"Bloodlines 2" Reveals The Final Faction With The Unseen

Paradox Interactive has revealed the last faction coming to Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 as we get a look at The Unseen. This group comes from the city's underground and basically consists exclusively of Nosferatu. Led by the Council of Three, they reside among the homeless and exist somewhat in plain sight as those who get ignored. This particular faction excels at gathering intel and trading secrets. You'll find journalists, hackers, and engineers among them, if you manage to ally with them. The faction joins The Pioneers, The Camarilla, The Baron, and The Newcomers as the devs are slowly defining this alternative reality of Seattle. You can read more about them below as we slowly wait for Bloodlines 2 to be released in March 2020.

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For as long as there has been a Seattle, there have been some that didn't suit the Pioneers' vision of a place made of art as much as brick, glass and iron. The misshapen members of clan Nosferatu never had a chance to fit in. They were encouraged to stay out of sight: In the outskirts, the shadows and – as the city grew – its Underground.

For more than a century, the Unseen have been led by the Council of Three  – or "The Speakers" to the Nosferatu. These resourceful Kindred helped their people survive among the homeless and loners of the city. While the rest of Seattle's vampires took pains to ignore them, these Unseen grew into a faction, began trading secrets… And grudges. 

Today, the Council has left much of the Nosferatu's operation to younger vampires more adept at gathering intel in modern nights. Where the Unseen used to be composed of thieves, frauds and homeless, they now also include journalists, engineers and hackers. While the older Nosferatu are used to an existence of survival, the younger ones have begun to look for ways of making a mark on their city.

The Unseen have been here for a long time, and they see everything. They'd be a potent ally to the vampires of any other of Seattle's factions – if they can be found.

Defining Characteristics

  • Tight-Knit – No other faction of vampires in Seattle looks out for their own like the Nosferatu. What else can you do, if nobody else will even look at you?

  • Information Brokers – It's amazing what the Nosferatu's peculiar skills and a few decades of being ignored will unearth, if your home happens to be one of the tech hubs of the world. The Unseen know what you did, why you're trying to hide it – and who'll pay to find out.

  • Unnoticed – Seattle has been a city of drifters, transients and homeless for almost as long as it has existed. By and large, people just look the other way. The Unseen walk among these unfortunates, hidden in plain sight to vampire and human alike.

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