The sun beats hot over the roadside khan just north of Jerusalem as an odd variety of people come to visit. Multicolored tents are ereceted all around the khan and people are already gathered in and among them, talking, trading, arguing. And a shockingly large number of small animals hang about nearby, far more than would be usual, a sure sign that magi are around.
Andor has had a long sea journey from Coeris to Jaffa, then overland to Jerusalem, and finally eleven miles north to Domus Pacis, "The Abode of Peace," where the Levant Tribunal meeting will be held. Thankfully he was not the only magus traveling to the Levant Tribunal, so he was able to take passage with a small group of Tremere magi with business at the there.
As they arrive at the covenant, they see that the doors of the khan are closed and guarded. But before they can comment, a woman approaches, having noticed their arrival. She's an attractive woman, of medium height and build, with short blonde hair and pale skin. She's dressed in simple white robes with a blue hooded cloak, and also wears a plain gold circlet on her head. A number of tools and what look like spell foci hang from her belt.
"Good day," she says in Latin with a distinct English accent. "Welcome to Domus Pacis. I'm Esther of House Verditius. Are you expected? We have plenty of guest space, so you needn't worry about that. But I like to keep track of who's arrived."