An archon is a recognized agent of one of the justicars or Inner Circle members of the Camarilla. Archons are almost always selected by their justicar at the beginning of the justicar's term and are usually dismissed when their justicar is replaced. Individuals may be chosen to become an archon for a variety of services ranging from combat prowess, tactics, investigative, or espionage capabilities. They are usually quite skilled and, as envoys of their justicar's will, carry a lot of political clout. However, archons do not always act openly, and may simply divert resources and information to certain Kindred from behind the scenes.