Once a place of worship, this abandoned mountain abode serves a different purpose to the Coven in the late 17th Century. On the orders of Vampire Elder Viktor, it is turned into a place of exile for Vampire Andreas Tanis.
Three centuries later it has changed again, having become Tanis' den of revelry and place of business with the Coven's enemies, the Lycans, sporting defenses such as a trio of chained savage Lycans and a trap door into the winding catacombs that comprise the monastery's lower levels. Inside the monastery, Tanis creates ultraviolet ammunition, which he sells to Lycan leader Lucian.
In 2003, after the fall of the Coven and the death of two of the Elders, Selene and Michael Corvin fight their way in to speak with Tanis. There, they discover Tanis' two lovers, Grushenka and Olga. After the pair depart, surviving Elder Marcus Corvinus attacks Tanis before he too can flee, and drinks his blood to obtain his memories.
As the name implies, the monastery is an ancient, abandoned dwelling once used by monks and priests, who lived cloistered lives that were dedicated to religious worship. The front of the building has a cross looking shape, which is safe to assume that it is a old Christian monastery. As with many places such as this, is located far away from the city and modern society, how the Vampires took possession of this place is unknown, but it was likely not difficult seeing how the monks could had been easily dispatched and would have shown little resistance.
After Tanis was banished to this place, and begun to secretly trade with both Alexander and Lucian, the old building has gained several improvements in his security and accommodations. The entrance was encircled with gates and fences and several warning boards to keep intruders away, movement sensors were installed, which triggers an alarm, and security cameras that could have access from the inside by Tanis himself. If an unwelcome guest arrived, Tanis could activate well-hidden traps that would catch them and lead them straight to his personal Lycan bodyguards and/or he could open other trap doors releasing said Lycans into the invaders.
Main Chamber Edit
This chamber was likely the chapel where the priests once used to pray in. Tanis has changed the place by adding his own decorations such as giant beds, where he would "entertain" his Vampire sex slaves, curtains, and candles to illuminate the place. However, much of the old building still remained, renascence Christian paintings were still visible on its walls and statues of old catholic Saints were still intact. Tanis also had a small wardrobe for clothes, a weapons rack, containing both Silver and UV ammunition, as well handguns, shurikens and crossbows, which was all covered by a blanket. There was also small wine rack on the corner wall to store his drinks.
Office Area Edit
Right next to the Chamber entrance, there was the Office Area, where Tanis kept his books, scrolls with ancient recordings of when he served Viktor as his historian. Another weapons rack was placed here, containing also several handguns as well UV ammunition. The decoration is rather similar to the Main Chamber, but also contains bookshelves, a few tables, chairs and chandeliers.
The catacombs were the place where Tanis kept his Lycan guards. It's unknown if it was built before Tanis moved in. This place was connected by several tunnels, rather small for a person to comfortably walk on, but perfect for Lycans to move around seeing how it's easier for them to walk on all four limbs. The Lycans were chained, however, making it difficult for them to escape the catacombs or the property itself as well to enter into the building. Stairs that would facilitate the access from the inside, likely for Tanis that would feed them from time to time or simply get rid of dead bodies, seeing how the place was covered in bones and human remains. Its uncertain why Lycans would have agreed to live in such conditions, however, it's quite possible that these were actually 1st generation Werewolves, since Lucian once had access to the species and they wouldn't complain to live like animals or to be working for a Vampire.