandra, Nimue, Anya, Sofia)
The past three months seemed to go by in a blur since Ana had been handed over the role of Regent by her great-grandmother, shocking not only her, but the rest of her family as well. It'd made sense for her mother to take on such a leadership role after her grandmother had retired and maybe if she was, she'd be forced to attend this meeting instead of her daughter. The meeting was over something she had absolutely no hand in doing; her great-grandmother, however, was the true culprit.
The elder had a history of making irrational decisions regarding both her Coven and the outside world which many would think she had no right to but when Renée le Forté wanted something done, it would be done no matter the consequences. So, when the power split between the species and their leaders occurred, it gave her a reason to play some mind games and makes the others ‘suffer’ by going against them; while the witches allied with the Heretics, Vampires, Dhampirs, Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Hybrids, the Phoenix’s allied with the Sirens, Nymphs, Mermaids, and, in the end, the Succubus’. The Cambions, Nephilims, and Angels had chosen to be allied with each other opposed to with the others while the Faes, on the other hand, had chose to not form an alliance with anyone and though the witches didn’t necessarily like that, they chose to put it at the back of their minds.
Those allied with the Witches weren’t all for the fact that the sirens had chose to claim the city of Vrévale as theirs the moment they stepped foot into it, saying they’d created the town from the ground up. The “traditional species” (Vamps, Wolves, Witches, Heretics, Dhamps, Hybrids, Shifters) as some might call them, were angered by this and that was when they made their official appearance, and when the games began.
Renée had laced an athame blade with her dark magic, storing the ceremonial dagger away until it was needed later on. No one really knew much about the Cabello’s and their history but what was known was the fact that they were killed by the sea, only to return as Sirens. The eldest of the three, Esmeralda, would be the witch leaders target and when the three were allowed back on land, Renée took that as her moment to rid the city of them once and for all. She used the athame to kill her, shoving the dagger deep into the sirens chest until it pierced her heart. It happened so fast that no one really had time to react and not even a minute later, her sisters were met with the same fate and that was the end of that for a while.
In the Other Side, an afterlife Renée created after her death where supernatural creatures can "stick around" after their death in ghost form, unseen by the living, Esmeralda had approached the elder witch who’d killed her and her sisters, begging her to allow her sisters back on earth as living human beings. In return? She would be the afterlife’s anchor seeing as its last anchor had died. Renée, having ulterior motives, agreed and allowed the sisters back on earth, in Vrévale specifically but with a catch; Inyana returned as what she was before, a siren but Luciana was returned as something entirely different, a Succubus and not just any Succubus, but the very first of her kind, putting her through a world wind of misery, much to the elders pleasure.
Now, mere months after the incident had occurred, there was still this strong tension amongst the city. The allies still remained, and the species leaders and their people never typically crossed paths with their “enemies” without a scowl or glare being thrown the others way. This wasn’t a way to live, especially as members of the Town Council, and when the leaders realized this, a meeting was called in order to settle things and though Ana wasn’t entirely for what her great-grandmother had done, she agreed with her reasoning behind it so if the time came, she would continue to voice her agreement with her actions.
Dressed professionally, the High Priestess entered the meeting room in the town hall, being met with an empty room seeing as she was the first one there. Taking a seat in one of the empty seats, waiting for the others to make their grand entrances, knowing well that this meeting would be anything but civil.