Methuselah: A vampire of the Fourth and Fifth Generations, who has lived for a thousand years or more.[1]


A Methuselah is a fourth or fifth Generation elder who has existed for at least a millennium or more. Many of these elders are generally old enough to have known their clan Antediluvian personally, and usually serve as lieutenants in the Jyhad. The term is also used to refer to elders who have very little to do with the Camarilla or Sabbat: their machinations are far deeper, subtler, and more terrifying. Methuselahs tend to fall into the borderline unplayable characters for Vampire: they often break the rules as they exist, (e.g., Mithras surviving his diablerie by Monty Coven).

A methuselah has several traits that betray him to those who know what to look for. Their speech is in general tinted with an accent of their native dialect, which, otherwise, has not survived the centuries. Their unconscious body movement has completely stopped, and many could be confused with statues when they do not move.[2] Many have also reached a point where the kine's blood can no longer nourish them, forcing them to feed on other vampires.

Known Methuselahs[edit | edit source]

Assamites[edit | edit source]

Brujah[edit | edit source]

Cappadocian[edit | edit source]

Followers of Set[edit | edit source]

Gangrel[edit | edit source]

Lasombra[edit | edit source]

Malkavian[edit | edit source]

Nosferatu[edit | edit source]

Ravnos[edit | edit source]

Toreador[edit | edit source]

Tzimisce[edit | edit source]

Ventrue[edit | edit source]

Unknown Clan[edit | edit source]

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