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Cults of the Blood Gods is a Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition sourcebook.

The book is supplemented by three additional books: Children of the Blood, Forbidden Religions and Trails of Ash and Bone.


Cults of the Blood Gods include:
  • As in-character breakdown of the rise of esoteric beliefs among the ranks of the undead and how faith drives many of the major aspects of vampire culture.
  • A host of religions - from historic theocracies and globe-spanning conspiracies to fringe cults and mortal beliefs arising in the modern nights - introduced for incorporation into your character backgrounds or as supporting casts and antagonist groups in your chronicles
  • The history, structure, and ambitions of the Hecata, the vampire group known as the Clan of the Death, as well as a chapter dedicated to playing a vampire among the Necromancers, and the rituals for their signature Discipline: Oblivion.
  • Guidance on how to use ecclesiastical horror and construct cults in Vampire, making them a vivid backdrop for your own stories, including new coterie styles focused on cult play.
  • Faith-based story hooks and a full chronicle centered on the activities of the Hecata, involving walking corpses, ghosts, ready-made characters, and the secrets of the most twisted family in the World of Darkness.
  • New Loresheets, Backgrounds, and Predator types for inclusion in your chronicles, encouraging player characters to engage fully with the material presented in this book.



Fiction: Just Another Family Dinner

Chapter One: Rise of the Methuselah Cult

Chapter Two: Kindred Religions

Chapter Three: The Cult of Death and Undeath

Chapter Four: Mortal Cults

  • The House of Anteros
  • The Church of Means
  • Leah's Circle
  • The Dread Cult of Eligos
  • The Order of the Broken Branch

Chapter Five: Cult Construction

Chapter Six: Hecata and Oblivion

Chapter Seven: Bloodlines and Loresheets

Chapter Eight: Styx and Bones

Background Information

  • Numerous Kindred cults are featured, such as the Bahari, the Church of Caine, Church of Set, Nephilim, Cult of Shalim, Ashfinders, Los Hijos de Si, the Society of Peaceful Night, and many more. An entire chapter will also be dedicated to providing players and Storytellers with a template to create their own Kindred cults.

Memorable Quotes








The Thin-Bloods




  • The book was fully funded by a Kickstarter campaign which reached its initial goal of $30,000 USD within an hour of going live, surpassing $100,000 in under two weeks and finishing with over $150,000 raised and sixteen stretch goals reached, including the playable story supplement Trails of Ash and Bone (featuring Old Wounds, a political story; The Family and Open Your Eyes, mystery stories; and The Wellspring, a religious story), the bonus cult supplement Forbidden Religions (formerly Forbidden Faiths) (featuring the chapters Pathways to Power, Dreams of Golconda, and Eschatological Thought), and the SPC supplement Faithful Undead, renamed Children of the Blood. The campaign was also able to find funding for increases for the overall art budget as well as bonuses for the writers.
  • The Baali were at one point considered for inclusion in the book, but this was vetoed by Paradox.[1]


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