There are basically five clans, right? Like if someday you’re a fucking scholar you can worry about thorny details but essentially there are five: serpents, savages, shadows, haunts, and lords. Vampires who charm, change, see, scare, and command.
They’re family – it’s passed down by sire. You have your sire’s clan. Plus it shows in how you bend and break.
Everybody has a fancy fucking title that Court cares about – serpents are Daeva, savages are Gangrel, shadows are Mekhet, haunts are Nosferatu and lords are Ventrue. You don’t hear those as much out here.
Everyone has their own knack for disciplines, too, but – well, someone can explain those later.