'Vampire: The Masquerade' - BECOMING

Discussion in 'ROLEPLAY GRAVEYARD' started by Grumpy, Jan 7, 2013.

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    The Rules (open)
    The Rules (open)
    • We will be using the 'Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition' rules, so please make sure you're at least familiar with them (if you're a long-time Vamp player, have a glance through and make sure you've got a grasp of the changes).
    • Be assertive, even aggressive with your playstyle; Vampire is about making important decisions and sticking with them, not just following the crowd. It's important to be decisive in an RP like this, too, otherwise we'll all just drift about aimlessly and the game will die.
    • Backgrounds such as 'Generation' are blacklisted; you're playing neonate Kindred fresh to London's vampire society, not centuries-old Elders with power, connections and influence.
    • Camarilla and Anarch-aligned vampires only, thanks. This is a game designed around people who are new to the setting, and the Sabbat tend to... complicate things.
    • No, you can't play a character from a different 'World of Darkness' sourcebook.
    • No, I don't give a fuck how great that one Changeling character you have is, and how well you reckon he'll fit into the game. Vampires only; we're keeping this newbie-friendly, alright?
    • Make sure you justify the points you spend with your character. You have Melee at 3 dots? That means you're really damn good at fighting with weapons; where did you learn such skills? You have Intelligence at 4? That means you're extremely fucking smart; make sure this is outlined in your character. Any unjustified dots in skills will be noticed and picked upon merciliessly, you have been warned.
    • This is London, so guns are rare, hard to get ammunition for and extremely fucking illegal; firing one off in the middle of a fight could well draw kine authorities, and thus risk a Masquerade breach. So if you're packing such a weapon and/or have the skills to use one, best be ready to justify it.
    • Malkavians are restricted for the most part; if you have a great idea for playing one, message me and we'll discuss it. Otherwise, choose another clan. Malkavians are great additions to the game if played well, but if played badly they're disruptive, game-breaking and fucking annoying.
    • Don't be a chaotic-random, game de-railing prick, or else I will feed you to a werewolf.
    • No, we're not following Vampire: The Masquerade's frankly labrynthian canon; it's confusing, far too extensive and limits what we're capable of doing so bollocks to it, we're running our own damn show.


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    Camarilla (open)
    [size=+1]The Camarilla is also known as “The Ivory Tower,” and the Sect lives up to that moniker. Created in the 15th century, the Camarilla was formed to preserve and protect vampire society against the decimation brought on by the Inquisition as well as the power drain presented by the War of Princes during the Dark Ages. The leaders of the Camarilla ruthlessly enforced the Tradition of the Masquerade, elevating it to the Sect’s highest law, a priority they continue to pursue even in modern nights.

    The Camarilla considers itself to be vampire society, and there is some validity to their hubris. It is the largest Sect of Kindred, after all, and nearly any city on the globe likely has some Camarilla presence. A Kindred who walks into a new city and looks for the local vampire population will, more often than not, find a Camarilla court. Camarilla cities are not as cosmopolitan as the Sect asserts. While Kindred of any lineage can claim membership, most come from the founding Clans of the Camarilla: the Brujah, Gangrel, Malkavians, Nosferatu, Toreador, Tremere, and Ventrue. These Clans helped to create the Camarilla, and they have a seat on the Inner Circle. Vampires of other bloodlines can attend conclave and meetings, but they are treated as minority voices or simply ignored.

    After the Sabbat formed, the Camarilla opposed them as the only way to preserve and protect the Masquerade and its own Kindred. Since then, the Camarilla has been in an alternating cold and hot war, trading territories like two warring nations, and anyone who does not stand with the Camarilla against the Sabbat may be considered to be aiding the enemy.

    As a result of this ongoing conflict with the Sabbat, in modern nights the Ivory Tower is crumbling, losing a few bricks here and there while it proudly proclaims itself to be strong and whole.

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    NOSFERATU (open)
    Any who doubt the monstrous nature of the Kindred need look no further than the twisted visages of the Nosferatu Clan.

    Cursed in a far more physical way than any other clan, those who undergo the Embrace of a Nosferatu vampire are transformed into hideous monsters in their transition from human to Kindred. This marks them out amongst the undead, and the Sewer Rats, as they are colloquially known, suffer heavy social stigmas.

    To their credit, the Nosferatu come to possess many of the whispered secrets of their reluctant fellows. The Sewer Rats enjoy a grudging respect as the information-brokers of the Kindred, given their supernatural acumen at stealth and the fact that many Kindred would rather ignore them than acknowledge them. Savvy Nosferatu exploit this for all it’s worth, turning the hypocrisy of other vampires to their own profit.


    “Oh, wow, you haven't flinched in almost two minutes. Guess I get prettier when you want something.”


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    GANGREL (open)
    Perhaps more than any other group, the Gangrel Clan embraces the Beast that exists within them.

    Wary, aloof and frequently taking on aspects of animals associated with the Kindred (indeed, some Gangrel are capable of shifting into animalistic form), most of them prefer to spend their nights stalking prey or wilding on the rooftops than minding Princely edicts or lobbying for recognition of domain. Theirs is a tense relationship with vampire society, and Outlanders are among the most frequent to turn Anarch or Autarkis. In some localities, the Gangrel have collectively abandoned membership in any Sect — insofar as the Gangrel truly ever do anything collectively.


    “This is not a place for you, and it is too late to turn back. Run, little man.”


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    TOREADOR (open)
    The socialites and visionaries of the Kindred, the Toreador, or Degenerates as many call them, are the vampires most likely to be found in the affairs of mortals. From their perspective when the sun fades, darkness gives rise to an eternal and wondrous world. Everything is fraught with wonder and terror, low politics and sensual glories, the profound and the profane, and an undeniable undercurrent of the sanguinary.

    Toreador culture is a mixture of sybarites, dilettantes, and visionaries. Some
    Toreador, with echoes of mortal passion, Embrace lovers or “project” progeny who seem to fly in the face of every Toreador custom. Ideas, trends, and “the next great thing” spread through the Clan, and other Kindred often look to the Toreador to guide them.


    “Long after you die, I will still be young, beautiful and adored by all whose lives I touch.”


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    TREMERE (open)
    Possibly the youngest of the Thirteen Clans, the Tremere have fought fang-and-claw to carve a niche for themselves in Kindred society.

    Stories claim many things about the clan; that they were once a cabal of human mages whose exploration led to their becoming Kindred; that they stole the Curse of Cain from an unknown Antediluvian; that they attempted to create an elixir of immortality from vampire blood, but the flawed results transformed them into monsters. The history — and, indeed, the modern legacy — of the Tremere is one marked by Clan war, centuries-old grudges, and the stain of unwholesome mysteries long left unsolved.

    Tonight, Clan Tremere is a Clan shaped by its practice of blood sorcery. A flexible Discipline, Thaumaturgy is heavily entrenched within the Tremere, and their hierarchical Clan structure maintains cultic havens known as chantries to study its uses and share secrets among each other. To the Tremere, blood is both sustenance and the source of mystical power; they gather in their witch-houses to further their understanding of the vitae that is such a focal point of their unlives.


    “When the world refuses to give, he who makes himself a master of the world may still take.”


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    BRUJAH (open)
    Fiery warrior-poets, rebels and provocateurs, the legacy of the Brujah is one of halcyon greatness marred by their own fiery natures. Theirs was the glory of ancient Carthage, but Ventrue treachery in ancient Rome brought the dream to an end.

    Since then, the Brujah have borne a grudge, a grudge carried into these modern nights.

    As rebels, it’s in their nature to challenge the status quo — though sometimes, without adequate opposition, they embody the status quo themselves. It works out fine, because there’s always a hot-blooded Brujah waiting in the wings to bring down an uppity Clanmate grown too comfortable in the role of rebel-turned-dictator. More so than any other Clan, the Brujah still feel the flames of the passions that once inspired them as mortals. Clan Brujah loves a cause and is quick to act on a stirring speech, accusation of injustice, or a call to arms.


    “I’ll give you a head start. You’re the tortoise and I’m the hare — a pissed-off, fuck-the-world hare with a score to settle and a thirst like the devil’s own.”


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    MALKAVIAN (open)
    Clan Malkavian shows that it is possible to be damned twice.

    Once damned for the Curse of Cain that they carry in their veins, the Lunatics are damned again by the turmoil that disturbs their hearts and minds. Upon the Embrace, every Malkavian is afflicted with an insurmountable insanity that fractures her outlook for every night thereafter, making her unlife one of madness. Some consider this a form of oracular insight, while others simply consider them dangerous.

    Make no mistake: Malkavian insanity is a painful, alienating phenomenon, but it occasionally provides the Lunatics with bursts of in-sight or heretofore unknown perspective. Their precarious stability makes it hard for other Kindred (or, indeed, any vessels with whom they may meet) to interact with Malkavians. The Clan some-times indulges in elaborate, terrifying, and dangerous “pranks” which do little to endear them to other vampires. These incidents are nominally meant to educate the target, but the lesson can often be lost between the vampire’s scramble for safety and the inability to parse the Malkavian’s inner logic.


    “I was trying to turn water into wine. Where the fuck did all this blood come from? Oh, well… waste not, want not.”


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    VENTRUE (open)
    Throughout history, while the other Clans have skulked about their petty intrigues, the Ventrue have curried favour with Caesar, whispered into the ear of Charlemagne, bankrolled the Age of Exploration, and even swayed policy in the Holy See. Theirs
    is a legacy of rulership, from Ventrue fledglings starting their climb to the top to the mightiest elders whose influence spans the world.

    Tonight, the Ventrue are a synthesis of the modern and the ancient, often in stark contrast within the Clan and among one another. Theirs is money of old, from the vaults of Croesus, but their young manipulate stock markets and influence currencies. Elders may command armies or even whole governments, while neonates conjure their assets from a website or smart phone app.

    But for all their wealth, their distinguished history, and their status among the
    Damned, each and every Ventrue must still seek that one resource that makes Kindred society egalitarian.

    Blood.


    “There is no shame to bending the knee to one such as myself, so pay your fucking tribute before I lose my temper.”
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    Independents (open)
    [size=+1]Over the past few centuries, the fatal dance between the Camarilla and the Sabbat has changed vampire society. Their bloody Jyhad has shaped the secret history of the world, destroying millions of mortal lives in the process. However, there are some Clans who witness both Sects tear at each other’s throats in the name of their ancient feud and decide that they would prefer to watch from the sidelines.

    These four lineages can claim their place as proper Clans, but share a strong disinterest in getting involved in the war between the Camarilla and the Sabbat.
    Granted, individual members of these Clans (usually younger Kindred) show up in the ranks of both Sects from time to time, but the elders of the independent Clans have their own goals in mind, goals that would conflict with allegiance or loyalty to a Sect.

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    RAVNOS (open)
    The Ravnos move like the rumours that surround them.

    They are the thief in the night, the raksha chased by the wind, the nightmare-dream too fearful to be real. Whether associated with the Romani folk of Europe or the grave-robbing ghûl of Western Asia, Kindred society burdens the Ravnos with prejudices of foulness, uncleanliness, and wickedness.

    With reputations like these, the Ravnos are considered outsiders even among those Kindred who do not ally themselves with Sects. Many young Ravnos tend toward nomadic unlives, moving from one domain to the next or hiding on the fringes of established territories where they can escape if local Kindred sentiment turns against them.

    The Ravnos practice a unique Discipline known as Chimerstry that convinces their enemies that they see things that do not exist. Chimerstry does much to convince Kindred that the Ravnos trade in lies and misdirection, but it can also prove to be a Deceiver’s salvation and ease the vagaries of an outcast unlife.

    “What? Those aren’t bones. They’re wind chimes. Everything is going to be fine. Relax.”


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    GIOVANNI (open)
    Not unlike the Tremere, the Giovanni are seen as usurpers.

    A powerful family in the Venetian Renaissance, the Giovanni family amassed a fortune. However, with the family’s rise came hubris, as its paterfamilias sought ever more power, and with that hubris came horror. With his earthly power at its apex, Augustus Giovanni turned to the arts of controlling the dead, and in doing so, gained the Embrace from a forgotten Antediluvian. With a conclave of conspirators, the Giovanni plunged a now-forgotten Clan into oblivion and built their own legacy on its corpse.

    Since those first nights, the Giovanni have accepted no limits on their ambitions, despite opposition from Kindred outside their Clan and a well-deserved reputation as
    “Devil Kindred.” They studied for-bidden arts, becoming formidable in the nigrimancy that allowed them power over the spirits of the departed. The Giovanni are known for the insular nature of their Clan and the incestuous practices by which they populate it. A few outside families and factions fall under Giovanni auspices, but the vast majority of the Clan comes from the debased mortal family.

    In public view, the Giovanni make a great show of humility and respect. Part of this gentility is a habit of centuries, still in place from when the other Clans hunted the usurping Necromancers (and to preserve their hard-won neutrality from the conflict between the Camarilla and the Sabbat). For the most part, the Giovanni participate little in the Jyhad, pursuing their own agenda of cultivating wealth and building a foundation of power in the lands beyond the veil of death.

    “You misunderstand the situation if you think you are important to me alive.”


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    ASSAMITE (open)
    The childer of Haqim, known as Assamites to the rest of the Kindred, are a silent knife in the dark, an order of bloodthirsty assassins who participate in the secret wars of the undead by operating as killers for hire. Outside the purview of the Sects, the Assamites are true independents and mercenaries, hiring out to whoever can pay their blood-price and ungoverned by the will of Prince or Priscus.

    In truth, the Assamites are more than simple thugs and killers. Theirs is a complex but insular Clan predicated upon the three principles of wisdom, sorcery, and diablerie. Most Assamites that other vampires encounter are members of the warrior caste, however, so Kindred society has painted them all with that brush. For their part, the Assassins have done nothing to stop this misunderstanding. If it helps them acquire contracts and it occludes the true nature of their Clan, the better for them.

    Long ago, the Assamites were brought to heel by a powerful curse to curb their bloodlust, levied by the Tremere at the behest of the Camarilla. They cannot taste the vitae of vampires without it causing them harm. In their ongoing quest to lower their Generation and bring themselves closer to their holy figure, Haqim (whom some outside scholars claim was of the Second Generation, while others insist he was a judge appointed by the other Antediluvians), the Assamites must re-fine the blood of Kindred into an alchemical solution.

    Were it not for this mystical yoke, the Assamites would surely be unchecked on a crusade of unholy diablerie.

    “Your blood is anathema to me, but the act of spilling it brings me closer to Haqim.”


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    FOLLOWERS OF SET (open)
    Addiction, debasement, corruption, and desperation strike fear into many Kindred who worry that theirs will become an unlife of ruin, but to the Followers of
    Set, these and more are the tools of the trade. Pimps, pushers, and priests, the Setites cater to the needs of the desperate, and convert them to a nihilistic cause in doing so.

    The Followers of Set are as much a chthonic religion as they are a Clan, though the faith includes the Clan. Its mythology is complex and convoluted, an impenetrable pantheon of god-monsters. At the apex of this worship stands a syncretism of the Egyptian Lord of the Underworld Set and the Greek hydra Typhon, as much spiritual guardians of secret places as they are the “liberators” of other’s souls. To outsiders, this is all blasphemous religious affectation, but to devout Setites, the cult and cause are real, and their dark lord works his will through them.

    Needless to say, the politics of desperation and the placation of evil gods place the Serpents on the outside of Kindred society. The Setites are fine with this. The
    Kindred can often find themselves in need of what the Followers of Set purvey, and the extra “service” of secrecy is one the Setites are happy to provide — at a premium. The Setites offer a devil’s deal, but on their own terms.

    “Yes, I think I can supply that… for the right price, of course.”



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    Sabbat (open)
    While the “Kindred” (a term the Sabbat despise) of the Ivory Tower cower among mortals and cling to outdated Traditions, the Sabbat prefer to indulge in their vampiric nature. They refuse to wear the tattered rags of humanity or to act as slaves and cattle to their elders. Besides, vampires are clearly and openly superior to mortals — do humans lie down with cows and call them brother? As such, Sabbat vampires consider mortals to be tools and food at best, and have little tolerance for “Cainites” who pretend to be human. They are inherently alien and literally inhumane.

    But the Sword of Caine isn’t just a collection of gore-streaked psychotics running around shopping malls with chainsaws, though this is the image most vampires outside the Sect have of them. They reject humanity as a moral basis for their lives, so they have turned to other alternatives. They adhere to a wide variety of Paths of Enlightenment, philosophical tenets that force the Beast into a narrow channel and allow the Cainite to maintain a day-to-day existence that resembles stability (if not sanity). Further, the Sabbat not only rebel against morality, but also against their own inclinations towards solitude. They frequently join together into packs that act as one part religious cult, one part political faction, and one part combat unit.

    Between moral devotion, pack loyalty, and the need to rebel, Sabbat cities are devoid of the calm, quiet society of the Camarilla court. Tensions are always high in Sabbat “dioceses,” and the Cainite’s surroundings of-ten reflect their explosive natures. In cities controlled by Sabbat, murder, robberies, rape, and assault are commonplace. The Sword of Caine threatens every city it possesses, insinuating itself into urban landscapes until they become nothing but raw resources for the eternal crusade.

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    LASOMBRA (open)
    To the mind of a Lasombra, it is better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven.

    Fear, frenzy, the power to determine whether another lives or dies: these are at the root of the power that the Lasombra hold dear. Whereas other vampires try vainly to hold the Beast at bay or give themselves wholly to it, the Lasombra beat the Beast into submission, invoking it when it suits them but leaving it trapped inside when they wish to govern themselves.

    It is with these predilections that the Lasombra style themselves a “dark nobility,” an aristocracy of the night that chose the supremacy of the Cainites over veneration of the Masquerade.

    Their regard for such ideas as redemption and salvation are cynical at best, and much of the pomp that shaped the Clan’s pre-Sabbat outlook remains only with a sense of blackest irony or open mockery. The grandeur and rituals of the Church and aristocracy remain dear to the Lasombra, however, and the Clan was instrumental not only in establishing many of the rituals of the Sabbat, but in the institutions that keep it from descending into chaos each night.

    While the night belongs to all Kindred, the Lasombra are truly born to darkness, to the degree that their very Clan name reveals their tie to shadow. Theirs is the Discipline of Obtenebration, and it allows them to wield the stuff of shadow and darkness, and even reach beyond the darkness of the physical world into the abyss that lies beyond.

    “Wielding the shadows is an extension of controlling the darkness into which we are all Embraced.”


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    TZIMISCE (open)
    A blood moon casts a crimson light over the land beyond the forest and something fearsome howls its ag-ony into the night. The Tzimisce call these lands their ancestral home. Since time out of mind the Fiends have been masters and lords of the domains of much of Eastern Europe. But theirs is a proud, selfish Clan for which tradition goes only so far despite their aristocrat-ic origins. In fact, the Clan claims to have destroyed its Antediluvian, and in the wake of that momentous event, helped establish the foundations of the Sabbat.

    Tzimisce practice a strange Discipline known as Vicissitude that allows them to twist the skin and bone of their victims. In many cases, they refine their fleshly arts by practicing upon themselves, but they just as frequently use it upon their lackeys and retainers, turning their boyars and szlachta into monstrous thralls.

    Clan Tzimisce is a Clan of extremes, and long, cold nights spent in remote castles have turned the Fiends’ perspectives both greatly inward and outward.

    “Why on earth would you think I wanted you to stop screaming? I find the results so much more melodious when you indulge your fear.”



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    LEXICON (open)

    Frequent Terminology (open)
    These words and terms are used throughout Kindred society, regardless of age or rank.
    • Anarch: 1) A member of the Anarch Movement. 2) Any Kindred rebel who opposes the tyranny of elders.
    • Anarch Movement, The: The Sect within the Camarilla comprised of Anarchs who want to reform or overthrow the rule of the elders.
    • Barrens, The: The areas of a city unfit for life, including graveyards, abandoned buildings, industrial wastelands, and areas of irreversible urban blight.
    • Becoming, The: The moment one passes from being a fledgling into “full” vampire status as a neonate. In the Camarilla, one may not Become until her sire deems her ready and gains the Prince’s approval.
    • Book of Nod, The: A collection of Kindred legend and history.
    • Beast, The: The inchoate drives and urges that threaten to turn a vampire into a mindless, ravening monster.
    • Blood: A vampire’s heritage; that which makes a vampire a vampire. Usage: I doubt her claims to such esteemed Blood.
    • Blood Bond: A mystical power over another individual engendered by partaking of a particular vampire’s blood thrice; accepting blood from a vampire is an acknowledgment of her mastery.
    • Caitiff: A vampire of unknown Clan, or of no Clan at all. Caitiff are typically of high Generation, where Caine’s blood is too diluted to pass on any consistent characteristics.
    • Camarilla, The: A Sect of vampires devoted primarily to maintaining the Traditions, particularly that of the Masquerade.
    • Childe: A vampire created through the Embrace - the childe is the progeny of her sire. This term is often used derogatorily, indicating inexperience. Plural childer.
    • Clan: A group of vampires who share common characteristics passed on by the blood. There are 13 known Clans, all of which were reputedly founded by members of the Third Generation.
    • Coterie: A small group of Kindred, united by the need for support and sometimes common interests. In the Sabbat, coteries are called “packs.”
    • Diablerie: The consumption of another Kindred’s blood, to the point of the victim’s Final Death. Vampires may lower their Generation permanently through this abhorrent practice.
    • Domain: The area of a particular vampire’s influence. Princes claim entire cities as their domains, sometimes allowing lesser vampires to claim domain within.
    • Elder: A vampire who has experienced at least two or more centuries of unlife. Elders are the most active participants in the Jyhad.
    • Elysium: A place where vampires may gather without fear of harm (although some Sects, such as the Sabbat, respect Elysium less than the Camarilla does). Elysium is commonly established in opera houses, theatres, museums, and other locations of culture.
    • Embrace, The: The act of transforming a mortal into a vampire. The Embrace requires the vampire to drain her victim and then replace that victim’s blood with a bit of her own.
    • Final Death, The: When a vampire ceases to exist, crossing the line from undeath into death.
    • Fledgling: A newly created vampire, still under her sire’s protection.
    • Gehenna: The rumoured Armageddon when the Antediluvians will rise from their torpor and devour the race of vampires and the world.
    • Generation: The number of “steps” between a vampire and the mythical Caine; how far descended from the First Vampire a given vampire is.
    • Ghoul: A minion created by giving a bit of vampiric vitae to a mortal without draining her of blood first (which would create a vampire instead).
    • Haven: A vampire’s “home”; where she finds sanctuary from the sun.
    • Hunger, The: The urge to feed. For vampires, the Hunger replaces all other drives with its own powerful call.
    • Inconnu: A Sect of vampires who have removed themselves from Kindred concerns and, largely, the Jyhad. Many Methuselahs are rumoured to exist among the Inconnu.
    • Jyhad, The: The secret, self-destructive war waged between the Generations. Elder vampires manipulate their lessers, using them as pawns in a terrible game whose rules defy comprehension.
    • Kindred: The race of vampires as a whole, or a single vampire. According to rumour, this term came about in the 15th or 16th century, after the Great Anarch Revolt. Sabbat vampires scorn the term, preferring the word “Cainite” instead.
    • Kiss, The: To drink blood, especially from a mortal. The Kiss causes feelings of ecstasy in those who receive it.
    • Lupine: A werewolf, the natural and mortal enemy of the vampire race. Plural Lupines.
    • Lush: A vampire who typically feeds from drugged or drunk mortals in order to experience their inebriation.
    • Life, The: A euphemism for mortal blood. Many Kindred regard this term as affected and effete.
    • Man, The: The mote of humanity that a vampire maintains; the spark of mortality that distinguishes him from the Beast.
    • Masquerade, The: The habit (or Tradition) of hiding the existence of vampires from humanity. Designed to protect vampires from destruction at the hands of mankind, the Masquerade was adopted after the Inquisition claimed many Kindred unlives.
    • Prince: A vampire who has claimed a given expanse of domain as her own, generally a city, and supports that claim against all others. The term can refer to a Kindred of either sex. In the Sabbat, this Cainite is called the “Archbishop,” and in Anarch cities she is called the “Baron.”
    • Rogue: A vampire who feeds upon the vitae of other Cainites, out of necessity or depravity.
    • Sabbat, The: A Sect of vampires that rejects human-ity, embracing their monstrous natures. The Sabbat is bestial and violent, preferring to lord over mortals rather than hide from them.
    • Sect: A group of vampires arguably united under a common philosophy. The three most widely known Sects currently populating the night are the Camarilla, the Sabbat, and the Anarch Movement.
    • Sire: A vampire’s “parent”; the Kindred who created her.
    • Vessel: A source of vitae for sustenance or pleasure, primarily mortal.


    Old Form (open)
    These words and terms are old and archaic, used far more often by elder vampires with several centuries under their belts than the younger generations skulking the modern nights. Some view them as a sign of stature, some consider them amusingly out-dated, and others, particularly Anarchs, consider them elder propaganda.
    • Amaranth: The act of consuming another Kindred’s blood, q.v. diablerie.
    • Ancilla: A “proven” vampire, between the elders and the neonates. Plural ancillae.
    • Antediluvian: A member of the dreaded Third Gen-eration, one of the eldest Kindred in existence.
    • Antitribu: An “anti-Clan,” or one who has turned her back on the Sect that her Clan has founded (usually by joining the Sabbat). Some antitribu have evolved into new bloodlines.
    • Autarkis: A Kindred who remains outside the larger vampire society of a given city and often refuses to ac-knowledge the claim of a Prince, Archbishop, or Baron.
    • Blood Oath: See blood bond.
    • Cainite: A vampire; a member of the race of Caine.
    • Canaille: The bovine masses of humanity, especially the uncultured and unsavoury. The Canaille are viewed primarily as a source of sustenance.
    • Cauchemar: A vampire who feeds exclusively on sleeping victims.
    • Consanguineous: Literally, “of the same blood,” generally denotes lineage.
    • Cunctator: A vampire who avoids killing when delivering the Kiss; one who takes so little blood as to avoid bringing about her prey’s death.
    • Domitor: A ghoul’s master; one who feeds her blood and issues her commands.
    • Footpad: One who feeds from derelicts and other chaff of society. Footpads may not maintain permanent havens.
    • Gentry: A Kindred who preys at nightclubs, bars, and other establishments of the “red-light district.”
    • Golconda: A fabled state of vampiric transcendence; the true mastery of the Beast and balance of opposing urges and principles. Rumoured to be similar to mortal nirvana, Golconda is greatly touted but rarely achieved.
    • Humanitas: The extent to which a Kindred still maintains her humanity.
    • Kine: A term for mortals, largely contemptuous. The phrase “Kindred and kine” refers to the world at large; everything.
    • Leech: A human who drinks vampire blood, yet acknowledges no master.
    • Lextalionis: The code of the Kindred and the system for punishing transgression; the blood hunt. It suggests Hammurabian or Biblical justice — an eye for an eye, and punishment in keeping with the grievance.
    • Lineage: A vampire’s bloodline; the Kindred’s sire, sire’s sire, etc.
    • Methuselah: A vampire who has existed for a millennium or more; an elder who no longer participates in Kindred society. Methuselahs are rumoured to hail from the Fourth and Fifth Generations.
    • Neonate: A young Kindred, recently Embraced.
    • Papillon: The red-light district; the area of town punctuated by drinking establishments, brothels, gambling houses, and other locales of ill repute (in London, this would be the Soho district). The prime hunting grounds of a city, where the disappearance of mortals goes hand in hand with the area’s general seediness.
    • Progeny: All of a given vampire’s childer, collectively.
    • Praxis: The right of Princes to govern; the Prince’s claim to domain. This term also refers to the Prince’s matters of policy and individual edicts and motions.
    • Regnant: A Kindred who holds a blood bond over another.
    • Retainer: A human who serves a vampiric master. This term is almost archaic, referring to a time when vampires kept vast entourages of mortal servants as part of their estates.
    • Siren: A vampire who seduces mortals in order to drink from them, and then only takes a small quantity of blood, so as to avoid killing them.
    • Suspire: The rumoured epiphany experienced just prior to the attainment of Golconda.
    • Third Mortal, The: Caine, who was cast out and became the First Vampire.
    • Thrall: A vampire under the effects of a blood bond, having drunk another Kindred’s blood thrice.
    • Vitae: Blood.
    • Whelp: A derogatory term for a young Kindred, originally used with exclusive reference to one’s own progeny.
    • Wight: Human; man; a mortal.
    • Witch-hunter: A mortal who searches out and destroys vampires.
    • Whig: A contemptuous term for a vampire who possesses an interest in mortal trends and fashions.


    Slang/“Vulgar Argot” (open)
    Used almost exclusively by younger Kindred or lower members of vampire society. Looked upon with distaste by Elders (and younger Kindred with pretensions to something grander).
    • Alleycat: A vampire who keeps no permanent haven, but sleeps in a different location each night. This term also refers to a vampire who feeds exclusively from the homeless, vagrants, and other elements of low society.
    • Banking: The practice of “withdrawing” blood from blood banks and hospital reserves. This blood has little taste; though it will sustain a vampire, and elder Kindred eschew this base indulgence. A Kindred who en-gages in this practice is known as a Banker.
    • Black Hand: A mistaken misnomer for the Sabbat as a whole used by Camarilla vampires (the Black Hand is actually a faction within the Sabbat).
    • Blister: A vampire “Typhoid Mary” who contracts a mortal disease and spreads it to each vessel upon whom he feeds.
    • Bloodline: 1) A vampire’s heritage (see lineage). 2) A pedigree of vampires similar to a Clan, but that cannot trace their creation back to one of the Third Generation.
    • Blood Doll: A mortal who freely gives her blood to a vampire. Most blood dolls gain a perverse satisfaction from the Kiss, and actively seek out vampires who will take their vitae.
    • Butterfly: One who mingles among the mortal high-society element and feeds exclusively from the famous and wealthy.
    • Casanova: A vampire who seduces mortals to take their blood, but does not kill them. Casanovas typically erase the memory of their presence from their vessels’ minds (see Cauchemar).
    • Change, The: The moment an individual ceases to be a mortal and becomes one of the Kindred.
    • Damned, The: The race of Cainites; all vampires.
    • Donor: A sarcastic term for a vessel, typically human.
    • Farmer: A term of mockery for vampires who refuse to feed on human blood, instead taking sustenance from animals.
    • Fief: A sarcastic term for a vampire’s domain or claim thereof, most commonly used in reference to a Prince.
    • Head: A Kindred who feeds upon those who have imbibed alcohol or drugs, so as to vicariously experience the same sensations. Those Kindred who prefer individual drugs have their “poison” prefixed to the term head (e.g., methhead, dopehead, smackhead).
    • Headhunter: A vampire who hunts and feeds from other Kindred (see Rogue).
    • Juicebag: A contemptuous term for mortals, indicating that their sole use is for sustenance. Also “juice box.”
    • Lick: A vampire; one of the race of Kindred.
    • Rack, The: The hunting ground of choice, including bars, nightclubs, drug dens, whorehouses and other bacchanalian locales, where mortals go missing all the time (see Papillon).
    • Rake: A habitual visitor to the Rack, especially in the interests of feeding (see Gentry).
    • Sandman: A vampire who feeds only upon sleeping victims.
    • Slumming: The practice of feeding from derelicts, the homeless, and other dregs of society; one who does this regularly is known as a Slummer.
    • Stalker: A mortal who hunts down and destroys Kindred (see Witch-hunter).
    • Tease: A term for a female Casanova.
    • Turf:1) A modern affectation used in reference to a domain. 2) The area under a given gang’s influence.
    • Vegetary: A term of contempt for one who drinks exclusively from animals (see Farmer).


    GLOSSARY OF GAME TERMINOLOGY (open)
    • Ability: These are Traits that describe what a character knows and has learned, rather than her physical and psychological make-up. Abilities are Traits such as Intimidation, Firearms, and Occult.
    • Action: An action is the performance of a deed, which is a consciously willed physical, social, or mental activity. When players announce that their characters are doing something, they are taking an action.
    • Advantage: This is a catchall category that de-scribes the mystical Disciplines and Backgrounds of a character.
    • Attribute: These are Traits that describe what a character inherently is. Attributes are such things as Strength, Charisma, and Intelligence.
    • Botch: A disastrous failure, indicated by rolling one or more 1s and no successes on the dice rolled for an action.
    • Character: Each player creates a character, an individual he portrays over the course of the chronicle.
    • Dice Pool: This describes the dice you have in your hand after adding together your different Traits. It is the number of dice you can roll for that action.
    • Difficulty: This is a number that can range from 2 to 10 (but usually from 3 to 9) which measures the difficulty of an action a character takes. The player needs to roll that number or higher on at least one of the dice in his dice pool.
    • Downtime: The time spent between scenes, where no roleplaying is done and turns are not used. Actions might be made, and the Storyteller might give some descriptions, but generally time passes quickly. It also refers to a technique of “off-scene” roleplaying that Storytellers can use.
    • Extended Action: An action that requires a certain number of rolled successes, accumulated over several turns, for the character to succeed.
    • Health: This is a measure of the degree to which a character is wounded or injured.
    • Points: The temporary score of a Trait such as Willpower and blood pool — the squares, not the circles.
    • Rating: A number describing the permanent value of a Trait — most often a number from 1 to 5, though sometimes a number from 1 to 10.
    • Reflexive Action: A situation in which dice might be rolled, but that does not count as an action for the purpose of calculating dice pools. Examples of reflexive actions are soak rolls and Willpower rolls to resist mind control.
    • Resisted Action: An action that two different characters take against each other. Both compare their number of successes, and the character with the most wins.
    • Scene: A single episode of the story; a time and place in which actions and events take place moment by moment.
    • Simple Action: An action that requires the player to get only one success to succeed, though more successes indicate a better job or result.
    • Storyteller: The person who creates and guides the story by assuming the roles of all characters not taken by the players and determining all events beyond the control of the players.
    • System: A specific set of complications used in a certain situation; rules to help guide the rolling of dice to create dramatic action.
    • Trait: Any Attribute, Ability, Advantage, or other character index that can be described as a number (in terms of dots).
    • Troupe: The group of players, including the Storyteller, who play Vampire, usually on a regular basis.
    • Willpower: A measure of a character’s self-confidence and internal control. Willpower works differently from most Traits - it is often spent rather than rolled.
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    [size=+1]The dark and misty streets of London are not safe, even for the Kindred.

    [size=+3]Territories[/size]
    Once a city held tight in the grip of the Ivory Tower, the London of modern nights is a changed place. No longer is the Camarilla the dominant faction; though ostensibly they hold the most territory, their long war with the Sabbat has allowed for an uprising of the Anarch Movement within the borders of London, particularly in the inner-districts.

    Westminster, the heart of the city, is held by the Camarilla and they have no intention of ever letting it go; the city’s court, known as the Shadow Parliament, is held in the district, where the Prince resides over matters and concerns. Outside of this district, however, the Ivory Tower has little stake in the centre of London; they hold districts in the West End, the affluent and upper class areas were they can dine off the cream of mortal society to their heart’s content. They also hold the district of Havering out in the East End.

    The centre of London is where the Anarch Movement holds the most sway; they control the inner-city slums and ghettos, the grim high-rise estates. It’s not pretty but it’s theirs, and if the Camarilla wants it back they’re going to have to bleed for it. The close proximity to the Sabbat-held Lewisham means that districts like Southwark and the Tower Hamlets are frequently areas of urban violence as the Anarchs defend their territory from the encroaching Cainites.

    The Sabbat emerged as the underdogs in their struggles against the Camarilla in London, but they’re not gone from the city. The inner-city district of Lewisham is their only main piece of territory, a hub of social decay and urban violence as the presence of the Cainites and their lax approach to the Masquerade takes its toll. Rumours persist that the Sabbat are recovering fast from the blows dealt to them in previous nights, and will soon attempt to expand their borders once more.

    With the Sabbat presence within London, an uneasy truce holds between Camarilla and the Anarchs as per the rule of ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’. Both sides are aware that the Cainites present a greater threat that must be dealt with, but neither is under the illusion that they are allies; there is enmity and distrust between the two, with both holding grudges and grievances against the other.

    [size=+3]Prominent Kindred[/size]
    ‘Gorgeous’ George Cousineau, Prince of London
    The decline of Camarilla influence in London over the last decade or so was largely blamed upon London’s previous prince, an elder who had slowly descended into nepotism, paranoia and borderline insanity; he perceived threats where there were none, snubbed prominent Kindred in favour of his own childer, and began to take the term ‘prince’ all too seriously when he started trying to establish himself as some sort of vampire monarch.

    His rule, however, ended overnight, when he suddenly and mysteriously ‘abdicated’ from his position. His childer were found dead, or else vanished as well, and into the power gap with the support of the city’s Primogen stepped the prominent Toreador George Cousineau. A popular, charismatic leader, he has done much to try to rally the flailing Camarilla and re-assert it’s influence, as well as succeeded in forging a truce with the Anarchs, however unsteady.

    Despite his friendly, outgoing appearance, though, dark rumours persist of the new Prince. Few know how he managed to pull his overnight coup, and those who do aren’t saying anything. This has in part helped to solidify his rule, for the fear of the unknown is one of the greatest fears of all.

    Saucy Jack, Sheriff of London
    With the new Prince came a new Sheriff, a dark and shadowy figure known as Saucy Jack. Whether he truly is the Jack, who ripped through Whitechapel’s prostitutes in the late 19th Century, or merely styling himself after the infamous figure is not known, and so far no-one has been brave enough to ask.

    Rarely seen, the Sheriff’s Nosferatu heritage allows him to move silently and unseen through the city, only adding to his fearful reputation. He is believed to have played a key role in George Cousineau’s coup, helping to make the previous regime ‘disappear’ overnight.

    Harry Rothstein, Baron of Camden
    Rare is the Toreador who finds himself amongst the ranks of the Anarchs, and even rarer is the Anarch Toreador who rises to the position of Baron, but Harry is a rare guy. A patron of the arts and lover of music, he has called Camden home for many nights and is deeply involved with the music scene of the borough.

    His rise to the status of one of the most prominent Anarch figures of the city is due in no small part to his musical inclination; he became fascinated with the punk movement around the same time he grew disillusioned with the old Prince’s increasingly authoritarian rule, leading to his aiding of the Anarchs in breaking away from the Camarilla. Even after the change in Camarilla leadership he has remained part of the movement; despite their shared lineage Harry has little love for the new Prince, distrusting his methods and friendly facade.

    Harry runs several bars and nightclubs across the borough, particularly in Camden Town, which act as gathering points and hangouts for many of the city’s Anarchs. Despite his clan he is a well-respected figure in the movement, with many looking to him for counsel on matters.

    Dmitri Stoichita, Bishop of London
    Though their influence does not extend far outside of the borders of Lewisham, the Sabbat still pose a threat to the Kindred of London outside of their sect. They are led by Bishop Dmitri Stoichita, a Tzimisce vampire with a rumoured fixation on refining the vampire form to a higher level of existence.

    Due to their enigmatic nature and violent attitudes towards other vampires, however, little is known of the Sabbat in London or their leader.


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    [size=+4]QUICK AND DIRTY GUIDE TO 'VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE' CHARACTER CREATION[/size]​


    [size=+3]STEP ONE: Build a ‘Character Concept’[/size]
    Character Concept (open)
    From the outset it’s important to have an idea in mind for what sort of character you’re going to be making? Do you want to play a thuggish, impassioned Brujah heavily involved in the counter-culture movement, or a smooth-talking Ventrue with corporate executive experience? This will help you spend your points appropriately in order to craft the character you have envisioned.


    [size=+3]STEP TWO: Choose your ‘Clan’, ‘Nature’ and ‘Demeanour’[/size]
    Clan (open)
    Your Clan is the lineage of your sire, like a family that shares similar traits and abilities. Each have their upsides and their negative aspects, and some have special Disciplines that only they really have access to. A vampire’s Clan is a very defining aspect of their unlife, so choose wisely.

    Next comes the choice of Nature and Demeanour. Demeanour is the way characters present themselves to the outside world. It is the ‘mask’ they wears to protect their inner self. A character’s Demeanour often differs from her Nature, though it might not. Nature, meanwhile, is the character’s ‘real’ self, the person she truly is. The Archetype a player chooses reflects that character’s deep-rooted feelings about herself, others, and the world. Nature should not be the only aspect of a character’s true personality, merely the most dominant. Nature is also used to determine a character’s ability to regain Willpower points.

    You now have an idea of what sort of person your character might be.

    [size=+3]STEP THREE: Choose your ‘Attributes’[/size]
    Attributes (open)
    Now we get to the point-spending part of character creation in Vampire. Attributes represent your raw ability, unhampered by skills you learn through life. They’re how strong you are, how attractive or charismatic, how intelligent.

    Attributes are broken down into three categories; Physical, Mental and Social. Choose one as your primary category, one as your secondary and one as your tertiary. Your primary category has 7 dots to spend in it, making it your most powerful, your secondary has 5 and your tertiary just 3.

    Each Attribute starts with one dot (unless you’re a Nosferatu, in which case scrub that ‘Appearance’ dot because you’re truly hideous to behold) already. You cannot hold off spending points in one category to spend them in another.

    You now know what your character’s raw nature is like.

    [size=+3]STEP FOUR: Choose your ‘Abilities’[/size]
    Abilities (open)
    Abilities are the skills and techniques you have picked up throughout your life; combined with Attributes, the dots you spend here will represent the number of dice you will be able to roll when situations arise. They represent how well you can handle a blade, your knowledge of medicine and other traits.

    Like Attributes, Abilities are broken into three categories; Talents, Skills and Knowledges. Also like Attributes, you’re going to choose one as your primary, your secondary and your tertiary. Your primary category receives 13 dots to spend, your secondary 9 and your tertiary 7. Abilities start out with zero dots (no freebies), and you can’t raise a stat higher than 3 dots at this stage of character creation, so spread them out as best you can.


    [size=+3]STEP FIVE: Note your Clan Abilities and Disadvantages[/size]
    Clan Abilities (open)
    A vampire’s unlife experience will vary depending on which Clan they have been sired into. A Nosferatu, as has been noted, has access to certain powers that are harder for other vampires to learn, but can never spend any points on Appearance due to being completely hideous to behold. The Tremere, meanwhile, have access to the jealously guarded secret of Thaumaturgy, but are more easily blood-bound than other vampires.

    Note what Disciplines your Clan grants you access to, and note the weakness of your Clan as well. They’ll be relevant soon.


    [size=+3]STEP SIX: Choose your ‘Advantages’[/size]
    Advantages (open)
    This is where the more supernatural elements of your character begin to take hold. To start with, you get to choose your starting Disciplines.

    Disciplines represent the powers and abilities beyond the norm that vampires possess; being able to run faster than humanly possible or render yourself invisible to the eye. To begin with, you have 3 dots to split between your Clan’s starting Disciplines. You can’t choose non-Clan powers yet, that comes later.

    Next up is Backgrounds. Backgrounds describe advantages of relationship, circumstance, and opportunity: material possessions, social networks, and the like. Backgrounds are external, not internal, Traits, and you should always rationalise how you came to possess them, as well as what they represent. You have 5 dots to split between Backgrounds, and please bear in mind that for this RP the background ‘Generation’ is not available.

    Finally, we come to Virtues. These dots represent the shape of a character’s ethical code and describe their commitment to their chosen morality. Virtues exist to help give a character a sense of being, not to force players to portray their characters in a given way. There are three Virtues; Conscience (the character’s ability to recognise right from wrong), Self-Control (the character’s mental discipline and how well they can resist the Beast inside them) and Courage (the character’s bravery and ability to face down terrifying situations). Each begins with one dot and you may spread 7 dots amongst them.

    Getting a little heavy, I know. Don’t worry, though, we’re almost done.

    [size=+3]STEP SEVEN: Finishing Touches[/size]
    Finishing Touches (open)
    Now it’s time to calculate a few stats and assign your Freebie Points.

    First up, let’s figure out your Humanity. Humanity represents how much like a mortal you remain; the higher it is, the more tied you are to human behaviour, and the lower it is the more you are succumbing to the Beast. Your Humanity is equal to your Conscience plus your Self-Control.

    Next up is Willpower, a pool of points you can spend to represent your character pushing himself further than he would usually be able to. Willpower is equal to your Courage total.

    Last of these is your Blood Pool. This is the simplest of the lot; simply roll a d10 in the DiceBox. That’s your starting Blood Pool (don’t worry, you can increase it in-game).

    The final part of character creation is spending your Freebie Points. These allow you to further customise your character, develop them further into what you had in mind for your concept. They also allow you to buy more Disciplines, or raise Abilities higher than three dots.

    You have 15 Freebie Points to spend, but understand that this is 15 points and not 15 dots. Think of the points as a currency that you spend to buy dots, the cost based on the table below.
    <table><tbody><tr><td>Trait</td><td>Cost</td></tr><tr><td>Attribute</td><td>5 per dot</td>/tr><tr><td>Ability</td><td>2 per dot</td></tr><tr><td>Discipline</td><td>7 per dot</td></tr><tr><td>Background</td><td>1 per dot</td></tr><tr><td>Virtue</td><td>2 per dot</td></tr><tr><td>Humanity</td><td>2 per dot</td></tr><tr><td>Willpower</td><td>1 per dot</td></tr></tbody></table>

    And there you have it.




    [size=+3]CHARACTER SHEET[/size]
    Character Sheet (open)
    [size=+1]Name: [What your character is known as in the Kindred community. This can be a full name, such as ‘Arthur Hammil’, or a nickname of some sort, for example ‘Damsel’.]
    Gender: [Dude or dudette?]
    Age (upon Embrace): [What age were you were you were Embraced? Upon becoming a vampire, a person remains the same physical age for the rest of their existence. Over 18, please; we’re not delving into Kirsten Dunst in ‘Interview With the Vampire’ territory.]
    Clan: [Which of the Clans does your character belong to?]
    Nature:
    Demeanour:
    Generation:

    Faction: [Where do your character’s loyalties lie? The Camarilla, the Anarchs, or are they largely independent? The Sabbat aren’t playable in this chronicle.]
    Personality: [What sort of person is your character? What impression of their character do they project?]
    Reputation: [The Kindred community is extremely insular and gossipy; one’s reputation is very often the difference between unlife and Final Death. What sort of reputation does your character have? Are they well-regarded or largely unknown?]
    History: [What is your character’s story? How did they come to be Embraced, and what have they done since then?]

    [size=+2]ATTRIBUTES[/size]
    Attributes (open)
    Physical
    Strength: [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Dexterity: [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Stamina: [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Social
    Charisma: [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Manipulation: [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Appearance: [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Mental
    Perception: [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Intelligence: [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Wits: [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]


    [size=+2]ABILITIES[/size]
    Abilities (open)
    Talents
    Alertness: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Athletics: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Awareness: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Brawl: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Empathy: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Expression: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Intimidation: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Leadership: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Streetwise: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Subterfuge: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Skills
    Animal Ken: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Crafts: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Drive: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Etiquette: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Firearms: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Larceny: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Melee: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Performance: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Stealth: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Survival: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Knowledges
    Academics: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Computer: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Finance: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Investigation: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Law: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Medicine: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Occult: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Politics: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Science: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Technology: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]


    [size=+2]ADVANTAGES[/size]
    Advantages (open)
    Disciplines
    Sample: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Sample: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Sample: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Backgrounds
    Sample: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Virtues
    Conscience: [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Conviction: [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Courage: [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]

    Blood Pool: x
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  3. You know I'm in. I'll put up a char sheet soon, just RL shit is goin' on man.
     
  4. Name: Edward Hammond (Soon to be called Deadward by the kindred community)
    Apearance: http://th06.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2010/173/e/c/Nosferatu_Doodle_by_WacomZombie.jpg (This is the closest thing I could find that fit the bill, but it's not quite right. Try to imagine him as being more burn victim-ee. Sections of skin are peeling and flaking off, Ash like skin color, occasional boils on the skin, long bony fingers with jagged and unkept nails at the end) Pre-Embrace: http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs30/f/2008/155/2/1/Stare_Deep_by_Tobias_Cray.jpg
    Gender:
    Duder
    Age: 32
    Clan: Nosferatu
    Nature: Revolutionary
    Demeanour: Joker
    Generation: (GM determined)

    Faction: If the anarchs get ahold of this guy, they'll have his ear.
    Personality: A character that overcasts the grim luck granted his way with a dark sense of humor, poking fun at his condition and the way his condition is perceived by those around him.
    Reputation: Deadward is happy playing the role of the simple man, but his tongue and his idealism often gets the better of him.
    History: A left over remnant of the initial invasion into Iraq Ed took a dishonorable discharge after breaking the nose of one of his highers upon the refusal of what he claimed to be an extremely unlawful order. Left to fend for himself post deployment rather than rely on the support groups provided for veterans, the man bounced from job to job finally picking up seasonal work as a bar tender in downtown Chicago. During a shift where a female patron was slapped openly, Edward proceeded to be fired once again after dribbling the man’s face between a bottle of Jack Daniels and a barstool. Shortly afterwards, a warrant was placed for the Vet’s arrest pending the incident. Rather than see it through, the man pooled what remaining money he had and hopped a plane overseas. Shortly after his arrival in London, the Vet caught himself some unsightly attention from a super natural source and found himself in the Embrace of an Nosferatu.

    ATTRIBUTES
    Attributes
    Physical
    Strength:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Dexterity:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Stamina:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    Social
    Charisma:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Manipulation:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Appearance:[ ] (can never be added to)
    Mental
    Perception:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Intelligence:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Wits:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]


    ABILITIES
    Abilities
    Talents
    Alertness:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Athletics:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Awareness: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Brawl:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Empathy:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Expression: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Intimidation:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Leadership: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Streetwise:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Subterfuge:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Skills
    Animal Ken: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Crafts: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Drive:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Etiquette: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Firearms:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Larceny: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Melee:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Performance: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Stealth:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Survival:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Knowledges
    Academics: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Computer:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Finance: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Investigation:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Law: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Medicine: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Occult: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Politics:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Science: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Technology: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]


    ADVANTAGES
    Advantages
    Disciplines
    Potence:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Obfuscate:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Animalism: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Fortitude:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Backgrounds
    Allies:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Contacts:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Influence:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Virtues
    Conscience:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Self Control:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Courage:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]

    DISADVANTAGES: Most Social actions based on first impressions, except intimidation and the like, fail automatically.

    Humanity: xxxxxx
    Willpower: xxxx(xxxx)
    Blood Pool: xxxxxxx
     
  5. Name: Alice Kalmadi
    Gender: Chick
    Age (upon Embrace): 23
    Clan: Caitiff
    Nature: Survivor
    Demeanour: Perfectionist
    Generation:13th


    Faction: The Camarilla, maybe?


    Personality: Skittish & cautious, people might think of her more as a scared mouse then anything else, but she can act like a cornered animal as well. Who she was before the events of her Embrace was warm, caring and able to see the best in people. She's starting to smile again and while the nights still seem bizarre to her, she's learning to enjoy them.


    Reputation: Not one to make long associations with the few Caitiff that have met her. She is known to be an aloof neophyte, though its thought that she just needs time to come around and be more sociable with her own kind.


    History: Alice had it all! She had a full fledge scholarship to go to school in Italy for music, she was getting to play the cello to her hearts desire, she had good looks and good grades and if she was a bit shy, she had a ready smile at least. Then she came home for holiday and tried to make plans with her best friend from high school, except he was hard to pin down. She then overheard a mutual friend talk of concern about who he was hanging out with, she even talked to his collage mates and learned even these new people were worried. She then went to where she was told he often hung out and saw more then she should of. Time melted away. She knew not how long she was kept confined, how long she was newly made before she escaped, or was allowed to leave. Her maker taught her, taught her what she needed to survive the nights and the scars of those lessons are still healing, not on the outside but within.


    ATTRIBUTES
    Attributes (open)
    Physical
    Strength:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Dexterity:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Stamina:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Social
    Charisma:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Manipulation:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Appearance:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Mental
    Perception:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Intelligence:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Wits:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]



    ABILITIES
    Abilities (open)
    Talents
    Alertness:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Athletics: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Awareness:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Brawl: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Empathy:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Expression:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Intimidation:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Leadership:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Streetwise: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Subterfuge:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Skills
    Animal Ken:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Crafts: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Drive:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Etiquette:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Firearms: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Larceny: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Melee: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Performance:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Stealth:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Survival: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Knowledges
    Academics:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Computer:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Finance:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Investigation:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Law: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Medicine: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Occult: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Politics: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Science: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Technology:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]



    ADVANTAGES
    Advantages (open)

    Caitiff can purchase any Discipline at character creation, but thereafter have to pay six times current rating for any and all powers purchased with experience points. On a more basic level Caitiff suffer a social stigma from not being a part of an accepted clan. As a result, more established Kindred feel free to snub or denigrate Caitiff freely.


    Disciplines
    Auspex:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Presence:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Potence:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Celerity:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Backgrounds
    Domain:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Herd:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Retainer:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Resources:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Virtues
    Conscience:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Conviction:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Courage:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]


    Humanity:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Willpower:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]


    Blood Pool: xxxxxxx
    [Ocha has rolled 1 10-sided dice with results: 7 [Total: 7 Average: 7]]
    [Ocha for Alice] -01:12 Jan 09
     
  6. Name: Vincenzo ‘Vincent’ Giovannni
    Gender: Male
    Age (upon Embrace): 29
    Clan: Giovanni
    Nature: Theorist
    Demeanour: Mediator
    Generation: (Determined by GM)

    Faction: Giovanni

    Appearance: http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/135/c/9/vtm__giovanni_by_alexandernysyos-d4zucdv.jpg

    Personality: An unsettling man with a powerful presence, Vincenzo is an academic at heart. He makes little time for small talk unless it is required of him, preferring to spend his nights delving deeper into the secrets of the shadowlands. His interactions with others always serve a purpose, whether it be his own ends or the fulfillment of his duties to La Famillia.

    Reputation:

    “I’ve seen this guy around Elysium a few times; most of those waps give me the creeps and this guy is no exception. Walking around with that flat expression on his face acting all humble. The prince and the clan primogens lap this act up. ” - Maxfield O'Bradeigh, Brujah Neonate

    “Interesting fella, if you can get him to say more than a handful of words to you. He’s definitely seen things that no ordinary whelp would have by now. Them Gios love their prodigies. I heard he’s a direct descendent of some big wig Venetian elder. Some even say it’s Diego himself. Either way, I’m not about to go digging for information.” – Glenn Thompson, Gangrel Ancillae

    A pleasure to have in court; that sire of his has taught him well. He speaks with the respect of a Kindred three times his age and never steps above his station. If more neonates had the sense to conduct themselves the way this one did their average life expectancy would be much higher. He may even prove to be a threat some day. Until then I’ll keep him down in my little black book.” His Lordship Edward Kurnst– Ventrue Elder

    History:
    Vincenzo was born into a cult like family that spoon fed its children stories of the family’s more spectacular members. Of course, by the time those children had reached maturity, most of these tales were simply viewed as a means of instilling within them a sense of pride over their inherited legacy. After school most would go on to successful careers as coporate moguls or respected professionals in their chosen fields.

    However there were always a select few who the family insisted on keeping close; who were never allowed to leave home. Vincenzo was one of these. His immediate family always appeared to take these beliefs in the occult to a more fanatical level then his cousins; engaging in bizarre rituals reminiscent of the skull and bones club or the illuminati. His mother and father would force him to study ancient occult texts the way a Jewish child would study the torah. These texts fascinated him, and though he had never seen anything supernatural, he believed in what he was told to believe.

    It was only after his embrace that he finally realized his entire life he’d been groomed by his undead ancestors to participate in La Familia’s master plan. The ancient texts he studied as a mortal were in fact preparation for the blood rituals he now practices in death to see into the shadowlands.

    Now in London under the distant but watchful eye of his sire and great great great grandfather Andros Giovanni, he has been given his first task as an intermediary between his local family and the Camarilla court in accordance with the treaty between his clan and the sect.



    ATTRIBUTES

    Physical
    Strength:
    [*][ *][ ][ ][ ]
    Dexterity:
    [*][ *][ ][ ][ ]
    Stamina:
    [*][ *][ ][ ][ ]

    Social

    Charisma:
    [*][ *][ ][ ][ ]
    Manipulation:
    [*][* ][* ][ ][ ]
    Appearance:
    [*][ *][* ][ ][ ]

    Mental

    Perception:
    [*][ *][* ][ *][ ]
    Intelligence:
    [*][ *][* ][ ][ ]
    Wits:
    [*][ *][ *][ ][ ]


    ABILITIES

    Talents
    Alertness: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] (**)
    Athletics: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Awareness: [* ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Brawl: [ *][* ][ ][ ][ ]
    Empathy: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Expression: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Intimidation: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ] (**)
    Leadership: [ *][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Streetwise: [ *][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Subterfuge: [ *][ *][ ][ ][ ](*)

    Skills

    Animal Ken: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Crafts: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Drive: [ *][ *][ ][ ][ ]
    Etiquette: [ *][ *][* ][ ][ ]
    Firearms: [* ][* ][ ][ ][ ]
    Larceny: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Melee: [ *][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Performance: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Stealth: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Survival: [* ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

    Knowledges

    Academics: [ *][* ][* ][ ][ ]
    Computer: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Finance: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Investigation: [ *][* ][][ ][ ]
    Law: [ *][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Medicine: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Occult: [ *][* ]
    [*][* ][ ]
    Politics: [ *][* ][ ][ ][ ]
    Science: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Technology: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]


    ADVANTAGES

    Disciplines
    Necromancy (The Ash Path) : [* ]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Dominate: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Potence: [ *][ ][ ][ ][ ]

    Backgrounds



    Mentor:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Resources:
    [*]
    [*]
    Herd: (**)
    Domain:
    [*](*)
    Contacts:
    [*]

    Virtues
    Conscience:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Conviction:
    [*][ *][ *][ *]
    [*]
    Courage:
    [*]
    [*][ *][* ][ ]

    Blood Pool: x (someone’s going to be making a hunting roll in their first post ^^)

    [ThE_DeAd has rolled 1 10-sided dice with results: 1 [Total: 1 Average: 1]]
    [ThE_DeAd enters.] -10:18 Jan 09
    [Chat Cleared by: System::Timeout (No Users)] -10:18 Jan 09
    Willpower: **** (*)

    Humanity: ******
     
  7. Name: Eric Jeremiah Sanderson Reference
    Gender: Male
    Age (upon Embrace): 23
    Clan: Lasombra
    Nature: Rogue
    Demeanour: Socialite
    Generation: 13th
    Faction: Camarilla.

    Personality: As a mortal he was smart, but too easy going for his own good, never getting great scores due to simply not being bothered enough to exert himself. After he was embraced however his sire, seeing his potential pointed out his every failure and told him this was his second chance to succeed. He doesn’t want to waste this rebirth, and with the sense of decayed grandeur that is laughed at by most Sabat Lasombra impressed on him he seeks to use his new abilities to become in unlife what he failed to in life.

    Reputation: Only recently emancipated he isn’t largely known, yet, those who do know him have only seen the parts of him he chooses to display.

    History: While in community college Eric was taken in by his sire, to be an easy source of food and possible protégé. They would go out, the sire buying him drink after drink and then enjoying the alcohol in his blood. Eric, for his part became addicted to the Kiss, and soon friends became concerned over his slipping attendance and steep decline in social activity, one in particular became worried enough to follow him.

    That night is a blur to him, a blur of strong drinks, bodies pressed against each other, dancing, teeth, and a friend’s terrified face. When he woke up he was different and could never be the same again. The friend he was told was dead, or as good as as far as he was concerned, and there was no time to regret what had happened, a whole new world awaited.

    [SIZE=+2]ATTRIBUTES[/SIZE]

    Attributes (open)


    Physical (3) +1

    Strength:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Dexterity:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Stamina:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]

    Social (7)

    Charisma:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Manipulation:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Appearance:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]

    Mental (5)

    Perception:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Intelligence:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Wits:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]



    [SIZE=+2]ABILITIES[/SIZE]

    Abilities (open)


    Talents (13) +1

    Alertness: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Athletics: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Awareness:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Brawl: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Empathy:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Expression:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Intimidation:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Leadership:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Streetwise: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Subterfuge: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

    Skills 7

    Animal Ken: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Crafts: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Drive:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Etiquette:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Firearms: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Larceny: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Melee: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Performance:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Stealth: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Survival: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

    Knowledges 9

    Academics:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Computer:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Finance:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Investigation: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Law: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Medicine: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Occult: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Politics:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Science: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Technology: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]



    [SIZE=+2]ADVANTAGES[/SIZE]

    Advantages (open)


    Disciplines +1

    Dominate:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Obtenebration:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Potence: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

    Backgrounds +1

    Domain:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ] Security:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Resources:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]

    Virtues

    Conscience:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Conviction:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Courage:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]


    Weaknesses: Lasombra vampires cast no reflections.
    Whether in a mirror, in a body of water, on a polished
    surface, or in the rear-view of a taxicab, the image of
    the Keeper does not reflect.



    Humanity: xxxxxx
    Willpower: xxxx
    Blood Pool: xxxxxxxxxx
     
  8. Cheers for getting involved, guys.

    As a quick request, could you include images of your character if at all possible? Helps everyone to get an image in their head of who's who.
     
  9. Edit: Everything should be done! I would be grateful if anyone had suggestions on my character.


    Name: Ataullah http://imgur.com/SxDohLO
    Gender: Dude
    Age (upon Embrace): 26
    Clan: Assamites
    Nature: Sociopath
    Demeanour: Sadist? Loner? (I am not sure yet. I still need to figure this out.)
    Generation: 13th

    Faction: Independent for the most part.
    Personality: Attaullah isn't the first person to speak, but he isn't the last. Usually waiting a few moments before voicing his opinion loud and strong. If he is unsure of something he will not try to bluff his way through. When matters become personal, or he feels like someone is attacking his remaining beliefs he is known to get violent, desperately trying to keep some form of his self intact.
    Reputation: He remains largely unknown. Most of his reputation comes from being an Assamite. Whether that is fear, hate or disgust.
    History: Attaullah was raised in Iran, with a moderately well off family. Though he always exhibited a joy in the pain of others. He quickly fell into zealous ideals as he grew older being swayed by the well spoken and convincing recruiters of extremists and terrorists. Being a bit more intelligent and skillful than the ordinary person he was able to avoid having a bomb strapped to his chest and sent off to kill himself and infidels in the name of their god. This good luck allowed him to climb the ranks among the extremist group until he was soon sent off to England, to help aid in the start a new terrorist cell. Unfortunately during the beginnings of his task he had caught the attention of an Assamite who soon embraced him and brought him into a new world. Shattering his views of his religion in life and bringing him into a state of confusion as he grapples with what to believe in his new life. While at the same time being put to work and being shaped from his past life of terrorism into his new life of bloodshed.

    [SIZE=+2]ATTRIBUTES[/SIZE]
    Attributes (open)
    Physical
    Strength:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Dexterity:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Stamina:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]

    Social
    Charisma:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Manipulation:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Appearance:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]

    Mental
    Perception:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Intelligence:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Wits:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]


    [SIZE=+2]ABILITIES[/SIZE]
    Abilities (open)
    Talents
    Alertness:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Athletics:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Awareness:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Brawl:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Empathy: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Expression: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Intimidation: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Leadership: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Streetwise:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Subterfuge:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]

    Skills
    Animal Ken: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Crafts: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Drive:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Etiquette: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Firearms:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Larceny:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Melee:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Performance: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Stealth:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Survival:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]

    Knowledges
    Academics: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Computer: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Finance:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Investigation:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Law: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Medicine: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Occult: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Politics: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Science:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Technology:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]


    [SIZE=+2]ADVANTAGES[/SIZE]
    Advantages (open)
    Disciplines
    Celerity: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Obfuscate:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Quietus:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]

    Backgrounds
    Domain:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Resources:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Mentor:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Contacts:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]

    Virtues
    Conscience:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Conviction:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Courage:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]

    Humanity: XXXXX
    Willpower: XXXXX
    Blood Pool: XXXXX

    [COLOR=#] [SuperCat has rolled 1 10-sided dice with results: 5 [Total: 5 Average: 5]]
    [/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#] [SuperCat enters.] -05:19 Jan 16
    [/COLOR]

     
  10. CHARACTER SHEET

    Name: Ceferina
    Image: http://www.sheinspires.com.au/files/1999271/uploaded/catalina-sandino-moreno-latina-actress.jpg
    Gender: Female
    Age (upon Embrace): 25
    Clan: Ravnos
    Nature: Eye of the Storm
    Demeanour: Loner
    Generation: 13th

    Faction: Independent
    Personality: A quiet and observant vampire, she would much rather do her own thing and let others do theirs. This means she doesn't meddle and she doesn't call attention to herself. She doesn't talk often and that leads humans and Kindred to believe that she's either mute or deaf and she moves quickly and silently causing people to think she's sneaking up on them. She tries very hard to be patient and not allow words to get to her but when it comes to her sire, she will often lose her temper.
    Reputation: Largely unknown outside the Ravnos clan - Many Kindred pass her by and never think twice about her.
    History: Ceferina was born Rosalind Diego, living in London and staying with a friend in an attempt to make it "big" as Olympic gymnast. She was working part time as a waitress at a pub and often took the late shift. She always took the same route to and from work but one night, that route forced her to cross paths with a hungry vampire.

    All she remembered were claws and fangs. She was Embraced that night and when she came to, she was not alone. Her "sire" introduced himself and began to teach her how to survive. It has not been easy adjusting to unlife as a vampire. She has a love-hate relationship with her sire which appears to amuse him and she's started feeding on the homeless and those unlucky enough to be walking home late at night--although she hasn't killed any of her victims yet.

    As of the present, she has kept her head down and out of the way of other Kindred. She knows about the territories and the struggle for power and dominance and she'd rather not have anything to do with it. Her philosophy is basically that she sticks to her business and you stick to yours.

    ATTRIBUTES

    Attributes (open)

    Physical [5]
    Strength:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Dexterity:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Stamina:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]

    Social [3]
    Charisma:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Manipulation:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Appearance:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]

    Mental [7]
    Perception:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ]
    Intelligence:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]
    Wits:
    [*]
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ]



    ABILITIES

    Abilities (open)


    Talents [13]
    Alertness:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Athletics:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Awareness:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Brawl:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Empathy:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Expression:
    [*][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Intimidation: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Leadership: [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    Streetwise:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]
    Subterfuge:
    [*]
    [*][ ][ ][ ]

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    Disadvantage:
    A turbulent history makes the Ravnos slaves to their vices. Each Ravnos has a penchant for some sort of vice -- lying, cruelty, or theft for example. When presented with the opportunity to engage in that vice, the Ravnos must indulge it unless her player succeeds on a Self-Control or Instincts roll (difficulty 6).

    Vice: theft

    [Alarice has rolled 1 10-sided dice with results: 7 [Total: 7 Average: 7]]
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    [COLOR=#] [Alarice kicks computer.] -03:45 Jan 12
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    [Alarice is rolling for Vampire: masquerade character.] -03:42 Jan 12

    [COLOR=#] [Alarice enters.] -03:41 Jan 12 [/COLOR]
    [Chat Cleared by: System::Timeout (No Users)] -10:20 Jan 10

     
  11. When do we start?
     
  12. Few people need to finish up their sheets, I'll check with TK to see if she's still in, and then we'll get to it.

    Shit, I better get an IC intro written up.
     
  13. Sorry! I didn't mean to hold this up I am just new with this and I am trying to figure out how I want to have my characters stats set up. I will make sure to finish up before the week is over!
     
  14. If you need help you can ask those of us with experience in WoD.
     
  15. Vay> Is your Lasombra char a defector? Its none of my business really what you want to play. But my only concern is the clan is reknown for their destain of the masquerade and support of the Sabbat, which can make Camarilla elders naturally hostile towards clan members. Which makes for an interesting but incredibly difficult character for playing the political game.
     
  16. Already spoken to grumpy about it. And there are games afoot against him and his sire. This ain't my first tango.
     
  17. Apologies for taking so damn long with this, chaps, and thank you for your patience.

    Good news is that the IC shall be up at some point tomorrow. Then we can get stuck into our Vampire-ing.
     
  18. Okay guys, it's taken me almost a month but we are finally underway.

    If you guys have been in games I've run before, you'll be familiar with how I like to start things off; the next seven days shall be the [size=+4]INTRODUCTORY PERIOD[/size] of this RP. In this period, no major story elements shall be dropped and nothing big shall occur. This will give everyone a chance to get their characters to where they need to be, make a couple basic rolls for things (post what you're hoping to do, I'll let you know what to roll and you can use the DiceBox to ensure fairness) and interact with NPCs and one another.

    By the [size=+4]9th of February[/size], please have your character introduced and at Rothstein's nightclub. Then we can get shit rolling. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    Get stuck in, Neonates.
     
  19. Um, should I wait, or should I put Alice in the club?