Knoxville by night skyline

  1. A place at the ends of the earth to which certain favored heroes were conveyed by the gods after death.
  2. A place or state of perfect happiness.
  3. Neutral territory, a place where Vampires are forbidden to attack one another.

Bowery button copyWelcome to Knoxville, a city surrounded by the ominous silhouettes of the Smokey Mountains. A city with mysteries and horrors that the mortals who go about their day-to-day lives know nothing about. For when the sun sets, and darkness spreads through the city, untold horrors and monsters lurk. You are one of those monsters. You are a Vampire, feeding of the blood of the living in order to continue your own undead existence.

You are not the only Vampire in Knoxville. There are others. A whole society, existing beneath the unsuspecting noses of the city’s mortal populace. They come together in a society of Machiavellian intrigue and undead decadence, and when they come together it is often at Elysium.

Elysium. Neutral ground. A place where Vampiric rivals can place their long vendettas aside. Violence is forbidden, and the Prince’s word is law. In Knoxville, Elysium operates out of a club south of the river on Alcoa Highway, but the influence of these Vampires, these Kindred, extend over the entire metro area. The Vampires rule the city from the shadows, having risen to power with the underworld and the gangs that operated out of the old warehouse district. That district is now known as the Old City, but Vampires are older still. Vampires are much longer-lived than mortals. They remember when it was still called the Bowery.

Welcome to the Black Bowery. Your Requiem begins now.

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