A Tale of Two Princes
There are around 7 million people in the San Francisco metro area, and just shy of a million living in the city proper. It is a center of banking, tourism and culture, and is both a city and a county unto itself.
Points of interest
The Castro, Chinatown, The Financial District, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, Bayview-Hunters Point, The Mission District, Nob Hill, The Presidio, South San Francisco, The Sunset District, The Tenderloin, The Waterfront
Outside the City
Riot-O-Meter level: YELLOW
…has taken the city, and spent the last month or so solidifying their control. Word on the street is…very quiet, unless you have access to Elysium and are in the know.
The Six Traditions of the Sect
…are mostly scattered, destroyed or in hiding. No anarch leaders are known to remain in the city, and a number of them are presumed destroyed, torporized or captured.
Major representatives of the independent clans, apart from the Assamites and Gangrel, are not present. The Assamite and Gangrel representatives are allied with the Camarilla, as far as anyone knows, and were instrumental in taking the city. The Giovanni do have a presence in the city, and are rumored to control parts of both Chinatown and the financial district downtown.
The other major sect of vampires, the Sabbat encourages its members to give themselves over to the Beast, reveling in their inhumanity. Members of the Camarilla fear the Sabbat, and interacting with its members is justification for a Blood Hunt in some cities. There are no known Sabbat members in San Francisco. The nearest Sabbat-held city is Stockton, CA.
There are Asian Bloodlines of some of the Clans of kindred, primarily found on that continent but some are scattered throughout the US, particularly on the west coast.
More than vampires stalk the nights in San Francisco. Some have claimed large parts of Chinatown – another controls a chunk of territory in and around Nob Hill. Some hunt the Tenderloin district for sustenance; others arise out of the cold waters of the Bay.
It has long been local wisdom that kindred are not welcome in many sections of Chinatown, though reasons for this differ. Some assume it is just because the area is so densely populated by people who know often know each other than neighbors do in an average American city, or cultural differences (if you don’t speak Cantonese or at least Mandarin, hunting will be tough). Others have stories of…things…in Chinatown for which they can’t account.
San Francisco is a city connected to many other nearby cities – Oakland, Richmond, San Rafael, San Jose and others. Some are independent, while others are fiefdoms of whoever rules San Francisco itself.