Our Setting
Our World of Darkness

Our version of the World Of Darkness is similar to the original World of Darkness with some changes that have come about in game and through our ignoring some metaplot in the 3rd edition books. We are mostly following the metaplot laid out in Beckett's Jyhad Diaries and Vampire 5th Edition.

Some Differences

For those not familiar with all that has changed since then, here's a list of the big differences in our version of the World of Darkness.

The Leader of the Camarilla

Due to events that your character may or may not be aware of in the original New Corsica chronicle, the leader of the Camarilla is Louis Alamuerte, former Prince and Architect of New Corsica. Upon his assumption of power in the Camarilla, Valentue Duprie, his former Seneschal took over Praxis in New Corsica.

Hardstadt the Younger is dead, along with his childe, Jan Pieterzoon. Rumor has it that they were both killed in New Corsica, perhaps by Louis Alamuerte himself.

Gehenna

Gehenna has not happened. At least, not the Gehenna as written about in "Time of Judgement." There are rumors that A Gehenna started in New Corsica, but it was stopped, somehow, someway.

The Ravnos and The Week of Nightmares

The Week of Nightmares never occurred. However, Clan Ravnos has been affected in V5 and there are very few left.

Clan Malkavian

Non-Sabbat Malkavians still have Dominate as their in-clan disciplines, and do not have access to Dementation. There is no Malkavian Madness Network, or Malk Time or "The Cobweb" and related abilities. Storytellers may utilize "Malky TV Time" as we affectionately call it, but that is at our discretion.

Tremere Antitribu

House Goratrix was not been destroyed. The small brood of Tremere Antitribu still exists within the Sabbat.

Clan Tremere

The central Chantry of the Tremere, in Vienna, was discovered by the Second Inquisition and utterly destroyed. Prior to this, Carna, the Tremere Primogen of Milwaukee was able to somehow break the bond to the Clan and she left the city, taking the Milwaukee Anarchs with her. Due to the destruction of the Clan Elders, many Thaumaturgy Paths were lost and the Tremere as a whole find their power severely limited and their blood weakened.

Not only does House Goratrix exist, the so-called "Pyramid" in the Tremere has been decapitated and Clan Tremere has lost many of their Chantries and a great deal of knowledge. Two more Houses have popped up, House Carna and House Ipsissimus.

Clan Nosferatu

The millions of bytes of information that had been collected by the Nosferatu and stored on computers was discovered by the Second Inquisition. Due to this devastating hack, the Camarilla has created what is called, “The Second Masquerade” forbidding the use of electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, the internet, etc.

Clan Brujah

Following this attack, the Camarilla called for conclaves in the US (Chicago) and Europe (Prague) to discuss the incident. Clan Brujah teamed up with Clan Nosferatu despite the Nosferatu’s part in the breach and a pact was made to withdraw from the Camarilla. At the last moment, the Nosferatu defected from the alliance and sided with the Camarilla. Theo Bell, Brujah Archon, pulled the Brujah from the Camarilla, blaming them and the Nosferatu for the massive breach and multitudes of deaths.

Many Brujah, being the independent, free-thinkers they are, remained loyal to the Camarilla, but are looked at askance by some other Camarilla members.

The Anarch Free States

The Anarch Free States still control the West Coast of the United States, and continue to try and spread their revolutionary message across the rest of the continent. The Cathayans have stayed in the East, where they belong.

A good many more Free States and cities have popped up in the wake of the Brujah leaving the Camarilla

Sabbat

The stronghold for the Sabbat had been New York City for many years. It fell to the Camarilla and the Sabbat left and seized Baltimore and many cities along the East and Southern Coast of the US in their wake. But the Sabbat have mysteriously abandoned most of their cities, leaving the US eerily quiet. Mexico City is taken by a small coterie of Camarilla neonates who set up a Praxis there.

Elders

Most Elders, Camarilla and Sabbat, have disappeared, heeding something called, "The Beckoning." Rumor is they have gone to the Middle East to fight in the “Grave Wars.” Only a few know or understand what that is, but rumors also speak of the rise of the Antediluvians.

Thin-Bloods

Thin-bloods have increased in number in these turbulent times but their numbers remain low due to mass culling of them in certain domains.

Las Vegas

The Second Inquisition has killed the Prince and many Kindred who resided there.

Washington DC

Washington DC was the site of a massive battle between Camarilla and Sabbat forces. In the midst of the battle, it was revealed that Marcus Vitel, thought to be Ventrue, was actually Lasombra and he was presumed dead for quite a while. Eventually, he appeared again, admitting he was Lasombra but declaring DC to be an Autarkis city, free from the machinations of the Jyhad.

Assamites

Now known as the Banu Haqim, they have petitioned the Camarilla for admittance.

Louisiana

Long the reputed home to Samedi and other Necromancers, Louisiana is now closed to other clans, with the exception being New Corsica which is under the constant threat of war but remains a Camarilla stronghold under Prince Valentine Duprie. A rumor is circulating that the “Shroud” has been torn and ghosts and spirits are frequently seen.

The Current State of the Jyhad

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The map above shows the vampire political situation in the United States. North America remains locked in a persistent tug of war between the fledgling Anarch Free States and the powerful strongholds of the Camarilla.