Campaign of the Month: October 2017
Blood & Bourbon
“I can’t imagine that some hunters don’t know about Perdido House, but that’s not exactly the kind of place that anyone short of an army could attack.”
“The reality is that Perdido House, compared to the Nosferatu warrens, is made of sand compared to my clan’s brick and mortar fortress.”
Baptiste du Lac
Erwin: “Zere vas anozer significant clash and Masquerade breach in ze Ninth Vard vith ze Lost Angels gang. Ze Nosferatu Baptiste du Lac actually attempted to break into Perdido House to free zem.”
Jon: “Emphasis on ‘attempted’. Perdido House is a fortress.”
Erwin: “Yes. I am uncertain vhezer it or ze chantry is a more secure site. As vas no doubt foremost upon Mr. Du Lac’s mind before his execution.”
Erwin Bornemann to Jonathan North
Perdido House’s name is a minor misnomer, for the building is truly no house, but a 40-story office building in the middle of the downtown core. Perdido House is one of the tallest structures in New Orleans with a glass and steel facade. Fascist-inspired architecture lends the building a brutal and imposing appearance.
Perdido House is home to a variety of businesses, including offices, retail space, restaurants, and apartments and condominiums. The building is also a popular venue for corporate gatherings. The ballroom and conference rooms can accommodate a variety of group sizes, and the building’s staff is experienced in planning and executing successful events. The roof includes a helipad. Since 2016, the building has served as the headquarters for the law firm Monument Law. The city’s mayor, Martin Borges, is a regular visitor to Perdido House and thought to have financial ties to businesses there.
Any Kindred who has been a resident of New Orleans for any length of time has probably heard of Perdido House. Such Kindred know that it (and everyone within it) is the sole purview of Prince Augusto Vidal. Most know that Vidal uses it to maintain a web of offices that house the affairs of his domain and, that on the rare occasions when one is summoned to meet with the prince—now almost nonexistent occasions since Hurricane Katrina—one is typically summoned to Perdido House.
Over time, and especially of late, Perdido House has come to be the very symbol of both Vidal’s power and his ire. The hoary Ventrue has only occasionally been seen outside the building since Hurricane Katrina, and often uses it to host important Kindred functions and Sanctified rites. These occasions invariably include the public executions of Kindred criminals, and many have come to associate Perdido House (perhaps rightly so) with fear and foreboding.