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| class="even" | [[Zach Bush]] (Fiendish Winter); [[James Maliszewski]] (Venetian Nights, Dying Embers); [[Joshua Mosquiera-Asheim|Joshua Mosquiera Asheim]] (Come to Dust)
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| class="even" | [[Zach Bush]] (Fiendish Winter); [[James Maliszewski]] (Venetian Nights, Dying Embers); [[Joshua Mosquiera-Asheim]] (Come to Dust)
 
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'''''Bitter Crusade''''' is a [[chronicle]] for [[Vampire: The Dark Ages]] that concludes the story arc that began in ''[[Constantinople by Night]]''. The chronicle follows the {{w|Fourth Crusade}} (and the [[Cainites]]' [[Bitter Crusade (event)|Bitter Crusade]] with it) that travels from [[Venice (cWOD)|Venice]] to [[Constantinople (cWOD)|Constantinople]], precipitating the decimation of the Cainites of the latter and heralding the end of the [[Long Night (VTM)|Long Night]].
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'''''Bitter Crusade''''' is a [[chronicle]] for [[Vampire: The Dark Ages]] that concludes the story arc that began in ''[[Constantinople by Night]]''. The chronicle follows the {{w|Fourth Crusade}} (and the [[Cainites]]' accompanying [[Bitter Crusade (event)|Bitter Crusade]]) that travels from [[Venice (cWOD)|Venice]] to [[Constantinople (cWOD)|Constantinople]], precipitating in the decimation of the Cainites of Constantinople and heralding the end of the [[Long Night (VTM)|Long Night]].
   
 
==Summary==
 
==Summary==
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:*''The chance to put your players' [[coterie]] center stage for the transformation of the Dark Ages setting.''
 
:*''The chance to put your players' [[coterie]] center stage for the transformation of the Dark Ages setting.''
   
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==Chapters==
 
===Introduction: Innocence and Folly===
 
===Introduction: Innocence and Folly===
 
===Chapter One: Venetian Nights===
 
===Chapter One: Venetian Nights===
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==Characters==
 
==Characters==
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* [[Fatima al-Faqadi]], The Eyes of [[Alamut]]
 
* [[Fatima al-Faqadi]], The Eyes of [[Alamut]]
 
* [[Ziyad al-Djahiz]], The Blade
 
* [[Ziyad al-Djahiz]], The Blade
   
;[[Baali]]
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;[[Baali]]:
 
* [[Mary the Black]], Vengeance Made Flesh
 
* [[Mary the Black]], Vengeance Made Flesh
   
;[[Brujah]]
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;[[Brujah]]:
 
* [[Natalya Svyatoslav]], Byzantine {{w|Autokrator}}
 
* [[Natalya Svyatoslav]], Byzantine {{w|Autokrator}}
 
* [[Nerea of Spain]]
 
* [[Nerea of Spain]]
   
;[[Caitiff]]
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* [[Stanislav]], Prophet of [[Gehenna (event)|Gehenna]]
 
* [[Stanislav]], Prophet of [[Gehenna (event)|Gehenna]]
   
;[[Followers of Set]]
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;[[Followers of Set]]:
 
* [[Aimery de Versey]], The Hidden Viper
 
* [[Aimery de Versey]], The Hidden Viper
   
;[[Gangrel (VTM)|Gangrel]]
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;[[Gangrel (VTM)|Gangrel]]:
 
* Baron [[Thomas Feroux]]
 
* Baron [[Thomas Feroux]]
 
* [[Anna Sgorina]], Byzantine Envoy
 
* [[Anna Sgorina]], Byzantine Envoy
   
;[[Lasombra]]
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;[[Lasombra]]:
 
* Bishop [[Alfonzo of Venice]]
 
* Bishop [[Alfonzo of Venice]]
 
* [[Guilelmo Aliprando]], The [[Prince (VTM)|Prince]]'s Voice
 
* [[Guilelmo Aliprando]], The [[Prince (VTM)|Prince]]'s Voice
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* [[Khadijah Saadeh]], [[Ashirra]] Envoy
 
* [[Khadijah Saadeh]], [[Ashirra]] Envoy
   
;[[Malkavian (VTM)|Malkavian]]
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;[[Malkavian (VTM)|Malkavian]]:
 
* [[Gari]], Mad Prince of Zara
 
* [[Gari]], Mad Prince of Zara
 
* [[Gregorius Dimities]]
 
* [[Gregorius Dimities]]
   
;[[Nosferatu (VTM)|Nosferatu]]
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;[[Nosferatu (VTM)|Nosferatu]]:
 
* [[Malachite]], Rock of [[Constantinople (cWOD)|Constantinople]]
 
* [[Malachite]], Rock of [[Constantinople (cWOD)|Constantinople]]
 
* [[Nicolo]], Wretch of Venice
 
* [[Nicolo]], Wretch of Venice
   
;[[Toreador (VTM)|Toreador]]
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;[[Toreador (VTM)|Toreador]]:
 
* [[Michael (Toreador)|Michael the Patriarch]], Father of Constantinople
 
* [[Michael (Toreador)|Michael the Patriarch]], Father of Constantinople
   
;[[Tremere (VTM)|Tremere]]
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;[[Tremere (VTM)|Tremere]]:
 
* [[Lempi Mannisenmaki]]
 
* [[Lempi Mannisenmaki]]
   
;[[Tzimisce]]
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;[[Tzimisce]]:
 
* [[Dominik]], Fiendish Messenger
 
* [[Dominik]], Fiendish Messenger
 
* [[Gesu]], Saint of the Divinity Within
 
* [[Gesu]], Saint of the Divinity Within
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* [[Myca Vykos]]
 
* [[Myca Vykos]]
   
;[[Ventrue (VTM)|Ventrue]]
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;[[Ventrue (VTM)|Ventrue]]:
 
* [[Caius]], Emperor of the Night
 
* [[Caius]], Emperor of the Night
 
* [[Lanzo von Sachsen]]
 
* [[Lanzo von Sachsen]]
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* [[Kilian Toth]], Usurper Slave
 
* [[Kilian Toth]], Usurper Slave
   
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==Terminology==
   
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Revision as of 00:34, July 17, 2018

For the event, see Bitter Crusade (event)
Bitter Crusade cover
Authors: Zach Bush (Fiendish Winter); James Maliszewski (Venetian Nights, Dying Embers); Joshua Mosquiera-Asheim (Come to Dust)
Developer: Philippe R. Boulle
Editor: Carl Bowen
Art Director: Becky Jollensten
Layout & Typesetting: Becky Jollensten
Interior Art: John Cobb, Eric Hotz, Rik Martin, Steve Prescott
Cartography: Conan Venus
Front Cover Art: Brian LeBlanc
Front & Back Cover Design: Becky Jollensten
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: 2001
Pages: 112
Years Covered: 1202 - 1204
Publication #: WW 02833
Reference #: ISBN 1-58846-214-5
PDF: DriveThruRPG.com Bullet-rpg
Price: $9.58

Bitter Crusade is a chronicle for Vampire: The Dark Ages that concludes the story arc that began in Constantinople by Night. The chronicle follows the Fourth Crusade (and the Cainites' accompanying Bitter Crusade) that travels from Venice to Constantinople, precipitating in the decimation of the Cainites of Constantinople and heralding the end of the Long Night.

Summary

From the White Wolf catalog:

Warriors of Christ
Pope Innocent has called for a Fourth Crusade against the Saracen, and knights from across Europe gather to respond. Cainites and mortals alike taint the enterprise with their own ambitions. In Venice, Cainites gather to decide on the crusade's course, only to watch it spiral out of control and head toward Constantinople and its powerful masters. Blood calls to blood, and the flames of mortal hatred burn brightly.
Monsters of the Faith
Bitter Crusade is a chronicle detailing the Fourth Crusade, the latest Christian adventure toward the Holy Land. Over the course of three stories, set in Venice, Zara (on the Dalmatian coast) and Constantinople itself, it shows how mortal and immortal agendas conspire to turn a holy war into a mockery and set Christian against Christian. In the fires that end it all, the Long Night itself comes to an end.
Bitter Crusade includes:
  • A way to bring your Dark Ages game forward from 1197 to 1204;
  • Details on Venice and Constantinople, updating previous material;
  • The chance to put your players' coterie center stage for the transformation of the Dark Ages setting.

Chapters

Introduction: Innocence and Folly

Chapter One: Venetian Nights

Chapter Two: Fiendish Winter

Chapter Three: Dying Embers

Chapter Four: Dramatic Personae

Appendix: Come to Dust

Background Information

Memorable Quotes

Characters

Assamites
Baali
Brujah
Caitiff
Followers of Set
Gangrel
Lasombra
Malkavian
Nosferatu
Toreador
Tremere
Tzimisce
Ventrue
Others

Terminology

Previous book:
VTDA: Veil of Night Bullet-pdf
Game Books
Vampire: The Dark Ages books
Next book:
VTDA: Iberia by Night Bullet-pdf
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