The Manhattan Project
“The Invictus is the aristocracy of the night. Neofeudal and corrupt from within, it is nonetheless a powerful covenant that draws strength from tradition. The Invictus claims to trace its roots back as far as ancient Rome, if not before.”
- Vampire: the Requiem, 24
The Invictus believe that in order to survive while maintaining both humanity and sanity, Kindred require order and structure in their existences. Thus, they organize into a hierarchy, follow codes of conduct, and generally carry on in a very lawful fashion – all in the name of Humanity and rejecting the Beast.
The Invictus’ political power in Manhattan is greatly aided by their possession of financial influences (i.e. the Financial District).
The first estate is headed by Mr. Lockwood.