Against All Odds
The Grand Rapids metropolitan area – a triangular shaped Metro Triplex – fans out westward from the primary hub city of Grand Rapids, Michigan to the other two metro hubs of Muskegon and Holland. The metropolitan area has an estimated population of 1.3 million mortals. The region, noted in particular for its western edge abutting the Lake Michigan shoreline and its beaches, is a popular tourist and vacation destination during the summer. Noted popular metro area beach towns include Grand Haven, Holland, Muskegon, and Saugatuck.
The metropolitan area is home to many attractions. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is located in the outskirts of Grand Rapids. Michigan’s Adventure theme park is just north of Muskegon, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the DeVos Place Convention Center are both in downtown Grand Rapids. The Grand River flows through the metropolitan area and is noted for its fishing, kayaking, and canoeing.
The Grand Rapids metro area is unusual in that it is split between a couple of Sabbat Covens numbering 20 vampires plus a few ghouls in total and an Anarch gang of about 10 vampires plus a larger number of their ghouls. In theory, the Sabbat and Anarchs are at war. In practice however, the two groups prefer to give each other a wide berth. Also unusual is how the two groups keep such a low profile despite the lack of a Masquerade enforcing body such as the Camarilla. Unlike Detroit, the Grand Rapids area doesn’t see anywhere near the number of murders and missing persons cases that Detroit does. And what few who do go dead or missing are almost always homeless junkies or streetwalkers, i.e. low priority investigation subjects. Additionally, the local Sabbat journey to Detroit for the Festivo Dello Estinto and the Palla Grande.
The Sabbat Packs
The Black Phalanx