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Kindred Lore

Posted: 27 Apr 2021, 23:05
by St Wout
Kindred Lore 1
• Basic understanding of the necessities (blood) and the banes (fire, sunlight, and wooden stake) of a vampiric existence.
• Rumour that the biblical Caine was the first vampire.
• Some say Kindred war among themselves, for various reasons.
• Know many common Kindred specific terms.
• The concept that raw power comes from the blood
• You know that Kindred are separated into "Clans", tracing their heritage back to a single very old Kindred.
• You are aware of the names of the most common "Clans" in your area (i.e. Brujah, Toreador, Nosferatu etc.)
• Understands the traditions surrounding Elysium

Kindred Lore 2
• Can name the 13 clans
• Has a basic understanding of the eight Cardinal Disciplines (Animalism, Auspex, Dominate, Fortitude, Obfuscate, Presence, Potence)—think general overview but not detailed V:TM write-ups
• The concept that the closer one is to Caine the more power a kindred possesses
• You understand the Embrace, the Blood Bond, creating Ghouls and Diablerie
• Has heard of the Book of Nod
• Has a rough knowledge of major events in Cainite History, such as the First City, Second City, Carthage, Anarch Rebellion, Founding of the Camarilla and Sabbat, etc.
• Can give short descriptions for 7-9 clans
• Some say the world will come to an end when the eldest awake.

Kindred Lore 3
• May have heard rumours about ONE of the rare clan-specific disciplines (Chimestry, Necromancy, Obtenebration, Quietus, Serpentis, and Vicissitude)
• Knows many of the old terms and their meanings
• Can name a couple of the Antediluvians
• You have heard rumours of Golconda
• You know of the Gangrel/Tzimisce/Nosferatu war against the Tremere.

Kindred Lore 4
• You know the commandments of Caine
• Basic knowledge of the minor bloodlines, to include disciplines common to them - think general overview but not detailed V:TM write-ups
• Knowledge of a few of the Elder powers available in the ten primary Disciplines — again think general description not detailed write-ups
• Has heard rumours of the Inconnu
• May know something about Golconda
• Can name many Antediluvians and many of the major Methuselah - may know some vague legends about them
• Can see the hidden meanings in day-to-day Kindred politics.

Kindred Lore 5
• A working familiarity with several editions and translations of the Book of Nod as well as some other apocryphal writings
• Experienced that Cainite society is likely to be more accurately measured in millennia rather than mere centuries
• Knows some general details about the Jyhad and who some of the real players are.
• Know the legends surrounding the Diablerie of the Antediluvians (Saulot, Brujah, Cappadocius)
• Has probably seen the equivalent to a full copy of the Book of Nod (although several drastically different versions exist)