Campaign of the Month: October 2017
Blood and 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
Any Kindred who has been a resident of New Orleans for any length of time has probably heard of Perdido House. The name is actually a minor misnomer, for the building is truly no house, but a 40-story office building on Lafayette Street in the middle of the downtown core. Those who know of Perdido House at all 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 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.