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Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras is the first supplement of the three Dark Eras books. Rulewise, it is mixed between First Edition and Second Edition, containing all gamelines that were published at the time of its development.


From the Onyx Path schedule:

The Darkness Is Always With Us
We have shared the world with monsters for millennia.In the time of Alexander the God-King, mages fought their secret wars. In Elizabeth’s London, vampires built their own empire brick by bloody brick. Before the founding of America, hunters fought enemies within and without. And in the Cold War, as the clock ticked towards Armageddon, we could have been damned by fallen angels.
Secrets Revealed

Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras reveals the world throughout its long and storied past. Through sixteen eras, you’ll learn the secret history of the world, from the flame-lit tales of the Neolithic to the drug-fueled rebellion of the 1970s. Delve into the past, and learn that the Chronicles of Darkness began long before the modern nights.

Dark Eras includes historical settings for Chronicles of Darkness game lines:


In the introduction, the book provides a basic summary of the settings expanded on later. Additionally, it elucidates on the themes of Death and Tragedy, and of Man's Inhumanity to Man. Finally, alternate skills are provided to replace those irrelevant in earlier ages (Archery for Firearms, Ride for Drive, and Enigmas for Computers) and alternate rules are written for others (Academics, Larceny, Medicine, Science, and Streetwise).

The Sundered World

Mage: The Awakening/Werewolf: The Forsaken, 5500-5000 BCE:


To the Strongest

Mage: The Awakening, 330-320 BCE:


Three Kingdoms of Darkness

Geist: The Sin-Eaters/Changeling: The Lost, 220-280 CE:


The Wolf and the Raven

Werewolf: The Forsaken/Geist: The Sin-Eaters, 700-1100 CE:


After the Fall

Demon: The Descent, 1453-1458 CE:


Beneath the Skin

Skinchangers/Demon: The Descent, 1486-1502 CE:


Requiem for Regina

Vampire: The Requiem/Changeling: The Lost, 1593 CE:


Fallen Blossoms

Hunter: The Vigil, 1640-1660 CE:


Lily, Sabre and Thorn

Changeling: The Lost, 1600s-early 1700s CE:


Doubting Souls

Hunter: The Vigil, 1690-1695 CE:


A Grimm Dark Era

Changeling: The Lost, 1812-1820 CE:


The Ruins of Empire

Mummy: The Curse, 1893-1924 CE:


A Handful of Dust

Promethean: The Created, 1933-1940 CE:


God's Own Country

Geist: The Sin-Eaters, 1950s CE:


Into the Cold

Demon: The Descent, 1961 CE:


The Bowery Dogs

Werewolf: The Forsaken, 1969-1979 CE:


Background Information

Memorable Quotes


See individual settings' pages for associated characters.



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