Posted - 11 December 2012 : 11:52:44
story by Ayko...Willy ‘Luke’ Muschiol
dedicated to Sheridan Le Fanu, James Malcolm Rymer and Bram Stoker
request Vanessa Paradis, Gérard Depardieu, Olivier Martinez, Julie Gayet, Avril Lavigne & Kristen Stewart with Brian De Palma as director
As the Crusades and Holy Wars began to peak in the early 1300s, King Philip IV of France, obsessed with power and control, tried to merge the Knights Templar with another Order, the Hospitalliers, under his sole command and tyranny. The Grand Master Templar Knight, Jacques de Molay, rejected the idea siting the unique systems, goals and styles of the two Orders. In a strategic move of power, King Philip had Pope Boniface VIII arrested and charged with heresy. His successor was poisoned by Guillaume de Nogaret, King Philip's Council to the Pope. De Molay investigates the incident with two other Brother Knights, Antoine Michel and René de Charney.
The Vatican, March 31, 1307 AD...
Templar Knight Grand Master, Jacques de Molay and Brother Templar, Antoine, are at the Vatican confronting Guillaume de Nogaret with his actions. Two representatives of the Hospitalliers are also present. The question session escalates to a violent confrontation as an infiltration of King Philip's men is uncovered. Threats are made and the swords begin to swing. The Knights are grossly outnumbered and use holy magic to gather evidence and escape.
Five months later in southern France...
Victoire de Molay, the granddaughter of Jacques, is an eleven year old girl getting bored on the small out of the way farm between forests where she lives with her mother, Monique, and step-father, Robert. Her step-father has not returned home after leaving on a business trip three months ago stating he would be back in three weeks. Mama Monique tries to avoid any thoughts and conversation on the subject recalling those dirty, sweat dry shirts he brought back last time and his jacket that was still smelling from expensive perfume. Victoire wants to know when Papa will finally be home but, she has no idea if he ever will. She sends Victoire to ready herself for evening bread and begins to sob. She is quickly interrupted by a faint but familiar singing in the distance approaching the farm. Monique quickly dries her eyes and looks out over the countryside to see a man approaching on horseback. It is her father, Jacques de Molay. A quiet welcome and warm embrace is shared by father and daughter. Suddenly, Victoire comes charging out of her room shouting 'Grand-père!' in a state of sheer joy.
Victoire is tied to a staked wooden pole and set aflame while a small audience watches in disgust. As the flames and heat engulf her she looks up to the sky crying and begins to curse God and utters words of Blasphemy and Sacrilege crying that she would rather be damned then enter Heaven severing herself of her family heritage and connection to God.
Jacques, now a fugitive on the run, can feel and hear the cries of Victoire as he turns to look back at the shore of Portugal fade from sight as he whispers her name and sheds a tear. The eyes of Victoire go black as sparks fly. She begins to roar and shouts for the spectators to leave the area immediately just as a hard wind picks up. The onlookers step back as they gaze into the burning flesh of Victoire as she attempts to shake herself free, and nearly does to the shocked last viewer watching, alone. A blood curdling scream is given as the flames envelop her until only her dark burned flesh can be seen. The wind picks up as thunder roars and sends the last spectator home.
Only the court guards must wait to take a closer look. A few hours later, a guard slowly stabs at the apparent corpse when suddenly the eyes open with an evil look scaring the person jumping back. Victoire rips apart the binds and is free. The black undead corpse tears the man apart as the other guards approach. Victoire brutally and easily kills them all and has a feast of blood rejuvenating her flesh. As the dawn approaches she senses almost like an instinct to fear the sunlight and find cover. She runs quickly and agile almost floating until she transforms into a wolf running on even faster.
That is the premise and just the start for Scarlet Victoire as first Vampire Countess walking the borders of vengeance and justice, intrigue and betrayal, love and lust, and life and death, during one of the most wretched times of our history.
List Of Main Characters
King Philip IV
René de Charney
Jacques de Molay
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