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The Puttanesca (formerly Putanesca) are a bloodline of the Hecata, formerly being one of the minor families of the vampiric clan Giovanni.


The Puttanesca's very name translates as "of the whore"; they are a Sicilian family of low-rent criminals, pimps, and thugs with ties to the Mafia that the Giovanni acquired in the 1660s to do the family's "dirty work". Largely ignorant of necromancy, the average Puttanesca has a temper that would even put a Brujah to shame. Not the type to forgive and forget, they are consumed with the concept of vendetta and are usually employed by the clan as leverage against enemies.

In an effort by the Giovanni to compartmentalize and divest their direct connections to organized crime into a separate component, the Puttanesca were recognized as their own bloodline within the Hecata at the Family Reunion.

Bloodline Abilities (V5)

As a member of Clan Hecata, a Puttanesca can purchase the following abilities:

  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Friends in Low Places: The Puttanesca has street connections, manifesting in the form of 2 dots available to be spread in Allies and Resources and able to be reallocated at the start of each story, although they are subject to police scrutiny.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Show Your Belly: The Puttanesca is a shrewd operator at appearing less threatening than they really are, receiving three bonus dice in rolls to convince others not to act against them.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Show Your Fists: The Puttanesca is a physical and mental force to be reckoned with, receiving two bonus dice to Intimidation rolls and Melee attacks against mortals.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Get the Squad Together: Once per story, the Puttanesca can get their gang together for a brawl. This can include any Puttanesca Kindred, as well as 5-dot mortal Allies, and an automatic success in rolls to convince other characters that the encounter is necessary.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.png The Don: The Puttanesca is highly respected among their peers in the bloodline and in the Hecata, gaining three additional dots in criminal Influence, Status, and Resources, though they are of course not completely inconspicuous in the eyes of the law.


Vampire: The Masquerade bloodlines
Ahrimanes · Anda · Baali · Blood Brothers · Caitiff · Children of Osiris · Danava · Daughters of Cacophony · Gargoyles · Kiasyd · Lhiannan · Maeghar · Nictuku · Noiad · Salubri · True Brujah
Antitribu Assamite antitribu · Brujah antitribu · Gangrel antitribu (City · Country) · Lasombra antitribu · Malkavian antitribu · Nosferatu antitribu · Panders · Ravnos antitribu · Salubri antitribu · Serpents of the Light (Setite antitribu) · 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 · Assamites (Sorcerers · Viziers) · Azaneali · Daitya · Dominate Malkavians · Gangrel (Aquarii · Greek) · Old Clan Tzimisce · Phuri Dae (Brahmin) · Telyavelic Tremere · Tlacique · Volgirre · Warrior Setites · Wu Zao
Laibon legacies Akunanse · Bonsam · Guruhi · Ishtarri · Impundulu · Kinyonyi · Mla Watu · Naglopers · Nkulu Zao · Osebo · Ramanga · Shango · Xi Dundu