The gloaming is a term used by certain sensitives and many elder kindred to describe the current state of supernatural affairs. The ravaging has had an effect on nearly every supernatural creed. For instance, most vampires were simply destroyed, leaving power vacuums for other creatures and vampires to fill. Some clans and individuals were changed on a fundamental level.
A further side effect is that there is a general 'disturbance' in the otherworld, creating distortions to certain metaphysical abilities rendering some powers useless.
It is rumoured that merely 2 or 3 kindred per major metropolitan area survived (outside of the Bay Area, that is).