Primogen

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“The fish thinks about his hunger, not about the fisherman. It is the master who seeks the disciple. You want to know the secret, but man cannot see nothing but himself. To accomplish the alchemical work you will have these companions. They are thieves like you, but on another level. They are the most powerful people on the planet. Industrialists and politicians." – The Alchemist, The Holy Mountain

Primogen are, at least in theory (although practice certainly differs) the representatives of their clans to the prince of a city in Camarilla-controlled cities. As with many Camarilla offices, the office predates the Camarilla and was also in common use in the Dark Ages.

The term is both singular and plural, and refers to both individual representatives and to the Primogen council as a whole.

Theoretically, a primogen is the oldest vampire of his clan, and serves as a representative and voice for the clan in city affairs. In the modern era, the officeholder is usually decided within the clan proper by voting, violence or someone higher up giving the orders, rather than simply comparing ages. Primogen traditionally make up a council that is the second most powerful institution in the city after the Princedom. The power of the primogen varies with the power of the vampires that make it up: in some cities they are a rubber stamp for the prince, while in other cities they manage all affairs.

The City Council of Leipzig

Princess Susanna

Seneschall: Jan Wozniak
City Watch Representative: Friedrich Herschel
Anarch Representative: Siegfried Lorenz

Clan Assamite: Tufan Cengiz
Clan Brujah: Friedrich Herschel
Clan Malkavian: Juno Rebekka Bleiweiß-Morgenthau
Clan Nosferatu: Waldemar von Blücher
Clan Toreador: Henriette Roger-Jourdain
Clan Tremere: ?
Clan Ventrue: Maik Seifert

Primogen

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