Dark nights in Dubai
Officially, the Invictus was established in Dubai on the 9th of april, 1979, when Michael Prendergast led an Invictus delegation to the growing city. Unofficially, the Invictus had a presence in the city long before that. Bernhard Dietrich lived on the edge of Kindred society since the 60’s.
The city changed when Michael Prendergast arrived. He set out to make a Kindred power structure parallel to the Emir’s. Since a Prince would be a direct threat to the Emir and the Invictus was to young to supply one, he created another institution: the Primogen Council. For this he found two elders of the Invictus willing to be primogen: Bernhard, the first Invictus elder in Dubai, and Innocentius Grimbaldi, an old ally he convinced to take up residence in the city. Since the Acolyte Namar-Sin and the Carthian Jacques Chevalier were the only other powerful elders in town, they got a seat on the council as well.
After this flurry of activity, the Invictus was content to sit back and enforce the status quo. The Macellarius are decadent. They lack the ambition to claim praxis. Instead of hunting they order of the menu, getting the Rakshasha and the Asnâm to deliver their prey to their havens. And this is why the Invictus came to Dubai, to live in luxury. This doesn’t mean they don’t care what happens in the town, it just means they only about something if it hampers their lifestyle.