M = Henry Griswald, Mediator
HH = Mr. Hoover
AA = Mr. Anastasia
JH = James Hoffa
M: We will begin the proceedings of this reconciliation meeting with a statement of recent events. Mr. Albert Anastasia was recently assassinated while getting his hair cut but men that are believed to be related to the parties, Herbert Hoover and James Hoffa. The Council of Venice has decided to mediate this conflict because the persons involved are highly known individuals and such open warfare risks the entirety of all secret societies. First, I ask that everyone put all of your cards on the table.
M: Mr. Hoover, you can start.
HH: My job as Justiciar is to ensure that order is kept in my jurisdiction. My job as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation also requires me to ensure that order is kept in my jurisdiction. Therefore I was taske-
AA: With murdering my father.
M: Please, Mr. Anastasia. Do not interrupt official proceedings.
HH: Therefore I was tasked to the Anastasia case. I was not, however, tasked to make a spectacle of it. I was tasked with dispensing justice in a fair and honorable way. I delegated the task to a recent up-and-coming individual in our ranks and he handled it less than honorably.
M: His name, for the record.
HH: Leopold Verne Boardman.
M: Why is he not present?
HH: I believe he is in hiding.
M: Understood. Now how did he handle it "less than honourably."
HH: First of all, he involved a relative outsider. Mr. Hoffa here is someone who is a third party who has worked mostly with the Illuminati and the Phoenicians but on very cursory bases. The Templar frown upon such involvement as it shows weakness, no offense to Mr. Hoffa. In addition, the murder was messy and did not allow Mr. Anastasia to properly prepare or fight back.
M: Mr. Hoffa, what was your involvement in this plot?
JH: I didn't particularly like Al and I had access to the third party resources to off him. When Boardman came to me saying that he'd dole out some cash if Al met an unfortunate end, I took advantage of the opportunity.
M: Was Mr. Boardman aware of the nature of the murder you arranged?
JH: Oh yeah, he was heavy into the planning.
M: Did he show any concern for the civilians that would be present at the time of the murder?
JH: We didn't bring it up.
M: That does not answer the question.
JH: No. I guess not. One track mind.
M: As I understand, Anthony Anastasia here has been fully briefed on his fathers death. Sources claim that you have put a "hit" out on Mr. Boardman and Mr. Hoffa. Do you affirm or deny the hearsay?
AA: I affirm.
M: Am I correct in verifying that this is due to the murder?
AA: You are correct.
M: The Council of Venice requests that hostilities end and casualties are kept to a minimum. In order to drop both hits, what terms would you require of Mr. Hoover.
AA: I am not dropping anything.
HH: Point of Process *gestures to M*
M: You may speak.
HH: I've a proposition, but you won't agree to it until you hear the full of it. You see, I understand this is a matter of honor for you-- that's something the Templar hold dearly, our honor, so I sympathize with your feelings. Do not let your feelings drive you illogical. You know I will post so many guards to both of the targets that it would make your head swim.
AA: Then there will be a lot of dead guards.
M: Cut it out. Herbert, be productive.
HH: Alright. My proposal is that because my delegate performed a messy and unjust murder on your father, you be allowed to continue to pursue your hit against him without Templar interference.
AA: And what about Hoffa?
HH: Hoffa gets a grace period.
JH: Bullshit, I'm not to blame here! I'm just the supplier. I connect people, that's all!
*HH whispers to JH*
HH: We ask Mr. Anastasia for a 20 year grace period on pursuing the hit against Mr. Hoffa. If you feel differently after 20 years, maybe you'll call it off.
AA: Not likely.
AA: But you'll give me Boardman?
HH: I won't interfere.
AA: 18 years, maximum, for Hoffa. Enough time to have a kid and watch him grow.
M: The terms are currently as follows. The hit may continue against Leopold Verne Boardman with no Templar interference. James Riddle Hoffa receives an 18 year grace period. The Council of Venice amends the terms to add that all assassinations conducted must be covert and in such a way that would not implicate anyone in a society for murder, civilians may not be harmed in the process, and hostilities end between your respective branches of "Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ" and "Ordine dei Righi d'Oro."
HH: I agree to the terms.
AA: I agree to the terms.