Publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs have detailed the Pioneers faction that appears in the upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.
In the Seattle of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, five major factions—groups of vampires who have united under a single banner—are all vying for control. Each has their own history, characteristics, and motivations. It will be up to the player to decide who to join, cross, or pit against each other.
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■ The Pioneers
While Seattle is a young city, the vampires of The Pioneers were among the first to settle here and rule. Led by Lou Grand, the longest-reigning Prince of the area, they have seen control slip away over the years and are increasingly unhappy with the amount of outsiders that have come in and carved out territory.
There’s a lot of wealth in ruling a city for more than a century. The money of the Pioneers would earn a lot of influence almost anywhere in the world. In the modern boomtown of Seattle, though, all it seems to afford is a more comfortable slide into irrelevance.
While they have dreams of once more ruling the city, they have since been forced to accept the rules of another. In exchange, they have been allowed to “save face” by keeping control over some minor parts of the city.
The Insider’s Club
A collection of individuals from different clans, unified by their idealistic and romantic notion of Seattle as the last frontier – The Pioneers held Seattle for the biggest part of the city’s existence. Having lost so much in the last twenty years, they have become quite skeptical of the changing world, including any fledgling looking to join.
The vampires in Lou’s group include loggers, fishermen, bootleggers, old money families, musicians and artists, and many other long-time Puget Sound inhabitants – and they fight tooth and nail to preserve whatever remains of their old world – and of one another.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Q1 2020.
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