The Last Remaining Light
The Lands Beneath Creation
The cabal has found something underneath the ice and rock of Antarctica. It’s not clear what, exactly, this place is. It is clear that, after crossing some sort of threshold, they moved from conventional reality into something else. It may be a pocket realm or alternate dimension in the Umbra, similar to the Hollow Earth of Etherite story and legend. It could be a layer of reality ejected from the Consensus, or lost to the ages. Regardless of its true nature, the cabal found it in their search for the cause of dramatically increased volcanic and seismic activity that has crisscrossed the globe, and may have rendered Seattle uninhabitable after Mt. Rainier erupted.
Having taken days, maybe a week to make their way underground far enough to find something, the cabal has likely discovered the remains of the technomages — Etherite scientists and Virtual Adepts — who discovered it first. They’ve also found the first of an apparent race of so-called Jadeborn, earth-aspected humanoids similar to humans, perhaps superior. The relative youngster came up toward the surface world, looking for help — perhaps, for something like the cabal.
They’re now faced with traveling deeper into this alien, subterranean realm, delving further into a land in chaos, whose people are afflicted with waves of madness. Everything points to the Maeljin Incarna possessing the shell of the Malkavian Antediluvian. And this time, there will be no army of Garou, no aid from the Consensus watching them fight — this time, the cabal is alone. Stronger than ever before, but alone.