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The Hadrian Society was founded in 1989 by a group of wealthy vampires who perceived an imminent doomsday even tied to the year 2000. The Society felt it had access to some "lost" prophecies of Nostradamus and began making heavy investments in areas they hoped to exploit, especially gold and silver.
The groups primary founders were Winston Honeycutt, a 130 year old vampire who came across the "lost" prophecies; Ciara Taylor, a silicon valley engineer who was turned in 1986 and was aware of the Y2K issue with personal computes; and The Dahlia, a very enigmatic vampire who was a starlet before the advent of the "talkies" in hollywood before being turned in 1919.
They chose their name in celebration of Emperor Hadrian and to remind the lycanthrope population that, although Remus and Romulus, who are widely believed to have been werewolves, may have ensured Rome's founding, Pluto created the vampire to ensure that Egypt and Rome would not be ruled by man-beasts.
The group has headquarters in Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City that were all designed for protections from various extinction level events.
While the group claimed it was only the the actions of Ms. Taylor that the Y2K bug did not bring an end to modern civilization, their role in inhuman politics has continually decreased since the turn of the century. The group chose not to publicly advertise their concerns over end of the Mayan Calendar, but is vigilantly preparing for the the possibility of an asteroid hit on the Earth. While their worries about the end of the world have not born fruit, their investment in gold and silver has made its members, strictly limited to twenty-three, extremely wealthy.