Krewes and Coteries

Jocelyn: “I guess you should join a krewe.”
Caroline: “To what end?”
Jocelyn: “Well, protection, duh. Having other licks look out for you and watch your back.”
Caroline: Caroline reflects on her fight with the gang of vampires. Three versus one in an alley. Her blood on a knife, her arms pinned.
“I can see how that would help.”

Jocelyn Baker and Caroline Malveaux-Devillers

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The All-Night Society is murderous ballet of treachery and deceit. Nowhere is this more true than in the blood-soaked streets of New Orleans, where Vidal’s enforcers, and Savoy’s partisans, and the Baron’s Vodouisants clash nightly with one another through mortal pawns, social games in Elysium, and sometimes direct violence in the streets, all before the backdrop of a centuries-old struggle. No Cainite, not even the three elders who are responsible for so much of what occurs in the city, fully comprehends the complexity of the vampiric community here.

Augusto Vidal, Antoine Savoy, and Baron Cimitière have the honor of being the primadonnas in this dangerous dance. Their three-way struggle impacts almost every lesser Cainite’s existence, affecting their choices of actions, havens, and allies. Any significant newcomers to the city will soon become the prize in another skirmish between the warring elders. While the prince and Antoine Savoy would prefer to garner the allegiance or at least alliance of newcomers (the Baron only desires the latter from Kindred who do not share his faith), all three elders will settle for preventing the prize from falling into an enemy camp—normally by destroying them.

But these three Cainites are far from all-knowing, and their dictates can hardly be responsible for every one of their follower’s actions. Most Kindred, most of the time, act with regard to their own agendas, and thus tend to gravitate toward other vampires who share their interests and desires. Understanding these groupings and their interrelationships is the best way to make sense of the complex dance in which the vampires of New Orleans are so involved.


Coteries


“Coterie” is a term used to denote a group of vampires (three or more) who have banded together for a common purpose. Typically, they choose to do so on their own, under the belief that safety lies in numbers. Just as often, it’s out of simple desire for companionship in a grim and merciless existence. Occasionally, princes, regents, and other eldersassign neonates together as a “coterie” for a specific task.

Conventional wisdom holds that elders and ancillae do not belong to coteries. This isn’t completely true. They are typically less dependent upon their coteries and less trustful of their coterie-mates than neonates, but they still gather into cliques like anyone else. Bonds of frendship simply tend to be weaker—one isn’t likely to find several ancillae sharing a haven together like many neonates do. Older coteries also tend to spend less time with one another, and they usually do so for a more specific purpose than “companionship and survival.”

The following coteries are some of the city’s better-known ones. Doubtless, there are others that have kept their existences hidden.


The Anointed


Perceived Goals: Seeing to the spiritual well-being of the city’s Sanctified and supporting Prince Vidal’s rule
Meeting Place: Perdido House and assorted churches as the need dictates
Prerequisites to Join: Ordination by a Sanctified bishop
Required Backgrounds: Status ( Bourbon Sanctified or Hardline Sanctified) ••+

The Anointed are the Lancea et Sanctum’s ordained priests and the spiritual heart of the covenant. Although Vidal is the city’s prince and the leader of its Sanctified, he is still a lay member of the covenant and cannot perform the same functions as its actual clergy (most notably, communion and confession, two of the church’s most important rituals). As such, while Vidal oversees the temporal affairs of the Lancea et Sanctum, it is the Anointed who attend to its members’ souls. This role is not inconsequential. Every good Sanctified takes weekly confession with a priest and relies upon them for spiritual guidance and advice. Many non-Sanctified (primarily Invictus and Tremere, some Anarchs, and virtually no Crones) also do the same: regular confession results in lesser punishments for infractions, and at the discretion of a priest. Vidal also requires regents to have a priest present for a variety of functions, including formal grants of domain to their vassals.

It should be noted that many of Savoy’s people are far laxer when it comes to making confession of their sins. There are currently no priests who support the French Quarter lord. There were several before Katrina, including the city’s then-bishop, Clarice Barabet, and they lent substantial spiritual legitimacy to Savoy’s cause. He has made repeated overtures to the coterie in the years since, but for now they appear firmly aligned with Vidal.

Gus_Elgin_Small.jpegGus “Gutterball” Elgin (10th gen. childe of unknown sire, e. mid 19th century, Camarilla Status •••, Hardline Sanctified Status •••, Nosferatu Status ••••)


Donovan.jpgDonovan (8th gen. childe of Antoine Savoy, e. late 19th century, Camarilla Status ••••, Hardline Sanctified Status •••, Toreador Status ••)


Adan.jpgAdán Méchant-Cyprès d’Gerasene (9th gen. childe of Rhett Carver, e. mid 20th century, Camarilla Status ••, Hardline Sanctified Status •••, Nosferatu Status •)


Camilla_Doriocourt_Small.jpgCamilla Doriocourt (9th gen. childe of Donovan, e. mid 20th century, Camarilla Status ••, Hardline Sanctified Status •••, Toreador Status ••)


John_Marrow_Small.jpgJohn Marrow (11th gen. childe of unknown sire, e. late 19th century, Camarilla Status ••, Hardline Sanctified Status ••, Nosferatu Status •••)


Antoine Savoy’s Inner Circle


Perceived Goals: Bringing Antoine Savoy to power and establishing positions of authority for themselves in the new regime
Meeting Place: The Evergreen Plantation
Prerequisites to Join: Significant usefulness to Antoine Savoy
Required Backgrounds: Status ••+ in one’s clan, covenant, or the Camarilla
Members: Antoine Savoy, Natasha Preston, Peter Lebeaux, Rosa Bale, Veronica Alsten-Pirrie

Antoine Savoy’s inner circle are his most trusted partisans, personal lieutenants, and the officers of his court. In comparison to Vidal’s people, most of Savoy’s are young. All of them except Savoy himself are pledged to another covenant in addition to (and in one case, in place of) the Lancea et Sanctum. The French Quarter lord is happy to make friends everywhere and does not mandate his lieutenants be loyal to the Sanctified alone like Vidal does.


Current Members


Savoy.jpg Antoine Savoy

Lineage: 7th gen. childe of Maria Pascual
Embrace: 17th century
Status: Bourbon Sanctified •••••, Camarilla •••••
Coterie: Antoine Savoy’s inner circle
Savoy, of course, is the leader of the coterie, and meets regularly with his lieutenants to coordinate their activities and offer whatever information and assistance they may need. Unlike Vidal, Savoy is very much a hands-on ruler and is keen to know the details of what his people are up to. Savoy also tends to gives them a great deal of autonomy in their duties and regularly solicits (and implements) their opinions and advice. He seems to believe they can do their jobs just fine on their own, and appears more interested in staying informed than micromanaging.


Natasha_Preston.jpg Natasha Preston

Lineage: 8th gen. childe of Constance Leyburne
Embrace: 1967
Status: Bourbon Sanctified •••, Camarilla ••, Invictus ••, Malkavian •••
Coterie: Antoine Savoy’s inner circle
Preston serves as the French Quarter lord’s steward and administrative right hand, overseeing many of the night-to-night details of his reign. Whenever someone meets with Savoy, rare indeed is the night that Preston isn’t there too, silently taking notes and pulling up facts on her tablet. If Savoy becomes prince, Preston is widely thought to be his first choice for seneschal.


Peter_Lebeaux.jpg Peter Lebeaux

Lineage: 9th gen. childe of Erwin Bornemann
Embrace: 2003
Status: Bourbon Sanctified •••, Camarilla ••, Tremere
Coterie: Antoine Savoy’s inner circle
Lebeaux serves as the French Quarter’s warden (essentially a localized sheriff) and is likewise thought to be Savoy’s first choice for sheriff of the larger city. While Lebeaux lacks Donovan’s fearsome reputation and supernatural puissance, he has established himself as a diligent and cunning investigator with firm moral convictions (for a vampire). His presence at Savoy’s side, and status as the Tremere primogen’s grandchilde, also makes clear that the warlocks are far from wholly united in their support of Vidal. His police connections are of substantial use to his patron too.


Rosa_Bale.jpg Rosa Bale

Lineage: Unknown
Embrace: 1920
Status: Bourbon Sanctified •••, Camarilla ••, Circle of the Crone •••, Ventrue 0
Coterie: Antoine Savoy’s inner circle
The Vodouisant Rosa Bale is Savoy’s mystic advisor and the only mambo of significant power to side with him over the Baron. Whenever the French Quarter lord conducts a Vodouisant rite or simply wants to look theologically open-minded, Bale is there. Bale is on unfriendly terms with many Kindred, Baron, the Giovannini, and the Nosferatu, but her position at Savoy’s side has (so far) kept any of these groups from openly moving against her.


Veronica_Alsten_Pirrie.jpg Veronica Alsten-Pirrie

Lineage: 8th gen. childe of Accou Poincaré
Embrace: 1924
Status: Anarch ••••, Camarilla •••, Toreador •••
Coteries: Antoine Savoy’s inner circle, the harpies •••
The harpy Veronica Alsten-Pirrie is the newest member of this group but has quickly established herself as one of its most useful members. She came over in 2015 following the scandal over John Harley Matheson’s feeding upon neonates with Vidal’s apparent blessing. Veronica also brought over roughly half of the city’s more discontented Anarchs, who found Matheson the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.


Former Members


This coterie owes much of its youth to Hurricane Katrina. Prior to the storm, it consisted of Clarice Barabet, Jared Buckner, and Annie Pope. Clarice was the city’s Sanctified bishop and lent a great deal of spiritual authority to Savoy’s side. Buckner was a former servire under Roger Halliburton, as well as the Gangrel archon’s childe, and served as the French Quarter’s warden before Peter Lebeaux. Annie Pope was a former leader among the Anarchs. She didn’t meet Veronica’s success in splitting the covenant, but helped a few disaffected members of the Movement find their way to the French Quarter. She was also considered the deadliest fighter among Savoy’s bloc and he’s ultimately never managed to replace her. Rosa Bale occupied her present position and was actually the coterie’s youngest member. She was its sole member besides Savoy himself to survive Katrina.

Finally, the Ventrue Reynaldo Gui Gui, a consummate host, was Savoy’s informal master of Elysium and organized the regular parties for which Savoy’s court remains so reputed. It was anyone’s guess whether he was telling the truth that his sire was Al Capone himself, but Gui was just as useful to Savoy for his influence over Mafia-related organized crime. Gui came to New Orleans after Katrina and disappeared around the time of the 2016 Battle of the Arts District. He’s presumed to have met final death in that conflict.


Augusto Vidal’s Inner Circle


Perceived Goals: Maintaining and perpetuating the power of the city’s prince
Meeting Place: Perdido House
Prerequisites to Join: Flawless service to the Lancea et Sanctum or direct blood relation to Augusto Vidal
Required Backgrounds: Augusto Vidal as an Ally, Mentor, or Paramour; Status (Hardline Sanctified) •••+ or direct blood relation to the prince
Members: Augusto Vidal, Caroline Malveaux-Devillers, Philip Maldonato


Current Members


Augusto_Vidal1.jpg Augusto Vidal

Lineage: 6th gen. childe of Urcalida
Embrace: 13th century
Status: Camarilla ••••• •, Hardline Sanctified •••••, Ventrue ••••• •
Coteries: Augusto Vidal’s inner circle, the Gerousia,
Vidal, compared to the ever-gregarious Antoine Savoy, takes few Kindred into his closest confidences. The prince has grown notoriously reclusive since Hurricane Katrina and the members of this coterie are the sole individuals who actually see him face-to-face on a regular basis. Virtually all other Kindred must secure an audience through Maldonato, who declines most such requests. Until recently, this group was barely large enough to be called a coterie, and the balance of power among its members was thought to be highly skewed.


Maldonato.jpg Philip Maldonato

Lineage: 7th gen. childe of Shu’ayb al-Mohager
Embrace: Many centuries ago
Status: Camarilla •••••, Hardline Sanctified ••••, Lasombra ••••
Coteries: Augusto Vidal’s inner circle, Cabildo ••••
Maldonato was Vidal’s lover, confidante, and brother-in-arms for centuries before New Orleans was founded. He enjoys the prince’s trust (and possibly affection) to a degree that no other vampire will likely ever obtain. Maldonato is presumed to be the sole individual in the city with unrestricted access to the hoary Ventrue, and perhaps also knowledge of his innermost thoughts.


Caroline_Malveaux.jpg Caroline Malveaux-Devillers

Lineage: 7th gen. childe of Augusto Vidal
Embrace: 2015
Status: Camarilla •, Hardline Sanctified •, Ventrue
Coteries: Augusto Vidal’s inner circle, Guard de Ville ••, Low Table •••, Leviathan Committee •••, Red Right Hand •••
The newest member of the coterie, Caroline Malveaux-Devillers, is Vidal’s sole childe. Until 2016, her relation to the prince remained secret to all but a handful of Kindred. There was some speculation as to what role she would play in this group, and how the circumstances of her introduction would affect the social dynamics between its then-members. The answer, as it turned out, was violently. Donovan, the city’s former sheriff and one of Vidal’s most trusted servants, attempted to slay Caroline to cement his status as the prince’s heir apparent. She and other Hardliner loyalists destroyed him during the 2016 Battle of Mt. Carmel.


Former Members


Donovan.jpg Donovan

Lineage: 8th gen. childe of Antoine Savoy
Embrace: Late 19th century
Final Death: 2016 (~120 years undead)
Status: Camarilla ••••, Hardline Sanctified •••, Toreador ••
Coteries: Augusto Vidal’s inner circle, Guard de Ville ••••, the princely contenders
Donovan, the next-most senior member of the coterie after Maldonato, positioned himself as Vidal’s clear third-in-command for some decades. He cemented that status after Bishop Barabet’s final death during Hurricane Katrina and was granted increasingly independent leeway in his duties ever since. Most Kindred found it hard to believe that Vidal granted his sheriff total carte blanche; Donovan surely still conferred with the prince on how to enforce the archdiocese’s laws. The sheriff proved as tight-lipped as ever regarding the degree to which he remained in contact with Vidal, but most Kindred considered it safe to place him among this coterie. That proved all-too ironic when he was exposed as a traitor for attempting to slay the prince’s childe Caroline Malveaux-Devillers. He met final death during the 2016 Battle of Mt. Carmel.


The Baron’s Inner Circle


Perceived Goals: Bringing Baron Cimitiere to power
Meeting Place: Assorted locales throughout Tremé
Prerequisites to Join: Devout faith in Vodoun and significant usefulness to the Baron
Required Backgrounds: Mentor (Baron Cimitière) •••• or Status (Circle of the Crone) ••

Baron_Cimitiere_Smaller.jpgBaron Cimitière (gen. and sire unknown, e. unknown, Camarilla Status •••••, Circle of the Crone Status •••••, Hecata Status ••••)


Lidia_Kendall1.jpgLidia Kendall (9th gen. childe of Roger Halliburton, e. mid 19th century, Camarilla Status ••, Gangrel Status ••, Circle of the Crone Status •••, Ordo Dracul Status •••)


Malia.jpgMalia Eliza Curry (gen. and sire unknown, e. unknown, Camarilla Status •, Circle of the Crone Status •••, Hecata Status •••)


Doc_Xola.jpgDoc Xola (10th gen. childe of unknown sire, e. mid 20th century, Brujah Status ••, Camarilla Status ••, Circle of the Crone Status ••)


Josue_Vendredi_Small.jpgJosue Vendredi (gen. and sire unknown, e. mid 20th century, Caitiff, Camarilla Status 0, Circle of the Crone Status •)


The Cabildo


Perceived Goals: Assisting Prince Vidal’s rule of the city and representing their clans for the for the benefit of the Camarilla and the perpetuation of the Masquerade
Meeting Place: Varies; the Cabilo (the building of the same name) is popular, as are a variety of other historic sites.
Prerequisites to Join: Appointment by Prince Vidal (for a “puppet primogen”) or recognition of one’s worthiness by the Cabildo’s other members (for a “true” primogen)
Required Backgrounds: Status (Cabildo) •• (puppet primogen), ••• (junior primogen), or •••• (established primogen) and at least equal Camarilla Status. Whips, aides, and myrmidons (bodyguards) face lower requirements.

Pearl_Chastain_Small.jpgPearl Chastain (6th gen. childe of unknown sire, e. centuries ago, Cabildo Status ••••, Camarilla Status ••••, Invictus Status •••••, Toreador Status ••••)


Elsbeth.jpgElsbeth von Steinhäuser (7th gen. childe of Karl Schrekt, e. mid 17th century, Cabildo Status ••••, Camarilla Status ••••, Tremere Status ••••)


Miss_Opal_Small.jpgMiss Opal (8th gen. childe of Virginia de Palencia, e. mid 18th century, Anarch Status ••••, Cabildo Status ••••, Camarilla Status ••••, Nosferatu Status •••••)


Accou_Poincare.jpgAccou Poincaré (7th gen. childe of Pearl Chastain, e. mid 18th century, Cabildo Status ••••, Camarilla Status ••••, Invictus Status ••••, Toreador Status ••••)


Coco_Duquette.jpgCoco Duquette (8th gen. childe of William Starkweather, e. late 18th century, Anarch Status ••••, Brujah Status ••••, Cabildo Status ••••, Camarilla Status ••••)


Gabriel_Hurst.jpgGabriel Hurst (gen. unknown, childe of John Harley Matheon, e. mid 20th century, Cabildo Status ••, Camarilla Status ••, Hardline Sanctified Status ••, Ventrue Status ••)


The Gerousia


Perceived Goals: Supporting the Camarilla and furthering the success and prosperity of Clan Ventrue.
Meeting Place: Perdido House
Prerequisites to Join: Majority vote by the current Gerousia or Vidal’s direct appointment
Required Backgrounds: Status (Ventrue) •••+

The Gerousia is the local leadership of Clan Ventrue, created to organize themselves and regulate clan policy. They adjudicate Ventrue concerns within the city and oversee the clan’s business and political interests.

Augusto_Vidal1.jpgAugusto Vidal (6th gen. childe of Urcalida, e. centuries ago, Camarilla Status ••••• •, Hardline Sanctified Status •••••, Ventrue Status ••••• •)


John_Harley_Matheson_Small.jpegJohn Harley Matheson (gen. and sire unknown, e. mid 17th century, a. 18th century, Camarilla Status •••, Invictus Status ••••, Ventrue Status ••••)


Marcel_Guilbeau_Small.jpegMarcel Guilbeau (9th gen. childe of Jereaux Guilbeau, e. mid 19th century, a. 2005, Camarilla Status •••, Invictus Status •••, Ventrue Status •••)


Pierpont_McGinn_Small.jpgPierpont McGinn (9th gen. childe of Troy Hansen, e. late 19th century, Camarilla Status •••, Invictus Status ••••, Ventrue Status •••)


The Guard de Ville


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Perceived Goals: Enforcing the Traditions and maintaining Prince Vidal’s rule
Meeting Place: Perdido House
Prerequisites to Join: Appointment by Prince Vidal. However, it is usually the sheriff who recommends prospective hounds to the prince, and his opinion carries substantial weight.
Required Backgrounds: Status (Guard de Ville) ••+; Status (Hardline Sanctified or allied covenant) •+

Full article: The Guard de Ville.


The Harpies


Perceived Goals: Maintain and enforce the city’s standards for proper social behavior
Meeting Place: Elysium
Prerequisites to Join: Regular Elysium attendance, commitment to enforcing the Camarilla’s social rules, and a scathing wit.
Required Backgrounds: Varies.
Favored hanger-on: Status (Camarilla) •+, Status (Harpies) •
New harpy: Status (Camarilla) ••+, Status (Harpies) ••
Established harpy: Status (Camarilla) •••+, Status (Harpies) •••
Grand harpy: Status (Camarilla) •••+, Status (Harpies) ••••

Sundown.jpgSundown (11th gen. childe of unknown sire, e. early 20th century, Camarilla Status ••••, Harpy Status •••, Nosferatu Status •••)


Adelais_Small2.jpegAdelais Seyrès (7th gen. childe of Pearl Chastain, e. late 19th century, Camarilla Status •••, Harpy Status •••, Invictus Status •••, Toreador Status •••)


Harlequin_Small.jpgHarlequin (9th gen. childe of Clarice Barabet, e. early 20th century, Bourbon Sanctified Status ••, Camarilla Status •••, Harpy Status •••, Hardline Sanctified Status •••, Malkavian Status ••••)


Katherine_Beaumont_Small.jpegKatherine Beaumont (8th gen. childe of Bruno Courtet, e. early 20th century, Camarilla Status •••, Harpy Status •••, Invictus Status ••, Toreador Status ••••)


Marguerite_Defallier.jpgMarguerite Defallier (8th gen. childe of Accou Poincaré, e. late 19th century, Camarilla Status •••, Harpy Status •••, Invictus Status •••, Toreador Status •)


Veronica_Alsten_Pirrie.jpgVeronica Alsten-Pirrie (8th gen. childe of Accou Poincaré, e. early 20th century, Anarch Status ••••, Camarilla Status •••, Harpy Status •••, Toreador Status •••)


The Krewe of Janus


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Perceived Goals: Protecting the Masquerade
Meeting Place: Unknown, but somewhere within Faubourg Marigny believed
Prerequisites to Join: A history of responsibly upholding the First Tradition. Some useful talent to leverage on the krewe’s behalf. Strong preference is given to non-Sanctified and non-Vodouisant vampires who are less involved in the struggle between the prince and his two rivals, as the krewe strives to remain nonpartisan.
Required Backgrounds: Status (Krewe of Janus) •+
Members: Harlequin; many others believed

Full article: The Krewe of Janus.


Marcel’s Household


Perceived Goals: Enjoying an unlife of luxury and ease together
Meeting Place: The Alystra, Marcel’s riverboat casino
Prerequisites to Join: Living aboard the Alystra with Marcel
Required Backgrounds: Mentor (Marcel Guilbeau) •• or Paramour (Marcel Guilbeau) •••

Marcel_Guilbeau_Small.jpegMarcel Guilbeau (9th gen. childe of Jereaux Guilbeau, e. mid 19th century, Camarilla Status •••, Invictus Status •••, Ventrue Status •••)


Anthony_Brodowski.jpgAnthony Brodowski (10th gen. childe of Marcel Guilbeau, e. early 21st century, Camarilla Status •, Invictus Status •, Ventrue Status •)



Josua.jpgJosua Cambridge (gen. and sire unknown, e. early 21st century, Camarilla Status 0, Toreador Status •)


Christopher_Guilbeau.jpgChristopher Guilbeau (10th gen. childe of Marcel Guilbeau, e. early 21st century, Anarch Status ••, Camarilla Status 0, Ventrue Status 0)


Marie_Richet.jpgMarie Richet (gen. and sire unknown, e. early 21st century, Camarilla Status 0, Tremere Status 0)


The Monster Dolls


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Perceived Goals: Performing dance shows
Meeting Place: Unknown
Prerequisites to Join: Ownership of a monster doll or providing some useful service to the coterie.
Required Backgrounds: Status (Monster Dolls) •+

Full article: The Monster Dolls.


The Prima Invicta


Perceived Goals: Overseeing the interests of the Invictus
Meeting Place: Pearl’s public haven in the Lower Garden District
Prerequisites to Join: Majority vote by the existing Prima Invicta
Required Backgrounds: Status (Invictus) •••+

Pearl_Chastain_Small.jpgPearl Chastain (6th gen. childe of unknown sire, e. centuries ago, Camarilla Status ••••, Invictus Status •••••, Toreador Status ••••)


John_Harley_Matheson_Small.jpegJohn Harley Matheson (gen. and sire unknown, e. mid 17th century, Camarilla Status •••, Invictus Status ••••, Ventrue Status ••••)


Accou_Poincare.jpgAccou Poincaré (7th gen. childe of Pearl Chastain, e. mid 18th century, Camarilla Status ••••, Invictus Status ••••, Toreador Status ••••)


Pierpont_McGinn_Small.jpgPierpont McGinn (9th gen. childe of Troy Hansen, e. late 19th century, Camarilla Status •••, Invictus Status ••••, Ventrue Status •••)


Adelais_Small2.jpegAdelais Seyrès (7th gen. childe of Pearl Chastain, e. late 19th century, Camarilla Status •••, Invictus Status •••, Toreador Status •••)


The Princely Contenders


Perceived Goals: Succeeding Augusto Vidal as prince.
Meeting Place: None; the coterie is not a unified group.
Prerequisites to Join: None
Required Backgrounds: None, but candidates below Camarilla Status ••• are unlikely to be taken seriously.

Donovan.jpgDonovan (8th gen. childe of Antoine Savoy, e. late 19th century, Camarilla Status ••••, Hardline Sanctified Status •••, Toreador Status ••)


Accou_Poincare.jpgAccou Poincaré (7th gen. childe of Pearl Chastain, e. mid 18th century, Camarilla Status ••••, Invictus Status ••••, Toreador Status ••••)


Coco_Duquette.jpgCoco Duquette (8th gen. childe of William Starkweather, e. late 18th century, Anarch Status ••••, Brujah Status ••••, Camarilla Status ••••)


Elsbeth.jpgElsbeth von Steinhäuser (7th gen. childe of Karl Schrekt, e. mid 17th century, Camarilla Status ••••, Tremere Status ••••)


Marcel_Guilbeau_Small.jpegMarcel Guilbeau (9th gen. childe of Jereaux Guilbeau, e. mid 19th century, Camarilla Status •••, Invictus Status •••, Ventrue Status •••)


Pierpont_McGinn_Small.jpgPierpont McGinn (9th gen. childe of Troy Hansen, e. late 19th century, Camarilla Status •••, Invictus Status ••••, Ventrue Status •••)


Other Coteries


Full writeups for these coteries is to come. This list is not comprehensive: players and the GM may post further ones.

The Bahari

A group of mostly Acolyte Kindred who worship Lilith.

The Cajuns

A loose coterie of Kindred with shared Cajun heritage.

The Casquette Girls

A group of historic ghouls regularly traded among the city’s elders.

The Francophiles

A loose coterie of French-Creole elders and ancillae who gather to speak French and enjoy French-Creole culture.

The Ordo Dracul

A covenant small enough to be a coterie as well.

The Professors

A loose coterie of scholarly-minded Kindred active around Tulane University.

The Snake Hunters

Several Hardline Sanctified who hunt and kill Setites in New Orleans. Led by Charlie Harrison.

The Toreador Guilds

Associations of Toreador and non-Toreador artists.

The Tremere Chantry

Residents of Clan Tremere’s chantry in New Orleans.


Krewes


“Krewes” is a local nickname for coteries that are composed primarily of neonates for the purpose of companionship and mutual protection. Krewes can consist of neonates from any number of clans and covenants, although one virtually never finds devoted supporters of the prince, Savoy, or the Baron in the same krewe together.


The Leviathan Committee


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Perceived Goals: Mutual support and advancement of the coterie’s members.
Meeting Place: Perdido House (presumed)
Prerequisites to Join: Unknown
Required Backgrounds: Status (Leviathans) •+

Full article: The Leviathan Committee.


OXR


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Perceived Goals: Mutual protection and support
Meeting Place: Their clubhouse in the French Quarter
Prerequisites to Join: Majority vote by existing members
Required Backgrounds: Status (OXR) •+
Members: Andromeda “Andi” Brooks, Benjamin Moore, Nova, Ren Zahra, Roxandra “Roxy” Adrieux, Tyrell Turner

Full article: OXR.


The Red Right Hand


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Perceived Goals: Bringing illegal Embraces to justice. Protecting each other.
Meeting Place: The Giani Building
Prerequisites to Join: Being an illegitimate Embrace and membership in the Hardline Sanctified.
Required Backgrounds: Status (Red Right Hand) •+
Known Members: Catherine Ward, Genevieve “Gina” Elsworth, Kenneth “Ken” Sanders, Warren Kontkowski

Full article: The Red Right Hand.


The Twenty-Twenties


Perceived Goals: Trolling people online and in person
Meeting Place: One another’s havens
Prerequisites to Join: Acceptance by the krewe’s existing members
Required Backgrounds: Status (Twenty-Twenties) •+

Andy.jpgAndrew Philips (11th gen. childe of Rocco Agnello, e. early 21st century, Anarch Status •, Gangrel Status 0, Camarilla Status 0)


Arzilla.jpgArzilla Boudon (11th gen. childe of Randolph Cartwright, e. late 20th century, Anarch Status •, Camarilla Status •, Nosferatu Status ••)


Frank_Larsen.jpgFrank Larsen (10th gen. childe of Monty Lestrange, e. late 20th century, Anarch Status •, Camarilla Status 0, Malkavian Status •)


No_Pic.jpgGerald “Greasy” Abellard (11th gen. childe of Randolph Cartwright, e. early 21st century, Anarch Status ••, Camarilla Status 0, Nosferatu Status ••)


Kiah_S.jpgKiah Savell (11th gen. childe of unknown sire, e. early 21st century, Anarch Status •, Camarilla Status 0, Malkavian Status ••)


Other Krewes


Full writeups for these coteries are to come. This list is not comprehensive: players and the GM may (and are encouraged to) post further ones.

The Armstrong Five

A coterie of neonates Embraced together under unusual circumstances in 2004.
Members: Becky Lynne Adler, Edward Zuric, Jack McCandles, Louis Maddox. Formerly Tina Baker.

The Hetairoi

A coterie and mutual defense pact of Bourbon neonates with domain in the recently seized Arts District.
Members: Andreas Draco, Roberto “Gamberro” Vaccaro, several others

The Kindred Liberation Front

The city’s oldest Anarch gang.
Members: Eris D., Esther Sue Parker, Jonah Freeman, Jonas Petrowski, Laura Ravenwood, Maxzille Babineaux, Simon Jones

The Levee Hepcats

A Bourbon-affiliated krewe of several artists and hangers-on.
Members: Arthur Duchamps, Julius B. Baudoin, Justine Chaudrier, Laura Melton

The Night Axels

Shep Jennings’ krewe of Anarch car thieves and drag racers.
Members: Emerson Newhouse Hearst, Marcio de la Cruz, Shep Jennings. Formerly Desirae Wells and Isabella “Isa” Suarez.


Defunct Krewes


The Requiem isn’t kind. Many neonates drift apart and lose touch with once-boon companions over time. Other neonates meet final death and find the ‘eternal life’ promised by their sires to be anything but. These reasons and many others can all cause krewes to break up. The following are a small number of New Orleans’ now defunct coteries:


The Numidians


Perceived Goals: Contributing to Mardi Gras; watching one another’s backs
Meeting Place: The Old U.S. Mint
Prerequisites to Join: The existing Numidians’ friendship
Required Backgrounds: Status (Numidians) •+

Full article: The Numidians.


The Storyville Krewe


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Perceived Goals: Causing mayhem in Sanctified-unfriendly areas of the city; watching one another’s backs
Meeting Place: One another’s havens
Prerequisites to Join: Devout faith in the Lancea et Sanctum; the existing Storyvilles’ friendship
Required Backgrounds: Status (Storyville Krewe) •+

Full article: The Storyville Krewe.


Other Defunct Krewes


Eight-Nine-Six

An Anarch gang of neonates whose members were executed in 2015 for violations of the Masquerade.
Members: Bliss Jackson, Cherry Nines, Milagrosa Arencibia, Trent Ambrose

The Golds

An Anarch coterie of more privileged neonates.
Members: Amaryllis DeCuir, Christopher Guilbeau, Roderick Durant

The High Rollers

A krewe of Savoy-loyal neonates with criminal and gambling interests.
Members: Reynaldo Gui, The Man With The Silver Smile, several others

The Lost Angels

A defunct Anarch gang of Caitiff destroyed in 2015.

The Magic Mirror

An Anarch gang involved in the 1967 Carnival Coup and disbanded in the aftermath.

Sol’s Grief

A disbanded former krewe of Sanctified neonates who’ve since become ancillae.
Members: Bishop Malveaux, Harlequin, Pablo Gallegro, René Baristheaut, Rocco Agnello

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