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|plural = Lasombra
 
|plural = Lasombra
 
|pronounce = luh-SOHM-bra
 
|pronounce = luh-SOHM-bra
|nicknames = The Night Clan, Abyss Mystics, Keepers, Magisters, Shadows, Traitors, Turncoats
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|nicknames = The Night Clan, Abyss Mystics, Keepers,
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Magisters, Shadows,
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Traitors,
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Turncoats
 
|antediluvian = [[Lasombra Antediluvian]]
 
|antediluvian = [[Lasombra Antediluvian]]
 
|faction =
 
|faction =
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|faction = Anti-[[Infernalism (WOD)|Infernalists]]
 
|faction = Anti-[[Infernalism (WOD)|Infernalists]]
 
|disciplines = [[Daimonion]], [[Obtenebration (VTM)|Obtenebration]]<br />and either [[Potence]], [[Presence (VTM)|Presence]] or [[Dominate (VTM)|Dominate]],
 
|disciplines = [[Daimonion]], [[Obtenebration (VTM)|Obtenebration]]<br />and either [[Potence]], [[Presence (VTM)|Presence]] or [[Dominate (VTM)|Dominate]],
}}The '''Angellis Ater''' are an odd [[Bloodline (VTM)|bloodline]] that crosses boundaries between [[Baali]] and Lasombra. They have the same weakness as other Lasombra – they do not cast reflections.
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The '''Angellis Ater''' are an odd [[Bloodline (VTM)|bloodline]] that crosses boundaries between [[Baali]] and Lasombra. They have the same weakness as other Lasombra – they do not cast reflections.
   
 
The bloodline has been around since a least the Middle Ages, descended in part from a powerful Baali called [[Azaneal]]. (See also the [[Baali#Azaneali|Azaneali]]) This monstrous vampire acted as a leader within the Baali line for a time, and twisted the orthodoxy of some [[Kindred (VTM)|Kindred]] enough to create a kind of heresy, one that was all too attractive to the Lasombra. 
 
The bloodline has been around since a least the Middle Ages, descended in part from a powerful Baali called [[Azaneal]]. (See also the [[Baali#Azaneali|Azaneali]]) This monstrous vampire acted as a leader within the Baali line for a time, and twisted the orthodoxy of some [[Kindred (VTM)|Kindred]] enough to create a kind of heresy, one that was all too attractive to the Lasombra. 
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|nicknames = The Faithful
 
|nicknames = The Faithful
 
|faction = [[Ashirra]]
 
|faction = [[Ashirra]]
}}The Arabian Lasombra, or '''Qabilat al-Khayal''' were notable among their Islamic Kindred counterparts in that they were one of the few ''[[Clan (VTM)|bay't]]'' to be majority Christian. Islam took hold in a few places in the clan, especially Iberia, and caused major rifts in the bay't. Those Christian Lasombra in Qabilat al-Khayal lands felt trapped and torn by refusing to adapt to the Islamic religion there. The Islamic ones, however, were some of the most devoted to Islam's cause. The Qabilat al-Khayal even had their own representatives among the [[Amici Noctis]], named the ''Asdiqa' al-Lail''.<ref>{{b|VTDA|Veil of Night|page=126}}</ref>
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The Arabian Lasombra, or '''Qabilat al-Khayal''' were notable among their Islamic Kindred counterparts in that they were one of the few ''[[Clan (VTM)|bay't]]'' to be majority Christian. Islam took hold in a few places in the clan, especially Iberia, and caused major rifts in the bay't. Those Christian Lasombra in Qabilat al-Khayal lands felt trapped and torn by refusing to adapt to the Islamic religion there. The Islamic ones, however, were some of the most devoted to Islam's cause. The Qabilat al-Khayal even had their own representatives among the [[Amici Noctis]], named the ''Asdiqa' al-Lail''.<ref>{{b|VTDA|Veil of Night|page=126}}</ref>
   
 
Even in the Final Nights, there are Lasombra that eschew contact with the Sabbat and remain part of the [[Ashirra]].<ref>{{b|VTM|State of Grace|page=34}}</ref> The collective stance of the Clan to them is not known, but some are protected by edicts from the Friends of the Night themselves, while others have strong allies among the local Kindred.<ref>{{b|WOD|A World of Darkness Second Edition|page=99}}</ref>
 
Even in the Final Nights, there are Lasombra that eschew contact with the Sabbat and remain part of the [[Ashirra]].<ref>{{b|VTM|State of Grace|page=34}}</ref> The collective stance of the Clan to them is not known, but some are protected by edicts from the Friends of the Night themselves, while others have strong allies among the local Kindred.<ref>{{b|WOD|A World of Darkness Second Edition|page=99}}</ref>
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|faction = [[Camarilla (VTM)|Camarilla]]
 
|faction = [[Camarilla (VTM)|Camarilla]]
 
|disciplines = [[Obtenebration (VTM)|Obtenebration]], [[Dominate (VTM)|Dominate]], [[Potence]]
 
|disciplines = [[Obtenebration (VTM)|Obtenebration]], [[Dominate (VTM)|Dominate]], [[Potence]]
}}There are no '''Lasombra ''antitribu''''', at least, not according to the Lasombra themselves. The Sabbat Lasombra deny that "traitors" exist, while the so-called ''antitribu'' see themselves as Lasombra — nothing more, nothing less. Not all Lasombra who disagree with the clan's stance within the Sabbat join the Camarilla – a significant percentage of this relatively small number simply go independent and absent themselves from vampiric politics entirely. The remainder, however, seize for themselves positions of respect and authority – if not prominence – in the Camarilla.
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There are no '''Lasombra ''antitribu''''', at least, not according to the Lasombra themselves. The Sabbat Lasombra deny that "traitors" exist, while the so-called ''antitribu'' see themselves as Lasombra — nothing more, nothing less. Not all Lasombra who disagree with the clan's stance within the Sabbat join the Camarilla – a significant percentage of this relatively small number simply go independent and absent themselves from vampiric politics entirely. The remainder, however, seize for themselves positions of respect and authority – if not prominence – in the Camarilla.
   
 
Philosophically, Camarilla Lasombra differ little from their Sabbat compatriots on a basic level. The ''antitribu'' still fully expect to win the [[Jyhad]]; they just see the Camarilla as a more efficient and effective tool for doing so than the Sabbat is. Distaste for the rabble the Sabbat is encased in shows clearly in the attitudes of the Camarilla Lasombra, as they regard the Sabbat tactic of mass Embraces as wasteful and insulting. Indeed, even the supporters of ''antitribu'' inclusion in the Camarilla see these vampires as haughty, arrogant and impatient. Few suffer fools or incompetent underlings to live, and the penalty for failing an assignment set by a Lasombra ''antitribu'' is often death. The position occupied by these few self-exiled Kindred is an ambiguous one. On one hand, these vampires are Lasombra, the core of the dreaded Sabbat, and no Camarilla vampire is ever completely certain than the defection is a real one. On the other hand, essentially all Lasombra ''antitribu'' are creatures of undeniable power and presence, and are devoted to the destruction of the Sabbat in a way that few other Kindred are. The Camarilla cannot afford to waste these Cainites' talents, powers and knowledge of the enemy but cannot afford to trust them entirely, either.
 
Philosophically, Camarilla Lasombra differ little from their Sabbat compatriots on a basic level. The ''antitribu'' still fully expect to win the [[Jyhad]]; they just see the Camarilla as a more efficient and effective tool for doing so than the Sabbat is. Distaste for the rabble the Sabbat is encased in shows clearly in the attitudes of the Camarilla Lasombra, as they regard the Sabbat tactic of mass Embraces as wasteful and insulting. Indeed, even the supporters of ''antitribu'' inclusion in the Camarilla see these vampires as haughty, arrogant and impatient. Few suffer fools or incompetent underlings to live, and the penalty for failing an assignment set by a Lasombra ''antitribu'' is often death. The position occupied by these few self-exiled Kindred is an ambiguous one. On one hand, these vampires are Lasombra, the core of the dreaded Sabbat, and no Camarilla vampire is ever completely certain than the defection is a real one. On the other hand, essentially all Lasombra ''antitribu'' are creatures of undeniable power and presence, and are devoted to the destruction of the Sabbat in a way that few other Kindred are. The Camarilla cannot afford to waste these Cainites' talents, powers and knowledge of the enemy but cannot afford to trust them entirely, either.
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