History of the Bay
San Francisco, as a city, started as a lonely port of call for Spanish and portugese sailors on the west coast. Due to it’s naturally calm bay and protected port, it was destined to become a mighty trading city.
However, the city did not fully come into it’s own until 1849, also known the California Gold Rush. Prospectors, Chinese immigrants, and a huge mass of others flocked to the city, bringing it to the notice of the Kindred.
In the 1930’s and 1940’s, Oakland rose to prominence as on e of the foremost dockyards on the west coast, eagerly building mighty battleships in preparation for the coming world war.
In the 1960’s and 70’s, Berkeley gained it’s fame as a haven for political thought, protest, and progressivism in the wake of the Vietnam War protests.
The Covenant War
Since it’s founding, The Bay served as home to a grisly danse macabre, as covenants strove for control of the area. However, tensions exploded in the 1960’s and 70’s, as the conflict between the traditional Invictus and the progressive Carthian Movement came to a head. In the ensuing chaos of rioting, war, and murder, somewhere between a quarter and half of all kindred in the bay were wiped out, and the existing covenant infrastructures were decimated. By forging an alliance between the Carthians of Berkeley and the Triads of Oakland, as well as through sheer personal magnetism and his own close connections, Julian Luna ended the Covenant War and brought peace to The Bay in the early 1990’s.