We'll Always Have Paris
The Circle of the Crone
The Circle of the Crone has the smallest membership of any of the covenants in Paris, only a little more than a dozen Kindred. The Parisian Acolytes, like the Ordo Dracul, tend to keep to themselves. Yet, for their small size, the Acolytes of Paris are powerful when they need to be. Their Hierophant, a young-looking Brit named Gawain, is a pagan of the druids-and-Stonehenge school, and he has a low tolerance for those who would interfere in Circle business — but long patience. There’s more than one elder who’s found himself surprised to find half his face blasted away by blood magic as retribution for a years-old slight.
These nights, Kommandant Vogler finds the Circle’s particular variety of blood magic distasteful. He insists it’s because of their abuse of noble blood in dark rituals, although the Lancea Sanctum also uses blood for its rituals and Vogler doesn’t mind their sorcery. As such, Vogler has decreed that the Acolytes may only perform rituals in a few designated occult sites, like the parks that lie to the east and west of Paris. He has also declared that blood magic should not be done in the presence of members of the BDR, lest it offend their higher bearing. Fortunately, Vogler and his secret police can’t be everywhere at once, and the Acolytes were already below the notice of most of the city’s Kindred. Cruac rituals continue to be performed in the city of Paris in spite of Vogler’s demands.
For now, the Circle can still mostly operate as it always has, just with a little more discretion, which might be why Gawain hasn’t ordered much violence to the BDR just yet. He actually hasn’t said much about the Nazis at all. Some Kindred outside the covenant feel that he’s simply being excessively neutral, a luxury afforded by his covenant’s low profile. Those who know him better know that he’s keeping his head down only so no one sees the fangs.
Members of note:
Hierophant Gawain, head of the local Acolytes.
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