The Anarch Free States

So now that you're a full-fledged citizen of the grand Anarch experience, where will you go? Well, Punchy, I've got the low-down on the whole damn city. Save all questions for the end as we travel through the "Tour of the Stars." No flash photography, please. 

Downtown LA

Barony of the Angels
Population: 60 – 70 Vampires.

Welcome to Downtown, fam. This is the big experiment. You’ll find a place here, somewhere.
The Barony of the Angels has many names and many faces. This is the urban sprawl to end it all. Back in the 60’s a bunch of Anarch shot callers got together and signed some treaty, making sure nobody could exert enough control over the area the call themselves King Shit Anarch Supreme. Having said that, the coterie of MacNeal kinda became that anyways. In reality, MacNeal and his elder Anarch brothers don’t actually exert much control over the Barony. For good or for ill, this is what we got. Some speculate that Downtown has the greatest concentration of kindred in the United States. I don’t doubt it.
Home to such luminaries as Smiling (yeah, I’m probably your sire) Jack, Nines Garcia, Crispus Attucks and J-Mac, this tends to be the safest place for an Anarch to live. You’ll probably find your home here. This is where the excitement happens. No, not “Drive-By” excitement. Just like, regular excitement.

Griffith Park
Population: 0 vampires

Yeah. Take my advice, stay out of Griffith Park. If you want to get slaughtered by man wolves for walking in a nature preserve, be my guest. Otherwise, take my words to heart and stay out of Griffith Park.

The Northwest Baronies

Simi Valley, Santa Clarita
Population: 6 vampires

Home to the infamous Death Valley Reavers, this Sabbat biker gang rolled in back in the early 90’s and just never left. While they remain a threat to the Free States due to their allegiance, they seem to be content to defend their territory and fight lupines.

San Fernando Valley
Population: 3 vampires

Welcome to “The Valley.” This is where a lot of the LA vampires go to feed. A vast hunting ground, the three fangers that do live here serve to protect the area from fuck ups and problems that can occur in a hunting ground of this size. Nobody wants to actually sleep in the valley.

Lupine Territory
Population: 0 vampires

Malibu, Topanga Canyon and the Santa Monica mountains are bad news for you, friend. Werewolves. Again, stay the fuck out of Malibu!   

West Los Angeles
Population: 20+ vampires

Formally known as the Barony of West Los Angeles, here you will find the largest Camarilla territory in the Free States. Back in the day, a fairly affluent Ventrue by the name of Louis Fortier controlled the Barony, along with his blood-bound mistresses, like an actual Baron. Previous to the formation of the Free States, Fortier was a Camarilla Primogen under Prince Don Sebastian Juan Dominguez. Long story short, those former ties, as well as his ties to his own clan, came back and bit him in the ass. In 1999, the Camarilla staged an incursion, using LAX as their ground control. Within three nights, they had slain Fortier with the help of his “blood bound” mistress, taken control of his holdings and planned to move out from West LA into the other Baronies. They did not count on everyone from the Crypt’s Sons to the south to the various other gangs across the city rebuking them. Now, Prince Sebastian LaCroix claims domain over West LA, with a little help from his Sheriff and a cadre of Archons.

Santa Monica
Population: 15 vampires

Here is a story, all about how, Santa Monica got flipped, turned upside-down. If you'd like to take a minute and sit right back, I'll tell you the story of how an unhinged Malkavian went from Baron to Prince. Don't have time? Well, rumor on the street is, two delightfully wacky sisters known as the Voerman twins are actually one duplicitous Malkavian with a healthy lack of stable identity. Currently, business suit sister sits as Prince (and we're not saying it's because the Camarilla swept in a few years ago) and controls a vast feeding ground. That's the story today.  
 

The Central Baronies 

South Central LA - The Crypt’s Sons
Population: 20 – 30 vampires

From Inglewood to Commerce, from Compton to Maywood and Bell Gardens, you’ll find Crypt’s Sons territory. Formerly known as Crypt’s Sons Barony, this area now firmly belongs to the Sabbat. Bishop Mohammed al-Muthlim controls the city’s largest and most powerful gang in LA. Any kindred entering the territory that doesn’t belong to the Crypt’s Sons generally doesn’t come back.

East LA – El Hermandad
Population: 12 – 15 vampires

East LA is populated by a mostly poor, Hispanic immigrant class. A number of mortal and anarch gangs control this area, and East LA is some of the most violent real estate in LA. Salvador Garcia, OG Anarch and one of MacNeal’s crew, runs El Hermandad, as well as all the other East LA gangs, at least by proxy. I’d stay out of East LA if I were you. 

Covina
Population: 6 vampires

Here’s a Barony without a Baron. Another one of those unofficial commune type places, save for the fact that these guys don’t really even have that degree of association. They generally back each other up, but mostly act independently. This Barony is essentially just a satellite of El Hermandad, when you get right down to it.

The Wilds
Population: 3 vampires

The Wilds aren’t a traditional Barony and they don’t have a Baron. Rumor has it, three powerful Gangrel claim this area. They seem to be content to hold their land and keep other Kindred from feeding here. It’s best to avoid The Wilds.

The Northeast Baronies

Pasadena
Population: 2 vampires

There’s this old ass Ventrue couple that controls Pasadena. The story goes, they don’t give a damn about politics, and they just want to be left the hell alone. So, we leave them alone. Fair?

Burbank
Population: 1 vampire

How do you have a Barony with one vampire? Well, about that… there’s this dude, calls himself “Bela”. He’s upset that he’s been demoted to Barron from Count. He seriously thinks he’s fuckin’ Count Dracula. Anyways, if you don’t mind dealing with a Malkavian who’s clearly detached from reality, give Burbank a visit.

The Southern Baronies

Long Beach
Population: 12 vampires

Surfer commune, remember? The guy most likely in charge is a typical Southern California surfer type named Steve Booth. Steve controls the local street gangs with his buds, but the group are all about having fun and never getting old. They’re like the Lost Boys if they had sex with the bank robbers from Point Break. Cool cats, if you don’t mind beach trash.

Barony of Torrance
Population: 8 vampires

Bordering West LA and Long Beach, the Ventrue David Geduld maintains his control over shipping in the area. In the last several years, Torrance and Long Beach have been embroiled in a bitter feud, due to the Ventrue Baron’s desire to take over Long Beach’s shipping interests.

Huntington Beach
Population: 5 vampires

Calling themselves the “Lords of Seal Beach,” these laid-back surfer dudes have no leader, no traditional hierarchy and just love to party. These licks are fairly isolated, and as such, control Huntington Beach without much resistance. 

Anaheim
Population: 8 vampires

What’s that? You wanna go to Disneyland? Cool. Anaheim is home to two warring factions that have been vying for control of Anaheim since the 60’s. You know, some assholes fight just to fight. Anyways, Disneyland is a dedicated Elysium; fighting is strictly forbidden. The park is one of the few places UNIVERSALLY free from violence. Even the Sabbat respect the sanctity of Disney. It’s open to all, at all times. Fuck up in Disney, and even rival gangs will join hands to deal with you.

The Outlier

San Diego
Population: 20 – 25 vampires
Well, once there was this Baron named Tara. She used to be down with the cause. Now, there’s this Prince named Tara. Remember how I told you about West LA in ’99? Well, traitor Tara helped make that a reality. Now, LA is surrounded by two solid Camarilla domains - Tara's being the stronger. Tales tell of her being ALL-IN on the "Prince" thing, and has helped Archons deal with the nearest two Baronies in the area. Be cautious, my pedigree chums.