VTM: Bloodlines 2 – Meet The Baron Faction
Slowly, steadily, the information spreads from VTM: Bloodlines 2… a pool as dark and thick as the night. I’m considering writing a novel, you see. Anyway, the latest peak into the world of Bloodlines 2 is here, with a new Faction reveal! We’ve already seen the Bloodlines 2 takes on the Camarilla and the Pioneers, two of the central factions throughout World of Darkness (the tabletop universe Bloodlines 2 is based on), and now we have another batch of bloodthirsty Kindred to consider. This time, it is the Baron, or rather, those who follow whoever that is. You see, the Baron of Aurora is an individual, and those that serve them are the ones who make up the Baron faction. In the dark underworld of the dark underworld, few have the reputation this Kindred has.
“YOU’RE IN THE GAME NOW SON. EVER SINCE THE NIGHT YOU GOT BIT. THAT’S JUST HOW IT IS NOW.”
– Josephine, lieutenant of the Baron
OFF THE GRID
It’s hard to know just how many vampires swear allegiance to The Baron of Aurora. In parts, that’s because very few of Seattle’s Kindred have actually met him. Acting through his lieutenants, he has taken in the city’s destitute, defiant and desperate, turning them into a ruthlessly disciplined force with hands in every shady deal.
Where a less prudent man might turn such capital into a bid for Princedom, he has so far been content to stay in the back-alleys of his turf, hoard favors, and brutally defend his business interests.
Nobody likes the Baron and his people – until they need something done or procured quietly and quickly. Someone will play this part, in any city. Many of Seattle’s powerful tell themselves that it’s just as well to further indebt yourself to the Devil you know.
No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter who you’re running from; the Baron has a job for you. Promotion and power comes quickly in his organization – if you can stomach the work.
The Baron has no illusions about his own security: While seemingly unassailable now, his strength will remain only as long as he stays ahead of all competitors. If he ever shows weakness or becomes unreliable, his whole operation is going to fall, beginning with him.
Vampire – The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 releases March 2020 across PC, Xbox One, and PS4.