(June 2012 - January 2013)
The story began in June 2012.
The building that housed the chantry was almost complete, and there were newcomers in the area who wished to become a part of the chantry, with more visiting every day. Such people included Soren Russo, from New York City, along with his mentor Violet Donovan; Willow Bellerose, Susan's flame from Boston and newly-initiated Hermetic; Ashna Gitali, a foreign Cultist on her first trip to the States; and Hayley Flores, a cloistered but precocious Euthanatos. There were others - there always were - and there was a steady period of growth for the young chantry.
The chantry as a whole did not see any overt threats to the chantry at large, though there were some instances of danger, such as an unusual creature that could take the shape of humans of any size, sex, or age, that created abnormal sensations of pain when interacted with. However, near the end of the summer, one of the members, Ashna, was assaulted by a madman who psychically assaulted her, implanting an Alice in Wonderland-themed nightmare that scarred her.