Downtown Los Angeles
- Non-colored areas represents parts of the city where there is no realistic control exerted, either owing to the presence of other factions (Koreatown, Chinatown, Skid Row) or where happenstance of geography, culture or lack of population density make it inconvenient to secure (Santa Monica Mountains, Marina Del Rey, Griffith Park, Pacific Palisades, much of the valley).
- There is a lot of overlap in the mental perceptions of L.A.’s various undead residents, and very few agreements as to territorial borders. There are many areas, such as the Warehouse District in the southeastern corner of DTLA that are claimed by multiple parties. Similarly, Isaac Abrams would argue the exact status of Los Feliz.
- The Camarilla has a theoretical claim to the entire length of Wilshire Boulevard, from the Financial District to Downtown Santa Monica. This has only been violently contested by the ‘Cathayans’ of Koreatown, where no Camarilla Kindred (and few Anarchs) should ever stop to get out of their car.
- Some areas (such as Koreatown, WoD’s Chinatown, Hollywood and DTLA) are far more ‘dense’ than others. A single major neighborhood in DTLA, such as the Financial District, is more valuable than the entirety of Glendale.
- Much of what might seem like mountains to you on the map, such as Bel Air or the Hollywood Hills, are not remotely rural. Every single ridgeline is thick with multi-million dollar homes packed along dense, winding and maze-like roads where the nocturnal habits of neighbors are ignored. They make for perfect Havens.
- Notably, Westside Anarchs have a poor conception of territory as might be perceived on a map, but a better conception of hot spots and people. Most Westsiders are only recently beginning to understand how other Vampires treat Domain
Central Los Angeles (Mid 2021)
Southlands (Mid 2021)
Fe/Sveta’s player made this map, and did a pretty awesome job. It’s not 100% accurate since our World of Darkness didn’t follow the exact timeline as our real world, and some places have different names or massaged borders for narrative reasons. I also tend to create new neighborhoods or shift existing ones around now and then, which might not be reflected. Finally, the names of places on Google Maps itself doesn’t always correlate to the RL locations of various neighborhoods. However, it is 90% accurate and an excellent way to visualize the breadth of the setting.
This isn’t a truly official map – just something I marked once on Google Maps to help a player understand what the Grand Park looked like, and how it connected Bunker Hill to the Civic District. L.A’s major in-universe newspaper is the ‘Los Angeles Tribune’, and this picture does not include the huge megaproject of ‘The Grand’ (see 6/45), as it was taken in the earliest stages of construction.