Citizens of the City of Atlanta:
This proclamation is dated Monday, July 15, 2002
As you know by now, this is the beginning of a new
time in our city. Anyone who has spent more than a
month here knows that enemies are found within and
without, but the worst are always from within. Here
is where we find ourselves again, and this is how I
came to be your Prince.
Many appreciated Kaleb as a respectable Kindred and
Prince, who treated many with kindness and courtesy.
But many more appreciated the fact that he was a pawn
of powers beyond his ken, powers that sought to
manipulate not only him, but each member of the
Camarilla within our fair City.
While not the first victim of their manipulations, the
most striking was Jonathan Crow. Crow, long known and
respected by almost everyone in the City, even if
feared and even disliked outright. This one Kindred
stood against the infiltrating forces that sought
utter dominion over our unlives. Knowing even such a
mighty Kindred as Crow would be at risk if she tried
open opposition, Crow instead opted to be a
counter-balance to their effects, knowing that their
effects would run rampant without the Malkavian's
interference. The momentum
which led to the Blood Hunt of Crow was set in motion
by hands which have no place in the politics of a
Camarilla city, nor anywhere within Our Design.
To go further back, as part and parcel of the Sabbat
infiltration of Atlanta, funds intended for the good
of the city were diverted to the personal gain of
Kaleb and his cronies, as well as to the detriment of
City investigations and improvements. Generation
vials were purchased at Giovanni auctions using City
funds, funds that ~you~ contributed to see our Enemies
broken, but instead fattened the bellies of the
corrupt regime. The bank accounts of the Regime
swelled while the Shadow Church and Interfaith Church
ran amuck, while ~no~ investigation of the Shadow
infestation of the Sewers took place and while loyal
members of our community disappeared to threats that
could otherwise have been averted.
To those who would threaten My rule and the
peace and Order within the City, I can assure you while the desire
is for minimal bloodshed, if you make the slightest move against me,
every effort will be made to ensure that the bloodshed is instead
maximized. You are facing a force which will show no fear and no
mercy to those who stand against it, and will relentlessly seek
the Destruction of not only yourselves, but any who conspire with,
support or encourage you.
The influence of Richard Strauss, Arliss Khavkin and
other members of the insidious Black Hand have
corrupted our City long enough. The compromises,
weaknesses and outright betrayals of past regimes have
allowed the Sabbat influence to grow out of control,
where now Atlanta is known as 'the cesspool of the
Camarilla.' No more, I say...this very night, we see a
new Order in Atlanta, a new sense of Security, of
Empowerment for her citizens, Loyalty to Our Design.
Tonight is the first night of the New Atlanta. And
with this rebirth, we shall show the Enemy that we are
bloodied, but unbowed, and this City shall emerge stronger than ever.
Article I. Blood Hunts and Punitive Actions
The rule of law in the past, at least in effect,
has been one of two options: law-abiding or Blood Hunted.
The preposterousness of this position should be obvious.
A Blood Hunt as defined as an open allowance for the
Destruction and even diablerie of a named Outcast
still has its place, but it is set at the pinnacle of
an arrangement of punitive actions. In view of this,
the status of some Outcasts will not necessarily fit
under the strict definition of Blood Hunted. This is
~not~ absolving them of their crimes or accused crimes, but permitting
review of the situations specific to the individuals,
the crimes and their context.
The Active Blood Hunts that shall carry over into My
- Richard Strauss, Sabbat, Clan Tremere - rumoured
destroyed, but until proof is brought forth the Hunt
- Alexander Harbinger, Brujah
- Alexander Gaunt, Tremere
Citizens are strongly urged to remember
that the Right of Destruction belongs to the Prince alone, and
Blood Hunts or "contracts" are not legal under My Domain unless
I personally ratify them. The only ratified Blood Hunts
active at the time of this Proclamation are listed immediately above.
As all heated proclamations to this end have been retracted, the
actors in these cases are consider censured for their actions.
The following individuals are Wanted for Review:
- David Kendrick, Caitiff
- Jacob Stone, Nosferatu
- Taylor LaGrange, Gangrel
- Abrahm, Caitiff
- Dallas Winters, Caitiff
They are to be brought in individually and are not to
be slain unless it is unavoidable. If they are slain
without the Cabinet's explicit permission, the
person or persons involved will be tried by the
Cabinet and Myself.
Any action taken by these individuals against the
law-abiding citizens of the City of New Atlanta or the
stability and operations of its Administration shall
result in their status to immediately revert to Blood
These individuals may surrender themselves to the
Administration, and such actions will be considered
during their Review.
Further assistance in the apprehension (or in the case
of Blood-Hunted, the destruction of) other individuals
in this Article will weigh heavily in the Review for
the complying individual.
Article II. Independents and Caitiff
Effectively immediately, all members of Clans not
normally associated with the primary Seven of the
Camarilla (hereafter known as the "Independant Clans"
or just the "Independents") who have previously
registered with the City are returned to a welcomed
status under the rights of My Domain and by My
The Independent Clans are described as:
Followers of Set, Giovanni, Assamite and the antitribu
of Clans Lasombra and Tzimisce. Other bloodlines not
mentioned shall be reviewed on a case by case basis.
All individuals meeting this criteria are to report to
Me personally to discuss matters of personal domain,
business agenda, political affiliation and other
Caitiff and Independents are no longer required to be
"sponsored" by a sanctioned Clan to remain in the
City, as long as they obey the Traditions and My laws.
Any edicts of prior Administrations to this effect are
officially rescinded. If any Caitiff or Independent
is currently under the sponsorship of a sanctioned
Clan and wishes to continue to retain that status, it
is a matter to be decided between the individual and
the sponsoring group.
Any who chose to remain sponsored are afforded the
rights ~and~ the responsibilities to the group who has
chosen to sponsor them.
Members of any Clan who willfully and knowingly misrepresent
their Clan and/or bloodline lineage to the Administration
or to Clan authority will be punished as fitting their
specific actions, intent and circumstances.
III. The New Administration
The governing body of New Atlanta will be radically
different in some ways than the titles and pretense
you may have grown accustomed to under previous
regimes. The Administration shall be divided into two
sections, the Cabinet and the Council.
The Cabinet is as follows:
- Prince and Imperator: Antonin Artaud, Tremere
- Minister of Information: James Gravino, Ventrue
This replaces the previous position known as "Seneschal"
- Minister of Records: Catherine DesForges, Toreador
This replaces the previous position known as "Dauphin"
- Minister of Resources: Serenity Wang, Ventrue
This replaces the previous position known as "Chancellor"
Additional positions will be filled as need requires and time allows.
The Primogen Council will serve the same function as
being the connection between the Cabinet and the
citizens of the City. However, it shall no longer be
a matter of one representative per Clan. Instead, to
allow for greater flexibility and representation for
the citizens, Primogen shall represent groups of
interest, focusing the needs of each collective and
dividing the responsibilities so smaller groups and
Clans might not be unduly burdened, while ensuring
those with greater stakes in the operations of the
City have their voices heard appropriately.
The Regency of Clan Tremere shall be transferred to a
new person upon decision by the Tremere hierachy, as
to keep from a distinct conflict of interest of
overlapping titles and positions.
Article IV. Miscellaneous
The material remains of the following individuals are to
be brought to Me immediately, if they still exist:
- Dr. Kyle Rickman
- Jonathan Crow
Also, the item known as The Blessing of the Camarilla is to be
brought to Me personally. Withholding of the above items and/or
information regarding their whereabouts shall be considered
a Criminal action. Compliance with this measure will be taken into
consideration if the Kindred who brings them forth is under Review.
Aside from the aspects about Crow's demise which are under Review,
the death of Nyx is also under Review.
The final disposition of Hamish of Clan Gangrel is to be reported to Me
as well. If he is functional, he is to remain so, and unharmed, and
is not considered a suspect at this time, although it is requested
that he open a dialogue with this Administration as soon as he is able.