Destroyed: New Constantinople (Saint Louis)

Kingdom Summary

A city, built upon the ruins of St. Louis, mixed ancient Roman and Middle Eastern styles. Populated by refugees of the Domain of the Dead, Constantinople, and various nomadic ruffians who held the city before it was claimed, the city had a reputation for being tough and no-nonsense. The main form of entertainment here was competing in a Roman-style coliseum which dominates the center of the city. The lord of the city, and eventually the city itself, fell during the War of Maelstrom's Rebuke.

Dominant Races

Vampires, some Mages

Paradigm: Those mages who exist here are remnants of Ordo's link to Constantinople, making Taftani and Ahl-i-Batin the most common. Some Hermetics from the Society of Deus also live here.

Costuming Archetypes

Roman Gladiator, Modern Middle Eastern Nobility, Professional Hitman, Wasteland Biker

Politics & NPCs

The domain's lord, a Methuselah by the name of Adam of Rome, was killed during the War of Maelstrom's rebuke, during Ordo's assault on the Tremere city of Vienna. With his death, the city was inadequately defended when the forces of Aether rose up against it. While the city itself has fallen to darkness, many refugees from this city fled to the Society of Deus and the Second City.

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Umbral Realms

  • Low Umbra - Shroud 4 (Oblivion 2)
  • Middle Umbra - Gauntlet 6 (Abyss 2)
  • Dreaming - Mists 0 (Far Dreaming 4, Deep Dreaming 7) / Banality 6
  • High Umbra - Periphery 5

Historical Information

Djinn Rebellion

While other kingdoms fought a War of the Dead, the Middle East faced a very different sort of battle. As the Shroud fell, the fabled City of Brass, long lost in the depths of the spirit realms, crashed back to the physical world over what had been Istanbul.

Read more: (Shroud Fall) Djinn Rebellion

Constantinople Joins Dischordia

Tensions remained high between Lazarus and Dischordia throughout the Foundation Era. When Constantinople found itself threatened by Lazarus, Al-Ashrad sent a representative to seek aid from Dischordia and the Society of Deus in particular. Dischordia sent one noble from each domain to negotiate with Lazarean diplomats.

Read more: (Founder's Era) Constantinople Joins Dischordia

New Constantinople is Founded

After the fall, the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis became a gateway of nightmares. A portal formed within the arch, from which poured bygones and chimerical beasts. By the time Dischordian nobles discovered this, others had already claimed the area. The denizens of the ruined city, hardened by the trials of the Fall, fought the monsters for sport.

Read more: (Founder's Era) New Constantinople is Founded

War of Aether

When the Aether struck at Constantinople, Al-Ashrad called upon the Ordo for aid. Gabriel De'Angelo and his allies responded, fighting to reclaim the portals to Contantinople... only to discover that Nul had severed them. None know for certain what transpired, but De'Angelo and his officers vanished in the chaos of the battle which followed. De'Angelo and those who accompanied him were never heard from again. Survivors swear they saw De'Angelo's army enter the portal moments before its destruction. Serabella and Adam of Rome fought to save St. Louis from total destruction at Aether's hands.

Read more: (War of Aether) The Sultanate of Glass

War of Maelstrom's Rebuke

During the Court of Empires, diplomatic relations between Dischordia and Lazarus' Kingdom failed. Dischordian nobles learned of a dark ritual planned by the Prince Alyosha Buljiev. In response, Dischordia launched a coordinated attack on Buljiev's domain of Carpathia. Their attack, seen by Lazarus' Empire as unprovoked, precipitated the conflict. The hostility between the two kingdoms erupted into the War of Maelstrom's Rebuke.

Read more: (War of Maelstrom's Rebuke; Vryce claims Ceoris)

The Sublime Cataclysm

The tides of the war began to turn to their enemy’s favor. The Dischordian lords of prepared a spectacular attack to bring a swift end to the conflict. Sultan Suleiman, a master of spirit magic, led the largest ritual the kingdom had ever seen. New Faith ritualists, students of the Arcane Academy, and a million occultists gathered from all domains aided him. The sky itself bled with the power they summoned. Chunks torn from the spirit realms themselves bombarded Lazarus’ Empire. As each realm struck, it laid waste to thousands of miles of Lazarus' territory. Millions perished in an instant, as the realms destroyed immense swaths of land.

Read more: (Sublime Cataclysm; New Constantinople Falls)