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Elysium is neutral ground for the Camarilla vampires of a given city.

OverviewEdit

Elysium: A place for vampires to meet together without fear of harm; Usually cultural locations, such as opera houses, theaters or museums.[1]

The Elysium location is typically chosen by the local Prince in areas of artistic or intellectual worth that promote calm reflection, such as theaters and museums, though nightclubs and even a kindred's haven may suffice.

Violence is strictly prohibited within Elysium, and individuals are expected to keep tempers in check. Any grievances between vampires are to be left outside, and the Keeper of Elysium or the Sheriff will forcibly remove those who cannot control themselves if need be. While this provides opportunity for both neonates and elders to relax, social conflict is often at its peak and what happens in Elysium can easily lead to repercussions off ground.

Though Elysiums often serve as gathering places for kindred, the Masquerade must normally be maintained at all times for any mortals that may be around. Similarly, while refreshments are sometimes served, it is bad taste to come to Elysium hungry as it often leads to shorter tempers. Some Princes go so far as to forbid hunting nearby, as a concentrated population of vampires could easily result in a suspicious number of deaths in the area.

Keeper of ElysiumEdit

This is a largely honorific title, though it has many practical responsibilities. The Keeper of Elysium assures that the customs of Elysium are observed, and is a caretaker of sites declared Elysium by a Prince.

It is the Keeper who may schedule or cancel any events, a position that involves both great prestige and scrutiny.

References Edit

  1. Vampire: The Masquerade Rulebook Revised, p. 59

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