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|author = [[Zach Bush]], [[James Maliszewski]], [[Joshua Mosquiera-Asheim]]
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|developer = [[Philippe R. Boulle]]
| class="even" | [[Zach Bush]] (Fiendish Winter); [[James Maliszewski]] (Venetian Nights, Dying Embers); [[Joshua Mosquiera-Asheim|Joshua Mosquiera Asheim]] (Come to Dust)
 
 
|editor = [[Carl Bowen]]
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|layout = Becky Jollensten
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|art = [[Becky Jollensten]], [[John Cobb]], [[Eric Hotz]], [[Rik Martin]], [[Steve Prescott]]
| class="even" | [[Philippe R. Boulle]]
 
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|maps = [[Conan Venus]]
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|publisher = [[White Wolf Publishing, Inc.]]
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|imprint = [[White Wolf Game Studio]]
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|published = [[2001]]
| class="even" | [[Becky Jollensten]]
 
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|pdf = {{DTRPG|61475}}
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|price = PDF: $9.58
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| class="even" | [[John Cobb]], [[Eric Hotz]], [[Rik Martin]], and [[Steve Prescott]]
 
 
'''''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 (WOD)|Venice]] to [[Constantinople (WOD)|Constantinople]], precipitating in the decimation of the Cainites of Constantinople and heralding the end of the [[Long Night (VTM)|Long Night]].
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| class="even" | [[Conan Venus]]
 
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| class="odd" | Front Cover Art:
 
| class="even" | [[Brian LeBlanc]]
 
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| class="odd" | Front & Back Cover Design:
 
| class="even" | [[Becky Jollensten]]
 
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| class="odd" | Publisher:
 
| class="even" | [[White Wolf Publishing, Inc]].
 
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| class="odd" | Imprint:
 
| class="even" | [[White Wolf Game Studio]]
 
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| class="odd" | Published:
 
| class="even" | [[2001]]
 
|-
 
| class="odd" | Pages:
 
| class="even" | 112
 
|-
 
| class="odd" | Year:
 
| class="even" | [[1202 (cWOD)|1202]], [[1203 (cWOD)|1203]], [[1204 (cWOD)|1204]]
 
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| class="odd" | Publication #:
 
| class="even" | WW 02833
 
|-
 
| class="odd" | Reference #:
 
| class="even" | ISBN 1-58846-214-5
 
|-
 
| class="odd" | PDF:
 
| class="even" | {{DTRPG|61475}}
 
|-
 
| class="odd" | Price:
 
| class="even" | $9.58
 
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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]].
 
   
 
==Summary==
 
==Summary==
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:'''''Warriors of Christ'''''
 
:'''''Warriors of Christ'''''
:''Pope Innocent has called for a Fourth Crusade against the Saracen, and knights from across [[Europe (cWOD)|Europe]] gather to respond. [[Cainites]] and [[mortal (cWOD)|mortal]]s alike taint the enterprise with their own ambitions. In [[Venice (cWOD)|Venice]], Cainites gather to decide on the crusade's course, only to watch it spiral out of control and head toward [[Constantinople (cWOD)|Constantinople]] and its powerful masters. Blood calls to blood, and the flames of mortal hatred burn brightly.''
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:''Pope Innocent has called for a Fourth Crusade against the Saracen, and knights from across [[Europe (WOD)|Europe]] gather to respond. [[Cainites]] and [[mortal (WOD)|mortals]] alike taint the enterprise with their own ambitions. In [[Venice (WOD)|Venice]], Cainites gather to decide on the crusade's course, only to watch it spiral out of control and head toward [[Constantinople (WOD)|Constantinople]] and its powerful masters. Blood calls to blood, and the flames of mortal hatred burn brightly.''
   
 
:'''''Monsters of the Faith'''''
 
:'''''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 (VTDA)|Long Night]] itself comes to an end.''
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:'''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 (VTDA)|Long Night]] itself comes to an end.''
   
:'''''Bitter Crusade includes:'''''
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:'''Bitter Crusade'' includes:'''''
:*''A way to bring your [[Dark Ages]] game forward from [[1197 (cWOD)|1197]] to [[1204 (cWOD)|1204]];''
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:*''A way to bring your [[Dark Ages]] game forward from [[1197 (WOD)|1197]] to [[1204 (WOD)|1204]];''
 
:*''Details on Venice and Constantinople, updating previous material;''
 
:*''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.''
 
:*''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===
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===Chapter One: Venetian Nights===
 
===Chapter One: Venetian Nights===
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Written by [[James Maliszewski]].
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===Chapter Two: Fiendish Winter===
 
===Chapter Two: Fiendish Winter===
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Written by [[Zach Bush]].
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===Chapter Three: Dying Embers===
 
===Chapter Three: Dying Embers===
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Written by James Maliszewski.
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===Chapter Four: Dramatic Personae===
 
===Chapter Four: Dramatic Personae===
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===Appendix: Come to Dust===
 
===Appendix: Come to Dust===
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Written by [[Joshua Mosquiera-Asheim]].
   
 
==Background Information==
 
==Background Information==
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(...)
   
 
==Memorable Quotes==
 
==Memorable Quotes==
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(...)
   
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
;[[Assamites]]
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;[[Assamites]]:
 
* [[Fatima al-Faqadi]], The Eyes of [[Alamut]]
 
* [[Fatima al-Faqadi]], The Eyes of [[Alamut]]
 
* [[Ziyad al-Djahiz]], The Blade
 
* [[Ziyad al-Djahiz]], The Blade
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;[[Baali]]
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;[[Baali]]:
 
* [[Mary the Black]], Vengeance Made Flesh
 
* [[Mary the Black]], Vengeance Made Flesh
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;[[Brujah]]
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;[[Brujah]]:
* [[Natalya Svyatoslav]], Byzantine Autokrator
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* [[Natalya Svyatoslav]], Byzantine {{w|Autokrator}}
 
* [[Nerea of Spain]]
 
* [[Nerea of Spain]]
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;[[Caitiff]]
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;[[Caitiff]]:
 
* [[Stanislav]], Prophet of [[Gehenna (event)|Gehenna]]
 
* [[Stanislav]], Prophet of [[Gehenna (event)|Gehenna]]
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;[[Followers of Set]]
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;[[Followers of Set]]:
 
* [[Aimery de Versey]], The Hidden Viper
 
* [[Aimery de Versey]], The Hidden Viper
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;[[Gangrel (VTM)|Gangrel]]
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;[[Gangrel (VTM)|Gangrel]]:
 
* Baron [[Thomas Feroux]]
 
* Baron [[Thomas Feroux]]
 
* [[Anna Sgorina]], Byzantine Envoy
 
* [[Anna Sgorina]], Byzantine Envoy
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;[[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
 
* [[Tommaso Brexiano]], [[Amicus Noctis]]
 
* [[Tommaso Brexiano]], [[Amicus Noctis]]
 
* [[Gabriella of Genoa]], The Latin Dissenter
 
* [[Gabriella of Genoa]], The Latin Dissenter
* [[Lucita de Aragon]]
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* [[Lucita de Aragón]]
* [[Narses]], Prince of Venice and Archbishop of Nod
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* [[Narses]], Prince of [[Venice (WOD)|Venice]] and [[Archbishop of Nod]]
 
* [[Peter the Humble]], Dark Acolyte
 
* [[Peter the Humble]], Dark Acolyte
 
* [[Khadijah Saadeh]], [[Ashirra]] Envoy
 
* [[Khadijah Saadeh]], [[Ashirra]] Envoy
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;[[Malkavian (VTM)|Malkavian]]
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;[[Malkavian (VTM)|Malkavian]]:
 
* [[Gari]], Mad Prince of Zara
 
* [[Gari]], Mad Prince of Zara
 
* [[Gregorius Dimities]]
 
* [[Gregorius Dimities]]
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;[[Nosferatu (VTM)|Nosferatu]]
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;[[Nosferatu (VTM)|Nosferatu]]:
* [[Malachite]], Rock of Constantinople
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* [[Malachite]], Rock of [[Constantinople (WOD)|Constantinople]]
 
* [[Nicolo]], Wretch of Venice
 
* [[Nicolo]], Wretch of Venice
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;[[Toreador (VTM)|Toreador]]
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;[[Toreador (VTM)|Toreador]]:
* [[Michael (VTM)|Michael]] the Patriarch, Father of Constantinople
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* [[Michael (Toreador)|Michael the Patriarch]], Father of Constantinople
;[[Tremere (VTM)|Tremere]]
 
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;[[Tremere (VTM)|Tremere]]:
 
* [[Lempi Mannisenmaki]]
 
* [[Lempi Mannisenmaki]]
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;[[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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* [[Erzebet Toth]], The Lesser Child
 
* [[Erzebet Toth]], The Lesser Child
 
* [[Myca Vykos]]
 
* [[Myca Vykos]]
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;[[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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;Others
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;Others:
 
* [[Gauthier de Dampiere]], Hound of the Lord
 
* [[Gauthier de Dampiere]], Hound of the Lord
 
* [[Rodrigue de Navarre]]
 
* [[Rodrigue de Navarre]]
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* [[Kilian Toth]], Usurper Slave
 
* [[Kilian Toth]], Usurper Slave
   
==References==
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==Terminology==
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(...)
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Latest revision as of 22:17, 2 February 2020

For the event, see Bitter Crusade (event)

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

Written by James Maliszewski.

Chapter Two: Fiendish Winter

Written by Zach Bush.

Chapter Three: Dying Embers

Written by James Maliszewski.

Chapter Four: Dramatic Personae

Appendix: Come to Dust

Written by Joshua Mosquiera-Asheim.

Background Information

(...)

Memorable Quotes

(...)

Characters

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

Terminology

(...)


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