The Masquerade is one of the "Traditions", or laws, of the Vampire society. It is the heart of Kindred
(Vampire) existence. It is essentially the law that demands the knowledge of the existence of true
vampires is to be kept from mortal man. It is the First of the Traditions and is fundamental to Kindred
survival. The Great Society of the undead is called "The Camarilla". It is also the organization that
enforces Kindred Law. The Conclave could easily be compared to a Supreme Court or a Congress,
except that The Conclave is forbidden by tradition to pass judgement on a member of the Camarilla.
Therefore a judge, or Justicar, is appointed to pass sentence for them.