Publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs have detailed the Baron 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.
Get the Baron details below.
■ 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 is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Q1 2020.
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