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Authors: Bruce Baugh, Michael Butler, Chris Hartford, Steve Kenson, James Kiley, Joshua Mosqueira Asheim, Adam Tinworth
Additional Material: Justin Achilli, Philippe Boulle (chapter prologues), Myranda Kalis, Sarah Roark, Lucien Soulban, C.A. Suleiman, Marne L. Vanyo
Vampire and the World of Darkness created by: Mark Rein•Hagen
Storyteller Game System designed by: Mark Rein•Hagen
Development: Philippe Boulle
Editor: Carl Bowen
Art Direction: Becky Jollensten, Richard Thomas
Interior Art: John Bolton, Mike Chaney, Mike Danza, Eric Hotz, Brian LeBlanc, Vince Locke, Rik Martin, William O'Connor, Mark Smylie, James Stowe, Drew Tucker
Cover Design: Becky Jollensten
Cartography: Eric Hotz
Layout & Typesetting: Becky Jollensten
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: July 15, 2002
Pages: 320
Years Covered: 1230 CE
Publication #: WW 20000
Reference #: ISBN 1-58846-276-5
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Price: Print: $24.99
PDF: $17.99

Dark Ages: Vampire is the revised corebook for the Dark Ages line, detailing the reality of vampires during the Dark Medieval period. It takes place approximately thirty years after the previous corebook, Vampire: The Dark Ages.

SummaryEdit

From the White Wolf catalog:

The Long Night is Over
The diablerie of Saulot, the waking of Mithras, the destruction of Michael the Patriarch, the return of the Dracon – it all means the time of reflection is over. The Inquisition stirs and the time to act is now. Across Europe, monarchs of the night set princes and barons at each other's undying throats. Young vampires take to the field ready to claim their domain and become powerful lords in their own right. Blood calls to blood.
The War of Princes Begins
The Dark Medieval is a very different time than the modern Final Nights. Cainites group in clans high and low, swear fealty to ancient vampiric monarchs and follow their roads of enlightenment in the same way mortals do religions. Ashen priests and princes face off in a violent world lit only by torches and fear. Dark Ages: Vampire is your complete guide to this time.

ContentsEdit

Prelude: A Sacrament of CaineEdit

Written by Philippe Boulle (framing story) and Joshua Mosqueira Asheim (angelic revelations). A sermon based on fragments from the Book of Nod.

IntroductionEdit

Written by Philippe Boulle. What the new edition of Vampire in the Dark Medieval period is all about.

Chapter One: A Dark AgeEdit

Written by Joshua Mosqueira Asheim. Basic information on being a vampire, the atmosphere of the period, the politics and rules of the Damned during this time period, historical bits of interest that lead to many of the policies of the age, and a lexicon with both general and Dark Ages specific terms.

Chapter Two: The Clans of CaineEdit

Written by Adam Tinworth (Clans Brujah, Gangrel, Nosferatu, Toreador), Myranda Kalis (Clan Tzimisce), Sarah Roark (Clan Tremere), Lucien Soulban (Followers of Set, Clan Malkavian), C.A. Suleiman (Clan Assamite, Lasombra), and Marne L. Vanyo (Clan Ravnos, Ventrue).

More details about each of the sets of clans; the High Clans (Brujah, Cappadocian, Lasombra, Toreador, Tzimisce, and Ventrue) and the Low Clans (Assamite, Followers of Set, Gangrel, Malkavian, Nosferatu, Ravnos, and Tremere)

Chapter Three: The RoadsEdit

Written by Steve Kenson. Details on each of the Roads that the Kindred of the period attempt to follow during this era.

Chapter Four: Rules of the GameEdit

All that fancy dice-rolling stuff you do in order to play.

Chapter Five: Characters and TraitsEdit

Written by Bruce Baugh. How to make your very own creature of the night.

Chapter Six: DisciplinesEdit

Written by James Kiley. The Medieval-era powers of the Kindred.

Chapter Seven: DramaEdit

Written by Chris Hartford. All that fancy dice-rolling stuff you do in order to play.

Chapter Eight: StorytellingEdit

Written by Michael Butler. The intrigue and juicy bits that make the game interesting.

Chapter Nine: Allies and AntagonistsEdit

Written by Steve Kenson. Friends and foes in the Medieval eras, including Inquisitors and supernaturals.

AppendixEdit

Merits and Flaws, traits for common animals, character sheet, and index.

Epilogue: On The ThresholdEdit

This is only the beginning of the troubles of the Dark Ages...

Background InformationEdit

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Memorable QuotesEdit

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CharactersEdit

TerminologyEdit

Carthage (WOD), High Clan, Low Clan, Via Bestiae, Via Caeli, Via Humanitatis, Via Peccati, Via Regalis, War of Princes


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