Ulm by Night

Die Stadt

Ulm ist eine an der Donau am südöstlichen Rand der Schwäbischen Alb an der Grenze zu Bayern gelegene Universitätsstadt in Baden-Württemberg. Die Stadt hat über 120.000 Einwohner, bildet einen eigenen Stadtkreis und ist Sitz des Landratsamts des angrenzenden Alb-Donau-Kreises.

Die Stadt ist bekannt für ihr gotisches Münster, dessen Kirchturm mit 161,53 Metern der höchste der Welt ist. Weiterhin bemerkenswert ist die lange bürgerliche Tradition Ulms mit der ältesten Verfassung einer deutschen Stadt und einem Stadttheater, dessen Anfänge bis ins Jahr 1641 zurückreichen. In der Vergangenheit war Ulm Ausgangspunkt der Auswanderung der Donauschwaben, die donauabwärts mit sogenannten Ulmer Schachteln in ihre neuen Heimatländer im Südosten Europas fuhren.

Ulm, erstmals urkundlich genannt am 22. Juli 854, war Königspfalz und Freie Reichsstadt, ab 1802 bayerisch, ist seit 1810 württembergisch. Seitdem ist Ulm getrennt von seinem ehemaligen Gebiet rechts der Donau, das bei Bayern blieb und auf dem sich die Stadt Neu-Ulm entwickelte.

Die Welt von Vampire the Masquerade

You’re a thousand years old. You can do pretty much anything you want. Want to get hyper rich and make bill gates seem like a pauper? Put some cash in the bank and wait or get a mildly good investment going every few years. Want to sleep with a 10/10 supermodel? Spend a few decades learning to charm people naturally or obfuscate so you can appear just as good looking or dominate to just force it or majesty to make the natural charm more potent. Pretty much everything you want to do you can, which makes things boring. So older kindred throw themselves into hardcore politics, a place where they cannot just win outright, where their plans fail and they can finally feel challenged again. ‘Fake’ friendships are all just a part of the game, you need these people liking you enough to play with you, but not so much that the risk and danger involved suddenly leaves and it becomes boring again. Pretty much any vamp who grows old enough will get bored and need something to challenge them and the incredibly cutthroat politics is a great way to spend time.
Kieran Logue, Camarilla Prinz

Vampires are like if you took a high school and then concentrated everyone’s petty nonsense into a much smaller number of too-old-for-this-shit literal maneaters.
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Vampires, like teenagers, believe they’re immortal. When life isn’t a fleeting privilege for you, you don’t spend most of your every waking moment trying to make the best of it. Your concerns drop to things like pride and possessions. These things seem stupid to mortals but when you live for so long, and all of your peers are pressuring you to wrap yourself up in this silly game, and mortals are alien to you because you grew up on the 17th century, its the only way to stave off your loneliness.
Hilde Geneva, Primogen der Toreador

I think the Vampire community tends to overestimate how petty and goofy Vampire society can get. No, no one’s going to murder over a social slight. Vampires can dislike one another without murdering each other – The Camarilla is founded on that.
That said, there is a LOT of backstabbing in the Camarilla for precisely that reason, as well – everyone’s got a reason to try to climb.
Robert Kauffmann, Baron der Anarchenbewegung

Ulm by Night

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