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  • Ideon
    replied to Obtenebration or Oblivion?
    While I'm on board with the notion that the Lasombra's realm of shadows and the Fallen's Abyss are two separate things, the mental image of the Demons glaring impotently as a bunch of vampires pop in and out of their jail as they please is very funny.
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  • I get the feeling that even Roman vampires didn't call it vitae, especially those not exactly feeding off the senatorial class. Like, Kindred in the modern days don't go 'I'm gonna go drain some Life out of that kine over there' unless they're feeling poetic, pretentious, and/or in denial about what they really are.
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  • uh what

    Assuming 'Hecata' is from Hecate, she was a goddess very much associated with the necromantic. She was also very popular in the Clan's old stomping grounds of Anatolia, and maybe even originated from the region.

    Unless you meant the Cappadocians weren't very Greek, which is still off. We don't have much info about them before Cappadocius became an (un?)born-again Christian, but even with that you still get terms like 'Athanatos' for their undead servants in DA:V, and even as late as the Harbingers using Hades over Roman terms for their stuff in... LotB? Also their...
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  • Ideon
    replied to What books do you want?
    Given the era, it would almost have to be.

    Vampires are parasites, and their Roman hosts' beliefs were polytheistic and syncretic, more willing to absorb and merge foreign ideas with their own to preserve societal order than to stamp them out outright. You'd probably have vampiric scholars who believe their particular theories were the One True Way and willing to shed blood over it, but you'd have just as many trying to fit other beliefs into their own model, or use competing ideas to explain the Clans' different strengths and weaknesses. Ancients would have beliefs placing their...
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  • Ideon
    replied to What books do you want?
    I'd love to see something like this, if for no other reason to see what the various European Clans considered their creations myth(s) to be in pre-Christian times....
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  • Ideon
    replied to Real Set and Set the Vampire
    To put this in perspective: in the real world, the establishment of the modern state of Egypt in the 1950's was the first time Egypt had been independently ruled by Egyptians in 2500 years. You don't need the God of foreigners to be a horrible vampire for his popularity to tank with that kind of track record....
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