Anvar has arrived from the al-asqa Fir’awn Temple to awaken Rhiatt and the rest of the party as they have received news of grave concern that Charlamegne and Carloman are arriving in Paris for a meeting. The concern is that several kindred travel with them, most notably Drak-Mohr (Charlamegne’s puppet master) and Lord Cafforan (Carloman’s master). They also have a retinue of sycophant kindred and the Abba of the Fir’awn has made a decision that it would be prudent to awaken Rhiatt namely for protection and also opportunity.
Some other news of note, the Roman Empire has fallen, and the land has been unified under Vatican Rule (he explains Catholicism and the Vatican). The Persian sands are in unified under the faith of a great man named Muhammed, and the kindred landscape has changed drastically. The Camarilla has fallen, the kindred of Rome disbanded. The lands of the Far East will raid from time to time from the North and new and strange kindred arrive with the marauders. Mages have gone almost completely underground as the Vatican has found a tool that vanquishes almost all who confront it, True Faith. The Uratha have fled to even scarcer places and the population swells and civilization grows.