Dead of Night: Tales from the Big Easy
|Circle of the Crone||Carthians||Lancea Sanctum||Invictus||Ordo Dracul|
“It isn’t about belonging. It’s about survival.”
~ Coco Duquette, Carthian Prefect
While the Covenants of New Orleans like to appear as political parties or religious bodies, they act more like mob families, jockeying for influence over the city, sniping at each others domains and pursuing decade long vendettas.
The covenant struggles, as with so much else in New Orleans, often reflect the vagaries of the Vidal/Savoy/Cimitiere conflict. The Lancea Sanctum, which hardly needs an excuse to hate the Circle of the Crone, is even less tolerant of the Acolytes here than they are elsewhere, due to Prince Vidal’s hatred of Baron Cimitiere. The Invictus largely opposes the Circle of the Crone, if only because most of the Invictus Kindred who hold power do so in Vidal’s court. Both of those covenants also make every effort to quash the Carthians, though this struggle rarely grows as heated, since the Carthians of New Orleans tend to try to manipulate the system from within the court, rather than opposing it outright.
All of them keep a close eye on the Unaligned, but they have not yet drawn any major attention. The same holds true for the Ordo Dracul, which has only a very small presence in the city. The Circle of the Crone is keeping tabs on the Dragons, however, though whether this eventually results in alliance or enmity is unclear.
And they all suffer the depredations of Belial’s Brood, who although they have no presence in New Orleans make a yearly pilgrimage to Mardi Gras to raise hell and indulge their Beasts.