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Sabbat: The Black Hand is a sourcebook[1] for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition that covers the Sabbat, the fanatical Kindred sect that venerates Caine as their Dark Father.

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From the Renegade Game Studios product page[2]:

Brothers and Sisters in Caine, united under the banner of the Dark Father
An antagonists’ guide to the cultic fanatics of the Sabbat, this book contains everything you need to incorporate the infamous Black Hand faction into your Vampire chronicles. Inside you’ll find descriptions of the Paths of Enlightenment, the foundations of Sabbat identity, information on the Gehenna War, and details on how the Sabbat opposes the dread Antediluvians. You’ll get new tools to expand your chronicles, including Discipline powers, minions and servitors, and the horrifying Ritae of the Sword of Caine.
Sabbat: The Black Hand is a supplement for the Vampire: The Masquerade Roleplaying Game, outlining in detail the lore and background of the Sabbat, including new Paths and Disciplines, its current customs and practices, and new Storyteller resources for a richer Vampire roleplaying experience.



An introduction to the book and the Sect. It also contains sections on how to use the book, themes, mood and a lexicon for the Sabbat, as well as guidelines on respectful play.

Chapter One: Setting Fire

A section focused on Sabbat ideology, from beliefs, perspectives on vampirism and their organization.

Chapter Two: Apostates of a Cruel Church

The different Paths of Enlightenment, disciplines, ceremonies, rituals, formulae and ritae. It also goes in depth on how different Paths work and how players might encounter them.

Chapter Three: Burn Brightly

A section on Sabbat titles, recruitment practices, the process of adopting and changing Paths.

Chapter Four: The Gehenna War

A section on the Sabbat history, as well as in-character accounts of the Gehenna War.

Chapter Five: Storyteller Resources

Different ways the Sabbat holds territory, ways to use them in a chronicle, as well as other narrative structures and themes.




The world has no end, and what is good among one

people is an abomination with others.

  — Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart


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