Bloodlines: The Hidden (Vampire: The Requiem)
John Goff, Christopher Kobar, Chuck Wendig
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"In the dark corners we dwell, still-born Kindred for whom your clans have no meaning. Our blood is your blood, yet different. It has been willed, strained and afflicted until it has taken a different course in our veins. We are your worst nightmare, childer who defy your designs to forge our own veiled destinies. Placate us, serve us and we might give you a taste of our secrets."
Horrors of the Modern Night
Bloodlines: The Hidden is the first in a new Vampire series that focuses on the refinements and abuses of undead blood. Drawn from the shadows are 12 bloodlines from all five clans, lineages that diverge from the clans and that have dedicated the ages to keeping their existence secret, or to lurking on the edges of discovery, devising their own inscrutable machinations. And now you can play them. Hardcover.
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their power. Rarely is an Ecstatic granted any true political standing, either. The Carthians are rarely of interest to members of the bloodline. The covenant’s potential lack of hierarchy offers the Gethsemani little bloodlines: the hidden gethsemani 50 Requiems to the Ecstatic’s protection. In either case, the haven is decorated with appropriate religious paraphernalia, from small icons, crucifixes and candles to full-blown biblical murals, exquisite artifacts of precious metal, and
distant way than a power player to be obeyed. Tom West, the infamous Prince of Bedlam, is the most important British Abbot and is only slightly under Loix in stature thanks to the massive number of favors his “generosity” has accrued over the past five decades. In general, Monks are not overly concerned with patronage within the bloodline. (Favors owed is their greatest commodity.) Each member is a solitary power, lurking in a cage. Except when dealing with Institutionalize Born from
the Nelapsi tendency to exist as secretive monsters presiding over whole villages through a combination of terror and awe. The Carthian Movement, by contrast, is a subject of bitter divide for the bloodline. Old Nelapsi consider the Carthians little more than peasant rabble, not worthy of their own Vitae. Age, cunning and strength, elders proclaim, should be the basis of rulership. Some young line members aren’t so sure. Since gathering a herd poses special difficulties for Gluttons, modern
immigrant laborers. The workers had their revenge in 1869, forming a mob and murdering some of the family after dragging members down into the mines. The rioters, shepherded into fury by a Gangrel vampire, unknowingly left a few Oberlochs clinging to life. The Savage decided to “test” the family’s survival skills by Embracing the survivors. He didn’t stay around to shepherd his childer through those first nights. Left with little understanding of the curse levied upon them, the remaining family