Hardsuit Labs and Paradox Interactive have revealed the fifth of five important factions to be found in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, the Unseen. Factions are not quite the same as the five available Vampire Clans (Malkavian, Brujah, Tremere, Toreador, and Ventrue), but are instead a collection of Vampires from many clans united under a single banner, vying for control of Seattle.
As indicated by their title, the Unseen faction works from the city underground. It is completely made of up of Nosferatu clan vampires, deformed and ghoulish who have to stick to the shadows as they can't pass as humans. They specialize at trading information. You can find a description of the faction via Hardsuit Labs below.
Some of Seattle’s Kindred factions work from penthouses, others from art galleries and nightclubs. The Unseen, however, come from below, from the city’s literal Underground. In stark contrast to the city’s other factions, the Unseen consist exclusively of Nosferatu. The Clan of the Hidden has long been excluded by Seattle’s other vampires. So, the Unseen began among the homeless and destitute - the unfortunates that most people wilfully or subconsciously ignore. Led by the Council of Three, the faction has grown and excels at gathering intel and trading secrets, counting journalists, hackers, and engineers among their ranks. The Unseen can be a powerful ally. If you can find them, of course.
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.
For more than a century, the Unseen have been led by the Council of Three - or "The Speakers" to the Nosferatu. They 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.Advertisement. Keep scrolling for more
The Unseen have been here for a long time, and they see everything. They know what you did, why you’re trying to hide it - and who’ll pay to find out. The group would be a potent ally to the vampires of any other of Seattle’s factions - if they can be found.
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?
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.