||The history of Seattle's Kindred stretches back far indeed, however this section focuses only on the specific time periods covered by each campaign in the story arc. This information is basic, covering only those things generally known both in and out of character, with an emphasis on wide-scale politics and struggles such as the Sabbat sieges, the Cathayan invasion, the war with the Lupines, and the discovery of the Lasombra Apostate who had been pulling the strings. There is mention of specific characters, but only in reference to a role of importance they played, or something significant that would have the kindred of Seattle gossiping about them. This does not in any way mean characters not mentioned were less important, as some of the most important things can happen do so behind the scenes, much of which has yet to finish playing out. The new campaign will begin covering the last several days of December 2001, and take us into 2002...dubbed by prophets the Year of the Damned.