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Appendix II: Biographies
The contributing Canon authors of EV
IontiusBindusaraArtistotle de'LaurentLucita y AragonAlbertus MagnusAisling Sturbridge

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8000 B.C.:
The history of the region tonight called Rhine Main colloquially starts with the end of the last Ice Age. Mortals lived as nomadic hunters and gatherers. Their life is marked by continuous hardship.

6000 B.C.:
For the first time, prehistoric farmers and herders compete with the nomads for their traditional hunting grounds. They adapt their new settled, productivve lifestyle from southeastern Europe and bring inventions like ceramics, drilling and sanding techniques for their stone tools, house building, farming and herding. With them an unknown Kindred reaches the area, a daughter of Absimiliard. The flight from her domineering, vain sire had led her here. She hopes to find a safe haven far from the First City and Absimiliard among the few people of the time. Her powers to hide herself save her from the Final Death. But every night terrible pain tortures her deathless heart. For nights, she sits weeping at the Main's shores, and bloody tears darken the water and earth. She who was once beautiful has become grotesquely deformed overnight, cursed for a reason she doesn't know and doesn't understand. She feels her sire's hatred, hears her siblings' angry roar, knows that they demand her death. She is lonely and terribly afraid.

5000 B.C.:
Angiwat, a mortal hunter, hears the Kindred's sobbing. Sympathy fills his heart, and he carefully approaches the riverbank. There, he sees the most charming creature he has ever seen. Her weeping almost breaks his heart. Fearlessly he approaches her. When she notices him, she is terrified and wants to flee, but his soft voice keeps her from doing so. He notices her blood-red tears but is not afraid, and he shows sympathy and all-encompassing love. The ancient Nosferatu embraces Angiwar.

3000 B.C.:
Angiwar goes to Nineveh after his sire has left him. There, he makes an enemy in Inanna.

1000 B.C.:
Angiwar returns.

400 B.C.:
Driven by his search for knowledge and his love, Angiwar supports a tribe of Lupines wanting to expand southward.

264 B.C.:
First Punic War; Inanna offers Camilla her aid. Angiwar developes the Rhine Main area. Later, he goes south again to support his ally Mardan in the insurrection of the Boians and Insubrians. Mardan flees east when Inanna awakens the Beast in him.

83 A.D.:
Inanna finally manages to lead the Romans to war again: the ground trembles under the Roman legions' boots when they scatter Angiwar's mortal allies and conquer the Taunus area. Angiwar flees north and allies with the Allemans.

Allemans under Angiwar's leadership destroy the city of Vikus Nida, where Inanna's haven is. Inanna sinks into torpor, and peace returns to the region.

Supported by the Lasombra, the Choeur Celeste achieves its greatest victory. Christianity becomes the state's religion, and all pagan cults are forbidden. Suddenly, Angiwar is not a god anymore, but a demon; he reacts by retreating and becomes "the invisible one."

During an imperial assembly at the Franconian court on F.'s Cathedral Hill called by Charlemagne that lasted six months, "Franconofurd" (today called F./Main) is first mentioned. With Angiwar's patronage, the Franconian court develops into a palatinate that becomes the resience of the eastern Franconian Carolingians.

F.'s fair is first mentioned in an official document.

The German lords elect Frederick I as the king in F., hoping to finally settle the conflict between the Staufer line and the Guelphs in doing so. Angiwar himself supports "red beard's" election.

Barbarossa's coronation as emperor in Rome. Julia Antasia, a Ventrue, makes him her vassal.

As an example of his authority, Barbarossa destroys Milan.

The Guelph Henry the Lion refuses to submit to Barbarossa's authority on the fifth Italian campaign; the imperial army is defeated at Legnano when fighting the Union of Lombard Cities. Julia Anstasia and Angiwar prevent the worst in a last-ditch effort when Inanna, who has woken from torpor, influences the Guelphs and almost causes Frederick's death.

At Worms, Barbarossa takes on the cross at the age of 68 and leads the Third Crusade according to his idea of the emperor's universal responsibility. Julia Anstasia accompanies her vassal to lead the attack on the Setites, her actual reason for following the Crusade. At Ilkonion, the emperor "drowns" after a glorious victory. The corpse is never found. Probably Julia Anstasia embraces him.

Teutonic Knights establish a chapter house in the suburb of Sachsenhausen and in doing so invite a radicaal faction of Christian mages in.

The city's artisans gain a seat on the city council of F.

First meeting between all clans inhabiting F.; to eliminate the anarch problem, Angiwar proposes to his own clan the idea of uniting several clans and thus offering better protection against internal and external enemies.

Reformers protest against majority votes in matters of faith.

Vizenz von Stalburg declares himself prince. Ruthlessly, he uses his ties to hs clan's elders and the Teutonic Knights to make F. a fief of Clan Ventrue. Afterward, he declares war on the other supernatural beings.

Led by von Stalburg, F. rejoins the Reformation to show the weakened Christian mages who really holds power within the city.

The fair becomes the F. stock exchange; conflicts between Clan Ventrue, the Giovanni family and the city's Lupines who are organized in guilds ensue.

Seven Archons from Clan Ventrue overthrow von Stalburg and put one of their own in the prince's position. The new prince calls himself Barbarossa.

French troops conquer the city, and the Toreador Cecille becomes new prince of the fief. The former prince becomes the Ventrue primogen.

Ahjan Shakkar, a childe of Angiwar, unexpectedly shows up in F. and leaves a childe behind - Meyer Amschel Rothschild - and vanishes again.

Cecille disappears; the city is once again in the firm grip of the former prince, and F.'s citizens swear by the new "Constitution of the Free City of F."

Students' revolutionary efforts thwarted.

Deeply moved by the kine's libertarian ideas, the prince uses all his influence to have an assembly decided upon by 51 democrats in Heidelberg, the so-called preparliament, take place in F. A cry for freedom arises amidst the populace as street fighting occurs in Vienna. In response to upheaval in Berlin, King Fredrick Wilhelm IV calls back the troops; to save his own unlife, Gustav Breidenstein has to leave the city. The National Assembly, the Parliament of St. Paul, meets for the first time; numerous Kindred fear Barbarossa could influence the parliament's members too heavily.

Lords' Assembly dissolved. First Germana parliament dissolved. Lords' Assembly reestablished.

With Breidenstein's influence, Prussia conquers F. Carl Fellner, last Mayor of the Free City of F., commits suicide rather than bearing the loss of his civil rights.

Constitution of the Northern German Union, influenced by decisions of the Parliament of St. Paul on the electoral rights and the basic rights of the German people.

Imperial constitution; heavily influenced by the Parliament of St. Paul.

Mardan's return. Burning with rage as he sees what has become of his homeland, he influences the region's Gangrel until one after another gives in to the Beast and kills several kine in senseless frenzy.

As everywhere in Germany, the unions and workers' parties declare a general strike with the support of Barbarossa and the Brujah after reactionary politicians and nationalist military led by Kapp have usurped the power.

F. bombings start.

All-out aerial attack completely destroys downtown F.

End of the F. bombings.

Currency reform becomes effective.

The capital question is discussed when the SPIEGEL reports bribes for members of the parliament before the vote on Bonn or F.

Barbarossa and Meyer Amschel Rothschild's efforts for the region finally bear fruit: F. becomes the seat of the European Currency Institute, the future European Central Bank.

Vinzenz von Stalberg overthrows Barbarossa, dismantles the primogen and has claimed the princedom ever since.