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Cairo by Night is a sourcebook for Vampire: The Masquerade about the culture and secrets of the Kindred of Cairo.


From the White Wolf catalog:

Ancients in an Ancient City
Older than both of the warring sects combined, Cairo sits perched atop the Nile like a pharaoh upon a throne, but all is not well in the city. Ancient conspiracies play out nightly while the Caitiff prince struggles with the resident Kindred's issues of faith. Cairo hides a myriad of secrets from itself as well as its shadowy denizens.
Cairo by Night includes:
  • A complete setting for Vampire stories
  • Story hooks appropriate for characters of any age or power level
  • Opportunities to make characters a vital part of undead society in one of the world's oldest cities


Introduction: The Pulse of Millennia

A summary of the book, a quick overview of the real Cairo and its people, a lexicon, and recommend books, music, and film to set and get a feel for the mood.

Chapter One: Sins of the Fathers: A History of Cairo

Because of Set, the Kindred (and particularly the Followers of Set) have had a long-running hold in Cairo and Egypt in general. The history is greatly detailed from the ancient days to the coming of Islam and into modern nights.

Chapter Two: Blood and Sand: Geography and the Undead

The nine Cainite social zones of Cairo, or khittas, dictate how much of Kindred society is run there. As always, however, there are those who do not want to follow the rules. Many of the khittas are run by one clan; alongside the Setites, other clans of note include the Assamites, Nosferatu, and Ventrue.

Chapter Three: Brothers in Arms: Pyramids of Power

Notes on the major Kindred organizations that work within Cairo, such as the Ashirra, the Hajj, and Allah Walid, as well as notable mortal societies.

Chapter Four: Dead Among the Dead: The Damned of Cairo

The famous and infamous Kindred of Cairo, as well as information on the Thaumaturgy path Soul of the Serpent.

Chapter Five: Ummel-Dunya: Storytelling Cairo

Suggestions and tips on creating Cairo based chronicles, including major themes and ideas such as the Islamic religion, the mysteries of ancient Egypt, and the major influence of the Assamites and Setites.

Appendix: Shadows in Dust: The Hidden Host

The secret and ancient Kindred who survive, biding their time for a takeover.

Background Information

This is the Vampire: The Masquerade entry for the Year of the Scarab.

Memorable Quotes



The Hajj
Akhiya Futuwa
  • Waulkeen, visionary and leader of the Caitiffs
  • Najat, Waulkeen's beloved
  • Sparrow
  • Adri the Seeker - a Ravnos masquerading as a Caitiff
Followers of Set
  • Izzat al-Khunzir - nationalist elder
  • Umm Nadji - a Setite sex worker
  • David Mooreland - a Setite cult leader
  • Sadiq al-Farigh, a trader in favors
  • DJ Too-Tone - a Setite musician
  • Acthoes - a Setite
  • Kahina the Sorceress - one of the two heads of the Dream Court
  • Shirkol - an envoy to the Dream Court from the Court of Steel and Sky
  • The Sleeping Lord - plague-ridden lord of the Dream Court, in torpor
  • Nazrudin the Wise - a Malkavian "prophet" and pawn of al Ussa
  • Aziz, Prince of Riddles - a Malkavian tale-spinner who may have achieved Golconda
  • Assad Salhoum - spy of the Camarilla
  • Sylvia Kilver - ally of Setite sorcerers
  • Hyapatia - rival of Sylvia
  • Kasper von Aupfholme - Hyapatia's sire, currently missing
  • Andreas LeCompte - leader of the Cairene Toreador
  • Fahd al-Zawba'a - self-appointed "hero"
  • Muhandis - architect and warrior against the Baali
True Brujah
  • Sheridan Foster - leader of the local Ventrue
  • Hussein al-Husseini - Foster's right-hand man
  • Afifa, the Herald - a pregnant Caitiff


Akhiya Futuwa, Akritai, Allah Walid, Alnilam, Arcanum (WOD), Ashirra, Cult of Isis, Dream Court, Hajj (VTM), Ikhwan al-Safa, Lilin, Society of Leopold, Week of the Midnight Sun

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