- See also: Inquisition (disambiguation)
|Written by:||James Estes|
|Developed by:||Andrew Greenberg|
|Edited by:||Ethan Skemp|
|Art Director:||Richard Thomas|
|Layout & Typesetting:||Aileen E. Miles|
|Art:||Mike Chaney, James Daly, Nick Ruskin, Ron Spencer|
|Front Cover:||William O'Connor|
|Back Cover:||Ash Arnett|
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|Publisher:||White Wolf Publishing, Inc.|
|Imprint:||White Wolf Game Studio|
|Publication #:||WW 02020|
|Reference #:||ISBN 1-56504-228-X|
|Price:|| Print: $17.99|
The Inquisition is a sourcebook for Vampire: The Masquerade that reveals the secrets of the Society of Leopold, who continue the medieval Inquisition against the supernatural denizens of the modern world.
From the White Wolf catalog:
Notes on how to use this book, inspirational material, and a lexicon.
Chapter One: The Way of the MartyrEdit
The history of the Order of Leopold from the Middle Ages to the modern era. It ends with a summary of the Order of Leopold's presence in the world and a description of the Order of Leopold's headquarters, the Monasterio di San Michele, located a half hour drive from the Vatican.
Chapter Two: CatechismEdit
The views that the Order of Leopold hold concerning the supernatural creatures of the world, and the views that the supernatural creatures hold of the Order of Leopold. Also contains descriptions of the various Orders, Subdivisions, and Sects of the Inquisition.
Chapter Three: Character CreationEdit
Chapter Four: Storyteller's AidsEdit
Includes chronicle plot ideas, stereotype character profiles, Torture systems, Holy Ground systems, and Relics.
Chapter Five: Inquisitor PersonalitiesEdit
Includes 7 sample characters and short biographies of major figures in the Order of Leopold.
Appendix: Cenaculum ConstructionEdit
General rules for an Inquisitor group's base of operations, and, of course, the character sheet.
|“||And the angel spoke unto me, in a strong voice, crying, Many are the children of the Dragon, the Serpent, the great Satan, and they are among you now. I well you, Servants of Christ, that the Parousia is near, that the Second Coming cometh soon. Stronger still grow the children of the Dragon, and they multiply, and they are a wound unto the earth. And we are the balm for this wound, we must cleanse it with fire, and purify it, and then the earth shall be ready for the Parousia, and we shall be judged worthy.||”|
|— Leopold of Murnau , The Testament of Leopold|
|“||A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.||”|
|— Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose|
|“||Faith is a matter of persuasion, not force.||”|
|— Bernard of Clairvaux|
|“||And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought... So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the Earth, and his angels were cast out with him.||”|
|— Book of Revelations 12: 7, 9|
|“||S. Martin ascended from the military state to the clerical, for the army of the Church is higher in status than the army of the world; its warfare is a higher one, and its soldiers fight against spiritual enemies.||”|
|— St. Thomas Aquinas|
|“|| Roma, non basta una vita (Rome, one lifetime is not enough.)
- Roman proverb
|“|| The First Point. Imagine the leader of all the enemy in that great plain of Babylon. He is seated on a throne of fire and smoke, in aspect horrible and terrifying.
The Second Point. Consider how he summons uncountable devils, disperses some to one city and others to another, and thus reaches into the whole world, without missing any provinces, places, states, or individual persons.
|— St. Ignatius of Loyola , The Spiritual Exercises|
|“||No One can doubt but that all the arts and metamorphoses by which witches change men into beasts are deceptive illusions and opposed to all nature. I add that any one who holds the contrary opinion is in danger of Anathema... For a human soul cannot inform the body of a beast, any more than the soul of a lion can inhabit the body of a horse, or the soul of a horse the body of a man: because... the soul regulates the motions of the organic body.||”|
|— Franceso Guazzo, Compendium Maleficarum|
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