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Ranking below the elders but above neonates, the ancillae (sing. ancilla) are vampires who have proven themselves as valuable members of Kindred society. Certain ambitious younglings may achieve the rank prematurely. Ancillae often serve as aides and agents for elders or the court. Ancillae usually play their own power games as well, though these are of lesser consequence than the manipulations of the elders.   Vampire: The Requiem In Vampire: The Requiem, ancillae are vampires whose Requiem has lasted roughly 50 to 150 years. Many elder Kindred are believed to be ancillae thanks to the uncertainty introduced by the Fog of Eternity.  
  Ancilla (an • SILL • uh): Kindred too old to be considered neonates, but not yet elders, whose Requiem has lasted roughly 50 to 150 years. The plural is ancillae (an • SILL • ae).   These are the wolf stories.   These are the tales of politics and the dead community. These are the smooth monsters wearing damnation like a stylish coat. Immortal intrigue, thy name is ancillae. The middle management of the Damned deal in grim hierarchies, predator-and-prey posturing, and the complex social stratum of bloodsuckers. The game turns more subtle, but the ancilla is just savvy enough to get ahead.   You still have the trappings of humanity, but they are weatherworn. The Man might just be a tool to make a cleverer Beast. Innocence is barely a memory. Betrayal is like a frightening ladder; you just take it one rung at a time, and you reach heights you never thought possible.   In the All Night Society, you are one of the movers and shakers. You have some influence over the clueless neonates, and you better use it, because you’re just smart enough to understand the barest depths of how the elders are using you. Fuck or be fucked. Welcome to the damnation game.  
  Ancillus (f. ancilla, pl. ancillae): Ancillae are vampires who have been around long enough to be viable members of the Cainite community, but who are not yet true power-players. American ancillae tend to be anywhere from fifty to a hundred fifty years old; in Europe, where most of the eldest vampires reside, you probably won't be considered such until 200-250 years have passed. More traditional vampires might still view most of the major Los Angeles powers (Isaac Abrahms, the "Tourette" Voerman, Gary, possibly Maximillian Strauss) as neonates, and others (Prince LaCroix, possibly Maximillian Strauss) as ancillae. In America, however, and especially on the West Coast, they are thought of as ancillae-bordering-on-elders and elders.
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