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  • The following is based on material presented in V20 Anarchs Unbound, Transylvania Chronicles I and II, and Giovanni Chronicles I and II.

    The Sabbat grew out of the antitribu who refused the amnesty offered by the Camarilla to return to the fold and the Lasombra and Tzimisce the bulk of both clans who rejected the Treaty of Thorns. Intially these packs were held together by either the Vaulderie that allowed them to throw off the chains of the elders or the need to combine their strength to have a chance of standing against the elders. They wouldn't coalesce into a functional group...
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  • Cynic01
    replied to Guruhi
    Here's what I'd do to translate them and keep the shifting between unearthly beauty and hideousness.

    Guruhi Weakness
    The Guruhi's body reflects their soul. Normally their appearance is marred by an unearthly quality that others can pick up and they possess the Eerie Presence Flaw gaining no freebies from it. When a Guruhi frenzies their beast taints their soul and their body becomes horrible, replacing Eerie Presence with Monstrous (again gaining no freebies) for the rest of the evening....
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  • My thoughts.

    Torpor and Nagaraja
    I would say that a Nagaraja does not suffer the debilitating weakness while in torpor as per the following reasoning (emphasis mine on quotes) So it specifically states that Flesh Points work just like Blood Points the exception being the unsoakable damage. Since a torpid vampire ignores the nightly need for blood and flesh points work like blood points a torpid Nagaraja ignores the need for flesh points while torpid.

    Consuming Flesh Points

    Animals?
    Everything implies that the Nagaraja need to consume "human"...
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  • My best guess would be Erik Eigermann for the following reasons.
    • Hardestadt the Elder was embraced in Bavaria in 946 CE
    • In 1242 his sire was believed dead by Ventrue DAV20 Companion pg. 39
      • It also specifically calls out the lineages of the destroyed Ventrue Artemis Orthia and Alexander of Paris without linking them to Hardestadt
      • Antonius was destroyed before Hardestadt was embraced
      • Arakur was diablerized before Hardestadt was embraced and Tiamat is believed alive based on the lineage entry in DAV20 Companion
      • Erik Eigermann was sent into torpor by the demon hunter Karl Schrekt in 1
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  • Cynic01
    replied to Surprise morality
    This sounds like it would be a great flaw for a Tzimisce/Vicissitude user, basically I'm thinking using the rules for nightmares but making it in response to the physical agony of feeling all the abrasions and sloughing of skin cells, calling it something like Epidermal Agony....
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  • Cynic01
    replied to Weapon of choice?
    One big advantage you can give a veteran pack over lesser ones is to have them target the head. Aiming for the head changes firearms damage from bashing to lethal.
    V20 pg 281 under "Ranged Weapons Chart"
    Targeting the head adds +2 to the Difficulty and +1 to the damage which would now be considered lethal which is a lot scarier when added to the 7 damage of an assault rifle, 8+ lethal damage is no joke....
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  • There doesn't seem to be any indication that seeing Dominate was retained. If someone was watching an Aura when a Dominate command was given they might be able to infer something as the Aura shifts and whorls in response to the mental changes, but that would be purely to ST adjudication.

    Auspex 7 Karmic Sight has revealing outside influences on target's mind or soul such as Dominate or a Demonic Pact at three successes.
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  • Cynic01
    replied to Mortis and Necromancy
    From V20 pg 168

    Therefore Mortis would be an older name for Necromancy, both Cappadocians and Giovanni have Necromancy as a clan Discipline and they have suggested primary paths.

    As for the different Dark Ages Editions
    • Vampire: The Dark Ages - 1197
      • Mortis is the linear clan Discipline of the Cappadocians
      • Necromancy is added as a 3 level unique Discipline in Clanbook: Cappadocian for the Giovanni bloodline.
    • Dark Ages Vampire - 1230
      • Mortis is the Blood Magic clan Discipline of the Cappadocians with the following paths
        • Grave's Decay
        • Corpse in the Monster[
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  • Do what you think is best for your story.

    If you are going to make it so that the Blood Hunt in question definitely won't have a sanctioned diablerie you may want to warn the player ahead of time. It may convince him to change actions, if he doesn't then you can proceed with the next logical step which is a Blood Hunt on the new diablerist ignoring ST warnings is a poor idea if you can't face the consequences.

    If you want the diablerie to be sanctioned ahead of time then let them know that too. Perhaps add in someone willing to do some unsavory things to claim that...
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  • Cynic01
    replied to New to Gming need advice
    I generally agree that as a new ST you should probably encourage coterie cooperation and minimizing conflict between PCs.

    The following are thoughts and warnings about the different facets of Vampire.

    Sect
    The Camarilla is by far the most new ST friendly sect. It has well defined rules, titles, and conflict is kept to a serious minimum. In general within a Camarilla city you will want to define the following vampires. They don't necessarily need full stats, but a description along with Clan, Generation, and strong die pools.
    • Prince - The most important position
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  • 1) That's because new material with statted characters is still rare so in general data points are going to be older.
    2) Player Characters are also supposed to have some level of uniqueness to them from V20 pg 87 under Spark of Life The source material implies that the idea of "average joe" vampires is counter to the intent of the system.
    3) They are the sources available and are canon.

    Another current source, Dark Ages Vampire 20th Anniversary, has the following under Thaumaturgy.DAV20 pg 297
    For note the following Paths are listed as Lesser.
    • Creatio
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  • First looking through canon characters I found a few without Blood as primary, in some cases with none.
    • Malgorzata (embraced 1097) from House of Tremere. Childe of Goratrix. Must have Lure of Flames as primary based on numbers (Lure of Flames 5, Path of Blood 4, Countermagic 3).
    • Helena Taylor (embraced 1938) from DC by Night. Regent of the DC chantry has NO Path of Blood Movement of the Mind is primary based on numbers (Movement of the Mind 5, Lure of Flames 4, Weather Control 3, Conjuring 1)
    • Peter Dorfman (embraced 1700) from DC by Night. One of seven Pontifices assigned to Meerlinda
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