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The Naglopers are one of the legacies of Laibon.

Overview

Taking their name from the Khoikhoin word for "evil sorcerer", the Naglopers live up to their reputation as the most horrifying of the Laibon. They allow the Beast to dominate them, leading them into causing any debauchery one can imagine, and some were only thought possible in nightmares. Torture is a particular favorite of most Naglopers, particularly on those who intrude into their personal territory. The other Laibon generally steer clear of the Horrors as much as possible. Strong lone-wolf types are the favorite target for a Nagloper Embrace.

The Naglopers have their origins with the Bonsam Legacy common in the Dark Ages. As the bloodline was dying out, one group in South Africa attempted to thicken their blood using the vitae of an exploring Tzimisce, and the group became associated with the Nagloper name.

The Bonsam were closely tied with the asanbonsam of Ashanti legend, a horrific creature resembling a man with hooked feet. The asanbonsam would use their appendages to reach down and snatch passerby to feast on their bodies. The Naglopers have been known to reshape their lower bodies with Vicissitude to do this as well, but a favorite torture is to take a victim, reshape them into the asanbonsam form, and promise to restore them if they act out the legend on innocents. More often than not, a torture victim will end up ghouled, dead, or the target of further, more horrific tortures.

As well as Vicissitude, the Naglopers have much in common with Clan Tzimisce. Like the Fiends, the Naglopers must burrow into the earth and rest there at least once a day or be weakened. Unlike the Tzimisce, the Naglopers do not need to rest in the earth of their birthplace.

Background Information

The original outline of VTM: Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom Buy it from DriveThruRPG! confirms that the Nagloper legacy is intended to be a Tzimisce bloodline.

Trivia

In real life, Nagloper is from the Afrikaans term nag-loper or "night walker", and is a loan word used by the Khoikhoi to refer to evil sorcerers.

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Vampire: The Masquerade bloodlines
Ahrimanes · Anda · Baali · Blood Brothers · Caitiff · Children of Osiris · Danava · Daughters of Cacophony · Gargoyles · Kiasyd · Lhiannan · Nictuku · Noiad · Salubri · True Brujah
Sabbat antitribu Assamite antitribu · Brujah antitribu · Coyotes · Country Gangrel · Malkavian antitribu · Nosferatu antitribu · Panders · Ravnos antitribu · Salubri antitribu · Serpents of the Light · Toreador antitribu · Tremere antitribu · Ventrue antitribu
Hecata bloodlines Giovanni (Dunsirn · Milliner · Pisanob · Puttanesca · Rossellini) · Harbingers of Ashur (Cappadocians + Harbingers of Skulls) · Lamia · Nagaraja · Samedi
Clan variants Angellis Ater · Assamite sorcerers · Assamite viziers · Azaneali · Daitya · Gangrel aquarii · Greek Gangrel · Knights of the Moon · Lasombra antitribu · Old Clan Tzimisce · Phuri Dae (Brahmin) · Telyavelic Tremere · Tlacique · Vipers · Wu Zao
Laibon legacies Akunanse · Bonsam · Guruhi · Ishtarri · Impundulu · Kinyonyi · Mla Watu · Naglopers · Nkulu Zao · Osebo · Ramanga · Shango · Xi Dundu
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