Vampire: The Masquerade VSS – War of the Ages

VSS Boundaries: New York City, Long Island, Westchester.
iVST Name: Matt Blank
VST Email: vst.masquerade@nyccamarilla.org
Domain Code: NY-004-D

Official Mailing List: https://groups.google.com/group/nyc-masquerade

Official Wiki Page: https://wiki2017.mindseyesociety.org/wiki/Category:Masquerade_/_Domain_/_New_York,_NY

Games Hosted On: Saturday night of the third weekend of each month, game sites announced via nyc-camarilla@googlegroups.com, the Domain Google group and on mesnyc.org, the Domain website.

City Type: Camarilla and Anarch Movement Contested City
Other Vampire Political Affiliations Active in the Domain: Sabbat, IA
Sect Boundaries:
•  The Islands Manhattan, Governors Island, Roosevelt Island as well as the Northern tip of Brooklyn and portions of Queens as well as both airports are controlled by the Camarilla.
•  Anarchs control most of Queens and portions of Brooklyn.

Theme: War of the Ages
Mood: Oppression
Setting: BNS MES Vampire: The Masquerade

Chronicle Teaser: “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house”
― Audre Lorde

In the tombs of granite towers the prince walks in a dream, seeking only darkness. Dysfunction and corruption carpet the cold hollow floors. Soon his reign shall end and the jackals in the shadows will feast on the bones of his empire. Once weak enemies will grow, new empires will rise and but yet the night shall continue. Who shall replace the crown, will the alliance that keeps the peace crumble. The very jewel of the Camarilla will either shine or shatter.

City Description: For three solid centuries the city has been ruled by Prince Čerik Maraslav, his court once vibrant is now in dismay and he has announced he is abandoning his post – with no reason given. It is known that the he intends to Call the Seasons at the moment of his abdication leaving every position of authority in the city open. As his power recedes Anarchs, the Independents and the Sabbat have openly moved into the city staking out pieces of his crumbling kingdom.

City Timeline:
Colonial Period:
1530- Dutch Colonist found New Amsterdam.
1545- Colony city reaches a population over 1,000.
1550-1600- Colony thrives and continues to grow. Leopold Walker of Clan Tremere leaves London and arrives in New Amsterdam.
1665- New Amsterdam officially becomes New York.
1674- Leopold Walker to become the first Prince of New York.
1681- Čerik Maraslav the Russian Toreador arrives and sets up shop.
1685- French Indian attack on Hudson calls for British Reinforcements. The elder Ventrue Mithras, from his home in Europe, uses this chance to reinforce his control of “his” colonies.
1690- Leopold Walker through rough elements in the Colonies begins agitating the populace against British rule.
1700-1730’s- British forces begin making strikes at Leopold Walker’s Tremere forces. Leopold Walker’s rule begins to slip.
1743- Mithras sends his childer Wilhelm Tract to crush his Tremere rivals.
1762- Lady Emely Bauer, or Emely, is embraced by Brujah fed up with British troops. Vincent Butler of clan Malkavian arrives as well.

American Revolution/Antebellum Period:
1776- War of Independence begins. British quickly claim New York City and it remains under British control till the end of the war. Wilhelm disposes with his rival and claims Praxis. Elder Aram Al-Seen “the postulant clog” of Clan Nosferatu arrives, as does the Ventrue Elder Easun of the Árpáds.
1776-1781- Wilhelm declares the city a protectorate of Mithras and unsafe for elders. Wilhelm also attacks Emely’s haven.
1782- City’s ancilla attempt to over throw Wilhelm and fail.
1783- Maraslav sensing weakness and opportunity claims Praxis and slays Wilhelm and claims Praxis.
1783- Emely, Butler, Aram and Easun name themselves as city’s Primogen Council.
1785- Sabbat numbers begin to swell outside of city.
1790- Righteous Endeavor of clan Tzimisce is named Priscus and leads first attack on city.
1791- In fierce battle on a burning barge in the Hudson, Emely manages to defeat, but does not slay Righteous Endeavor: siege continues.
1800- Sabbat named D’Marco of clan Lasombra as the city’s first Archbishop.
1800-1822- Manhattan is under siege. Easun’s haven is attacked and he reveals his true power and single handedly slaughters the Archbishop and his Bishops.
1823- Easun enters torpor. Easun’s great grand childer Henry Tipple steps up as Ventrue Seneschal. His broodmate Odessa becomes Primogen.
1825- Under the Tipple’s influence the Tammany Hall era begins.
1830- 1895 Maraslav rules with little activity. This period is considered beginning of the golden era of Camarilla controlled New York City.

Civil War Period:
1863- Draft Riots begin. Agitated by Sabbat agents.
1865 – The Sabbat begin creating packs in the Bronx.

American Golden Era:
1866-1870- The Sabbat recovers much of its loses and attempts to reclaim the city.
1871- Sabbat attempt to recover the city but fail.
1923- Odessa is assassinated in her Haven. Sabbat throws a fast paced and unexpected assault onto the city. City falls to the Sabbat.
1924- Primogen Butler is attacked by Antitribue Brujah and is driven from the city. Emely flees to Boston. Easun remains hidden in torpor, while Maraslav holds lower Manhattan for the Camarilla.
1925-1942- City remains under control of the Sabbat.
1943-1961- “The Dark Era”. A pitched and heated influence war begins for control of the city. Sabbat reign in almost all of the outer boroughs.

Modern Era:
1962- The Anarchs secretly meet with Maraslav on Governor’s Island and form a secret pact.
1970- The Sabbat slays the Giovanni Don of the city. Clan Giovanni allies with Maraslav.
1971-1999- Sabbat activities increase and in 1999 the Great Crusade pushes up the East Coast.
2000- Righteous Endeavor leads second assault into Manhattan.
2001- Justicars assault city and it falls completely to the Camarilla. Righteous flees.
2003- An influx of neonates start to change the face of the city.
2004 – Maraslav begins enacting extreme laws to control new Anarchs, angering much of the city.
2005- Emely leads revolt against Maraslav. Emely is assassinated. Revolt fails.
2007- Due to heavy losses of neonates and ancilla combined with the erratic behavior of the Prince, Elders begin to remove themselves from the shadows and take an active role. The Age of the Jyhad begins.
2017-Play begins.