By White Wolf Publishing
Unusual Bedfellows The Kindred are solitary predators, but whatever inside of compels them to search out others in their variety. even if shaped as a social faction, a cult of heretics, a consortium of conspirators or as an workout in security in numbers, a coterie of Kindred is not any unusual factor to determine after sundown. How, then, do its individuals reconcile their bestial urges with the calls for of nightly unlife? belief does not Come simply Coteries examines the "family unit" of Kindred society. damaged down by means of sect and extended family family, this e-book sheds gentle on how teams of disparate vampires put aside their alterations (or nurse grudges) to guard themselves opposed to the adverse global during which they exist. occasionally, in simple terms your fellow Kindred can guard you from the darkness, yet trusting them to take action is a perilous proposition in itself. Hardcover.
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Extra resources for Coteries (Vampire: The Requiem)
While the coterie is strong where it has multiple redundancies in interests and talents among its members, it is weak where it has gaps in its capacities. Daeva are commonly held to be attractive, perceptive and socially adept, so it would be easy for a highly social Daeva coterie to charm any number of adversaries in the pursuit of their goal. Yet the coterie would be stopped cold the moment it ran into a situation that required violence (as many in the Kindred world do). Likewise, a pack of Gangrel might have combat expertise to spare, but the moment those Gangrel are forced into a gathering of the social or intellectual elite, they fall apart.
When a patriarch is blessed with such a flawlessly integrated group, his will is carried out perfectly and his standing in the city is likely to rise. When the power of the Blood isn’t enough to overcome petty rivalries and philosophical differences, though, often the only thing that keeps the coterie together is the fear of the patriarch’s wrath. Such dysfunctional broods often get sidetracked from their goals by internecine conflicts, and they can reflect poorly on their sire. A patriarch who is too frequently disappointed by his brood’s performance might take the extreme action of destroying the most troublesome members of the brood and Embracing new Kindred in hopes of rectifying whatever chemistry was out of balance.
Just because two Haunts are allied, for example, doesn’t let them see through each other’s Obfuscate to know where the other is. Likewise, some powers of Nightmare are as likely to affect allies as enemies. The more common types of Nosferatu coteries include: Brute Squad/Assassins The Nosferatu are terrifying, even to other Kindred. Haunts are capable of lurking unseen in ambuscades or even taking the appearance of trusted friends and suddenly turning their fearsome strength on their targets without hesitation or mercy.
Coteries (Vampire: The Requiem) by White Wolf Publishing