Campaign of the Month: October 2017
Blood & Bourbon
The Anarchs maintain more ties with their covenant-mates outside of New Orleans than perhaps any other Kindred after the Tremere. It’s not hard to see why: after all, plenty of Anarchs have run afoul of Prince Vidal and been banished from the city. Many of these exiles continue to nurse grudges and closely follow affairs within their former home. The younger age of many Anarchs also makes them more inclined to use modern communications technology. On several occasions, local Anarchs have drawn upon considerable support from their fellows beyond the city (the most recent such occasion being the Carnival Coup of 1967). It could well happen again.
Houston, Texas (348 mi. away)
• Dutch (9th gen. childe of unknown sire, Brujah, e. mid 19th century, a. mid 20th century, l. 2005)
• Rebecca DeMatthews (9th gen. childe of Francesca Dumont, Ventrue, Invictus, e. late 20th century, l. 2005)
• Robert Barbanson (10th gen. childe of Elaine Hughes, Brujah, e. early 20th century, l. 2005)
• Sebastian Baptiste (9th gen. childe of Dominique Toutain, Ventrue, e. late 20th century, l. 2005)
• Shaun McClain (11th gen. childe of Roxandra “Roxy” Adrieux, Gangrel, e. early 21st century, l. 2005)
Los Angeles, California (1,894 mi. away)
Lineage: 10th gen. childe of Mama Lion
Embrace: 17th century
Status: Anarch •••••, Brujah ••••
Smiling Jack is one of Clan Brujah’s most notorious iconoclasts and infamous across the United States for the hell he raises in Ventrue-ruled cities. His preferred MOs are siring large numbers of Caitiff, making spectacular assassination attempts against princes, and simply beating the life out of any Ventrue toadies to cross his path. Jack is said to have been a pirate captain during his breathing days and remained active in the Gulf Coast and Caribbean following his Embrace, only now fighting against the Ventrue instead of Spanish dons. When Vidal declared his praxis over New Orleans, Jack took an instant dislike to the Ventrue prince and spent the next half-century assisting insurrections against his rule, including Du Valle’s and Emmanuel Costa’s revolts in 1815 (of which Jack is the sole known survivor). Jack fled the city after Vidal declared a blood hunt, but he’s come back semi-periodically over the centuries to raise hell, especially after the establishment of the California Free State in the ‘60s. He was one of the primary instigators of the 1967 Carnival Coup and has fomented trouble as recently as Katrina. Vidal’s people are just glad he spends most of his time being a menace to other princes. Jack makes his base of operations in Los Angeles but frequently travels the country on a huge motorcycle. Coco and Miss Opal have publicly disavowed all association with him, though his exploits are legendary among younger Anarchs.