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APPENDIX II: BIOGR.ApHIES 200

APPENDIX III: ADDENDUM 206

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ENTRIBSAND ARTICLES

The work YOll hold in your hands, the Encyclopedia Vampyrica, [Ed: Spelled "Vampirica" elsewhere.jis divided into entries and articles arranged in alphabetical order. The [ormer are headwords as seen l.11 the kine's encyclopedias, such as ~TOn'.5 Feeding Razor, followed by a brief explanation, Different senses are separated by numbers. Ef dIfferent senses exist, explanations referring to items always come first, fllllowed by personal and then geographical names. The latter conversely offer a brief overview of a topic, such as the Vienna Tlmefine. Hyphenated keywords consisting of several independent parts are treated as one word: the same applies to abbreviations coils isnngof more than one letter. !'E is treated as two letters, Just like ce , oe and ue, even Lf they

are pronounced as one sound. Special letters like .a, it, 'f or e are treated like the respective regular lerters.

Entries consisting of several words are listed in. the natural order of their parts. In ge.ograph leal names, common parts I ike Bad, Ctud¢.d de J Diebel, Oulf of,· Kap, Mount, Pix., etc. Were not taken into account, and neither was the article rir in Arabic names (as opposed to in Spanish and American ones). In such cases, the full geographical name foHows the headword, Geegraphica] names starring with Sanj<;t, Saint, San; Sao or Porto are listed at the respective alphabetical spot.

In: Case of doubt, finding an entry is aided by crossreferences _

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OF HEADWORDS

+. The da te of an Embrace is marked by a·#. Biographical dates without these symbols mean. periods ,of power Or office. A period of several years i$ hyphenated (e. g. I L.O 11- 23). Unless otherwise stated, the dates after titles of books, plays, etc, are the .year of first publication or first p.erformance, not the period of creation or the point of time the work was fmished. Foreign works lire quoteC;! with English titles only if a ptinted English version exists.

For headwmds with different spellings, we havec;hosen the one someone would probably look up first for the Encyclopedia Vampirica; possible other spellings are added after the headword in ltalics.

Names from languages using Latin script thu-li are usuallv used in the form cotrnnon eo their c;ounu:v of origin, including language-specific: letters. For names and words from other script systems we chose the form of wr l riag closest to the ac mal pronun e la [ion. Whereyer a spelling' di.fferent from tHose basics is the usual one, we preferred it.

C,R'OSS-REFERENCES

The Entyclopedia Vampirica gives extra help by regularlv referring you elsewhere ftlr more in ormation, These references may be to other entries, orca pictures, or to one of the appendices at the back of the book. They ate ind ieared bv a --iI-.

DATES AND TITLES

We have used the Gregorian calendar preferred by the kine. Datee ofbtrth are marked by a :1<, dates of death py a

• Aaron's Feeding Razor: This magical ra<lor was created by a childe of the Meon early in the 17 rh century. On! y his first name - A-aron - and the fact that he abhorred hay ~ ing to touch his victims are knQwn: tonight. The +Malkavian used t~").e razor to draw blood from his victims because he disliked feeding directiyfrnm mortals for fear of soiling himself. For generations, the razer has changed ownership repeatedly. It is said to be able to pick outvictims with pure virgin blood - Aa,rC}n'S favorite pte;y. The blade is also supposed to cause wounds that require m ore than the U§iJal amount ofrrlfon to heal.

• Abbot: This term used in the --+Sabbat's ranks means the master of a local Sabbat haven, be it a -+ghoul or a -+ Kindred.

• Abel: Son (If__''Adam and -~Eve, brother of +Came, who killed .him, out of jealousy (Genesis 1,4).

• Abetorius: Fourth Generation Tremere, dates of birth and Embrace unknown; member of the -~Council of Seven. A. was part of a plan to gain influenck<for the -~Warlocks in the terra incognita or Asia in a sort of pincer-movernen t. He was supposed to move in from the west while his Rat' Eastern counterpart, Thomas Wyncham, would come from the other direction. A.'s mlssien can be regarded only as a failure. Although A. \\!1:lS successful at the beginoing byf'allowirrg the crusaders' paths, his chanrries were annihilated when [he -t Assamites flew down from the mountains, slaughtered the Warlocks and indulged wanton ->diablerie.

A ... and his supporters were forced to 'flee to --+Consrantmople, where they reside these nights. Although A. played a major part in what is called Tremere's revenge ~ the rltual that rendered the Assamites unable for cenrurtes 1:0 drink +Klndred -vitae - he and his tollowers did not do much to further their -""dan's ambitions. Of course, no one will believe the tUITL0rS thar say someone more powerfu I had fQrcee A. or the 'Iremere to stay their hand, yet the question how A. might have stayed a member of the inner Council despite

hls failure remains unanswered. .

• Abominatleru These, undead -+Luplnes I have many names: "Immortal Children," "Damned U rrah, ,j "V'r1koias," "Pale Ones" and "Luna's Demons." Forfear of dying, Some Lupines rum to -tKindred and pffer service in exchange for etemal unlife. But there ate only very few A, for the experience of the change: is usually painful enough to kHI these poor souls. A Lupine -+Embta,ced by a Kindred will probably die, aud this death is never easy, bvtaLway$ excruciating. A. areverypow'erful and versatile, But they lose their r'e.·generative abilittes - they are robbed of their rtrvsrical ties to their earth-mother.

Although A. are powerful, they ate forever alone. -~CamariUa Kindred rarely admit their responsibility for Embracing a Lupine. Ad-

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ditidnally, LUbSt A. are tied to their --+sire by a -~bloQd o.aili. Occasionally, an A. finds shelter With the .,.~ Dancers in. the Dark or the --+Sabbat, but usually, these alliances

don't last.

" Abraham: Fifth Genel!ation -+Capl?adOC~Mf "unknown, #beJpLe SOO B.G

-+Sire unknown. A. was the oldest

Cappgvocian in --,)'Jerusalem in the MIddle

I I Ages.For mere than 400 vears, he studied the so-called Black Torah, a scroll supposedlx penned in white ink on blackened parchment and which Con rains noncanomcal rev-

elations bv the prophet Elijah. Although A. WUI.IUt;U"U the wrl tings, he was (a~ frOl.");l reach. his gQal. He was aware that his childe . colleague -~Adam (2) regarCle~ him as . and so was very cautious in his dealin:gs with him. In spite of the -)odansympa-

thies between tb.e Cappadoc\ans and the -?VeJ;l.tTue in Onrremer, he did not trust;' the Venrrue crusaders hut respected their power and dedication to their CD US!:!. Is su pposed 0 have bee_o executed by the -I-Givann! in the 15 th cen tL!.ry ..

" Abram: Se:venth Generation -+ Ven true; one of the six -tKindred who reached Australia with the first settlers. Before they set sail for Australia, these six broke from the

·+Jyhfld, SWOTe an oath oflayalty to each other and hoped to lead an existence beyond the Influence of the Ancients' games. This idea! endured exactly until more Kindred reached Austral ia and A. dee Lared himself -40 Prince of Sydney. This enraged -·.Red Meg, a -4Brujilh who also belonged to the six and nuw believed A. had betraved her. This !ed to A.'~ rise and falL He has been clinging to a domain as Prince of Canberra since 1927 ·although he has no real influence on Kindred politics in Australia. He leads a secluded existence and allows no other Kindred in Canberra. Visitors are asked to leave or are destroyed.

" Abraxes: The "lord of the mists." One of the -+Nictuku.

" Absimiliard: Reputed name of the. -+ Nosferatu +Antedlluvian, Especially common in eastem Europe when Baba Yaga's brood refers to irs fbunder.

.. Academies A law school of the --+Clan of Kingship in Luxembourg.

• Achadramenos: Fifth Generation

Malkavian, Fonner Malkavian primogen in London. A. was destroyed fhere by -+ Amaranth In 1930.

• Adam: 1. Hebrew "man." Name ofthefin;! human being in the biblical creation myth (Genesis 1: 1-2); together with Eve progenitor of the human people and especially .of-->Caine; our -+Dru:k Father. - 2. Sixth Generation Cappadocian, *723. #813, + 1451. -~Si:re: -tAbrarum. Befote the+-Ernbrace, A. was a promiaing jewish scholar in -Jerusalem who deciphered complicated Aramaic writings for Abraham. During the dark times of me Fhst Crusade, A. sOl,lgnt shelter in Bethlehem with the -'Brujah -~Etheria and also brought his most importlim;,Ie!Sear.c.hPflpers there .. Tlarough.his studies, A. found our how much Abraham immersed himself into the writlngs of [he proplaet Elijah and how In,any secrets he h"d uncovered With time. A. remained faid1fui t9 Abraham until he was destroyed by the G iovanni 's hand.

" Adonai: Seventh Generation _"Salubr!: founder of the Salubri --+g.nthri.bu.

" Agaricus: M alkav ian, member of the group of six " Kindred founded by --+Red Meg that reached Australia with the first British settlers, Broke With [he -->cJyhad befure.leaving England and swore loyalty EO his companions. After reaching Australia, he sided with Red Meg and the Nosferaru Wid against the other three members of the groop. Moved to the newly founded city of Hobart. tonight capita! of Tasrnania, in 1804, where he has claimed princedom ever since. AdVOcate of a peaceful coexistence of Kindred and > kine without -+Masquerade and Jybacl.

" .t\.hmed, Elijah: +Caliph of the. --+As~amites. Destroyed in 1999 hr -')ourShulgi.

" Ainkurn: Sister sword of the Sword of --+Dracula, possibly imbued with even more mystical powers.

" Aix~la-ChapeUe: German dry at the bordet c:.lfBe!giltm and the Netherlands, MZ,QOO lnh., ancient.spa, bishop's see; A. Monasterv (with Palatinate Chapel founded by Charlemagne, coronation place of the Ger-

TIMELINE: AIX-LA-CHAPELL F

49: -'lkkene.i, -·Gangre! Methuselah, is. Embrace.ci in the woods surroundtrig A. by

->Rufus.

100: Start of the Germanic IDIDlS migraflnn. settlements in the A. volley,

500: German -·Ventrue rule the region where A. is tfJnight.

689: In dre A. velley, -. Volker, a No;;fernfu Elder, is Embraced.

711: The Ventrue Ragnar makes W01fnun of -~StoLbeug his ghoul,

74Z: The Oan,grel Rurold Bloodfist is Erob~acru:lln the woods surroundtng A.

760: Wolfram of Stolberg Is Embraced by Ragnsz

777: Einhard is Embraced by _,. Bulvia.

785: The """"Qhoeur Celeste starts building the OcragQn.

800: Mortals expect the end of the world. November 11: -~A ix- la-Chapelle Manifesto of the Choeur Celeste.

948: ReWn.of rhe--+Trinity(2) starts.

1092: Rutald Einbtaces Gottfried.

1090: 1097: 1105:

1136:

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1200: 1398:

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Dana is hom.

Rabhi Herschel Salomon is embraced by the Nosferatu Antonius Heercnyen, ~ni who belong$ to th'e kumpan~ of the .... Ravn~). Tsula camping at the gates of A., Embraces Dana,

A tr~veJi[!g Ca.ppad6cj~, _ucas Moravis, Embraces the manatQing1 Master Habakkuk, an inhabitant pi A,

1sula Embraces Konstantin,

The knight Falk ofMMStri\:ht is Errtbraced by, art un known :Ventrue in A. lh~ army of the Secand Crusade returns, to A. clefeated .. It bungs a fal$~ ~a to the City. The city's Cain'ites floud~h. aUI change for the dty looms on the hortzon. In late1all, Nikp!alofrrescko)V (see-Tri:a1W (2)) meets his Final Death in battle against th~ CboeUI Ce_le~~. Aft~l; 1;he bn.l1le, Benedl ct o'f Cluny, the ChQeu~~, leader, disappears without a trace.

Tsubl'S kumJ;ia.nia move on,

The Toreador unmask toe Setie Benedetto Rossanisi 'di Reg-gil), who hal> been posing as .one of theirs ibr more thi;lri 250 y~ar$.

N otulf.and Wolfram of Stol1wrg sit to court over Benedetto Rossanlsi d i Reggio and have him (:h;.c;ap~t!1JEd. _,.C6'cCielus ciestr,t.'lys Stolberg, overthrcws Norulf Rnd de..;;lare.s himself p_tinc_e of the city.

Gottfried is exulted as represenrarlve for Clan Gangn:lln:A.

The N osferatu Sma 11 pox Grlet, who has been dwelling in A. sin>:e tbt<"eat)y MidtUe Ages, leaves the dry and J{'Jmil the S:1Qba[, where she [elISins oG.tive unnl tonight.

The relationship between the forest dwellers and me ci!), dwel!era improves

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The Tereadcr Methu~elab -·<!::a;lrrla, who bad reached ->GQkoo,da iong aga, leaves A. together with Elnhard, Vendue chronicler 0f Charlemagne. Fjnally, they leave

Germanv altogj!mer and move 1:0 Ireland. .

Gt:rbetgtl:_, a revered +mage .. in .;A.., die~.

lkkenai entrust her clanmate Gdttfried wjtn guiding her brood and lea yes the A. valley

B\llk of Maastricht ferreOj out a gmupufll;),qj..li&itoT$ and kills them and all of their famllles.

Ikkellai le;uru of thl;!: VeriO'ue Rachrn ~)f the Orat1ge and T1elps mchesrrare a; tempo rary truce.

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Gottfried formallv becomes Gangrel primogen in: A.

--, NQrul£ is subdued and arrested for massrve vlolatiens of the first Tradition. f:._f\,er iii period of treacherous calm, Clan -f Lasornbra renews its attacks from Spain. Lkkenai ftghts the -~Magisten> alia destroys snme of the S:abbat packs flooding Flanders, in Brandenburg, Ikkenai Embraces a drummer boy called Thomas.

111e peace treaty of A ends the so-called devQluti!:1h. wjl', a. covet rOf the cOl)tlict between French 'Ioreador and Spanish Lasombra,

Falk of Maasrric ht, become') - art archon of the Ventrue J usticar +00dtfroy.

TIl,e Treule're_cn;(cm:;e the second peace treaty iJf Aix-la"Cbap~lle, which ends .ehe AUStrian \far of suoeessiort.

A ,cabal of ll'lages nettces OOl;tfried.

+Villon masterminds a ruse that encourages Napoleons armies 00 cn;;tquer A.

Volker frees Norulf '.

Napoleon \5 defeated at the Bartle tfLeip~ig.

Thomas rescues Ikke'llaL, who Has in torpor after a battle with --+Lollhi from the Arctic, and mke~. her home te fC

Notulf starts havjng suange dreams.'

€octeius makes Gotttrieu 615 seneschal.

Notulf leaves A. and retreats to the woods surmundiug tb"e cil;y. Falk of Maast khl is Sent tQ Shanghai.

Falk of Maastricht is sent to HQPg Kong.

Gottfried ap-d his loyal pet g) ou] [ohann an': destroyed inthe AWed Forces' fiL-st massive bombing.

Allied Fort.esilitJtl bombs on A.agaln.lkkenaL leaves the city. The QttagOIil's magical protection saves the dry-fmm total devastation.

Tsu!~ tries to kill Nfl;fs and rhelr Ln\H\m and Japanese allie.\; in a mansion dose te A, and IS desrroyed by 11M of the Gerrhan generab! who turns but_to be a +mage; Koastandn beconies !fader of the kumpania.

The !(umpanin.recurns to A., where Konstantin founds a SOrt of"de~Nazifkation" program for the city's Kindred.

Falk of Maastricht is Sent eo Los Angeles.

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man kings until 1531 ). For Cainite history in A, See the rhrteline below.

• Aix-la-Cbapelle Manifest(;J: Declaration of principles of the -~ChoeUI Celeste ("Choir ·of Celestial Vokes") given on.Ncvernber 11. 800 A.D. In it, the Choeur Celeste vows re protect manldnd from supernatural beings.

• Aivsha: Member of the->Jocastatians who claimed to be the author of my -·BOQh of Nod in an epilogue.

• Akoimetai: Orthodox order of monks that served the -}Tzim!s(;:e -tDracol1 and the -Obetrus T simisce in the East Romah Em-

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first quarter of the seventh century, (he A. began to systematically transcribe ~:nd guard numerous tomes of ancient lore .. TI1e iconoclast movement initiated by the -~ Ventrue -+ An tonius and the hatred that the Carpathian Taimisce felt for the Obertus Tzimlsce whom they saw as heretics first led to public mocking of the A'I later to torture, murder and the burning el their monasteries. The knowledge that the A had accumulated found its way into the library of the forgotten. The mortal monks that had survi v,ed the purge called rhemsel yes Gesudians after their Cainlte saint ----;oGesu. Only the name Obertus has survived until tonIght! referru1,g now to a Tzimtsce gh.oul famtly of the same name.

• Akritai: Whe[evet-~KindredIDingle w:irh mortals, there are unlortunarelv-rkine who see ehrough our ---1'Masqu,etadt;: and hont us mercilessly. How could it be different i.It Greece? These holy men hunt us wjth art admirable scientific thoroughness, and What I wouldn't give faronty one n\gh,t of rummaging throllgh the ir libraries. It is said that only the Vatican itself houses greater secrets.

• Al Sidi, Faqir: Legendary founder of the ---'> Laibon who carne out of the, plains alone according to the bloodl ine's history. He practiced blood and earth magic that was vety primitive, but still very powerful. He ~it:ed only one childe, Karnirl ---twa [therern, and taught him his ways. Thus, the Lalbon were created, This Methuselah's identity and ... clan remain a mystery.

• Alamut: This term provokes fear and awe at the same time. From; this plaee, also called

'Eagle's Nest" the -·Old Man from the Mountain, master of the assassins, sends forth his angelsof death onmissions from those who are willing to p~y the price. Tonight, after the -tTreaty of Tyre, the name dqes not mean the mountain fortress itself but only the place where the master and the elders of the -+clan reside.

• Al-Ashrad: The most awe-inspiring -1mage to ever walk the world. First magi" clan of the - -Aseamites, their """'Amr. The chtldc of -1'ur-Shulgi was the one to break

the-» Tremere curse with his --+sire's help and to empower his fellows ~o take the revenge they had warted farsa long.Lam afraid I cannot say ' mare about this being, for let's face it, deal." readers - would Y0U like to comecloser ,than necessaryto the man who bested ilia Tremere sin:gle-lrandedly?

• .Alas tor: When [he ---tjusticah; (lut together me first draft of the -t Red List, they decreed there had to be a groirp of ---1'<lrcho!1s who would concentrate exclusi vely on chasing the ---+Anathema. These individuals were the A. In the rneantirne, it ls possible to become A. without having been an ar-chon. These bloodhounds of the -'l<Camarilla travel extensively in search of the Anathema but also pursue their superiors' agendas and destroy their en" emies, Most ~tinces will send A.s back to the justicars, most of the rime under indictment. The [ustlcars _publidy reprimand any A wh.o was caught incognito in a ci:ey, especially when a prince orhis primogen can prove that his actions had nothing to do with chasing an Anathema. Usually a j usticar "forgives" an A.'s destruction when the prince can prove his ulterior motives, but most of the time the affair doesn't end here ~ justicars always find a way to exact revenge.

The A:.. are usually well armed and tt;airie'd1 especiallv when they are fOUJI:er archons. Older A usuaU-y are former archons and have .serv'ed their jusricars well, which pl:ompted their promotion to A.s. ) should maybe note that the A. think they did the right rhing when hunting the Anathema, for itmakea the ,world a. safer place fo~ the Camarilla" An A. who carries. the -~ ti:oph y sign (or ----'>sign of the aeast) usually hides iii by wearing gloves ..

·Al~A£if: Manuscript written in me-dieval Arabic rumored to be in the pQS~el>sion of a -"TIemere (action, Serves them as a means to tnterprerthe -~ BObk of Nod. Tht~~ext, also called the Necronomicon, is supposed to have been written by the prophecand poet Abd --+AI-Aztad.lt pestularesa beltef in a universe vaster than most have ever dreamt.

• Al-Azrad, Ahd: Mad prophet and poet; author of the --+Al-Azif, in the U.S. called the Neoronomicon. Could he be the same lndividual as --tA:I~A-shradJ

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• ALbigensians: 1. Also. called -+Camari, Followers of the -'Path of Carhan. - Z·, Ascetic heretics from southern France. I'\fter fruitless efforts by Pope Innocent l11, finally extingui~hed ~y the ~tltiquisiti6rL ir:L L33Q.

• Alexandria: 1. A, built in 331 B.C. by Alexander the Grear, served as capital of

I Egypt for centuries. Tonight, though, its splendor and glory are long gone, and like most of its undead inhabitants, A. is only a shadow of its former self. 111,e --+Ventrue and --+Toreador were preeminent here at rimes, and old members of those --tdans srill dominate --+ Kindred society. S j nee the last Toreador prince, -+Marcellus, was mysteriously destroyed oyer 50 years ago, rhe r+'Iradttlons are interpretedand enforced by the -+primogen.

Here, one at the greatesc crimes in history took place when Christendom ruled [he Roman Empire in the £OUl'm century and tried to eradiJ:ate paganism. Chrlsdans burned down the great li.brary of A., ';lIld in the conflagrauon, more than 500,000 scrojls, tablets and tomes felt victim to the fian1es. The knowledge of epochs turned to ashes. But -+CapPaQoci-ans who had their havens in A. 's catacombs claimed the library still existed in the Underworld, <II1d Kindred who were brave and able enough to penetrate the border between: the worlds of the living. and the dead could still prof Ii. from the knowledge it stored. In these nights, the Cappadociahs, [00, are history and bave mostly been forgotten, and the cataoombs ·of A. that have not been uncovered by moerals yet are Nosferatu domain. - 2. Fifth Generation Toteador. A. reached th New World together with Francisco Pizarro in 153.1. One or the best-known represeutativea of the: --+Camar"illa in Sourh America. In addition to being +Prince of Buenos Aires, A. oversees almost all sect activities in Argehtina and owns several casinos all over South America. 'fWD rumors circulate about this Kindred. who has persevered on this conrlnent against all odds like no other member of the Camad!a. Firsr, especially teamed Tbreadoc firmly believe A. is really Callistl ...... y Castillo; second, she is seen as having tieS to the so-called "Red Ludwig,' one of the world's most infamous art thieves,

• AI-Faqaoi. Fatima: Sixth Generation --j" Assam! tie; * 1080, #1102, chllde of

--+ Themes. Fatima was born as the child of

an Almohad family. Her passion and dexterity raised the Aasamites' attention. As a devout Muslim, she fought the Christians in all +Crusades after her--+Embraceexc{lpt for the Fourth. Over the centurtes, she became

one of the Assarnites' best agents. She fought fanatically tinder the leadership ofher -'cIID1) which is why the --+Kindred see only 'the heartless murderer in her, But deep within, she is completely (Om.1 which drives her instead elf crippling her ..

t\ccQrding to rumor, Fatima has chafed nnder the dlrecnon +ur-Shulgt seeks to lead the clan, and ha..s turned her back on the main body of the Assamises.

• Alfonso: Lasombra. Childs ef Narses, Also known as Bishop A. of Venice. In spire of the prolonged resistance of the -trinity of -~eonsta1'lJmople, A. ,seiz'ed power ~here in 1185, allegedlv with the help of the -lneonnu. Since the Fourth Crusade he clauned domain ill. the Latin kingcleIn. of Constantinople. After the decline of the Byz ..

the other beingthe wild, primal Beast that keeps him from his goal ttme and time again. He is the Nosferatu -i"primogen in 0hieago. Although he has hidden in the ,I background for a long time, alert ->;Kindred there learned about his existence when the -+Lupines attacked the citv, for he played an important role in defending it and killed some of these creaeures himself.

• Amaranth: 1., Small red finch £tow Afuc~. - 2. In Kindred parlance, the act of drinking bleed from other -·Cainitl;;s and drawing their soul into one's own, The asseciatten might arise from the predorrunantcolor with,' cl,:te bird and with the drinking. - 3. Precious II redcrchid traditionally sent to the future victim of A. (2) as an a~vance warning one week prior to tlte attack in Antiquity and the. Middle Ages,

I ~~tt"trlfil'l'tJ J4tMn,dt,1 "" "tAI1't IN,,)''''! >lU"Ilt 6iJt1. • Awis Nolrss Inner circle of the Lasombra, I ilYl~n.Dr~.

Probably founded in the 15th century. Paral- I

iel to the Sabbar, Unofficial beginnings as I

early as the seventh century. The name is

French because this was the only language

aside from Latin that both the lralian and the Spanish elders spoke, Members call chemselves++rrue Lasornbra; the rest of the -,.clal1 is I~garded as rank and file. The It.. see themselves as shepherds of the other Lasombra, Mentioning them to nonmembers is strictly forbidden. Nonmembers of the A. often see them as an appendix to the Sabhat. The A. used to meet once per decade for a blood feast at -leCard!na! ->Monyada~ haven tQ which other Sabbat members, especially -·Toreador antitribu, were invited, too. TIle A. organize the -lepalla Grande as well as the Festivo della Estinto.

antine Empire, hevan:ished, buteyewitnesses report that he had been called. back to his =sire. Possibly A found refuge with the -tSahbat.

• Al-Rashid, Khalid: ...... Nosferatu; as a mortal, he was one of the Muslim leaders responsible for the hlcodrhlrsrv image the crusaders had of all Muslims. As one of the undead, he is now torn between two aspeers of his personality, one looking for peace in the mvstical state of Golconda,

• AmI: PI. Amria. Tide. Qf the foremost sorcerer cfthe-s-Assamttes. The A. isa member of the ->Du'at.

• Amsterdam: One of the strongholds ofthe -i"CamariUa in E'U[ope and one of irs. most beautiful cities at chat. A. is a hotbed of new ideas - a ltberal.menopolls that has preserved its own charm, A clever - ~Kindr.ed should never have to >!lufferfromh.unger here) fot the vast red light disrrict with its wlaorehouses and dubs offers more than enough choice fot dlfferenr tastes. The Prtnceof A.., ,a -i"Venrrue called Arjan -,:Vaod;liell, has only one bigger

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L3rb century: Anarch Movement founded, according to sources by Brujah, Hth-14th q"enturifSl Inqulsiticri wars ..... Anamhs de,s~tqy elders, i;he -->-Assamireli.comeout

into the open neona~ upriBtngs occur across EU;rope.

1205: Ani1l~ m2k~ peace with d1e Nsamtres, arid together they kill the .... :Lasombra

Antediluvian,

1240: Anarch-Revolution starts.

1381: Pe-as<1nt IevQI L in England. --->- TyJer is Embraced by Robin ..... Leeland,

11 394: -. M~tnHnda, .... Tremere cQuncHot\ and the ~ Ven true -, Hardestadt propose a league

of .... Ktndred, The $1J!:;gesti n is mer with apathy.

1395: Hnrdesradt is destreved when Tyler artacks hi;3 e.~sde.

H20: Pelilk'pf the Al\arch Revolr,

1435: Division of the Kindred into a ~@:amarilla'\firsr me - rioned,

1444: Augu6tull "~Oiovanni dj~blf\rtClCli 'Capp<!-docius.

l450: Wa\l'e of pestilence in Emo[le leads to growing distrust ,berween the -~ Kindred, for rhe Tremere have arisen tecendy, too, Most of the London Kindred of the 9th and lOt h Gene at jon disappear after drinking frc)1l1 djseased ---> kine. c-I-'Mi thras uses this, C':ap~ure$ the Treillete 'chantry lord and J;Itake~ ~n exampLe of him. Many mortal. minions of .tbe Tremere vanish. Re~is,sru;!c.J;: starts, n -'Tq_readur l\.a(a_el +de G:nraz(m make. his- famous speech that leads to ~h~roI.Lll.Clir),g of rhe -'Cilm<'!Ii lla and to the -.MasqueraJe. ~.Etrius leads the Tre-merefrQm the c:han_~ry 'in'Ceotis in

-tTransylvanill to the one i:n.""'Yienna.

-~Sel'Vtr-qrs of Inlcl' founded.

War of the Roses in England.

L456:

J460; 1462:

L486: 1492': 1493,:

Constantinople falls (0 the- Turks, The Camarilla calls a blood hunt on the . Assamileli. Coluuibus reaches America,

End of rhe fWil Anarch RevQI , -~C1'inventidn of Thoms.

problem at present: [he ->Gi€Jvanni., the accursed (amily of Italian merchants, is trylng to establish a foothold in his domain by whatever means necessary, The reader shou I d lend no credit to rumors about a Sabbar pack led by a man named ----tKarolus, because whenever the Camarilla manages to claim an area over a significant period of time, tirn.td madmen paint the terrible image of' the -~Sabbat on any wall in reach -even in a domain as calm and quiet as A.

I • Anarch: I am afraid I nave to discuss this. very controversial issue, though I am aware !:hat the persdo.al epin ions and beliefs of a sage should never come in the way of his' view of

II what is essentlallv true. I can understand the dissatisfacricn and the urge to betree that the -~f1edglings who cannot or do not want to cope with the old ways and therefore don't

, consider themselves members of the

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->GamarillafeeLOn the other hend, we cannet have structures. char have proven useful -and belpfi)l for more than five centuries overd1.t.own arbltrarily. At least, I am sarisfied to be able to say that these revohrttonary tendenctes cannot be ascri bed to my ....,.dan only but are a problem common to all clans. And make no mistake - nOt nil A.s are rebellious revaluticnaries interested only in ->dil;lblerizing all --)-elders and overcoming the status quo. Many As only want to trulv be themselves, q,:tbound by others' rules.

• Anarch Free State: Anarch dom-ain on the U.S. West COilS:!:; centered around LA. On Dec. 21, 1944, Jeremy -MacNeil and the other members of the so-called Revolutionary Council started their campaign 1;0 overthrow Don Sebastian, the ~"_Prince of L.A., in a demonstration of discbedience unireard of ~l1ltil then. AlLegedly, their revo-

hnicn was caused by a leng series of opprt,1s~ sian of and attacks on ---'>anarchs and other young +Cainites. These attacks climaxed in an episode where MacNeil was seized ano beatenby -Kindred loyal to rhe.prince. On Dec. 23, the issue W2SIesolved and me princ-e and the ---'>primogen had been d~st;royed. A manifesto, [he -!-Statlls Perfectus, was issued by the Revohmonarv.Counctl. Basically, this collection eli absurd icle-as proclalmedevetv Kindred's ti~l~t to he free and independent and declared the dedicanon ofthe A's Klnrued to the goal of freedom.for ali Kindred, Then, the Revolutionary Council di~solved, The-tCarnatill<.l braced (or terror in cite style of the French Revchrtlon or at least for a new -.Anarch Revolt. The snarchs all over the world ~ejoiced in the hope that a land offreedem and equal eights had been born unto them. Both were disappointed, Tonight, L.A is an overcrowded beehive of anarch gangs fighting-fo.r territorv, Until recently, theraids of the archons of the now-destroyed -+N esferatu -+J usticar -~ Petrodon reminded the city of its treachery. Even now, the only truly safe place In town is the Barony of Angels (for mortals: downtown L.A.), which M.'lcN eil guards as his personal territory. Those who cannot survive in the neighborhoods derninared by gangs gather In.the.barony, where MacNeil lets any Kindred feed as long as the ->Masquerade is not broken. "But even these territories are endangered. Not long ago, a number of ..... ~Cadmyaru became active in town. Agroup ofKueHinl13S begun to fight the anarchs for LA. 's heroin market, U ntil now, MacNeil has recognised the Chinese tongs' SOvereignty, but die. peace is fragile, Sooner or later the sitnation in Chinatown will fntce MacNeil to take it stand. In. the meantime, he: has advised aU Kindred to stay clear of Little Tokye. It se('!ms, though, as jf every night bteugh t more Kueijin. The anarehs of the A. askthetnselves if these new aut vats might be the spearhead of an Invasion - and are angry because the Camarilla has started talking to the Kueijin formally without even Irrenlvlng the anarchs.

• Anarch Manifesto: A lampoon penned by Sa1vador~Garcia. The author tries to incite anarchs all over tho: world to rise up against their elders on the lowest of intel-

lectuallevels. He insists on ideas like democTacy and absolute freedom. He reports his

-Emhrace by :a->BruJah in the early 2Qth '·century and confesses ht,s part ln founding the ....... Anarch Free State <lilt! hi:sdiabLerie of the f6rme~ -~ Prince o(Lo~ Ange !e~. The screed dlmax€$ in a rhreat to muzder the fanner

Nosfer.atu --)oJ usticar -t' PettOd0111 which raises the Suspicion that Garcia might have been parroE his assassina tibrt. In one part of the A., the -BJLthor sheds light on the anarchs' fate \'.hl'q,jJgh the eenturies and especially praises -tGarthage and the French Rt:vo.lutiDr;t - which he never would haveexperienced all a chil~e .of1;he 20th te.n.tury.

• Anarch Revolt: The largest uprising of younger ---'>Kindre.d against their sites and ->eldl'!fs that led to the founding of [he I

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• A.nadtepw,: The 13 ~'Klndre,d an rh~-+Recl List.

• Anatole; Eigh~h Generation Malkavian; *1173, ,#,1193, +-1999. Chi.id_e of Pierre l'Imbeclle. A. is also called the "hGly harbiu~ ger." He -a~ways had visions, bur. only after his --+ Em brace did they start making sense, lathe Middle Ages, +Oeravio turned to him, He ask-ed A. to destroy him by --t.Amanm:th. A. did and was on a missiort ever slnce- unn! he met his Final Death. Togerher;.wLth my col-

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teague Lucita (see her biography in Appendlx 1I) and ---),Beekett he searched for ftagments of the -'Book of Nod and told about the comingof -tGehenna. A. committed suicideafter passiag on all his knowledge in a cave in the Adlrondacks in 1999.

• Andronicus, 'Elias: -~Elihu.

• Angelo: -tAnath.ema of uuknown ---+clan and generation, hunted by Clan -c>u'emere for more than three decades now. Sometime in the '60s" this -j,Caillite showed up on the American contlnenr in the aftermath of a -l-S~bbat attack on Los Ang;eles. A. makes every watcher ponder some lnterestlng questions: it is sa ld he was in a state of eonstant -4-frenzy and thus immune to --t Rotsc hreck. Other stories claim hewas a --tTzimisce who had managed to incorporate the bodies of nurnerous other ---),oKindred into his, which is said ttl enable him to use aU -'l-Di~dplines known to LIS. Stilt other assumptions link him to the -+ Blood Brothers. It is rumored that Some Trernere even think A. was the K indred's next evolutionary step. His whereabouts remain unknown.

• Angellis ater: ""*Lasombra who focus on the darkness within until it becomes an obsession wi th the derkncss without. These are called A. or -t"Black Angels." Nothing is known about their first meeting with the --4, Baali, hut some suspect that Baali tram the lineage of---),Azanealfaci.!itaredthe A's contact with the infernal.

• Angels of Caine: Term the --t Ass:;ttltite antitiib.~ use for themselves.

• Angiwal',: -Nosferatu; had led many a Germanic tribe before cRe Roman legions marched north. It is probably due ro his struggle that the emp ire never e;xpande.d be-yond the Limes. A. is a remarkable figure who claimed an adversartal domain full of -~Lu-' pines and without cities fur many cenruries and made it grow to.his benefit. AdditionaUy; he is one of the Nosferaru who have taken up the fight against their siblings" the

Nictuku. He maveven be the only one of his clan to be able to stand up. to them in age and power. With the arrival of the Christians in his territory, his tracks vanish, and the -rKindred qf the area lQng,thougbr him destroyed. But only a few yeats afr_er~~Baba Yaga awoke, the German Nosferaru related to each other having Eelt[lis presence. They said he moved east to ke'ep fighting the hag as he had done onthe Catalaunian. [EDITING: SlCI] Fields in the year 451.

• Animalism: The -+Beast exists in all creatures, be they flea-ridden rats or mLghty elders of the --tKindred. A. lends its users a limited control of the Beast within. Kindred who do not possess this ---+ Discipline seem to repulse animals unless they already established a bond with them while still breathing. Other animals. will j list try to escape from Kindred, although some might attack them outright.

A. is well known aIllotl'g the Gangrel, -. N osfera tu, -> Tz irnisce anti -4 Ravnes. These ->dans often use. animals as. retainers and ghouls.

• Anotos, Karen: Having managed only to play mediocre roles with mediocre talent in mediocreHoll ywood films as a mortal actress,

Karen is a lot less d ignified snll among the -;Kindred. A. believes in everything ever written about vampires in books OI shown ahour them in films. Amor;g other th~hg$, she avoids ---i>garlk, running -~water and ---+holv s'{Olbo'ls. She dr~$~~ only ill black and surrounds herself with a ---+herd of -7!1e~sels in ruffled shirts With black f'i.nge-mail$ Writing third-rate poetry, Byron spins in his grave ...

• Antediluvians: The members of the Thrrd Generation and thus some of the oldest

-Cainlte warlords involved in the [yhad,

• Arttitribu: Literally, "anttclan" or "enemy of the dan." The A. are -~Kindred who have turned away from their "parent clans" and now are part of the 4Sabbat. The +Lascmhra A. are an exception; as they have lefr the Sabhat in favarof an independent unlife or'the ---+CamartUa. A. are usually regarded ;very poorly by their parent clans, which is especially true for the Lasombra.

Antonesc UI N icolai: Six th Gene rat ion --\.Tremere; *13031 #1314; -Regent of

-7Chica~o. A. was discovered by the Tremere

as a child and tallght ever since. According to A. his -+Embrace came a few years too early, though, when his master sired him al[ef a failed attempt to summon a demon. A. has run the chantry faithfully for centuries, and his loyalty was rewarded with his posi[ion in Chicago in 1869. Only a few people know that -t Lodin owed hLs pr iricedom largely to A., for the regent used his many magical arts to persuade a number of --'JoKin~ dred to support Lodln, The --tVentrue owe A. gratitude and respect, and one night, A. will start calling in favors.

• Antonius: Aka "the Gaul." This ....... Ventrue is among rhe founders of the -4 Trinity (1) of -l-Constantmople. He must haye been . Embraced several centuries B.C. A. ruled Galli/:} until the Romans came. He recognized the ideals ofhis -~clan in the Romans and joined -~Camilla and thus, the Rernaa.Empire, At that time he must have met -·Micha.el, and the two becamelovers. From the beginnmg, A. was the driving force behind Michael's dream. His pragmatism and logic lerrt s(ablUty to the ---+Totl~ador. When

the third man of the trio, the --+T:timisce

II -tDrm;on, reached -7 Constant inople , envy

arose La -A. Through his desperateartetnpts I tP keep Michael'sattenti.Cin for himself his envy gradually turned to hate. A.'s. struggles wlth the Dracon are legendary andinfhrenced the hlstory of the Byzantine Empire. They ended in me a trocitles of the Iconoclasts when A. joined the Iconeclasts teapplv their mnrtal example in the -~Klncl~ed world. Their actions in both worlds Were so extreme that they led to A. 's destrucden in the eighth centurv

• Anushin-Rawan: An exceptional II -J'Ventruewho can look h3Ck on a proud herirage of a line of distinguished elders dating back to -4 Veddharta hirnself fu an ambassa.dor and peacemaker of the Camarilla and ~he Ventrue, she has proven her competence tittle and again and underlined the fact that the expectations put upon her due to her noble lineage were well justified. During her efforts she recognized that a place wRere ---+Kindred could meet undisturbed ro discuss was of immense importance. In the 19505, she made a proposal to the Ventrue directorate and was granted the necessary resources. She bought the island of ~~ Ylaros and created a peerless sanctuary far Kindred to l1;teet. This island brought her as much status as her lin-

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eage and her excellent diplomatic skills; thus,

I she IS one of the most glamorous and influential Ventrue. of the Final Nights, The fact that the ---+ 1 nne! Circle has considered meeting on Ylaros and Leaving Venice defjnitely doesn't diminish her status and prestige.

• )\.potheosis! Ore&. for the process df atraining godhood, 01 adorauorr. Ofte·n used in conjunction with 4Capp~dpcius's plan to ->diaBler,ze God b_! m self and thus become a gdd.

• Apprentice; The lorwest rank in the internal hierarchy afClan Tremere,

• Ara}rur: Fabled -tVemrue "'Methuseiah who is rumored to have founded the ciry cf Ur ant! [Q have been the -Josue of ---I-Ti:amat.

• Arcanum: :A widesprea,.d organlzatton of mortal sages who know of the existence of me ~'Kindri:'!d a).1U continue poking their noses into ouraff'airS. Their knowlt:dge makes the A. members a potential danger, and any Kindred would be well m,lvised to stay away from them ar ~l1ybe even force the A.. to leave them alone (as ir happened in. 1910, when the __"Trernere burnt down the A.'s chapter house in Boston). Their chapter house in Vienna is tolerated by the Tremere because they have managed to create ghcmls from someofthe most influential Au~trlan members of the A., which enablesrhe-vclan to freely use rhe vast archives of the A.

I II • Archbishop: A Cainite daiminp domain

over a --tSabbatdty alone. Not every Sabhar dty has an A.; some have bishops at coun-

ei1s of bishops instead. .

'Jhf!JI! Iri:.ri$ .sfi/f drm 'Ijel pu6!isJ:ed, rio Jbeyl 91« 'm;rel ,Ioqie/ie:! fl'Duld hGJie.·Rlj/ hear! /Qr /hir ...

• .Arehom Office of die -'CaJ,Yla'ctlla; aides bf -j cstieara acting according to their wishes, If the [usticars are. the -Inner Circle's hands, then the A.s are the fingers on these hands. Often, A.s~n make a justlcar's presence be. felt ey.en if He i~ nbt present at all. A.s are part of the Camarilla hierarchy but are not ~o far rerp.ot¢ from the typical ---I- Kindred's unlife that thev ceuldn'r gam the trust 0f 6Jilier Kindred outside-the hierarchy. This makes them ideal watcher~ whose ideas often carry Significant weight with their patrons.

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• Ardan of Golden Lane: Seventh Generation ---I-Tremerei "'Prague 1087, #1107.

ehantry leader at --tCeOt':is, A. was an alehemisr's apprentice. After discovering his magical talents; he joined House Tremere and was -·Embraced at Ceoris after having learned about the --+Tzimisce.c0nfiict with the Warloch. He was sent back to Prague to erect a chantrv that should supply Ceeris with goods and .gold, He did such an admirable job that he was made r(}gem of Ceoris when Etrius moved to _, Vienna with Trernere. Under A. s leadership, Ceorls was expanded until it waaa veritable fortress that even survived Communism. These o.ighr.s, A. counts among the most influeutial Tre.mere who are not patt ot the -~Ceuncil of Seven; it is said he knew more about the secret machinations within the -'clan than even some of the councilors.

• :Arikel: Most common name for me dan founder of the -+Toreador.

• Arimatheaos: -~GehennaCLLlti founded 30 A.a The A. can trace the it history back to the first "\lights after the crucifixion. A number of -~ Kindred from Judea were interested in the story ofJesm' resurrection. EventuallYI they dismissed it as a figrne;ot of imagination or an a.r~ifact lost to time. 1'1 evertheless, somekepr be liev ing and haplng. They searched, aU fout corners of the world for the geaH that their founder, Joseph of Ari marhe a ... was supposed to have brought nOl'th. Unfortunately) they were not the only ones interested in the grail, and it was taken a '\\fa y b'y mysterious guardians. The A. attribute powersto the grail, most of

which can be traced hack to mortallegends, Since 1110st of the A. refuse to ~sire childer (because it would be a sin to endanger someone else's sou I), they need to find new members bvconvereing others. Recently (that is, in the last few years) the A. havestarred to exchange knowledge with other, smaller groups indulging in grail lore but stemming from Celtic myths ..

For n th~ologisL it would be aH expertenee to spend a year among the A.., since their practices cOffie-dire.c;.tlynQID the original Christians,

• Arpad, Nova: Seventh' Generauen +Ventrue; '" 102U; #1050. Sent to -~Transylv9U-ia by the Hungarian Ventrue to superv ise the feudal $ystem. there. By day, the mortal nobility ruled. The sinister rule of the night b lossomed only after sund own, \~hen doors 'I,1'ld windows were firmly shut. A. did net develop this system on her own; .. be mirrored the Szeklers' bmtali.ty.When she reached Transvlvania, she was an idealiElt.Ac.cqrding to her, the Hungarians' acLions were onLy lOgU;aL Hungary Was a Christian klngdom, and mnrtals fa~wing papal laws P0ssessed a hqruan irv the VentruecQuld pnly dream of. The western Part of the land was on tHe same level as other elvillsed narions. Transylvania was a. eountry of barbarian pagans, and even the land itself was sreeped in.evil. Only d;vilizarisn could tame it.

In her mortal days, A.. had been the daughrer of a noble Arpad. She had received an exquisite education that consisted not only oflanguages and literature, bur also of music and riding. In spite of her wits she was destined to be the genius behind a powerful husband. No matter bow beneficial such a relationship could be, she would never bave :my real power. That was nor enough for A.

The ---.- Embrace ga ve her incomparable pessibilities. She was fasdnated by politics, Her +elders soon recognized her abilities. She was also an enthusiast for the history of Hungary and Transylvania. As a strongwilled and aml!litiou.s politician she believed she was able to civilize the country, for as a Ventrue it was her purpose to bring about order. Mortals had to be shown their place in the erder of things. This wasn't a question of arrogance- it was divine right. Her ambition and her rherorical taients earned her the elders' respect, and soon she was selected far the chance [Q serve them in the wilds of Transv 1 vania,

Hercruel fate was the result of a -~Nosfetat:tt conspiracy. They (Lsed rht;'ir powers to make A.look like a fool, But A was Creed before a year had passed. After 1240, she rorced several Transy I vanian princes to support the reinforcements l1-'l. the Siebenbiirgenby Be~ IV. Then, she urged the Hungarian ---;,Cainites and the Holy Roman Empire to

bring Saxon prtnces to the country. In 1288, .she helped to establish the Imperial Diet, an assembly of Transylvanian u@bles. In the mortal realm, the feudal lords demanded ever-increasing taxes from the Romanian serfs. Many of these fled to the neighboring I Waltachia or Molda~ia.

In 1437, ·the Romanians roseup against their lords. The Union ofThtee Nations answered I by recognizing only M a;sy ,ItS , Germans and Seeklers as races with privileges .. Seven Saxon princes cried to rise to power. This led to A. supporting th.e oppression in Hungary Em two I centuries. After the 15th century, her fate is lost co-the mists of time, but it is reliably sure that she was destroyed in recent nights.

• Arpad Ventrlle: Coceriesupperting the Ma,gyar noble dyni;ls.ty of the Arpads ID1d coming mainly from it:~ ranks, especialLy Zomhar artd Gesa !rpad, bath sons o£ -> Billsql. The dynasty otiginallv c.-ame·fr0m ~outhemRu~;;ia I and was extinguished in the 15th century when Nova -> Atpad Vanished.

• Ar-Rahman, Abd: Fourth Generation Maikavian, "'ca. 750 B.c..; -'sire of~~Jacobl Esau,

• Asabiyya: Name far the -'Assamites' tradition of absolute loyalty to each other and the clan, a behavior that some of the dan should remember weU.

• :Ashton, Lord: -.Oangrel of unknown gen-eration; author of an agitprop "guide for y:oung Gangrel." It remains a !nySte-ry how bf all clans, a dan that's not tQO interested in the education of its-'neonates came to commission such a book.

• Ashur: 1. Prom old Assyrian Assut.tbe main deity of the ASsyrians, a warbke people that arose from the minglfng of non-Sumerian origfual inhabitants and Serniric immigrants and settled down at the upper Tigris and the Grand Zab around 2500 B.C.:, land and capital were named Assur after him. -2. Almost no other un'dead is depicted in many legends and Lllytbsas diversely ;!s this reputed Anted ilu v ian - for this is \II hat he probably was - known under this name. _"Noddisrs and occu It scho lars of all ages cannot agree on his idenritv, mainly because A. is -rumored to be the fOumder of the infernal ---l- Baal i bloodline.

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The tfteory I can support proposes that A. was , -tCagpad oci U~, . the founeler of the CappadociIrrls, for aged members of this -dan refem!'C1 to the father €If their dan. by that name,

The rumor about A. ~aving had a third eye, wh;ch is interpreted as him being Saulot, the feunder of the extinct Salubri, is almost certainlva myth, probably invented by members of the Usurpers to convince the hap,lessQtthe rJghr-eQLlliheSS of their crusade ·againsrr;p.e "soul-eating' chllder ofSaulor, Evervone who has looked into our early history knows about therelariorrshlp between. the Salubri and the

I diabolical BaaLL It ls: ridjculeus to interpret it as if the Salubr! had something m_hi.cle or to'

I make up for,

.' Assamites: The A. come from the deserts of the East and bring a miasma of terror, They

are known as a dan of fanatical killers taking assassination contracts from other -Ca i ni tes rhar must be paid in blood,

The 'A, tended to stay clear of --+sectaffairs. Some see them, as usefiil fqr executing bleed hunts, destroying unwanted cQ.ilCier and infilrrartng enemy power bases. But A. rarelv ally wi th'other Cainites, for they see them 'as, lesser. Unlike other clans, the A do not claim ttl have a Third Generation founder, They believe &~iI founder to hav:e beena member of the Second Generation, which makes all other Calnites &wed copies, of:tbem.

In the nights before, the founding of the ~!Camarilla and the ....... Sabbat, the A. used to practice diahlerie, (or they tried to get closer to "the One," as they call their founder. Wirh the _"Anarch Revolt and the founding of the Camarilla and the Sabbar, man.y -velders grew restless becausethe cannibalistic A. prowled their ranks. The Camarilla asked the -~ Tremere to curse theA.'&: --+blood, thus subjugating the clart and preventing them from drinking other Cain ip~s' -rvlrae, The A. could not confront the eatuarilla and accepted this humiliation. Those who did nat accept ehe -~Trelnere curse joined the Sabbat,

I In 1999, changes were feltwithin the clan.

The dearest sign of them was the fact that the dan broke the Tremere curse. Free Fr6m the chains that stopped it from diablerbing,. the clan went on a killing and cannibalism

spree, The A, now destroyed other ...... Kindred without contracts,

The A. are mete, aggressive now. Where they once accepted no. second contract for $I victim that had conquered one of them, the elan can now hunt this victim anll often does sa with incomparable zeal. Also, the A have stopped honoring the tradition of the tithe for the --+sire, Now that = Geherma has started, there ~ no room fbr A. who want ro take it slow loy.

It is unclear what the A, want. They have made daring steps in combat and politically, and in cities where the preeminent Kindred had become lazy and complacent, spies of the clans have unmasked themselves, Their position in India and the Middle East is much stron~er than the other Cainites have guessed so far, While they once saw the A. as honorable (or powerless, as the case mav be), useful tools, they now fear them,

Tb_e 1f.... dress styl'lshly and ptacticaLly. Most of them have the traits of the inhabitants of the Middle East - dark skin, aquillne nose and dark hail" and eyes, Lately, though, westerners have been taken into the clan, but rheyare a minority; Ir's hard to say something general about their appearance because they are chosen for their skills, not their looks, Unlike other Cainites, they do not grow paler, but darker; very old A are almost ebony black.

The A. elders reside in ~Alamut. -7-Neonares on duty in Europe or the U,S, chose differen,( locations as havens. Most clan members were involved in assassinariens or terrorist activities in life, but this, is less true for the -'",biers of the A. The A.'sda:n Discipl ines are Celerity, Quietus and Obfust'a te,

After breaking the Trernere curse, the A. have rediscovered their predilection for other Caini res' vi tae. Aft-er being forced to rely on alchemical blood potions for so tong, the A, now become addicted to other Kindred's bload easily,

The A have" hierarchy, On top of it is the -·old Man of the Mountain residing in the Eagle's Nest. FrOID mete, the elders cocrdinate the.A, 'sactivities, but increasingly mote of them lire sene Out to dest'foy Cainites -

with or without a conttJlct. A lot of the clan's "business terms" - like the prohibition to lumt enemies who have conquered anA before - were voided. For outsiders it's like the A are on a rampage.

The A viziers specialize in the studies of ---+-Thaumaturgy and Middle Eastern magic, Viziers rarely leave Alamut and never take part in assassinations. They'd rather expand their knowledge of blood magic. A. viziers shun Celerity in favor of Thaumaturgy as a dan Discipline. A andtribu of the Sabba; are almost like their counterparts and get along wel] with them.

• Assassins: Nioknaure of me -Assamites.

• Asters: Secret so£iety of dle Tremere, TIlE A. were supposedly founded by the ~ (nner Circle and are said to be J~sponsible fm ferreting out eraltors and spies within the +elan. They have the right to call secret "A., councils' where they may sit in conrrwirla.no restrictions a~1d execute perpetrators. The A. recruit thetr members from the Trernere's ranks and choose only those who seem to be able [0 carry this enctmous burden.

• Attucks, Crispus: 10th Generation --i- Btujah; * 1733 as a slave, #1770. Father Af~ rican, mother Indian. His family was loyal to irs master. A, though, even then disliked being someone else's property and looked for

freedom. The.liberttesgraneed to his family allowed him to run away and beeorne a sailor uncler-rhe.name of MicbaelJohnsol1. But A.'s fume was won, on land. Whde in Boston. he became thevcice of America's £reedorn.

During me enforcement of the English Scamp Act, A. led a mob ag~inst Brirish soldiers who sho~ hi m down in this encounter known as the Boston Massacre. Marguerite ---., FOCCl:1It, a witness of these events. knew that A, wasdying. She found it a-shame th,at such a charismatic speaker and advocate of rreedoQ;l shQljld die. while the rebels needed hitu so. She decided to Embrace A

A. quLckly acce:pted his fate. Soon, he faded from the' memory of those who had witnessed ·the massacre and acted openly in several skirmishes with the red coats. His nightly activities, especlallyhts leadership of a military force. of freed ~1iir\7e5, made him the Brujah intervening in the war most directly, Then, like many other Brujah, A. decided to stay in America. He was part of an underground railroad smuggling slaves to freedom. Like many other

anarchs, he fought me --+Ventrue and Toreador owning, the plantations. After the American Civil Wer'he fou:ght for civil rights on the southern East Coast and against the

Sabbar. When the anarch rebellion .started on the West Coast in the fLISt half of the 20th century, A. went te L.A. to joiil the cause.

• ~cto,Titas Rilde: Thirteen rituals that all -Sabbat --+Kindred practice and that are Reeded like the 10 Commandmenrs,

• Augustin: Ei~h[h Generation, Nosferatu: or. 1400, #1449. Childe of ---+R<lbbar. 15th centmy lance knight. Wounded at Grm in 1416. Later drummet in his regiment.Infected by the plague. Represents his dan in Vienna's secret couhcil. Protected b~ the ~~Pa"Vhbroker.

• Ampex: This -)Di.$e-ip,Ul1e lends tncredihle powers to a -j.Kindrd's senses, Of course it is an advantage tor <). Cainite to see, hear, etc. better than others. Bur_he's also more susceptible to beauty, nqise cr foul smells. c--->M?lkuviaru, ,.Yzimis_ce nuc;l ~Toread@r ate the most noted practitioners of this Disclpline.

• Autarkis: A -Kindred refusing to be pan of ~Cainite society and to recognize a ----l>-iJrlnee'!i -~domain.

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• Aeaneal: A -~ Baal i. The master of

I---+Chorazin tr. led to uni~e.the Baali b.l0.odline under his leadership during: the Dark Ages, He was. neither the first northe last trying to folII?w 4Shaitan's example in d()iIIg so, Bu~ ,1Jl1-

Iltke the many unfortunates who met Final Death in their efforts, A. was simply never heard of again. Sometimes, mOllgh, TIlmOTS Or traces of his existence surface. If he's stiU in

Chorazin, he could have come very dose to hisgoal to lead the bloodline these nights.

• .Azazeh L, From Hebrew Asdset: according, to the Ethiopian Book of Enoch, one of the bibllca 1 ApoCl.)'pha~ A. is one .of the decarcbs of the 200 (aUen archange~ A. taught "man to make b).Itchering knives, weapons, shields and breastplates and showed them the 'metals and how 1:0 work with them and che bracelets and j~w~Uy, the use of e~e liner and the mbelUshment of eyelids, the most precious and exquJsite jewels and several dye:.s. Thus, there was heresy abound, and they forntcared,erre.d. in their way~, and all their ways were corrupt." His punishment for violating the will of God ts described as follows: "The Lord spoke to Raphael: Bind Azazel's hands and feet aud throw him into darkness; dig a hole in the desert o( Dudael and throw b.hn in. Put sharp

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and pointed stones under him and cover him in dClrkness. Heshall dwell there etemallYI and cover his face in darkness, for he shall see no light. But on judgment dClY, he shall be cast into the fiery pit ... All of Earth was corrupted b'l the works of Azazel's teachings, and I 111lcrlbe all sins to him." 2. A. is used in some ancient Arama ic and Arab sources to refer to Caine. 3. fA. is probably one of the --+ N ictuku and has ravaged the Middle East for quite some time. King Solomon confronted him and was able to banish him. If this is the case, A. probably lies in torpor in a prison or grave somewhere in the desert of Israel or Egypt.

• Azif: FOUTch Generatien _,. Brujal,"):j j<in --+Alexaudrl2 in 261 B.C., *"2.30 B.C. i.n his hometown, """,Sire unlmow1"'!, Before his'-t Embrace, A. was a spiee and incense merchant in Alexandria. Committeo __.. Amaranth on his sire and fled, which threw him into completepoverry, Later he regained control of his family's company via proxies and Dominated relatives to rebuild his fortune: A. came to --+Jewsalern. in 1120 to ondermIne the Crusader Stare and give me city back to tts Moslim: rulers, At the end of the 12th century, he fled back to Alexandria without reaching his goaL He still resides there.

• Baal: 1. Ba-·al or the female form Ba---+alat comes from Mesopotamia and means the lord of a city in Phoenicia. - 2. The cult of B. comes from Phoenicia, too, and spreads to Syria, Greece and finall y the Roman Empire from there. In Phoenicia, B.-Hammon is the. main deity (---+ MoLoch) to whom human sacnfices were made in.Carthage.

• Baali: No other +blocdline is as universally despised as the B., and for a reason. The --->Cain:ites belOngll\g to this line have lost their immortal souls in pacts with indescribable demons, For those of yo~ who db not believe in the concept of the soul and think demons are nonsense, be warned I The B, are a real threat {or our kind. In their wickedness, they rival the --+Setites. Their powers enable them to discern others+ weaknesses anJ use them to thei r ends. They seem. to be immune to the consuming danger 6f flames ~md can even use them agalnsttlleir el.'\emies Without any problems. The_ atrocities they commit in the name of their masters are beyond description. In spite of numerous confliers that were led to 'finally wipe out the B., the bloodline has been around since the ---+FLrsl G:icy. The beginnings of no other bloodline are as shrouded in .myscety as the B. s. I would like co put dcwn in wm;c;I,s two of the better known and more popular Ol1E:;s here. The first one assunres it an started with 8. mortal cult praying and sacrificing to unspeakable things beneath the earth. They cernrnltced any atrocity to themselves and to others far these unknown gods. This con, tinued until a -Klndredgener.ally accepted to be • Ashur showed to thiscult drasrtcall y what it had done unto others .. He threw the maimed cultists into a well and then let fall - (ar reasons unbeknownst to me - some

drops of his ->vitae down.the welL1aterj three , Cainites arose rrorn. it, the tirsr B. The names of the first two were -~Nergal and Moloch Nothing is known about the third one. The roost prominent figure of the bloodl i~e i s p~rt I of the other creation myth. According to It, ---->Shaitat'1 was -. Embraced in the times of the FUllt City. His +sire is again supposed to be I' Ashur. Shaitan had been beauriful to behold I ~. ~ morral and was alway~ the mostsrriking man among the -+ kine, but amengthe -ebilder 0f Gaine, he would always be a step behind his sire and those who carne before him. Thus, envy grew in his heart. He ceuldn -7t bear not to ben"te;:rnl1lst dazzLing figl,tre, and so he asked the d.a.l'knes~ for help. 1 have heard many Stories abollt hts fall; on the next page, you-411 Hnd a version from the -~Gu.al'aed Rubrics. Later, Shaitan claimed co be the C~inite who turned the other three into B. At. any rate) he called himself the founder of this bloodline. TI1C last bloody skjnnish that united many clans.against this liI).e-4s infernal Cainires was almost 3500 "years ago. TA~ sur-viyihg .8. waittjd on the brink of our p'e-rception fbr their I time to CQI1'le .. By the end. of the. Dark Medieval age, the bloodline rose again, bu.r most had forgutten the 8. --+s deeds by then" and 1t--+S no wonder that it was. not some other Kmdred-es hand that stopped their ravages, but the. -:>Inquisitkm. Now, more centuries have passed while the B . .hid in th~ s.hadows, but in the dusk of the Final N ightswe will see what the servants of darkness can do in rhese modem times and what horrors ·they conjure while. ,everybOdy waits for the end of the world.

• Baba Yaga: Whert the name of the Itou Hag was whispered, even the most powerful and rrtost ancient eldere trembled. in fear. Numerous horror stories I legends and fairy tales surround this ++Methuselah whom the '-+Nosferatu ceunted among the terrible "-+ N icruku, Seerningl y since the dawn oftime, she held Russia in her steel-talened _grip and was probably as, old as the land she claimed as her domain. When and how she was ---+Ernbraced by __"Absimiliard is lost in the mists of time. Unti.l the Dark Ages, she ruled vast ter- I ritories like a tyrant, and it was only due to the -,Ravnos Durga Syn that her influence could be broken. After she spent a long peried in torpor; the ffiqdent wO'i'ld leamed in 1990 that her power had ~y no means been broken by the cold sleep, In just a few weeks, all -*Kinmed of the Soviet Union.disappeared

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In the greatwarthatshattert!d the Fir.s.lClty aJ;l~ tasrdOWL'lc th.e,Se'cond Genetatien, Shairan was-one of the most wrathful pfhis g_ep.eJ.~Jbrl'. He gathered rlte di,!;satisfied sf the other clans to his banner and laid- siege to the Template {}{ Caine i9'lf'N the heart of enoch. cursing all the £ods, he once wtftslli pped, he called on the pmVe!ScQF darkness to givti! him strength; then-Shaitan hu,htd turmel-r and his tollower~against ~1;I:ine himself The hattie sh~tter~d the temple, b,~tn~ing down It~, ancien sones!iql~ ~eari11[the ,gro~nd about the rums With heLifiJe~- Shrutan could [lor 1V1H, howev,e(flil(such Was Gathe:s rnighr that even Hell cuuld hot st"n9 against him.

Shaitan's power was broken, but e:ail'1e could not bringhim.self ro kiU his wayward childe. Instead Caine gazed on the heautv urftis great .. gr'andchilde Oi:llJ spoke, "You seem beautiful, like the golden bands I wear, like the grove pf sw~~tHicemed trees in my garden, like the glesh of my beloved wife. Yet VDU ;Ire evil w,i!hirt.fxke cli blood poisoned by stckness, like the wine rurned sonr [11 the gourd, like a br kel1.SW rd lying I'm the hatci![ficld.J canrrot kill you, fo~ l! is nety relined blond, my anger that h\,l,ll ~rought you to taste this bitter Cup; yet I cannot let you Walk the Earth in heIl1,1ry,with yi;JU'f long lashed, yOW" gold~hair lind pale

eyes. Therefore t grant vou l.m.uCe but mke'l'o~t be.'\uty· from yqu:j, '

c:aine raised liis h?l1d and sruck Shatran, and hi~ l)·aiT,~ I from h~ h a~his eyes.bu.n;ed in ILl.> s:or.kets, anJ hi;, ~~m Itched \.Vj,th'~qt~'>i Caine at ed hl~ hand and struck Shafran a secane! time, al'l.cl his hun DwisreJ i;lnQ btoke and he coulJ fl"O lbnger srand. Caine raised his hand struck Shetran o11t; final time~' ahd all his p;ower left him. Then Caine walked away, never to be seert agam by hi childer urttti,$e night fClehenno, when al! secrets wi1l

be revealed.

Shaitan'~ ""'lIT patty-one from e-nt;.\): of the 'gr~a[ gj,ana-ga~ted around hl;n, lifted him and rnournfully carried him rrom that ,Pla· e, krto~~heir dreilms of rebellion were over and [hey were all outcast. They t~ok 11 m lnro the Wilderness. aml. ~re, prepared to die, for

their spirits were broken. 1

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But gre;;lt Caine haq made on nlistake, h1X he had leJ't'SqRiran b.iJi h;:alJ:tif\ll voiee. Inthe wilderrtess Shei tan fi·ied SLlf first re his f~U()WS arid tl,t(!'[1 ~o the,itlaM~S' which had aided him. The darkness andswered, ,m in ,a Tush like whirlwind, SMi[a~ and his followers were swept up-and ehanged forever. The dark ones saw,thetr broken child and wept bitter tears, and wher these tears touched flesh it "'¥ altered. They gave to Shaitan and his followers pt'Jison like the Mp, claws Lik9the fflQui;ltai:r.: lidn, fungs:oanJ horns like the rocky lizards, a c;;tSeri)..e.nt.lik~ the cprpion, and rais cl oh In high abo e the;'ea:ctb.

"We have raised y~)ll who were fallel'l," the')! wl\~sRe'ted, their voices like ice on rock. "We have mended YeJut shaw~red bone, slElooth<:d your skin, and opened y(lU[ Byes to darkness, for we lo,,"e you bettt:.r than unY, fltber~ eQuid. Worship usm love U~ in re turn , and we will give YI.)U dcn;nill;ion overall this:' And the king'domsofth(fw@r1d were spread beforeShaitan. and his folhw{ers liVe a tape$tty. And 5hairOln lp,oked upon the earth with new eyes and covered its heaurv and ~tll' I ike <l faHing star, he eo ered the pbY.S~,

Centuries passed and the Jyhad taged across the andem ~\''0dd. !5h,litan plotted against his parent's generation and spread his 0, wer, He we, t,shiPpeq qy man,'. 'I names and in many places:

In Greece he W<)S husband to Hecate and l2p~d spilleJ l:iloQf (rom the ground; in Ur, chilo dren were thrown imQrh'e.fire in hls Qarofi"An B.abylbn, aSttologe:rs-saqificed to niin.at the dark ofthe moon; ?S far awai! as Hibemia, he wa~ knoWn an!.! ~lb&cl w~ shed in his name, shairans cult SUJllI!10ned aemot;l,"i !;lrlCl det.lkated pbl;~ to te in£ern.ill pdwers,an.d his power wased unril he was read ro open thepav s tel Hell_B11~,give the world to his masters.

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and eontactwith them w a s broken. Even. more terrifying was the fact that almost no one managed to enter the Hag-rs empire anymore, and of those who got in, most did not return to tell the tale. When 1 say "most," I refer to the -} Valkvries, who ate an exceprion [0 this rule. If they had not succeeded wbere everybody elsefalled, the world might nave heard too late that me Iron Hag Was awake and was exetting .her influence over what we thought. was a Brujah-tnfested Soviet Union by means of demons, -~Cainites,

-Lupines and other supernatural creatures, These news terrified all who heard of them, and in hushed tones, it was said this was the return of !he Crone announced in d1e -, Book ofNtuL The B. herself seemed untouchable. No one could penetrate her rhaumaturgical barriers, for her blood sorceries exceeded eventhose of the mightiest ->Tremere, and her fiends roamed the land and destroyed anything thatopposed them, with. no excep~ don. But now, the horror seems to have come to a sudden end, Allis quiet in Russia, and there is a rumor the Iron Hag bas been destroyed. If that IS true, I am anxious to see whar rronsrer will soon rear ita ugly head and

replace her. -

• Baha ri: Sing. Baham. Term, by which du~ +vampires reveri ng -j. Lilith, the -j. Dark Mother; refer to themselves. Th~B. see Lili.th as the most powerful figure of the pnmeval

drama, far surpassing -j. Adam, "--fe-aine and even her own Creator, who are all depleted as treacherous characters .. The B. see --+Gehenna all a passage into a new world shaped b'y Lilith and thus renounce their blpod ties co Caine and ate "reborn" into Liltrh +s service, Lik~ the members M the -Cult of Twilight, some B. seek the -""last daughter of Eve." Due to their religious be~ Liers, the B. usually belong to the -1-Sabbat when they claim any ~~sect allegiance at all, though that secr+s 4Npddist beliefs typically cast the -·LiLins as heretics, infernalists Or. worse.

• Bakos, Vampiresa Harriet: A Dhampyr, daughter of a -il-Rroma and a Ravnos, Present leader of the +Heralds df the Red Star.

• Saladin: Profane, ambitious -~Trem.ereelder, We dorr+t know a lot about his unlife. The Winchester. chantry sent B, tc ~eplace Madeline _"Covencry in New England in 1795. He conquered her and proclalrned himself Prince of Baston. B. was found d~stToYeQ in his chantry in 1825. In spite of different rumcrs, this deed is not.Madel ine Coventry- -s fault. His kilter is his successor as prince, Guemin -~ King Ill.

• Ba1thMar:-·Ventrue. Little is knewnabcur this clulde of ~"Veddharta. He came trom.Indill in 1425 B.C. to join other -·~Metbus.elab in fighting -Shaitan on Crete. Then, he disappeared into Mesopotamia. Honorable Veritrue like -il-Ea Adapa and +AnushinRawan number among his progeny;

• Banes, Camilla: Sixth Genersrton -t- Malkavian: * 10,29, #1068. One of the

-t-fOlmders of the -t-Camarilla. B. ls an extraor-

dinary, tall woman with rosy cheeks ru)"d glittering, dreamy eyes. Rumor has it she can cast bdeflooks into the future. B. probably suffers from sch Isophrenta, far she alternates between caring dotage and brutal cruelty, Often, she m a kes remarks that are cryptic to outsiders.

• Banking: An especially disgusting term for a horrible custom some younger -Kindred indulge: stealing blood from the ipsdUltioJ,1.s that mortals Gall blood banks. Obviously, the term was taken from the jargon of rhe mortal financiai services - an unforgivable and undignified offense against good teste.

• Barbarossar Sixth Generation -"Yencrue; former ""'Prineeof -'Prankfutt/Main.

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TIMELINE: 'BERLIN

1134: First human settlements in the IHNI where Berlln is located tonight.

1137: Erik, clUl 111111: Berlin ·"KinJred; is destroy~ bJll<arl ~'~('hreckt rrorn Vienna, tb:ett one of the keenest 'witep hunters in Europe.

1244: lise "Reinegger flees from Belltz to B'erUn, where sheestabltshes'an eariy version of me --Mas.querade Long bef!1lre.Rafuel-;·d" Cprazon.'J! rCfuS"i.:n:g speech In. the earlyrii~hts of tile ""Camarilla\

13 07; B~din ahd its closest neighbor, the 'elL)' of Cologne, bu ild a ecmrnen tgwnh'oillle; Use Re!neggl')r is re:cogni::>.ed as bead of all -'Kindred in Upper Saxonia.

1354: Reine,gger i.l6ertayetl and destroyed by' Amaranth by her cliMe Gustav~~Breidel]stein; Breldensteln become); Prince C:"!f'Be'l"litl.

15151 A visiting -Tremere forge.rs to introduce himself to Breidenstein and is destroyed for this gaffe'; the revenge of tne Tre!tiete cmnes in the shape of the Pestilence and a "isir of Tremere J ustiear Karl Sclireckt In- Berl ill. Breidenstein sends a rum(ulle.tterotap.o I·

bS:y, to Viei:l na, tied te; 0 stake in Sehreo:;:kt's heart.

1 G::LB-481 Thoe-.... Tremere.and -, Ventrue p\ltll:heir differe:dce~ aside to Eight._d1.e -~ Emial: the +Toreadm and the ... ·Sahbar together; after the wi;ir; the old enmity flares up: a,gl1i(l.

1740: The Prus&ian 11l1:ny aciVID'l.C€S onto Ausrrian territory; the -~Threador came to their BavariHnaUI~' aid $0 the troops cannot conquer Vi-enna;.l3reidenstein a,ccl1ses the -lTI\ofmet;e of w-eacb'l.':fY.

11306; Napoleolil,'s armies acbipy Berlin as revenge for the destruction of three ->T~'irtaclOT who had.dared ro doubt Breldenst'ein's1:alentas ¥.l !lIFtst; B,eidenstejn aj:lologireS bv destrCfyirtgtluiee jjf his OWt1, diilder.

1848: Wilh.elm --+Watdburg, {)neQ~ B'relcjensceiri's E:hildn-, makes a name far hirnself by tb.wartU1g ->arul.rcb and -> ~abb.ar-plpts; aft.erw~d, b,e plots Breidenstein 's,d0wnfa II behind the scenes,

• Baron Samedi; 1, Caribbean veodoo deity; lord of all undertakers, king of the cemeteries and collector of an crosses. - 2. The. mysteriQUS leader and founder of the ~~Samedi bloodline.

• Barrens: The 8Te<JS of a City that lack life - cemeteries, industrial wastelands arid abandoned urban blight.

• Bauen Ingrid. Grand lnquiaitor qf the -~11"i· qulsinon, Successor of Mon,sig!lQre Amelio ..... Carpaccio. Controversial. Her election will cost the --+S(Jtiety of Leopold dearly. Het first official act was to lift the bah of 212 methods of torture that had been forbidden before, among them the [ire torture and one involving molten lead. Fonner Austrian pJ:Qvincb:1l of the lnquis ition. N ic;knam.e: "Iron Maiden." Driving farce behind recent napalm attacks on -Kindted havens ..

• Beast: 1. Follower of the -> Path of the FI!~ ral Heart. - .2. The inchoate lnsrirretsand urges that push a ..... -kindred to become amon'su:r, personlfled,

• Beckett: An aura of mv~tery surrounds the ->vampire known as B., a Seventh Generation ->Gangrel. B. often claims to be a childe of yourstruly, whit':h I have to refute as a falsehood in spite ofour dose relation-

1914: T¢getheT with some other European _,. Vemrue, Bretdenstel» involves m<¥1Y of his fellow -Kindred in a newtwisr of the ->Jyhai:l: a mowil war the likes of wbld .the world has-never seen befo~e.

1918~ With the ,end'ofWW I, Bt~iden:s fin lUiie!i influenee tn Berlln; llomin,aUy, he remains ~ptince, bat at times he it; little more than a pan ofW"ldburg, who t!~r.abll.sb:es a council of ---+l2rimogen.

1933: Gustav Breidenstein US;~S Rider's sel zure or Myler to overthrow Waldburg llll:d dept'>S€ the -,;.primogen.

1940: Breidenstein meets Hitler and n()ur(shes hiS-lnegalomania.

1945: ---+Lupines invade the domain; many BerlU\ --j.Kindred ,are: des[fo'Yed during' the-war or have fallen into ->t(Jrp~r,

1948: The Soviet representatives wcithl'ios t:bfh~ --?Bnljab cur bff the allied settorsof the city from all supply routes, they decide to gj yeo Germany the gift of Communism,

1949: CDR (Oerm3o Demccrarie Rc piJb Ltc, qr East German y) founded. Breidenste· n all ies hunself WIth the -~ Brujah, Wh9 force him into ~r -~b!oQd bond; the Brujib.'t.mntrilnl Dieter Koclar founds cheUSf Reich, a group of Neo- Nazi Cajr'lj tes: Waldburg fe~um$, seizes power in West Berlin and estahlisi:l:es a new ->prhnoi",rl.

1961: The --t Brujah and Gustav Breidenstein support the-censtnredcn of the Bedi t") Wal L One of the n:;a;;I.)OS is to disrupt the Nosfer;:rtu's lnionna~ion flow; the->Tremere-grmt Waldburg:a favor and"'place powitrfu:l wards en the' wall.

1989: Br cleverly brokeiing information, the N osfe-.:atll manage to incite rhe "East Berlin

, 'kine to a nonviolent revQ1Utlon leading m the fall of the GDR.

1990: ~Baba taga rr.se~ from torpeY; mp.ny"""Berll("! -->Bruja:h dis.appeat; .BreideQ-Stein reverses position and supports rhe.zearing down of the waH.

[997! The _. blood curse ravages the dtyand des,troy-& more than half of its __'Kindred pepulanon, among them Breidenstein; WilheLn Waldbutg survives an artsck by fire by the.Last Reich, polttically monger than. ever, and I.S now Prince of the reunified Berlin.

lihip. Visionary who can keep 1..\1" with any ->Mhlkav-ian, Tune o.f-->E(nbrace and -rsire unknown. OU.t"ll is a mentor-protege .relationship.

At any rate, B. surpasses even -~ Anatole and Lucita (see.her __'biography in Appendix II) in his feveri{lh quesrfor historical documents on the "Kindred stare." Recently, B. has stirred up Some unrest in the vampiric society when he claimed the -fBookofNod could not be ta:ken literally but was only an allegOry and a fable.

B., who seems to be permanently on the road, rarely stays in one place for a long thne. He is gripped by wanderlust. and his thirst for knowledge drives him on. B. feels a deep passtcn fm unraveling the secrets of -""Camite history and has proven chat he--td dQ almost anything ~Q find some answers.

• Become one: A term the +Clan of the. HW1t uses for the advancement on nhe -·Path of Blood, until the power of the path-es followers equals Haqinr+s own - in brief, attaining the exalted stag~ of -r.qe.i.r

prcgenl tor through -)0 Amaranth or similar means.

• Belisarr -Ye.ntruej. the greatest g'~uer<.11 under th~ Byz~ntine emperor Justinian. B. is -~Embraced by -,Anton(us one year after [ustinian-+s death. B.-;os military genius aids in supporting the. empire for a tong time after I his "death," but he cannot stop the destruction of -+Constarttinople. Nevertheless, 8. is Que of irs few survrcors . .l)Jter the t:i ~s fall, he wanders fat to the E~st and disappears, though rllIT1.41r has it B. has joine'd the ->!nc@nnu.

• BeU, Tbeo: Ninth Generation -~BrUjah; *1825, #l857. 'Archon of Clan ->Bruj~ah. B. l~ affiQ)lg the ->Kindred forming the fitl;t Line of -tCamarilla defense in times of crisis and has earnedthe reputation for being merciless mel cruel. Iconically, this demon of revenge, the fltst jailer of the CamaIilla, is no stranger to chains hhnself

B. was born into slav~ry as Tlreophtlus, a son ·oflowly slaves in MississIppi; at the age of five I his farnilywas separated.

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ful women with whom he was sold to the plantation, of a white man caned Bell. His mother soon died at a venereal disease BeU had infected her with. Theophilus fled the plantacion and with his bare hands strangled one of the hounds chasing him. Without success, he searched for hls father. One night a stranger - Don Certtl - attacked and -'fEmbtaced him, That night Thee, as terre) called him, ktssed the sun goodbye and learned the secrets of his new race. and of the great thirst. B. returned to the plantation, killed his former master and burned down hiS house, In the following yeru:s and during the Civil War, Don Cerro educated his childe, who 110W called himself Thee Bell as a caution never to for, get his slavery. Cerro taugh~hi.Jn~eading, history, philosophy and everything he needed to know about the Kindred. After the war both went to Europe, where a whole new nightly world opened to the .eyes of the fled!R"ling. In the 20th century, an equally turbulent time for Kindred and -+kine, B. returned to the U.S. In the 50s, d1_f! -rlrmer Circle made B. s sire ++justicar to infiltrate the civil rightsmovement and thus beat the -I-aoarchs on their horne tUlf Shoedy thereafter, R 'be' Came an archon. In the summer of 1999, he proved to be a cornerstone of the Camarilla

I while fight ing the -+Sabbat en the U.S. East Coast.

• Benandanri: Some older members of the -~Black Hand tell of mortals known under this name who can leave-their body to travel to the Underworld. Some say that once, a long, long time ago, some of them walked the streets of -~Enb,zh and secretly studied the llbraries of the -}Tal-mahe->Ra ..

• BenezTi, Alfred: Member of the --+Sab bat, ..... Archbishop of -MontreaL One of the clsnless (-+ Panders). Member of one of the packs in MOll.tt;e'ai, the Shepherds. Helped shape the modern -->Sa.bbat inquisition. Even before the crisis, c.,aused by the --"infernal]st Sangria B. was an active member of me Inquisition (Judge from 1964 to 198t, Knight of the Inquisition from 1981 to 1 ~93). B. originally ha LIs 'from Damascus. and became a _"C.atnite in the second half of the 18th century.

• Berlin: Capital ofreunified Germany with more than 4 million mortal inhabitants. Our thneline (see the sidebar) should enable our esteemed readers to get <In overview of the ~QmetiL1l,es turbulent events of this domain.

• Berserker Teeth: These 4-inch~Iong teeth are among the non-unique mystical artifacts. Rumor has it they are -+Lupine teeth, but they are too long for that. Thereean be no doubt that these teeth, ate powerful weapons at their owners-> disposal.

If its owner halds rhe tooth In his hand and inves ts some of his vi tae into it, it raises his combat abilities and causes terrible wounds. For the duration of the combat, though, It keeps drawing vitae from its holder to fuel its rnysttcal powers. The use of the cooth.hurls its USer into a berserker frenzy that makes him a1:!:aCK in a blind rage. As long as he possesses the tooth he will neither parry nor dodge, but only tty to hurt his opponent.

• Beshten ->Mlch'il.el, +Mi-ka-tl,

.. mashira,.1vlbogo: Gangrel; the warrior, in I ife follower of [omo Kenyatta~s dreams of freedom, was chosen and ----)-Embraced by an at1.cient:member of the -+Clan of the Beast. Mbogo founded the ~"NYi1)'o and Is a powerfuluteraber of the Sixth Generation In spite of his relative youth.

• Biltmore, William: Sixth Generation

Malkaviau; "'Wale); 1614, #1642. E. was court hard of me Welsh nobility at the age of 25. B. led a good life for some time, until his stories took on a darker hue. Fanciful tilles. of knights and ffltries were replaced by terrible stories of death, decay and creatures ef the night.

TElles of vampires and their nightly hunts haunred his mind, and his dreams were full of disturbing scenes in which secret societies ofvampires ruled mankind from the shadows. When he used his dreams for his stories

and sortgs, the Welsh nobility reacted first with repulsion, then with doubts and finally I with fear. B. was accused qf witchcraft and I tried [Q-fiee to the European mainland, where I he was recognized and captured by a mob of enraged farmers. A rnysterio us French man called Antoine -4>LeFanll enabled him to flee. Later, B. roamed France and continued telling his grllll. vampire taies that contained terms l.lke "Ventre,') "Brouj at) and "Iureaudier." Befert:! someone: could take the crazed bard seriou~ly, LeFanu -Embraced him, and for more than 100 years,the two -tCainites traveled Europe as wanderers and adventurers and planned the conquest of Wales. W 1747, they returned to Great Britam, and after slowly (ostedng madness in certain lines of the nobllity for over 100 years and wrenching· power from the ---l. VentUle, 8-. declaredhirnse lfPtim;e of Cardiff in the. 19th century. After his expulsion, he-f1ed to Zurtch, where he met ----,>Pendragon and took an instant dislike to him. ShGlttly afterward, a strange ----'>Nosferatu named Warwick reached Zurich and persuaded both to support him in his __"Operation:Longbcrw. This led to' B. and his brood landirlg in Boston in' 1895, accompanted by W~!.lwickand Pendl-agon, There, he still is the power behind the albeit crumbling throne of Prlnce QluentLn ----;,-King Ill.

• Bishop: -. S,ab bat· title. Si'milar1:Ltles: Dea- I con, High Mothet Or Father. 'Fonn of address: I his (her) excellency, One hierarchical [eve I below ----,>archbishop. Responsible for a city. I Cities without an archbishop are often overseen, by a council of three tb five B.~ .. The I i weakness of this leadership model lies in its potential fOJ conflict. Thus, a council of B.s II answers to the +cardtnal to whom it.is subor- I dlnare. If necessary, the cardinal can restore I order by force .. The B.s are responslhle for governrnent , management and spiritual growth of the -Coinite inhabitants of their cities. Most B.s. were pack priests before and MV!! berm Qn:;n.\ghrinto their uewposition by their pack mates. But there ate also B.s from arnorrg the ---+Ducti.UnHke art archbjshcp+s,

a B. -ts power is based m0te on diplomacy than on force. The infighting within a council of B.s without the leading hand of an archbishop ~eminds S.Ql1\e ---tKindred of the intrigues of a -'>C~mtlrilla ---+primogen.

• Bistri,. Cardinal Radu: Seventh Generation __"Tzimisee; *Bistritz IlOO, #Bistri.tz 1125. Rarhr+s family had served the Transvlvantan

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T zimisce.since the Dac ian nights. M a young mortal, 13. alreadvwatned th~t--+Ttansylvania would one d~'1 become a Christian kirt~~s fief and be more severe! V oppressed than the -~Riends had ever ~lanned. That was a bold statement - not only because It made the --+clan--+s eftorrs look bad but also because B.-ts master was 110 true Romaruan. B. becarne arobl!lSsad9t to the West;, his job was to

I build ~iploma.ti.t':. reiationships and secretly. gather inforrnation, After the -~Ewbrace, the arrogant Hungarians who were impressed by his political style supported him as Prince of

Bistrltz. There, B. established good relationships with ---j.Ca[nites from other clans right .&om the be,€iuningand regularly met wi th the princes of other domains. With them, he founded the. Council of Ashes, a sott of infermal organization o£Trafisylvanian rulel"s, bur

after a few decades, it feU apart. He became a trusted ally ofVlad -+Tepes. After the ----tC::anvention of Thorns, the princes of the surrounding Camarilla domains regretfullv but emphatlcallv broke up with B., who was. a fQ\lIlding member of the ~·>Sabbat. B. fled t9. the New WGlrld with his clanmares and became ->carrupaLrhere. One of'the understgned of the --+ Purchase Pact.

• Black Angels: A -"c.pterie within the ---loLasombra. The a. propagate the --+Path of Night to eauses dissent among the ranks of their OWn -'tdan. -tAngeTIis·mer ..

• Black Citadel: Fortress in -4Enoch located behind formidable walls .of black marble. 1n these walls was set. a great bronze gate mat repUtedly displayed -tCaine->s own seal. Inside the walls lay the ruins of the re-created ---j.Fin;r City. The most notable location within the B. Included the large, black and red -~Tempie of With, the ---j.Catacombs of the Antediluvians and the Pool gfZUlah, Since Enoch was destroyed recently by unknown fotce~, we may never .knew if the ---+. Tal+ mahe-r Ra fell victim to a ruse of epic proportions or if they had truly fOW1d the birthplace ofour kind.

• Black Gloves: Magic artifact of unknown origin. The B. allow their wearer to extend black metal claws that inflict horrible wounds upon his opponents. The B. are highly effective, as I had the dubious honor ofexperiencing for myself.

• Black Hand: 1. Military unit 0f the - .. Sabbar, TI"lLs effective strike force primarily consists of Assamlte antitrib],Lf ---j.Brujah ancieribu., 4Qangrel antitribtl and more recently ---j.Salubri an tI(rib.u. Similar to a secret r()li:t~, the B. is feared throughout the whole sect. Its four leaders are called the -~Sera· phim. ~ 2. A modern name tor the dis' banded secret organ izat ion -~Tal-)mahe -+Ra .

• Blood: -~Vitae. The life~giving fluid of men and other animals; circulates in a dosed organic system, moved by the beart as a motor; functions: transport of oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, waste products and active substances. ---j. Cainite vitae transports the heritage of a person and is what makes a

Kindred a Kindred.

• Blood bag: A minor artlfact used to preserve precious -vitae. Some younge.r ....... Klndred think that B.s have become obsolete sincethe invention of the &idge, but elder --'tCain:ites still consider them very useful, In these containers, usually made of animal euuaH~, a eonsiderable amount of ->blood can be kept fresh for more than a month.

• Blood bon,.d.: ........ Blood bath.

• Blood Brothers: Aka Frankensreins: ---+bloodline within the -tSabbat. Esrimared to have been created in the 19th century by a group of European """'Tremere antitri.bu and -~Tzi.n.L\Sce. The B. ctihSisr of small groups (circles) whose members are mystically in-

terconnecred. They share tI.'I.eir perceptions and thoughts, but also their bodies. To this, end, they wield a special++Discipline (---tSangulnis). The members of such a group are metaphysi~aUy linked upon creation. As an aberrant result, they try to look as- similar aspossible, Thus, many members shave their heads or have certain group :nrmbnls tattooed before the ----"Embrace. B. cannot Embraoe themselves. Because-of the de'sITUction of the Tiernere antitTibu, I suspect little chance of creating new E., espectally since important information was lost in the- Los Angeles massacre in 1966, also called Angelcr+s faU, which has not been fully explained. B. are useful when it comes to executing cotnplicared Wilr strategies since they do nat lose conracr C0 tne other members of their circle even over long distances. Additionally, they show an immense loyalty toward superiors .. However, they sometimes are not very attentive to their surroundirrgs and posses>; no empathy for complex situations, Therefore, they are not suitable as leaders. B. are tools.

• Blood cults: The concept of B. dates back to the _. First City; the:y seem to always have been around. The idea is Simple: A ->Kindred demonstrates snme'of his or her pnWe,rs to mortals ClT lets (hem partake in (usually false) mythic knowledge that makes the mortals somethiug like,tchosen ones;' in their own eyes. The Kindred acts as a god, guru or the like in this, but always functions as a spirirual men-tor and gives his blood to the chosen ones. The reasons to dQ so are as simple as the idea itse If. B. are a convenient method hy which a: Kindred can attain vitae and gather loyal followers, not to mention the material wealth and the posslbilities to influence mortal society through servile and trusting mortals. Numerous gods of antiquity were represented by -'Cainite.s in the first cities. TI"'Ie -tJnqui~Ltion ari,d the ----..Masquerade largely put a stop tQ this line of acdon - which is not to say thatch~:!enigh_-ts, there (Ire no B. They simply operate clandestinely. The -Camarilla has made it dear that the pattonage of a B. equals an effort to violate the Masquerade, and it is forbidden to interact with mortals in such a manner.

• Blood curse: MYSTerious plague that plunged numerous -t'Kindred into madness before destroying them in 1997-99. Eapecially ravaged ---;IoBerlin. and Atlanta. Gear-

gia. Irs results tan be compared only to the great w1ague epidemics of the Dark Ages. A possible vector was a virus artificially bred by the .. Sabbat, Conquered in a way as yet unknown by Owain ap Ieuan. .

=Blced dolls: Mortals offering their -vtrae freely to B +Klndred. Most B, feel a twisted pleasure in the Kiss and actively look for ~Ca.inj_tes wanting to drink their vitae.

• Blood feast: One of the most im-portant ----tcal-lCtoritas rttaeof the ->Sabbat. Part of most sect assemblies. Is additionally held as a rite in itself in some cities, Serves to no'urish the -,Cainites and to celebrate the Sabbar as the eternal predator. A E. starts one night prior tothe assembly with a hunting of the ---+vessels. the prey is offe~ed to the- highest-ranki.ng Sabbat present, As a ritual show of gratitude IUr the sacrifice to the communi tY!.everv hunter receives a kiSS on the foreh~ad. The vessels are prepared f-or the next night by tying their hands and feet and hanging them at a convenient level Of nailing/tying them to suspension devices. When the B. begins the next night, the highe~t-ranking offk;ial performs ~e required rttual blessing ill wl)LCh. The vessels+ __"blood is dedicated 1:0 the $abbat. Thus) the -~vttae rransubstanrjates and is mystically strengthened. This effect lasts until the third night afte£ the B. if the vitae is not c-alled upon before then. After concluding the ritual, the perfbmling dignitary has the first chotce among the vessels 1md partakes of the. firs t draught of vitae of the nigh-to Afterward. all Sabbarpreseru may drink rro01 the vessels, as much and in whatevermanner they want. Sometimes, otgiastlc excesses ensue, but this is frowned upon by the dignitaries because they tend to raise unwanted attention.

- Blood hunt I The archaic law "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" also applies for --I-Kindred. The system i:s very simple. Whoever violares the customs inf11ace is destroyed. 'Whoever violares the >Traditions and thus angers his -4elders is hunted down anti desrroved by all those who heed the sacred call. This credo for a "[nst retribution" is formally called "Lexrallonrs," but the term B. is [Pore widely known.

The B. can be called o,nly by theoldest I -I-Cainite of a cit~; almost uni'Versally, this irs; me ---+prince.

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, I AU those who support me hunted or even I help them directly may become the target of a B. themselves, \Vh~ch i$ ap unpleasant distinction. In the case of very serious crimes, a ponce can even declare that all ~Kil1dred in his domain must join the B.

The hunters spread over the city llke a drttgnet to ferret. out the eondernned. As with all events of Cain ire sodety, keeplng the -~Mas~

, quersde is the top priority. Mortals rarely notice something special going on around them. Neve(thdess, the hunters bring to bear all theii- influence in, the tnorta! world to keep their prey frQm fleeing, Some princes even

Ilesgecially hlre __,.Assamites for the 13:.; the II bloodhounds among the Caint res tha r rio one I can escape.

II In the last decarle, more B,s were called man

in the five centuries before, tlrough the -I'Clan

II afKlngs claims that no S, is called without a sound reason, TIle --"->Oam.a:riila reserves the , right to audit princes-s decisions in 0conII claves, and more than once, the threat to call II a c.o~daVe sufficed to _stop the calling of a B,

Tradmon rules t.hat the B, on a person canI not be callcell,edonce called, Ofcourse, the prey can try to find shelter in another domain, buteve:n if the reins of pOwer in their old home change bands, the hunted can never return. In [he case of serious crimes, the B, dill even be called in several cities at once.

• BLood tie: A modern ward for --j.Vtn:culum that is rarely used. --AucwritaS rttae. +Vinculum,

91ff flffitjJ. cf. F .. fwi5jf fcl.' . I 7!1I'f5":J1': atj3j~ peo.tJefllf I

(ocCisftlWlt q/ CJ\.i"bl'e~ an~

fIIodl.1~ asi~e" ~~f 1I0t fol'9ltf II

1&;1 il "'as f~ llQfr, '

tJl5SI.1,miles a/1~ Itlife;.;fvjlJ

jg"re~ Iffe ~SliY'" af ~b" 5 I

'f!l!,. I01ei§Cl. (i,' Poe II

J"OI:uJa#. , . e Ad l'Ii9§1 I • Bloodline: The emeJ;gerlce of the B, is a

Qil./I (&. ~cJtro'llc~ (3qrt!1(;Uft. mystery no one has eyer illal1,age:d to solve i.n:

,. c, cJ I auniversal sense, The sheernumber.efsmaller

I B,s, the sometimes completely different histoties - if any are known at all - and the strange powers their members demonstrate make this endeavor less than simple. Just when. you think you have found a theory, you hear frern three additional B.s that exist somewhere en the planet and do not fit into your original thesis at nil.

Generally, it can be said that a B. cannot trace hac.k its lineage to an . ->Antt'ltHtuvian. For SOme, this is nor entirely true, but all B.s differ so strQogly to their phi.lo.sophieS and powers from their potential parent -~clal'l thar they are not part of itanYIllQre, either because they were cast out or because they want it that way, The main criterion to discern a B. ftom

a dan is, as I said, that the torrner canner trace back its lineage to an Antediluvian, Maybe numbers playa role here, tOO, for in comparison to the great clam, B,g have terribly few members, most of them under 100 worldwide. Roughly, we can discern two ways a B. can emerge, The first and mote common is that a mortal who already had extraordinary abilities or powers in life is --}oEmbraced. N ow, if this mortal-s philosophy differs vastly from his -;"sire->s and he decides to go his Owu way I itis pos"sible rhar he develops different powers due to his conditions of life, his convietions or his faith. If he cart pass on these powers to his progeny via the Embrace now, we witness the birth of a new e, with unique potentials and ideas, These different abilities do [lot have to be developed and cultivated by the -i-Cainite himself - c4is has,ooly rarely been the case. It occurs more and more often that other supernatural beings teach the Calnite or even a whole group, These other supernatural beings can be anything with powers and principles that differ from ours, Demons, gOGS, ghosts, mages and sometimes even sbapechangers have inspired B,s The second; much rarer possibility for the emergence of a B, Is the "artificial" one. To my knowledge, this has happened only twice, and in both cases, undead servants who would lose their unlives for their creators in the front line in any battle were the goal. Elaborate arcane rituals created new Cainites with their own powersfrom ingredienrsthe exact nature of which I really don -~[ want to know,

Finally, let me name the more common 8.8 that are described in their own entries in this book ->Baali, ~~Blood Brothers, -~Daughters of Cacophenv, -Gargoyles, -"> Iccasriaas, - ... Ktasyd, +Latbon, -">[amia,. -~Lbiarulan,

Mnemosvne, -I'N<lgaraja, Sarnedi.

• Blood oath: Archaic word for rhe most powerful bond possible between -, Kindred, It i,s created by drinking another Kib.dreil-l's ---'>blood thrice! the receiving ofblood is the acknowledmnenr of the other-is supremacy, The modern term for this is --'>blood bond, The 5, is an intense but artificia I emotional regard Fot the regnant by the thrall. It is not unlike love, and also ,suffers the occaslcnal bitterness or turbulence that true love exhLhits,

• Bodhisattva: -Kuei-jjn term for a vampire who has almost reached ---+ nilh bu t pre~ fers to renounce transcendence and help other vampires advance.

• Bollingbroke, Patricia of: -tTyler.

• Bonifatiusr Seventh Generation --+Brujahi >I<_"Rome 410, F--+]erusaie:m 462. Son ot a prominent Roman senatorial family. Wa~ given to the Christian clerics by his widowed mother when the Goths conquered Rome. Under the monks-> tutelage, B, learned to read and write, work mathematics and understand Greek. Was sent to the council of Chalcedony [0 Asia Minor by Page Leo in 451, where he was very successfuL There, he got to know +Etheria, who praised his words ~l the council and promi~ed him a clerica] career, B. believed her, But both di them.hail overestimated how far a Latin could come within the church, Desperate because of several obstacles in his career, he allowed Etheria to -~EITI!:lrace him. In 800, B. retumed to Jerusalem . After the First Crusade, B. settled clown below the Hospitalers-r quarters. He putthe four Christian hcspitals under his protection and fotbid everyone to

hunt there. Tonighr, it is assumed that B. 1 ies in torpor beneath Jerusalem.

• Book of Nod: By popular acsouru, this legendary, lost work recorded the primal his, rmy of rhe -tKindred. Unfcrrunarely, the -IcCamariUa that 1 am close to myself dis ..

misses much of it as legends of the undead. The B. has its name ~o~ that land east ~f II

+Eden to which -).Came first traveled and IJl. the chronicle of the tumultuous birth of the --+c lans and df th e origins of the --I' Jyhad. One of the most complete versions of the B. was II supposedly compiled, commented, ctitleally annotated and 'adorned with all available works of ?It from aU Over the world that had ro do with its subject 'by Y-GllJTS' truly with the help of the -tGangrel -Becke-tt, the --+Malka'Jian ---+Anatole and my revered colleague -~Lucita (see her '-"bi0graphy in Appendrx Il). ActlmJly, it was penned by the jocastian -. Aiyshaln an unj usufted use of my name that sounds \velL tu the so-called "scienrific community.';

The B. consists of three chronicles, t.h'e -~Ghronicle of Caine, the --""Chronicle of Shadows and Finally the '-l'Chronicie of Secrets, The Chrortlcle.ef Caine, probably the oldest part of the B., apparently dates from a time shortly before the. Sumerian Empire, around 4500 B.C. The later text fragmellts are mostly in Latin, hut parts of them are also eunederrn, Aramaic and (lnsmall parts) translat'eil into medieval German. The B. surely dqe:m ... t answer e~ch andevery question on the Kindred narure andour progenitor Caine, the ~Darkl'axher. ~ut it is no doubt by far the most authentic document on an -t Antediluvian cui ture- that dates back to Caine himself, who - according to the B . ......., originally was' a simple fanner. I aSsume that at least some verses still contain the original -phraSing of the words of our Dark- Father, fot example, the much-debated verse ,jCajJ,1e-~s Law and Punishment') in the Chronicle of Shadows.l think the often-quoted "Words of the Clan Chiefs,!' conveyi.ng words by

..... Brujah, Ennoia, --tMalkav, -~Absirnilirud,

-+Arikel. Yeddharta and -Saulot.vare all

authentic. (See -+Nod,)

• Book 0'/ the Errtpty Heart: Collection of letters published in the L4th century by the ---+True Brujah +Rachrtmnicus: basis of the

---+ Path of the Scorched Heart.

• Bou.kephos: Fburth Generotion member of the ..... Clan of Ni_ght. Greek plnlasopher and historian of the dan who often made speeches in the Eternal Senate. E" -4iV1ontallO and

·Lptombra himselfwereeonsidered the only true masters CiJf the ->-Dl-scipttne -->-Obrep_eb1;'ation. B. 'was reported destroyed

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in the Canrarilla-Sahbar conflict on the U.S. E3.5t Coast in the summer of 1999.

• B.owesley, Anne': M em ber of the _"Clan of Kings; better known as Lady Anner.Queen of London. She chose this tide because she disliked the patriarchal term "prince." She was -> Embraced in 1688 by -->- Vale ri us , Prince ...:, M ithr~->s seneschal, in recognition of the excellent ability to plan and execute poiirical maneuvers ~he had displayed in her mortal life .. In undead society, this ability remalned, and together with Mithras she cultivated sway in me Brirlsh Parliament for over two cenrurtes until he disappeared in an 10- ferne of German bombs in 1941. Anne became Lady Anne and was able to prevail. against -""Tremere opposition and ->anarch uprisings. In these conflicts, she not onl y prevailed, but a lso secured her position as the most lnfluentialr+Kindred of the British Isles. These L1lgh'ts, her grip on her domain is harder and more secure than ever before.

• BnHovitch: One of the Sabbat

~ revenant famil ies, --t Ghouls esp e.da 11 y adept at hunting. As with all revenants, the drinking of vitae over g-euenl.tions has twisted their minds. Additionally, co the usual perversions like drug cdnsurrrption, rape, incest and sodomy, this shows in the urge to better the own self that is expressed in excessive body modifications {and by the -Tzimisce +s Vicissitude}. AmaZIngly

enough, they still have moral codes, even if they are somenrrtes as deviant as the B. themselves. The B. distinguish themselves. by a complete lack of social graces, which is why they are empLoyed only in emergency situations .. Their irtitabilitv and their penchant for frenzy reminding of the uncontrolled members of -o-Clan Brujah are especially problematic for efforts in populated areas. On the other: hand, they lack not enlv scru p lesl but also fear: theJamily reportedly pursues the daugercus sport of hunting 4oLupines.

• Brave: A participant ofa _"war party.

• Breidenstein, GU.'ltav: Fifth Generation -'>-Ventrue (through -~Amaranth, committed on his sire, lise Relnegger, in 1312); 'l'Belitz 1192., #Belitz 1220. Sire of Wilhelm -)Waldbnr,g (1440), K.atariua -)Kornfeld (1507) and Peter Kleist (l7~7). In 1575, B. destroyed a --t Tremere who had visited the domain of Berlin, where B. was prince at the time, because the visiror had introduced himself too late. In IS10, B. destroyed three of his own.childer tomake amends. to _"Clan ->ToreacloT. Tom between growing animosity between several dans on one hand and the conviction that most clans didn-st adhere to the laws ofthe'-'Ca~arillaas strictly 8S the Ventrue on the other, B. and his allies persuaded [he Venrrue princes in 1914 that the time had come to prove the Ventrue s might once and for all The tensions between the -0- ki:ne->'$ counrrtes had been strong be-

fore I but 8.. and his ilk thoughr. it wastime to show Clan Toreador for what it was -'11 dan. of power-hungry usurpets, Thus, he was a: behind-the-scenes proponent of WW r.

• Brood; Progeny.

• Brothers and sisters: --->-Sabbar term tor "a I! ...... Caini res" (---+Kindred).

• Bruce, Dylan: Member ·'O'f the Clan df Kings; although B. is still young - he hails from me ftrsr half of me 20th century -at· most no -~ Ventrue is more corrupt. He is, indeed, antitrihu and attained noteworthy power in a short time, His career started in London In WW II. There, he was Em-

braced by __"Gotsdam, although some claim his -I'sire to be Lady Anne --i-Bowesley herself. After the war, everything went relative Iy quiet until he starred acting as an assassin of the -Sabbar+s ~"Black Hand in the 1990&.

• Brujah.: 1. Many false tblngs have been said about Clan Brujah, and regrettably, many of the fledglings of our nights have lost the old ways of the dan. In ancient times, me B. stood for gallantry:and ideals. Tonight, most young ---->-Kihdri:.'Q of this dan exis,t only for violence - violence for irs own sake, without any sense or meaning. Where the

B. used to tight for a peaceful.coexisterrce of Kindred <J.Ud mOrtals, tonight they use the +kine as simple teols Like many other dans do. Gonets the glory of Carthage, the dream that was raped by the --> Yen true and their jealous allies, Some elder B. remember very well those nights-of terror and are far from forgiving and forgetting. But ttl spite of their hot blobd, the B. were able to recognize how irnportant it was for the Kindred to take care together that the existence of our kind becarne 11 well-guarded secret again after the Inquisition. In spite of the~Cama[il1a----los grand achievements, marry B. doubt this institution we have helpoo to shape these nights. More of our heritage erodes with each passing night. It wa~ we who taught the Kindred world the worth, of debates; it w~s we who enabled free thinkers to realize ~eiLideas. In I the modern n,ighrs, most of the ether dans consider us simple brutes and thugs, but they II are wrong. For even if at the moment we dorr+t mana~e to' mainmln our own tradi tions all too well, we-rte S'ti~I B. Long before there was a Sabbat, We broke the yoke of serfdom end chose our own path. -2. Assl)med name, of the founder of C1¥t B.lt is not even known

if B. was-a man ora woman, Many cLaim he or she was a chllde of -~lrad. It can be- taken for granted that B. must have possessed quite some charisma and .power of persuasion but, on the other hand, must have used rnanipulati&t'\ to scheme against the otlrer members oftheThlrd Generation and Oppress his own prog"ny. Only due to brave -)oTroile the B. rnanaged t;Q break the chains that bound.them to B. Many interpret h is deed as parricide. but some B. celebrate him as their gr-eatest llberator. According to unconfirmed rumors, I there are sorne progeny of B .. s:til1i.n existence, I cq_lliu_g themselves the True B.

• Btunhi1d: Sixth 6eneration member of the

Clan of the Beast; B. is the leader of the feared and bloodthirsty ~ Valkyr ies of Scandinavia. Hercrigtns and aJiie are unknown, but in recent decades, she OOS caused more than enough irritation by leading the Valkyrie" and the anarchs rogether into a bloody war against [he --4 pr inc e:sof all Scandinavia. The climax of their terror so (ar II has probably been the assassination of the I Swedish prime minister 010f Palme in 1986. I Later on, they put the blame for this, deed on the U.$. Secret Service. Strangely enough,. the

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region-'s princes do not act against her; refer to the fact that thev have concrete proof against her and claixo, to have everything under control in their domains, There-~s I,LOthi~ to add to this. Time. will tell iF they ·are right.

• BulsclI: Sixth Generation -)Ventrue; *Hungary 906, #955. B., who is considered a hedonistic ge:n ius in the ranks ofhls own clan,

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is adored for his heroism by some -tKlndred and despised for his cowardice by others. In life, B. was a charismatic chief who led. his Hungarian armies ro war against" theirenemies in the north. He became a ->ghouLof the Brujah, who gave him strategic. support, but Heinrich -;,.von \l! lstag, a German Ventrue, had something in mind for him .. B. staked his mentor and delivered him to the Venrrue, The Hungarian armies marched on without him. B. was --tEmbrac.ed by von Volstag, moved ~t:rtO Castle Buda and B.Jislimed 1eaclershlp of the morta] noble house of the Arpads (_..). [""ad Ventrue). U nfertunatelv, B. was not only power .hungry, but also had developed other cravings. He imbibed dangerous substances and celebrated orgies of -tbtood and .sex. After his initial betrayal of the Brujah, B. lldditiouaHy sired shiJder. The firsr two, Zombar and Oeza Arpad, werefailures. B.-"s third ehilde does not belong to the Arpad family but strangely is his most loyal one- Vencel r+Rikard was a Bavarian knight in life and is a devoted childe ill undeath. By 1100) B.--ts humanity waned, His se-cond childe, Geza, dragged him tOht'lnuaUy deeper into the swamp of substance abuse. The lion of the Ventrue had become tame, tired an:d awkward-and was content with. carnal pleasures. His 'nights of conquest were gone, but he developed a resistance against the intoxicating substances. Bv I ZOO, B. had lost any influence and sank Into -,. torpor ofhis own accord. By 150Gi he wo)ce up "clean" and undertook a canrpaign of revenge In which he fin:aUV disappeared from sight.

• Burning Times: A term -;;.Kindred lise to refer to the prominence bf the -~lnquisitlon 111 Europe. First inrrod ueed by Aisling Sturbridge (see her -4biography in Appel):

dix II), -

• Byzantium: -"Constantinople.

• Bvzar: Fourth Generation member of the --tClan of Death. According to -·Camite legends this Methuselah led a small band of followers from the Greek city of Megara to a prpmised land on the Bosporus and thus founded the Golony ()( -BYZaTltiumm ca. 600 B.C. However, he vanished centuries before the arrtva] of rhe -.Trinity (1), and his f:ate is unknown.

• Cafe Zan;ribaJ,": A "training posr" for yo~ng -Tiemere in Zani'Jibar managed by Noelle Cameron.

• Caias: • Cappadoc ian; probably the second childe of the -> Antediluvian himse If .. As his +sire '5 loyal ch i Ide he was sent to censure Lazarus but was destroyed in the encounter.

• Caine: The "father of all -'Kindred," the -. Dark Fa therl ts more myth than reali ty in the Final Nights. Skeptical Kindred note a remarkable lapse in the myth of C.: if C.'s first chllder -l- Enoch, -+ zm ahand -"uad were the Second Generation and thus rwo steps removed from him, who formed the First Generauon - if it even existed?

• Cainite: 1. -l-Sahbat term for the --7Kindeed belonging tu it (in memory of their common ...... Dark Father -+Oaine), -2. Member of a varnpiric sect denounced as heretic and blasphemoua I'ly the Christian church with origins in a cell of On os 'tic Kindred's meeting in the Greek dty of C,orlnth. in 74 AD. Its tenets are lru:;gely ~he same as those ef the human --I-Catluni (I).

'. Ca~tiff: C1~n.less vampire. sometimes derog,ato.ry.

, Cains: 1. Venrrne, one of the founders of -,' Aix-la-ChapeUe. His diplomatic ski Us saved Rome many a skirmish. - 2. Ventrue, ohilde of ...... Ant en ius. -r.Michael's. dream fgr ~>ConstclIlti).1ople was so important to him, tha~ he couldn't tolerate hi$ -,"sire's schemes again~tthe -I-Dra~on. Dl!Iing the Iconoclast movement he conspires against him, stakes him and leaves him to the m.omin1il sun. Afterward, C. leads the Clan of King)1hip in Cnnstantinople'until hts destruction,

Calida: Fifth G ener ation - TOL'eader. 'i'Phoenicia 260, 1#"2;84. Only -+ Helena's beauty surpasses hers.

\X1hen C. grew up, princes, lords and kings vied for her. She was a sacred virgin of Apollo. Then, Apollo (or rather a Tbreador in the god's guise) came and ended her virgin state. On die altar of Aphrddii?e's temple, she exchanged virginity for tmmertallw, Tegether

9f (Iff else !aik, become tiJ1 innkeeper,. as lileJ s4J ... 7£us, li!.~elyDf,l<l findS lis or lilY' place in hod'$(1 and c/aIl.

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9 /indl1 ex/N!{llely Qutl'(JJeo,tJJJo Cf,!mp are /Jiee;x,/meli()11 oftl re,rpecleJ dap_ fy dW:()iJQ!ogMs 10 (1 nec(!.'J;f(]JY Gf'11~rld~ ayaiIlsl (J!I anciepl (lOI/, Bel me illsl mefIiirm CarfhaJe. ,

-;Tor mOi., e..IOt'iJ.;,;ti,GJ'1 ~M.n,!; ',J~ttin'3tD eVl"'!. 'I<tll1.6 (r bl t~!. Tf"Pu.tiv~ gTMp. 1f J {(4i 11~,MI.e s u<' ItstltP i),. tu,i,f,6.tk.lh J~AAVL tm~ .lin:"'~1 st,#ppd. I!.tw .. g .:mtr;!J;t.>.

I'~ bot.gll t:eNfQ. ..... ~~o .... ~t:..Wt a-....J I CQk o~<! 4Q~gl.od 01> "'0 .3l.od & c.af'Ud.. ..... ;4 4 f-~~cowfad:

with -,CailiS (1) she traveled to Aquis Granum, which is called -~Ai.x·la-Chapelle tonight, and settled there. When Caius was destroyed, his death threw C. into deep despair, She; len Alx-Ia-Chapelle and went into the woods. There, she found-'Gakouda. At t:hesame time .her mastery ot the -+D)sc:.Jp!lnE: of -~Auspex expanded tremendously.

During the Renaissance" C. saw rib sense in spenciingall her time close to Aix-IaChapelle, She msved to Ireland, where she stiU resides! mourning the death of all those she loved. Her continued existence is the object of much debate within the dan.

• Caliph: Supreme warlord -of che ---".Assamit!;!s.lll.e C is a member 'of the Du'at, See ':_"E1ijah, Achmed.

• Camarillas The C. is a _Sect of ---i> Kindred founded late at the dose of the medieval perlod .. lts main objective is keeJ;iin.g -i"Caine's Traditions, esp.ecially the -I-MasqueTade. It was founded as <Ii sort of "Kind red 'UN" to sa VI! Kindred from the ~rnquisition. It tries to maintain good terms between Kindred and ~kif\e and opposes the ..... Sabbat, seeing It '<:15 its direct enemy.

The C. calls itself .the Kindred ergsnisation, and this mjghe be partly true .. It is the 11lIgest sect df undead. The C. claims to accept any interested Kindred, no matter what ~blood~ line he hails from, but the grand Lnajority of its members still belong to six .0{ the seven fo under -"'c lansr r+ 'Bmj ah, -~ M a lka vian, -·Nosfe-ratut ----+Tore-ador, -~Ttemt,!re and

-r+ Venrrue. The ----+Oan$l'"el, the- seventh

founding dan, left the C. 'in 1999 at the instigation of ---+Xa'ICiar. Pot the most part, however, the C. sssnmes that all Kindred are under its protection, no matter what they think about it.

The members of the Seven clans listed above founded the sect, and only they are regularly represented in the -~ Inner Circle leading the C. with-one metnber each. Kindtedfi;Qm other bleodlines can participate in ..... conclaves and

, meetings, but often, their voice~ ISO unheard, After the ---i> Anarch Revolr, the C. opposed rhe Sabbat, for it saw itself as the only means to keep it at bay. The C. maintained the Masquerade and protected its members while the Sabbat would :satrince the traditions and all things holy en fuel its paranoid dreams of

. Gehenna without thirtking twice, Dissen-

sion is luxury; and luxuq is unaffordahle in times of war. The C. often believes rharwhoever is not with it is against it. Tonight, the C. is barely the monolith its advocates claim it to be .. -~Ancillae are caught be.tween the -elders and the rebellious -l-neonates- and can nei ther tum to the olde~ nor to the younger members; to cast their lot With the neonates would rnean retreating into areas of lesser power, while an effort; to cast their lot with the elders ceuld easily be mistaken for violating their domains, and that would bring the elders down on them hard. Many elders in the C. 's upper echelons notice that they have become relics, undead -. anachronisms dreaming ,of forgotten nights tgng-ago.

• Camden, Lord Thomas Beckett:

Cappadoclan: the lord w:1S a good example for the beneficial cooperation between the -Clall. of Death and the _,. Ventrue, POI: cenwries, he served -~Mithras, the -~ Prince of ----t- London, as seneschal and trusted adv isor, in exchange far his services.lae enjoyed it ... - comparable luxury and a free reign in carrying out his various experiments. He wall B leading expert on the Road of the Bones, a phi.10Sophy slmilar _ 1;0 the -l- Path of Death and the Soul the.-S1lbbatpmcticestQnlght. According to records, he was destroyed by the -~Giovanni tntheeatly 1Gthcenrury.

• Cameron, Noellel Sixth Generation member of the -+Clan of W.arlocks; --->Re~ gent of Zanzibar, the island that houses one of [he world's largest ->-ch:antries. C. owns the -->Cafe Zanziber, a sort of "training post" for young -+Tremere, and responds only to councilor Elaine -+de Calinoe,

• Camilla: F!fthGeneration member of the .... Clan of Kings; probably tbe childe of the female ..... Methuselah -~Tt.nia. The most famous and greatest ..... Venrrue of his time; even in these nights, members of the Clan of Kings are proud ~o be abie to trace chuil; lineage back to C. A few decades before the Pirst Punic War, he inStan~d himself as jJattrr patriae, leader of the Eternal Senate and thus, the Roman Empire .. His negotiation skills, his Strategic, brave actions and his hard leadership laid the foundarion a worldwide empire was based upon. Galus julius Caesar and Augustus Pontlfex Maximus are among the mortals he advised. He established the Pax Rcm1ltM et Vampirica, a constitution like none other before that enabled members of different dans to coexist peacefully without having ~o feat the -). Jyb.ad. Ths~) Kindred's only character flaw was letting hi mselfbe revered as 1 upiter, C. Is destroyed \n the great confl-agration of Rome in 64 A.D. Although rumor has it the --7'Toreadm """'Petronius was responsible, I t is very improbable that a member of the -+Clan of the Rose who would have been very yOlmg then could have destroyed the most powerful Camire politician of the time, Who or what was really bebind C. 's ~:Flnal Death remains unknown,

• Canaille: The mortal herd, especially tile most repugnant part of it that lacks. all culture, the cue most ->'Kindred feed from.

• Canonicus: Aka -~patrio.t; follower of the --Path of Honorable Accord, one c;rf the

+Sabbat +Paths of Enlightenment.

• Capone·, Alphonse: -.Ventrue; once the most infamous crhn i na I of -+Chkago, tonight one of the pretenders for the city's throne. In these nights, the capo and chtlde of late -, Ledin still has significant influence in the criminal underworld.

• Cappadocian: When -~neona:tes, ancillae and even some ~~elde.Is hear mention of the -7Clan of Death these,nigh 5, they tlnnk pf the -4 Giovanni at once. But when I W;3.S ---+Em braced, probably not even, the seers had

the slightest idea that one night Augustus -~Giovannj would steal their ,clanshill from them, but ~tll! there was a Clan of Death. It consisted of the ]1lfogeny of the -+ AntedHu~ vian Cappadocius who followed their founder's example and stud led death to attain power aver it. This hubris probably proved their downfall, for it gave the members of the Giovanni family reaSOL'"L to hunt and des,tr0Y their siblings in the Blood. At this, they were at least 'as thorough as the +Tremere when dealing with ---+Saulot's progen,v. But even in this context, rumor has it that a £e<w members of the clan survived the centuries of being hunted, for some of them were _plryskally .Ch.anged in a way mat they had noming 1':0 do with their patent clan anymore, even before the _.,. Amaranth on Cappadocius, Thevrather looked like walking, rotting C01;p~~, whith maybe explains the mysterious appearanc~ of the -·Samedi bloodline. Few others have SUIvived Centuries by their power and their knowledge alone. I main ty t·efe:r to a ..... Cainite €aIled --1<Lazarus here.

• Cappadociuss The -Antediluvian founder of Clan -+Cappadocian and ->'sireof AU~U&tI,lll --tGliQvanni was prebably gutded throUgJ_l his un1i£~ by prophe'cie1> he had - according to hi~own words - received by ang.els. II this I was bani from a stilt of madness 01; if G reall y , was God's chosen is impossible to determine these nights, The only certain thing is that the whole 4dan took a different direction and followed new goals after every prophecy,

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I r C. 'Sct:ru51Uime is l@st - even-if Some call him I "lucian" - since thl~ mysterious man who I was probably a priest, shaman qr saint in life

didn't even tell it to -~Caine. Hesimp!y spoke. about his origins. "From Cappadoeia," he said, and this Was hew he and his progeny were addressed. His conviction that the answers to his q"ui'!stion.~ were known mllY to Gail himself led him and his dan to protect and suppan Chri~tianity:fr.om the beginnir!l~. He or-

II dered his p(ogel;<Y to build churches and ca-

I thedrals as havens (01" the faithfuL In. the end, though, he submitted to hubris and craved ~)apotheosis. Led by the angels' revelations, he desired to one night drink God's soul. This Led to his downfall by the hand of his powerhungry chtldeAugustus Giovann.L C. '5 legacy has been reportedly written down in a text called the ~.Sa1"goT1 F1'agmenc.

• Ca:PllChin: The being knOWI1 under that name moves through ,-4l<indred socierylike a ghost- whlch he actually might be. Since

I the 16ili century, he is kngWll to be active within the church as a, Franciscan monkeven if his name implies differently - and is supposed to even have access to the secret

I Vaticaa archives, from wHIch he gets infor~ I marion he sells to his closest allies, --Clan

I -·Qiovannl. SOf;;ff) be has been seen.only in J taly, and bj~ identity remains a: mystery. C. seems ready to share hi!i knowledge but de-

mands other; often arcane informatron or artifacts in return. Members of other clans had the double-edged pleasure of meeting him, and all were shaken by the questtons this strange figure asked them. The. speculations on irs true identity range from a servant of the Antediluvians to a demon, a ghost and the---+Cappadoc~ans~>Laz!mIS and -.Japheth.

• Cardinal: ,-4 Sa bba,t tide for aSabbat leader who supervises a large territory and stands direcdy below the ~t:e.gent in rank. The formal addte~s is "Your Eminence."

• Carpaccio, Monsignor Amelio: Iral, Catholic priest. C. waS High Inquisltor of the Inquisition UJltH 1994. Was replaced by lngritl ->BQuer.

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• Carthage: No stnlggLe in all the millennia of the -~J-yhad has more influence on the relatlonship between r;h_e -----),clans in the Final

I Ntglm than the PUII,ic 'Wars, the blreer fight:!> between C. and Its"""" Brujah rulereand Rome under the influence of me Kingship Clan. ~ Some ancient Brnjah remember these nights,

and in their undead hearts smolders an abY6~ mal hatred they pass onte their childer and grandchilder, Whenev'er young members of the Learned Clan have no better idea" a simple reference to C. is J usrificationenough to verbally or physically a[_t~ck another -joKindred, it seems .. No other war ever had such repercussions on the th0ugh ts of whole generations, No other war is as exemplary fdl" the eternal Jyh<;l.d,

Indeed, C. air@:acly was a remarkable power in the Mediterranean when the Roman Empin: was hom. Irs ships ccrirrolled the seab<liied trade, and trade routes led from Cyrene to ~ Alexandri a and from there to Somalia, India and China. Moreover, C. was the center of Clan Brujah,£or here, some of the most prominent clan members had gathered_ Led b-Y, -~Troile himself, they reputedly sought to rebuild the glory and splendor of the rirsr Ctry. This is why C. is sometimes called the

Third City'; .

It was the ideal of the Learned Clan [0 build a place where Kindred. and ----fkine could coexi.stJree offear, The mortal populace sheuld know about the undead in their midst so all could coexist harmoniously, This ide II I can never be fuLLy realized, for the mortals wil! always fear the hunter among them and have shown often enough that they try to destroy what they fear. But this warped Brujah ideal did not trigger the struggles. Rather, darkness ruled in the heart of the Brujah, dream. Th~ Learned ones did not claim the eity alone, but dwelled hand in hand with the

-+ Assamltes, -Sec.ires and .even the - Baali, Yes! I have heard dte,fi enough that history is written by the winners and that only envy plJtRome atc.'s throat. Bur I will try to prove the truth of my starements .. The first proof is the cult of --4-Baal, then Widespread inC. Every new moon, this cult sacrificed several kine to its god. Although many claim differerrt, we did not take it upon us to collect the bones beneath the temple after the destruction of me city to be able to point our fingers at them. It was not neces:;;ary. Not only Rome's Ventrue saw what -f Moloch did as Baal ana par.a IUOlir of infamous Troile, We cpuld not have fabricated stories that would have been perverted and repu lsi ve enol.!gh. In the end, we were fqrceu ~(') unite the -~Malkavia~ls from Crete, the ---+Toreador from Achaea and the Sicilian 4Lasombra with the Roman ---->Ventru.e to

declare war on C. This so-called paradise's kine lived itt a hell af fear and terrill. They knew tbat srearures stalked their streets and might attack them at any time to drink their blood or sacrifice them to a blasphemous god in unspeakable rituals. Yes; 1 really can imagine tim paradise - a paradise for the Beast within, for the monster we CfIU become. But finally, we were able to ~tQP their infernal. schemes, and it wasn't only the Ventrue, as so many Brujah believe in the FinaLNigb,ts. It was an intervention of all clam still ill their right mind.

On the night C. fell, Moloch anti Troile fough t side by ride j. neltherreereared for love of the other, and together they fell, The dty was destroyed in a desperate effort to purge the evil they had wrought on the face of the world. The ground was salted, .and rituals were performed so that none of the Kindred who has sought refuge in the earth Ihi.ghtdse 'again. Until these nights, this place close to 'Tuni~ has been avoided. No -fCainire cl;\t\ enter it withour having terrible visions of the ghastly things That were Once committed there. We will probably carry this war's legacy in our hearts eternally, and prohably, it will suffice even for chls century's childer to hate each other. Hut these are the unf'athpma.b!e ways of the [vhad,

• Casanovas 1. Giovanni Giacomo C., Chevalier de Seingalt (an invented tide); *1725, +1798; Ital. atrventu:re.r and writer. - 2. A -~ Kindred who seduces mortalswithout killing them, takes only a little ->blood and erases their memories afterward.

• Cassidy, Elaine: ~Velya.

• Catacombs of the Antediluvians:, Subterranean tomb in the -l:Black Citadel in +Euoch con.t<iining four supposed Antediluvians' sealed sarcophagi.

• Cathari; l..--+Albigensian. - 2. +Sahbat following the -tPath of Enlightenment called -tPath of Cathari.

• Cathayan: _,. Kue H In.

• Cathedral: Term for a large -'+Sabbat hRven,

• Cauchemar: A vampire who feeds only from sleeping victims and prevents thein from waklng in the. process.

• Celerity: Tlili: Diseipljne explains the -> Kindred's superior speed. C. is common with the. -dans -"AsSlltnire.j -+Bnlj~ and -1-10- reader, These dans can use -t blood to become

inhuman! y fast. ..

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• Celestyn: SQcth Generation Tremere: I *. I 1.10, #1139. C. (originally; Calnor) grew up as the son of the seneschal of an ecc.~tric , English lord together With the lord's children. He received the same education and learned several languages. Calnor's love for knowledge led him to explore the. occult and history. From what he read and what he heard from agedfolk llving in the area" he dedu~ed char -t~nages had to have: a chantry elose by and guessed at it~ location..con'e.ctly, One autumn afternoon, he stood at irs threshold and asked to be taken in as a pupil. The mages perceived his <IS yet undeveloped potential and agreed. Caluor became a member of House --+Tremere.

Ih addition to his magical studies, Calnor (who was now called C. due to his love for the stars and his navigating abilities) proved himself adept at rotating information fragments, He pieced them t0geilier and CQukl tell With remarkable a~uta€y Where to f'Lnd, old. U'e'<15UIeS or lost knowledge. Wl,1en~v_er p'@ssible he: roamed western Europe to unearth 10ngAorgotten wonders and bring them to his chantry neat london. In the meantime, he devoted himself to his studies and copied magical texts before they faded il1t0 illegibility.

His ski] lsdld not go unnoticed. C. was called to -->Ge.orls, where he was assigned to organize and update the chanrrys exrensi ve library. Whenever hefound rest, he traveiechhe land searching-for magical and mundane items. He earned a g~~at reputation for fInding rutrnerous artifacts. Additionally! he earned the-reputation of being as heroic as he WFlS dd ven, for he traveled feliTlessiy through -tTzimisce domains. Because of his valuable contributions to rhe chantrv, C. was one of the first mages of Ceoris to be _"Embraced. G's ->-sj_re. is -·~Etrius.

C. considered the Embrace an opportunity to filld out more about the legends of ehe undead. After the Embrace, be obligingly staved in II Ceons. Th:e only thing he regretted was that

it was bard to see what be unearthed by [light, Due to his journeys dllougb,out Emope, C. is puwerfully huilt and well muscled. His hair is

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TIMPLINE: CHICAGO

Circa 1700; -~~Menele, a -+ Brujah ,....,.M ethuselnh, settles. wid! the Native Americans in [he area where C. is tonight and adapts thelr lifesryle, Supposedly, he grows closer to hjs ultimate goal, ->G<'lklSlnda.

1795: General "Mad" Anthony Wayne buys the land C. will be built upon.

1803: Wa"y),."I.e erects Fort Dearborn, 'Whiel:il'..$ll'e\'1i ""ith massive resi$l:ance from the natives,

who are lea by a wise and shrew.d chief called Black Hawk

1812: The Native Amertcans' attacks fon:e the Europeans to giVe up [he fort teni.porarlly.

1.816~ The Europeans return with more troops led hy General Whisder and rebuild the destroyed fort. Whistler-is ptQbably influenced by the ..:o~Tore<ld(Jr -+Helena, a Methuselah who is linke.d wlth Mende QY an :mes-oltLe:nmity, Black Hawk asks the Blujah to help him fight (he Europea.ns.

After a cavalry attack on a Native American camp that leads to a massacre, Menele fremies:and, fo1' the first time, personally tn~erv<me;~ in the !;onil1!;:t between Settlers and natives. Helena eonfronrs hlUi. Botb. are so b;"rdly wouhdeo tlrar. the~ fall int:b

--torpor, but are rescued by the ir -.ghollk .

I833! C. founded.

1837: TIu' Brujan 1yI'rucweH becernes ""'prioccuf the clty. The fact that a black man can claim sLrci1 lin au.~tere,office for himself (at such a time in history) leads ,-'lnyanga):o C.

186i~5: The Civll Waf leads tCli a dr(lmaticall:r increased populatiou.r+Kindred flock ro the area! [D~, EUl1c!'ngthem the->Ven.tme ->Lodin,lI \ofhis own accord, 1:.iuDasa partof a con:lphcnteC! scheme h): Helena to overthrew ~lenele's puppet.

1~71: Devil'~ Night. C~n,flagratlml.'). s~artecl by <l 'Suiddal -->MaIkavian rage rhrough C. like an epidemic, incinernting ev~ry~lng in. their WyY, Am~zingly enough, only lit few morrals-Iose their lives, but the fire de~p:o% 18,000 buildings and almost I':qmplerdy wipes, out Maxwell's followers a mOng the Kindred. Ledin sees bischance ro !?eeO,iIie prlnce, waits t:!ll.t;Il1ny~a: i~ out of t!;,Jwn and then attacks merotlesslv, Together with a grQ~ of1],jlT~~r and Venrrue, lie anacks the prince. Maxwell esc1'Ipes'iliTO!,Igh a, window and doesn't return to C. ~Ih tit. the end. Df,the ZOth ~ep:t, J..l~~in tol~rs:es no rivals next to hun and re,rooves all other Venrrue tn town jjnth surgical preCLS]On. Since thar, night, all members o[ thfi ""Clan or Kings in (S. are progen y.of Lodin.

1880: Supported by rhe"__"prim()gen ~ the Gangre~ Brujah and _.. Nosfen3,tu, ,n thl')tn i [\ whose side Lodln's seizure of power r.epresents, rhe "Ioreador -tMfltLi.us e_rta~ts. a plan to undermine tHe Venttue!ilinf]uenoe. First, the conflict is carried out without di recI''Con(n;lTl.tatitinsj both s.ides use tin 1 y mortals to imp lernent their Jlla:fis. It's a shock for Lodin that ili worker..'lc in his city (led by his rival) protest [lid!' bad working conditions. AU big institutions Lodln bas suborned to stabIlize. bis lea de hip start

crumbling. Even with the help of two nednare lieutenants, Ledin 2It fir~ seems un ahle to pfeve.nt his f.J!L.

188.6; One of Lodins mortal minions tltrows a bomb into a: group of police 0fficersi wlneh leads to an uprising during which several union memberstand police officers die. The dead workers become \tUI,i'tyi'S, whiGh only fuels the unrest,

J.894: A mike against bad lj'vin.~ and .workirjg condltkms lmiteti black-and white ~ilway workers, who manage to tumpletely, shut down the national raHway network. Thi~ p~es a direct threa t agll inst t'loe oflcidih's He . tenants, who earns his resources thr'ough the raHway. Without consl,llting the prince, he enltsts the aid of government ttoops agamst the workers.Theaecldenr becO)nes a w.6.rLdwicl~ seandal and a disgrace for the whole City.

1901-6: L(,ldin comes to the conclusion IliAc p.is ¢'\.ment1iry amry offoUowers is not sufficient to end the unrest and _'Embraces a famous (ocialillt leader, Lodir; orders him to persuade the other union leaders rQ have Ii.'{\. ~orkillg tlass 'keep quiet usi ng promises

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ap.-d manej. ModiuE'srrootts react belatedly to thiS moVe, but with unexR_ected violence. For the flrsr dtr:ie, .I(intlred ~re d irecur invo! ved in the confl ict, and lvlod,iLlS's.Brojah.allies destrov some of Lodirr's helpers.

Lodinaddresses the c.lty's oldest Kindred and infQrms: theta [bac 'a;r,mrch actions threaten the Masquerade. Grudgingly, the '_"eldl"TS allow him ro flnaliyend the conflict by all means necessa t,y •. At the same time, the socialist leader Embraced by Lodin n:Hinages to Win the lloity's Brujahflver. Lodln starts a systematic carnpaigri.ro 'annihilate the anarchs.

J9lJ: Lodin has rhe-cirv under control. Medius flees.

1913--66: Cauchemar eta: Long period elf peace among the c.lty'~ Kindrecl.

i919: G '5 e Iders recognize that: iris bad for the city [Q re~ol v:e dlsputes ovettly and by using ·Q.initi;s. They make severallocattons i~ C. -~Elysium Co gather there r'egulariy.

192] : Ledin tries in vain to starve Medius ill vary by complete] y rt,1 inlng (Me citY's e:col)<£l;ny.

1966: In the '60s, the anarchsare s:ettioJi;: more and more dailget()uE fqr Cooi n. The rea I problems start whEn tl"ie prince's sheriff destr6~twa.Brlljah. The anarchs react With an q\.ltbuISt qf violence against the elders that will go down in KindrflCl hist.ory"llS the Nighr aftRage. Within a week, 13 Cainit;ep. are. clem yed. Over the next few years, both sides wage-a guertlla.war,

: 1968: l.;odin.g~ins perruis~ionfroQlthe Venrrue ~ju~titar tQ solve c.:s anarch pmplem once; and for all. Over 100 Kindred disappear without a trace. Lodfn's doma in re mains 'secure.

1983: Stan dehe Coundl W~r(s. The anarchs hav~ gathered sttengtl1a:ga:inJmid man age to make one.of their allies mayor of'C.

198$: A.Christrtrasritne, Ledin statts QperadpnIncubamr to publicly run dGwn the aqatchs' most important mortal pawns. The dperfltion faUs because r'ilBny mer rols dislike the mingling 1n those pawns' pri vacv

1~8Q: th~. anarehs manage to replac~,sqme of the p~1nce's rn inipns in the munldp'a[ity by their own allies.

19871 Lo,d;Ln ash ,the 'rlpii~(]gen fm help, whose memheI'S-prOmise; [heir supPQrt in return futoer1;l(ih .~Qncessi(1)s; During the iili-bsequent Thanbgivi:ng Massacre, Lodln's ghouls destroy almost all illilatch,s in the d~y whil~ the prince himself takes advantage df th~ premature death o{'the mayor the¥ have installed.

1990; Helena rises from t(.llrp9"i" and starts satlf-hinS (or Mende's haven.

1993; -.Lup'ines unexpectedly att'll4k the Svru;.ulH.ls CLub. a favorite haunr of the Kin d~!l, and serne mor:e downtown buildIngs, 1.t'!dlncalls a'-"blood h4nt on ~U Lli pines, and some ()f them are eyen kiUed.1Pe upines' c9L1nterarrack cctncides with a ---Sabbat. attack. In the chaos of tbe struggle, more rhnn one-third of the city's Kindred are. cl,estroyed, among them Ledin The qnestfon of power remains uhresQlv~d [Q ilii~nj.g - t. C. 'I'I(1'jV ill a dry wlth-$!lveml p!.\1s~ible p~~tenders to prince dorn, but it.';~~ve:ry probable thac t,t childe Q( l!odi~1 wi ll he his lIUCGesSQr in the 'end.

blond, his eyes brown. His face can be.called pleasant. When in the library, C. dresses in robes and caftans. On journeys, he prefers simple clothing since it allows more freedom of movement.

G's works made their way into the mortal realm, which made him a famous scholar among Middle Ages mortals, as wel], Some of his ideas (combined with those of mortal

scholars) inspired like-minded colleagues of <2. to develop archeology as a science.

Mtet serving long a,tld faithftlU'I at Ceorls, C. left the chantry one night, never to return. Sorne rumors claim he's in South America, others that he had been destroyed by the Teimisce, Some,-tCaihites say he joined the ->lnconn:u, while others maintain me wen~ kriowusage had rea.chep. -"Golconda and now resided somewhere In Asia.

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• Chalice of Kinship~ Mystic artifact owned by the -'cm;dinal of northwest Arnertca. This eben chalt~e unites ,the; partlcipants of a ->-Vaulderie in 1:!- particularly strcng ->-blo~d oath, Unfortunately, noth.ing is known about the e. 's origins.

• Change: The rnomenr and :process during which a mortal turns into a -. Kindred.

• Chantry,: The permanent residence of House and Clan -tTremere in a City. In most of the wo,rld's l.m-get cines, there is a C. Each is overseen by a +regent. Certain, rules of llOspitality apRly, and the C must hou~e and shelter foreigQ 'Iremere. But if the regent has reason to assume that a certain person's presence in a city compromises the --+c!an's and the C.'s si:1fety, he'can deny the suspect access, C.s differ widely in thl.'lir outer appearance, but thelJ:emere typically try om to raise tOO much attention.

• Chartry, Karen: Ninth Generar ion -Nenrrue; *1729, #Italv 1766. Childe of the Irallan Ventrue Conrlllia. Resides i+i the -~do,maip ")New Orleans.

• Cbattedings.: The mortals kidnapped by the -True Hand te be trained as servants and

-~gb.huls until they were found worthy of-the

-~Embtace. T~1ey were supposedly trained in

-~ Enoch and belonged to the most insane,

ruthless and capable members I.1lf the Hand. May ---->Cainegive that tbey have been destroyed to thelast man.

.. Chavez, Gabriel: Seventh Ge~leratiQn -40Assamitei *Sirges 699, #1139., Chilcle of the Jordan --+Assa.mite +Tartq, T~1e Musllrns ruling Spain in C .. 's youth didn't let him become a warrior as he wanted but trained him to be a spy. Eight years later, C. found proof of mistakes the caliph had made. In. th.is Situation, Tarlq approached him llnd talked to hun -abo!;!t Allah, Mohamraed, --+H:'1,qim and the .:iPititual path of the --'Cutnites of ->:Alfimut. He - Embraced C. In 975, very calm, to)(al Assarnites were needed to infiltrate the Caliphl.lte of the Fatimlds, and C. was among them. In 1107, he went to -~ Jerusalem t . fight the crusaders. In the J 6th oent\.u:y, C. was des~royed for insubord inarien.

• Chicagnr City in Illinois (USA) on the southwestern shore of bake Michigan; 3.5 mlllion inh, (metropolitan area 7.2 million inh.); second largesr~conOtttic center 6f the

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U.S'I important ranway. junction, center of air rtafficand, since the opening of the St. Lawrence Canal, one of the 11'Itgest inland _ports on Eanh: foremost grain, livestock and wood market of the world, most important slaughtering locadon in the world, numer(JUs large Industrial c-omplexes; several univarsities, scientific institutes (see -Tittleline Chicago).

• Chief: Leader ofone of the -~Sabbat's notorious _",War Parties.

• Childee 1. Derogatcry term fora young., inexperienced or foolish --4Cainite. - z .. Term for a ---->Kindred in relation to his --+Sire, the Kindred who -.' Embraced him.

• Children of Haqim: Term the -t- Assamires proudly use for themselves.

" Children of the Drawn: Modem kn ightly order among th~ _:~T zirnisce, possibly relating to th e worship of --) Dracon in Gbnstahtinopie (4-AkOimetai). The membets of the order Call themselves Brothers' Keepers, and no member of the C. has ever been --+vbivGde.

• Chimers try: TIle Ravnos are heirs to a legacy of illusions, and this Discipline allows them to practice such prestidigitation. AB a Discipline, C. is a form of conjuration; a

-,Kindred can tap lore his inner reserves to bring spectacular phantasms seen;lit~gty [0 life. Illuslons created through C nonetheless shatterwhen confronted with the revealing power of Auspex ..

• Chor:azin: The dty that ---+Sha.itan built .. Although most doubt its existence:! many --+Baali texts refer to such a. place .. If it exists, men it is surely below ground and probably somewhere in.the Mediterrahean area. Supposedly, all those who want, to join the Beali are brought here for their final tests, the exact nature of which I don't even wane [0 imagine. If someone else ever finds this place, history could repeat itself, and there could be a second great war a,€'ainsr the infernal bloodline. But I rather assume that C. ill 11 place v isited in spirit fOM by those who want to do so, If it had a physical counterpart, it would have been ferreted, out and destroved long agp.

• Christopher: Ninth Generatien ---+Ventruei *1967, #1986:. Chtldeand rnorral cousia on his fathei'sside of the Prince of ---}New Orleans, Ma"I~el-)-OLli1beau. Was once Guilbeau's designated ;>uec~sor.

• Chronicle of Caine: First parr ofthe -Book of Nwl. It is nOt impcrrant that thi!{ part i~ not totally in keeping with $tandarrl bi.blita( canon. In contradlctlorrto the-Bible, the creatures from that time wl th the exception of the -10 Dark Father are reduced to simple rook The C. discusses the controversial role of -)Lilith., in whom many see.a midwife for pur Dark Path.ers reecgairior, of his supernarural poteruial,

• Chronicle of Secrets: Third and Last part of me - .. Book of Nod, and the shortest of me three chronicles. Contains prophecies and VISIOns about the return of the

Antediluvians, among other things.

• Chronicle of Shadows! Middle part of the -+Book of Nod. Collection of pru:ts and fr<agmerits of theorlgirsal text. My colleague Chores, a confessed, member-of the -~Sabbat, told me he considered the c. a propaganda. ccllectlon published by the ---->Camarilla to support their tyranny. I sincerely hepethat these fragments were no complicated prank of the -tMalkaviahs Aiysha fe 11 for~ especial I y not (he 13 commandments they CQutain <U1d that supposedly were set in stone originally.

• City Gangrel: Members of the --+Oangrel ---+amit'T"ibu who, unlike the -~CouQ.try Gang-tel, have made their +havens Within dries.

• Clans A group of ---j.vampires sh*-ing cartain mystical and physical attnbutes, as well as a theoretical common progenitpr. At the moment, there are 13 clans, aU Of w htch were supposedlvfounded by a mem ber of the Third 'Generation (--t Assami tes, --+ Bruj ah, -~ Followers of Set, -.Oaugrel, ->OiovanhL, ---+La:sombra" -I-Malkavian, ---+Nosferatu,

-+Ravnos, -~Tor.eacl01', ---+Tremere, __"TziOlis~e,

-_"Ye-nnue). Additionall)!", the C.S extm-

gulshed earlier in history should be noted, the --+Cappa.docians and -+Salubd (some of the latter st!ll exist),

• Clan Founders: TI'le 13 -.An,tedUuvians from. whose blood the-"'clans arose. They are known under many names, rhougJ_'l we shall not list them here for fear oftamishing the accuracy of this cod ex. In the strict sense of the meaning, -~Trerhere, who took Saulot's placeasa Found~r, andA~lgu$rus ---+Giovan.ni~ I who destroyed Cappadecius, should be pan of this list, even if they became 'members of the Third Generation by ~> Amaranrlr.

• Clan PI Death.s Old term for the II 4-Cappadocians from1.b:e--+'Bf)ok of Nod. AI. ' ludes to their -~clan Discipline of ->Mol[tis.

• Clan of S ha pers: Old tetm for the ---)'Tzimisce from the Book of Noo. Alludes ~o their -).Disc.ipline of --+Vici!isltude.

• Clan 01 the Beast: Old term for the -I-Qang;rel from the -4Book of Nod. Alludes to the -dan's affmity for aU kinds of animals.

• Clan of the Hidden: Old term for the ~NosfeT:atli fnwID the ~>Book ofNad. Alludes to their dan -4Disdpline of -tObfuscate.

• Clan of the Hunt: Old term' for the __,. Assamites frOtl'l the - .. ]Book of N ad. Alludes to the -~dan members' rraditten of being jm:l~es, seers and enforcers of thl:! ---J.Traditions.

• Clan. at the Rose: Old term fot: the --t Toreader from -the -c~8ook o.f Nod. AU~de,sto their anclent -~dan sYL"'Qboi.

• ClaRotUsurpers: Derog'~tory [elm fQr the +-Trernere. First used m the D<J.rk Or Middle Ages, presumablv by the -~Salubri.

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'ca. 2100 B,C.: The .__..,Toreadot Anredlluvian _"Embfa~s '__"'lv:fi-ka-il in'the city of Bola. eft, 550 B.,C.: The Cappadocia\l ~~BYlar founds the colony of --+B~ntium. Mi-ka-il

(now known as 4B'e5hter:) vjsJts the site, -

548- g,C: Beshter takes llJ? residence in, Rome.

309 B.C.: Ale-xia --+Theu:.ayi.sit)lByzantium and;s Embraced by Byz~,

58 8.C.: Bll:shteran~ the ---tVentrue Methuselah Ahtonius/become: lovers. 65 AD.: Beshter Embraces the Roman.sacirist Perrcnius.

85: Be~htet converts to C,hrisrianity and ilt baptized.as --+Midh~eL

1Sl: Michael encounters the Tzimlsce ~Dracon. The two become lovers.

19tD: Reman Emperor Septimus Severus razes Byzantium during a civil war with

Pescenius Niger. During che.assaulr, Alexia'Theusa ambushes Byzar and the city +s GappatlQC'ial1s, sbding them into rqrpor,

~Onstaminc the Great, dllrin~ his bid to become Roman empewr, battI~s his rival Max:entius eutslde Rome, Michael, Antonius and the Dracon now call rhemselves the~Ttiumvir~te.

Consradrlne defeats Llcinlus neal] Bywutium, cementing his claim to the imperial thro: e.

Corummtlne founds New Rome on the site- af"Eyzantium (lB.):e~ to be called Constantinople). The Tdurt1.v:i.rate leaves Rome to take wp ,re;;'iden(:e in the new capital.

Constantlne+s lieutenant ~'Caius is Embraced hy Antonius:

N w Rorrte becomes the empira+s new capita].

Constantine the Grear dies. The" Tuum v ira te hold§' the First Council, Magrurs, 11 lQcal---+La5(;;lLuhra, plet\g~s himself (1;0 the servide nf'M:j"ohaeL Roine falls to the barbarian Odoacer. ainite refugees begin to arrive in COnstantinClple, The Second C::.ouncill~ MJ.d, farming the Trin(rv system of families. The Lascmbra of Magnus'and a greup afRcitn.an -+Brujah kn!.n\'[1 as Lexor are made scions, Antqnius ~x.,t~nds protection to Alexia Theusa,

Michael In'il:it€Ji the Follower of Set KJ_,ay-"'taH to fourtH a st:i~n family. Justin 1 becomes emperor under the guidance of his ne hew Justinian and the Venrrue AiltOllius,

527-55: Just in lan becomeserrtpetor and expands Byzantiu1U-':S rerrltories into North Africa and Italy. The Trinity system of families is spread across the empire. The rnenasteries ,0'yetse,en by the, Draccrr+s Oberrus T zimisce are severe ly re:gtllate'd,

Hagla S0P ia, the ~'~rtd4s~teat~st ~fuisdan temple, is completed in Censtantinbple, Michael t~es Lip residence.

555--65: '[usnnlan +s rule ends in chaos as Cunstanrin~pLe'__"~ outlying terrireries are wrested aw;a;y, PlaJ,'llell w1o!akenthe empire,

PlagW~s repeatedly strike CpflStal)tlnOple,a:"llegedly spread by the Dracon. Anrenius Ernbtace~ -'Beli~ariU$, jusrinlan-fs leading general. Anton~us-'s mortal rtval +Narses seeks out an J tal ian Lasombra and is Ernbraced, Narses is rnad,e resp\JnsHj1e. for the Italian territories of the empire. Phocas becomes emperor, beginning a reign of terror.

AntQilills-+~ childe Septima Dorninjca Embraees her servant Nleepherns, Cains Embraces a magistrate named Epirus.

Heraclius becomes emperor and renews the power of the toQn~(erieSj bot stedng the Tsimlsce power base,

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The;--+Akoimetal monks servlftg the Drawn begin: trlU;lS;cribing the ton teJ.lts ofrhe Great Library of ~Ale~ndtia.

The A]!oimetai monk Gtegoq' is Embraced by an Alexandrian Ravnos, Gregory is adopted by the Antoriian Venl:ruf:j.

Alexandria falls ta·the:.Ara~ and the Great Libra;y is burned to rue ground. Narses cuts ties with Constanrirrcple and claims domain rndependl!udy in o-j. Venice,

To mend the rift between Antonius and the pra con , Michael presents each with aue of two young brothers, ---'~Q~u and o-j.Symeon, to raise and

Embr ce.

THe Draco{l Embraces Gesu, Gesu falls into a deep torpor. Ri5inglrom torpor, Gesu Embraces Svmeon, eQf~ingAntdnius.

The Trurd Council is ht:1d to resolve the m~rter of'Symeon+e Embrace, but no resolution is reached.

Leo OJ becomes empernr under the watchful eye of Antonius.

Leo III launches Iconoclasm) calling fpr the destruction of all religious icons. Antonius dalll!< fot' " EainitE:_lc.anoc!asml allni'\o arthe T simisce 'practice df -·bloqd cults. Byzan.tipe ~ocietY is divIded. The Fourth, Counbi! is hell:!. Malaehlte Nostera.tu are made scions 0fthe Toreador. Cains and Septima (il'r0p0lie Amon ius__"s, destructiqn. Michael ;and the Dracon-acquiesce.

Caiu~ becom~s Basileus ot-the At-i[e:ci.li,ln eotm!'! with Septima as his second.

To,restQ(cotMr, MtchlleLrules-tlire.ct1y as "Emperor Mtchael'Ill, The Dracon leave", Constantinople.

The fifth Council is held aog ~'eQ()gnize~ Gesu find Svmecn as leaders of the T:Oimisce. Micl1,?e16egins',[Q feel the pull of madnessand [~rpOJ;, leaving: ni~htly tasks ro Petroniu-s!

Septima Doniinica Is destr¢!¥~ by wirch .. h .. mteta,

The S~ljukTuLk,s,defeat:the: mperial army at. Manzikert , stripping B;rmntium

of most p£ Asia- Mj_n-gr. -

The Sixth Council is held and Belisartus rebnnsttl a position of@ower. The Seventh Council i~ held. The Pam.ihf f Narses of'Verdce iii, made a scion of the- VentJ;Ue and is given tradlnggrivileges. Baron "~Fe:mux_'_"

aangr~1 become scions of the T.zil'nisce. Ale1jius I 'Com. e:nCIS becomes emperor,

1 O9O-J 125; Nurses -ts. childe ._,. Alfonso serves as Lasombra priest it Cons tan tinop leo

1096: Soldiers on the First Crusade g'a-el through O;msta,ntin pie

1140: The $a1ubd Athni'et arrives In Co:t;1Stmt1nl'Jple..

1143: Emperor John II 8omnenus, GO campaign in'.Asia ~inor, is killed by the:

Assamite Snabah.

Latin influence mounts under Rmpe:ror Manuel Comnenus. Ducas Embraces tbnner l_:?rim:ess A4na Conm~ha.

Riots targeting La'i:fh residents br~ out in. ConstaotinolPle. All Latin Calnites in the city ate destroyed ~ave f.PLclle G_J!'npe~ Uisombra OabrieUa

-and her mortal pretege Lillian, whq are sheltered by'SV1l1epn,. The Eighth Council is held and the Ventrue Epirus and Brujah Tribonlus are destroyed for inciting the riots; the Lain Quartet is made- independent from the rule of the Trinity and is placed U11d.er th~dominion of Bishop AlfOnEO of Venice.

1185-97: Cainires from across Europe b~.gi'h_ to arriVe at. Com tr,mtinoplc, <;rowding the Latin Quartet.

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Th.eNosfetatl;J Fm-f' RflYlTIond and his brood arrive from th!!'CrusadEl: States anQ !t're hJdq,en By the Malachite Nosferaru,

The Ventrue Basil of Thessatonica and the mad Caitiff prophet Sranislav

amive from t he Wes:t. '

The Assarnjte Shabah arrives as an ambassador from Alamur, Theres~K,YIlll\!na, 11 rogue Tr.t':rwiI:e, ~ives to study w,lth Athmet, The Bruj ah, Gangret and Nosfur:atu of the dry' orm the Covena nt of Three to defend it.

AleXius lIT Angelus beeornesemneror by blinding.and deposing hili brother Isaac II.

Lillian, now Symean "s.lover, is Embracc;;d by Gesu. Galaiella of Genoa is kidnapped bv§habah.

Innocent m becomes pope and calls-for a Fourth Crusade. Crusaders gather in Venice and are grE\!tecl by Isaac 11 +s ,scm Alex ius, who ~~q_ueti!f ~h~it. aid in b:comin~ emp.etot. 1lte Venetians Support his effort.{l in exct1ang~ tor premises ot:rmhes.

The crusaders conquer Consrantinople and place Alexlus IV"<lsernperar. The people of CQq.~t:antihople. revolt and the crusader-s sack the City, starring a fire that burns for eight day.s. TI}eBy!!a'rttine Empire is tom as under and divlMed among: the crusaders.

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• Clan of Warlocks: Otd term for the -·Tremere. ALI odes to-their origin from a hermetic tradition of sorcery.

• Cleopatra: The last Egypti.aJ,,1 queen of the Ptelernaian family was put on the throne by Jullu~ Caesar it1.48 B,C, She was 18 then. Presumably she killed herself by letting a snake bite her, but as she was 11 -Follower of Set's ghoul, thi~ end of her mortal history seems improbable. So far, though, I couldn't find a hint for her beinK taken inro the undead's

ranks. ..

• Cobras: Nlcknameofrhe Serpents of the Light.

• Cocceitts; Seventh Generation elder of the -~Leamed Olaru *202 .Be.C. as the son of a Roman slave, #Rom.e 148 B,C., + 1647 ill the chaos or the Thi~ty Years War.

'C.'s mother was repeatedly raped by Rom<Ul, citiZen~ for her beaurv, He is a child of rape by th:e Roman Senator Civus and was born as a slave. C. SWore revenge agail;).St Civus. The senator sold C. to the arena after his mother's death, where he trained and saved money to buy himself out of slavery, As his body developed, his skill grew as well. C. befriended a G reek glad iarer called Yorg-o$. He adored him. like a brother and fiuher at the same time and

planned to found a gladiators' school with him. Un"fort::unately, Yotgos died in the-arena After this tragedy, C, did everything to im@r0ve his skill until the daycf'freedorn finally came. He SaW the despair and tyranny in Rome. People starved while, close by, the

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rich rulers stuffed themselves to excess. Two things brought about C. 's decision to go into pclitrcs: the knowledge that it would bri_q.g him closer to CiVL~S anti that he'd be able: to beat hun on his home turf - with his own weapons. ThoL(gh_h~ was always regarded as a lesser being - he was, after all, a former slave and gladiator - he 'luickly learned politics and got closer to Crvus, who had been ---+Embraced in the meantime. When they next mer, Civus almost killed C, but the Brujah ---+Dysos saved him by Embracing him. He Liked C. 's urge to change and be free,

C. got to know the Beast within that he had to fiSht and understood the. m~anip:g of mortals fo[ our kind. He settled in -~Cmthage; when it V1l:!S dt:stroyed, another of his dreams died, C. moved on to -I>Aix-la-ChapeLle, where he replaced the ____"Triniry (2), was prince for a while and resided until his Final Death,

• Cock, Robin: Seventh Generation elder of the ~~Clan gf the Hidden, * unknown , #1757. --+ Nosferaru -~ justicar since 1998. C. was a skilled but otherwise unremarkable s11- ver smith's apprentice who fought for survival agau;wt poverty in the last days of the British colenies in America, where he w~~ -Em' braced by his predecessor, Alonso C,risro -l'Perrod'(ln de Sevilla. Petredon soon left him to fend for himself, though the American colonies and especially the New England

coastline were shaken by violent struggles and thus were no good place fot lonesome Iledglings, Many wham C. contacted dldn't see ilie dawn of the 19,th century, Then he: got to I know ---+ Wanvick, .the in-between Prince €If I Providenee, his reign, t:l{ terror made internal

stwggle that had gone' beB.ore in the .. area pale I in comparison. I Over 100 yeats later, in the darkest hOUIS.of I Warwick'5 tyr'lmny, C. 's -sire reappeared and called his ehilder to him through the rebel leader Prudence -~StonetQ inffitrot~ and destm)! Warwick's netwcrk wim theic aid, O:nl y C. snrvtved this e(furt, which none, of the ~'Camarilla leaders ever forgot and which II surely contributed to his recent nomination.

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• Code of MUa:,o: Medieval code of conduct 1:0 keep the ordsr within the ---J,Sabbat. Up, dated and revised on December 21., 1933, by

---jo Rel;!etlt -fG~Jrch ist and signed by the cardinals Buroff, Bruce de Guy, Agnes and Charles VI, the. archbishops Beatrice, Una, Tecumseh, -0 iangal €,allZO , Tcrh, Aeron, Marsilio, '~ Rebecca and Salluecio. I

• Code of the Damned. Book in which I --+Mktlant.ecuthli wrote down the details of ,his thaurnaturgieal research, In his hotne, T1Ieptal,many priests researched blood magic ant! tried to become i rrrmortal like Mit.tlantecllthlL One of his mortal minions 'qrough.t the c. to the priests during the day for months while Micrlaatecurhli slept. When he descended into his pyramid to enter -;>torPOf, hIS mortal priests were interred with him. Later, the C, was removed from T zental, though no one knows how, Uk(!wise,l1o one knows who finally translated it, But presumflb\y, there are two translations of,lt__:'~'I,.adn one in the -'Tremere -+c.han,~ry In -Viennll and another, probably in English, that has disappeared, From time-to time, false translanons appear and raise great interest every time,

• Codex of Legacies: -;Oonstant1nople's --+Cainites do not follow Caine's Six --+Traditions, Instead, over the centuries and thanks to the city1s -i'Btujah Trl bon ius , they devel, oped their Own set of laws and customs: the C. The basic principle of the c. is the rule of the --+T:rinity. There was no ""~prince in Constantinople; instead the -}Tzimis!Je, ---+Ventrue and ->Tereador families [ointlv claimed the domain. Eacb family was led by a patriarch (although -+Micll.ael was considered

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the pa:tnarcl'l of all CQl1Jltantinople), wlio 1M hi:s family and the scion famines under it. Those Cainftes who were not part of the farntty system had no part in, dty affairs. The tenets of the C. otherwise resembled the Six Traditions, butrhey had dlfferenrprtoclties and cemented the Trinity'S. rule.

• Columns: Permanent -Sabbat ---'"packs consisting exclusively of-Black Hand mem-

bers. . . .

• Communal Haven; --+Sabbat term for a -~pack's haven.

• Comnena, Anna: Member of the -+KirtgII ship Clan, as the eldest child of Emperor I' Alexius I Comnenus, she wall betTo,thed to art' ,. imperial candidate atan early age and pre-

pared for a IIf~ as empress of New Rome,-An avid student and brtlliant thinker, sh.e absorbed political, theological, scientific and philosophical teachings with a passion that stunned her tutors and made her parents prQuJ;L But her brother succeeded her father on ~he throne attd exiled her to a convent. There she wrote her famous A!exiad, an accounrofher father's reign, When thls acceunt. was finished and she had vented her ire, she was taken tnto r+Consrantinople's undead society by the Kingship Clan. There, she became a prominent and influential figure within the -4 Venrrue family i.u relatively short time" but her fate after the city's fall to the Ottomans is uncertain. Probably she mingled with the Tucks ,fmd may setm exist,

• Conclave: C.s are the, big8esJ; event's in ~CarparlLla PQ I i tics - a t least the biggest any _,. Kindred can attend wl ehout a personal invitation, A C. serves as superior CO,lITt of the Camarilla -t Kindred, 1:1, P9,licy~settlng body that considers and determines future pol irks and emphasizes die Camarilla's role as guiding-star of the -Masquerade and the rel;lti0n~ ships between -Cainites and kine.

I Any Kindred_hearin.g about a C. may attend.

These events can take between a few hours and several weeks or-even months.

Due to logj~tiCql problems! only -~iusticats ot the 4]nner Circle' can call a C. -and even they may only do ~Q if really neceSSary. UsuailYI the C. is held in the region most affected by the problem at hand or at a 'cennallocation if the problem is supraregional. Any attell-de~ may 'speak if supported by two or more Kindred. Allatrendees have .only one VOte,

C.s are usually held when it comes down CO important figlires!sul;h as -princes, or espedally severe v iEllation$ of the Masqu~de. Any Kindred cart aceuse another in front of the C, wi.th_no wgard to status and can expect that the accusarion is given due consideration ..

• Consanguinens: Form 'of address iOJ -~ ~ndred of .the same descent (usually only used for younger siblings in [he blood).

• Consistory: Thft body ofadvisors to the

regent, composed of key ....... prisci and -~car'

dinah. .

• Conspillae.yof Isaac: Led by Claudius -)0 0 Iovanni, these GonsjJ.iratOl;S of different

dans had j Qinedfurces to plan the -I-Amaranth of -~Cappadoci\ls and -j. [apheth. All members af d-i.i.sgrollp were decadent and jaded aristocrats, a fact that made it easy (or Claudius to discern what he could offer them tQ ensure tReir loyalty toward him. TI1e group achieved its initial goal, though it GaD be doubted that all members have been in, formed of their success, Eventually, most vanished from sight. However, it can he assumed that the majm;icy wenr underground to join the --tSabbat,

• Constantine, Lothar: 'Seventh Generarlon -->elder of the -->Kingship Clan. Sired [ereaux

-~Gl,lilbeau iJl 1866 (in'hts -l'haven ineast

Oeorgia) and later [ereauxs brother Marcel. Presumably destroyed by Jereaux ca. 1870.

• Constantinople: Newer name for -I-Byzantium after 330 AD.; capital of the Bvzantlne Empire until 1453; since then Turkish; -IstanbuL

• Content, Malk: c., a -l'Malkaviart., is a fraud of unknown origin With a very childish demeanor. Hehas invented hundreds of stories about his otfgiO and claimed t.o be a native Indian medicine man, a Mongol warrior, ·a Babylonian king, the son of Eneas; a Persian prince, an alien, a judge of the High Elves' court; [esus and - Malkav hirnself, amongothers. He appears in manyforms and disguises, but always carries the Malkavian clansvrobol;a brokerrmtrrer, sOI~ewhere on his person, sometimes even as, a tattoo on his forehead.

C. is a,di&iuie[ing person of great power and infeqious madness. H is presence leads to reality shifts in his irQmedla(e,surroundings,

and even the most powerful elders are O,pt immune re his pranks. His simple presence unhinges the delicate balance of Kin&ed intrigues. Among his enemies are the =Carasrrlla -r justicars as .well as the --+Sabbat's --+ Black Hand, both of whom tate him as dangerous for lack of any reliable informarlon. Some say certain important soclal changes of me 18th and 19th centuries were implemented by him, fOT he had worsened the living conditions in early industrtal Europe beforehand [Q the degree char; no country could avoid refo rrns. C. stole grlmoires and artifacts from the --+Tremere, formed unholy alliances with

--+Lupines and evil spirits and is responsible

for great differem"es within -~Ki.ndred society. One never .knowS, when he will attack next time and what his motives are - if~e has any at all. Wise Kindred simplvtry to avoid C.

• Convention of TbtUDS: Written agreement between the --4Carnartlla and the

anarchs ending their Open war and outlining the way both factions inreraer with each other.Tbe C, marks the end of the --I- Anarch Revel t. Phrased by [he --.> Venrrue +Hardestadr. The name comes £m1"11 the name of the hamler at.whieh the treaty was signed, outside Silehester i.n England.

• Corrupter: A follower of t11.€ ....... Path of Evil Revelations.

• Coterie: A gJ;OUp of ---)oKindred protecting and supporting each ather against outsiders.

• Council of Sevem Seven-headed, highest board gf House and +Clan ....... Tremere whose members serve the -·founder of their dan all advisors. Its member:> are some of the ->Tremere's oldest compatriots. Some of them were' among the first -mages who transformed themselves into ->Cainites. The C. holds a formal meeting every 10 years. TIle meeting always takes p lace in --jo Ehins's old ->c-hautry in __.,. Vienna . .Tbe current eouncilors are rumored to he -:>Etrlus, -,Grlmgrorh, -tMeerlinda, Xavier de Cincao, -Abetorius, Thomas -tWyncham and Elaine -tde Calinot.

• Country Gangreh One of the two main factlens of ,""",G:mgrel antitribu within the -~Sabbat. Unlike the -CiryGangrel, the O. prowl rural areas and the wilderness, similar

to their brethren who have recendy turned their backs on. the _,.Cal11fltilla.

- Court of Blood: Institution of --+Clan

---)0 Lssombra. Serves as an instrument far regu-

lating me personality of the dan. Whoever suspects a clanmate of falling shorr in his or het stature turns to the C. to attain Permission to execute him or her. To obtain. this permtsston, [he incomperence of the Lasornbra in question needs to be proven by circumstantial evidence. The C. consists of three to 13 members that the -tAmis Nolrs tleem capable of such a job. TI)e COLIrt's decision is made only based onthe evidence presented wid1 no regard to pclltical motives. The permission. to execute ~s glWtted only if the evidence dearly speaks against the defenchu1t, which rare I y Is the case. 'The defendan t never 15 informed about the petlrion. Iffound guilty, defendants ate informed onl~ if ~h~:C. thinks they deserve a chance. Hi on the other .hand, the accusation pro-:es cOtnpie):ely U1):jusdfied, the defendants usually are Informed about the accuser's petition. Typk:aUy; there is no subsequent heating with reversed roles; generally, the affair ts settled aut of court, which does not mean it becomes any more. pleasant for the accuser:

• Coven: A --+pac.k of ---)oSabbac that makes a permanent -+haven in a city; used to' differ~ entiate between "founded" packs and nomadic ones. Most Sabbar cities host numerous covens, in addition to providing "hospitallry" to a seemingly endless stream ofnornapicl?acks.

• Coventry, :Madeline: Elder of the -4Clan of Warlocks, sent to the recently founded colony in the Massachusetts ,Bay by the Winchester -chantry in EI'lg\and. She arrived in 1635 and declared Iterself ---'>prince .. In 1795, -~Ba,ladin replaced her, arid stie fell into -~[or~ por. C. vanished without a trace in 183J.

• Graz;y Jane: -->M a lkav ian; born <IS Jane -+P¢nni.ngto6 in 17th-ce:oQJ.ry England: [11l~ portant dates of life aad unlife unknown" ---'>(:hilde of -J. M!ld Tom .. Probably destroyed h,er 0'11I'l} --:tire. Reputed to be the muse Qf poet Edgar Allan Poe.

-Creation Rites: The special dC\!81 that makes 3 -~Sabbat -tCainite a true seer member, The C. differ hom the 'Embrace insofar as anyone can be Embraced, but a recruit is not a Sabbat until he has passed the C. (and Is not considered a Cainite until then).

!II Credeutes: Fcrllewers of the _"Path of Cathari.

• Critias: ....... Brujah, ---tprilUQ~eu of the -·Learned Clan in -"'Chicago. C. almost form); at) exception these nights, at least as far as the New Wqrld 1$ concerned, for he ls the epitome of a warricr who is also a philosopher (and the other wavaround.) - whith he probably once was - not a rebellious agit!ltor like 58 many of his clan in the Final Nights.

• Cross: The C. has become the main SV:lUbol of [he. Christian faith and its wotldview th;J:GlJlgh the New Te8~am,ent and especially Paul's 11}terptet3titi.lrt Qf]esus' crucifixion that took it fro ttl the chmnologi,cal ana spatial restraints of a historical event td the infinite sphere of myth. It \5 not eR$'\' to separate and discern the C:\s lirurgical meaning from the spiritual one at all times. While, C. wine and C. water were rightfully called superstition, though they were religious customs (just as the sign of the C.),, Ash Wedne,,1::Iaf~ ashen C. as a sign' of tenement must be judged cl.if .. ferently. The idea that consecrated ashh¢lped against headaches, increases a garden's fertility or serves any other means is highly superstitious, however. This example may serve tp show the difficulcv of setting borders and re[Uil1d OI;lT esteemed readers to tread carefully With this su\)ject.

Trying to chase illnesses, ghosts orour kind with the Sign of the C. is.a completely different thing. This only works with people who possess -. Tru:e_Faith, just as they are the only ones in whose hands objects bearing-the Sign of the C., like keys, knives, coins, nails, etc., can hurt us.

T1)e ctuciflx, the C. adorned by Christ'S bo_dy, is likewIse surrounded by signlficanr supers r i t io us customs and fa i tl<\ (see - .. Holy symbols).

• Crusaders! 1. Nickname for the Venrrue --"'"antitribtf· - 2. N able knlghts attending a

--+Crusacle,

• Crusades: Campaigns started. by Europe's C)1,ristian people to conquer Palestine, the Holy Land, Reason fOI the C;rusade rnqvemerit was the conquest of} erusalem and thus of e::hrist~s jgl:8ve by the Seljuk Turks (1070). ~ore U~ban U called for a war agaim.t the mfidels in 1095. UnderGodfrey of BOUillon! the Fit-st Crusade (1096-99) led te the Christian conquest afJerusalem.ln1146, Bemard elf Clairvaux managed to con vince K Lng Conrad lIt to call for a Second Crusade (I 147-49). The French king LO)llS Vll joined. The endeavor ended in a military disaster. At the same time, in 1147 a so-called Wenden Crusade against the Slavs in Mecklenburgaud Pomerania took place, The conquest, of Jerusalem by Sultan Sal.adin (1187) Led to the Th.b:d Crusade (1189-92), led hy Emperor Frederick lo and joined by English King Richard the Lionhearted and King Philip II August ofFram:e. During this Crusade, Acre was conquered in 1191. The Fourth Crusade (1202,-4) occurred without German participation, led to the conquest ofCorutal"ltinople and established the Latin Kingdom, In 12.12, the disastrous Children's Crusade rook place, The. Fifth Crusade (1228-29) brought Jerusalem hack into Christian hands through a treaty between. Emperor Frederick II and Sultan al-Kamil (until 1244). The French King LOUIS lX's Sixth and SeventhC, 0248-54 reap. 1270) in Egypt and Tunis were not successful,

The C. idea stirred new impulses in the [lopes: In 1209 the church called a Cnlsade against the -+A1bigensians, in 1232 against die Sterling farmers, The -tTeutonic Ocder, f(:Junde'd in the Holy Land in 1198, {ought the Prussians and 'Lithuanians in the name offaith, .too.

• Cult of Enlightenment: Gehenna Cult, founded in 510.. The C. fights a lonely battle, 1111 it wants to lead all members to -~GolcoDda in time before -)-Gehenn~. Now two "prophets" have arisen within th(" cult, each a bitter en ern y of the other, both ad\;'o~ating monastic retreat as the solution to Gehenna, A few cultists rem,a~ skeptical, knowing that the fear of doom easily gives rise to sham and demagoguery. Meanwhile, the scholars of the gTOlrp spend their night~ trying to find the ->SL7(llls fJfWisdom, 13 scrolls onto which the C. s founders recorded all their learning centuries ago. For the most parr, though, the C. is eager co follcw the words of the new thinblooded prophets.

• Cult of Emli: At first glance, the -""Sedtes' cult is very similar to the adoraclon of the numerous differerit.gh~ts in Voodoo religion' and is an especially good example for one of the more corrupt blood cults of-}-Kindred. +Ezuli's followers gather, led by a manbo (priesress), and sing songs of invitation to gain her attention. Soon, the songs lead ~o unrestrained, orgiastic dances to the beat of wild drums seemingly guiding the follewers' pulse, Meanwhile, the manba prays to all kinds of spirits, ..... elders and entities who are supposed to be on good terms with Ezuh. Soon, she appears In person arnidst the crowd of writhing bodies, and before succumbing ttl a blooclfrerny, she imbues Doe Seemin&ly randomly cJiosen fqllo\ver With her spirit who, pcssessed by her, attacks the others. Once she has come: to her senses again, her body disappears in the crowd. The followers sing songs of gratefulness, and the whole ceremony calms down and dissipates. This is how it happens most of the time, but the .... Beast, our, greatest adversary. ' sometimes demands a hIgher toll; and 1 have heard stozies about verirable carnages. during the c: 's ceremonies. Supposedly, Ltis not unusual tha~ dozens of followers lose their lives.

• Cult of the Wanderers: Arrother ->Gehenna cdt; relatsvelv receru compared rc many others, for it was founded only after the +blood curse. Unfortunately, I know nothing else about it.

• Cunctatof! A Cainite who.avolds killing by· drinking onty small quantirles antl taking too little --+blood to kill the r+ vesse L

• Curses Figurative term for vampttlsm, the god's. C. against --+Caine that is passed On to all -~Kindred in the _" Dark Father's -'blood.

• Curse €If the Tremere: The Clan of Warleeks' -ritual laid down in the -~ Treaty of 'ryre that rendered -fKindred -hlime poisonous for the -, Assamltes. The C. was ~roken in 1998.

• Cybele: -}'Baalii supposedly a childe of "'Shaitan, hut it is unclear wQi.th Shaitan -+s.ireQ het, Ptobabl y she halls from Crete ard

is one of the few survivors of her sire's labyrinth. Soon after escaping from there, she vanished, but it is clear that she helped the Roman senate. with its war against-~Carthage and with the desrruction of the city. How exacdy it came to be that she fough.t her own bloodline remains unknown, Later, she vanished completely from -~Kjndred annals. Ru- II mor has it she had searched out Shairans laby - I rind, once again later and finally become a I servant of the. "'Decani.

• Cycle uf Lilith: A collectiof\ of texts des- II peratelv sought by--7 N oddists. Exists in sev- I eral different verslons. A being c;alLmg herself "the Dark One" helped me acquire some fragments of it in Boston in-an old bookstore. The texts the elderly owner of the. bookstore sold me became part of the edit jon of the ->Bo()k of Nod I a0.1 supposed to have published. The same (tt..:rtl promisedto show me I "devtl-worshlppers" (whorn 1 assumed to be I -JoUlins) in a Bostonian cemetery the same , night. I did not meet them there, bur encountered a st(ang;e _"Cainice (maybe me "Dark One" mentioned abovei) who showed. me a complete leather-bound edition of the C. She' let me read it, but kept it f01' herself

• Cyclops: Nickname of the -SalubrL

'" CiZernz.y, Prist:us Livia Boleslavi U ndersigned of the --~P'l!Tchase Pact.

• Dah: -4Kuei-ji.n term for _"'G(jl~onda.

• Daimoniom _,. B~al i clan --I- Discipline. The Baali are not really known for working well with others, therefore, almost [i"ociring is known about D.

, d'Urban, Sir Marrlot, Member of the """Snake Clan; fought in the.Third Crusade under Richard the Lionhearted. In doing so and later as a prisoner of the Saracens he lost hi~ faith in Christendom but became an exceptional sage whf3 made a name for himself in the fields of medicine, theology and astrOnomy. Finally; he was -.Embraced, probal,ly in -> Alexandria, -and returned [0 his. homeland England from there. He is an unusual member ofhis clan; he doesn't like seducing others to follow a different path for the benefit of -Ser, but becomes absorbed in his studies on. the htstoryof the -> Jyhad and especially the Setites, These nights, he's arnong the most sophi sticated undead EgyptologiSts and travels the world to teach history to his clan's -~neonates.

, Damien: Ftlth Generation member ofthe -·Leame.d Clan.; '~194S, #1962. D. IS ope of

-tChicagds most remarkable -, Kindred, as on.

one hand, he is often mistaken for \3. member of the Clan of the Rose, and on the other hand; he posse~ses great personal power although he was never officially reccgnized as a -tchHge of another --+Cainire of the cIty. Don't let his youthful appeaQ:i.nce deceive--you, fpr Diis gifted with guile and craft that some -t- Ventrue would envv; Of course, rumors about him abound: b~ is said to be .responsible for the -:·Ll.lpine attack on Chie:;lga, to I consort with me -t-Sa:bbat, to plan on becoming -'l'pru1ce and more of like gibberish.

• Damned: The faGe of undead. The entirety of all .... -Kindred,

• Dancers in the Dark: These beasts, whn were reported among others by Dr. Raoul --+I:<:ing, are extremely danget\Qw;. They seem to be a special breed of +lupinfs chat hates us more than anything else.

• Dark Mother: Reverent'name for Lilith.

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• Dark Queen: -'>UHth, ---"Dark Mother.

II • Dark Thaumaturgy: In spite of the -·Tremele an~tribu's disappearance, D. prevails in the +Sabbar underground. D. is simply thaumaturgical knowledge not Iearnr as a

I result of sorcerous study, but directly from de-

I morts, Far lack of traditional Trernere exploI ration and education, some Sabbat desiring I to unravel the mysteries of ",;"Thaumaturgy

II turn to these infernal teachers in their despair, Like Thaumaturgy, D. is divided .into rituals and paths. Soon, the urunistakalsle signs of [his devil's fall Dr manifest physically in its us-

ers, ,as warts on the nose, witches' sigrrs be~ I hind the ear or even (with rhe daillnedest of the damned) in the form of withered 1 imbs , ugly scars, horns OT cloven hooves, In short, D. is a very evtl thing,

• Daughters of Cacophooy: An exceedingly enigm<1hc---*bl!ilddtine that has appe:;!red in the Last two centuries. All rnemheis of this liue are female singers, though their preferred styles range from arias to punk rock. Unti ton lv a few years ago, there were also male members of th is I ine, but all of them seem to have vanished under mysterious circumstances. Some speculators.assume that the D. themselves elirninared them - their reasons for such a pmge are completely unkrt6wn, of course. Due to their exrraordiaarv sJnging abilities, i~, is often ~~Ispected that they derive from the ---"Cl::Ul. of the Rose, bur these abillties can either drive the audience insane or enchant them, which would suggest a relationship te the ----l'Clan of the Moon. AU of this is, idle :speltuIation,., though, as TI,Qthing certain is known abou ~ their herLmge. Like tnan'Y other bloodlines, they prefer independerrce and refrain from joining either -.Camarilla or'Sabbat. Although some' members of the D. have pledged alliance, [0 either of these -~sects, it can be assumed that they did. so solely to acquire protection. as they typically refrain Ii@m Involving themselves many kind af politics.

• de CaJinot, Elaine- Fourth Oen.eration -"Tremere_; member of the ---+Counci1 of Sevetl, This Prencla no.blewoman from the 15th century tnonitors Africa for tnl;: -'Warlocks and has expedenced sLor. i()U5 .sLlGCeSSes and terrible backlashes. Her area of Influence was created at the sa1~e time as Thomas --+ Wynchmn'5 and -) Abetoritlsls, and the Trernere assumed they could start in the

continent's northern, more civilized part and move gradmlily southward, first along the coasts, then into the interior. Early - .. ehanrriesbad limited success, but when the bloodthirsty ----l' Assami:ces appeared, most advantages the Tremere had gained were los.t ofUn. The ccloniaation by Europe in the lYth century proved to be a second chance.

The Trernere failed again whenever they trusted European clan members. D. 's main innovation WaS the controversial ~ "Embrace of natives wh.o displayed magical powers. This plan proved promising but now seems threatened bv a recent development.

It is often difficult ~() contact D. in her Algiers chantry; and persistent rumors claim the councilor has behaved like an animal for nig'hts in a row and roamed the North African deserts, howling like a wolf.

• de Cincae, Xavier: Fourth Generation -~Tremere; member of the ->Co:unGil sf Seven. D. is responsible for supervising South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. His achievements since attaining this position ate not trivial, but pale in comparison to what --+Me.erlind"a achieved in the north, and it issaid hisenvu is immeasurable. The ---+Followers of Set and the ........ Sabbat constantly give him reason to worry, but not half as much as the unknown, dark power lu:ddng somewhere deep within the Amazonian rain forest. Although the source has never been

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seen or identified, D. is absolutely sure It exists and watches the ,,"Kindred all around it. The extensive clear!]]-$, of these woods by Fire is _partly due to his wish to annihilate this threatening presence.

A number of unusual Eactions helped D. in, this and in other effom. Some Tremere whisper doubts about his loyalties.

'. de Corazon, Rafaeh Fifth Generation -, Toreador, "Spain 1154, #Spain 1182.00- founder of the -Cam'arilla.. Childe of Callistl -'>v Castillo, When the hordes of the -·Inquisirion and -anarch legions had surrounded the disparate, divided and indecisive chUderof the -l-dmJ.s,_hls brilllanr voice rose.sbove the omnipresent noise and united us, O. urged the --+Kindred -"loetde1;S in his famous speech befqre the fo:uotl ing assembly to "give up (heir direct ties to the morral world and retreat forever Into shadows and nightmares:' and thus may be called the intellectual father of the -tMasquerade.

• de Cosa, S.imClQ.! -.Brujab_; g_enetatiou unknown. This Spanish Brujah ts considered especially wild. He fuught -tDoran for intluence in Louisiana between 1713 and 180l.

• de Laigle. Alain: -I-Toreador. CY etc. unknown. D .. , an especially handsome man, once was a gifted sculptor; his almost nude figures adorned the gardens in Paris and Versailles. After the --t Embrace, he destroyed

his -siI'e and fled to the Ouibbean, where he surrounded himself by a slave herd of 2,000 people. Until the modern nights, n. led his unlife in the style of a lord of the manor and received guests cordially. Tonight, he travels I [ frorn island to island in the most remote cor- I nets of the Q,aribbean. On these it;lumeys, hIS native -~gh{)lLto; rranspnrt him via C;;ahOB or mo~ot boat.

• de Polonia, Feancisco Domingo: --tSabbat;

'cardinal of me Sabbat terti tories ln the eastern U.S.; -~ Lasombja: #c;.. 1600. Upstart who knows how to use the Lasombra -->Cburrsof Blood [0 his ends sk~Ufully. Responsible for the Atlanta massacre, after which the city wa~ conquered in 1999. He cannot come to terms with the -l)Camarill«s suceess inreclairning

. New York. Hails from Spain. As ~a mortal, heemlgrated to Mextto, where the Lasembra noticed the successfulseldier and explorer, In the folLowing centuries, he was the only sur .. vi vor of a -,;-werewol f attack on Santa Fe. He brought back important information on the I enemy's strategies that made him rise through the ranks of the Lasombra and the Sabbat exped itious Ly. He always ascribed the fact that he alone survived to his skills andluck, but ther:~ are some who dou bt tharand ~ccuse him ):If censpitlng with the enemy, Do's mast importnnt trait is his cold blood, vrhich. rivals that of the Tzimlsce. He can develop emuplex strategies and implement them over man~ decades.

• de Sforza, Adana: Sixth Generarton -+Brujah; *Spain 1068, #1093. One of the founders of the -;. Ca mar ill a, D. wall one of the. most eloquent advocates of the sect. She has silver-blonde hair, an elfin appearance and has preferred to w,ear men's clothing s ince the dose of the MlddleAges.

• de Vasquez, Redondo: ->Toreador who wrote one of the most important essays on the interacticn of -->·elders with their childerin the 12thtentUI1 (se,e =Five Pi llars of.Power),

• Debate: Aoademk discussion between -el-

ders ofthe -I-Leamed Clan. I

• Oecameton.e, Batti.sta: Si~th Generation -l-GangreL; *Lecc-e (Italy) 1512, #Wru;np:moag I '(Massachusetts) 1571. Childeofan unknown: I Native .. Ameri.(lan --+Kindred. Pounder of the I ~~Khidred of Liberty. I

• Decanh Word from -;-Baali terminology and other elemonologies, Suggests a group of I

dangerous demons the Baali consort with to castthe world il1'to darkness.

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• Dee, Dr. John: Fifth Generation Tremere;

II *15271 #1608. AB one of the greatest sages of "'f:)e.t..~~ Q-' [I his time, D. was well versed in mathematics!

1<0: . !J'i 'Vi~ ... t=b,..&... astroll~my, astrolugYi alche~n'l and sever~l

&" 0 ~Woh.v.-f ... (It!!'r II other fields. of knowledge .. LLI& man_y schal-

~A-h:~ oiJ. ea-n.u"-te ar~ of th.e t;:~o:~, D. corresponded with llke-

f-k,..s.e Dlwl.u:L.olo,..u:.;P AA minded individuals aU over Europe. l~le ~ad

wPfoJ,e .. l:U.t ~veled th: whQl~ con:nnep-c, and a:~ mv~~a-

& -1 DI'!€ ~~ f non to -->-Vlellua ill 1607 dirl not strlke huT!,

~dOfA.ll. 01. ff..e. ",~M as odd. Afrer his arrival there, the Trernere

.JL.ef',. t,o.c;:e if: made a world ofkm;)wledge and pnwer acces-

~3(b~ ow:I ~f . sihle to him that he'd never dated to dream DlWl.::l0~ ~ awl /.,ohare of, and he willingly became part of it.

After his return to London, D. assembled a group fl apprentices he consid.ered suited for the -Embrace, and he enlisted these appren-

tices to esrablish a -->chantry. The founding of the eh:mtty and W. continunus growth. earned -tprince -Mithras's attention. He made it known that he'd always hated the fact that his ctty's Tremere were bound so a COLmell of --"eldets outside his sphere of influence. He demanded that D. should foreswear Vlenna, D. did nor obey this order) and soon -)ow1tth,hunters supported by the gevernment pursued the Trernere and their mortal allies. D. found himself forced to go. underground,

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Since then. the --'Ventrue and Trernere of London have been in an arrested state of cold war. After a century full of Violence, D. reeeived an order from Vienna to stop tlle conflict. Pawns were: sacrificed, and the Trernere made the Ventrue believe they had chased the -tWarlocks from the Briti~h Isles.

But then the Trem.ere began to subtly mEluertce fringe grQUps of society that characterized [he Victorian. Ag_els perrchatttfQT the occulr. Such an enormous, number of Secret orders, societies and solitary mystics operated during that epoch that the Ventrue did not krt.ow where to search for the Tcemere.

Mithras decided to fight fire with fire. and founded his own secret society with the help of a -·Malkavian. It became popular but repulsed the: majority of the populace because of its revolting practices .. As the general enthusiasm for the occult waned verv quickly at the closeof the Victorian {\,ge, the Tremere were ferced undeTgroLlp~ again.

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After Mithras's disappearance during WW II, both conflicting rartles are nervous and simply wait.

• Degenerates: Nickname of the -'Tore<ildor.

• Del'Roh: Title for the leader of the Tal'mahe'Ra; first mentioned in the-;TrNlty of Enoch. No one. knows this in:div"idual~s identity.

• dellaPassaglia, Nlartino: -+Giovanni; he is the enl y reason wh y me rest of the --> Klndred in eastern Beijing can feel somewhat at ease .. This Giovanni may be a show-off, but he has been residing in China'seapital for a very long time, long enough to shape. a li ttle enclave of his own around the Peace Hotel, to be exact. For the Kindred, be ts the only person to tum to ip an. otherwise very hostile environment, Additionally, his blac;kmarket conracrs are good enough. to screu age up anything' an undead heart may desire,

• DeItte:ntation: DO', -tOlan -)Malkavian:'s special heirloom, lends those who possess it the power to infeet a victim with their madness and drag it into their fractured world. D. users do not have to be mad themselves - ar: least not initially - but it definitely helps. It is especially unsettling that 0, doesn't necessarily seem to plunge its victims Inca prevtous] y nonexistent madness. It rather uncovers the madness that lurks in ar\y mind, according to the Malkavians, and makes it ohvious.

Ii Derinkuvu: This subterranean ciW wass _"haven and Il place of reaching and le~, ip.g for the _"C;appadocians of antiquity. Here, they sheltered manv early Christians when the Romans persecuted them, [Q reach them the Chrisdan doctrine. Thus,. the €apf.mdoaians played an important role in theexpansion bf Christianity. In the end, though, the population of Gaine's childer grew so that almost no kine wanted to live in D. -~Cappadodus himself, who probably sEenr a lpt at time in D., eaeled his .... clans efforts in a most drastic manner. -'~KaylUakIi

• Dhampvret Child ofa morral and a -Jo Kindred. What seemed hnpos~ibl e for millennia obvieusly becomes a terrible truth in the final Nights. Has our Dark Father's ->blood really become that chill that it is now possible fm the youngest of the young Kindred

to -sire phogeny astq_ey foat h~ve done in life instead of p,assing on the -Embrace?

• di Zagreb, Anastasz: Ninth Generation +Trernere: *Zagreb 1B47, #:London 1867. -)]usticar since 1998.D, was born the $O~ of <I wealthy fabric merchant and grew JJp with all the commodities that nJ_Ouey and presage can b~g. His f~ther, asimple, practical man who saw his son's "delusions" as detrimental for his development, sent awav O'.'s nurse as an immediate measure b!;:caus:e she had acquainted him with numerous legendsand "fairy tales." Later on, he sentD. to England to st,I.tdy.

In his first year in Oxford, O. met an aging stagemagiclan ln a pub and learned some tTic.kdr.·.om him. After getting his degree at Oxford, he went [Q the London School of Economics, There, he was again enraptured by the world he'd left behind as a youtb,. He stumbled across a huntmg-->-Kinaredand attacked him with flash powder that he carried in case he had to improvise some stage tricks. The next evening, he told the other members nf the Magica I Circle of London of his adventures, but they scorned him and proposed to him 1;0 publish. his stories as a penny dreadful.

When D. arrived at borne, his --+stre Claas +Drescber was already waiting for him. He spent the night explaining to O. what real

magic - blood \l1agk - was aml how an lllustrious group similar to the Magical Circle had decided to become leal sorcerers and had found away to exchange their mortal shells fot lmmortallcy. After hearing this, D. accepted the -.EmbracewiUingly and spent the next 25 yem in the Vienna chantry, where he got to know die conditions of his new state of existence and discovered his thaurnarurgjcal potential. When Karl -t-Sclu-eckt was elected 'Iremere justicar i"(l 19QO, he made D. one of his -tarchons. D. gained prominence as an aurhority in occult issues, and his open, affable demeanor and willingness to help 11) ade hiI'll. one (::If the most importarrt integrative figures in the Tremeres d4:i,aUngswid) other --;.dans.

In 1998, when it was time to elect a new [usticar, the Tternere were divided, Karl Schreckt wanted to stAy in office, ~'" U1ugh Begh wanted to replace him, and thus. D. became the. cempromlse.

Now he finds himself in a posi tion he was not ready for ahd eag.erly tries to ptove worrhyof it. D.. k11:'oW:3 tlia'~ many members of tHe -·Camarilla and even of his own dart consider hiI)1 too inexperienced and weak and has decided to prove to everyone that he knows how to act as a justicar,

• Dia de los Muettes: __"Sabba:t holidav Takes place on the nighrof OctQbet 3 l (Hallow- I een) in Barcelona each year. On ~his night, secsal rules and conventions have no mean- I ing, and neither have dan not political opinion, The celebration reaches dimensions similar to tlie Lasombra's -tpaIla Grande that takes place at the same time. There are two ind i'SplIDSjLble pa .. rts: a ~r(J;at,costUTt.e. ('m~te$t and the eoronanon of the Prince QfVamptres. The latter means that a mortal.Is -+ Embraced e~rly in the evening. The person is named Prince of Vampires of all of Europe and can do as he or she pleases. The next morning, however, he or she is staked and left to the sun's rays. An invitation to iliis celebration ,is considered a great honor.

• Diablerier -+Amaranth.

• Diamond, John: Pifth Generari on --""Tremere; -~Pontifex. D. is probably me most powerfu I Tremere born in 'N arch America. He was ...... Embraced by -+ Meerllnd <I herself shortly after she'd arrived in the u.s. D. was born in Massachusetrs, and everyone knew he

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was a "wizard.' The inhabitants of his horne' town often turned to him to resolve mysteries and petty crimes. Meerlinda recognlsed his potential, sought him out and took him into the -'>dan. D. is responsible for supervision of North American Industry and economics as th'ey .relare to the: ccculr and re~ides in a -rchantry in Connecticut, but he also very often visits the -~New York Chantry.

• Dionysian. the: Ancient ....... I<;tn;dred and one of the mysterious -'elders of ~Clan ->Malkavian:. Rumor has it he is incredibly powerful and over 3000 years old. Referring to his name, some c illli m he is a son of Dionysus

I and has been granted divine madness by this _god of drunken revel. His ties to the: 'good folk" n:!p'brtedly 1:Il1ow him to retreat to a safe haven in the land of the me, where he i$ free rromdanger, far awa-y From the physical world in the land of eternal rwiliglu;

If yQli trust the legends surrounding: (his Kindred, he wark.i tow~Td the ascension of all Malkavians and bas helped many +neonates

I to survive the hardships of their mind slowly

I 'succumbing to madness. It is assumed that he se-arches for one or several Malkavians who I can lead the clan to ascenslon. He sees the II Malkaviarts as the secret power that can: brlllg

back the "Idvlls of the mythic "age" [0 our 'fodd.

• Discipline: All"""'Kindred have the potential to practice D.s, supernatural powers granted by the -·"Embrace. D.~ give powers unknown to mpTtaI~ to the Ki.ndr:e~l. Ev~ D.

. grants one a.bility. Some bring great strength, I allow the change of a whole room .fuU of

Ii strong-willed victims into slaves or enable the user to shapeshift into an animal ---l- EJder£ who have not only learned but also mastered several D.a are beings to be feared.

No Kindred kno.ws exactly where the D.s come nom. SlOme Kindred claim D:.s are gifts from __,.Calneor-lLlith, the --> Dark Mother: others believe them to be inbomnatural powers inherent to the undead body. .lnarryevent, the command of D,s enables a Kindred mote than any other factor to playa p.art in the __, Jyhad and survive to tell the tale.

• Divan: Council of the -+viriers, the biders of the Tal'rnahe'ra. The council regularly meets with the Del'Roh tp deckle upon ~~ct matters and charter courses of action.

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• Djuhahr Member of the -Seraphim, rhe leading body of the Black Hand, a faction within the ....... Sabhac ........ Assamite antitribtct. Wns an able and courageous fighter already as a rnottal, When the Byzantines warred against the Turks. '11\l5 earned him the attentlon of the Assarniees, who made him their -~ghoul after several cruel tests. Later, D. was ....... Embraced. Because of the tortures he. has suffered as a ghoul, D. tendsto have fits of extterne violence and sweats blood when he feels threatened. Founded the -~columns, permanent pack\> consisting only of Black Hand members - but nobody knows why, Additi'On;ally, people dose to him have been noticing strange changes in him fOT some months now - his power seems to seep from him. le is unknown whether this is. a late result of the Assarnite torture or whether D,. is the victim af-a strange curse.

• Dog: r. Derogatory term fbr _"'Lupine. - 2. Tenn far a carrier of infectious diseases, presumably from "plague dog."

• Domain: An area claimed by a ---Kindred as her own territory, Even if only the most powerful ....... Cainites claim whole regions as their n, most Kindred. claim small personal areas of influence for themselves, Of course, manv -prinees allow Kindred to see only their --...hsven and it'S i.m:metHate surroundings as their D.

Kindred's D. is their autonomous "turf - the castle in which they are kings. This doesn't mean that,they control the D. or have a vested interest" in it; it is only nominaltv their home. Other Cainites wanting to vtsir thl;lm customarily have to ask for permission.

Few young Kindred claim anything besides their haven as their D.; -+elders often claim the cities' IDQst important areas-of intluence. Tbi$ is an ever-recurring issue of debate for many cities' K indred, since the growing numher of undead has to cope with dwindling resources that the finite areas they spend their unlife in have to offer.

• Dominate! The -~ Discipline D. is used to influence others' mind and.actions, The uset forces parts of his will onto the victims. The extent to which it is possible to D. a subject depends on how wen y,ou have mastered this Discipline. D. is one of the most powerful Disciplines but can be exhausting and hard to apply. -~Cai.n1.te~ wirh'D. often liked to rule ethers evert. before they were"Emr braced.

• Dominique: -~Ventrue; she belonged to the many who were supposed to.be destroyed in their -·sires'lUl:.tnes in the fight against the --" lhquisttion, bur she. escaped and joined the ->-anarchs. first and later the --'-"Ssbbat. Drivel) by an almost pathological urge for personal freedom, 'she helped the budding sect to retruit the --"ghoul mmilies; additionany, she was anexpert tactician but refused to pl~t the Camarjlla's destruction. it seemed that higher-ranldng r+sect members believed her ractica] genius was enou.gh to do that, tor her refusal drew quite some attention in the Sabbat's ranks, Since then, D, has made it clear that she does not fight the Camarilla in itself, but the practice of the --t-blood bond.

" Domitor: The master of a -ghnul; feeding and ordering him/her.

" Don Ibrahim: Famous chess masterfrom the ranks of the -Lasombra. Regularly holds chess games with -tKindred as pieces.

• Don Miguel: Fameus mentor and pedagogue from the ranks of the -Night Clan. Taught numerous -·ne,onates of the dan their duties and helped them to "llve QP to" their new form of existence.

• Doran: ~'Ventl:ue; generanenunknown: *}'rance 1455, #Franbe 1'471. Chllde of -~'Gaius Marcellus. Young phllesopher jntereared in the desires and urges of the people and in -tL:arthage, After the ~~Embr.ac:e he turned to the studies of4 Kindred social structures. Settled in Louisiana around 1700, Murdered in ....... New Orleans in' 1955.

• Dona Isadora, FamBUS chessplaves nom the ranks of the-~Wsombra. Ofre!' opponent. I of -tDon Ibrahim.

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• Dorfman, Peter: Seventh Generation ->Tremer!'.li ~'1662., #1700. -+ Poatifex. D. has his own -+chanrry in ....... Wa&hitlgton, D,e. ; the seat of the U.S. government, where he influences politicians, the medi'a, etc. He VI often overestimated with the abUi.ty to rna. ni puiate the outcome of any vote' in the U.S. and. Canada. He has numerous contacts in the federal govertunent and even has the ear of several gtQb<,l.llead;el's. Some even SflY his superior -MeerHnda had been ordered by the _"CQuncil of Seven to keep an eye on him. The Tsemere in his chantry are handpicked, and all of them. are political prodigies. D. is always surrounded by a number of -;loghouls whQ· belonged to various government 'agencies before their first contact willi the 4Kindred, After the -"Sabbat attack QP. Washin,gtQ1.1, Dc.'s chantry was the. -"'Camarilla's. last bastion in one'of the most important cities pf the world as far as Kindredare eoncerned,

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I • Don.or: A ten" II'~ferring to a possible or fermer source of blood, usually a mortal.

• Draba: A -',Ravnos term taken from the language or tlre Rroma, referring to talism~s and dtliet objects of p,ower.

Deacon: Member o( the --->cShaper ClaOi pfobablythe most mysterious _"Methuselal"tof the -+Trinity of --+Constantlnople -j. Antontus and --'~Micha?l were part of as well, Through his [(We fcr Michael and Michflel's dream, he nmt only came into a cenflicc With tl"i.e --,)oVentrue Methuselah Antonius that took centuries to resolve, hi,s'support f'Or .the Byzantine Empire also made a sign lfieant faction of the --i-Piendslilis and hisOberrus Tdml.sce"s enemies, which finally led. to the Obert us

I T zlmisce's extincrieu by their OWn clan's hand. D. not only survived the extinction of II his line, but is also the only member of the

I Trinity to survive the centuries until the Fi~ nal Nights .. What he has planned these nights; where his influence can be felt and'where he resides are as unknown as his origins proper.

• Dracul, Vla.d: Trarv;ylv:anian 'U(JivPMi hiS name. means "the dragon." D. was the m~rt;at father of Vlad -~Tepes.

• Drakonskvr: Demon summoned by -JLamla into her QWl1 body. He forged the

'Swbrd ofNuln for her. Later on, he took control of her badY"desttoyed -"Urlon of Uruk and ravaged Ur. Then, he retreated from Larttla~ mind, but she bound him into her body for all time arrd thus became -)-Tlamat.

• Du'at: The rhreaeldest of -+Clan -+ Assamite - the -+Caliph. the -> Vizier and the -~Amr - the --+Old Man of the Mountain's most.truseed advisers,

• Ductus: Title of-the -4$abbat'J> pack leaders.

• Dunsitn: One of the small families that have been absorbed into the ryGiovanni family and .... clan over the century, The members of the D. family hail from Scotland and tend to be cannibals.

• Dysos: Sixth Generation -t Brujah, * Athens 338 B.G.., #Ameru s 18 B.C.! +Carthage 14613.C. D. is the -sire of Coccetus.

• Ea Adapa: Member of the -Kingship:

Clan: the historian. Almost no, member of OUI esteemed +bloodline has. impressed me more than this petite and unassuming woman. E. was one. of the great explorers of our early history and has maintained for a long time that the Kingship Clan needed to play its role as lorekeeper of thechilder ~f -)Caine agaln, But she could necdefendthis opinion against -----.fCamilla and his Eternal, Senate, and for the:good of all, the -·Ventrue took the lead role among the undead. E. has probably been destroyed, but at least in my memory, she will live forever.} am eternally grateful. There is no other --l-Kindred ] was able CO learn more from.

• Eagle's Nest: -j. Assam ire fortress; -·Alamut.

- Echidna: PrObably member of me -~Clan

of the Hidden; the mother of deeey, as she ,S also called, is one of the fabled -Nktukll.

- Eden: The parad lse (ilf the' Old Testament. The land where -~ Adam (1), -~ Eve, -Caine and Abel first resided.

- Eigetmarw, Erik: Fourth Generation member of the -->Kingship Clan. CV unknown. First known ->Kindred in the area of modem ~ Berlin, which was very Sparse ly populated in the Dark Medieval era. Hunted down and badly wounded by Karl

-Sehreckt, then a demon hunter from Vierma, in 1140. Probably in torpor under Berlin since then.

- Elder: Every -+Ca.intte who can look back on 300+ years of undead existence can claim this ride. Many E.s mistakenly believe them .. selves to be invincible, leave the paths they

once chQse as mortals and lose themselves in their Own sehemesand intrigues.

• Elihu: Memherofthe -) Kingship Clan; the ->Methuselah who was known under the Roman na:Q1e of Elias -~ Andronlces led a rather quiet unlife even at die rimj: of the empire, though it is ~Ie<.lt that he was a sophlstrcated statesman with an exrraordinary:sense of justice. He is the --+sire of -} Rebekah and presumably one of the founding members of the II

Incorinu - and he has. been destroyed.

,_ Elite; -.>- 'Iremere seC,ret sotiety. This facti911 is very tigj;l.tiy structured and secrecive, Its members follow: the mysterious s.ociery's 'I leaders' orders and secretly work apmst the I goals .of allier Kindred, uncover them, fer- I ret 'out their ->havens and feed the ->-Inquisi- I ti~tJ and otherhuntel;S 'wLih lnfQtlllation .. lt is I generally assumer] thar the E. secretly devel~ oped a number of magical gadgets that help I them to hunt down and destroy other Kin-dred, among them charms that can find sleep- , ing Kindred, .and specially, treated stakes that can bring about the Final Death,

-Blois: Sobriquet of the _,. True Brujah,

• Elvsian Fields: -i'Sabbat term for'gravevards aqd other plac~ of the dead.

• Elysium: A lthough most young ~ K:indred ' re'[~arCl the tradition o'f:E. as a useless, outlived custom, it is generally one of the more commonly r_espe.~ted -+Gain.ite lnstitutions, A - .. prince can declare parts ef his -~aomain E.

at whim so they become places where violetrce I: is forbidden. Many Kindred come here rp fill I their nights with political debates or soctetv events. In many cases, however, it is a playground for the -teldeFS, and the younj?; who dare' to· come here are expected to remember thadact.

The E. is assumed to be under the Pax Vttrftpiricn;. which means there can be no v.iolence at all and the E. is a neutral meeting point. If things 'get 'out of hand at the Ii, the r£.~'pect~ve domain,'s prince .can punish ~e perpen:,atOT at any nme, referring to the -j. First 'Tradition.

Most 16catkJ11s declared E. usually serve ardsde. crintellectua] purposes, which means they are opera houses, theaters, museums, galler- ,. ies, assembly halls, etc. SQmet!mes, even nightclubs or a specific Kindred's --!'haven?Ie declared E.

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~ I The rules of E. <i£j;t very simple: 1. No violetlc;e in the E. 2. By threat of -,cElinal DeatH it is f6~bidrlen to descrQY or da:rt1ag~ objeG:ts, of art. 3. The E. is neutral ground, 4. ln the E.~ the 4 Masquerade must be upheld at aU times,

• Embrace: The act 'of turninga mortal into a" +Klndred, The mortal is drained ofall of hi$ -~blood,~ which Is replaced by ;;t small amount of the --ct:sire.k

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I, I- Encyclopedia Heemovoria. The !'Enc,yc!opedia of Blood Drinkers," a lexicon by the -~Malkavian ..-fTrim~ggi:m that is e-mecialLy

brilliant for its description 'of the different

Disciplines.

• Erhsh: Old name for -Enoch (I).

• Enkidu: Member of the ---+Clan of the Beast; one of the more prominent -f Methuselahs of the clan whose name is known to many younger rnembets of the -Camarilla, as he has been put on the -~Red List by his own dan and numbers StnQng the few who have been on the list for quite a. wh i le. E. is rerrible to behold, as the ~ Beast and the -+Gangrel curse have taken their toll on this-ancient clan member. The Caritarills now hunts him for a S~r:ie& of crimes, the main points of accusation \;Ie lng several violatiens of the Sixth T raditLoll and ---+I\rnaranth.

• Ronoia: If you want to believe the ancient -+RaVpQs legends, E. 15 Ravri05'schilde, cursed

I by -~Caine fqr bep:ayir1g her -'~,sire, WhLCh made her the first ---'>GaLtgreL The"tm th of this usually very "Yell-told $tory ts queetionable, I though, partly because it describes Ravnos as 'lour .-J. Dark Father's fa,vo~ite childs, whk,h

• WQHld make him a member of the Second Generation, Nevertheless, some myths of the -tC_IPll !:iIf the Beast refer to a female founder, so E. mighrreally have been-the first Gangrel,

• Enoch: 1. The -~Fim City,. which must

II h~ ve be en 1 oca red so mew here in Mesopotamia. However, there is no proof on this slde of the -.,.shroup that it actually exlsred, which prpbably is the case because it was on the decline even beftJt!:l"the first Flood. But members of the Tal'mahe'Ra claimed they had 'found its counterpart in the ~'>wraiths' -+Shado:wlands, Because of the relatively exact geographical description and the special archttectLlrfllfe.atures 1 was told of by a sect member, 1 tend to believe this place in the Shadowlands was really E., the First City, or maybe a twisted imfige of it. But I never had

the chance to visit the place in person to check on the --+Naga:raja's strange words.s-« 2. --tCaine's fUst: ehilde. Architect of g. (1) who was destroyed by the hand of the Third Generation when the First Clty fell,

• Enocheam Inhabitane of --;j.Enach 0), or the language. spoken therein; sometimes, mown; also as Eneehian,

Enrathi: The -frevenants of the E. family had the questtonable reputation of being slavers catering to the -I-Kindreds' special needs in the Dark Ages already. Somewhere em the way to mote wealth and ,influence they stumbled across their mythical benefactor who made the Family members revenants. Even in the FlnalNighrs, they abduct mortals - most! y children>- - to sate the perverted desires of their undead customers.

• Ephraim! Seventh Generaricn member of the -+Clan of the Hidden; *Jetusalem 770 B.C., #Jel'tlsalem 722 B,C, E. was the first mortal to be -cl- Embraced by -'Kothar shortly after the conquest by the Assyrians. When J erusalemfell to the Assyrians and Solomon's temple was defiled; E. lost all.hope. Butsoon he learnt to hide his defcrmities far better than'did his 45jre and. rhus becatue.Kothars most trusted watcher. In 1 ViS, E. created for himself the identity of the merchant Miehael ben David, who bad come to jerusalem from an unknown place i.n the south and special. ized in the needs of priests and religiOUS ob-

servers. Over the years, E.. met mat'ly of the ci~/s old -'Cainites, but he is not in regular contact with any of them. Meanwhile, he operates in Jerusalem binder the name of E. Goldstein, nnmigranr from th U.S. who studies medical history and makes related excavations in Hinnom,

• Erdyes: On top of this Turkish mountain lies a ruined fnomls:tery that once was home to the heart of a whole -rclan, the

"Cappadoci:rns. Here, Oappadocius himself had a -.haven when he was not traveling. Here, Augustus -·Gi.ovanni was -> Embraced, and here the members of the fonner +Clan of Death hoarded their considerable knowledge. [ once had a chance to visit the giant halls where countless platinum, stone and day tablets; books and papyru& and parchment scrolls were cnllec ted. The Clan of Death's library contained the most cpmplete collection of the -Book of Nod and numerous arcane writings that were lost when the Giovanni burnt down the library.

• Eniyes Frag~en(s: Med~eval text callectiort by the->CappadocianFta. Niccolo.who followed all invitation to a. monasterv where he found fragments of the -~ BoDie of Nod in a language that had been dead for a millennium. He transcribed these. fragments and ccllected them as the E.

• Erianthe: Member of the -~Mo<:ln Clan, the oracle ofKnossos .. The ruined palaces or Crete surely are not the reason for visits from several childer of +Caine, who search the long-forgotten ruins- A,"hitde bf --+Malkav whom many know onlv as utheomde"share5 her prophetic dreams with these who find her, bring her gifts and treat her with respect. But often the insight of the Moon Clan is necessary to understand her divinations before they come true. Here's a warning to all those who wisb, her evil: the oracle i,s pro, rected by a pack of _,.lnpines who consider her sacred.

• Esau: The other personality of the tormented ...... Mal kav ian ~~Jac@b.

• Esbet: Weekly meeting of a nomadic or founded -pack. Central to the E.s are discessions of events that affect the pack as well as the -+auctori!as and -+ignl'J.bilis .ritae.

• Eternal Night: Poeric term for ~~Gebenna from the -4Book oiNod.

• Ethe:da: Sixth Generation member Qf the ~Leam.ed Clan; *360, #395. Spaniard who converced to Christianity at an early age, Abbess an the ag:e of l8j pilgrimage to 4J erusalem, Knowing the value of his rod cal records, she wrotemany letters and a diary about the numerous rites and rituals she saw there. Was -~ Embraced by an unknown member of the Learned Clanin,Jerusalem in 395:. Retreated to a nun.rte_ry ,pnd influenced the city's Christians&om mere. During. the terrible camase of the First Crusade, E. hid several ...... Cainltes frnm Jerusalem Wh0: still owe her favCJrs, .among' them -Ada-nl (2,) from the -+Clao of Death, who, in e}'i.cbange for her shelter, supported -t Bonifatius in his struggles agairiJll -+ A3Lf. E. ~dU exists and resides in Bethlehem. Every year she comes to Jerusalem for Easter and Pentecost.

• Etrius: Founh Generation member of the --,;:Clan ofWarloc.k.;;; *989, #1022; member of the ~>C:Ouncil of Seven. E. is supposed to be Tremere's most faithfulstl.rvant and a founding member of the -+Order of Hermes .. As councilor, he is responsible for vast areas of eastern Europe these nights. HiS h'aven is the

·thanrry of Huse and ·-~Clan -~nl:'ntere in .....,. Vienna, where.he is responsible fbr the tOTpid dan founder's secudty, His work as a foun.cUng member of the -tCamarHia was maybe his greatest historical feat. Additionally, he helped formulate the first draft of the

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Six---+TJ.'aditions. ---+Goratrix, the renegade ---+ Warlock converted to the ---+Sabbat, is considered E. 's greatest ad versary,

• Eve: Adam'll third wife. Mother of ---j.Caine, our ---j. Dark Father, of ---j. Abel and

-+Sedl,

• Eye of the Serpent: One qf the most secretive -:.Tremere Secret societies; seems to exist only in rumors but is-supposed to have developed a lot of rituals connected to snakes and their abilities.

• Ezekiel: Eighth Generation _,.Serpem of the Llghr, "Montreal 19651 #Montreal1981. One of the +Sabbat leaders 'there. ---+Ductus of a --->pack called 25:17 eoriststing only of -+Black Handmembers.

When _"'Sangris was pl).bHc1y sentenced for infsrnalism by the ~~Sabbat lnquisitiorr, he knew thatonly his childe E .. would be able to SI;IYe his soul. High-ranking officials had taken part in his -tCreatioll Ri res, and when E. rose in the nigh~ :uu::r they had interred him, he was cOlup!etely changed, He spent his early years as a Cainire studying the Sabbat ways and the Camires' history under the tutelage

of learned Sabbat members, Later on, as a Black Hand member, E. Went on several sui, cide missiens and made a name fbI himself as a good fighter and skilled leader. Among these missions Was a trip to -->Chicago in 1990--'9'1, where he took part in the SabbatCamarilla-Lupine war. At that time, his in' tirnate knowledge of what happened in his hometown suffered somewhat.·

Sap;gri.s's treachery hurt E. signi€ic:antly, but in the end he recognized that his sire had fallen only due to the Sabbars momentary weakness. Ever since, be has been trying to help tne +sect r gain its former power,

• EzmeraLda; Member of the Wanderer CIao; although it is questionable if this woman ever existed, she embodies allthat IS Rroma or Ravnos; beauty, dark hair, dark eyes, cleverness and wit-s. In every tale, every Story and l~gen:d sheis always victorious. And as it i~ with legends, sheLs attributed unbelievable deeds and abilitie~ the sheer number of which I cannot quote here-for the constraint of space. But especially we ->Kin· dred know that legends; as absurd as they might be, often contain at least a grain of tr1Jdl.

• Ezuli: -'Setite. For Haiti's mortal populace, she is the goddess of love and of the moen, for her ---+srre -~Ghede she is probabl y rather a Little hellion whom he'd very much like to s.qmlsn, She followed her sire's call to the Caribbean, where she established the first temple at Set, as he had ord~redher to p~ve the way for many mcreSetires who'd.come to the islands. Over the next 50 years, she t'nanage.d to surround herselfwith arighteous crowd of followers and thus became one of the usost.mflueneiai beings 011 the island, in spite ofhet young age. Since most ofMr {ollowers, came from her sire's camp, the two of them couldn 't Jl~lp but become adversaries. 1.1:1 the last two centuries, E. has slbwly expanded her power base, and her cult has gained more worshippers. She seems to believe that her sire has forgotten or forgiven her rebellion since she hasn't met him for many years. I doubt this is true. Nevertheless, E. has b.ecome known far beyond me Hairian .borders, and many Serpents come to see her to pay her respect.

- Faeries: TILe "good folk" of legend, ascribed an alien supernatural existence between our world and one of their own.

I Fauehen, Mistress: S:i:xth Generation member of the -tClan of Warlocks; *' 1186, "i'1221. Attractive, mature woman in her late 308 with fairskin and i'C('!-~eene}'es. Dresses in simple black robes, her long, dark hair is curly. F. is Cine 'Of the -FQunde.rs of the ->Camarilla.

- Farmer: Young ;Kindred who feeds from

animals (for whatever reason) .. This practice will quench the Kindred's thirst tihly rempornrily, though, fat. th~ -blood of lesser beings. is not nourishing enough to eater tp the needs Of Kindred.

I Father laga: Sixth Generation +Malkaviam "Sienna 1038, #Florence l07 7. Spent his mortal life after his ordlnatton as personal cnnfessor of the Italian countess Mathilda ...... ChUde of Anmine -+LeFanu. Afrer his -->Embrace. his madness worsened bit by bit until he donned [he name of Lazarus. In the modern nights, he travels through America preaching heretic sermons. Occasionally, he goes by the simple moni-

ker of "James." .

• Femur of Toomler: Magical artifact of the -!-Sabbat in possession of the ....... Clan of Shapers. Toornler was an an(':i~mt and mighty -Tzlinfsee of the, Fourth Genera, tion who had mastered ....... Vicissitude. Aire, his destruction the Fiends acqu ired it and used it to great effect in their war against the ....... Warlocks. The F. is rumored to cause horrible wounds evert when usedagainst other -·Kindred.

• Feroux, Eaton Thomas: Seventh Generation member of the ,Cl<,ln of the Beast: fortner leader·or-ConstantiMple's ....... Gangrel family at the time of the -4-Trinity. The Gangrel belonged to the. family of the ....... 0 bertus Tzhulsce and had dedicated themselves to protecting the city. But the baron could net prevent its dest~ctiot1 by the crusaders, He dragg"d himself from the ruins and possibly joined the Inconnu.

• Ferex;-4dar:goyle. F. is not only one !;If the few tree m~w.her$ of h~ -bloodline, he even beloagsto d'wse who led the bloodline toffeedom in revolt. But this is not why the Gargoyle is on the -~Red Lise of -l' Anathema. He earned his place on the list because his mind is plagued by madness and visions that make him' believe allrnembers of ....... Clan -l'Nosferatu are demons tiic! be,destIQyed. This imptessi vl:$giant's most pow~rfu1 weapon is not his sheer strength, but his-True Faith that is said to be. Strong: enough to have -.Kindred. who oppose him go down in flames.

• Festivo della 'Estinto:"Fe~t of [he Dead," a grand celebration h~ld 'in, '--+Sabbat cities in the second week of Apdl. All founded ,packs tale part in the celebration, as weU as all nomadie.ones that can make it.

• Fida'i: Tide for the. youngest members ·cff -·Clan -IAssamire during d'l.e1r period of training at -> Alamut.

I Fief: A sarcastic term from young ...,.,. Ki'ldreds' iltgot f9t the -+dqmain of a -+dan or prince" In someplaces, this usage .i5 not sarcastic at all but traditional, such as Ireland.

-Fiends: Nickname of the ->-T.zimisce.

I Final Death: A ....... Kindreds irrevocable a estruct ion.

• Final Nights: The era .prophesied .in the -<+Book of Nod lmmediatelv before

-+Gehenna; marked among other things by

the appearance ofthe -tthin-blooded ..

• Fire: One of the means to desrrova -~Kindred once and for aLL AU assumptions F \Va~ as da~aging to -4Cainite& because its purging flames eat a slnners.ccrrupt soul are to de discarded as pure speculation. Supposedly, SOme -tSabbat have m.anli,ged to overcome this weakness, and the fublM sta te of highest moral perfecrion called -+OolcQuda presurn~bly allows a Cafnite ta cmnpletely,ger rid of

his fear of f" too {-tRotsdu:eckY. .

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• Fire Court: The -+chiltfe -~ Methuselah ---+ Neferu claims this place of exctic and sometimes kinky pteaaureG where the knowledge of"dynasties past is collected. The ---+Sedte's E is a mystical place as well as a dangerous one, but a visit tan be-yery rewarding if you look for answers no 0[1(;: else. can give. Bti~ you have to be ready to pay the prlce, whiB'! is often more than.it seems at first glance; like almost anvrhlng-selated to the Serpents.

• Fite Dance: A ritual-.or better: a wild celehr::ltion ~ in which ---+$aQbat ~~Ca,inites prove their Loyalty and courage by, jumping thr<;lUgh raging flames, Many Sabbat war efforts and other events start with a E

• First City:, Common nl'lme for ->EnQeh.

• Five Pillars of Power: A treatise 'on the interacti n between -l-elders and their ~prngeny penned by Redondo -I-de Vasquez in the LZth eentury, He proposes to reward <I -childe for faithful service! but also to stoke a certain rtvalry amongone's childer to instigate dwm to maximum performance. Stubborn childer should be exposed togreat dangers to be rid 'Of them without dirtying one's hands. If a childe braves all dangers, it should be farced into a -I-MQod bond accotdlng to this dOCQmenc, De Vasque~ also regards the -tHnal Death as an adequate means to solve problems with hopeless chtlder.

• Flaming Candle: Extrdcrdlnarllv fare magic Item, probahly fashioned by the -Clan of Warlocks. Thls.candLe isabont 12 il1.che& long., magical. usually black and doesn't bum dOWh under normal circumstances, As soon as a drop of -l-Kindred +vitae is dripped Onto the flame, though, it flares in magical light and strikes terror in any Kindredts heart. Only the Kindred whose vitae was used for [he ritual of fashiqninglihe' candle is immune to thisef-

, feet. Anytime it is invahd, the candle bums shorter by 6 inches. The only way to make it longer again is to rebuild it With 50 pounds of cooking fat, If it's L1S.cd twice without refresh, ing it thus, it is used up and gone.

• Fledgling: Term for a young, recently made ---c>KiudrecL

• Foccart, M.arg;uerite: Ninth Generation member of the +-Leamed Clan; "Paris 1768. Further CV unknown. Before the-~ Embrace, she was an.acrress, In spite of her noble lin, eage and her ties to the upper echelons of Society, her talen t and her kind narure made her

popular with the common citizens as well. ->Childe_Df Robin ~Leeland. Siu of Crispu~ ->Atrucks (1 nO), Philip He'n~LOId Stanhope (19th century) and Steve Booth .( 1965).

• Followers of Set: Independent-eclsn. Due to <Ill embarrassing.mix-up of etymQlogy, ocIt.asionaUy incerrectlycglled "E Qf Seth .. " TIle -tSetites despise both -~sects for various reasons. The E claim to be helrs to a tradition far older than the +Sabbar and the ---+Cainarilla and laugh about the idea of putting to rest their inherited tasks in the rtame ef a modem institution with practically no chance to survive more than a few eenturies .. Their dark fai.th's tenets supposedly go back to the first nights of civilization, and this philosophy [s more important than purely political questions. In the war between the two great sects, they do not hesitate tel play the role of mercenaries, affering ambiguous favors nnd immense knowledge to both parties, hut with a Setite, nothing comes for free. Many elders consider these pacts with the sand snakes as bad because they ate afraid thtl.t every agreemen t en tered into btiags the Setit~ closer to meirAntediluvian founder's dark goal. Nevertheless, die serpents seem to have a knack for .knmving what ethers need that only they can ofter. Of course, they jump tothese occasions. In spite of the bia.s against them,rhese traits do not keep the sand snakes from continuously entertaining, "business relationships" with -~Kindroo of various other clans. ,-

• Fortitudei Regardless of the fact t),1..liI.l all

Kindred possess a superb constitution and are able tt:\ heal injuries of their undead bodies incredibly quickly, those ->Cainites who have mastered the ..... Discipline called F ean with~and rrulydevastatlng physica.l damage with, out concomlrantrrauma, --->Gangtel, -Ravn~, and -·>Ve:nrrue command dlis atn~ing·pawer of the --+blood.

• Founded Pack: A ->-Sabbat +pack that has settled dQWl1 in one town, not ra~g the area Wee a, --+nornadic p'atk.

• Founders: In 1394, representatives of severa!---+c!aps merfor the first time to talk.abeut hpw to deal with: the ~anarch revolt. It was a very difficUlt time for the chiMer of --->Caine, probably, even the most dlmge_tous since the end of the Pa« Roman_a ez Vampirica (--Camilla). 4Prtnces, lords, doges, caliphs or

whatever they called themselves had overseen their +domains with an iron flst for the whole Dark Medieval.epoch. They :thought everybody else was just as greedy as they were, IlO they Locked themselves away in their castles and ciriesand trusted.ne one, TIle practice of siring as many -tKmdred as possible and then binding them through the -blood thatb@.d made. them undead was far spread, There were no minions more attentive, no fighters more loyal, and the more YOll had, the merrier. That worked pertectly fot many, until dle raging fires of the ->lnq uls ition were lit inS pain, To save themselvesand keep their power, me +elders sent their own progenyagainst the lnquisitors, who came armed with fire and faith, and numerous young childer were destroyed. Mast of von, esteemed readers, know what happened next, Under COver of unrest in mortal socielY, the young -tCaiuites managed tocut the ties that their sires had strengthened With their blood for so long. First, they were only a few, but almost two centuries later, their numbers had grown immensely, and not only in Spain. The sons turned against [heir fathers. The Anarch Movement W<lS born,

The-' Ven.true elders sent one of theirs to quell the anarchs, and Hardestadt the Elder set off to discuss the problem with the other dans; representatives. He found that only an organization with power that reached beyond single cities, and customs that would bind everyone a like had a chance to stop the unrest, It was no' simple task to convince other Cainites bf [he importance and meaning bf such an organization, because they feared they would lose their srarus.as preeminent in their domains. Bur in spite of all obstacles, the Ventrue managed to convince representatives of all clans to gather around a table .ar the beginning Q[ the 14th century, and Hardestadtsceld legicswaved [he representatives to form a council by which the dans could present a united front against en,emies without and within. WheOlhis wasdecided upon, the group called itself the F. Just one year later, the ...... Brujah ...... Tyler atracked Hardestadrfor the first rime, which triggered the cltmaxofthe Anarch Revolt. lnspite or the lengths th.ey go co, the F.'s pleas faU on deaf ears. Many elansrlecidcd rhen rhevwanted no thing from suGh an organizatlon, Only-when the -Antediluvian ...... Cappadocius W4S demoyed in 1444 and thus followed his brothers +Iasombra and ...... Tsimisee - mind you, the Anarch Revolt had cost the existence. of three

supposed clan progenitors by them - the elders were afraid enough [0 consent to an organization to unite the dans. The groundwork was laid, and six years later, the -tCamartila was fanned and-at once installedthe first -+justicars to counter these nuruerous threats with all possible fo:rce.

The E had reached their goa], but the ->-cOterie did not dissolve then. It observed the seers interests and coordlnatetl the struggle against the --'S(1bbat.l?robably the Carnl'i.rUla's first ...... Innet Circle consisted of the R, b,ut it is unknown how many of them retain this position these nights. But even if they aren;t part of that h.igh~ est body of the sect. anymorer rhetr opinions and wishes no doubt have a .great; irIfluence on, the sed <1$ a whole. The speakers for the clans among the F. were'}{ardestaat fdr the Kmgship Clan,

f\dan:;t --de Sforza fot the Learned Clan, Mi-

los Peteenkov for the qap of the Beast,

Camijla +Banes [Qr the Clan of die Moon,

J (lsef -von Bauren for the-Clan of the, Hidden, Rafael -tde Corazon for the -).Clanof the Rose and Madame -Fanchon fQr Clan -+Trerm:-re.

• Frankful't/Main: Largest city in Hess, one of the-most iP-lpottarltq{;nn:an centers ohra~e, industry, stock exchange and faits; 635,000 inh., Rhine Main airport, inland port; Goethe's birth ci~; Church of St. Paul, Romer, c.G:athedral, (oSee the timeltne for E's (Ca.inirfl) history.)

• Frenzy: The strict rules of the -'>Oarl1lttilla and the false camaraderie of the -4 Sabhat hide a: cleel)er truth: all-Kindred are pcssessed of a -+Beast within. Although it is possible for us to r'¢sist our basest urges like mortals do, some". times we ate overwhelmed by instinct. lf.such. ls the case, -> Hunger and Beast become Insurmountable and nothing is safe from Our mindless rage. Elder -~Kindred refer to this stare as "succiirnbing to the Beast,." whereas younger ones plainly call it F. During a F., Kindred literally - and in most cases unWillingly - give in t.q [he ferocious wiles of their predatory natui ... e. Hunger and wrath consume them and th~y are: umble - and under "SOme circumstances even unwilling - to consider possible outcomes of their fictions. Friends, allies, enemies, [overs, ethics: allthese things mean nothing to a !l-mllied ...... Caintte, Ifhunwy dueing a H, be will drink from any person nearby with9~lt ap.y second thought about the wellbeing of that -"'ve~sel. I f enraged, he will dd all that he Call to destroy the reason for his fury.

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Angiwar returns. Driven by his search for knowledge and his love, Angiwar aupports a tribe of -·Lupines wanting to EXpand southward.

Fi rst Punic War; Inanna offers -Cem ilia her aid. Angiwar deve lops the Rhine Main area. Later, he goes-south <l;g'din to SUppOTt his ally __'MaIdan in the iUSUI

recricn of rhe Berans and lnsubrians. Mardan f1eo east when Inanna awakens the -~ :aeast i 11, hi m,

83 A.LL [nanna fl11aUy manages to lead the Romans [Q war again: the ground trembles under the Roman legions' bOQ[S when they scatter Angiwar's mortal allies and conquer the Taunus area. Angiwar flees north and allies with the Allemsns.

Ito: Allemans under Angiwar's leadership destroy the city of Vikus Nida, where Inannas haven is. Inarma sinks into torpor, and peace returns to the region.

~91; Suppomd by the _,. Lasornbra, the -+Cboeur Celeste achieves irs greatest yktQry. Chrisriani ry becomes me stare's rel igion, and all pagancul ts are forbid- I den. Suddenly, Angiwar is net a. god anymore, bur a demon; he reacts by retreating and becomes/'rhe invisible one."

794: During an Imperial assembly at the Franccnian court on E's Cathedral Hill calle;tl by Chaderilll.gne that lasted six months, ''FranconofurQ'1 (toLl a y called F./ Main) is first mentioned. With Angiwar's patronage, the Franccnian court develops into a palatinate that becomes the residence of the eastern Franconlan Carolingians.

liSa: E's r-air !S first mentioned in an official document,

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The Gemum lords elBct Frederick I all king in E, hoping to fLnaUy settle the _'J;.Qnflict hetween the tl'lufer lin' and the Guclphs in)oins~, Anglwar him - 5~lq~wrts "red beart:J'li" elecrlon.

-,Elarbar -ssa's cQJ;:pnatinn as emperor fu "~R.~.luha -->Antt'~iR, a ,-.. frentrY~,

makes hint he'[ vassal,

As an exru.nple"ofhill authoritv, Barbafo$;$a detl:oys Milan.

The Que-Jph Henry the LiQIl refuses to submit'tdJ Barharrr~sa \ authnri: y'ml th fifth Itallan cmnpai![o; the impertalarnw is aef~nted at.Legnano when fighting me UniGl1 of lGmbam craes~t1lili Anras]a arul ~ng(watpr~verH the worst in (l las1;tdl'tdi draft when In.mna, ~p'() has woken trQl'ri 'cbrpor, inO uences the G~lelph~lli':i.cl almost <;apses F[~Heric:k'S death.

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At Wonns., Barbnrossa takes'onil:\e cross at the ag~or6B and l~s the Third

Crusailes<:::t;brding to bis k1eaof the emperor's uni\1;e;rsal j"espon~{bil1ty. Julia A\1l'<laa 'I\Icl:pmpanjes her vassal ttl leadtht\! at!;)1lck on the ~Setites, Her lctllll.l reason ((wfoU9'Wing the Crusade. At Ileoaton, t):w emperor "drowns" ai'1.er. .r,:IQfious victory. Th""otpse is never [ou-nd,,ltQbilQiy Julia Anrasia Eirtbraces him.

+Teurenic j(rtight;; esrabll:;h 0; ch'lp[erli.oU!je iJl' the wburboF Sa chscnk"<l.l:(sen and i.nildJug ~IJ; in.vte l1radicill Iactien of Christian -'mage~ in.

T'he,ciry's,arrisans gain a searon the dty council ofF.

Fir.s&.IIi,eeting Between all-·c!as·inh(lbiting H; to elUitinare tbe.anarch prob lem,AngL\\!ar p!'QPllses to hiS qwn dan the' idea llf ~4{ect llt)J t1ng several clam; and thu~offering bell;erf:ll'Orecticm again!;r internal and external enernles.

Re,f("lil't\,e , ptoteSl'i agoo1161 m~ilirjty VQ~e~ in matters Off.1ith.

Vtnzem -;voq Stalburg'dedares hl!:~,<;elr·"""Rrince. Ru[hlessiy, be uses his nes to his clan's ->dders and'rheTeutonic:",R::nijnrs m.make F. a fief of Clan Ventrue, AfterWardj he decla.d'war on the oth.ersuttroatur;;1 beings,

Led ~:y von St'albu[g.~ E j01115 the Retonna:dh!1-tA ~~lOW the weakened Chnstlan mnges who really hqlds I?Clw.er within the cirv,

The fair becomes the F. st~&'e~ange; conflicts berweef C1!l-I'R Ventrue, the 4Giovannif;mllv'and the Gi:I;f's - lupines who are org;mi2id in gutkls ensue. St:veh arch~ from C lao V'enttue;overthww von Stslhurg and put one of their own in the .. )J"dn~'1i posrtion, 'Fhe new prince ca14 himself Barbarossa,

French troeps conquer [he ci ty, nnd the Ttlrf~a.d, ~r Cecille hec.omes new prince of the fief: The former prince becomes Vennue pnmogen .

• Ahjah Shakkar, a childe of .An,giwar, unexpectedly shows up in F, leaves l'I childe hehind- Meye.r Amschel-'E,tUhschiIJ - and vanishes ag<li(1,

Cecllle disappears; the city is (met: Rgflil1.in the firm grip of the former prince, ami F. 's ci uaens swear b,· U1€ new "Oonsuru ~i('ln of the Free City of F. "

Students' revolutionary dforts thwarted.

Deeply moved by the -kine's libertarian kleas, the prince uses all his influence til have lID assembly deCided upnn hy 51 democrats in Heidelberg, the so-called preparlrament, take place itl E A cry (or freedom arises amidst the populace as street fighting occurs ill -Vtenna, In response to upheaval in > Berlin, King Frederick Wilhelm rv COllis back [h.e troops, tosave hiS awn unlife, Gustav

~ Breidenstein has ttl leave the city,. The hi ali ona l Ass.embly,..tk Parllament of. Sr. Pa)JI, meers fur the first thne: nmn~rt)\HJ Ki pateR tear Barbarosaa could 'lnflu ence the parliament's members (6 heityily.

Lords' Assembly c1i~5(Jlved. First German parliament dissolved, lords' Assem bly reestablished.

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A frightened Kindred readUy will commit any atrocity necessary and imaginable to gee him a 5me distance from the. trigger of his fear. He surrenders himself to the lowliest aspects of his nature and 'casts aside the behavior and attitude he generally shows to the world. Put blu,ntly, he is the Beast. It is seen as an embarrassing loss of self-control to A.y into a F Kindred who do so too often are banished or even put out of their misery in the most extreme cases. The Tradition of the -i'Masquerade and etiquette expect the Kindred to keep their Beast in. check; thnsewho fail to do S0 are nc longerfellow Cainites, but monsters who have to be destroyed for the greater good. A E can be triggered by many things, though most frequently angeror hunger cart be held responsible,

• Furores: From the Latin flttiJr: anger; it) rhe Dark Medieval era, this -~se:ct's members had the reputation af being pickgock.ets and connivers. They were called the 0utlaw~ of -I'Cainite Si::Jtiety, which saw chaos and disorder in them. Even ,of the basic roles that gov-

emed -+Kindted existence, the F. had presumably no idea. Many E knew the Six -;'Traditions very well but had decided t<'l cast their lot with those existing at the. brink of undead society .. Often they were second or third childet who could not compete with their older siblings for their -~sire's attention and rhus, tried to thrive 0T survive on their own. 4CQ'I;erie$ ef this sect existed in many cities, and they all tithed their -~princ~. Their dislike for monarchist hierarchies led to them ->-Erphracmg those -I'kine who had been standing outside of state and church in life, which surely contributed a lot to their bad reputation. But this doesn't mean they had no sort of hierarchy - of course they did. They organized themselves as guilds,·and especially -Clan ->Toreador has kept upthis practice until the modem nights, In the cities where F. were the dominant Kindred faction, there usually were more artis:~,ns and merchants than in most others, and they open-~indedly accepte~ new ideas instead of darruung them as- Satan s work,

• Gaius Marcellus: ~> Ventrue. Generation unknown; *Rome 169 B.C., #--I-Carmage 146 B.C. G. was 2J when he was -.sitetl_during the final attack OB Carthage. Before, he had gained the attenrion of his sire, one of the Roman Ventrue's leaders, who was irnpressed by Galus's abilities, his lntelligence and his rhetorical and writing talenr~ and thus, didn't let him die when he was fatally wouudedon the hattlefield. He kept O.with him to record the events of the war. Later on, G. resided in France fer a long rirae, where he sired -jo Doran In 1471.

• Gaje: Term used by the -~ Ravnos and presumably the gypSLeSt0 describe anything not ef thelr blood. Literally it means "outsider."

• Gajo: --+Oaje.

• Galbr-aith, Melinda: -joRegenr of the -4-Sabbat. G. resides in --+Mexico City and is

---l'Toreador antitribLt. Has led some of the

decisive sieges in North America, Claims tCJ be +Lasomlsra,

• Gangr:e1: 1. The so-called -+Clan of the Beast belongs to the seven founding clans of the --->Camarilla. Irs members, as diversified as they may he" share a few common traits and powers. Man,) of them are possessed by a grear wanderlust. They nl.(ely ,stay· in one place for roo lop.g and prefer relative wtkls to cities. Many of them are rough as nails, and their claws strikefear in the hearts of their enemies. Their ability to change into animal fotms doesn't only resemble the art: hetypical.l iterary "vampire," it also makes the G.rhe Cainite masters of wilderness. But their afHnity to the -)0 Beast Cakes its tolll so most of them move inexorably closet to what we others try to hide over the years. Their

courage,their serengrh and their loyalty belonged to the Camarilla and irs -~Kindred for 500 years, put' that is no longer true. The dan, all this timeOl~e of the seven pillars balding up the ~>sect, has turned irs collective back to it. The G. have hdt the Camartlla.and the venerable sect's foundation crum,bies. The accusations of cowardice and betrayal grow louder, but this doesn't do. the O. justicequire the opposite is true, for the: accusation Iseompletelyfalse, Their leaving was neither a surprise .1lnr unforeseen. As Iong as the Camarilla has existed, the O. were its warriors and last line- of defense. They were the first to lose their unlives in any battle. And for what? For being avoided and considered animals by all me others. Politieally, rhey had lQ"I)g been insignificant'. Of course, some unfortunate c i rcumscances added to all this and fin~lly led to the breakup with tb-e Camarilla. Especially -)- Xaviar, the last O. J usticar, played, an j rnportanr role in this. The dan as a whole followed him as his Gall for succor against an important enemy fell on deafears with theCamarilla, Additionally, he began to corrsider the ---+Antt\diluvians as a realthreat, which I would have l:onilic.ted with.Camartlla ideology anyway, for after all, these ancleutKindted do noteven exist, [t'S sad to see such proud Kindred so hurt and b~oken. Th.e l'l.igh~ to come will not be any easier on them after leaving the Camarilla. But it's not going to be easy fur any of us. - 2. little is known about the Clan of the Beas[\s Aatediluvian fOunder aside from the tall tales the -Ravnas tell (__"Enntlia). He reminded his progeny to always be brave, honorable and fair,whic.h is Hue for most of his brood until these nighrs, at least in my opinion.

• Garcia, S-al vador: N Lath Generation -tBrujah;*1869, #1892. At the end of cthe 19th century, G. joined an anarchist movement in Spain and was saved from the Spanish police by his -'sire. During the 'Spanish Civil War, G . .was fbrced 1:;0 flee to America after his Site had met h.i~ Final Death in an 'attack On the-~Pti_nce of Bar eel on-a .. 0 .. 5000 fOlindout that the situation in L.A, wa~~.t that dlfferent from, the one to Europe and helped in plotting the pnnces downfall with a number of other Brujah, hke Marguerite ---+ Foccart, Crisp us -t Art licks and J erern y

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destroyed the prince of L.A. with his own hands. A-dd LtioriaUy., he is one of the main authors of the ---}Status Perfectl.lll and the sale autlter of the -~ Anarch Manifesto.

• Gargoyles: O. were: originally created with the help of a magical ritual that was supposed to punish traitors from Uie ranks of Clan -'Tremere with eternal slavery: The G. were the charrtties' servants and guards, Their terrifyinga.ppearance that mortals depicted in

I the stone gaTgoyles of gothk cathedrals aided them in their task Unfornmaiely, 1 must confess that the ritual did om always have the desired effect, so some G. have a modicum of free will. This led to a short-lived uprising of the G, that the Tremere stopped quidly and without bloodshed, Only the most supersti-

I. tiGUS of -"Kin.,dred take the .rumots at 'face value that say some small groups of escaped O. are alive these nights, and they even breed naturally by laying: eggs.

• Garlic: Common plqnt.origjnating fr·clm.rhe inner A$ian region of Dsungaria, Belongs to the lilies. The sharp scent hails from the G.. ctl, The bulbs are often used as a spice. Probal:lly because of it;; scent, G. was regarded as a means to deter Kindrediirld keep them away by the Dark Ages. In bundled grains, two or three G. bulbs were put into the 'first sheaf to keep witches away, Itl eastern Germany, the cocks, ganders and guard 'dogs are fed ('J. to keep them "sharp," whi.ch is to say vicious or arren rive and bold. The same. custom exists in the. Czech Republic. This superstition's origill. is prebably less demonic than empirir, In

I svmpathetic medicine, G. is often used; sometimes it is parr of medieval rituals ag:;tinst the pesrllence, In the night befo~e St. J oha's Day, G.'s leaves have to be tied together to prevent it from disappearing into the ground, according to superstition. Another superstition. says mat people who behead a snake,

I stick the head into a G. bulb, lay both be, neaththe eaves and wait until the head grows. back our.ran see the Trudes, a sort ofBoggans, on St. George's Day i:f .they waLt for them,

I snake's head in hand. Sometimes a pea is taken instead of the G.. Of course, all of this - With the. possible exception of the effect on animals - is sheer nonsense and superstl-

I tion, YeJ, G. J?laysa certain role in some secret.rituals of the '-~Us\Jrper Clan.

• Gather: One of the most interesting facecs of tradidbnal-tGangrel.cul ture, G.s are held

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at. each solstice and equi OOK. The solstice festivals are usually open to invited guests, while the equinox meetings ate secrer revels for members of the clan.only,

News of an impending G. are spreadhy word of mouth, and the regular or exceptiona] meetings can attract impressive numbers of undead. A well-known, regularly held meeting like the -)oSan Francisee Redwoed Revel is attended by Gangrel from aU overthe world. Nonetheless, nobody has ever sueceeded in draw Lng the entire dan.

A G. generally hegins wi.dl a party (refreshmeats of various types ate providedby the host). It then tI.LI:Ils into a storytelling and boasting contest, Someone is SUre to provoke a fight, which sets me starting paint fONny physical competitions the evening may hold. There is always the danger that sorneonegets too close to a fire, which adds spice to the G., and the famous (and infamous] shapechanging contest signalsthe end of physical pu rsu i [So At this paint, most ef the ...... nennares ha'l"e collapsed either because they have to sleep themselves sober or due to immense blood loss. The -teldets of the dan will stay awake lnrc the wee hour'S te:Lling tales. During exceptionally successful 0.5,. this may even continue througla the folLQWing clay and lnto the next night. It is considered a mar], of highest respect frn: a srorvteller If he succeeds in enthralling his listeners 5.0 much mat they are able to resist the sleep of day to hear the end ofh.is tale (though all will head into an enclosed area while the sroryteller continues bis tale as they move), It is said that -'Snorrikept an audience of -~al:\Gillae awake and gripped by his tale through ill of Lent.

Finally, the G. will disperse to carry the word of .dee,isipus, fights and stories to ether Gangre] who were not present, Often a reputati an. can be made or destroyed during a G. in a number of ways. By doing or saying something notable, by fighting particularly well or poorly, by telling an outstanding story or by ho:;ting,an exceptional G., a Gangrel can do wonders for her standing within the clan. An. impressive enough O. can become a tale unto itself.

• GebrOld Egyptian deity, son of -t'Ra, ---sired the brothers -+Set and -Osiris with his sister ++Nut.

• Gehenna: 1. Ill- the New Testament, a fIery place of punishment similar to the Chrisdan hell. - 2. The end of the Third Cycle; the coming Armageddon, when rhe +Antediluvians wi.U rise and devour all other -Kib.dred.

• Gehenna Cults: While the -->Kindrecl community trembles in fear of --'Gehenn:a, more and more G. arise. These group.s resemble secret societies or coteries and are most common within the -~Cp.orarilla, even ifsome G. have spread to the --'Sabbat and [he independent -+dans. Because membership in G.s is frcwned upon, the actions of these wits always remain secret, and .officially the cults are ridiculed as foolish rumors, In recent nights, though, their membership has increased tremendously, and certain very powerful, tnfluemial Ktndred seq:edy belong to one of the cu lts.

O. develop because their members prepare for the end of the world or want to prevent i~. The cults fear anescalation of the Jyhad and the return of the -Antediluvians and therefore either prepare toserve the ancients (and in doing ~:O, hope£u.11y avold their awn destruction when the-end comes) or to find (heir hidden havens (and thus, be able to strike first and prevent Gehenna completely). Some partfcipants Ln. G, are --tArimatheans, -Servitors of lead, Heralds of the Red Star, ->-B.oyal Order of the Edenic Groiradakeepers, -Twilight Cult, +Cult of Enlightenment, ....... Lillth Cults, -~Ninth Wave, -+Seer Cults, -~Way of the

Ancient Lawgivers. . .

• Generation: The n,umbr;r of steps between an undead and the mvthieal ->-Cai.ne. According to the commonly recognized history of the -f Kindred, our kind hails from the I?rogenitor of all undead, CSaine. Caine was banished by God to the Land of --. N ad after killing his brother ~> Abel ~ additionally made the. first undead by God's curse. Then, Caine sired three ch.ilder who sired ehilder in tum and so on and so on... The often quoted

·Book of Nod. contains numerous illustrations on the Kindred's creation myth. Unfortunately for all interested scholars, the book offers more questions than answers and even is the foundation for one of the mere untena ble theories on the origin. qf the, Kindred, the blasphemous -Cycle of Lillth·( see the ~'5idebar "The Generaticns") ..

R~pul;'eCl1'y the "father fJf all vampires," calne is more mytb than I'e!idity in the, mOQ€rn night". Some ot the FOLlrth Gen- , :er.uiafl, a's well as certain mernebers of the . Sabbat, elaim to ha.~e ii1!et a being who [efhtetL"f6 hip:tS'elflIs Ca.in~ bur the story has fUtered through ~QmalJ:y individuals and la1~eTs of the Jyhad that no orre can precisely tell where trurh ends and fabriGatina begins.

Skeptical b;::lnalCed .have noted 1:1 lapse in the myth of Caine; If Caine's firSt chklcr -are pf the Second Generation, and thereby two steps removed from Caine, w:hH, if anvthlng , was the First Genearti6nlCertainty, Caine himself IS not "Frit GeDeration,,".~ he can bardly b,e one. S.tep removed from himself. The question ""Ill likely go forever unresolved.

• Genevra: -+Oloval11'li; this devious Necromancer not only assisted h;:r fami.ly's gopd standing ~ith. the church, she a 1.50 financially III s.uppo~ the -·Seraph -~Ja~an-Aaiav and his crusade against the -Camarilla. Assumed to have met Final Death within the past five yeaTS, she made roo m.any enemies inside her family while pursuing other interests outside of it.

" Gesu: ---+Tzimjs.cej the childe of ---+Dracon allowed htmselfta be worshipped as asarrlt"of Christ, explorer of dw imler divinity and say~ ior of ---+Caine by the Akcimetai.un order of monks. In his -rsire'sabsence, he led the

Obertus fam il y to influence and wealth until the .events that destroyed Michael. It IS improbable, however, that he survived his family's destruction by the Old World Tz;i_mt,>ce ..

• Get of'Khayyin: Derogatory -Assamire term for ail -" Kindred except for themselves.

• G.hede.: __,.Setitej -#probably by 100 B.C. in -4Rome, where-he'd made a name fo1;' himself as a mortal opponent in the arena. Little is known about his history until he reached -+Haiti QY 1700. There, he allowed the mortal populace to worship hlru as agod of death, Although. his power and influence Q[I the island know no pounds, His pq$ition was repeatedly endangered by younger Setites, Most important, he has been s.tntggling with his own childe ---+E'3uli fm quite a while. Probably he'd have destroyed her by now if not Eat

II an archenemy ofhis, a -)Serpent of the Light I residing jn Port-au-Prince who sends assassins to destrdy him. O. reacts by sending assassins of his 'own, houngqn.s (Voodoo priests), and initiates that vislted a shadow war on the mortal populace. Even those who are unaware

of our hidden world ail around them feel something evil is afoot and leave the island in fll'ilcks. No doubt the winner of this struggle will be able to take over the island and find time to deal with. the upstarts who have kept attackil:lg his p0WI!~ base in.his time of weakness.

• Ghemal: -tGaine's paia<ze in -)Enoeh.

• Ghiberti: 'This is a. miner fam'lly belqnging to Clan ~)GiovannL The G. call Africa south of the; Sahara their home and have created important trade routes there as well as made maybe even more important centacr with the mystical -·Lai.bbn. Their arc of =-Necromancv is a LLttie- different frg~ the clan's main style) since the' family studied a Nubian death cult <lad finally adopted Lt.

• Ghoul: A servant created by al!owiQg a member of the ...... kine to clriF.tk a ..... Calnite's -~blood without draining the mortal eo the point that would lead to the 'stdn:g of -+progeny.

Most Q,s depertdon their 4domitors' whims aJ\dloyaUv serve' them inexchange for - 'vitaE:.Since G.s are just as susceptible to the ...... blood bond as anybody else" they are almost all loyal to their masters, and if the domitor has more than one G., this often Leads to envy among the servants. O.s' feelings go to extremes dueto the vitae in their veins - such creatures often suffer &om fits of dementia and disturbing des ires. As long as G.s,r.egulariy drink ~~Kindred vitae, they do nor age. Once their narural hfe span is over, they always have to have Cainite vitae in their veins, or they'll age and die -quickly - sornetirnes.even within minutes. ~"Caine'S vitae is reputedly powerful enough to make a G. similarl y resilient and.as strong as Cainites. In. many cases) G.s have shown the ability to use certain ---+Diij"ciplines to some extent, which probably corresponds ~o the age and the power of the Kindred they regularly drink from. Sometimes a G. who oas been serving the same Cainite for quite a while wtllshow personality traits andphysical characteristics similar to his master's.

• GiangaLeazzo: -·Prllce (formerly Archbishop) of Milan; -#c.1400. -.Sire: Fra Diego, a monk from Milan. Lasombra. Has 'been present at many- important events of Cainite history in the last 500 years. To the ---+Camarilla's regret, G. claimed domain in

one of rheartlsric and economic centers of ltalV while a -~~abbat leader. J'lad a shaky nonaggression treaty with the princes of the surrounding, Camarilla cities. Changed sides and joined the Camarilla in 1997, declared himself prince anddesrroyed all Sabbar in Iiis tlty. Ha.8 been called "the Tlaitot Prince" by the Sabbatever since.

• Giants' Blood: Legendary magical artifacr awned by the --+Sabbat. To impress the newest members of the -raect, the +elders are fund of telling the young ---+tecruits about this amasing petlon that has reputedly been brewed from a giant's blood and is said to bestow upon the drinker incredib le physical strength. To end such a night of tale spinning, one of the elders take", a vial our ofbis pocket and distributes its content fairly among the wide-eyed recruits. And even though this potion is usually nothing mare than ted syrup, it shows unexp ec ted effects on most of the drinker: .

• Giovanni: The ~·Clan of Death and its [Q(Ifl,y families. The clan these ntghts bails from a Venetian merchant family that dabbled in ->NecI;Omaticy even in ]lEe,

>Augustus, bead of the family fo.L!Qwing the Crusades, W<lS probably the first to be --"'I;,rnbraced by no lesser than the ~~Cappadociat1 ---'Antediluvian. Not all of Cappadocius's

progeny agreed With this decision; m1'inyalready :SaW danger br~wiQg in the-future. In the II middle. of the 16th century, history proved them right: when Augustus turned against Cappadoctus and -+diablerized his ~~sire to save'others from the Anredllaviaris madness. Cappadeciss in his hubri~ had gone so far as

t.O tzy and betome God's equal by drinking hi.s soul (---'>apotheo~is). M~ybe the Antediluvian had gone mad, bur this barely justifies the ensu ingrnass murder. For mOI~ than three cenruries, the G. hunted Csppadocians and destroyed.them. The ~amarma reacted tao late. Although dan and family demand tndependence from the ll:1rge ---'sects·, J wonder who from the Camarilla's ranks has supported them I and what they paid for that Support. Anyway, I the 0. have managed to almost annihilate dle Cappadocians before the rest of the world recognized how fal: they'd gcrte. ~ an independent clan, 'the G. weathered the centuries, In that time, they managed to deeply root their mortal family in worldwide financial endeavors. Perhaps [\0 single clan asideflon1 the' Ventrue or possibly -~Torea- I dor has such power over wor Idwide eeonomlc processes and such an influence on mortal. soci'ety. Sornetlmes I wonder if they want to I win the -I" [yhad by bu:y[ti.g the world. The I I

Sabbat once tried to annihilate 'the family, but itwas st., o.(:fped cold by tJ::e sheer mass of II mortals wprl~mg for the ~ullly and gave up on that endeavor. Maybe the more 11l0I}SfrOUS --+Cainites know more about the rites and. practices the dan performs behind closed dams to expand 115 knowledge of Necromancy, I It's rli)c their seemingly endless resources that I worrY me, They are the absolute masters or the dead's shadowy worlds these nights,. and no one can say what they are up to.

• Giov;a.nni, Ambrogi.no: Unshakable arabicion and ruthlessness have brqught this basrard to the highest echelons of'the ->cl:m. In questions of -~NecL'omancf, he is aforemosr authority afteralmcsr 1 000 .ye~i1S of study Far centuries, he has been hundng fo the -I-Sareon Fragment and belongs to those

-Giovanni. who have especially researched

the history and ideals of the extinct -I"Cappadoci1:).n clan. In this area, too, he's one I of the leading experts. Two centuries ago! we didn't hear much from this man, who often I had mnfl blanche from Aw::uscus Giovanni himself. ] n August 1999, however, he- aroused some degree of concern. For the first time in

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over 100 years, he left the Gi0vaoni's ancestral manse and traveled [0 Turkey to revisit -""Erciyes. Rumors about sudden changes in the Underworld could be connected to his latest activities. When 1l.sked about them), he just said, "Maybe Cal,Jpadoci us , was tight, after all."

•. Giovanni. Augustus: The -·;AntedUuvian of the Giovanni family IS notorious even among the childer of -JoCalne. For him, ] have heard more impolite adjectives than I could li:stin this volume. Like any other member of me Third Generation, G. is inscrutable; his plans, intidgues and schemes ear through the centuries tilee maggots 'through fouled meat. Acct)rclirtg [0 all reports, his powers no doubt match those bf"a. true.Anrediluvian, though he is the '9(lungest of !:hem. He makes up fer this shortcoming by being by far the most active. among them.

• Giovanni. Claudius: -JoAugustus's first childe distinguished himself mainly by his ruthless seizure of pGWeT. It was he who founded the --->Conspiracy of Isaac as his ta~ ther had mid him to, He used this faction to plot against his new "brother" -Jo [apheth and his sire -+Cappadociusan,d to take their hearts blood from thern; which gave thetll power over him. o. served AugustQS loyall¥ for a long

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time, but his hot temper would become his downfall, for it waS he who completely destrayed -~Erciyes. It was much later that Augustus heard that a bottle. wi,th the ttntecl:iluvian's blood was supposed to have been hidden there. Since O. had nothing to say about this and theold monastery had been razed to the grOund., ALlgustus raged and destroyed his childe.

• G]ov~jj Enzo: Although this member of the F.:J rni I y sat on the board of directors of a multinational holding' corporatton, he had managed to keep's (self-preservarionali) low profile in Carni1y affairs; After his destruction, there are at) ties anymdre between the Giovanni and the holding company. The young G, seemed to be pan of a complicated diversion chat served to turn antagonists of me family toward red herrings and t11uS identify them easier. Those who are interested in the true famUy business should not consider people who are a& publicly visible as Enzo.

• Giovanni, Ignazio: In his rnortallife,G. served as muscle for his family'S less savory end eavors I and when he was taken into the ranks of the undead, this attitude changed little. As oppesed to most family members, G. is no scholar and not subtle, He is '\l man who lI~es violence to reach his goals. As he

was first in charge of caring fflr the elements of crtrnetn Venice and later oftlefending the city against the -~ Lupines, he was a ble ~Q ascend r;J.uickly through the farnily's ranks. Tonight, he is assumed to be an influential rigure in organized crime.

• Giovanni, Isabel. As one, of the more capable spies of the Necromancer family, she has managed to wander the northern u.s. in the guise of a member of several primogen. and as a _,'bishop of the -+Sabbat and never stayin ene place long enough to be caught - just [Q collect information for her fami.ly.

• Godefroy: Fonner justicar of the-KJngship Clan. Replaced by Lucinde in 1998.

• Golconda: The state ofbeing many -~ Kindred try to attain. in which they reach,a balance between conflicting urges and reserva ... nons. Many ""Gainites see it as the only way

to salvation. Like the mortals' Nirvana, G. is often discussed, but rarely attained,

• Goratrix: Renegade mernber of the ..... Clan of Usurpers; Fourth Genecatiou; *987) -# 1022. Former member of the """Cooncil of Seven. G, is supposed to have been --t Trernere's most ardent supporter before his betrayal. Among other things, he is assumed

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to have founded -+Ceorts. He was made ad- " mirustrator of t~1e Fre~ch .ter_ritnry and put in I charg-eof placing spies inside the church. There, he is supposed to have made first contact With ""Sabbat leaders. What other ex- I planation would there be for his f1ght when I he was called before- his elanmates' -tlnner Council? G. did irrevocable damage to the

Camarilla and especially the Trerrrere when he betrayed his blood and told the Sabhat many secrets hoarded carefully until then. With .his bloodline's extinction h'i\ Tremere himself a shott while ago in Mexico Ciry, this devil's nights are numbered, tPO.

• Go.rchist: Sabbat regent in' the 19th cenU!.L1', one of the five undezsigneel of the ...... Purchase Pact.

• Gorgo.: .... Nosferatu; She Who Screams in Darkness, This awful creature who can tear b~tles with her voice alone belongs to the-retrible ~~ N icruku. Accor'i:i:ing to rumors she was last heard in Peru in the times of Pizarro and , probably lies in -l-tor.por somewlaere tbere.

• Gotsdam: -4-Veo~e; ""'Ttamat',(chHde has been calling Oettnauv. his home for quite a while but has never played an active role in i I thecountrvs p01ititaLbm,dscape. G. seems to , appear only whe n big trouble that may change the .... kine's and the .,~Kindrecl's society alike looms. Thus, he was seen in --t Paris only days before me revolution and in London shortly before the bht~ war, As such, we shou ld probably wonder if he serves hi~ demonic ..... si~e, but I have no answer ro that, Rumor has it he was seen in the heart of O.ell1(aJ:'IY last year, That WaS immediately after me seizure GF power in ->Frankfurt, the rnetmpolis 011' the Main, and. now we can only nope that his appearance there 'w i U have no lasting .effec.rs, ,

• Grail: 1n medieval legends, the G.. is. the cup from the Last Supper that Joseph of Arlmathea used to catch Jesus' blood'. A rich series of legends tnrerrwined with knights' tale~ surrounded it in French epic poetry. Wolfram of E$chenoach depicted the G. as a saered stone with fabulous, wondrous might guarded by a..knighdy order (0. knights) ..

• Gratiano: Fourth Generation -> Lasombra: *Ga. 10,80, #ea. 1100. hi life, son of a wealthy Italian family from Verona. Last childe of Lasombra hinlSdf. Helped destroy his -sue. Archbishop of the --+Sabbat.

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over 100 years, he lett the Giovanni's ancesrral manse and traveled to Turkey to revisit -Erdyes. Rumors about sudden changes in the Underworld could be connected to his latest activities. When asked about -theml be just said, "Maybe Cappadecius was right, after all,"

.,Giovanni, Augustus: The -·Anteclll.u:Vian ofth~ Giovanni f?lmily is notorious even among th~ childer or Caine. For him, I have beard more impolite adjectives than I GOuld list in this volume. Like any other member of the Third Generation, G., is inscrutable; his plaf)S, intrigues and !ithemes eat through the .centuries like maggots through fuuled meat, According to all reports, his powers no doubt match those of a, true Antediluvian, though he 1.S the voungestof them. He makes up f~r rhisshortcoming by being by far the most aclive among them.

• Giovanni. Claudius: ~·Augus.[us's first eh. Me di!itl~guished himself mainly by his ruthless serzure of POW!;!f. It was he who founded the _"O.)nspirac~ of isaac as his father had told hhn to. He used this faction to plat against his new "brcther" [apheth and his sire -}Cappadociu~ and to take their-hean's blood from them, which gave them power over him. G. served Augustus LqyaU:y fot a Ibng

time, but fits not temper would become his dOW,r).falll, for it was he who complerely destrayed ....... Erciyes. It was much later that Augustus heard mat a borde with the Antediluvian's blood wassupposed to have been hidden there. Since G. had nothing to say about this "<..no theold monastery had been razed to the ground, Augustus raged and destrQye~ his childe .

., Giovanni, Emo: Although this member of the famity sat on the board Of directors of a multinational holding corporation, he had managed tekeep a (self-preservatjonali) low prt:l£:ile ln.famllv affalrs. After his destruerion, there are no ties anymore between the Giovanniand the holding tompany. The young G .. seemed to be part of a complicated diversion that served to tum antagenlats of the family toward red herrings and thus identify them easier. Those who are imerested in the mte family business shoulCl not consider people who are as publicly vis'ible as Enzo,

• Giovanni, Ignazio: In his mortal life, G. servedas muscle for his family's less savory endeavors, and when he was taken toto the Tanks qf the undead, this attitude changed little. As opposed to most fa!;(lily members, G. is no scholar and not subtle. He is a mali who uses violence to-reach his geals. As he

1\13); first in, charge or caring far the elements of crime in Venice and late! of defending the ci~y against the -> Lupines, he was able to as. rend quickly through the familv'stanks. Tonight, he is assumed to be an influential figme in organized crime.

• Giovanni. [sabel: ?.s one of the more capable spies of the Necromancer family, she has managed to wander the northern U.S. In the guise of a member of several pr imagen and as a__" bi,sh6p of the +-Sabbar.and never stay in one place long enough to be caught - just to collect information for her family.

• Godefroy: Fortner --+justicar of the - K ingship Clan. Replaced by Lucinde in 1998.

• Golconda: 'TI1.e state of being many -. Kindred try to 'attain in which they reach a balance between conflicting urges and reservanons. Many ..... Cainires see it as the onlyway

to salvation. Like the mortals' Nirvana, O. is often discussed, but rarely attained.

• Goratrix: Rent:gade member of the -,Clan of USUl'persi Fourth Gerierat io.n, '*98'7, #1 on. Former member of the --+Council of Seven. O. is supposed to have been

~ Trernere's most ardent supporter before his b'etrayal. Among other rhings.Iie is assumed

to have founded -'CeoriE. He was made. administrator of the French territory and pot in charge of placing spies inside the church. 'There, he is supposed to have made first contacr with Sabbat leaders. What other explanation would there be for his flight when he was called before his clanrnates' -} Inner Counct.i! G. did irrevocable damage to me --+CamO!riUa and especially the Tremere when he betrayed his .blpod and told the S.<1.bbat many secrets 'hoarded carefully until then. II With his bloodline's extinction by Tremere himself a short while ago in -Mexico City, this devil'sl1ights are numbered, [00.

• Gorchist: -+Sabbat regent in the 19th century"one dehe five undersigned of the ""'Purchase Pact.

• Gorgo: Nosferanu She Who Screams 1.0 Darkness. This awful creature who can tear banes \~id1_heI voice alone belongs to the rerrible -+Niccuku. According totumors she was last heard in Peru in the times of Pizarro and probably lies in torpor somewhere there.

• Gorsdam. -r Ventrue; -, Tlamats chUde has been calling Germany his home for quite a while but has never played an active role in the country'S political landscape. G. seems to I appear duly when big ~uble that may change the ~'krne's and the. -+Ki.ndred's society alike looms, Thus, he wa§ seen 10 -. Paris onl v· d~ys before the revolution and. in London shortly before the blitz war. As such, we should probably wonder if he serves his demonic ~~sire, but I have no answer to that. Rumor has it he Was seen in the heart of Gennany last year. That was i_1tI1:i:tediately after me. seizure of power in -~F!ankfurt" the' metropolis on the Main, and now we can only hope that his appearance there will have, n9 lasting effects.

• Grail: In nredieval Iegends, the 0, is tKe cupfrom the Last Supper that Joseph ot I Arimathea used to catch Jesus' blood. A rich series of legends intertwined with knights' tales surrounded it in French epic poetry. WoLfram of Eschenbach depicted the 0, as a sacred stone with fabulous, wondrcus might guarded by a kriightly order (G. knights).

• Gratiano: Fourth Generation -4 Lasom bra; "ca. 10BC\ #e-a. 1100.In life, son of a wealthy Italian family from Verona, Last chilt:le of Lasomhra himself, Helped destroy his ->'sire.

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• Grimaldi: 1. OenQv~e noble family, rulers of the principality of Monaco since 1467. - Z., -"Tzimisce -~ghoul f~ily. The O. family is the smallest and youngest --> revenant fl.up .•

I iI,y - and that is okay for its members who are used to their position as button men. The

II G. are especially adaptable, which proved to be a 'decisive factor fOJ" their surviv .. al, They possess the -4DiSclplines of ->'GeLerity, -Dominate J~"I.d -Fortitude. Ccmpated to ocher revenants', theitvita,~ tastes-exrremely stale. In the Renaissance, [hey installed themselves amidst Ehe·budding bourgeoisie, where they still serve as undercover agents for the

Sabbac, - 3. Francesco Maria G., *16181 + 16631 member of O. (2), Italian phYSician and mathematicean, discovered the inflection of lWht.

• Grand Inquisitor: TItle for the leader Of the _".Sociecyof Leopold. This office is Iield by Ingnd ....... Bauer at the moment.

I • Great Jyhad: Common -+Sabbat term for the. war against the ~Camarilla for dorninance in the New World that started in. the 17th centurv and 1;1,0 doubt continues until these nights.

• Grimgroth: Member of the -"Clan of Usurpers, Fourth Generation; member of the -~Council ef Seven. G. is responsible (or the

I majority of wesrern Europe, including the

British Isles and Australia. He is nor one at the origina] councilors, but replaced the renegade -4Gorotrix. He habitually changes the location of his -"'chantry very often. At the moment, his chantry is in -tR<Jme. Rumor hru; it. that he cooperates With the mages there, who plan some s inlster fate for all of nuro,!?e.. The -t Tremere strongly deny the he. redeal accusatlons he was a spy for Goratrix among the Council of Seven.

• GuuriLed Rubrics: This is a collection. of old writit):gs reUing more about the origins of -tCainites than the aoak of Nod can, for the rubrics are not tainted by prophecy. Although most parts of the rubrics are deemed lost, probably the biggest collection exists in the hands of the -Tal'mahe'Ra, whose -"). RaWlS guard and study it. Remark. ably, some of these Rawls - often after ~tudying the G. for a very Long time - eome to the conclusion that the Cainites trace their origins back ro -4Lilith, the Dark Morher, not to -J{Jaine, ++sire of us all.

• Guardians of Tradition: A -~ Trernere 51"cret soci:e.ty. This grO!.LP, a dght-w\ri:g traditionalist faction within the clan, is dedicated to cleansing House Trernere of computers and other high-tech tools many Tremere rely on these nights. The G. actively 'Oppose tech, nclogical expansion and are suspected of subm:aging gadgets to ftnd "proof' (Clf their anrirechnlcal theories at times, Even ifth~t's not true, it has been proven that the O. can summon splrirs who wreak havoc UPOll darabases if set loose on a computer system by invading them while the hapless user works .slightly altediig data and thus invalidating research and causing projects to fail. There even is an extreme faction within this group that behaves ("0 a very racist and chauvinistic manner and objects to -l-Embrat;ingeny· bcdv who doesn't fulfi1l its .. '. specific eritena,

• Guil, Mme.: Sixth Generatien ...... 'Ioreadot; *1563, #1579. Childe of -->Baron Volgirre, Sire of Countess -d'Adhemar. Toreador [usticar. Only jL;sticar to' be reo elected in the last vote in 1998 beca use she is seen as a necessary evil by the -+ Inner Circle. Even among the justlcars, she is known fur her remarkable lack of S)'lllp,athYj her skill in discovering traitors aad crtminals in the corridors or power is the topic of many a horrible legend.

• Guilbeau, Marcel: Eighth Generation "Ventrue. *Bat'{Jn Rouge 1$35, #Baton

RQuge 1866. Childs ofLorhar-~CorutaI):tine. Childer: Christopher (1985), AmhQUY (1986). -Prince of io New Orleans. Everyone doubts if lie really.holds power in the city or if there is a figtlte behind the throne. With regardste this, G.'sTarely mentioned brother [ereaux; who l~ never seen in public, comes to mind.

• Guillaume~ Member of the -~Leamed Ciani one of the few -~Kindred actively taking I?atr II in -~Cainite poli ties, though he has been said to have attained the state of -~Gokonda. G.

is the preeminent Kindred in S\:'Vl&er.lsnd, and his ascension to inner peace could V'eJ;y wen I be responsible for the country's continued neutrality This childe of -I-Hanniba1 is much like legend's Robin HOC\d) and he allows only few guests i,n_ his domain. Those who· tend to rroublemaktng are sene away or disappear without a trace, G, keeps the peace I.-vith his immense personal power and influence. He tolerates absolutely ncr violence, which.makes Geneva an exceptionally beautiful place to

sit down and talk. .

• Haiti: H. is populated by a mixture of many ethnic groups. The island differs from other Caribbean islands insofar as it is a paradise for the-Followers of Set, who thrive m Its Voodoo. culture.

• Hakari: The so-called _"elder of elders among -tHhuko's. ehilder is the Japanese equivalent to a --+Prince of Tokyo, maybe even. of all of Japan. Very little is knovm about this m'¥sterlous figure holding court in the city's imperial Palace; Bur he is the oldest Japanese undead and proqab ly has been roaming the land since the time of the Daimyos. With his counselors, the elders of the different families, he leads a bitter war against any1iliingWi!stern 3L1d, if die tumors are correct, against his country's younger undead. .

• Hand: -~ Black Hand, ---+Manus N igtum.

• Hannah: Eighrh Generation -iNosferatt\; '" Jerusalem 1165, # Jerusalem J 180. H. is --+Ephraim's voungesr childe. Eplaraim and ~Kothar were very astonished ro see that she was not grateful for her new state of beihg but felt lonely; still, she has always feared Kothar's retribution if she were to sire childer, Until 1200, H. saw herselfas an outsider in the leper colony of Hinncm, where the Nosferatu resided. By 13QO, she went east. In 1399, H. reached Golconda if). me Far East and never returned.

• Hannibal: ---+Brujw'lj 'IH. ante portas" is probably the most famous sentence Roman parents used to frighten their children, but even more frightened were me undead lords of the Eternal City when they heard that no lesser than ~TToile was rumored (0 have --->Embr.;Lceq this, warlord. But after me Pu-

nic. Wars, this --'t Kindred - if, indeed, he is Kindred at all-seems to drop off the face of the H,arth, 5(:1 no ope can even saw -6:1i sure whether he has survived the destruction of I ~~Cartha_ge OT if he: met his Final Death there. I

• Haqim: Also called Hassan I Sabbah, Assam-Hashshan al-Safa, Hashsan ibn Canan. Second Of Th:hd Generation --+Assami.te. Also know).) as the ---"'Old Man from the MountaIn and under several other names.

• Harbingers of Skulls: Susp,ecteci:remn811ts of the -4Cappaclogan ---+ bloodline, A~q called "Lazareues." Not unlike the __""Salubri antirribu, the H. appeared within the Sabbar only a short while ago. Sinc.e their appearance often resembles a semidecomposed Corpse, they can be casil)' corifesed with the abominable ---oSa:medL

• Hardestadn --->Vehtrue; this German representative of the -4 Kingship Clan attained I tleathless fame through his share in the ere- I arion df what we J,a.l0W as the "'-.Camarilla these +lights .. Rafael -'de Corazon's speech I aside, it was this -·Kindred's effort:~ that laid the sect's groundwork. Say~g that H. the Elder is, the Sect's founder would be no exaggeration~ The Old World sdll is the center of I his power, and his progeny hold. tmportant I

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offices in many European €ouutries. This popularity did nor come without enemies, and the Ventrue has survived several atte:mpts, on his undead existence, especiallv at dliC height of'hia career in -)ThQms when the ~anatch Patricia -~BoHingptQke tried to destro;:!y hint, to mention only the most commonly known assassination attempt. Although rumor has it H. was. destroyed byTyler, hls existence is real In the Old Wbrld, his influence cal), be felt and is part of thet:roundwork o~the revered

I, sect.

• Harlequin» Sixth Generation ~Oarg'pyle.

I ---+Sire of Ublo-Satha.

• Haemonlstr Follower of the Path of Hal" monv,

• Harpies: These Kindred are proud to he the social pillars of the -E1Y.'llum. The~r currencies are gossip and rumors. With. the right (or the wrong) word to a 4prince they can secure orruin a --c'Cainite'~ position in a city. Thismle israre Iy awarded orfidallYi over time, mostl)" those who have the relevant abilities attain the pesirion of ;H. Most of them are unimpressed by bra,gging and shpvy amazing insight into the Kindred nature. Those who

, cross H. h<lve a veritably guaranteed place-on the lowest rungs of the social 'ladder for years to come.

• Hattenborough, Sir Frands: Eighth Generation ~Brujah; "'1794, #1850. Brujah representative in -~ Vienna. Member of the cil:y's equivalent bfa primogen, H. hails from rura] English nobility and was given into the care of his future -site by his father to pay back gambling debts. H. served as a -'tghOLLI for decades. To this night, H. is one ot the rare cases 'in which a ghoul fed on -·Kindred "'vitae regularly and still-aged, H. was sent to Vieorra by his sire to keep an eye on the developments there. Soon" H., earned the ->Tr:emere's trust, and now belongs to Vienna's most influential Kindred.

• Haven: A common reanused for the place a -'Cainite regularly retreats to. in order to protect himself from the bUIlLing rays of the sun and hts enemies. If the Second ~Ttadition is (oHowed to the letter, a ~Kindred is sovereign within his H. and can actually.put other undead in their place here.

" Head: Younger --c>'Kindrea's term for a ~lush.

• Healer's CIao: Old term for the' ->'Satubri from the Bool~ of Nod. AUudes to their Ian

.oj. Disci p lin 13 of -~Obeah,.

• Heart's blood: The last residue of a -j. Kindred's --'>vitae, drunk by a diablerist in the act of -> Amaranth lrnmedtatelv befare the victim's soul.

• Helena: Member of the -~Qlan of the Rose. Which other --)-clan could claim (0 have the world's most beauuful woman - if you lend credence to the ancient Greek sagas -1llI1ong its tanks] H., daughrer of Zeus and Leda, is the reason for the Trojan War. But • Arikel 's childe doesn't play an irnporrant role only in ancient Greece, she later fought on the Roman Empire's side m its struggle against -~Carthage. Her feud with the --+8rujah --)-Methuselah -Men~le is almost legendary, and both probably still plan each other's destruction tonight.

• Heralds of the Red :Star: The world's most (ambl1$ 4Seet cult; at the same time, one of the youngest. Tile cult leader, V. Harriet -+Balcos (Y. is fot VamjJiyes.G, which she hares), i;s actnallyneither a seer nor a --)- Kin· dred, The H's assemblies she or her seers organise tend to be mystical or pompous and have all the typidll ceremonial features of a spiritualists' seance. At this, point, the cult has five seers, and Harriet herself has, been traveling [he whole WeStem Hemisphere in search for mote. In StatU, she met a member of the ->Tremere wtW cold her about a socalled "Order of the Wvrm"- whatever that may be - within the Usurper Clan, but afrerward, a member of the -+G::ountH ofSeven assured her tha~ there is no such order within the Tremere.

• Heretic: Follower of the Path of Evil Revelations.

• Hierophant: High.priestess of -'l'lilith.

• Hijra: Arabian for "exodus." the present state of 4Clan 4Assamite while crying to secure itself a new power base. An_ important stage of that precess was reached when the -Tremere curse was broken ln 1998.

• Hiruke: Mystical scion of u.e divine couple Izanagi and Izanatni, who, according to legend, crea.ted the islands that would later he called Japan, He was presumably born even before the islands, but he was "deformed" (this probably refers to his mental state), so his parents abandoned him. The japaneseundead believe him to be the that of thelr kmd,

• Holy symbols: The church habitually blesses a series of implements and symbols for its own rituals or fot other mortals te use

them. The most remarkable sytrlbol is of , course holy: water, whkh usually, conslsts of I spring or tap water' that has been blessed by a priest. In the Dark Medieval era, mortals used I holY water asmedicine, sprinkled fields and anl4uals With it pr J?QUIed it around their hqwe&.to keftpaway ,evil spirits (like us) and fend otf'witchcrait. If the priestblessmg the water has -~Tme FaithJ areas·sptu'lkled with the, holy: water are uncomfartfible Or even unapproachable for us, TIle same is true fOl' faith£i.Ll people not from Christian religions and their symbols.

The church blesses many other things as well; from seeds to armies ~olng to war (which is not really consistenr with chat faith as far as I can judge, but maybe my outside view is wrong here). Church bells, house& (especially on 11.0ly ground), pilgrims' staffs, weapons and bread and wine (especially hosts) and of Course "_~crosS'es are among me t4.ings that ~an be blessed that way.

• Horsernam A nomadic -~C'ainite of the -Sabbar. The tennprebably refers totP.E'c Four Horsemen ()(ApQcalypse.

• Horus: 1. Ancient Egyptian deity, warshipp~ as gcil::! of revenge with. a falcQti:'s body. - 2. H. is pr0bably the most famous opponent of clui vile -tAntediluvian -4Se~; the I hatred and revulsion the -~Setitf!s:feel for him even in'rhe:se nights probably means that he still exists and leads a war that began over 500G jfearS agrr, However, he is definitely no childe of ->8aine but has mastered undeath in ancther fa.shiOl'l·dll~ to a mysterious titua\ performed by hi~ mother, -'15[5. H. 'is a I --",:mutn1l).Y, a being whose body can be destroyed but who is in a constant cycle. of rebirth and retains the-memories and abilities from his past lives. His seemingly eternal I struggle With the Serites has made the farmer phataohcareful, sometanes everiaggressive toward --)-lCindred of any clan, NeedleSs to say, no one knows where H. resides,

• Hsothulfr +Venrrue, a strange representative ofthe ~Kingship Clan who has chosen MilWaukee as his hometown, What makes ~1im strange i~ that he separates b.im~elt from his own clan and is, not irtrerested ill the a reas politics al.though he is the eldest. of his clan. The old warrior. deliberately [eaves the stage to Gracis ~NDstinus.

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• Hulul: Leader ofthe --+fusamite -tdrHimbu. The: H. is titua,lly destroyed by 11.i5 clarnnates every 100 yeaTS.

• Humanitas: 'Ihe degree to whith a --+Kin~ dred still retains a residue of -rhumaniry.

• Humanity: A bask part of the human psyche measuring how much of lus human. self a -'~Kindfed can retain in spite of the curse of vampirism, Basic<j.lly, it is H. that keeps our ldnd from becqtnin~ mlndless animals.elaves of OUi bloody th i rst for-· vitae. Bur a Kindred follOWing the __,.Path of H. lssstll no saint. Kindred are predators by 11l1tun~: and H. only enables them to pretend otherwise. Unfortunately, the sheer existence. ofa Kindred [5 anathema to his H, Mortals tend to follow the Pad, aLa, roo, by the way, if only for lack bf knowledge, thev simply knQW no better.

• Hamanus league: Defunct -i'Tremere secret sociery It historically, ccnsisted of those rote Tremere who !lough t a rebirth of mortality. They hoped t):l,at purlfleationof their souls would allow them to rejoin the ranks of .(Oprrals, so they .showed thefr love of mortality through charity, compassion and defense. Of course, the dernandsof the Tremere hierarchy and 'the almost inescapable damnation of

the '-+ Kindred condition leave little room for such personal conscience .. ,

• Hunedoarai Medieval castle in eastern. Romania among the Carpathian Mountains. In il'scrumblmg'glory,.H. seems sao and unfrllmdly.

H. never found irs way in [he area's annals. !t was built centuries ago as a defense for the ~old mines nearby but was Soon known as an unshakable bastion that repelled the sultan's armies time andaga.in. For 200 years, it withstood the Turkish invasions and SeVeral would,be conquests. Then Cig~esz;, the renegade IOId of the castle, gave-H. to the Turks. Several Christian armies tried to punish him for it, but to no avail After the.siege of Belgrade, the Turks left H.

As ~he Kingdo.m of Hungaty fought against the Ottoman Empire, events of even larger significance transpired in the ranks of the undead. A -~bloodline of thaumaturgicallv gifted '""""":Kii1.Clted had appeared, and no one ~ew whether they had attained undeath mr:ough the -... Embrace or through teni.ble: magic. The group's leader, -Treme:re, ferreted out --c>Saulqt, the _"Salubri --'>i\ntediluvian, the first Kindred ever to attain the mvstical state called -Golconda,. and --I<diableri:zed him. The Incennu, some of !;he mightiest Kindred ever, had considered Saulot their chance for r.edemption fm a 101)11 time. None of thern-doubted that the Ttemere's sudden appearance was almost as dangerous as fabled _"Gehenna. Far me first time in many centuries, a meeting of lnconnu was called. This meeting sent 12 of the mig~ciest members of this ancient --*sect, presumably former pupils of Saulot, to the Tremere homeland to move imo a fortress, Rot unlike their +Ceoris chantry, to be able to make faster coun termoves against the Trernere from Within its walls.

So, tht; small group invaded the old build, ing befqtethe Hungarians could lay claim tb it again and performed a ritual to erase H. from the memory of mortals,

Later, mortals erected a.second castle called H, in [he Carpathian Mountains. NQ mortal has entered the first one agaiusince thad ate- 6A rtigb.t. Maybe it is the Inconnus home base.

• Hunger: The urge [0 feed, JUSt like in mortals and otltet animals. Bur in --l' Kindreil i H. is much stronger and replaces all other urges, desires and joys.

• Iconoclasts: Facttoa within the Brujah that follows its own personal crusade, with no regara to organization or establishment. The 1., the largest faetion Within the dan bV far, take up their own agendas, the passionate Brujah, blood inCiting them to rebel against ... well, whatever they fmd th;;t.t needs rebellion .. History doesn't mean anything to them: it's the now and here mat counts.

• Idealists: Faction within the -Lea:rn~d Clan: con~isting mostly of -1\jndrep who lpok for rationale and theory rathet.than the hectic action (;If the iconode,pts. Some can still remember --->-Carthage and its founders' dreams of-a perfecr Kindred .societv,

• !gtwbilis Ritcre·; -Sabbat term fOJ: aU rituals specifically designed by ll;en;:ai:11 -packs. As opposed to the --+cll.tcwriras ritae, the Lare rituals -that vary from pack to pack or were even specifically designed for one pack's needs.

• Ikkenaie Fifth Generation -Gangrel;,*28, .. . #49. L was the daugliter of a Saxon lord. Bern in the woods around the city. that these nights are: called ---'Aix-la-Ohapelle (the Romans called her horne valley I'Granus"). L believed in the Nbr~j'!;·pantheon. Early on, she learned

to ftght wit,h a sW9rcl and to throw. a spear, since the ~on women traditi6nally fought ai(imgslde their husbands, Grew up with stodes-about the "forest dwellers," as the Saxons called the Gangtel. Later leader of the socalled "forest fiction" 'Of Kindred in Aixla-Chapel]e: See the A lx-Is-Chape lle timeline,

• ILluminati: Secret order intending toilluminate hl!mani~1 fmmded in.Ingolstadt/Bavaria in 1 776,

• Immortal Children: ->- Abop.li;nation.

• Imperial Order ttf Master Edenic Groundskeepers: Radical spin-off from me -I'Royal Order of Edenic Groundskeepers founded in the 19th cent.

• Inanna: L. Sumerian gdddes·s. of love .. - 2. A -MalkaYian claims this name for herself, t1:'lo,ugh there eou Id be more than one 1., since all.high priestesses, among them Gilge~esh's wifc, took this name to ilie holy o;tarril:lg~, I. was one of the first of the Moon Clan to urge the Roman Empire to fight -Carthage. Later, she pushedthe legiens northward, and it becarne obvious that she pro:ba:bly: hunted - Angiwar, the lnvisible One. 1. cle:'Hlv suffered from different derangemerns, but when, her mind refused to be lucid, she Llsu~lly dlsappeared. This female -Methuselah should by no means. be underestimated. She is pld ana - when her miridset is right - a truly lmpressive.and real [ave goddess.

• 'Inauhatem A strange being witlr the ability to die and be reborn, hunted and caught by the Tal'rnahe'Ra. 1. revealed to the -l-Hand's --->-mages his iaen:tTty as one of the few -~mummies. His knowledge of death, the shadow realms alid their inhabitanli made him a valuable asset.cfot the Hand. It is said. he showed them the way to --7'Enoch. At.though he is no -Kindred, he belonged to th-e sect's most respected members and was protected by it before his death, reportedly at the hands of raging Lupines.

• Inconaui A -~ Kindred -'-'seCt, fo.unded in ancient Rome under the name "iacagrtlti," not involved with other -Cainitl1!s' [rials and

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, tribulat(ons or the --;l>Jyhad, The 1. are supposedly -rp.atie up largely of -'~Me[huselahs. Whether the L of the medem nights is the outgrowth of this post-Reman l. is a matter of much deb~te - as is the exisrence of d'l~

sect at ail. .

'. Indiama Casual +Sahbac term for the mem-

bets of a -ynomadk pack.' .

• Individualists: Smallest camp of the II -4tearned Clan, somewhe-re between the I -I-itonoclaSCS;' aRcl the ~~ idealists' opinions, Its members ttY to cooperate {fir the ---+d:an's sake

but do not insist On others obeying their commands, like rnarwelder idealists do.

·In£el!I)aU~m.: Worship ofdevils and demons as seducers and corrupters, According tG,the New 'Iescament, Sa1:<ID is Lucifer, the Fallen ";I\ngeL Especiall y during the Dark Ages, some ---+Cainites followed this bitter road, aided by

-:tmortals .. The -BMU, some Cappadocians

and Giovanni, but also smaller groups of mern-

I bers of other -clani!., tried to better thelr existence with demonic support. The most foul among them even. tried to drag the wm;ld 10m theehaos that Dante describes 50 CQlorfully in his Inferno. Fortunately ne one has yet managed to do so, but I swear that some keep try~rig.

• lnfidel;o;; A terra the -~Sabbat_use for -any ~Kindred who-do not belong to tb .. eir r+sect,

.' lnjtl:rj.S: -In¢hans.

• Inner Circle:. This gJ0Up! the true heart of the "'Camarilla, meets once every 13 years, usuaLly- LTI Venice,to charter the course of -+K(ndr~d society - all far as any 'group can t;hlnk it coulru:eaU)' tell a race of undead what to do. Every -~dan, has a representarlee, usually the oldest clan member, since only the oldest may VQt~ for the clan according to a lite.rally phrased custom. Others can he brought' to the meetings and may speak, but only the ~retders can cast the final vote.

One of the. l. 's main jobs is to elect the

justicars. Their election is a 'long and diffIcult process, since all clans want to place their best represen tati ves lnto.kev posi tlQOS. 1110se who-are ftnally put into offIce usually are candldates'of cOTnpr.omtse or even obscure Kindred the I. deems easy to manipulate.

• Inner Council:. --+Council of Seven, --+ Tremere.

• Inquisitiom Mortal hlstotians use L as tlae term for the terrible face the Catholic Church presented to the world from 1131w 1834. But _,. Klhd red who have a certa in survival instinct know that the 1. did not die in me 19th century, but exists in the moderrr J1ightsand is mOire terrible than ever.

The public eye doesn't see the L's recent activittes due to strict secrecy, The ---+Sodety of Leopold, as it is palled tonight, mainly, but n-ot exdUJ>ively,'coosist;; of Catholics. The l.s "intercan,tessionat" membership is. dedicated to eradlcarlngour IaC<;l: and seemingly other supernatural beings, a goal that the society eagerly worked toward under the leadershlp of Mcnsignor Amel lo -rCatpactio for 17 years. But when the Moosignor diedof C1 heart <\ttC1dl in 19~8" the society had to masteran lrtternal crisis that had accumulated over the C01Jrse of a decade.

Fear and insecurity paved me way for a leader whQ' was sure of herself and her modus operandi: the Austrian Ingrid -1- Bauer, the socalled Iron Malden. Now, -'>elderstell stcries about defectors from the L's ranks who betrayed their ---+Cainice masters, a highranking --+ Venrrue and his rival, a ---+Lasombra. Presumably, both Kindred still sit in some unknown du.ngeon where [hey are tortured by 1. ->Witch-huuters. --f.Neonares whisper abour=-eoteeles that were destroyed by 5wor.d-wielding Sntiety o£L~pold members demonstrating ~ silv,agety hitherto unknown and great skill. The greatest WOtIY for the Kindred, though, are recent reports about napalm attacks on long-established

hav ens , sorne of them having been left undisturbed for decades. See also ->Sodety of Leopold.

• Internalistss Followers of the Path of Self-Focus.

• Inyanga: Gangrel; --;I> Chie.:a,go 's

primogen for the --f.Clan of the Beast left the City before -+Xaviar made ~ mysterious opting-out speech to the war council in Baltimore but has rerurned in me meantime - to her 'city,. not to her offic::ialposicion.

'lrad: "The Strong", -~Caitte's third chllde and thus probably the last of the Second Generadoa who feU victim to the .Third Generation, just like --. Enoch and Zillah.

10 Iron Rag: Common sobriquet fur --t Baba Yaga.

• Isis: 1. Ancient Egyptian goddess of me .k!T, offertility and life, sister of -fOsiris and mather of -+ Horus. Depicted with tow Horns and sun disc. - 2. T0getber wi.d) her brother and her son, l. fcughr corrupt -Set in predynastic Egypt. She developed the spell cf life that made it possible to mise the dead to an eternal life as 4 mummies. I. was killed by Set.

• Istanbul: Also called -> Byzantium 01: +Consranrmeple, few cities can look back on a more turbulent history man Turkey's modern capital. The. settlement was probably founded due to the efforts of a +Cappadocian called ->-By~t, but tts rise be-

gan when the -Trinity (1), consisting of -~ Michae l,.----t Antonius anCl-· Dracen, arri_ved by 350 B. C. The Trinit)1 observed the cnstoms or me -')ocodex of legacies, and due to its leadership, their dty Was even more gloriQl,lS than Rome at the tinie - and just this proved to be its downfall. A group of ancient Roman -> Kindred call ingthemselves only the i"n'cognid were crazed Witl) anger and ,envy and set about '\Jriqglng Consrnnt,!nopte down, which rJ:ey aehieved.ln 1204 through the crusader arnues, The city burned, Miehael was destroyed and the'incQgniti retreated, shocked by the amount of su:fferlrig they had caused, and vanished from undead society. After\;'f3rd, the dry survlved thrQugh a [ong tittle of being conquered and under the pbwerbf various princes who were mostly --t Fiends. The last -'4 Tsirarsce prince was Johann Paleolegus, who was replaced hythe Osman Vemrue --+ Mustafa, who stlll interprets the citv's --+Traditions tonight.

A never-end ing night filled wi th exotic thrills awaits visitors these nightS. A large number of various -~kine populates the ancient roads; (tin the Great Bazaar, negotiations run late into the nlght.excellenr Turkish baths tempt I?<lSSershy With their coramodieies: numerous nig!:ttclubs wd distotheque:s aJ;'~ a sign of many inhabit:aJ;'l,~' desire to dance; and in the smoky coffetl-hQuses along the 'M~!>tr;tiyet Cad, YOIl. can meet an -Assa:mlte and discuss contracts. The city is dominated by Clans Ventrtle and --+ Toreador, but many other Kindred stay only briefly in this beautiful, hlstorleal place, for the Clan of the Hunt stalks the dark alleys, and irs presence seems to worry most Kindred so much that they prefer tn stay. as short .as possible.

• Ivory Bow: Magical bow made of rowan WQJ;>d ah<d ivpry. Arrows. fired by the 1. cause terrihle pab."l, to Kindred and ~~Lupines.

• Jacob.: SchizQphrenic bur-quite R9w~tful Fifth Generation --->'Malkavian; #"75'0. Resides in Milwaukee, where he spends his unlife ina house at the border of the -f Kindted-demlnared region in the suburb of Greensdale, His madness subtly but undet1iably permeates the domain. Childe of -tAbd ar-Rahman. He has a Midd~e Eastern look and distinguished exterior: thinks he ~ the biblical J. as well .as. his brother and arch-enemy, --->'ESRU. Esau definitely is, a chosen name; J. created this personality when he Vias """Embtaced. J./&au denies the --tJyhad'$ existence to stress the pro" fanity of undead existence,

• JaIan,AajilV; Fifth Geriera:tiou--->'C'Jangrd and Third Seraph of the -).Black Hand. In ltfe, the gi~nt ']. presumably rode with Ternujin, better known as Genghis Khan, who destroyed the' European lands in the 12th and 13i:hcents. If you regard him with scrutiny, these assumptions seem to he true .. NorniQg is known about his ---+sire, and. 1 don't even dare tQ dream of asking hiro . .one thing is certain, rhough: at some l'liJmt, li-e appeared at Regent Melinda -loGalbrair:h's side and ~OW seems to answer only ta her .

• ' Jamal: Probably Fourth Generatien -~Assamite and a former leader €If that

-+da~. Destroyed by -:ur~Shulgi in 1999.

• Ianni: Probably Sixth Gener~tion --->'Assamite. She was born in Israel and grew up with a burning love fbr her homeland, and lier father's stories kindled the flame of her ~reat pride for her €ountry and hel; people 'and her strong determ inarion to {lro., teet both from enemies even more. She put all her strength into her military training, She learned Arabic and was instructed in Palestinian culture and mentality. She was also taught to kill; with and without weapons. When her trainers considered her

588 B,C.; 58 B.C.: 545 Jie.: 53B s:c.:

323 B.G.:

115B.C.: 169 B.C.:

J 66 S.c.:

165 B.C.: 63 B.C.:

Council ofNkea m!il~ Chf_isti~nrty [he Rcimnr). Empire's official reltgion. Jews chased Irom ]. as '\iUers o(Chris[."

Helem dlsl=-ov T5 il port i on of the suspecred 'TOle ClOSS lln a jou mey chmugh the Holy- Land.

395; Ether!" of -~ClartortBtujah ~EmbraceJ on a pilg'i>jm~e to j.

431: Chdstian Chl~\ch excontm.unicuLes the NestDritlflS a~ heretics,

438: Rumor .~pn;atis, thtlt;Jews mlly return to j., hut upon en~[~ tbe city they lUI! stoned, ELlclqcia" wife of Emperor Thendosfus, leaves her husband mer a vi~it

to J. .

444: Eudoeiu returns to J. and bui Ids H Hospital {~Ir pilgrirns and ? hpuse for (he potJia-reh.

610; 620: 634: 635: 638~ 8L~:

S80: lOt!~:, 10'17:

iozr, lQ30! 1054:

JQf.!J(

1096.: 1099: 11001 1114: 1119: 114it H69':

1180~ 118:1"

U9%1 1193:

1948:

lSl67:

Persians conque-r].

The archangel Gabriel hrings Mnhilmm e d to]. PI1 his ' .... ingep horse Buraq, Muslims make camp at Berhlehem ro conquer J.

Mu.slim$ clmlluer~. with alntosr no bloodshed.

J.!s official surrender to the Muslims,

111e ~CappaJ(\dan >Abrnham Emhl1Kt!s the Jewish scho I fir 'Adam he cause he need:; help in :;-tudyin,~ the blllv !l;;I)'&terle:;.

Garajtes splu off of Jewish falrh.

C tiph al-Haqim has the city's churches ami Syli<1lwguesuelHTllyed by hill troops. Ai·Haqim ends all restrict ions against Jews and Chrisciaml and returns rhetr .lJr~1perty io them.

At·Haqi.m vanishes without a trace. Armenian Christians settle in J.

,R~1lI1m Catholic, and Orthodox Cbri,tluns escommunteare each other.

Christians bUild a wall around the Christian quarter: Muslims who have lived her!:' fm generations are expelled.

In spi re of the M uslim rulers' relartvel y moderate atti tude, Pope Urban III decides that a relighlu~ quest could enuvince some of the divided European kin.,!s, dukes and barons to cooperate i nsread of going (or each other's throat. Begin of [he Fir>t Crusade ttl reconquer J.

J. conquered by mainly Frankish crusaders.

BaldWin hecemas (Ch;rJEiti.w) King' of J, All Muslims expelled from the dty. Begin, of the reconsrrucuon of [he Al AqMl MQsq,ue.

'J1!..e 'fpu1;1Qing of the • Templars. They !TIMe inro the mosque. ALAt,fsp Mosque consecrated as a Christian church.

Nul' aL·Din firs'twrires down his mrenrion to expel the Christians from. t.he mosque e'lnd reconquer J.

H 11l1ah,EmhTaced hy "'Eplwclim.

v,r'!(I:L-Dih's nephew Salodin Le[)ds an army rorhe Htlly Land lind meets the '1iJ11$<lgers in Galllt:c 00 [ulv 4. They are cruelly defeated.

Five-year peace. treaty between Saladin arrd Richard the Lionhearted. Saladin JLes ... Ftom now nil, a strange, threnrening presence kee~s Kindred trl'lmJ.

J:Iio:wish quarter almost corupletely destroyed when, ~unrDsedly,. Malkav stirs ';1'\ -~t:orpor ..

Recnnstruci:"mn of the Jewish quarter \:;egin~, parti,y (ioanctld by Meyer A roselle I -·Rothsilll1l(1.

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