The Black Hand: A Guide to the Tal'Mahe'Ra is a sourcebook for Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition that details the True Black Hand, first introduced in Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand.

In addition to information about vampires, the book also offers some information about the Idran mages and their modern descendants, the Itarajana.


From the Onyx Path catalog:

We Deal In Truth
Every interaction, every fight, every clandestine meeting, it's all about the truth. The truth hurts. The truth kills. But in the end, the truth protects. The truth shapes the world. Shape the world with us.
The Tal'Mahe'Ra, the Black Hand, plays the long game. They're fighting a war of millennia, and the stakes could never be higher than they are tonight. They know truths about the Ancients, terrifying truths, dangerous truths, and they know the fight will be long and tireless.
The Black Hand — A Guide to the Tal'Mahe'Ra includes:
  • An updated look at the Tal'Mahe'Ra, which brings the ancient conspiracy into the twenty-first century.
  • Tricks of the Black Hand's trade, including new Disciplines, Backgrounds, Merits, and eldritch sorceries.
  • Insight into some of the Hand's sects, including those who hunt the infernal, and the worshipers of Lilith.


The Dark Conspiracy: Introduction

Chapter One: Black as Hell, Dark as Night

An overview of the history of the Tal'Mahe'Ra, its activities in the modern nights, and character creation for sect members.

Chapter Two: Bahari - Cult of the Dark Mother

An in-depth view into the various cults dedicated to Lilith and their relations with the Tal'Mahe'Ra.

Chapter Three: The Dark Below

Info about infernalism, the Shadow Crusade, and the Tempest where Enoch stands.

Chapter Four: Dirty Secrets

Info about the various factions allied with the Tal'Mahe'Ra, including the Itarajana, the Nagaraja, Old Clan Tzimisce, the Harbingers of Skulls, and the Maeghar, as well as their specific powers.

Chapter Five: Stealing the Dead

A sample chronicle.

Background Information


Memorable Quotes




Aralu, Asakku, Ghemalish, Order of the Star of Morning, Qadi

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