From the introduction:
In the darkness there is danger, and it wears a human face. Vampires are real and control the world from the shadows. The damned hunger for blood of the living but like a wolf in sheep’s clothing they hide amongst their prey, keeping the flock ignorant of the fact they exist. The damned drape themselves in the cloak of humanity trying to forget what they are, but The Beast the primordial predator that awoke with every Kindred’s embrace, will not let them forget. The Requiem, or second life, has just started for you.
The damned is timeless, as such time has no meaning.