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  • Prelude: Welcome to the Jungle

    In this, the first of the Esoteric Order's semi-regular "Duet" series, David L. and Desiree sit down for a game of Vampire: the Masquerade. Follow the Prelude of poor, doomed Aaron Evans, aspiring actor and soon-to-be bloodsucker, as he gives up the life …

  • Episode One: Suicide’s an Alternative/You’ll Be Sorry

    The Vampire Duet campaign kicks off in earnest as Aaron comes to grips with his new condition and gets his first taste of the depths and intricacies of Kindred society and politics. "Listen to the session recording here.":http://esotericrp.podbean.com/ …

  • Episode Two: Cavity/First Communion

    Picking up right where we left off - with Aaron naked in a hot tub filled with horse blood - we explore more of the world of the Kindred in Los Angeles as Aaron begins to understand just how many sharks he is swimming with. "Listen to the session …

  • Episode Four: Straight Outta Compton

    Aaron continues to wrestle with his inner Beast as the time of the monthly Rant fast approaches. Will he go through with his plan to break the Masquerade? "Listen to the session recording here.":http://esotericrp.podbean.com/e/esoteric-order-duets-neon …

  • Episode Five: I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts

    In a high-rise building in Century City, conspiracies are hatched and bullets and blood fly... (We had some audio issues this outing, unfortunately, so your intrepid Storyteller is a bit muddy in the mix. Apologies.) "Listen to the session recording …

  • Episode Six: Night of the Living Dead

    Aaron sets out to find his sire, knowing that when he does he'll be faced with an impossible decision. Along the way, he runs afoul of more than one of L.A.'s more...eccentric Kindred. "Listen to the session recording here.":http://esotericrp.podbean. …

  • Episode Seven: Never Tear Us Apart

    Aaron is finally reunited with his infamous sire, who immediately starts exerting a bad influence. In a murder house high in the hills above Los Angeles, blood is exchanged and vows are made, and a confrontation with potentially world-shattering …

  • Episode Eight: No One Lives Forever

    A desperate plan is hatched in an attempt to outmaneuver the forces arranged against Aaron and his sire. Can our intrepid actor use his special skills to outwit a 600-year-old Justicar? "Listen to the session recording here.":http://esotericrp.podbean. …

  • Episode Nine: Colors

    Aaron and Karen have fled Los Angeles after killing a high-profile Cainite. But whither are they bound, and what may they find when they return to the City of Angels months later? "Listen to the recording session here.":http://esotericrp.podbean.com/e/ …

  • Episode Ten: Everything Turns Grey

    Aaron's attempts to settle back into a normal unlife in Los Angeles are thwarted at every turn as he is drawn deeper and deeper into vampiric politics...and tangled matters of the heart. Love triangles and quadrangles abound. "Listen to the recording …

  • Fear to Fear

    For the first time since his Embrace, Aaron finds himself with one foot solidly back in the mortal world. But how long can he keep up his own personal masquerade, and what will it cost? "Listen to the recording session here.":http://esotericrp.podbean. …

  • Episode Twelve: Death Party

    As the chronicle races towards its conclusion, Aaron goes against his better instincts and pursues love. A road trip is undertaken. Many tears are shed. "Listen to the recording session here.":http://esotericrp.podbean.com/e/esoteric-order-duets-neon- …

  • Episode Thirteen: My War

    The intensity continues to ramp up in this, the penultimate session of the Chronicle. Butcher's bills come due--can Aaron pay up? "Listen to the recording session here.":http://esotericrp.podbean.com/e/esoteric-order-duets-neon-masquerade-classic-world …

  • Episode Fourteen: Someplace Better Than This

    The conclusion of the Chronicle. Aaron plays puppet-master, but is he being played as well? Alliances are solidified and hidden enemies reveal themselves. "Listen to the recording session here.":http://esotericrp.podbean.com/e/esoteric-order-duets-neon …

  • Home Page

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  • Main Page

    [[File:430198 | class=media-item-align-center | 3873540111_6cd930b855_b.jpg]] *The year is 1989.* This is our world. This is not our world. The shadows loom longer here, and the night is more reluctant to yield to day. Corruption runs rampant, …

  • The Northwest Baronies

    These are by the far the most isolated baronies in the greater Los Angeles area. They tend to be small, often consisting of just one or two vampires, and rarely have much to do with one another or with Kindred politics in general. h3. Simi Valley …

  • Dead Gypsies

    The Dead Gypsies is a nomadic pack that travels around North America. It does not prefer any one area--it follows the action, come what may. The pack has been on the road since the Third Sabbat Civil War. Before then it made its home in New York until a …

  • Sabbat

    [[File:431978 | class=media-item-align-center | LogoSectSabbat.png]] Known to many as the Black Hand, the Sabbat is rumored to have evolved from a medieval death cult. Little of its nature has changed since then. It is the largest sect next to the …

  • Rumors

    The mystery of the [[Sabbat]] has long fascinated younger Kindred of the Camarilla; indeed, some even join the Sabbat’s ranks, never to be heard from again by their comrades in the Camarilla. The young Camarilla Kindred seem to be the focus of Sabbat …

  • Camarilla

    [[File:432244 | class=media-item-align-center | Sect-Camarilla.png]] The Camarilla is also known as “The Ivory Tower,” and the Sect lives up to that moniker. Created in the 15th century, the Camarilla was formed to preserve and protect vampire society …

  • Anarchs

    [[File:432245 | class=media-item-align-center | Anarch.png]] Nominally a faction within the [[Camarilla]], most “Anarchs” are still under the authority of the Ivory Tower. The Camarilla would say that the Anarchs are under the protection of the Sect, …

  • Independents

    Over the past few centuries, the fatal dance between the [[Camarilla]] and the [[Sabbat]] has changed vampire society. Their bloody Jyhad has shaped the secret history of the world, destroying millions of mortal lives in the process. However, there are …

  • A Taste of LA

    Most large cities have Kindred nightclubs (The Vampire Club in San Francisco and the Succubus Club in Chicago, for example). Kindred need a place where they can go and relax and “be themselves” without always being concerned about maintaining the …

  • Club Zombie

    A mortal couple, Joseph Charles and Carl Regen, started this recent addition to the Kindred nightlife scene in L.A. They converted an abandoned downtown factory (1101 Sunset Blvd.) which they later claimed was a coffin manufacturer (it actually made pipe …

  • The Raves

    While the more sophisticated Kindred prefer to spend their time at either the Taste or Club Zombie, most of the street vampires prefer their entertainment a little earthier. For them there are the Raves: essentially huge parties, usually held in enormous …

  • House Rules

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  • Irena

    Irena travels throughout the Free States and up into the Northwest, where she attempts do as much damage as she can to the Camarilla in those cities. Over the years, Irena has managed to found her own “family” of mixed Kindred and kine. The 12 of them …

  • Karen Anatos

    Few suspect that Karen Anatos--host of "Mistress Black's Midnight Movie Madness" (airing nationwide on syndication)--was born nearly a century ago as Lily Thorne, nor that she's been acting in movies and on television since the days of the silent pictures …

  • Harry Reese

    *Equipment:* Colt Python, sawed-off double barrel shotgun, silver bullets and silver buckshot, bulletproof vest *Transportation:* 1949 Indian Chief in mint condition Harry and his family were headed home from a family vacation when their car had a …

  • Little Willie

    *Equipment:* Mini-Uzi, Glock 22, silvered sword, two knives *Transportation:* A Yamaha 350 William Terry, a.k.a. Little Willie (a name he picked up in prison), was a small-time Detroit drug dealer when the Dead Gypsies recruited him. During his …

  • Ruth Cole

    *Equipment:* Glock 18, silver-bladed hunting knife *Transportation:* A Suzuki Samurai jeep that has been rolled many times Ruth Cole was a dropout and a full-time waitress when the Dead Gypsies paid a visit. Ruth was cleaning up when the pack rolled …

  • Louis Fortier

    Louis is the quintessential nobleman, protective of his vassals and gracious to his enemies. His first concern is protecting his domain, and then protecting the interests of the Free States. He has a great deal of respect for Jeremy, recognizing a born …

  • Catherine du Bois

    Convent-bred Mlle du Bois runs a very special out-call service for a select clientele who appreciate, and pay well for, unique experiences. Her stable of stunning debauched beauties of both sexes provides entertainment on a level of excitement that only …

  • Elena Gutierrez

    Elena, the daughter of a diplomat, was a Spanish exchange student studying interior design when she was invited to a private party in Beverly Hills. Her long dark hair and luminous skin reminded Louis of the Indian woman who had been his sire, and he set …

  • Mariel St. John

    Mariel was already a fairly well-known vampire in Los Angeles when her book about the French and Indian Wars was published. Struck by the depth of knowledge and passion she brought to a subject that was so important to him, Louis made arrangements to meet …

  • Aaron Evans

    Even though Aaron was a talented running back on the JV and Varsity football teams for all four years he attended Centralia High School, his dreams of being recruited by by one of the Big Ten schools were dashed when the scouts came and left Topeka after …

  • Derek Kurtz

    Derek (as he's usually mononymously known) is a typical L.A. surf rat. When he's not riding the waves, he's working a variety of odd jobs around the San Fernando Valley or down at the beaches. In addition to surfing, his other passions are movies and the …

  • Karl Williams

    Karl Williams was the German director of _Damsel in the Wilderness_ ("Maid in der Wildnis"), a 1928 motion picture starring the up-and-coming American actress Lily Thorne; his life took an unexpected turn when his leading lady was Embraced and …

  • Rev. Leon Cutler

    The growth of the Crypt’s Sons has caused considerable concern, not only among the Kindred, but in the mortal population of Los Angeles as well. One man, the Reverend Leon Cutler, saw many of his congregation abandoning the church to join the Crypt’s Sons …

  • Salvador

    Salvador was born in the late 19th century to a small family of poor farmers in Andalusia, Spain. When he grew older he joined the _Anarquista_ movement, and then the _Mano Negra_, which was agitating in the countryside. At one pint, Salvador and his …

  • Petrodon

    In the 14th century, Count Petrodon of Spain almost died from the plague spreading across Europe. He survived because he was Embraced by a Nosferatu who needed his power. Petrodon was not particularly bothered by his new looks. He wore a mask before his …

  • Gloria Martinez

    Gloria was a smart gang girl, desperate to leave behind the misery of the barrio in which she had been raised. One night, as she was walking home, a car pulled up and the ugliest man she had ever seen stuck his head out and beckoned to her. At first she …

  • Allison Maller

    Allison was originally just one of the thousands of runaways who throng the streets of Hollywood every night. She had fled her home in Northern California at the age of 14 to escape an abusive father and alcoholic mother. By the time she was 15 she was a …

  • Crispus Attucks

    The 10th-generation Brujah Crispus Attucks was born a slave in the 1730s. His father was African, his mother Indian. His family was loyal to their owner. However, Crispus disliked being owned and sought freedom. With the freedom of movement allowed his …

  • Jesus Ramirez

    Very little is known about Jesus Ramirez, although most people assume that he is one of Salvador's get. He appears to be absolutely loyal to Salvador, who in fact leaves him in charge of his barony during his frequent travels to other regions. Jesus is …

  • Mohammed al-Muthlim

    Mohammed al-Muthlim first appeared on shortly after the siege of L.A. in 1965, an anarch on the run from the Prince of Chicago. He claimed to have fought against the Black Hand during the siege and attracted a large coterie of admirers. His strange habits …

  • Jeremy MacNeil

    Born in the Scottish highlands in 1631, at a time when his clan had sided with Charles I, Jeremy rapidly rose in prestige among his clansmen as a shrewd fighter. While leading a skirmish, he caught the attention of a seventh-generation Brujah who felt the …

  • Rose

    Meredith Brannon was gorgeous. She had been a spectacularly beautiful baby, and her mother, not one to miss an opportunity, entered her exquisite blonde daughter in a Miss Galaxy Baby Division competition. The rest was beauty contest history. Meredith' …

  • Tom Weaver

    Like most of the Kindred in L.A., Tom comes from somewhere else. Raised on a small farm in Louisiana, Tom got out of there as early as he could. He drifted down to New Orleans, where his huge body, good looks and happy grin soon got him a job as a " …

  • Zipper

    Marc Perleman wasn’t much of a social success until he discovered that he had an affinity and understanding of computers that went far beyond anything he could learn in school. He’d never been much good at Latin or French, but programming--well, that was …

  • Amethyst

    When word of the Revolt reached Amethyst, she traveled to Los Angeles, figuring it would be a place where a clever girl could make a name for herself. She arrived in L.A. in 1945 and settled in Santa Ana. That area already had a baron, so she bided her …

  • Smiling Jack

    No one knows much about the 10th-generation Brujah known as “Smiling Jack.” Some believe he may have been a Caribbean pirate of the 17th century. No one knows the circumstances of his Embrace, or has stepped forward claiming to be his sire. Smiling Jack …

  • Tara

    In December of 1944, when the call went out for anarchs to assist in the Revolt, it was hoped that a few Kindred from the neighboring cities would show up to help. It was quite a pleasant surprise when Tara, a well-known anarch from Texas, showed up with …

  • Edward Vignes

    Edward Vignes is not a vampire to be trifled with. On the other hand, he doesn’t go looking for trouble, so he rarely has much. He is used to playing politics in the old Camarilla way, and finds the Anarch Free States somewhat bewildering. He has coped by …

  • Vera Vignes

    Many Kindred believe that vampires, particularly elders, are incapable of love, that the never-ending torment of the unlife burns out any capacity for the tenderer emotions. Tell that to Vera Vignes. After over 150 years of playing the dutiful wife, Vera …

  • Henry Waters

    When Henry was a lad, he was apprenticed to his father‘s trade--butler. Of course, in the 1890s this was a noble profession, and Henry’s family had been in the business of serving others for centuries. Henry regarded himself as quite the fortunate lad …

  • Alonzo Guillen

    Alonzo has lived in the hills above Pasadena for 150 years. His guilt over the murder of his sister and brother-in-law, along with his long-standing sensitivity about his disfigurement, have combined to keep him away from his fellow Kindred. His natural …

  • Bela

    One of the more pitiful vampires in the Free States, the Malkavian known as Bela has become a figure of ridicule and scorn to his Kindred. He believes with all his heart and soul that he is Count Dracula and the true lord of the undead and cannot …

  • Victor Gerard

    Victor Girard, born Kleinberger, was quite a salesman. He began by selling Persian rugs as a young boy. He would knock on a person’s front door and, as the door opened, would do several things at once: unrolled the carpet, wedge his leg firmly in the …

  • Calvin Cleaver

    If everyone could just get along, nobody’d have to get hurt. Calvin lived that motto while growing up and going through school in Los Angeles. He avoided conflict by lying low and refraining from activism. Of course, that didn’t prevent Calvin from …

  • Cpt. Mike Evans

    Mike is Aaron's older brother. He is a member of the Kansas Highway Patrol, and has worked his way up to the rank of Captain.

  • Dawn Barber

    Dawn grew up on a farm in Republic County, Kansas. Her beauty guaranteed that she was a big fish in the small pond of the neighboring town of Belleville and its high school, where she headed up the cheerleading squad and graduated valedictorian. Her …

  • Sebastien Melmoth

    The owner/creator of the Vampire Club was born October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. The son of a wealthy physician, Oscar studied at Trinity College in Dublin and at Magadalen College, Oxford. From his youth, Oscar showed an amazing talent for writing. …

  • Dr. Takuya Shiraiwa

    Takuya became a hard-line Communist while a young man in Tokyo. This was not a healthy thing to be in 1939 Japan, so he was very relieved when he was offered an opportunity to study medicine at the University of Moscow. There he came to the attention of …

  • Patricia Park

    This is one of Aaron's herd derived from Karen's Fan Club. Patricia was also one of the club/goth kids who encountered Aaron before, during, and after his frenzy in the alley at Club Zombie. She was one of the club goers who knew vampires frequented …

  • Lithrac

    Lithrac has proved his worth by sending key Sabbat members to their Final Deaths. He takes no pleasure in killing but sees the Sabbat as an abomination and an affront to the humanity left in him. He sees working for his new patrons, Cock Robin and the …