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Do you know of any sources/maps that provide info on the domains of each covenant?

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  • Do you know of any sources/maps that provide info on the domains of each covenant?

    While world-spanning megasects like Camarilla and the Sabbat from VtM don't exist here, information on which cities/regions around the globe are run by the Invictus, the Circle of the Crone, Belial's Brood e.t.c. seems vanishingly rare. The only thing that comes to mind is an old blurb about Lancea et Sanctum being influential in the Catholic world, the US South and South Korea.

    If anyone could give me any pointers, it'd be much appreciated.


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    There's the assorted covenant books that detail some of their strongholds, and the location books like Chicago and Shadows of Mexico or New Orleans. There's also world-spanning megasects like the Body of a Nation and the Prima Invicta from Thousand Years of Night and Danse Macabre respectively. Belial's Brood aren't really covered in books outside of the Belial's Brood one but most of the others will usually reference one or two places dominated by a covenant. The second edition core has eight regions around the world and details what covenants are in them..

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      The most copious sources are probably Secrets of the Covenants and Damnation City. They both tend to describe individual cities rather than statements like "Carthians control most cities in the former Eastern Bloc". Damnation City's section about this is particularly concise and easy to refer to, although it is based more on the 1e covenant set up. That means that unlike in 2e, it doesn't feature local covenants and they tend to share similar titles. And even then, the point is to give examples of the character of vampires communities rather than the covenants, so it doesn't always name the local ruling covenant. Secrets of the Covenants on the other hand features, discussing their own covenants in one context or another. Then they say "here's an example of this in Caracas" and there's some letters, reports or journal entries. There's some of this information in Dark Eras too, but that's all historic.
      Last edited by Spencer from The Hills; 08-31-2019, 12:12 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Logothétēs View Post
        While world-spanning megasects like Camarilla and the Sabbat from VtM don't exist here, information on which cities/regions around the globe are run by the Invictus, the Circle of the Crone, Belial's Brood e.t.c. seems vanishingly rare.
        I believe this is by design: unlike OWoD, CofD isn't meant to have a One True Canon for what every city is like. There are a whole lot of example cities in Secrets of the Covenants, and some in the 1e covenant books, plus a smattering across all the other books, but some contradict each other and all are meant to be ignored or reworked if the ST feels like it.

        Basically, to my understanding, they're meant to be taken as inspiration, rather than True Canon. Want to run an Invictus-focused game in your hometown, but SotC says it's a Crone theocracy? Feel free to ignore everything SotC says about it and build your own version! (This is especially relevant for cities like Singapore—the published version in GttN has a post-apocalyptic hellscape where humanity's almost entirely ceased to exist and vampires climb higher and higher in the abandoned skyscrapers to avoid the corpses and chaos on the ground.)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Logothétēs View Post
          While world-spanning megasects like Camarilla and the Sabbat from VtM don't exist here, information on which cities/regions around the globe are run by the Invictus, the Circle of the Crone, Belial's Brood e.t.c. seems vanishingly rare. The only thing that comes to mind is an old blurb about Lancea et Sanctum being influential in the Catholic world, the US South and South Korea.
          Things are not interconnnected on that level, so no real reason for there to be anyway, one thing leads to the other.

          As Draconis commented, international connections or mapping the world is not really the point, Requiem's focus is far more on bits and pieces that may serve as inspiration &/or tools for STs and players to devise their own settings, domains and weird conflicts or alliances between monsters, be they human, blood-drinking or other.

          Early on 1e did experiment with regional books - New Orleans, Chicago, Shadows of Mexico and Shadows of the UK - but the format was mostly abandoned (i suspect that at least in part due to Katrina's effect on Louisiana) in preference for short, punchy blurbs peppered here and there across the books.

          Originally posted by Logothétēs View Post
          If anyone could give me any pointers, it'd be much appreciated.
          What are you exactly looking for, Logothétēs? What do you have in mind?

          - If you want specific ready-made city-region settings to work from, the four books i previously mentioned should be of interest for you. The clanbooks should be of interest too, for how loaded on those aforementioned short blurbs (including some bits on post-Katrina New Orleans) they are.

          - For something like a guide on making up your own city, its wonders & horrors from scratch, Damnation City is the go-to book.

          - If you'd like a look at peculiar arrangements of power & culture among the kindred, i would suggest Requiem to Rome and Ancient Mysteries, for glimpses on different ways the kindred might arrange or rearrange themselves as the eras pass and individuals, factions, lines and even clans meet destruction or just disappear.

          The spirit is very much "make up the CoD world as you go along, from whatever mix of our bits in the books and homebrew of your own you prefer", so go with what catches your fancy from the books you do have.
          Last edited by Baaldam; 09-01-2019, 07:15 PM.

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