1760 - On November 29 the French Commander of Fort Detroit bloodlessly surrenders to British troops. A small coterie of Camarilla kindred utilize British troops to take the city from the jesuit hunters.
1763 - The Treaty of Paris (1763) formally transfers control of Fort Detroit and the surrounding area to British control. The Camarilla kindred are successful. The Jesuit order dissipates. The Werewolves feel like they have traded one issue for another.
1783 - The Camarilla kindred try to maintain their influence over the city as the Sabbat work their way in.
1795 - The Camarilla fails to hold Fort Detroit.
1796 - Great Britain finally agrees to withdraw from Fort Detroit and surrounding areas for good. The Sabbat take over.
1805 - June, 11th, Detroit is nearly destroyed by fire. Open warfare between the Sabbat and Werewolves occurs, destroying the city. June 30th, Michigan Territory is created with Detroit as its capital. The Sabbat manage to maintain their hold, but with great losses on both sides.
1806 - September 13th, Detroit is incorporated as a city. The Sabbat presence continues, but hunters start investigating.
1813 - The U.S. Army recaptures Detroit after the British Army abandons it. The Sabbat takes the opening and jumps in with renewed vigor.
1820s-1860s - Detroit becomes a major stop on the Underground Railroad. The city grows under the guidance and puppeting of the Sabbat.
1863 - Members of the Camarilla begin testing the Sabbat’s hold on the city.
1910 - Detroit is established as a major Industrial city. The Camarilla supports these companies as a continued means infiltration in a cold war with the Sabbat.
1920-1929 - Many famous Detroit landmarks are built, including the Detroit Public Library, Guardian Building, Fox Theatre and Detroit Institute of Arts. The Sabbat and the camarilla continue their cold war efforts.
1929 - The Great Depression hits, and greatly hurts the city. The Camarilla withdraws from the city, considering the city a loss.
1943 - Disagreements within the Sabbat lead to a disruption in the management of their herd, leaving openings for unaligned kindred to create small power holds.
1946 - The disagreements within the Sabbat continue, leading to unaligned kindred power grabs.
1970s-1980s - Drug epidemics grip the city, crime climbs dramatically. Camarilla, Sabbat, and Unaligned vie for supremacy. This leads to chaos within the city hunters continue to investigate, killing of some less careful members of the Unaligned and the Sabbat.
1991 - Warfare between the Camarilla and Sabbat sparks up again, drawing the continued attention of the hunters. Arianna Wingate emerges as a strong Camarilla leader and proponent of upholding the masquerade.
2001 - Arianna Wingate declares and holds praxis amongst the turmoil.
2011 - Giovanni and Setites break out of the unaligned and form the Independent Alliance, joining with their clanmates nationally in this new sect.
2013 - City government enters and successfully exits bankruptcy protection.
2017 - Arianna Wingate leaves, relinquishing Praxis to Graaf.
WORK IN PROGRESS With 4.3 million people living in the Detroit Metropolitan area, the City of Detroit is the largest city in Michigan, and the second-largest city in the Midwest after Chicago. It is an important port city along the Canadian-American border, connected to one of the major straits in the Great Lakes that leads on to the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Detroit is widely known for being the center hub of America's automotive industry, with many large automotive companies being headquartered in the city proper, earning it the nickname "Motor City".
Detroit has undergone a great series of cultural and infrastructure revitalizations since financial troubles after the 1950s, and boasts an influential live music scene.
Kindred have been present in Detroit since the city's early founding by British troops and missionaries; the Camarilla and the Sabbat butted heads over control of the city until 1796, when the Sabbat took over. The Sabbat held fast onto Detroit, with only periodic incursions by Camarilla or Unaligned Kindred, until their ultimate defeat after the rise of the Red Star in 1999. Since then, under Prince Ariana Wingate's strong guiding hand, Detroit has solidified into a strong Camarilla-held city. In modern nights, Detroit is home to members of the Anarch Movement, a few emissaries from the Independent Alliance, and a scattered amount of Unaligned Kindred - and much is held in store.
Towards the end of 2017, Ariana Wingate announced her departure from Detroit in order to pursue new goals, and Graaf of Clan Nosferatu took her place as Prince of Detroit.
- DJ Synaptic, Amauri Blanchard (NPC), Margueritte Duquette (NPC), Selene Duquette (NPC)
THE ANARCH MOVEMENT:
The Leland Hotel, perhaps better known as City Club, home of the Anarch Embassy.
The Anarch Movement followed the power vacuum created by the expulsion of the Sabbat, and have existed in a state of truce and mutual exchange ever since. Uneasy at the best of times, the departure of former Prince Ariana Wingate has added another note of tension due to the uncertainty. With scant time between now and the renegotiation of the Blood Accords, there are many questions with regard to how closely they should continue this truce. While the situation is cordial for now, one must be careful not to risk too much.
- Will the Movement consolidate its power and independence?
- Will it sue for a full alliance?
- Will it press for complete control?
- Will you be the one to determine how the story plays out?
Anarch Embassador: Devora of Clan Lasombra
This section is for listing PCs and NPCs who were former residents of this city or whose activities in the city's history might be known to others. Completely clandestine interactions may be listed, but should be listed with a disclaimer making that clear.
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The Iron Mask - 1865-1910: Resident, Ancilla of Clan Malkavian
Tooth - 1975: Arrived in town and left a few days after Jimmy Hoffa went missing.
This is the venue page for Vampire: the Masquerade in Detroit, MI.
VST: Eric Babbidge
DST: Dorothy Feltner
Last Saturday of each month.
(Sign-In: 6:00 P.M., Game-On: 6:30 P.M.)
Private residence, Detroit, MI