The Camarilla is the largest single sect of vampires as well as the
most open; theorectically any vampire may claim membership, regardless
of lineage. In Fact, the Camarilla assumes that all vampires are members
of their sect - whether they want to be or not. The founders of the sect
view it as the Great Society of undead, and take offense at any suggestion
The Camarilla's primary concern is the maintenance and preservation
of the Masquerade.The sect was organized in the 14th century in response
to the growing influence of the Inquistion. Historically, there have been
many attempts by leaders of the Camarilla to assert more authority over
other aspects of vampire existence. Each time, the attempt has failed in
a wave of bloodshed. The princes do not brook interference into what they
consider to be their historical rights and privileges. Nor do the Methuselahs
desire a competitor who could thwart their aims. Therefore, the Camarilla
remains a divided sect of only moderate influence. The elders who control
it use it as yet another means to oppress and manipulate the anarchs.
It is thought the Ventrue played a primary role in bringing together
the seven founding clans of the Camarilla. Their efforts and imagination
certainly lie behind its improbable origin. Though the Camarilla holds
itself open to all bloodlines, those that choose to participate represents
only slighty more than half of the known clans. Only seven of the 13 clans
were among its founders, and only these clans regulary attend meetings
of the Inner Circle.Individuals from other clans may be part of the Camarilla,
but no other clan as a whole is.
The Camarilla does not openly recognize the existence of the Antediluvians.
Statements about them are publicly derided. As far as the Camarilla is
concerned, they are but myths.