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  • Not correct. Vampires also specifically embrace individuals in influential positions and have them act as their direct agents. They have to be more careful about it to avoid sunlight, but that's actually less hard than it appears. Influential people tend to have the, ahem, influence to make people work around their schedule, and a lot of influence-brokering goes on either after dark or remotely anyway. Power dinners, parties, after-hours parties, night classes, all-nighter working groups, detached functionary think tanks, conference calls, and if you're really in a pinch that's why Possession-suits...
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  • And I'm sure that everyone is going to be completely cool with that and its going to work out for the Technocracy just fine. Hey, if they're really hellbent on revealing themselves to the world to stop this terrible undead menace then I fully support this move. I couldn't be happier for them....
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  • Vampires also have embedded recruits everywhere, they just have to be more careful about their profile. Sleepers also work for vampires without being aware of their true nature. If all we're doing is measuring influence then vampires are also always acting openly on the surface level. Always....
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  • There's a difference between a visible government with varying degrees of transparency throughout and an entirely opaque shadow government that nobody even knows exists....
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  • Which is obviously why the Technocracy is already completely open about its existence and activities, ruling publicly as the benevolent priest-kings they are, dispensing Olympian fire to the masses to illuminate all the dark places that there is no longer any need for.

    Except no. The Technocracy lives in the shadows just like the vampires they claim to despise, and for much the same reason. The Technocracy is only able to rule so long as humanity isn't aware they are being ruled....
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  • Oh I'm not arguing with that, just that the Technocracy doesn't have the level of perfect intelligence on the problem that a lot of them think they do....
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  • The problem with that scenario is it necessitates the Technocracy themselves coming out the shadows. They don't want that. It only ends badly for them....
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  • Remember, the Guide to the Technocracy is written from the perspective of the Technocracy. They think they know the full extent of the vampire population....
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  • Using mortal hunters as proxies is a pretty textbook vampire move for dealing with their enemies and for serial masquerade problems that avoid/evade punishment. Stands to reason that the NWO would play the same game....
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  • 1444 – The Second Feast of Folly. Augustus Giovanni is betrayed at a dinner celebrating his conspiracy against the Cappadocians by an alliance of the Premascines and the Founders. Augustus and his cohort are killed. Meanwhile the Conspiracy of Issac successfully diablerizes Japheth and the newly fourth generation Claudius Giovanni becomes leader of the family. With the isolationist Japheth gone and the clan elders indebted to the Founders the Cappadocians begin to align with the nascent Camarilla while Claudius and his blood thirsty faction join the Anarch Revolt.

    1493 –...
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  • Caitiff Primogen
    commented on a Visitor Message From Posthumanity
    I saw you tell me to "check previous comment," but I don't really know what you mean by that. I didn't realize there was anything more to say.
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  • Posthumanity
    Posthumanity posted a Visitor Message for Caitiff Primogen
    May I ask you to check ​"How vampires could amass so much wealth" thread? I replied to your answer.
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  • Caitiff Primogen
    replied to Politics Question.
    Nationalism is one of those aspects of politics that isn't a black-or-white distinction. Indeed it touches most aspects of politics in the modern era because most of what we think of as "countries" are conceived of and organized along nationalist lines. Nationalism in its most basic form holds that your "nation," a group of people with shared characteristics and identification, carries a distinctness that is not only positive in itself but which is also worthy of being protected from things which could threaten it either materially or memetically. Any time someone takes pride...
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  • Vampires have been known to form their own Wyrm cults from time to time, and its not out of the question that one could wind up attached to Pentex. They're typically small affairs though, as growing too large is a good way to get sloppy and getting sloppy is a good way to draw attention from Archons or the Inquisition....
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  • IIRC the Guildbooks also have additional/alternate Arcanoi levels in them. Whether or not those will be incorporated into Wr20 I do not know....
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  • Megadon also has the benefit of magic in the form of Wyrm spirits.

    What exactly is Megadon doing that would bring it to the attention of the Progenitors, and what incentive do the Progenitors have to do anything about it?
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  • The number of vampires who actually interact with Pentex as anything other than a mundane company are pretty small. A few of them hold some status in vampire society, like Enzo Giovanni and Harold Zettler, but while they can use that status to bring some additional vampire muscle and influence to bear in Pentex's interests they don't command whole sects in their service....
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  • The paradoxical thing about The Prince is that while Machiavelli wrote it as satire, full of back-handed praise for the ruling style of the Medici, and it doesn't represent his actual views on ideal government*, it was among the first works to bluntly articulate a philosophy of ruthless pragmatism in politics at a time when most of the conversation around that topic was still couched in terms of Christian virtue. It gave truth to something that already existed but that no one was talking about, and in distilling that ruthlessness (even in critique) it managed to contain kernels of genuine wisdom....
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  • Vampires have to deal with Humanity/Paths but Mages have to deal with Paradox. I'm not calling it an even trade, but everybody's got their problems....
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  • Good criminals don't get caught, great criminals make their crimes legal, the best criminals make their crimes moral. Vampires don't have a uniform agenda, but they have a shared aggregate of interests that mean manipulating mortal societies and economies in ways beneficial to one group of vampires often has spillover benefits for other vampires. Vampires may not have the entropy sphere or awakened avatars, but they do have access to oracular powers, the ability to make people behave the way they want and create outcomes that go against probability, and the capacity to develop Attributes and Abilities...
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