By Chuck Wendig
Coburn’s been useless now for on the subject of a century, yet seeing as how he’s a vampire and all, it doesn’t a lot hassle him. Or a minimum of it didn’t, no longer till he woke up from a compelled five-year shut eye to find that almost all of human civilization was once now dead—but now not lifeless like him, oh no.
See, Coburn likes blood. the remainder of the walking dead, they prefer brains. He’s clever. Them, now not lots. yet they outnumber him through a few million to at least one. And the clotted blood of the jogging lifeless can't maintain him. Now he’s ravenous. And nocturnal. And extra pissed-off than a bee-stung rattlesnake. The vampire not just has to discover human survivors (with their candy, candy blood), yet now he has to transition from predator to protector—after all, a guy has to seem after his meals provide.
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THE LONG ROAD Most Lasombra recruits enter the clan more slowly, with a great deal more deliberation on the part of their sires. The Sabbat maintains no strict accounting for progeny, but a sire who creates too many unsatisfactory childer eventually comes to the attention of his superiors. Success justifies risk, in the Lasombra conventional wisdom, so would-be sires generally prefer to take their time in creating childer. Long experience shows the Lasombra that kings, presidents, chief executive officers, popes and comparable leaders seldom make good vampires.
Antitribu, I met Montano and learned much of what I've recorded here. FROM FOUNDING TO Me What can I say about the centuries after that? Many Lasombra show a flair for the sea, perhaps reflecting part of our dark founder's mortal preferences. The antitribu seem to do even better at sea than the main clan. Pirate fleets harassed the clan's financial interests and made things risky for Cainites trying to move their slumbering bodies by sea. On land, the antitribu struck where they could find weaknesses in the local Sabbat and otherwise mostly watched for defectors willing to join the true clan's lineage.
They're outlooks rather than institutions. The only clanwide institution is the Courts of Blood (and the Friends of the \ Night behind them). Everything else is unofficial. A group that became organized enough to challenge the courts would be co-opted and folded into the Friends themselves or destroyed, depending upon how well the group's leaders pled their case. THE FACTIONLESS What the hell are you talking about? " They don't worry about other details much, and they don't feel driven to identify themselves with subgroups of any sort.