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While the Camarilla established a social policy similar to what had existed before the Revolt, a lasting victory had been made that could never be undone.
The destruction of two Antediluvians and countless elders taught those who survived that the old ways of the Jyhad were not inviolate, and could no longer suffice. No more could the elders trample the young without reprisal unless they did it very carefully. Toward the New World The 16th century held much appeal for the maturing Anarch perspective.
Before the colonization of the New World, only a handful of Anarchs had the vision to leave Europe and settle in territories untouched by the Camarilla. With tales of pirate activities along the African coast and across the Caribbean circulating in such publications as A General History of the Pyrates it wasnt long before these Anarchs saw potential in piracy.
A small number of Lasombra antitribu Anarchs were inspired by the tales of Libertatia, a settlement where pirates and freed African slaves lived in an anarchist state. The assumed division of power had been eradicated and all were equal in the territory they had claimed and developed for themselves on the edge of Africa. The Lasombra antitribu, with their affinity for the sea, sailed toward Africa in the hope of establishing their own Cainite Libertatia.
They settled in Mombasa where they seized praxis of the domain and cultivated the herd on their own terms. The city remains an Anarch domain in the modern nights despite its presence in the territory of the insular laibon vampires of that continent, and piracy is ever-present on the East African coast.
The success of these antitribu has underpinned much of the animosity between the Lasombra of the Sabbat and the wider Anarch Movement.
A few Anarchs also set sail with pirate crews toward the West Indies, where they believed they could claim praxis over pirate ports and establish their own territories. Conflict with the Sabbat followed as the Sword of Caine passed through the region on its way to Central America which would become the center of its New World empire.
Pressured by the growing influence of the Followers of Set in Haiti, Anarch presence in the area faded as they , amigrated toward the eastern and southern coasts of the Americas.
Today few Anarch domains with exceedingly powerful figureheads who affect Old World titles still dot the Caribbean region. In the eyes of the Camarilla, the New World was of secondary concern to Europe, its traditional stronghold.
The Americas often served as a convenient dumping ground to which undesirable Kindred could be exiled. Many Anarchs subject to blood hunts took the opportunity to relocate to the New World. Here, there was no Camarilla, only the rulership that they seized for themselves. Many of the Anarchs who sailed west were elders of the Movement who had fought in the Revolt two hundred years before. In the Americas, they could truly achieve the sovereignty they had desired for so long.
As colonization of the New World intensified, more Anarch elders deserted Europe, leaving their younger brethren to fill the void they left behind. These neonates were left leaderless and in disarray for decades.
Many turned their back on the ideals of the Anarch Movement and returned to the stifling stability of the Camarilla as the momentum faltered. Others focused their rage against the Ivory Tower and joined the Sword of Caine, whose Cainites they believed were the only ones who could make a difference now. It wasnt until the French Revolution that these wayward Anarchs saw a sign. Almost as if setting the stage, the Anarchs in America took front-row seats as the War of Independence begun.
Indeed, many prominent Anarchs established their reputations during this era. Among them was Smiling Jack, a Brujah Iconoclast who rejected the influence of the Old World upon the New and aided the American revolutionaries in their bid for independence. A former buccaneer Embraced by one of the early Anarch explorers of the Caribbean during the 17th century, Jack believed that if the New World maintained its ties to the Old, the Camarilla would eventually extend its influence Traditions to the Americas.
Ultimately, his prediction was accurate and the War of Independence didnt prevent it.
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Nevertheless, it did inspire events in France that strengthened the Movement there. Class tension grew in France. The commoners hated the Ancien Rgime, and when word spread of the American Revolution, they soon followed the example of their New World cousins.
The French Revolution began in July of , touched off by the storming of the Bastille prison. With the downfall of the aristocracy and mortal power structures, the Camarilla that had become so entrenched within them suffered significant damage to its influence in France. The Anarchs saw their chance. Inspired by a weakened Camarilla, they aided the revolutionaries by directing them toward aristocratic Camarilla pawns, who promptly met Madame Guillotine.
Furthermore, the Anarchs used their influence across Europe to spread supportive propaganda among the kine in the hope of exporting mortal revolution to other countries. Hope of success proved false, however. The mortals replacement system of government grew to be just as corrupt as the aristocracy, allowing the Camarillas influence to grow again.
Some Kindred even made the transition from pre-Revolution aristocracy to post-Revolution aristocracy, as embodied by Prince Francois Villon. However, Kindred across Europe saw that moment of weakness and did not forget. In the years that followed, both the Camarilla and the Sabbat expanded to America and systematically claimed territory on the East Coast.
Anarchs both individually and collectively put up minimal resistance. They had no desire to begin an open conflict when the world had suddenly become so much larger. Many Anarchs headed west toward land as yet unclaimed while others moved to Canada, where pioneering mortals were establishing truly independent settlements.
On the east Canadian coast, Anarchs established or seized control of numerous port domains, allowing the Anarch migration from Europe to continue without having to pass through American Camarilla territories Significant numbers of Anarchs also moved south, toward Central and South America. They hoped that the warring sects would focus their attention solely on North America, and give the Anarchs time to set up more secure territories here. Ironically, it was their exodus that drew the interests of the Camarilla, and in turn the Sabbat, leading the Jyhad to foul South America.
The Anarchs who remained in the United States found the other sects expanding in the east and eventually pushing further and further westward. Forging ahead into a Lupine-infested wilderness untouched by European civilization was a daunting and terrifying prospect.
While their desire for autonomy drove them onward, the Anarch pioneers still needed blood. The extensive mortal herd they depended on did not yet exist in the unsettled West. Several Anarchs took it upon themselves to expedite pioneer expansion.
They exploited a growing belief in Manifest Destiny and rode in the wake of the Gold Rush.
The boomtowns of the Old West became hunting grounds integral to wider Anarch territories. When these Anarchs ruthlessly pushed further westward at the cost of the indigenous population, it bred resentment amongst their more moral brethren. The Anarchs freedom depended on the subjugation of these people to mercilessly expand western civilization in order to feed the growing Kindred population.
However, it didnt stop these concerned Anarchs from feeding from the same herd, too. Capitalizing on the newly obtained wealth of the kine under their control, some Anarchs even bankrolled the railroads to further stimulate migration from the east.
Ironically, it was this very same infrastructure that the Camarilla used to expand into the west, displacing the Anarchs once again. Eventually, the Anarchs reached the Pacific Ocean and the Camarilla followed them. Only a handful of Anarchs tried to cross the great expanse of the Pacific.
All promptly returned and discouraged any attempt to head to the Far East. While they didnt speak in much detail of what they found there, they made it clear that the East was a land that was already claimed by others and that Kindred were not welcome there. By the middle of the 19th century, the Anarchs had pushed as far west as they physically could.
The expansion of settlement by Europeans that they themselves had contributed to in order to escape the Camarilla led to their being segregated into isolated domains. Thus, Anarchs on the West Coast finally came to rest in what would eventually become known as Los Angeles. The sun finally showed signs of setting on the British Empire.
America grew from Britains truculent cousin into the most powerful nation in the world. Monarchy and aristocracy ceased to have any meaning save in the most backwater corners of the planet, even as unrestrained capitalism bred an entirely new form of ruler the self-made millionaire which granted most of the benefits of aristocracy to anyone with the wit and resources to claim them. But even as capitalism swept the globe, it also gave birth to its own worst enemies as Marxist revolutions toppled governments and provoked panicked responses in the halls of power.
As always, the Kindred shaped these events from the shadows, even as they were shaped by them in return. The Rise of Soviet Vampirism The Russian Revolution of , like most revolutions, almost immediately turned into a bloody civil war. Casualties on both sides of the conflict between the Red Bolsheviks and every Russian who opposed them numbered in the millions, with Tsar Nicholas and his family merely the most famous victims. By the time the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was officially named, the Romanov dynasty and the hereditary nobility that had supported it since the 17th century had been swept away.
The few Russian nobles to survive fled westward, to France, Britain, and beyond, for the most part to die in obscurity. Tonight, the non-claimant heir to the Tsars throne is over 90 and lists insurance company executive on his resume. For the Russian Kindred, the Revolution actually started in Long after the rest of Europe had embraced modernization and made at least a pretense of trying to create a functional middle class, Russian gentry still held their peasants in a state of deliberate ignorance and deprivation through official state policies.
By happy coincidence, these policies also fulfilled the desire of comfort-dulled vampires for massive herds that required neither maintenance nor discretion. The Tsarist Kindred, a loose confederation of Ventrue, Toreador, and Old Clan Tzimisce, were insular, arrogant, and imperious, and they generally showed little but disdain for the other clans that werent part of their courtly society.
The First World War greatly weakened the Tsars hold over his subjects, and the power of the Tsarist Kindred alliance diminished with it. A sizeable coterie of Brujah ancillae enamored of the theories of Karl Marx had infiltrated Russian society just after the turn of the century, and as the Great War began, these insurgents paved the way for later mortal revolutionaries such as Lenin, Trotsky, Kerinsky, Kropotkin and many others, first by helping to smuggle many of them back into the country after long exiles and then by covertly providing financial, logistical, and supernatural aid to their various revolutionary movements.
The Brujahs plans for revolution were well-conceived and almost flawlessly executed, while the response of the Tsarist Kindred was weak, vacillating, and crippled by internal dissension. The revolutionaries spent years identifying the feeding restrictions of several of the most important Ventrue nobles, and when the revolt began in earnest, they were able to deprive these elders of their vitae sources.
They were also able to locate the resting places of many Russian Tzimisce and steal away the soil upon which they depended for sleep. Within a few years, almost the entire ruling establishment of pre-revolutionary Russian Kindred had either met Final Death or else been forced to flee. Soon, Russia was only one state within the larger USSR, an emerging global power under the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin, the first of several autocrats whose brutality served the Brujah Councils aims.
The Brujah never directly controlled Stalin or his successors or at least not to the very end. However, their devotion to Leninist-Marxist theory left them convinced that Soviet autocracy would eventually evolve on its own into a perfect socialist state, and they were loath to interfere in this natural evolution, even as Stalins policies led to the deaths of millions and Kruschevs brought the world to the brink of nuclear Armageddon.
The Council never formally identified itself as an Anarch enterprise and both its brutal authoritarianism and its quiet bigotry against non-Brujah were certainly inconsistent with the mainstream Movements ideals. But so far as the Camarilla was concerned, the Soviet Union and its satellite states were Anarch Free States in everything but name.
The defining characteristic of Soviet-style Kindred politics was a total rejection of the traditional, neo-feudalist Prince of the City model in favor of a national rule by coterie government that had never been seen before and that was, as far as the Camarilla Princes were concerned, utterly terrifying.
For its own part, the Brujah Council certainly considered itself ideologically allied with the Anarch Movement and would spend the next seven decades seeking to export Marxist revolution around the globe, as much to distract the Camarilla from attacking Mother Russia itself as to spread its own revolutionary dreams.
For the Kindred, the Cold War that marred the 20th century was simply one more front in the War of Ages. However, Kremlinologists among the Camarilla know something happened to the Council during the 's. While the Council had permitted Leonid Brezhnev to rule for nearly twenty years, his successors, Andropov and Chernenko, were each quickly removed possibly, some speculate, by direct Brujah intervention.
In , Mikhail Gorbachev took charge and immediately initiated a number of economic and democratic reforms. Simultaneously, the Camarilla unexpectedly received word from the Council that it wished to discuss a possible normalization of their relations. While the Council expressed no interest in formally rejoining the Camarilla, it was very interested in establishing some type of alliance against unspecified mutual threats.
Then, in , all communication with the Brujah Council abruptly and completely stopped. Every effort to communicate with the Brujah leadership failed. Within weeks, any attempt to communicate with any Kindred anywhere in Russia was equally unsuccessful. By the end of the year, Clan Tremere reported to the Inner Council that all of its supernatural mechanisms for spying on the USSR had been rendered inoperative.
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Simultaneously, and with a speed that stunned Western observers, the entire Soviet Union and the network of satellite states that surrounded it simply collapsed. Within the space of a few years they simply turned their backs on communism and adopted Western-style free market principles and nominally democratic political systems.
In the summer of , the Camarilla sent in the first investigative team of archons to find out just what the hell had happened. Within hours of their arrival, all contact had ceased and no team member was ever heard from again.
The same fate befell the second, third and fourth investigative teams, the last of which included a former Justicar. Since then, the Camarilla has given up on finding out what is happening in Russia and is reduced to hoping that whatever is responsible doesnt spread. Thus far, it has not, nor has it initiated any sort of hostile action or indeed any communications at all with the West. Tonight, the Camarilla ignores Russia and hopes for the best.
While the destroyer of the Brujah Council does not appear to be a threat to the Camarilla, it has been devastating to the Anarchs. The Soviet Union had been quietly supporting Anarch-based revolutionary activities around the world for over 70 years. Throughout the 's, the Anarchs in South and Central America and in Africa suffered serious losses due to lack of financial and materiel support.
Luckily, in the 21st century, help of a very different sort would arrive. The L. Revolts and the Anarch Free States Even as the Brujah Councils Soviet experiment was rising to become a world power, a much less structured and refined revolt was taking shape on the opposite side of the globe.
Since the turn of the century, Anarchs, autarkis and other outcast Kindred had swelled the population of Southern California to a dangerous, Masquerade-threatening level. The largest metropolis of the region, Los Angeles, was a Camarilla domain that had been ruled by Don Sebastian Juan Dominguez for nearly a century.
Don Sebastians origins were somewhat mysterious, but he was unquestionably a powerful Kindred a Toreador of good breeding and relatively potent generation and quick-witted enough to best any immediate challengers to his claim of praxis over Los Angeles.
That said, Don Sebastian was strangely ignorant in many facets of Kindred existence and history for someone of such pedigree, and many observers have speculated over the years that he was the fairly recent Embrace of some much more powerful elder who likely ruled behind the scenes as a puppetmaster. If that is the case, this mysterious elder never deigned to reveal herself either during Don Sebastians reign or in the decades since.
For his part, Don Sebastian might have had good breeding and powerful blood, but he was otherwise an unspectacular choice for Prince of a city as influential as Los Angeles would become. He was competent at maintaining the Traditions, especially the Masquerade, but usually only after the fact.
That is, his council of supporters was quite efficient at managing a Masquerade breach after it had already occurred, but he seemed incapable of heading them off before they became an issue. Worse, he often created Masquerade breaches through his own decadent conduct.
He habitually fed in public restaurants, and his legendary Hollywood parties sometimes resulted in terrified starlets being chased down Hollywood Boulevard by a pack of nude vampires baying for their blood. No few Harpies speculated that these unpleasantries happened because some cruel Setite introduced Sebastian to the pleasures of vitae taken from vessels on a cocaine binge. Others believe that he discovered that pleasure on his own. Even worse for the domain than Sebastians lax governance was his generally cruel and despotic nature.
Among other character flaws, Don Sebastian was openly contemptuous of practically anyone who wasnt a pure-blooded Spaniard of noble descent which, by the 's, meant almost everyone around him. He also fancied himself an artiste of punishment and seemed to believe that his creative justice levied against those who displeased him represented some sort of artistic endeavor worthy of respect. A more complicated man than his history would suggest, MacNeils defining characteristic was his support for the underdog or, at least, any person or faction which he had paternalistically identified as the underdog.
He was not necessarily opposed to the Camarilla, but he did believe that an unspoken Tradition was that the Prince was obligated to maintain some fundamental system of justice for younger Licks who may have been bullied and abused by those who were more powerful.
In May of , MacNeil petitioned Don Sebastian for an audience and asked for justice on behalf of a group of black and Hispanic Anarchs who had been assaulted by a coterie of violent Toreador for no reason save racial animosity. What happened next would change the course of Anarch history. Tales spread by the Anarchs of L. All of that is true except for the last, a lie spread by MacNeil himself to avoid personal embarrassment.
In truth, none of Don Sebastians ghouls laid a finger on MacNeil. None of them could have possibly hurt the powerful Brujah even if theyd tried. Instead, Don Sebastian used his crushingly powerful Dominate and Majesty to force MacNeil to abase himself for the amusement of the Prince and his courtiers and then to bash his own face against the stone floor until it was a bloody mess.
Only then, after MacNeil had nearly beaten himself into torpor, did the Princes ghouls drag him from the room of jeering Camarilla vampires and deposit him naked, beaten, and humiliated in a dumpster behind an abandoned building only minutes before sunrise. MacNeil had just enough strength pull the lid shut himself and then spend the next day covered in stinking filth. The next night, MacNeil made his way to the haven of his ally, Salvador Garcia, another Brujah and a veteran of the Spanish Civil War, to whom he related only that the Prince had ordered him beaten for challenging the Princes authority.
While Garcia and others immediately demanded retribution, MacNeil, in a supreme act of willpower, suppressed his Brujah nature and counseled patience. He spread word among the Anarchs that this would be an opportunity for the Primogen to stand up to the Prince and show whether or not the Camarilla was worthy of support. And when, as he predicted, the Primogen backed the Prince fearful as they were of his power , the majority of L.
The Anarchs spent months identifying the havens of the Primogen members and of other prominent Kindred known to still support the Prince. When the time was right, the Anarchs deliberately provoked several riots among the mortal population, in some cases by firing up mortal allies in the nascent civil rights movement and in others by staging incidents intended cause police crackdowns on those very same civil rights protesters. The Anarchs used these riots as cover for targeted assaults against the Prince and all of his allies in the city.
Salvador Garcia himself slew the Prince after a heated battle or so Garcia would claim, though some found inconsistencies in his account. Most of the citys other elders either died or fled, and within a week, the Anarchs, almost miraculously, had claimed praxis over a major city of their own.
The Birth of the Anarch Free States Perhaps the most amazing thing about the Anarch Revolt of is not the fact that it happened or even that it succeeded, but rather that it continued. None of the Princes with domains near L. With astounding speed, every Anarch on the West Coast seemed to know the story of Jeremy MacNeils cruel mistreatment at the hands of the tyrant Don Sebastian. Everyone seemed to know about the heroism of dashing Salvador. Everyone seemed to know that a Camarilla Prince could be brought down.
And everywhere, Anarchs seemed bent on repeating the feat. Within a year, revolts had broken out in every Camarilla city on the West Coast, and within two years, every city from San Diego to San Jose had fallen to the Anarchs. Only the Prince of San Francisco was strong enough and, more importantly as it turned out, well-liked enough by his own subjects to hold the Anarch surge at bay. Having taken the Revolt as far as they could, MacNeil and his allies ceased their expansion and took time to regroup and retrench in anticipation of an overwhelming Camarilla response that never came.
At the time, Europe was a shambles. The Camarilla was desperate to conceal the horrific Masquerade breaches that Kindred affiliated with the Third Reich had committed in Nazi concentration camps.
Compared to all that, the loss of a few cities on the American West Coast was a minor embarrassment to be addressed later. Only the Nosferatu Justicar Petrodon considered the California Revolts to be a pressing concern, and he was outvoted by his peers. To the amazement of MacNeil and his Anarchs, it would be nearly two decades before the Camarilla would make a serious attempt to realign the Free States. It was time the Anarchs would spend well.
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MacNeils first act was to emphatically state that under no circumstances would he become the new Prince. Instead, he summoned the most prominent Anarchs of the city to form an ad hoc Revolutionary Council that quickly established mechanisms for preserving the Masquerade and also made plans to defend L. MacNeil also put forth a declaration of principles called the Status Perfectus, while his ally, Salvador Garcia, published the Anarch Manifesto, a semi-autobiographical pamphlet describing the history and goals of the Anarch Movement and the California Free States against the backdrop of his own personal history as a Spanish partisan.
The Manifesto soon spread across the West Coast and later around the world, inspiring a new generation of earnest young Kindred revolutionaries. Then, having achieved its immediate goals, the Revolutionary Council dissolved itself and left the Kindred of Los Angeles to rule themselves according to the principles of anarcho-mutualist theory.
It went about as well as anyone with a basic understanding of Kindred nature might have expected. Within 10 years, the Anarchs of L. He succeeded to an extent.
The Free States were able to repel a full-blown Sabbat crusade in , as well as several other smaller incursions over the years. But as soon as each crisis abated, the Anarchs returned to petty squabbling and violent gang warfare, much to MacNeils disappointment. Modern Nights Present Many elder Kindred were astonished at the speed with which the world changed both socially and technologically throughout the 20th century, but it was nothing compared to the tidal wave of change leading up to the 21st.
The 's were marked by three global phenomena that would have seismic impacts on both Kindred and kine: the collapse of communism as a socio-political force, the emergence of the modern anti-terrorist police state in First World countries, and, most importantly of all, the emergence of the Internet as the dominant communications medium of the era.
The mortal population certainly felt the effects of these events more acutely than the Kindred, but the resulting evolution in mortal attitudes and technology has left Kindred society struggling to adapt to the changes imposed on their feeding habits, their management of the Masquerade, and most importantly for the Anarchs their ability to suppress dissent inside and across domains.
The fall of communism was initially viewed as an unalloyed good in Western mortal society, and the democratization of the Eastern Bloc seemed to demonstrate a triumph of Western values. But the removal of communism as an alternative to capitalism has, in the view of many, unleashed the worst impulses of the latter system.
Of course, exploding income inequality was hardly a problem as far as the Camarilla was concerned. Increased poverty among mortals often made it easier both to feed and preserve the Masquerade, while laissez faire capitalism improved the financial fortunes that formed the basis of most elders social power and status.
The Anarch Movement, however, often presupposes a closer relationship between Kindred and kine than the Camarilla: the very nature of Anarch culture typically engenders self-identification with the downtrodden mortals of the proletariat. Anarch cells in Third World domains often recruit from disaffected mortals who struggle to survive under the yoke of capitalism, and as a result, many Anarchs continue to have socialist leanings even as they become insulated from the effects of mortal economic systems.
For the Free State Anarchs, this socialist-anarchist impulse saw its ultimate expression in December of , when thousands of mortal protesters rioted in Seattle to protest the World Trade Organization during its annual ministerial conference.
Anarchs across the Pacific Northwest used the protests as cover for an attempted coup against the Camarilla Prince. Although the coup was ultimately unsuccessful, several important Camarilla vampires were slain and the Prince only narrowly escaped assassination. The riots themselves caused millions of dollars in property damage, but police abuses nevertheless engendered sympathy for the rioters among political factions opposed to globalization as well as individuals offended by the mere existence of international organization like the WTO.
Anarchs across the world cheered the success of the Seattle riots and laid plans of their own to use anti-globalization animus against less egalitarian domains. Then, less than two years later, an act of terrorism perpetrated by kine against kine would render all those plans obsolete. A fourth crashed in Pennsylvania before it could reach its intended target. Within months, the U. Just as quickly, and with just as little oversight, Congress passed the PATRIOT Act, an Orwellian piece of legislation that granted the federal government sweeping powers to bypass constitutional rights when deemed necessary to combat terrorism.
DHS bureaucrats placed thousands of American citizens on secret watch lists without informing any of them, let alone providing them any means to correct mistaken identities. In fact, though they are not counted among the official victims for obvious reasons, some Kindred were surely among those slain a Nosferatu warren was hidden in a sub-level of one of the Towers and a number of ancillae of various clans maintained havens in the Towers.
Much of the art is far better than what White Wolf was using back when they were selling the game! There are a few other factors like if other vampires in their crypt grouping share their unique set of disciplines what I would call crypt support , and how well these vampires will augment current deck archetypes, but in general I think vampires are easy to judge.
I honestly think this has been one of the major problems for the anarchs — their 3-way discipline cards are just so new and strange that the designers never really had a feel for how strong or weak they were. For now, sit back and relax as I talk about the art and power level of each crypt card in Anarchs Unbound!
Art: I really like this one — the pose and angle seem very appropriate, and I even like the crazy expression on his face. The background is interesting without being distracting. A solid addition, indeed!
Power: Finally, an Appolonius that will actually get played! Art: Wow, very nice use of light! The red at his back strongly reminds me of the red light in Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines located just outside the blood bank. I really enjoy this art. Power: The discipline spread of a 6 cap along with a universal blood and pool saving special ability?
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You only have to play a single pool-costing Anarch card to pay for his extra ability. Anything after that is pure savings. He also has some decent crypt support in groups 3 and 4 if you want to use his Protean for some surprise aggravated damage, perhaps.
Ariane, 3 cap Brujah, Group 5 — cel pot pre Independent anarch: Ariane gets -1 stealth on undirected actions. Art: Very much in keeping with World of Darkness. Power: This vampire trades 1 capacity for -1 stealth on undirected actions. Gengis Adv, 3 cap Brujah, Group 3 — aus cel pot Independent anarch: If Gengis is blocked by a titled vampire, he does not untap as normal during your next untap phase.
Art: A blue vampire? But other than that minor quibble, I like it a lot. I also like vampires like this that help bridge the gap between two clans in this case Brujah and Toreador. Art: The art is a little dark for me only because the frame is also dark. Just another reason why the frames need to go especially for the crypt cards.
The face in particular is very well done, and I enjoy how it changes from being very precise and realistic, to being very abstract in the dress and background. My only very minor gripe is that she has a white light shining on her face and a red light at her back, just like Salvador Garcia. Power: I really like seeing Caitiff with capacities greater than 2.
Her downside which she trades for a single point of disciplines is manageable, but it will require some specific deck building to work around. Tori Longwood, 4 cap Caitiff, Group 2 — cel pot pre pro Independent anarch: After the end of your minion phase, tap Tori if she did not take an action this turn. Also, do her bra straps just vanish into her skin? I do like the background except for the strange blue circles on the right side.
They must be coming from some light source, but the frame cuts them off curse you frame! I guess this is a lore issue rather than a design one…. Art: Interesting, but not my style. Agan Yo? Eagnn Yoy? Power: Wow, Maldavis just got a lot better. I would actually enjoy trying to put together a political deck that tries to turn her disadvantage into free votes by paring her with Primogen like Reginald Moore and Thomas De Lutrius.
Art: Damn, man — nice suit. His hair is also awesome, and I enjoy the background. My issues are about the combination of suit and forest scene, and the extreme contrast between his pale skin and red hair.
But those are really minor complaints. Very nice art! Power: Wow, this vampire went from being unplayable to being very solid. He really helps that group get away from just being about Fortitude and Protean. To be fair, that is mostly the fault of the dark frame get rid of the frames!
Power: I really wish that all the 5 capacity vampires with 3 inferior and 1 superior disciplines had a minor special ability. It would help to make them as useful as those with 1 inferior and 2 superior disciplines. That said, Thaumaturgy is a very interesting choice for the Gangrel, and Crow will find decent crypt support in groups 4 and 5 including vampires like Jacob Fermor and Frere Marc.
One of the things I enjoy so much about these pieces is the abstract background and hazy images you get from it. Very nicely done! Power: A very interesting vampire to make an advanced version of. Her base version lacked two inferior disciplines, but had a permanent vote and she got 2 free blood if she was empty during your untap phase.
So unless you really plan to make use of her new Auspex and Celerity, her base version is just better. Of course, turning her into a Baron who can gain an extra vote is pretty nice — especially for a vampire without a vote-push discipline. Some sort of animal trait…? Power: Well her special is free, making her a very efficient vampire. Nicely done, and sure to draw attention.
Very well done! Art: Wow, I love this one! A very cool way of showing a Malkavian.Special Thanks: Vampires across Europe watched the plight of the Spanish neonates and drew parallels with their own existence under their own elders. Eliot With the benefit and clarity of hindsight. I will restate that. The Baron must order a detailed investigation to have any hope of legitimacy in her ruling.
It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. Family Gaming. Everyone seemed to know that a Camarilla Prince could be brought down. This book adds more information to a group we need nothing from. Break those rules.