Bloodline—a subsection of a Clan which is marked by slightly altered blood, and often unusual powers. Clan—five basic groupings of vampires, categorized by essential similarities in the blood. They are:

  • Ventrue—“Lords.” Dark aristocrats, power-brokers extraordinaire.
  • Daeva—“Succubi.” Beautiful and sensual, fascinated by life.
  • Nosferatu—“Haunts.” Hideous, frightening creatures of the night.
  • Gangrel—“Savages.” Creatures of the hunt, in tune with their Beast.
  • Mekhet—“Shadows.” Vampires who revel in secrets, mystery, and darkness.

Covenant—social and political organization to which a number of vampires hold membership:

  • Invictus—“First Estate.” Power-brokers, manipulators, self-styled “rulers” of the Kindred
  • Lancea Sanctum—“Second Estate.” A warped version of the Catholic Church for the damned.
  • Circle of the Crone—Acolytes.” Ancient society of undead pagan blood-witches.
  • Carthians—new-wave vampire politicos.
  • Ordo Dracul—“Dragons.” Pseudo-scientific faction founded by Dracula.
  • Unaligned—“Unbound.” Vampires who don’t belong to a Covenant.

  • Danse Macabre—Kindred society.
  • Diablerie—drinking another vampire’s blood to the point where you suck up their soul.
  • Disciplines—The main ones are Animalism, Auspex, Celerity, Dominate, Majesty, Nightmare, Obfuscate, Protean, Resilience, Vigor.
  • Elysium —places in a city designated as neutral territory among vampires.
  • Fog of Eternity—the memory lapse or muddling suffered by vampires in Torpor.
  • Requiem—an individual’s existence. Humans go about their lives, vampires go about their Requiem.
  • Vinculum—Blood bond


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