May 15th, 2013
New location for you all to enjoy :-)
Temple to Caine
Every Sabbat city has a Temple to Caine, a place of worship and sanctuary for all sabbat, New York However has five. The history of the temples to caine in New York city are tied to the sect’s conquest of the city. The first temple was built in the seventeenth century in what would become called the Bronx. As each borough was conquered the Sabbat added another templt to the area. The final and grandest of the temples was constructed in Manhattan in the 90s when the borough finally fell to the sabbat. Each temple is buried deep underground hidden from mortal eyes. The Manhattan Temple was created as the central temple. Secret tunnels were constructed to connect all the other temples across the city. All together, the New York Temples of Caine could house nearly two hundred cianites if it needed to.
The temples themselves are simple stone constructions created during various renovations in the city. Forged just beneath the streets of the city, the temples are unsuprsignly made of stone and mirror much of the modern gothic styles of the catholic church. Each temple is lined with statues of fallen sabbat heroes. Each of the temple has a different grand statue at the front of it with a blazing fire underneath it. The Bronx temple houses the statue to Irad the Strong. The Temple in Queens houses the statue of Zillah the Beatiful. In Brooklyn’s temple the statue of Enoch the wise can be found. The temple of Staten Island contains a statue to Meelinda Galbraith. And finally in Manhattan the temple’s statue is of Caine himself.
Each temple is adorned in the purple drapes of the sect. The symbols of the clans of the sabbat and the factions of the sect can be found hanging from the ceilings. Though many of the temples lack much in terms of complex or grand things, the Manhattan Temple which was constructed most recently does not bare such a thing. Created in all the grandeur of the sect, the Manhattan temple has carvings of gold and silver all about it. The Temple stands as a symbol of the Sabbat’s final victory in securing the city for the sect once and for all.
The temples are kept in service and are in turn served by select members of the clergy of the city. Each has numerous rooms for those who wish to stay in them. Though the temples are considered the community haven for the sect of the city, one is not expected to make the temples their permnant home. Rather the Temples are more often used to house vistors or nomads to the sect who come through the city. The selected clergy tend to their religious needs and the upkeep of the temple. The priests often lead various ritae of the temples such as the Welcoming and Sermons of Caine.
Each temple has many private rooms for meetings and resting. The common rooms have common locks; the keys to witch are held by the temple’s priests. There are motion decetors in each passageway that turn on during the day. There are security cameras all over the place, along with a number of smoke alarms. In addition there are a number of traps in various places, including fake doors with spring-loaded blades and two false hallways with 70-foot-deep, 10-foot square pits filled with wooden spikes. There are even fire extinguishers in the passageways.
The Bronx temple contains the armory. This is a large storage room with racks of firearms of all types and the ammunition to supply them. There are also a number of swords, bayonets, knifes, silver-bladed weapons, and even a few explosives. Indeed there is some military grade weaponary found within the armory. All in all the armory could supply nearly two hundred people with weapons of all manners. Items from the armory are logged and checked out with the various priests of the temples.
Below the Temple in Staten Island lies a tunnel below the temple itself. The tunnel contains former members of the sabbat who betrayed the sect. The priests sealed them in with solid sheet of two inch thick steel. Each night the priests come and deliever one point of blood to each vampire contained within. This helps drive them made with hunger and yet remain awake in their eternal prison.
Tapping into the power and wire grid of New York City, the Queens temple houses the main security room for all the temples. A table in this room has a control console on it, with monitors for each of the security camera throughout the temples. It also contains switches for the smoke alarms and motion sensors. A Revenant is always found in this room tending to the security needs of the temples. There is also a television and video game system, along with two chairs, a desk, and book shelf filled with cheap romance novels and bad horror compilations.
In the Brooklyn Temple they have the sect’s cooler. It is a meat locker used to hold bodies when necessary. It Is primarly used to store extra blood in case any of the sect needs to lie low for a while. The only rule is that users must replace however much they drink with twice as much. The blood must be checked to make sure it is diease free. There is enough blood in the cooler to sustain three entire packs for at least two months.
In the Manhattan Temple one can find the temple’s den. It is a common gathering area for the sect. The den could hold as many as five packs at once if need be. The Den itself has one wall composed of nothing but television screens, usually showing video taken of the area outside the building during the day. One of the other walls is painted with a beaitful mural, showing a beautiful female vampire basking in the sun, surrounded by mrtal servants, all by a sea of blood. The other two walls are covered in old movie posters. There is a lot of comfortable furntinute in the room, alond with a computer, a pool table, a couple of tables and chairs, and an modern entertainment system. Like much of the Manhtattan Temple much of the grandeur sparred no expense. The room is lined in gold, silver, and pruple.
Escape Route One
Each of the Temples has a secret route that leads out to the basement of a donut shop nearby on the surface above. The door at the donut shop is one way; one can emerge from the tunnel but cannot go back that way.
Escape Route Two
This route in each of the temples leads to the sewer system. There is a camera by the exit of the tunnel hooked up to the Nosferatu Antitribu’s kingdom’s security system, so the Creeps know who goes in and out of their domain.
The Manhattan Temple also contains the Feeding Room. This large area is like the rest of the temple adorned in gold, silver, and purple. This area has a blood stained stone floor and bare walls (minus the ornate carved artwork mentioned above). There is nothing in this room except for a shel containing several glasses, a few bottles of liquor and a couple of straight razors. There are also five sets of manacles hanging from the ceiling.
Located in the Staten Island Temple, this is the housekeeping revenants private rooms. The rooms include a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room, and a bedroom. The revenant’s place looks like a modern apartment with all the modern conviences except to for a land line phone. The rooms are decorated dpending on the styles of the various revenant families.
The grand hall is located in the Manhattan Temple. Supporting huge long halls are two rows of eight greel revival columns. The ceiling is 30-feet high. The walls are covered in gold, silver, and pruple tapestries. The Temple’s statutes can also be found here. Lighting the room are two electr-powered chandeliers. The floor is polished marble. This room is mainly used for holding the services for Ritae.
Hell Hound Lair
Located in the Bronx Temple, this area is sealed off from the rest of the temple by an iron portcullis in the doorway. This can be raised or lowered from the central security station or by hand. Inside the room there are cages with nearly ten hell hounds. These hounds are crafted and mainted by the Bronch family of Tzimisce.
The Brooklyn Temple contains the Holding Cells used by the sect. They are basic jail cells, they have iron bars on three sides and solid stone wall on the other. Each has nothing more than a toilet and a bunk. The Holding Cells could contain up to ten people.
The Queen’s Temple contain the Library. It is fairly large library, no one has ever counted the books, but they fill up the walls from floor to ceiling along with several freestanding shelves. There are several tables and many chairs in this room. It is also soft lit for easier reading, and the walls are covered in murals of images from cainite history.
Located in the Bronx Temple, the Torture Chambers are made out of solid stone. They have a number of chains, long tables, cabinets full of medical tools, and many torture devices. The Tzimisce of the city often perform their flesh manipulations as well as their interrogations here.
Tremere Antitribu Labs
The rooms once used by the cities Tremere Antitrbu for experiments and ritual use. Located in the Staten Island temple, this room has largely been picked clean and abondend with the disseapreance of the Tremere Antitribu. What remains is that of an old laboratory, with little to nothing left in it. Some claim the room contains a powerful guardian spirit summoned by the spellbinders. That those that enter it are destroyed by this left over guardian. As a result not many of the sect dare vist this place.