Baptism by Fire
Step Three - Choose Covenant
If clans are Vampiric lineages, then the various covenants are the vampire equivalent of political parties and even religious establishments. There are five major covenants. Unlike clans, which may be thought of as families, a covenant is chosen by the vampire according to his or her beliefs. A vampire’s Sire’s allegiance nearly always plays a large role in their decision. A vampire may choose not to join a covenant at all; such Kindred are known as the Unaligned, or “Unbound.” In the Twin Cities area being unaligned is dangerous indeed, as only vampires belonging to a covenant are granted the right to feed in the more urban areas.