Laws of the City

Laws of the Domain of Manhattan, and all territories under her Prince.

The three traditions are to be maintained as follows:

1. The First Tradition: The Masquerade.

  • The nature of vampire kind is not to be revealed to humans by a member of the Court of Manhattan, other than the following exceptions:
    • Those humans who are in the direct employ of a vampire, who’s duties could not be completed without knowledge of the Masquerade.
      • Humans in such employ are to obey the Laws and Traditions of the Domain of Manhattan as if a member of the Court of Manhattan. The responsibility for the actions of the ghoul or retainer who does not obey the Laws of the Court falls to their employer.
    • Those humans who demonstrate a knowledge of vampires, as gained from a source other than a member of the Court of Manhattan
      • It is the duty and responsibility of every and all members of the Court of Manhattan to report these individuals and groups immediately to the Office of the Prince.
      • It is the duty and responsibility of the Office of the Prince and her Council to determine the danger presented by these groups and individuals, and determine the course of action taken against them.

2. The Second Tradition: Progeny

  • Any member of the Court of Manhattan may petition the Office of the Prince and the Council of Manhattan for the right to Sire progency, other than the following exceptions:
    • Those who have committed a crime against the city.
    • Those members of a Covenant who have committed a crime against the Covenant, as judged by the Representative of the Covenant to the Court of Manhattan
  • Boons and favours to be repaid may not be claimed in the form of an Embrace without the express permission of the Office of the Prince and the Council of Manhattan.

3. The Third Tradition: Destruction & the Amaranth

  • No vampire within the domains of the Prince of Manhattan can claim the right of destruction of another vampire, be they a member of the Court of Manhattan or an other Court, other than the following exceptions:
    • Vampires who compromise the First Tradition of the Masquerade may be destroyed if:
      • Proof of their crimes has been submitted and verified.
      • The vampires committing the breaches of the Masquerade cannot be apprehended in Torpor.
    • The representative of the Office of the Prince responsible for the execution of those deemed too dangerous to exist is exempt only when carrying out their duties of office.
  • Diablerie is never an acceptable method of execution.
  • Those who break the Third Tradition must, willingly and immediately, present themselves to the Office of the Prince and the Council of Manhattan for examination of intent.

Additional Laws of the Domain of Manhattan:

  • A vampire is considered a member of the Court of Manhattan, and is granted all associated rights and responsibilities, upon entering the Domain.
    • A vampire Embraced within the Domain of Manhattan is considered a member of it’s Court upon the first night their Requiem whether they are Released from the supervision and responsibility of their Sire or not.
  • Alliances with other beings who adhere to the precepts of the First Tradition by any name are to be negotiated by the Office of the Prince, or an authorized representative of the Office of the Prince.
  • Laws of the Covenants are to be respected by all members of the Court while within the Domains and Enclaves of each Covenant.

All members of the Court of Manhattan are granted the following rights:

  • While within the Domain of Manhattan, members of the Court may call upon the Office of the Prince and all associated Officers to enforce the Traditions.
  • While within the Domain of Manhattan, members of the Court may petition the Representative of their associated Covenant for an audience with the Office of the Prince.
  • While within the Domain of Manhattan, members of the Court accused of compromising the security of the City will not be sentenced without an opportunity to provide evidence to counter the accusations before the Office of the Prince.
  • While within the Domain of Manhattan, members of the Court may feed within the territories of their Covenant, and the neutral territories of:
    • Broadway and the Theatre District, Restaurant Row, Times Square, and the surrounding areas enclosed within 6th Ave, 8th Ave, W 40th St, and W 53rd St.
    • All green spaces along and in the vicinity of South Broadway
      • Central Park, excluding the Central Park Zoo
      • Bryant Park
      • Madison Square Park
      • Union Square Park
      • Washington Square Park
    • The neutral territories will be secured and maintained by select impartial Member(s) of the Court of Manhattan, as appointed by the Office of the Prince, and Council of Manhattan.

Laws of the City

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