Anarchs are vampires who reject the status quo of Cainite society. The resulting organization of anarchs is called the Anarch Movement, whose traditional strongholds are Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. They also have a strong presence in Seattle.

The Anarchs especially resent the privileged status held by elders within the Camarilla and other vampire sects; when the eldest hold the most power in a society of immortals, the lot of neonates is not a happy one. As such, they are naturally targeted for recruitment by the Sabbat.

Most of the Anarchs respect and uphold the Masquerade and some of the other Traditions, even if they do not respect the vampires who enforce them or the system that benefits from them.

Under the terms of the Convention of Thorns, the Anarchs—like all vampires—were until the early 21st century considered a faction of the Camarilla by its members, but unlike the Sabbat, they were tolerated.


The Anarch's historical origins lie in the Anarch Revolt that birthed the Sabbat—as well as the older Promethean and Furore movements—but in recent nights, they are mostly an unorganized rabble of younger vampires and Caitiff. "Anarch" was originally a name imposed upon them by Camarilla elders, since they sought to overthrow the leadership structures of Cainite society, but while many Anarchs are indeed anarchists, the more traditional desire has been the bringing equality and democracy (or at least meritocracy) to Kindred society.

In modern nights, the Anarchs that have been sidelined to the fringes of Kindred society have gathered together under the banner of the "Anarch Movement". This organized movement made their single largest coup against the tyranny of the elders and the sects during the Second Anarch Revolt. During this revolution, the Anarchs liberated Los Angeles in 1944; within a year, they established an Anarch Free State across southern and central California, overthrowing the Princes of the liberated cities and establishing in their places the Anarch Barons - which were given a much more tolerant degree of authority over their fellow Anarchs.

The establishment and continued existence of the Free State has put a greater strain on Anarch-Camarilla relations than at any point since the original Revolt. During the second half of the 20th century, the Free State withstood constant incursions from Camarilla and Sabbat alike. However, the Kuei-jin staged a concentrated incursion into the region in the late 1990s with the assistance of a few highly-placed ex-Anarchs who sought to preserve the region's independence from both Camarilla and Sabbat.

The Kuei-jin managed to oust Jeremy MacNeill, the Baron of Los Angeles, only to lose the city to a Camarilla counter-offensive. Now, the region holds a fragile détente between four factions: the Anarchs in what remains of the Free State, the Kuei-jin in the New Promise Mandarinate centered around San Francisco, the Camarilla with footholds in Los Angeles and San Diego, and the Sabbat to the south, in Mexico.


The central principle of the anarchs is the dispensing of tradition for the sake of tradition. The old rules and way of doing things are meant to be deconstructed. Keep what is useful in discard the rest.

One tradition they have utterly done away with is the sanctity of Clan lines. Anarchs prefer to organize themselves in self chosen gangs rather than be forced to associate with a common bloodline. However this leads to an interesting dichotomy with the Brujah, as the older anarchs still feel a great kinship with their clan mates.

In Seattle

The second anarch Revolt saw an explosion in the anarch population and the next several decades was a clash of back and forth between the two factions. However it was N30 that cemented the anarch's power in the city. The Prince and the primagen have been little more than Camarillo representatives in the city, rather than effective rulers. While battery seems to be content to maintain a truce in interest of peace and stability, she is being pressured from outside camarilla sources to oust the anarch influence from the city. Lately the anarch free state has been losing its stability and Seattle would be a tactical advantage in order to regain the West Coast. Not to mention full unfettered control over Seattle's ports.


Alice Holly

World War II

1944: Second Anarch Revolt

1962 World's Fair

Cultural revolution

1999: N30

2020: Summer of Love

Anarch gangs

Libertarians (Elders)

Biker gang (Ancilla)

James Hyacinth; brujah neonate
Alice Holly; brujah elder
Perry Mason; caitiff neonate
Zooey Barnes; brujah ancilla, keeper
Thunder; gangrel ancilla
Horatius Muir; nosferatu ancilla

Bozoku gang (female ancilla or neonate)

Sasha Tsuki; gangrel neonate, respected
Lilith Storm, brujah neonate, respected
Lydia Bartlett
Janet Van Dyke; brujah neonate

AnSoc gang (neonate): revolutionaries

Manifred Sannastis; brujah ancilla, respected
Damsel; brujah neonate from free state
Mikhail Petrov; brujah neonate, respected
Arthur Denny; malkavian neonate
Kati Jones; caitiff neonate
Ross Truesdale

AnCap gang (neonate): boogaloo boys

Darian Snyder; brujah ancilla, respected
Remy; gangrel neonate
Black Pete; gangrel neonate
Grantham; gangrel neonate
Poochie Parker; brujah neonate, respected
Rooster Brown; brujah neonate
Donald White; gangrel neonate
Malloc; nosferatu neonate
Devon Elliot; ventrue neonate


Helena Colter, gangrel ancilla, respected
Invidia Caul; tremere neonate
Martin Wicke; nosferatu ancilla

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