Jerusalem by Night is a supplement for Vampire: The Dark Ages that covers the Holy Land by way of the Kindred, including those who came from the west by way of the Second Crusade.

Summary

From the White Wolf catalog:

The City of God
It sits at the crossroads of the world. Held by Islam, open to Christian pilgrims and longed for by the Children of Israel, Jerusalem is the magnet that draws three faiths to one place. It is here that East and West collide bloodily, where palmers from England and hashishin about their business can pass in the street. And it is here that Cainites gather, drawn by a power far greater than they can comprehend or fight.
Afflicted by the Curse of Caine
Enter Jerusalem by Night and learn its ways. Discover the ancient alliances and enmities that have outlasted kingdoms and Crusades. Meet the Cainites who have seen millennia from their perch atop David's city, and pay them homage. But beware, for while everyone is drawn to Jerusalem, only one can possess it.

Contents

Aftermath

The Crusades have been no easier on the Kindred of Jerusalem than the mortals.

In Through the Lion's Gate: An Introduction

The purpose of the book, how to use it (and how not to use it), and references for getting a better feel for the game's atmosphere.

The Holy City: The History of Jerusalem

The history of Jerusalem, including how Kindred entered into the Holy City, were nearly wiped out by the followers of Baal, and how their gained their influence.

Faith and Ferver: Society and Culture

The diverse cultures and religions of Jerusalem in more detail.

The Streets of the Holy City: Geography

How to navigate the medieval city of Jerusalem, from gate to gate.

The Swarming Hosts: The Cainites of Jerusalem

The vampires who dwell within Jerusalem. There are a lot of Assamites.

Builded Among These Dark Satanic Mills: Storytelling in Jerusalem

The main ideas, moods, and themes to be expected in a Jerusalem-based campaign, as well as a few ideas to get a Storyteller started.

Background Information

A disclaimer at the beginning notes this book is not for those sensitive to religious issues, particularly to those involving Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Memorable Quotes

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Characters

Assamites
Brujah
  • Etheria, a former nun based in Bethlehem
  • Boniface, Etheria's childe, a former priest
  • Azif, a militant Muslim
  • Jared, Azif's childe, a former Hospitaller
  • Yusuf, Azif's childe, a merchant
Cappadocians
  • Abraham, an obsessive Torah scholar
  • Adam, Abraham's childe
  • Marcus, a former Roman soldier with a habit of destroying holy sites
Gangrel
  • Canis, a Gangrel who chooses to live full-time in a canine form.
  • Hakkon, a Viking warrior on the run
Lasombra
Malkavian
  • Al-Hakim, "The Lizard," the former caliph of Cairo, he believes himself to be Allah come to Earth.
  • Brother Bernardus, a monk given to speaking in tongues
  • Jeanette d'Avignon, a seer with a split personality
Nosferatu
  • Kothar, protector of the leper colony at Hinnom
  • Ephraim, Kothar's childe
  • Hannah, Ephraim's childe
Ravnos
Salubri
Setites
Toreador
  • Elsh, Phoenician architect, one of Jerusalem's oldest Cainites
  • Duyal al-Malatya, an Arab Muslim calligrapher
Tremere
Tzimisce
Ventrue

Terminology

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