1905: Dracula vanishes.
1910s: internal strife amongst the Ordo Dracul as people struggle to cope with the abrupt loss of their leader. The covenant’s enemies seize their chance and launch multiple assaults against the Ordo’s power and territory. In the chaos, many key Nests are lost.
1914: WW1 begins.
1915: Whitby falls to the Prince Bishops, the vampire lords of Durham. The Ordo is banished from the surrounding area, thus denying them access to the Whitby Crucible.