The Carthian Movement

General Information


The foundation of the Carthian Movement is the notion that vampires needn’t blindly accept the status quo. While these Kindred recognize that they’re being Embraced into a world with its own secret history and traditions, they don’t feel they have to accept it all simply because someone older than them says so. Rather, they believe that everyone can and must have a voice, in death as he did in life, and that voice must be heard. This philosophy revolves around two core concepts that give the cause its fire.

Power to the People

The primary tenet of the Carthian cause is that any model of government that works for mortals is applicable to Kindred. Democracy in particular is the cornerstone of Carthian thinking, because it gives each individual a say in the affairs and administration of the people as a whole. Socialism is a popular model, too. Due to the relatively small scale of vampire society, many consider socialism more feasible for Kindred to adopt than it might be for mortals. Carthians detest the notion of rule by divine mandate, and they strive to convince those in power that existing structures should be examined thoroughly, and then modified or torn down as necessary in order to create a better world for all Kindred. Needless to say, few vampires in positions of power are immediately agreeable.

Change Is Necessary

If part of the curse of undeath is stagnation and stasis, then the Kindred must be willing to change and adapt to the times if they are to endure. Dismissing new ideas out of hand simply because they are not what has been done before is the folly of ignorance, and such folly drives the Carthians to bloody tears. If they, at so young an age, can recognize the truth of vampiric existence, then why can’t the elders of their kind? Or is it that those elders have long since forgotten? Regardless, the Carthians take it upon themselves to remind their hoary sires and grandsires that no kingdom is forever, and that change comes to every thing in every system in time.


Gabrielle White
Melissa Barnett

Antoinette Ingrams
Cassandra Blake

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