KATAI: My clan is afflicted by an atrophy, a wasting disease that gnaws at the very heart of the hierarchy of power. The time is moving faster now in the 20th century than my wise and ascendant elders can keep up with. They cling to their ancient magics, eshewing science and knowledge accrued by those centuries younger than themselves. Those who cannot adapt to change are doomed to die out, and I am unwilling to see this happen to my family. Before my embrace, I was a researcher. I sought answers and solutions, but I was also an activist. I wanted to see change in the evolution of humanity. I was working on my PhD thesis for renewable energy systems when I first met my sire. I wanted to be an agent of change for the better. To facilitate learning and understanding. But as time went on these dreams turned to apathy as I realized I had been naive. So many are resistant to change because so many would prefer the easier option. My awakening into this life was met by a similar realization that there is so much I do not understand about the universe. I wish to combine magic and science in perfect balance to bring Clan Tremere out of Victorian era and into the modern nights. No more the anxious and closeted pariahs that ignore human advancement out of their own vanity. It is time we took our place as creatures perfectly adapted to subsume potential and advancement.