Mission Presidio University is a prestigious private university in San Diego, CA. It is however, a school with a secret. Its the front for a powerful and ancient Chantry of the Council of Nine. Here the students study in a powerful and hidden realm upon which the campus is built the secrets of the Art, or as laymen call it, magic. To the mundane world they are all enrolled in a highly prestigious and competitive PHD program on par with Stanford or Yale.
The study is focused on the Nine Spheres via an inter-tradition curriculum that fuses hermetic student ranking and mentor ship with modern collegiate classroom and department organization. The Campus boasts a vast Library of arcane knowledge, and a powerful Node. The campus itself is a warded and hidden spirit realm with Presidio Park.
Outside the University is the City of San Diego as reflected in the World of Darkness. A vast tarnished jewel of industry, avarice, poverty, and corruption overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Hidden in the depths of its shadows are angry ancient spirits twisted by years of progress, and lashing out at the equally dangerous spirits of industry, greed, and exploitation. The shadow people clash in back alleys of downtown, and the quiet parks of the suburbs for turf, power, and old blood feuds. This is the territory of the disparates, orphans, and hedge witches. Spoke of in hushed whispers by the MPU Faculty in either contempt or fear. These magical outsiders deal in magic via favors, money, and blood. They gather what magic secrets and spells they can by any means possible, and are loyal to no one but their own covens and cabals, if that.