The Celestial Court
(This is definately a work in progress whenever the letters are random
this simply means that I haven't gotten that far)
The Celestial Court is part
of the is part of the Supernatural world of China and Japan. They
are the proud Children of Lillith and her time in China. The Celestial
Court despite its origin in China extends from China far into Asia and
to the nearby islands. The Celestial Court is lead by three Courts
which are based primarily in the orient, Asia and the Islands. of the coast
of Asia (Japan included).
Throughout the ages the Celestial Court have very
strongly believed in keeping their own ways and paths. Only once
in history has the Celestial Court broken this rule. When the Sabbat
was formed they left the Orient and banded together with the Sabbat against
the Camarilla. Some fledgeling vampires even returned and became
part of the Celestial Court. At least their Childer Did.
The Celestial Court Hierarchy
Each member of the Celestial Court as well as being
part of a Family (Clan) is also part of a Court. The place among
the Court depends most strongly upon your Birth and your Embrace.
Placement in a Court is a merit. Without the merit everyone is part
of the Court of Commoners.
The Celestial Court is rulled by a three part counsel
one from the group of leaders of each area (except for The Court of Blazing
Waters). The Commoners and Tradesmen have no representation on this
Chapter 1 Being A member of the Court
Court of the Celestial One. This encompasses all of China
and Mongolia under its influence. The Celestial Court's origin is
there and the overall rulership is also found there.
Counsel of Dragons. This is the group that leads the Court
of the Celestial One. It includes the Celestial One - the current
leader of the Celestial Court. Families:
Counsel of Panthers. This group includes the administrators
of the Counsel of Dragons will. The police of the Counsel of Dragons
is there. Most Counsel of Panthers members owe allegence to one among
the Counsel of Dragons though many among the police simply owe allegence
to the entire Counsel of Dragons. Families:
Counsel of Rats. This group includes everyone else. They have
no say in the politics of the Courts but have rights to there own space.
Every member of the Counsel of Rats has an official Counsel of Dragon member
who is their master. Though the extent which the Rat listens to the
Dragon depends a great deal on fear most of the time.Families:
Court of the Blazing Sand. This Court encompasses all of India and
includes all the smaller countries between China the Arabian and Red Seas.
Counsel of the Holy Hand. This is the leadership group of
the Indian Court. They believe in the right of birth. If you
were deserving of power you would be created with it. This Counsel
is a complex group composed of members from all the coutries under their
Counsel of Feet. This is the group that does all the work
among the Indian Court. Each among them must obey any among the Counsel
of the Holy Hand. For this reason they are often glad that the Holy
Hand keeps to itself mostly.Families
Court of Setting Sun. This court includes the areas of Japan
and Korea. Despite its rather small size it has become quite a power
in modern times due to the change in Japan's status.
Lun We's Counsel. This is the Japanese vampire Emperor who
managed to bond the diverse vampires of Japan and Korea to one common purpose.
As such despite the fact that Lun We died almost 100 years ago the Counsel
still bears his name. There are no separate counsels in Japan instead
everyone is considered to be one with the Counsel. Families:
Court of the Blazing Waters. This court consists of all the
countries between China and the pacific ocean as well as the Islands between
Indonesia. Though Indonesia still remains free from Celestial Courts
influence. As they are the newest of the Courts they have no leadership
branch but instead are being lead by those among the Counsel of Dragons.
Celestial Court vampires are quite different from
other vampires in a rather fundamental way. The biggest of these
is due to their ancestry from one other than Caine. Due to this they
did not inherit Caine's nature but instead inherited unique natures from
their individual first generation vampires. The other aspect is that
the progenetors of the clans are ancient. There are no clans that
have come into existence since the birth of Christ. Lillith simply
has not returned in that age. See Lillanite
Chapter 2 Families (like clans)
Follow this link to the Celestial
Court Clans/Families. It includes cultural notes on each group.
As well as the type of vampire they are. These will all be repeated
in the Lillanite Families list as well when it comes into being.
Chapter 3 History
Chapter 4 Gifts
A list of example gifts for the Families.
Chapter 5 Unique Merits and Flaws