The Unaligned are those Vampires who have chosen to follow no defined Covenant. They are the unbound. Among the normally staid and conservative Kindred, they are the free-thinkers, the iconoclasts. Some are rebels, deliberately flouting the conventions of their elders. Others merely wish to go their own way, unrestricted by what others think or demand of them, but choose not to make unnecessary waves. Some are fiercely independent and would rather face the Final Death than suffer the chains of obedience and fealty within the neo-feudal order that represents modern Kindred society.
The Unaligned are often described as a Covenant but, if they are, they are a Covenant with no rules, no conventions, no leaders and no followers.
Being unaligned is not without its risks. Often one's associations and connections within Kindred society provide protection and support that can mean the difference between unlife and the Final Death. The unaligned eschew most such connections and thus stand alone against the night and its many dangers.