St. Louis Chronicles
The vampire called the kindred in it’s social circles. There are different factions. The Camarilla is the most structured and most powerful society of vampires in the world. As a vast and ancient conspiracy, the Camarilla seems able to control the entire world, playing nations as pawns in its games, and having more money and influence,then the Republican National Committee and the Mafia put together. It is not without opposition though, there are other vampires which oppose its power and favor far crueler methods. You know only a name: the Sabbat.
While the Camarilla has a high ruling council of some sort, you are not sure as to the details. The seven founding clans are considered under the protection of the Camarilla, and given representation in almost every city. For the most part, the Camarilla is set up as a series of city states spread across the world.
Each city is ruled by a Prince, and you are familiar with the various public offices of the Prince’s court, such as primogen, harpies and the Seneschal. The Prince’s word is law, and if you are a rank neonate, you best listen to everyone who has any more station than you. Status is all important, and if you are young, you do not get much. The elders rule. And boons, a kind of currency amongst the damned, are earned and traded.
The Camarilla’s great enclaves lie in Europe, but from there, the grand society’s tendrils spread throughout the world. The Camarilla in America is seen as something as a start-up by the old European vampires, for the Kindred in the New World are usually far younger. But for all their efforts, you know the Camarilla has not been around since the beginning of time. It was created centuries in the dark past, during some kind of crisis.
Most of the Camarilla’s territorial struggles seem to be in America. The East Coast has constant trouble with the Sabbat, as you have personally witnessed and apparently that cult of vampires has quite a bit of territory there and has an absolute grip on Mexico. You have heard that the Camarilla considers the Sabbat monsters and rabid killers. On the West Coast, younger vampires have thrown off the Traditions, calling themselves the ‘Free States’.
You will eventually know that the Justicars are the great enforcers of the Camarilla, and are served by their harbingers and assistants, the Archons. You have heard of the Red List, the record of those who are in all Camarilla territory. So rest assured your actions do not go unnoticed.