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Vampire 2020

In ten years, two Princes and then none. The tyrannical Prince Wallace, who called sixteen bloodhunts in six months, cut down by his former ally Victor Syrenno. Syrenno himself forced to step down pending the election of a new Prince… Now, enter a coterie of neonates, or more seasoned kindred, assembled for a job. Boons and rewards promised and signed. And then the job goes badly- somebody fucked up, intelligence was bad, and now the coterie is left holding the bag. But hey, there’s another job to make up for your botches in a city trembling on the brink of a power struggle.


Kindred of Note

BRUJAH CLAN

(Former) Prince Victor Syrenno. Formally the Seneschal of Prince Wallace. Lead the coup that unseated him and reigned as Prince for nearly a year before he lost the support of the Elders of the City and was forced to into abdication and exile. “I do not commit this foul act out of personal ambition but loyalty to the city.”

Bruce Hutton, 7th Generation. Childe of Theodore the Armenian. Immigrated to the City from England in 1851. Sire of Mac Bishop. Publicly volunteered his childe for the Important Mission.

Leo Carson big scary black dude generally seen with a bad attitude and an Uzi.

The Russians

Immigrated after the fall of the Soviet Union. Dominate and originate from the Russian mafia; very violent. Straight to nailguns. Pushed out the more traidtional crime elements in the docks.

Konstantine, 10th Generation. Runs the Fight club! Boss of the russian gang.

Zinoviya Matthews, 10th Generation. Konstantine’s brood-made. Very spacy.

Nikolai, 11th Generation. In cahoots with the ruskie mob. Wears a track suit. Curly brown hair. Slavic. Has an obnoxious golden ring, a big one like from the irishmen. Usually wears a leather coat or a track suit.

TOREADOR CLAN

The Toreador Clan has had a strong hold over the Easy City since it’s founding. While Wallace Markham was not it’s first Prince he was the longest serving one; his wild actions in the last year of his reign caused much harm to the Toreador Clan and Prince Syrenno’s coup unseated the Clan of the Rose from it’s lofty position. In the post-Syrenno environment Marissa took up the mantle of Toreador Primogen, dividing the clan between Wallace’s brood and the other Toreador.

(Former) Prince Wallace Markham. Deposed and Killed by Victor Syrenno. 7th Generation.

Marissa, Primogen of the Toreador. Childe of Elsa Linden.

Lady Marie Genevieve de Colombeau, sire of Marek Valenta. Highly active in the highest social circles on the American east coast the Lady De Colombeau boasts a pedigree nearly unmatched and has had a near eternity to perfect what that means. Has an eye for talent and so embraced Marek Valenta into the Clan of the Rose.

Amelia Grant, one of the Harpies.

Nineve, owns Club Burlesque. Not entirely liked by the Harpies. Demanded a boon from Alice to feed in her territory.

CLAN GRANGEL

John Motte, Sheriff of the City. One of Wallace’s officers.

CLAN VENTRUE

Wyatt Greene. Ventrue Primogen. Hates Collaert.

Ben Collaert. Ventrue Primogen. Hates Greene.

Galatea. Hound. Blond and well-built. Hangs out with Vanessa.

Vanessa. Caught a poacher on the north side a few years backed and handed him over to Prince Wallace. Last survivor of the previous Montauk Coertie.

CLAN MALKAVIAN

Doctor Immanuel Honkanen. Haven's at the Blackgate Asylum.

CLAN NOSFERATU

Jimmy, Information dealer and marine biologist. Hangs out around subway station 23.

The Tremere

Obadiah Phoebis, Regent of the Bludhaven Chantry.

Others

Rico, Hound of Motte.
Donny Husker Frost, Caitiff. Works for the russians. Staked by Alice.

Kine

Antonio Franco Andolini and Anton Robert Andolini. Alice's mobster contact and his son.
Kim, cosplay enthusiast Marek met at the Burlesque. http://www.cosercosplay.com/msmarvel-carol-danvers-pvc-cosplay-costume-p-455.html


THE CITY, East Coast of the US.

North-side area
Commercial Downtown
Museum of Mechanical Science
Ballard Institute of the Arts
Burlesque (Cosplay Bar)
City central PD and law courts
Marek's Apartment Haven
The Eastside dock district
Greene Shipyard
Naval Station Ames
Rumored site of a illegal Fight club ran by the russian mob.
Gotham Yacht Club
LeMay International Airport, an artificial island constructed in Gotham bay. Finished stage four construction in the late 90's. The project, compared to the abandoned subway project, finished on time but massively over-budget.
Old town. A Mix of old buildings and new business/commercial office buildings and sites. Brownstone buildings, plus gothic art deco.
The Confessional Nightclub (on the edge of the dock district)
Endron International Tower (South of the old town district)
Leonas Tower (a gothic style office skyscraper built in the 1980's. Features alternating sections with no windows). One of the primary Elysium's.
Hotel de la Normandie. The Sheriff's usual domain.
Old Church University, established 1880. (One of the campus' is the site of the Tremere Chantry)
Blackgate Asylum
West's Books, run by an eccentric lady who hosts Egyptian revival ceremonies every weekend.
Industrial District (West, and north)
Old canning factory
JB's Meat Packers
Blood Alley (slaughterhouse row)
United Carbide chemical plant
Southside ghetto/depressed
'The Project', seven blocks of never fully completed midrise apartments built in a failed attempt at 80s urban renewal. Surrounded by a 10' high brick wall.
Iron Hills Penitentiary, built just before WWI and shows every year.

The Subway

Six or Seven stations built in the 1920's and in use until at least the 1960s. Lack of funding saw the eventual abandonment of one station after another until by the 70's none were in use.
Station 23, at 23rd and Main. Where Jimmy Exotic hangs.

The Skytrain

An over-head skytrain system slowly being constructed through-out the city. Most of the North District and Downtown is complete with a single connection to the docks and western district finished. Full connection to Bludhaven and Montauk is expected to be completed in 2022 or 2023. The Lower East Crestfield line hasn't been started due to budgetary issues.

The Burroughs of East City

Bludhaven. Originating as a whaling and smuggling port in the 1700’s Bludhaven’s fortunes rose and fell over the decades but was ultimately eclipsed economically by The City. After the great depression it was eventually incorporated into it as a burrough. Roughly half an hour north, up the coast, from city center Bludhaven features a scattering of decaying buildings and old brownstone tenements.
And old coastal USAF Radar site. Concrete brutalism at its finest. Closed since the 70’s.
Montauk. Site of the Montauk Airport at the closed the USAF base.
Endron Refinery.
5203 South Slough, Andrew and Son's sheet metal. A popular prisoner swap location
Lower East Crestfield. Anarch Country. Bordering the city on the south Lower East Crestfield has merged completely with the Southside Ghetto over the years. The “Project” marks the rough dividing line between the formal territory of the Praxis of East City and ‘unclaimed’ territory. Various Anarch groups have existed over the years facing Sabbat incursions from the south and Wallace’s more benign harassment from the north.

Montauk Domain

Bakery Safehouse
Phone, power, water, heat, reasonable condition.
No internet, windows not the most secure
Dungeon in basement
Bars / The Rack
The Hub (biker bar)
Mob Bar ()
Several others (The Old Mexican, Backpackers, the Coblat, the Curly Moe's Tavern)
Blood etc.
Homeless Shelter near the stadium
County Hospital
Medicare clinic
Opportunities
Banks - ( Lincoln Savings and Loan Association office located on main street. A Montauk Credit Union Bank)
Machine Shop owner going to retire
Lots of Warehouses

Intel

From the internet

"You wouldn't believe this. I wouldn't have in the past. We know ghosts are real- the haunting at the Beachfront hotel in San Jose proved that. I was in Montauk last week looking for that commission of Joe3334. I saw something standing in the base commander's old office. Looked me and then the next thing I know I'm laying outside the fence weak and dizzy. If it wasn't for the amulet of Amon I picked up I suspect I wouldn't remember even this much...."
Marek also finds a vague reference in a certain web fourm about the growth of dark tass-algae under the refinery's piers. That page is hard for Marek to read physically

From an ally

"I checked around with my resources about Montauk. Big oil spill from the refinery in the 90’s, but it didn’t make the news for some reason. Make sure your place isn’t contaminated- that stuff can come back to bite you in the caboose. You never know what’s actually in the dirt after those fuckups. Don’t wander around the industrial zone at night expecting to do any urban exploration with any of the big industrial plants. Private security companies (the ones used by those Endron assholes are the worse) shoot first and bribe later. The Endron office building across the street from a mediocre pizza place on sixth that has a computer system that’s a tough place to crack. I took a shot at it and backed off since I didn’t have the time to do it right. But if you do get clever I know some people who might be interested in introducing an unwanted app or two. Let me know if anything interesting comes up and don’t spend a ton of time at out alone at night bud. Streetlamps are pretty unreliable in Eastcity but more so in the boroughs.”

Stuff

  • Resources 3
  • Arsenal 3
  • Thaumaturgy Books
    • Path of Flames
    • Warding Rituals

Havens

  • Marek's Apartment
  • Jez's Nightclub
  • Montauk Control Tower

Characters

  • Vampire 20th Edition. Revised books are compatible.
  • By default it is assumed that the characters are members of the Camarilla (or if playing a clan normally outside of it, on the job to get in).
  • Consider why your character as included in the job. What reward did they ask for? What were they promised?
  • Example Character Sheet

Alive

Mac Bishop. WhiteStar. Brujah.

  • Desc: Apparently Healthy caucasion male in his late 20's/early thirties, with short black hair and brown eyes. Usually dressed in nondescript and practical clothes.
  • Bio: Former US Army Tracked Vehicle Repairer (91H), went survivalist after mustering out before being embraced by his sire Bruce Hutton who was in need of hands on technical skills from the modern day. When he proved to not be susceptible to blood bonding this caused a minor falling out, leaving Bishop to set up a fly by night PI business to get by, eventually culminating in Hutton volunteering him to the local Camerilla for a high risk mission. Bishop privately suspects it was a plot to tie up loose ends without his Sire getting his hands dirty but can't prove it. Yet.


James Rathmore. Oseng. Salubri.

  • Desc: Tall, skinny, man of apparent Caucasian/Northern European origin and hard to determine age. Short cropped brown hair and matching eyes, typically dressed in neat business casual clothing.
  • Bio: A doctor whose personality, philosophy, and skills as a healer attracted the attention of his sire, Fiona. Like his sire, whose last name he has taken/been awarded with in his current identity, he claims to be part of the Toreador clan. He and his sire came to a city a couple of years ago to settle a significant debt or favor his lineage owes. That favor was one of the reasons he was called upon to assist with the job. Though his sire is currently out of the city tending to other business she has plans to return later in the year.

Marek Valenta OmegaPaladin. Toreador.

  • Desc: Mid-twenties geeky white dude with dark hair and a baseball cap. Missed the memo on Toreadors being attractive - even the cool shades don't help much.
  • Bio: Marek had been good with computers all his life. Even as he was in high school he began to get a reputation as a White Hat and occasional source of mischief. After getting out of college, he began successful career as a consultant and freelance hacker. Then he got a big job from a drop-dead gorgeous lady named Marie Genevieve de Colombeau, which involved the most challenging data acquisition in his career - he pulled it off without a hitch. The reward turned out to include eternal darkness. Now, he's her surprise weapon and source of social intel.

Alice Mae White Silence. Toreador. Singer. Gun Moll
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Jez (legally Amber Zeiss). Shrike. Toreador.

Miranda Williams WhiteStar. Ventrue.


Allies

Mac Bishop. WhiteStar. Brujah.

  • Desc: Apparently Healthy caucasion male in his late 20's/early thirties, with short black hair and brown eyes. Usually dressed in nondescript and practical clothes.
  • Bio: Former US Army Tracked Vehicle Repairer (91H), went survivalist after mustering out before being embraced by his sire Bruce Hutton who was in need of hands on technical skills from the modern day. When he proved to not be susceptible to blood bonding this caused a minor falling out, leaving Bishop to set up a fly by night PI business to get by, eventually culminating in Hutton volunteering him to the local Camerilla for a high risk mission. Bishop privately suspects it was a plot to tie up loose ends without his Sire getting his hands dirty but can't prove it. Yet.

Zadkiel (Morane Kyle) Toughdor


Indigo Ace aka Devon Forrester 1337 HAXX0R


Ghouls

Eric Alice's ghoul. Biker-gang leader operating out of Montauk. Most of his gang is available

Phil Hartmann Marek's ghoul First stage blood bond.

Tod Alice's ghoul. First stage blood bond. Formerly Carson's ghoul.

? Jez's ghoul. First stage blood bond.

Sessions

Episode 1: The Legal Resurrection of Horace Blaze. 5 XP. Feb 16.
Episode 2: Poisoned Chalice. 4 XP. Feb 19.
EPisode 3: 4 XP
Episode 4: 3 xp
Episode 5: 6 XP
Episode 6: 3 XP
Episode 7: 3 XP
Episode 8 and 9: 8 XP
Episode 10: 10 XP (Jez, Merak, Alice)
Episode 11: 4 XP (James, Merak)