Authors: Justin Achilli, Jason Feldstein, Joddie Gray, Will Hindmarch, Ari Marmell, Voronica Whitney-Robinson
Vampire and the World of Darkness created by Mark Rein•Hagen
Storyteller Game System Design: Mark Rein•Hagen
Additional Material: Dale Donovan, Alan I. Kravit, James Lowder
Developer: Justin Achilli
Editor: Carl Bowen
Art Direction: Richard Thomas
Layout & Typesetting: Kieran Yanner
Interior Art: Guy Davis, Michael Gaydos, Leif Jones, Vince Locke, Ken Meyer, Jr., Christopher Shy, Drew Tucker, Kirk Van Wormer, Conan Venus
Back Cover Art: Leif Jones
Front & Back Cover Design: Kieran Yanner
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: April 28, 2003
Pages: 206
Publication #: WW 02441
Reference #: ISBN 1-58846-239-0
Online: Bullet-rpg Bullet-nip
Price: Print: $34.49/$29.49
PDF: $18.00

Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom is a sourcebook for Vampire: The Masquerade about the legacies and culture of the Laibon, the Kindred of Africa.


From the White Wolf catalog:

Domains Long Hidden
Africa has long been a bastion of mystery in the World of Darkness. Finally, the domains south of the Sahara are revealed - and the laws of Western Kindred hold no water here. Out of the Kingdom of the secretive Laibon come the monstrous Guruhi, the atavistic Naglopers and the wise Akunanse - and untold other horrors.
Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom includes:
  • An entirely new take on the Kindred social structure
  • The history and regional affairs of Africa with particular regard to the indigenous vampires
  • New traits, magical powers and interpretations of the Kindred Disciplines


Chapter One: The Ebony KingdomEdit

A quick introduction to the purpose of Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom, followed by basic information on the population and history of Africa, notes on Laibon societies, domains, magaji, and kholo, and a lexicon of terms. These are followed by the roles and social connections of each of the legacies, and then by the Tenets that all Laibon attempt to live by. This is followed by "How Cagn Earned the Wrath of the Lion and the Sun", the Laibon creation story.

Chapter Two: LegaciesEdit

The eight main Laibon legacies in more detail, including their backgrounds, weaknesses, and organizations.

Chapter Three: Character CreationEdit

How to create a Laibon character from scratch. Includes information on adjusted Abilities, revamped Backgrounds, new Backgrounds, Merits and Flaws, and information on the Laibon traits of Orun and Aye.

Chapter Four: Disciplines and other WitcheryEdit

Information on the new Discipline of Abombwe, the Abombo path of Necromancy, the Laibon versions of Auspex, Dur-An-Ki, and Vicissitude, and notes on other changes made to the more "standard" Disciplines. Also includes information on creating Laibon Artifacts.

Chapter Five: GeographyEdit

The geography, society, and issues of Africa, and how they affect the Laibon in their night-to-night life.

Chapter Six: StorytellingEdit

Suggestions and rules for running a Laibon campaign, and notes on themes and moods that prevail in an African-based chronicle.

Chapter Seven: Antagonists and BestiaryEdit

The creatures, supernaturals, and mortals that confront and endanger the existence of the Laibon.

Appendix: Minor Legacies and ClansEdit

Notes on the four minor Laibon legacies: the Malkavians, the Mla Watu, the Nkulu Zao, and the Ventrue.

Background InformationEdit

Shortly before the release of the book, a link on the White Wolf website "accidentally" pointed to the outline for the book. It served to justifiably wet people's appetites, although some information (such as confirmation as to which Legacy derived from which clan) was provided which otherwise was not explicitly stated in the book.

Memorable QuotesEdit



  • Cagn - The original Laibon. Wonder if he's similar to any other famous vampires?


Abombwe, Akunanse, Aye, Followers of Set, Guruhi, Ishtarri, Kholo, Kinyonyi, Laibon, Legacy (VTM), Magaji, Malkavian (VTM), Mla Watu, Nagloper, Nkulu Zao, Orun, Osebo, Shango (VTM), Tenets, Ventrue (VTM), Xi Dundu

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