When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say’st
Beauty is truth, truth beauty, —that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

—John Keats, “Ode to a Grecian Urn”

Clan Toreador

With its overwhelming number of galleries, museums, playhouses, and concert halls, New York City—and Manhattan in particular—has always exerted an irresistible attraction to Toreador, who arrived in the city with the Duke of York’s first ships. Unfortunately, the considerable power of the Sabbat and the increasing presence of the Anarchs tends to put a damper on what would otherwise be a Toreador paradise.

Brief History of Clan Toreador
This outline locates the legendary origins of Clan Toreador in the Arikelite bloodline, explains how they got the name “Toreador,” and offers notes on clan “Outsiders” such as Toreador antitribu and Black Toreador. It also describes the history of the clan in New York City.

Santa de Luzarches
The subterranean cathedral of the New York Toreador, this legendary guildhouse contains the great pipe organ Aoidé, features diverse artistic wonders from the Garden of Stone to the Mirror of Don Quixote, and protects seven inviolable chapels dedicated to the clans of the Camarilla. Come for Veronica Tryst’s stained glass windows, but stay for the Malkavian coffee!

New York Coteries

The Toreador of New York City get along tolerably well, but their radically different temperaments have divided them up into three general “coteries,” each with its own leaders, havens, and organizational structure.

Cathedral Coterie
The undisputed leader of the clan remains Duncan Capelthwaite. Having the distinction as being the first Toreador to set foot in New York City, Duncan has spent over three centuries building a loyal following and establishing an infrastructure. Duncan and his coterie dwell in Santa de Luzarches, the spectacular Toreador guildhouse.

Calliope Coterie
The second largest coterie is led by Sally de Angelou. The most inaccessible and aloof of the clan, de Angelou’s coterie is also closest to the Prince and Primogen Council, and tend to serve as a conservative balance to St. Sebastian’s coterie. Although these vampires are no strangers to Santa de Luzarches, their true haven is de Angelou’s Studio Calliope. [Coming Soon]

Desmodius Coterie
The third coterie revolves around Amadeus St. Sebastian, the owner of Galleria Desmodius. A close friend of Duncan’s, St. Sebastian is more rebellious and more political, and his coterie tends towards younger vampires eager to make their mark. [Coming Soon]

Miscellaneous Toreador Concerns

The Wissengeist
Considered by some to be a bloodline of the Toreador, the Wissengeist are a secretive group of humanistic vampires who believe that completing their Great Work will usher in a New Aeon of enlightened immortality.

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