- Oct 29, 2015
- Apparent Age
HOUSE CONCORDIA PROFILE
Noble Titles: Archon, former Lord Arbiter & Guardian
Allegiance: House Concordia Archon, Humanity
Holdings: Bohemian Rhapsody [Elysium]
Motto: Ad Pacem [Towards Peace]
Long venerated for its honorable conduct and pursuit of tolerance and justice in the face of diversity, House Concordia exemplifies the noble traditions and high ideals not unlike the ones upon which the Constitution of the United States is founded. Concordia has faithfully served Erebos for six hundred years, building its considerable reputation over centuries of proven leadership, steadfast morality and unyielding courage.
None of Concordia's current members can boast their descent from any mythical Kindred, nor would they ever attempt to try - such prideful jests would be seen as diminishing the noble ancestry of the venerable Concordia bloodlines. Both the progenitors and their Childer have proven their loyalty to whatever organization they've ever been a part of - on many occasions - earning numerous favors and holdings in return for their steadfast devotion. Having originated in Southern France, Concordia's members shifted in a move westward as Kindred eager for exploration rose up in their desire to expand their reach and influence to the New World. Over the past couple of centuries, they seem to have become content settling in some of the oldest and most populous US cities - a choice which allowed them to sink into and blend in with, the local population - an idea they secretly adored. Unfortunately, it was not an idea that appealed to the unscrupulous Erebos Autarch - and eventually led to a split that sent Concordia reeling and hiding anywhere they could - in order to prevail and be able to cultivate their own goals and their way of (un)life.
Led by an Archon and her staunchest supporter - the House Defender - House Concordia stands alone, an outcast spokesman for an idea considered dangerous and even lethal, to the Masquerade. Shunned and hunted for their staunch support of a peaceful co-existence between Kindred and Kine, House Concordia no longer enjoys the great popularity it once had, when it sat among all the fine Houses of Erebos as a champion of integrity and reform. Though by far not one of the wealthier Houses, Concordia used to wield considerable political influence as a result of its noble and benevolent ideology. Because it contends that personal honor, just governance, and conventional morality are all traits to be prized above all others, Concordia lays an attractive hearth around which many of its proponents assemble. While their critics and adversaries alike argue that its ideals are utopian and contemptible, few can deny that the Concordia hone sincerity to a fine edge - pledging loyalty for loyalty - and paying such debts from coffers of seemingly infinite abundance.
In addition to the ruling Archon and her right hand, the House Defender, Concordia relies on its Operatives and Mediators to ensure that all in-House matters are running smoothly. Its mentors and mediators focus on elements of justice and guidance, while the Favorites defend Concordia's existing status quo with unequaled and fervent zeal. All of Concordia's representatives, however, share one thing in common: they teach peaceful co-existence, tolerance, humanness, love, caring and sharing as well as respect for constituted authorities.
- Erebos Autarch - "The Autarch's seat in Erebos should be preserved, although he needs to reform his policies and adjust his goals if he is to rule with the unwavering support of all the Houses."
- House Limbus - "The learned House Limbus shares in our heritage of nobility, fairness and justice. Though to voice it be sacrilege; nobility, like divinity, sometimes masquerades as the common man."
- House Tenebris - "Friends of our enemies, the Tenebris remain too powerful to oppose openly. We must tread with caution."
- House Vindicta - "Our arrangement with the Vindicta may prove our salvation if we ever need to defend our House against Erebos opposition."
- Maledictus - "The Maledictus' actions remind us of our shadow dramas; though veiled behind a curtain their movements tell the story."