The Blood-Dimmed Tide
A Kindred’s clan is her lineage, the vampiric “family” into which she was embraced. Kindred society generally acknowledges five clans, though some may have been lost to history, some may exist in secrecy, and some may never have been known.
Each clan has its own organization and culture that is considered important by its members, and though individuals are rarely willing to make any self-sacrifice for their clanmates a general sense of understanding often elicits some preference for those of similar blood. Likewise, since vampires of any particular clan are often grouped together for political means, such as representation among the Primogen of a city, they may work together and present a unified front out of necessity. Such appearances almost always mask internal conflicts, however, and it is considered incredibly naive to treat all individuals of a clan the same.
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