The New World Coven is a coven of Vampires located in America. It is most likely not an official title but rather a modern-day distinction made in certain context.
It is implied that this coven was or still is linked to the Budapest Coven but it remains unknown if this new coven was originally established by dissidents of the Budapest Coven or with the Elders' consent much like a colony and if so, if they ever declared some form of independence.
While what role the Elder played in the younger coven's history and present remains unknown, by the time of the first film, Amelia was returning from New York, most likely a seat of power for the New World Coven, and it is clear that the New World Coven of the time held the Elders in high regard and that some form of reunion was set to commence with Marcus Corvinus awakening in the 21st Century.
The infrastructure of the New World Coven is unknown, although they most likely have some form of Death Dealers. There is the occasional mention of "houses" but it remains unknown if a house is synonymous with a coven or if a coven can consist of several houses, much like a royal court.
It is possible that the New World Coven had or still has a government equivalent to the Budapest Coven's Council. Alternatively it is possible that the position of regents was conceived to rule the covens while in turn be ruled by the Council.
Lucian assures Kraven that with the Council eliminated, the regent will soon have both covens but it remains unknown if Kraven assuming control of the New World Coven would follow further measures, such as assassinations or acts of terrorism by the Lycans.
- ↑ The New World Coven was presumably started no earlier than the 16th century, after Columbus discovered the New World, unless a Vampire traveled with the Norse colonists earlier than that. Many Hungarians immigrated to America in the 19th and 20th centuries. Viktor had left Kraven in charge of his affairs when he began his hibernation around the turn of the 20th century, which may imply that Amelia was already in America at that time.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "The trip from New York, by way of Vienna, had been a long one..." ~Underworld novelization. Also, New York City has the largest population of Hungarian Americans of any city in the New World.
- ↑ ... the elite of their coven welcomed their distinguished visitors from America."~Underworld novelization
- ↑ "...in just two nights' time... we will once again be united as a single coven!" ~Dmitri
- ↑ "Soon you will have it all: both great Covens and an ironclad peace treaty with the Lycans..." ~Lucian