Royaume des Morts
Although technically a position at court rather than a faction, the Hounds are the largest group of Cainite functionaries within Paris. They act as the deputies of the sheriff in addition to their role culling the ranks of Caitiff and Thin Bloods within the city. Becoming a hound as a neonate is often taken as a sign of good things to come, especially for members of the low clans who are disadvantaged at court. Joining the ranks of the Hounds is a difficult process and involves a blood bond to the Sheriff, but members are allowed to kill Caitiff and Thin Bloods as part of their duties, and, with the Sheriff's approval, may present a case against any other Cainite (with or without the accused being present). Furthermore, members of the group have dispensation from mortal authorities to carry bows and or crossbows within the city.