Andrew Owenden

From London Requiem

Andrew Owenden is widely regarded as having stabilised the Lancea Sanctum following the execution of the Cardinal Henry Woolmer in 1556. He became the focal point of the majority pro-Catholic faction within the covenant in London, but was not as archly conservative as Woolmer. The Reformation period had caused a great deal of tension among the Lancea Sanctum in the city, but Owenden successfully negotiated a truce between the pro-Catholic Lancea Sanctum and the smaller, but outspoken, group of pro-Protestant members of the covenant.

Owenden also travelled to the Square Mile six months after the execution of Woolmer and publicly accepted Invictus Lord Mayor Aaron Tyndale's sentence as just, on behalf of the Lancea Sanctum in the city. This action averted a permanent split between the two dominant covenants in London at that time.

The edict against Lancea Sanctum involvement in mortal politics in London also stems from the period of Owenden's leadership. This move was a reaction against a small group of Catholic sympathetic kindred to indirectly aid Robert Catesby and other members of the Gunpowder Plot.

Andrew Owenden provided strong leadership which helped slow the decline of the Lancea Sanctum in London for a time. But the infighting over the Reformation weakened the covenant, and coincided with the early Ordo Dracul incursion into the city, and the lack of influence the Lancea Sanctum hold in London in modern nights can probably be traced back to this period.

Owenden himself is believed to have either entered torpor or travelled on a pilgrimage - no-one seems entirely sure - in the mid to late 18th century.

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