Glossary

Ancilla     An “adolescent” vampire; title usually given at ~75 years of age
Anarch         A rebel among the Kindred, one with no respect for the elders.
Antedeluvian     One of the oldest Vampires. Of the third generation.
Archon         A powerful vampire who wanders from city to city.
Book of Nod      The “sacred” book of the Kindred. Never been published in its’ entirety.
Beast, The     The urges which prompt vampires to forsake their humanity
Bloodline     A distinct lineage that is outside of the 13 clans
Blood Bond     A mystic Servitude to another vampire as a result from drinking his blood three times.
Boons         Favors owed
Brujah        A vampiric clan. Their weakness is they are easily angered
Caitiff     A vampire with no clan
Celerity    The power of super-speed
Childe         A derogatory term for a young, inexperienced, or foolish vampire.
Childer     The group of Progeny under a single vampire
Clan         A group of vampires who share certain mystical and physical characteristics. Not unlike a family
Coterie     A group of vampires that protect and support one another
Damned, The     All vampires, in general
Diablerie     The cannabalistic behavior common among kindred, involving the concumption of the blood of another vampire
Domain         The fiefdom claimed by a vampire, usually a prince.
Elder         A vampire of more than 300 years of age
Elysium     The name given the place where the elders meet and gather, commonly operas, theaters, or other places of high culture.
Embrace, The     The act of transforming a mortal into a vampire, by draining the mortal’s’ blood and replacing it with a small amount of the vampire’s own.
Fledgling    A vampire created and as yet not presented to the Prince
Frenzy         The state of being when the beast take control.
Gangrel        A vampiric clan. Their weakness is that they take on beastial features after a frenzy
Garou         werewolf
Gargoyle    A vampiric bloodline. Their weakness is they are monstrous looking and easily dominated.
Generation     The number of steps between a vampire and Caine. Cain being the only one of the first generation.
Gehenna     The impending Armageddon, when the antideluvians shall awaken.
Ghoul         A servant created by allowing a mortal to drink the blood of a vampire
Golconda     The state of being that which many vampires do aspire, in which a balance is found between beast and humanity
Haven         The home of a vampire or place which he sleeps during the day.
Harpy        A vampire who makes their way as a gossip-monger at Elysium
Inconnu     A sect of vampires who have removed themselves from both mortal and Kindred affairs.
Jyhad, The     The secret war being waged between the antediluvians, using younger kindred as pawns
Kindred     A vampire; one of the blood
Lupine         A werewolf
Masquerade     The effort began after the end of the great wars to hide kindred from the mortal world
Malkavian    A vampiric clan. Their weakness is permanent congenital madness.
Methuselah     An elder who no longer lives among the other kindred. Many are members of the Inconnu
Neonate     A young, newly created kindred
Nosferatu    A vampiric clan. Their weakness is a monstrous appearance.
Numina         The special powers held by mortal hunters
Obfuscate    The powers of invisibility and disguise
Pack         A basic social unit of the Sabbat
Passion        A power used by malkavians, to stir or flatten emotions
Primogen     A citie’s ruling council of elders
Prince         Male or female. A vampire who has established a claim to rulership over a city and is able to support that claim.
Progeny     A collective term for all vampires created by a single sire
Ravnos        A vampiric clan. Their weakness is that they must indulge their vices.
Regnant     One who holds a blood bond over another vampire
Sire         The parent-creator of a vampire, both male and female
Scourge        Title. A vampire charged with ridding thinbloods and otherwise illegal progeny from a domain
Sheriff        Title. A vampire chief of police, similar to Judges in Judge Dredd
Toreador    A vampiric clan. Their weakness is fascination with beauty.
Thornwood    An Anarch community north of Grimouth
Thrall         One blood bonded by another vampire.
Tremere        A vampiric clan. Their weakness is that they are more easily bloodbound than other vampires.
Tzimisce    A vampiric clan. Their weakness is their attachment to the land
Vessel         A potential or past source of blood, typically a human
Ventrue        A vampiric clan. Their weakness is selective feeding.
Vitae         Blood

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