Authors: Craig Bolin, Robert Hatch, Richard Dansky
Editor: Allison Sturms
Developer: Justin Achilli
Art Director: Lawrence Snelly
Layout & Typesetting: Richard Thomas
Front Cover art: John Bolton
Front & Back Cover design: Richard Thomas, Robby Poore
Interior Art: Jason Felix, Michael Gaydos, Eric Hotz
Special Thanks to:

Larry "The Therapist" Snelly, for working through my issues on Giovanni.
Andrew “What Closet?” Bates, for remaining firmly therein.
Phil "Back to Your Tower" Brucato, for the Mage historical game name brouhaha. In E-mail. At length.
Katie "Out, Out, Damned Book!" McCaskill, for working on the Wild West layout until smoke seeped from her eyes. Oh, wait, that was the cigarettes....
Charles "Enforcer" Bailey, for keeping those receivables coming in by whatever means necessary.
Brian "Dick Clark" Petkash, for cuttin' loose on the GAMA dance floors.
Mike "Bargain Basement" Tinney, for the less expensive option on my Henry Rollins book proposal.
Rob "Merc for Hire" Hatch, for knowing the bottom line in all affairs.
Fred "Rescue Me" Yelk, for catching the Madonna bug at Old Wave.

Publisher: White Wolf Publishing
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: 1997
Pages: 100
Years Covered: 1197 CE
Publication #: WW 02807
Online: Bullet-rpg
Price: PDF: $15.00

Libellus Sanguinis: Masters of the State is the first in a series of sourcebooks that detail the clans of Vampire: The Dark Ages. Volume I covers the Tzimisce, Ventrue, and Lasombra.


From the White Wolf catalog:

Born to Rule
These lands are mine, childer; mine for as far as your Cainite eyes can see. Who defended them when the barbarian hordes clamored to the north? Who fought off the howling infidels to the east? Who put down countless insurrections, both of Cainite and kine contrivance? It was I, my sons and daughters. I, who gave myself wholly unto my lands and their people; for their people are my people. My service is both a privilege and a responsibility, childer – as I am a master of the state.
Reborn to the Night
Libellus Sanguinis I includes:


Introduction: How to Use this BookEdit

Book One: Magisters - The LasombraEdit

Details on the Lasombra, the medieval structure of the Clan, their involvement in mortal politics, their relation to mortal faith and the practice of Obtenebration.

Book Two: Fiends - The TzimisceEdit

Details about the Tzimisce, the internal divisions of feuds of their number, their distinct culture, practices like Koldunic Sorcery, and their Revenant servants.

Book Three: Patricians - The VentrueEdit

Details about the Ventrue, their internal structure during the Dark Ages, their political influence, and their perceived duty to other Cainites.

Background InformationEdit


Memorable QuotesEdit






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