Against All Odds
Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. With a population of 843,393, it is the 14th-largest city in the U.S.; the Indianapolis metropolitan area ranks 33rd in the U.S., with an estimated population of 2,080,782.
Indianapolis has a diverse economy, relying on trade, transportation, and utilities, professional and business services, education and health services, government, retail trade, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing. Three Fortune 500 companies are based in the city: Eli Lilly and Company, Anthem Inc., and Simon Property Group. Indianapolis hosts several notable sporting events annually, including the Brickyard 400, Grand Prix of Indianapolis, NFL Scouting Combine, the largest half marathon in the U.S., and the largest single-day sporting event in the world, the Indianapolis 500. The cars competing in the latter race are known as IndyCars as a reference to the event. As headquarters for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the city frequently hosts the Men’s and Women’s basketball tournaments. Indianapolis hosted the Pan American Games X in 1987.
Indianapolis was founded in 1821 on the White River as a planned city for the new seat of Indiana’s state government. Nicknamed the Crossroads of America, Indianapolis is the junction for six Interstate highways, six U.S. highways, and four state roads.
20 or so Kindred make the area their home along with a Ghoul population of about 30. The city is ruled with an iron fist by Prince Harland Le Tourneau of Clan Ventrue. There is currently no Anarch movement in Indianapolis. This is because Harland ruthlessly crushes any resistance while using the Sabbat presence in Michigan as a propaganda tool to frighten his subjects into line.
A Future Crusade?
Many Sabbat in Detroit would love the idea of laying siege to Indianapolis. Others however, believe that while a Crusade is necessary, the Detroit Sabbat should stay at home and hold their city while other Sabbat take Indianapolis.