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In the Classic World of Darkness, Australia in is the home to many isolated supernatural cultures, who have retained their own unique powers and traditions due to their isolated nature and now find their traditional ways under assault by the incursion of foreigners.

In the World of Darkness, the violent repression of the aboriginial people never ended and is a powder keg in the relation between both people.

Vampire: The MasqueradeEdit

Originally, no Kindred inhabited Australia, although Caitiff have rumors of a bloodline called the vujunka, who may have originated in tales over the the wyrm-allied Vhujunka. The Kindred arrived alongside the first white settlers in the 1700s, most of them fugitives who seeked to escape the Jyhad that raged in England. The first Fleet brought six Kindred with it, who swore to never spill each others blood. The arrival of Sarrasine, who was rumored to be a Caitiff and whose ascension to princedom resulted in various doomsayers annoucning the quick advent of Gehenna, destabilized the hold of the original six. Using the growing population to their advantage, more and more Kindred arrived in Australia, carrying with them their petty struggles and the seeds of the Jyhad that soon engulfed even the Kindred who attempted to hide.

The Camarilla controlled only two of Australia's capital cities: Melbourne and Adelaide. The latter has been targeted by the Sabbat and is under constant attack by that sect's nomadic packs, until it fell to Kuei-jin influence in 1999. Sydney, the nation's oldest and largest city, is ruled by an independent prince; Sarrasine, and has become a haven for fugitive vampires from around the world. Brisbane, in Australia's north, was once a Camarilla enclave but is today a Sabbat stronghold, while Perth, capital of Western Australia, was recently "liberated" by anarchs. Judas, Silence, and Soul are Bishops in Brisbane.[1]

Werewolf: The ApocalypseEdit

Originally, Australia had a very small population of mammalian Fera. The Mokole of the Gumagan Stream primary inhabit the deserts and coastlines, while both Ananasi and Nagah treasure their Australian Kinfolk for their potent poison and the Rokea guard natural treasures like the Great Barrier Reef against despoilers. The Nagah have a crown called the Jurlungur to watch over Australia and the South Pacific. The warders of the land were the Bunyip, an estranged tribe of Garou who had adopted the thylacine as Kinfolk. Relations between the Fera never escalated into the terrors of the War of Rage or the War of Shame, although they were not always smooth. Along with the white settlers, the first European tribes arrived, seeking to take the undespoiled lands for themselves. Machinations of the Black Spiral Dancers resulted in the War of Tears, a genocidal campaign against the Bunyip, which resulted in a much more hostile Umbrascape than elsewhere. The Garou have a multitribal council called the Jindabyne Council, which coordinates Garou affairs in Australia.[2]

Up to this day, there are approximately 350 Garou in Australia.[3]. This includes 25 Black Furies,[4] 40 Bone Gnawers[5]20 Children of Gaia[6] 35 Fianna[7], 20 Get of Fenris[8] 40 Glass Walkers, [9], 35 Red Talons[10] 20 Shadow Lords[11], 15 Silent Striders, [12] 35 Silver Fangs[13], 6 Stargazers[14] 20 Uktena[15] 1 Wendigo,[16] and 40 Black Spiral Dancers.[17] Black Fury Janet Shirek is originally from Australia, but is now in the United States.

Individuals (please note that this list is incomplete)Edit

Black FuriesEdit

Bone GnawersEdit

Children of GaiaEdit


Get of FenrisEdit

Glass WalkersEdit

Red TalonsEdit

Shadow LordsEdit

Silent StridersEdit

Silver FangsEdit



Mage: The AscensionEdit

The different Umbral landscape of Australia results in strange shifting in the local Consensus, making it much harder for the Technocracy to consolidate their hold over the land. Shallow Realms, like the "Dreamtime" appear, created by shamans back in the Mythic Age as refugees when magic slowly spilled out of the world. The Aborigines have their own magical Craft, refusing to ally themselves with the foreigners, although friendly relations to the Dreamspeakers and Verbena exist.

The Traditions and the Technocracy have only a small presence in Australia, although the Avatar Storm has triggered interest in the unique spiritual structures of the Outback. In one of the scenarios detailed in Ascension, the Outback becomes a central point of both parties against the incursion of legions of Marauders.

Wraith: The OblivionEdit

See Karta

Kindred of the EastEdit

The Kuei-jin of Japan have made an attempt to take Australia concurrent with the Great Leap Outward. While the Cathayans managed to take Adelaide, they were defeated by an unlikely alliance between the Independent city of Sydney, the Camarilla-controlled city of Melbourne and the Sabbat diocese of Brisbane. The defeat of the Gaki forces lured emissaries of the Green Courts who proposed an alliance with prince Taylor of Melbourne, who accepted the deal. While House Genji still holds Adelaide, the Green Courts work to strengthen their position and wrest control over Melbourne and Brisbane away from the Kin-jin.


  • 1770: Captain James Cook and the crew of the Endeavour sail up the eastern coast of Australia, round Cape York, and land at Botany Bay.[19]
  • January 1788: England's First Fleet arrives first in Botany Bay[19], and then discovers Sydney's Cove, at which they found Sydney town on January 26th. Some Garou (secretly, of course) accompanied the voyage (mostly Silver Fangs and Bone Gnawers, possibly Fianna as well), and so this is the first known presence of non-Bunyip Garou in Australia. When it was established that the Bunyip existed in Australia, much to the surprise of the rest of the Garou, King Earl Blaze declared them agents of the Wyrm due to their refusal of all attempts at contact. Raymond Hawkins was exiled when he objected to this. [20] See the article Earl Blaze for more detailed information.
  • 1834:Doctor Lhotsky, a Shadow Lord, leads an expedition into |Wadbilliga. He attempts to contact the Bunyip using aboriginal translators, but the attempt fails. Lhotsky killed the translators in anger, blaming them for the failure, and he is in turn killed by Bunyip.[27]
  • 1850s: Get of Fenris finally begin to arrive in Australia in significant numbers.[29]
  • 1851: By this time, the number of immigrant Garou in Australia is about 50.[30]
  • 1900: Yahwie, a creature that begins hunting and slaying Ananasi in Australia, appears roughly this year.[31]
  • 1931: Wungala Rose is born in the Northern Territory of Australia, near Uluru.[39]
  • 1943: Wungala Rose's mother is killed by her own brother in drunken rage. Shortly afterward, Rose is taken away by the Black Furies. [39]
  • 1950s: Glass Walkers begin making an effort to be present in Australia; prior to this, the country was considered too rural for the tribe to make themselves known in significant numbers.[42]
  • Late 1970s-1980s: Wungala Rose is instrumental in setting up women's health centers in Australia. [39]
  • 1992: The Mabo decision of the High Court of Australia recognizes the prior claim of Aboriginal Australians, allowing them to reclaim some of their native lands.[43]
  • 1999: Red Talon Mamu is stopped by a manifestation of the Progenitor Wolf as he was preparing to slay several Mokolé and Peter Ward, the Glass Walker accompanying them. This caused Mamu to flee in shame and Rage, and he has not definitively been seen since; sighting and rumors persist, though, suggesting he roams Australia's wilderness, wreaking havoc.[44]
  • December 1, 2003: WTOJ broadcasts an intercept from an unknown individual over the Panopticon intranet. The communiqué advises that Tradition-aligned deviants have successfully freed recently Awakened detainees from a penitentiary in Woomera, Australia. Initial reports suggest the prison guards surrendered rather than follow through with orders to execute the prisoners. Panopticon ops have attempted to retake Woomera only to be repelled by lightning strikes that damaged equipment but left agents unharmed. Communications suggest that 52% of captured operatives chose suicide over surrender to the deviants.[46]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 88
  3. Rage Across Australia, p. 58
  4. Rage Across Australia, p.59
  5. Rage Across Australia, p.61
  6. Rage Across Australia, p.64
  7. Rage Across Australia, p.67
  8. Rage Across Australia, p. 71
  9. Rage Across Australia, p.72
  10. Rage Across Australia, p.76
  11. Rage Across Australia, p.78
  12. Rage Across Australia, p.80
  13. Rage Across Australia, p.80
  14. Rage Across Australia, p.83
  15. Rage Across Australia, p.85
  16. Rage Across Australia, p.87
  17. Rage Across Australia, p.92
  18. WTA: Tribebook: Children of Gaia, p. 92
  19. 19.0 19.1 MTAs: Dead Magic II: Secrets and Survivors, p. 51
  20. 20.0 20.1 WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 17-18
  21. WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 83
  22. WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 18
  23. WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 70 , 80
  24. MTAs: The Book of Madness Revised, p. 90
  25. WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 58
  26. WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 78
  27. 27.0 27.1 WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 120
  28. WTA: Tribebook: Uktena, p. 30
  29. WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 70
  30. WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 21
  31. WTA: Ananasi (book), p. 61
  32. WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 69
  33. WTA: Werewolf Storytellers Companion Revised Edition, p. 59
  34. WTA: Past Lives (book), p. 68
  35. WTA: Tribebook: Fianna, p. 35
  36. WTA: Tribebook: Uktena, p. 30
  37. WTA: Nagah, p.34
  38. VTM: Encyclopaedia Vampirica, p. 12
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 59-60
  40. WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 68
  41. WTA: Rage Across Australia, p. 62
  42. WTA: Tribebook: Glass Walkers, p. 69
  43. MTAs: Dead Magic II: Secrets and Survivors, p. 53
  44. WTA: A World of Rage, p. 152 Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip
  45. MTAs: Ascension (book), p. 76
  46. MTAs: WTOJ
  47. MTAs: Tradition Book: Sons of Ether, p. 13
  48. MTAs: Tradition Book: Sons of Ether, p. 14
  49. MTAs: Tradition Book: Sons of Ether, p. 24
  50. MTAs: Tradition Book: Sons of Ether, p. 99

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