When a fledgling is going to be a neonate, he is presented to the prince by his sire as an official member of the vampiric society he currently lives in. Normally, this involves reciting the six traditions and a general knowledge about the Masquerade. If the presentation went well, the prince grant the fresh accepted vampire the right to feed, dwell and become involved in the city that is the prince's domain. Otherwise, the childer is destroyed immediately - vampires are jealous creatures that are not found of sharing their hunting grounds.
Kindred who visit a city have also to present themselves before the prince, otherwise they tend to bring the wrath of the Scourge on them. The presentation can take many forms, from a simple greeting to a recitation of one's lineage to a demand for service while in the city.