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'''Venice''' is a city in northeastern [[Italy (WOD)|Italy]] sited on a group of 117 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and Piave Rivers.
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'''Venice''' is a city in northeastern [[Italy (cWOD)|Italy]] sited on a group of 117 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and Piave Rivers.
   
 
==Vampire: The Masquerade==
 
==Vampire: The Masquerade==
Venice is famed in [[Kindred (VTM)|Kindred]] circles as the headquarters of the [[Giovanni]] [[Clan (VTM)|Clan]], and everyone, from [[Camarilla (VTM)|Camarilla]] [[Justicars]] over [[Anarch]] revolutionaries to [[Sabbat]] [[Archbishop (VTM)|Archbishops]], is forced to respect that claim<ref>{{b|VTM|Guide to the Anarchs|pdf=2291|nip=1|page=108}}</ref>, although some would challenge this arrangement <ref name="AWoD77">{{b|WOD|A World of Darkness Second Edition|pdf=341|page=77}}</ref>. While the Giovanni have been native to the city since the time of the Lombard kings that first established the city<ref>{{b|VTM|Clanbook: Giovanni Revised|pdf=76|nip=1|page=18}}</ref>, it was previously a center of the [[Cainite Heresy (VTDA)|Cainite Heresy]] and under [[Lasombra]] dominion<ref>{{b|DAV|Dark Ages Europe|pdf=101|nip=1|page=116}}</ref>. Only after the [[Diablerie (VTM)|diablerie]] of [[Cappadocius]] and the [[Promise of 1528]] was the city officially ceded to the Clan, while the [[Inner Circle (Camarilla)|Inner Circle]] maintained their right to use the city as a neutral venue for their meetings and regular [[Conclave]]s.<ref>{{b|VTM|Clanbook: Giovanni Revised|pdf=76|nip=1|page=28}}</ref> The central hub of vampiric activity in Venice is the ''Mausoleum'', rumored to be the resting place of [[Augustus Giovanni]] himself. A skyscraper made out of black glass and steel, it is thinly veiled as a bank.<ref name="AWoD77"/> Each Giovanni is encouraged to tithe a certain percentage of his earnings to the Mausoleum, either in money or in souls<ref>{{b|VTM|Clanbook: Giovanni Revised|pdf=76|nip=1|page=50}}</ref>
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Venice is famed in [[Kindred (VTM)|Kindred]] circles as the headquarters of the [[Giovanni]] [[Clan (VTM)|Clan]], and everyone, from [[Camarilla (VTM)|Camarilla]] [[Justicars]] over [[Anarch]] revolutionaries to [[Sabbat]] [[Archbishop (VTM)|Archbishops]], is forced to respect that claim<ref>{{b|VTM|Guide to the Anarchs|pdf=2291|nip=1|page=108}}</ref>, although some would challenge this arrangement <ref name="AWoD77">{{b|cWOD|A World of Darkness Second Edition|pdf=341|page=77}}</ref>. While the Giovanni have been native to the city since the time of the Lombard kings that first established the city<ref>{{b|VTM|Clanbook: Giovanni Revised|pdf=76|nip=1|page=18}}</ref>, it was previously a center of the [[Cainite Heresy (VTDA)|Cainite Heresy]] and under [[Lasombra]] dominion<ref>{{b|DAV|Dark Ages Europe|pdf=101|nip=1|page=116}}</ref>. Only after the [[Diablerie (VTM)|diablerie]] of [[Cappadocius]] and the [[Promise of 1528]] was the city officially ceded to the Clan, while the [[Inner Circle (Camarilla)|Inner Circle]] maintained their right to use the city as a neutral venue for their meetings and regular [[Conclave]]s.<ref>{{b|VTM|Clanbook: Giovanni Revised|pdf=76|nip=1|page=28}}</ref> The central hub of vampiric activity in Venice is the ''Mausoleum'', rumored to be the resting place of [[Augustus Giovanni]] himself. A skyscraper made out of black glass and steel, it is thinly veiled as a bank.<ref name="AWoD77"/> Each Giovanni is encouraged to tithe a certain percentage of his earnings to the Mausoleum, either in money or in souls<ref>{{b|VTM|Clanbook: Giovanni Revised|pdf=76|nip=1|page=50}}</ref>
   
Other Kindred find that they are not welcomed in Venice, and that they are shadowed and spied upon from hostile eyes hidden from their senses.<ref>{{b|VTM|A World of Darkness|pdf=340|page=51}}</ref> No single leader, no [[Prince (VTM)|Prince]], claims Venice, the boasts of the Camarilla to the contrary. Rather, the job of ensuring the smooth functioning of the city falls to a select group of [[ancillae]] and relatively young [[elders]], as Augustus and the eldest Giovanni have far too much to do worrying about clan activities worldwide. Although no concerted effort to keep all other vampires out of the city has been undertaken, the clan makes no secret of the fact that an outside vampire attempting to seize undue influence or power within Venice will meet with a very swift death – possibly followed by an eternity of servitude.<ref>{{b|VAV|Victorian Age: Vampire Rulebook|pdf=2312|nip=1|page=101}}</ref> On occasion, [[Ventrue (VTM)|Ventrue]] visit the city for business affairs<ref>{{b|VAV|Victorian Age: Vampire Rulebook|pdf=2312|nip=1|page=156}}</ref>, and the city is home to a large [[Nosferatu (VTM)|Nosferatu]] population that lurks within the sewers<ref name="AWoD77"/>, but this colony has been driven out from their ancient [[Haven (VTM)#Warren|warren]] in the Poveglia by the [[1980d (WOD)|1980s]] through an unknown creature and faces persecution by the Giovanni.<ref name="V20C72">{{b|VTM|V20 Companion|pdf=102130|nip=1|page=72}}</ref>
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Other Kindred find that they are not welcomed in Venice, and that they are shadowed and spied upon from hostile eyes hidden from their senses.<ref>{{b|VTM|A World of Darkness|pdf=340|page=51}}</ref> No single leader, no [[Prince (VTM)|Prince]], claims Venice, the boasts of the Camarilla to the contrary. Rather, the job of ensuring the smooth functioning of the city falls to a select group of [[ancillae]] and relatively young [[elders]], as Augustus and the eldest Giovanni have far too much to do worrying about clan activities worldwide. Although no concerted effort to keep all other vampires out of the city has been undertaken, the clan makes no secret of the fact that an outside vampire attempting to seize undue influence or power within Venice will meet with a very swift death – possibly followed by an eternity of servitude.<ref>{{b|VAV|Victorian Age: Vampire Rulebook|pdf=2312|nip=1|page=101}}</ref> On occasion, [[Ventrue (VTM)|Ventrue]] visit the city for business affairs<ref>{{b|VAV|Victorian Age: Vampire Rulebook|pdf=2312|nip=1|page=156}}</ref>, and the city is home to a large [[Nosferatu (VTM)|Nosferatu]] population that lurks within the sewers<ref name="AWoD77"/>, but this colony has been driven out from their ancient [[Haven (VTM)#Warren|warren]] in the Poveglia by the [[1980d (cWOD)|1980s]] through an unknown creature and faces persecution by the Giovanni.<ref name="V20C72">{{b|VTM|V20 Companion|pdf=102130|nip=1|page=72}}</ref>
   
Rumors tell that [[Premascine]]s, Giovanni that were embraced before [[1444 (WOD)|1444]] by the [[Cappadocians]], live in the sunken parts of Venice, guarding their territory jealously against intruders.<ref>{{b|VTM|Clanbook: Giovanni Revised|pdf=76|nip=1|page=24}}</ref>
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Rumors tell that [[Premascine]]s, Giovanni that were embraced before [[1444 (cWOD)|1444]] by the [[Cappadocians]], live in the sunken parts of Venice, guarding their territory jealously against intruders.<ref>{{b|VTM|Clanbook: Giovanni Revised|pdf=76|nip=1|page=24}}</ref>
   
 
==Werewolf: The Apocalypse==
 
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==Kindred of the East==
 
==Kindred of the East==
Rumors tell that the Giovanni have admitted an ambassador of the [[Blood Court (KOTE)|Blood Court]] of [[Beijing (WOD)|Beijing]] in the Mausoleum, in recompensation for the privileges of the [[della Passaglia]] family in [[Kuei-jin]] territory.<ref>[[KOTE]]: '''[[Shadow War (book)|Shadow War]]''', p. 95</ref>
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Rumors tell that the Giovanni have admitted an ambassador of the [[Blood Court (KOTE)|Blood Court]] of [[Beijing (cWOD)|Beijing]] in the Mausoleum, in recompensation for the privileges of the [[della Passaglia]] family in [[Kuei-jin]] territory.<ref>[[KOTE]]: '''[[Shadow War (book)|Shadow War]]''', p. 95</ref>
   
 
==Hunter: The Reckoning==
 
==Hunter: The Reckoning==
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