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The Dark Medieval, or Dark Medieval World, is the time period in which the Dark Ages line of World of Darkness books is set.


At it broadest, the time frame of the Dark Medieval era extends as far back as the Viking invasions of the 9th century and as late as the outbreak of the Black Plague in the 14th century. In Vampire-specific terms, the Dark Medieval era encompasses the Long Night (as depicted in the setting of Vampire: The Dark Ages) and the War of Princes (as depicted in Dark Ages: Vampire and V20 Dark Ages). The Dark Ages setting specifically focuses on Europe in the time period from the end of the 12th century to the middle of the 13th century, laying in the shadows of "contemporary" real-world events ranging from the Third Crusade to the Mongol invasion of Europe.

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