Hungary is a country in Central Europe that covers an area of 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 sq mi) in the Carpathian Basin.
Hungary was one of the nations ruled as Ottoman provinces until they won independence in the 19th century. Hungary boasts rich farmlands and silviculture. Hostility between Hungarians and Romanians mounts daily, and future warfare is an unpleasant but distinct possibility. Large sections of the Carpathian Mountains, including Transylvania, are in Romania, and yet in recent years this has been a terrifying place for Kindred and kine alike.
Due to the insane policies of fear and intimidation practiced by the late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who refused to acknowledge the possibility of AIDS in his country, the entire nation's blood supply has been contaminated. The suffering experienced during his regime was extreme and only after his overthrow and execution in 1989 could progress toward healing the country begin.
Most of the oldest vampires in Europe live in this area, remembering ancient nights before the power of the Church, when Lupines howled in the nights and mages conducted arcane rituals in secret hovels. Indeed, Sofia and Bucharest are still ruled by Tzimisce princes, who are members of the Oradea League and connected to the Inconnu. In addition Bucharest is one of only three cities in the world where the Sabbat currently has a Black Cathedral.
As for the Inconnu themselves, most have chosen to hide themselves away and to avoid involvement in the volatile politics of the region. They look with concern toward Russia. Despite contacts among the numerous Ravnos in this area who serve as agents, the Inconnu can learn nothing about what is going on within the Russian borders. With mounting concern, they now ponder their next course of action.