OK. There seems to be a lot of trouble building up around the Diablerie thread and matters relating to it. For the sake of transparency, and hopefull to defuse any issues that may be arising from it, I have decided to put up this post explaining my IC and OOC actions.
During an IC discussion in the Elder forum, the question of Michael having commited diablerie was raised. This was a legitimate tactic, as he had the social flaw(?) of “Forgiven Diablerie”, and had the stain visible in (on?) his aura.
Seeing an opportunity to undermine another Elder, Micheal started events to discredit his accuser. He contacted the Harpy of Denver, which was his previous domain, and asked them to send clarification to the Harpy of Hamilton. This has been done, and the Harpy should be recieving said missive shortly.
Now, OOC, I saw this as a good time to remove a social flaw in a manner that furtherd the game. Let me make it clear now that this was not done as a player tring to spite another player, but rather trying to set it so that it was an Elder meddling “behind the scenes” so as to embarress and undermine another Elder.
Let me just say that doing this is a larger pain in the a** than you can imagine. Although there is a mechanic that says “Hey, spend double the Flaw cost and its gone”, coming up with an IC way of making it happen has resulted in much discussion and head ache.
In game, the status was given to Micheal by Prince Tyler of Melbourne, who thought he had diablerised a Sabbat member by the name of Jasper. He had been incorrectly informed, as Jasper had actually been torpored, staked, and shipped back to Denver. It was in Denver where Micheal recieved permission to perform The Right of Amaranth upon Jasper, and thus commited a Sanctioned Diablerie.