The Savage Night
Celestials, often referred to as “The Chinese”, is the sobriquet given to the mysterious Asian vampires who control Chinatown outside the edicts of the Prince. From their earliest nights in city, they were treated with contempt and fear by their western brethren, for they were alien and powerful, possessing powers unknown to outsiders. By the time Arthur Sherrill was elected Prince, tensions between the two groups had led to a series of attacks and reprisals on both sides, and one of his first actions was to sign an unpopular treaty ceding Chinatown to avoid outright war. Ultimately, all it did was postpone it by a century.
The entire district is kept behind a veil of shadows from which little information escapes. They are, however, believed to belong to a single covenant, and are known to be isolationist, xenophobic and deeply traditional, which makes their recent unprovoked attack on Sherrill all the more incomprehensible. Zou He, who had served as the Prince’s Chinatown liason, has suggested that perhaps it was motivated by a generational rivalry amongst the Celestials.