Erebos: House of Darkness

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EREBOS: HOUSE OF DARKNESS

Noble Titles: Autarch of Erebos
Time of Creation: The Dark Ages [100 AD]
Allegiance: Erebos, Marcus Julius Valerian
Holdings: The City of New Babylon
Motto: Per Unitatem Vis [Through Unity, Strength]

Leader: Autarch Marcus Julius Valerian
Right Hand | Personal Assistant: Succubus Erica Fontaine
Left Hand | Personal Bodyguard: Executioner Axel Quinn
Membership at Large: The Chosen

House Erebos
In the beginning, Erebos was an imposing organization, made up of five dominant Houses. Each house was powerful in its own right, specializing in either military techniques, or knowledge/research, or inspiration/creativity through art, and the like.

But as all nefarious organizations go, Erebos too, fell into shadow of corruption. As the Autarch strove to consolidate his power as the undisputed leader of his organization, House Vindicta used the situation to execute their own dastardly plans. They moved against the House Maledictus, whom they long considered apostate (given that they were ruled by the vampires who dabbled in blood magic and thus, were considered extremely dangerous on the basis of Thaumaturgy alone) - and wiped out the entire bloodline of their then-leader.

The feud that ensued brought about the separation of House Maledictus, whose supporters fled - pursued by the vengeful Vindicta enforcers. The Vindicta would not stop until every known link to the Maledictus had been eradicated. Many died on both sides, but in the end, Vindicta returned victorious - believing that every last Maledictus heretic had been eradicated.

They could not be more wrong.

Some Maledictus members survived, but had vanished from the face of the earth - or at least that's how it appeared. They began to rebuild their ranks, slowly and silently - as an old enemy watched for any sign of their possible resurrection.

In the meantime, another house - a peaceful minded coven called 'Concordia', decided to secede from Erebos. They have witnessed the bloodshed that was caused by their affiliated house - Vindicta - and abhorring all violence, decided the time had come for them to go. They no longer wished to be part of something so corrupt and so vile. Up until the pogrom of the Maledictus, they had been left largely alone and to their own devices - but now, with no enemy in sight for Vindicta to hunt - they suddenly became the focal point of their former ally's watchful eye.

Quietly and suddenly, they vacated their elysiums and nests, vanishing into parts unknown. Their departure wrought the ire of the Autarch, who - although he saw it coming - did not think the pacifistic Concordia had the balls to carry through with such a life-changing decision.

Now left with but 3 loyal houses, the Autarch had ordered a blood hunt against all Concordia members - however many of them could be found. The Vindicta were charged with apprehending and/or eradicating the traitors - a job which the current Guardian, sympathetic to Concordia's plight - secretly abhorred. There is also a whisper being propagated underground, suggesting that the Autarch himself has a special purpose in hunting down the Concordia (and the remaining Maledictus) - but what that purpose really is, remains unknown.

Thankfully (and luckily) for the Autarch - the remaining three houses are staunchly loyal to his cause. They are devoted followers, as degenerate as they are impious. He remains their quintessential quasi-Father - and they, his effulgent Children.


Erebos Legacy
The falling out between Erebos, House Maledictus and then, House Concordia, created an atmosphere of mistrust between the Autarch and his remaining (though staunchly devoted), three houses. After centuries of uniformity, a single decade saw a rush of fragmentation that threatened to erode the unity of Erebos from within. The rule of the High Council no longer sufficient and to be trusted alone, the Autarch now assumed complete control. His sole ambition being the complete eradication of all non-conformists to his rule and wiping out all former adversaries, wherever they would roam.

Erebos Ethos
Erebos is a powerful and influential vampire mafia, bent on undermining the efforts of other vampire sects as they strive for ultimate power and decisive control in the continuing days of Modern Nights. Like any underworld organization, they attempt to exert their influence over many covens - as many as they can sway toward their goals and ambitions. Following the ways of the Inconnu, they remain swathed in mystery, their ranks swelling with all who denounce Camarilla and Sabbat hierarchy.

Erebos Entourage
The Erebos Autarch, Marcus Julius Valerian, rules his domain with an iron fist and the eyes of a hawk. He accepts no equals, but allows a retinue in the guise of The Triumvirate - a council made up of the 3 House Guardians: Tenebris, Vindicta and Limbus. While it is the High Council that creates policy, it is the Autarch alone who can veto the latter and impose his own will upon and above that of the Council. The Autarch's closest attendants are currently the Duchess of Vindicta and the enigmatic Truthsayers of Tenebris - although it is widely whispered that it is the Demagogues alone that have his exalted ear.

Erebos Relations
  • House Limbus - "Retired to their books, the Limbus present no immediate threat or concern. Their antiquated views and Erebos indoctrination provide the leash to guide them."
  • House Tenebris - "We are not fooled by the Tenebris facade. Theirs is a meddlesome House with hands in too many pockets when they should be pulling strings."
  • House Vindicta -"Though responsible for the destruction of our former enemies House Maledictus, the Vindicta are unwitting pawns in a greater game."
  • Concordia - "This 'noble' House deserves nothing but contempt. Like the Kine whose lifestyle they support, we'll bring them to their knees."
  • Maledictus -"The proverbial bull in the china shop, House Maledictus should take care to harness its ambition. Even the most powerful of lords can possess fragile egos."
 

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HOUSE LIMBUS PROFILE

Noble Titles: Guardian, Lord Magister
Allegiance: Erebos, Marcus Julius Valerian
Holdings: The Cybermachine [Elysium]
Motto: Aut Concilio, Aut Ense [By Counsel Or By The Sword]

House Limbus
For nearly two thousand years, House Limbus has stood as a foundation of Erebos - from the first days when Ursus Valerian had established himself as its exalted Autarch. Backed by the dreaded forces of Vindicta fanatics and inspired by the wisdom of Tenebris intellectuals, the fidelity and obedience to Erebos goals and traditions remains the key to its power. Over the long span of its existence, House Limbus has fortified its significance in Erebos by amassing vast amounts of worthy recruits for their own gain and that of Erebos as a whole.

Limbus Legacy
Head of the Erebos High Council, the Autarch Marcus Valerian commands such might that his official duties overshadow his role as leader of House Limbus. Often his responsibilities demand he put the interests of Erebos before those of his House, inevitably causing some discord even among his staunchest Limbus adherents. To this end, Limbus has been endowed with a hierarchy much similar to that of Tenebris and Vindicta, where a Lord Chamberlain (or Guardian) is to be appointed by the Autarch to lead and govern Limbus into its noble and immortal future.

Limbus Ethos
Both respected and highly valued by Houses of Erebos, Limbus guides its adherents with a deliberate and purposeful hand. To this end, they have perfected the art of statecraft, exercising patience, tolerance and even beneficence to quell impending conflicts or preempt any political discontent. However, such 'regal' magnanimity always carries with it the implicit threat of violence, a subtle reminder of the real power behind the Guardian's will and authority. Proclaiming 'law is the ultimate science' as its manifesto, House Limbus militarily enforces its will only as a last resort.

Limbus Entourage
The current seat of the Lord Magister (Guardian) is being occupied by Vittorio LaGuardia, whose appointment was a celebration befitting the grandest tradition of Erebos. House security is looked after by Limbus Advocates and Savants, who use their vast knowledge and experience to help govern Limbus ranks with wisdom and discipline, while maintaining their long-lived tradition of peerless excellence.​

Limbus Relations
  • Erebos Autarch - "We owe the Autarch our eternal gratitude; ever shall he command our obedience - he, and no other."
  • House Tenebris - "Their allegiance fare more assured than vile Maledictus, the Tenebris have proven themselves reliable agents in strengthening the splendor of all that is Erebos."
  • House Vindicta - "The Vindicta move too boldly for our liking, but they unwittingly serve our greater interests. We indulge them in their audacity."
  • Concordia - "Knowing that they consort with the filthy Kine may yet prove to be the ultimate instrument of their undoing."
  • Maledictus - "A vile menace to Erebos and the noble Autarch. The Exalted One should declare a massacre against their surviving fanatics, purging the rot of the Maledictus regime."
 

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LIMBUS HIERARCHY

LEADERSHIP TITLE(S)
~ Guardian | Lord Magister ~

RIGHT HAND
~ Advocate ~

MEMBERSHIP AT LARGE
~ Savant ~ Sage Scientist ~ Financial Advisor ~ Master Strategist ~ Enforcer ~

INITIATE RANK
~ Adept ~
DESCRIPTIONS

Guardian
- A member of the Erebos Triumvirate (Council of Three), the Guardian is the head of Limbus and the Lord Magister of Erebos. First and foremost, s/he is the symbol of Tradition, Honor, Discipline and Excellence - while overseeing the neophytes of Erebos. As the overseer of all Erebos' inhuman assets', the Guardian of Limbus is also charged with maintaining all of the organization's official and unofficial records, as well as providing education and training to prospective Limbus members who wish to pursue careers within Tenebris or Vindicta. The Guardian answers only to the Autarch.​

Advocate
- As the most trusted servant and the right hand of the Lord Magister, you are abundantly gifted in verbal communication and excel as an advocate or spokesman for Limbus (and Erebos), as a whole. You answer only to the Limbus Guardian and the Erebos Autarch, while working alongside the Savants to propagate the propaganda and ethos of all that is Erebos.​

Savant [ Sociology | Philosophy | History | Political Science ]
- You have learned about the world around you from volumes of written, audio and visual aids. In addition, you may have traveled the globe to further your studies and are considered to be a sage expert in many areas of knowledge - such as the law, world cultures, economics, history, politics, science, the occult, linguistics, etc.) Make sure your character sheet reflects at least 2 dots (points) in appropriate abilities that correspond with your chosen fields of knowledge (minimum 4 knowledge abilities must be taken.)​

Sage Scientist [ Formal | Physical | Life | Applied ]
- You are the caretaker of a noble vocation. The arachnid tattoo branded on your forehead proclaims your loyalty and competence for all to see. Your fanatical devotion so rigorously conditions you against betraying the House you serve that you can be trusted beyond contestation. But your value as an erudite scientist only touches on your entire worth to your patrons and peers, alike. You have developed subtle techniques to weaken one's resistance or to aid you in the most delicate of interrogations. And your broad knowledge of anatomy and sciences makes you the ideal candidate to lead forensic investigations into mysterious deaths. NOTE: Your character sheet must include the knowledge of Science, with a minimum of 2 points invested therein.​

Financial Advisor
- As a fiscal advisor, you counsel House Limbus in all its affairs, specifically as pertaining to Erebos regulations, investment ventures and House finances. You regularly review Limbus fiscal accounts, from property titles to commercial auctions and acquisitions, searching for accounting discrepancies and legal loopholes to safeguard Limbus/Erebos treasuries. You also develop financial strategies and fiscal tactics for handling monetary negotiations, commercial acquisitions and commodity exchanges - attempting to increase Erebos assets while bankrupting political rivals or thwarting powerful organizations.​

Master Strategist
- As the house Strategist, you advise the Limbus staff according to your particular field of tactical expertise - from the letter of diplomacy to the art of war. Still, in whatever capacity you end up serving, you are well-versed in the administration of routine House Limbus operations and understand the basic affairs pertaining to its political, economic, and military agendas.​

Enforcer
- There are many fine distinctions to the art of Vendetta. By the way you kill a man you translate your revenge into any number of exquisite phrases - from poignant knife thrust, short and sweet - to the silent terror of your martial arts. Studied in the secret disciplines of the ancient East assassins, you command a vast arsenal of lethal devices, exotic poisons and cunning pitfalls. Through craft you speak the language of vendetta, communicating subtle messages or audacious statements by the legion nuances of the assassin's art.​

Adept
- As a House Limbus Adept, you exist only to serve. Your covenant with Erebos binds you to preserving its secret ways, a pact your House finds sacrosanct and immutable. Through confidential reports to your superiors, you play historian for the vast ranks of Erebos' family lineage also acting as sentinel for its many secrets - services for which you are tolerated, if not gratefully employed.​

Craven
- A title unwise to strive towards. If the Guardian or Demagogue deems you unworthy, or, having failed Limbus in some way, this title will let everyone in Erebos know of your failure. Mockery will be endured by all who are given this title until such a time where your actions may redeem you.​
 

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LIMBUS ROSTER

Guardian
» Lord Magister - Vittorio LaGuardia (Canon)

Right Hand
» Advocate - Havard Unfrid (Canon)

Membership at Large
» Savant - Anastasia Chuikov (Canon)
» Sage Scientist [OPEN]
¤ Matthew Edick (Canon)​
» Financial Advisor [OPEN]
» Master Strategist [OPEN]
» Enforcer [OPEN]

Initiate Rank
» Adept [OPEN]
 

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HOUSE VINDICTA PROFILE

Noble Titles: Guardian, Lord Protector
Allegiance: Erebos, Marcus Valerian
Holdings: Velvet Pearl [Elysium]
Motto: Nunquam Non Paratus [Never Unprepared]

House Vindicta
Formerly a group comprised solely of immortal assassins - mercenary killers employed by Marcus Valerian during the early days of his ascension to eminence some six centuries ago, risen under the auspices of a bloody moon. The forerunners in a political battle to determine the faction to comprise the military might of Erebos, House Vindicta narrowly escaped being declared Apostate several months after their inauguration when House Maledictus brought forth a Bill of Accountability before the Autarch. Of all the charges, the most damning alleged the Vindicta responsible for the diablerie of Maledictus' Guardian, the venerable Validus Auctor - and the subsequent wiping out of his entire bloodline. Because the Vindicta leader at the time (Oärlig) accused of orchestrating the diablerie escaped arrest, the Bill of Accountability lacked sufficient conviction to bring the matter to trial. To this day, the most complete, though largely fantastic account appears in the popular drama, "Confutatis Maledictis," recounting the tragic tale of Auctor's demise and the House Vindicta's rise to power.​

Vindicta Legacy
For the personal grudge they harbored against Maledictus, House Vindicta sought retribution for their near-defamation. After scores of bloody skirmishes and clandestine intrigues, the Autarch Marcus Valerian sanctioned an official War of Assassins, finally granting Vindicta their revenge. In a relatively short span of time, House Vindicta succeeded in routing their ancient rivals, forcing the remaining Maledictus loyalists to flee - either seeking refuge in non-Erebos dominated areas or enlisting with Sabbat covens who owed favors to the disgraced and impoverished House.​

Vindicta Ethos
Though the Vindicta history runs black with treachery, their ideals seem no more malevolent than the other Houses of Erebos, past and present. Seeking prosperity and influence through the customary political, economic, and military avenues, House Vindicta balances its approach to military governance. Since its past victory over Maledictus, the Vindicta now seem focus on internal development, devoting their attention to providing domestic security of Erebos and hunting down members of the pacifistic yet defiant House Concordia. Though possibly an attempt to disengage from political controversy, other Erebos houses hope that Vindicta feel exonerated, having finally vanquished their longstanding enemies.​

Now enjoying unopposed rule over the Erebos military, Vindicta strives to fill the void of purpose left from victory over their foes. In recent years, Tenebris agents have reported an increase in military and security expenditures aimed toward internal defense (for instance, expanding Vindicta's already vast spy network), though the nature on what the funds are really being spent on remains unclear.​

Vindicta Entourage
The only known Childe of the ancient and illustrious Methuselah, Eletria, the Lord Protector Tristan Arthur Krauss now presides over all of House Vindicta's affairs. Advised by Jakub Wasyli Sobieski, his longtime friend and companion, Tristan wields the power of his office with an iron fist and an ingenious mind. His mate and wife, a fellow Toreador, has proven instrumental in bringing out his softer, gentler side. Tristan's second influence answers to the name Urs Bellefleur, a tall, sensuous blonde eternally devoted to the man she loves.​

Surreptitiously distrusted by the Autarch, Tristan maneuvers the treacherous waters of his deep and murky domain with the steady hand of a master navigator. As for those who dare to question his authority or sanity, he officiously rebukes them, reminding the protesters that his was the first appointment the Autarch made of his own recognizance, a fact that should be of special interest to those who wish to remain in the Lord Protector's good graces. Witnessing such exchanges from the shadows, his less vocal critics observe all proceedings with apparent displeasure, all too aware that should some 'unfortunate' mishap befall their exalted Guardian, one of them could suddenly become eligible to claim the Vindicta leadership as their own.​

Vindicta Relations
  • Erebos Autarch - "Long rule the Autarch Ursus Valerian! As long as our lord commands, so shall we lend our blades."​
  • House Limbus - "Their ways are not our own, but we acknowledge their service and usefulness to Erebos as a whole."​
  • House Tenebris - "The Tenebris have been gracious supporters, and we are happy to return the favor. Though we fight our battles in different arenas, we both understand the needs of Erebos politics."​
  • Concordia - "The sly little fox cannot forever evade the cunning huntsmen. So may the Concordia find themselves cornered by a pack of eternal wolfhounds."​
  • Maledictus - "They are perverse animals - nothing more. In time, their unbridled lust for power will prove to be their ultimate undoing."​
 

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LEADERSHIP TITLE(S)
~ Guardian | Lord Protector ~

RIGHT HAND
~ Basileus ~

MEMBERSHIP AT LARGE
~ Duke/Duchess ~ Dominus/Domina ~ Crusader ~ Vanguard ~ Esquire ~

INITIATE RANKa
~ Gentleman/Dame ~

DESCRIPTIONS:

Guardian
- A member of the Erebos Triumvirate (Council of Three), the Guardian is the head of Vindicta and the Lord Protector of Erebos. First and foremost, s/he is the symbol of Strength, Unity and Perseverance - while maintaining peace and security of Erebos and all of its domains. As commander of all Erebos' military forces, the Guardian of Vindicta is also charged with apprehending and putting to justice any and all threats that Erebos may face - from without or within. The Guardian answers only to the Autarch.​

Basileus
- S/he is the Guardian's 'right hand' and second in command - his or her 'first officer', if you will. The Basileus' duty is to oversee the management and training of all of Vindicta's forces, making sure they conform to the high standards of excellence and meet all the necessary expectations as outlined to you by your Guardian. Your responsibilities include management of Vindicta's forces, maintaining the security of Erebos, and giving the Guardian direct counsel as deemed appropriate. As the second, your timing is always impeccable, your presence leaves nothing to be desired and your actions are always swift, precise and dauntless. The Basileus is exclusively appointed by the Guardian.​

Duke/Duchess
- A member who has not only shown aptitude in the field of battle but has also shone as an exceptionally brilliant tactician and leader. Your tasks include the flawless planning and execution of every mission, as well as propagating of Vindicta's ethos (propaganda). Furthermore, due to your demonstrated excellence in their field, you are often charged with acting as an official Ambassador when conducting treaties involving Erebos. You answer solely to the Autarch and the Guardian, and are in charge of the Domini. NOTE: There is only one Duke/Duchess of Vindicta.​

Dominus/Domina
- A member of a highly skilled and specially trained division of Vindicta's assassins, you have proven your worth in the matters of stealth and martial arts, and are often called upon to utilize your proficiency in bringing about the demise of Erebos' most intractable adversaries. You are often called upon to reinforce Erebos' presence within the world of darkness' realm. You are the means by which Erebos has gained much of its infamy in Kindred society, able to play a cunning warrior and a skilled diplomat, alike. You answer only to the Guardian and the Basileus, and work closely with the Duke or Duchess to bring about the downfall of Erebos' enemies.​

Crusader
- A member who has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in a great variety of combat forms, you value and excel both in the physical and mental components of warfare. Never one to eschew subtlety and tactics for raw strengths, you are Vindicta's knight in shining armor, the symbol of the latter's strength and valor. You answer only to the Guardian and the Basileus and command the Vanguards of Erebos.​

Vanguard
- A member who has proven excellence in the matters of efficiency and valor, you will often be called upon to carry out frontline missions for Erebos, showing our enemies just how perilous defying Erebos can be. You are a master of combat and an able tactician, using all manners of violence to destroy and damage all that stands in your way. You answer only to the Basileus and the Guardian, working closely with the Duke, Sheriff or Duchess in ensuring the success of your every endeavor.​

Esquire
- An equivalent of a guardsman or 'shield bearer', this rank signified your rising in rank among the newly accepted members of Vindicta. Although you do not yet serve in the front ranks and may be excluded from missions that require great efficacy and subtlety of action, you are trusted to provide able arm of protection to Erebos whenever the occasion calls for it. Often, you will be called upon to serve as a bodyguard or an armed guardsman for meetings and various events - as required. You will often work alongside other Vindicta members, ensuring that every mission you are a part of meets with an adequate degree of success - as deemed by your esteemed superiors.​

Gentleman/Dame
- Default rank given to all new recruits coming into Vindicta. At the beginning of your Vindicta career, you will be viewed as nothing more than a mere conscript. Once you have proven yourself in the field, your faction leader may choose to promote you to a higher station as deemed appropriate at his or her discretion.​

Apostate
- A title unwise to strive towards. If the Guardian or Basileus deem you unworthy, or as having failed Vindicta in some way, this title will let everyone in Erebos know of your failure. Mockery will be endured by all who are given this title until such a time where your actions may redeem you.​
 

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Guardian
» Lord Protector Tristan Krauss
Right Hand
» Basileus Wasyli Sobieski
Membership at Large
» Duke/Duchess - Divia LeCroix
» Dominus - Lycaon
» Crusader [OPEN]
¤ Roderick [NPC]​

» Vanguard [OPEN]
» Esquire [OPEN]

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» Gentleman/Dame [OPEN]
 

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HOUSE TENEBRIS PROFILE

Noble Titles: Guardian, Lord Steward
Allegiance: Erebos, Marcus Valerian
Holdings: Crimson Lights [Elysium]
Motto: Arte et Labore [By Art And By Labor]

House Tenebris
The least conventional of the Erebos Houses, the Tenebris presents an enigmatic history and isolationist facade which few of the other Houses can truly understand. Descended from staunch supporters of the ideals of the Inconnu, House Tenebris arose from a fanatical geniocratic regime early in the first millennium. Later on, sponsored by the Autarch himself and supported by the Houses of Limbus and Vindicta, House Tenebris emerged as an immediate power, inviting jealous hostility and petty bitterness from House Maledictus. Further incensed by Tenebris' exotic grace, eloquent diplomacy, and formidable legal mastery, the most prominent members of Maledictus banded together forming an anti-Tenebrian league, disseminating malicious propaganda tainting the latter's reputation to this day. In a display of support, the Autarch is said to have spoken, "such was the splendor of the risen phoenix that the lesser birds could naught but call and hoot for all their plain display."​

Tenebris Legacy
Rising from the ashes brought on by the 'Great Revolt' - an internal conflict which nearly saw Tenebris destroy itself from within - the latter did in truth resemble the phoenix as it struggled for centuries in the aftermath of its own unholy Inquisition - a period of dictatorial tyranny marked by legal oppression and a largely profit-driven wealth acquisition movement. Recovering their original roots and intellectual stability during the second millennium, by its end House Tenebris had routed the last of its avid renegades. Soon after the House proved successful in its campaign to gain the Autarch's support in its bid for membership in the Inner Council of the Erebos Triumvirate. Firmly established as a legalistic culture in the early second millennium, the Tenebris joined the Triumvirate of Erebos at the beginning of its golden age, and has continued its growth to become a forerunner in legal consultation and property acquisitions. Their creativity and ingenuity had brought forth a 'new Renaissance' within Erebos, producing some of the finest and most illustrious virtuosos of their time.​

Tenebris Ethos
Adapting its ancient legal traditions to create a prosperous, service-and-entertainment based economy, House Tenebris owes its identity to its strange heritage of reformation and perseverance, symbolized by their complementary emblem - the phoenix. House Tenebris emulates the Concordia in composing its facade - finding a mask of political neutrality and reclusive self-interest less threatening to its peers and more conducive to business.​

Well cognizant of the danger arising from an internal revolution, the Tenebris have withdrawn from the incendiary politics of Erebos as a whole. Rather than taking a stance on this side or that, House Tenebris straddles the line riding most issues with a foot in each cart. Regarded for its almost unparalleled mastery in matters of law, Tenebris profits from all forms of legal representation - from criminal proceedings and vendetta disputes to minor violations and conduct infractions. While its isolationist tendencies and exotic cultural identity give its detractors plenty of fodder for ridicule, House Tenebris conducts all of its affairs with stately grace, peerless diplomacy and consummate detail; ever mindful of their 'public' perception within Erebos - and their self-created mystique.​

Tenebris Entourage
Since the passing of the Tenebris Elders during the 'Great Revolt', the House had chosen its best and brightest to govern them based upon the premise of meritocracy. Answering directly to the Autarch, the governing body decided to establish a system of truthsayers and demagogues that would ensure only those with the best interests of Tenebris and Erebos at heart would be counted among its esteemed executives. The latter were tutored in the fundamentals of Kindred politics and later, educated in the art of espionage - directed at the functions taking place within the Autarch's 'secret circle'. Later on, the Tenebris inventors had designed a special device enabling Tenebris operatives to monitor all activities occurring in the official reception hall. Recent years have seen the rise of distinguished instructors imparting lessons in science, law, ethics and customs in several of the most esteemed languages used around the world. Yet in spite of all their efforts, Tenebris seems to lack the candidate worthy of carrying the title of Lord Steward. Until such a day comes, they will continue to serve the Autarch faithfully, anticipating the coming of the once and future leader of House Tenebris.​

Tenebris Relations
  • Erebos Autarch - "Does the courageous lion, king of all beasts flinch at the strings of the humble field mouse? The Autarch should languish in his absolute power, trusting us to provide for his needs."
  • House Limbus - "A puissant and honorable House, the Limbus are our allies, though we've been fierce competitors in the past."
  • House Vindicta - "The Vindicta are a great power within Erebos. Though daring what we dare not, we learn from them what we may."
  • Concordia - "Noble Kindred are the Concordia, what with their lofty ideals. But where will their wings carry them when the predator approaches?"
  • Maledictus - "Though we must crush our ancient enemies, our vengeance will taste sweeter if Maledictus realizes the fate of their kind before they meet their immortal makers."
 

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LEADERSHIP TITLE(S)
~ Guardian | Lord Steward ~

RIGHT HAND
~ Demagogue ~

MEMBERSHIP AT LARGE
~ Truthsayer ~ Virtuoso ~ Business Tycoon ~ Information Broker ~ Artist ~

INITIATE RANK
~ Factotum ~

DESCRIPTIONS:

Guardian
- A member of the Erebos Triumvirate (Council of Three), the Guardian is the head of Tenebris and the Lord Steward of Erebos. First and foremost, s/he is the symbol of Wisdom, Integrity and Clairvoyance - while maintaining peace and justice within Erebos and all of its domains. As the overseer of all Erebos' intellectual 'assets', the Guardian of Tenebris is also charged with maintaining all of the organization's wealth as well as ensuring that its social standing within the world of darkness is next to impeccable. The Guardian answers only to the Autarch.​

Demagogue
- A persuasive leader who appeals to popular sentiment and uses the organized dissemination of information, allegations, etc. to serve his or her deliberate (and usually, nefarious) purposes. Demagogues include a variety of rabble-rousers, from unorthodox fanatics to ethics advocates - virtually anyone capable of leading a mob against a targeted establishment. NOTE: Empathy (3),Expression (4), Intimidation, Leadership (4) are recommended for this position.​

Truthsayer

- Embued with a rare talent even among the Kindred, truthsayers employ dangerous spectrum awareness narcotics to enhance their trained powers of observation, watching for the most minute signs of betrayal that indicate whether a person speaks truthfully. NOTE: Perception (4), Empathy (3) and Auspex of (2) are recommended.​

Virtuoso
- A person who is an expert in any one (1) area. Please make sure to look over your sheet carefully if you are aiming to gear your character towards this position. For example, a person exhibiting genius in playing a musical instrument would be advised to put a minimum of 4 points in Expression and Performance.​

Business Tycoon
- An individual who has been very successful in business and has become very wealthy as a result. Such individuals possess innovative ideas, a willingness to take risks and the keen business sense that it takes to make their ideas possible and their risks profitable.​

Information Broker
- An information broker collects information, often about individual people. The data is then used to target advertising and marketing towards specific groups, to verify a person's identity including for purposes of fraud detection, and to sell to individuals and organizations so they can research particular individuals.​

Artist
- Any person skilled in creative activity. (Please contact one of the Staff if you are unsure whether your chosen area qualifies.) A minimum of 3 points in any chosen 'creative ability' (such as Performance or Politics), is recommended.​

Factotum
- A jack of all trades and a master of none. They should not be underestimated, however - as they can often come up with crazy solutions that no one has thought of. Then again, other times they seem to have knowledge of many things that others will find completely useless. Players aspiring to fill these ranks should consider having a 'balanced' sheet.​

Heretic
- A title unwise to strive towards. If the Guardian or Demagogue deem you unworthy, or as having failed Tenebris in some way, this title will let everyone in Erebos know of your failure. Mockery will be endured by all who are given this title until such a time where your actions may redeem you.​
 

Lilith

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TENEBRIS ROSTER

GUARDIAN
» Lord Steward - Eric Destler (Canon)

Right Hand
» Demagogue - Urs Bellefleur (Canon)

Membership at Large
» Truthsayer [OPEN]
» Virtuoso/Siren [OPEN]
¤ Elena Moceanu (Canon)​

» Business Tycoon [OPEN]
¤ Gabriel Villiers​
» Information Broker [OPEN]
» Artist [OPEN]
¤ Mia Star​

Initiate Rank
» Factotum [OPEN]
¤ Ballard Braun​
 
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