The Raven Prophecy
The Vampire Houses
The majority of the Vampires of Europe are divided by family lines. Each of the great vampire houses has its origins in mortal bloodline. It is from these bloodlines that new vampires are most often created. The vast majority of the mortals within each bloodline are unaware of the existence of vampires or that their fates are being planned out by immortal overseers. The leaders of kingdoms and armies are more likely to have direct contact with the vampires of their house or, far worse, direct contact with a vampire from an opposing house.
The great vampire houses meet at least once a year on neutral ground in Calais on the coast of France.
The four great vampire houses are: