Irad, "The Strong", was a Second Generation vampire who was the second childe to be Embraced by Caine.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Caine Embraced Irad at the insistence of Enoch, who desired Kindred brethren.[6]

Irad's strength served as Caine's arm,[6] who would have childer possessing leadership and dominance. The Disciplines of Dominate, Presence, Potence, and Fortitude are common among the Ventrue (VTM), Brujah, Cappadocian, and Lasombra Clans.

Thus, the aptitude of leadership would be passed to the childer thought to be the Ventrue, Brujah, Lasombra, and Cappadocian Antediluvians. These would serve well to be the "Philosopher-Kingship Lineage".

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

2nd Gen. 


 Irad "The Strong" 
3rd Gen. 


Ventru, Progenitor of the Ventrue

Brujah, Progenitor of the Brujah

Cappadocius, Progenitor of the Cappadocians

Lasombra, Progenitor of the Lasombra

Possible Childer[edit | edit source]

  • In The Legend of Irad, at some point in the First City, Irad "The Strong" sought to purge himself of all evil. Using his mastery of Protean, the Ancient gathered all of his evil into a bilious mass of repugnancy and horror, and spat it out. Thus, the world was given the Tzimisce Antediluvian.[citation needed]
  • The Ravnos have conflicting stories as to their origins. Some claim that the Ravnos Progenitor was a childe of Irad. Others profess that he was a direct childe of Caine himself. There is some indication that Ennoia, the progenitor of Gangrel, was Ravnos' sister. Thus, some Ravnos will say that she was also sired by Irad.[7]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Irad might be the biological son of Enoch from a Book of Genesis reference. See Irad.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. VTM: The Book of Nod, p. 130 - The Antediluvians
  2. Most of the Antediluvians are thought to be at least 10,000 years or older. The first signs of a society occured in Sumer around 10,000 BCE. Since Irad was Second Generation living in the time of Enoch, he could have easily been embraced 12,000 years ago.
  3. VTM: The Book of Nod, p. 52 - The Tale of the First City
  4. Supposedly the Antediluvians slew their Second Generation Sires, sometime after the "Great Deluge".
  5. VTM: The Book of Nod, p. 46 - The Tale of the First City
  6. 6.0 6.1 VTM: The Book of Nod, p. 49 - The Tale of the First City
  7. VTM: Clanbook: Ravnos Revised
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