Almost two weeks after the incident at the docks, the Kindred arrive at Elysium, the Falcon Perch, for the monthly Prince’s court. Sophe Peregrin has decorated the gallery in a tasteful and understated manner for the occasion. Sophe Peregrin’s main hall is cast in soft oranges, deep blues, pinks and violets, reminding kindred somewhat of what they can remember of the colors of a sunset, however muted their memories of that are now. The main gallery hall has been cleared of other works and replaced by strange white and black sculptures, most of them human figures. Some look precisely like victims in the thrall of The Kiss, without the vampiric predator. Some look like marbleized dancers, frozen in time, on the edge of reaching toward you, or pleading for something, or on the verge of some particularly graceful move. But they are have been captured in the marble form before being able to achieve their desire. The paintings are equally strange or interesting. Some have watery looks with people who radiate colors matching their secret thoughts which can be seen, upon careful inspection, on their faces. Others show various portraits of attractive men and women, all sitting or reclining passively, but showing some form of restraint, as if containing their sexual desires behind a fragile composure. Still others show a body part, alone, or a piece of the body, framed in plain solid colors, but interrupted by violent splashes of color.