Some kindred do not have a clan at all, but are of bastard blood. This sometimes because they were abandoned by their sire, or were Embraced by an outcast vampire. A combination of thinness of blood and lack of social training has made them Clanless. This is a fairly recent phenomenon, and thus they are disdained by many of the other Kindred. Through many Caitiff are considered to be pariahs or anarchs, not all of them are outcasts. Some are acceppected among the Damned, although few have yet reached an age where they have achieved any real power. Indeed, it seems as though the greatest explosion of the Clanless has incurred in the last 50 years.