Recently word went out: A force to the east is attempting to wreak havoc on the local Kindred population. The Council of Manhattan responded quickly, and sent a large force of ancillae and not a few elders to assist – openly stating that they simply do not wish for the war-front to actually reach their island.
This has left a vacuum in the support lines. Manhattan itself is severely de-populated, and in order to maintain not only their hold on mortal influences, but also the delicate political balance of the city, all the covenants have called for members to make Manhattan their new home.
This is the city that greets your arrival.
Welcome to Manhattan, 2014.