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See also: Clanbook: Assamite Revised

Clanbook: Assamite is a sourcebook for the Assamite clan for Vampire: The Masquerade.

Summary

From the White Wolf catalog:

Feared by all yet courted by many, refusing outside allegiances yet willing to hunt Kindred for a payment of blood, the Assamites are among the most reclusive clans. Once hunted, these vampire assassins are now sought out by the Kindred to dispose of their enemies. Fearful takes are told of their skill in hunting the most dangerous prey, their bravery in combat, and their fierce loyalty to their clan. Yet the tellers of these tales do not guess at the truth: the millennia of warfare, the roots of the Jyhad, and the clan mysteries which no outsider has ever seen.
Clanbook: Assamite includes:
  • The history of the clan, from the First City to the present day
  • The clan's treasures, beliefs and internal culture
  • New Skills, Quietus powers and advanced combat rules.

Content

Introduction

Unlike previous Clanbooks, this chapter starts with an internal letter between two members of the Society of Leopold. There is a exert of a CIA report, a exert of a religious text which has lines underlined, and an exert from the book Memoirs of the North-West Frontier.

Chapter One: History

General history of the the clan. How they began, their golden age, their conflict with the Camarilla, and what their status was at the time of this sourcebooks writing. There is a copy of the Treaty of Tyre, 1496, its wording and what is thought about it in practical terms.

Chapter Two: Culture and Traditions

This chapter deals talks about becoming an Assamite, the training , the Clan structure, and the Khabar. The Path of Blood is introduced. There is a section for Clan treasures. There are new Assamite specific Merits and Flaws. Elder Quietus powers are given as well as Thaumaturgy Rituals specifically used by the Clan. There is a section detailing an optional combat system, Secondary abilities specifically for Assamite characters and New Weapons used by Assamites. Finally the chapter ends with some advice about Assamite Characters relationship with non-Assamite characters.

Chapter Three: Inside and Outside

This chapter explains the internal factions of the Clan and also the Clan's attitudes to the other clans and denizens of the World.

Chapter Four: Character Templates

  • Playboy
  • Holy Warrior
  • Psycho Killer
  • Professional
  • Sportsman
  • Mercenary
  • Angel of Death
  • Avenger
  • Gamester
  • Scholar

Appendix: Assamites of Note

Background Information

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Memorable Quotes

People say we've got the power, the phrase, I think, is hearts and minds. Never mind where we came from, we've left our history books behind. Not so much teachers as fighters, and what we teach is how to fight.

- Horslips, The Power and the Glory

Who spills the foremost foeman's life, his party conquers in the strife.

- Sir Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake

The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them.

- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.

-General Ben Chidlaw

Better that we should die fighting than be outraged and dishonored. Better to die than live in slavery.

- Emmeline Pankhurst, British campaigner for votes for women

To Choose one's victim, to prepare one's plan minutely, to slake an implacable vengeance, and then go to bed... There is nothing sweeter in the world.

- Josef Stalin

Power is not revealed by striking hard or striking often, but by striking true.

- Honore de Balzac

An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.

- Montesquieu

Everything fades away to the color of blood.

- Hollyfaith, "Color of Blood"

Characters

Terminology

Book of Achem, The Path of Blood, Marijava (Ghoul family); Clan Structure: Fida'i, Rafiq, Silsila, Du'at. The Master; Clan Treasure: The Heartblood of the Clan; Alchemical Weapons: Plague Dust, Bitter Dust, Bloodwater Dust, Accursed Dust; Relics: Kali's Fang, The Ancestor's Talisman, The Arrows of Vengeance; Factions: Traditionals, Progressives, Militants, Moderates, The Antitribu, The Warriors, The Scholars, The Magi

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