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See also: Clanbook: Ventrue (first edition)

Clanbook: Ventrue Revised is a sourcebook for Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition. The book details the noble clan Ventrue of the Kindred, including their history, secrets, and weaknesses.


From the White Wolf catalog:

Noblesse Oblige
Capitalists, aristocrats, crusaders, and criminals: The Ventrue have assumed the prestigious but demanding role of leaders. Forever in the line of fire, they have sacrificed their comfort for the good of all Kindred. Or is this all an empty ruse that excuses their excess and greed? The proud history and black secrets of the clan reveal the truth.
Clanbook: Ventrue includes:
  • The history and practice of the Kindred's most august clan
  • Hints and tips for making each Ventrue a unique and influential member of vampiric society
  • New Discipline powers, scandals and luminaries of the Clan of Leadership


Introduction: To Fail and Succeed

Fiction. It tells how Matthias Van Dorn influenced Toreador Mackie and Embraced Casper Johnsson.

Chapter One: The Kings of the Kindred

The history of the Ventrue, starting with the Embrace of the Ventrue Antediluvian and his selection as leader by Caine over the other Antediluvians after the Flood. From there, the spread of the Ventrue throughout the world and their influence on human and Cainite history is traced to the Modern Nights.

Chapter Two: The King is Dead, Long Live the King

The current clan organization, including the influence of dignitas, their etiquette and tendencies toward cruelty and exclusivity, their organization and titles from Ephorate to neonate, their Embracing habits, details on their clan weakness of feeding restriction, notes on the Agoge or clan training, and how they handle protocol and disputes inside and outside of the clan. This is followed by the Ventrue view on other clans, notes on their standard Disciplines, including new levels, and new Merits and Flaws.

Chapter Three: Of August Blood

Character templates for the best and brightest, along with the important among the important.

Background Information

This book includes rule adaptations for Mind's Eye Theater.

Memorable Quotes


  • [Ventrue] - The founder of Clan Ventrue, and supposed ruler over all Kindred for a time.


Agoge, Dignitas, Ephorate


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