- 1 Summary
- 2 Chapters
- 2.1 A Prelude: Bait al-Fitna
- 2.2 Introduction: Shahada
- 2.3 Chapter One: ʿAsabiyya (History)
- 2.4 Chapter Two: One Faith for All the World (Islam)
- 2.5 Chapter Three: Under the Crescent (Geography)
- 2.6 Chapter Four: Ways of the Blood (Clans and Roads)
- 2.7 Chapter Five: Blessings of the Faithful (Systems)
- 2.8 Chapter Six: Damascus by Night
- 2.9 Appendix: Arrayed Against the Night (Antagonists)
- 3 Background Information
- 4 Memorable Quotes
- 5 Characters
- 6 Terminology
Summary[edit | edit source]
From the White Wolf catalog:
- There Is No God but God...
- We are the progeny of Caine like our Christian cousins, but we know what they do not. Muhammad came from our lands and the words revealed to him contain the secrets of our salvation. The Children of Haqim have their ways, but Islam is large and its monsters are many.
- And Caine Bears His Curse
- Veil of Night is a complete guide to the medieval Islamic world and the Cainites who rule its nights. From Moorish Spain and gilded Egypt to far-flung Persia and sand-swept Araby, vampires lurk. Complete details on the Muslim wings of all the clans, on new Roads and on the powerful Ashirra sect give you everything you need to play a vampire far from Christendom.
Chapters[edit | edit source]
A Prelude: Bait al-Fitna[edit | edit source]
Written by Sarah Roark.
Introduction: Shahada[edit | edit source]
While Christianity goes through a Dark Age, Islam goes through a high-point. This chapter includes a summary of the Cainite ties to Islam, notes on how to use the book, a glossary of Cainite names in Arabic, and a lexicon of Islamic terminology.
Chapter One: ʿAsabiyya (History)[edit | edit source]
Written by Michael Lee. A straightforward history of Islam, including how Muhammad came to become the Prophet of Allah and the Caliphs who followed. Mentioned in asides are notes of how Islam has come to affect the Kindred in the area.
Chapter Two: One Faith for All the World (Islam)[edit | edit source]
Information on the Ashirra, the main sect of Cainite Muslims, on the nature of worship in Islam itself, and how both affect the existence of vampires.
Chapter Three: Under the Crescent (Geography)[edit | edit source]
Written by Ellen Kiley. The cities of Islam, including Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla, Fez, Marrakech, Tunis, Al-Qayrawan, Cairo, Jerusalem, Aleppo, Jeddah, At-Ta'if, Aden, Sana'a, Suhar, Basra, Baghdad, Samarkand, and Ghazni, and a list of famous Kindred that can be encountered at each.
Chapter Four: Ways of the Blood (Clans and Roads)[edit | edit source]
Written by Adam Tinworth. The Islamic branches of the Kindred: Al-Amin (Salubri), Baali, Banu Haqim (Assamite), Bay't Mainoon (Malkavian), Bay't Muirim (Ravnos), Bay't Mushakis (Brujah), Bay't Mutasharid (Nosferatu), Laibon, Qabilat al-Khayal (Lasombra), Qabilat al-Mawt (Cappadocian), Ray'een al-Fen (Toreador), Wah'Sheen (Gangrel), Walid Set (Followers of Set), and notes on the European clans who struggle to gain footing in the Islamic world: the Ventrue, the Tremere, and the Tzimisce.
Chapter Five: Blessings of the Faithful (Systems)[edit | edit source]
Written by Chris Hartford. How to create an Islamic Kindred character, including suggestions for names, honorifics, common concepts, new abilities, and new Merits and Flaws. There is also a section on Sihr (the blood magic of Islamic Kindred), and new rules for unusual situations you might encounter in a desert-based campaign.
Chapter Six: Damascus by Night[edit | edit source]
Appendix: Arrayed Against the Night (Antagonists)[edit | edit source]
Written by James Kiley. Those who oppose the Kindred, including the Sayyadin, a group of vampire hunters, the demons of Arabia, and the other supernaturals who have a presence in these places. Included are the mages the Ahl-i-Batin and the Taftani, the mummies, the Silent Striders, the Bastet, the Ruh, and the Djinn.
Background Information[edit | edit source]
This book is the Vampire: The Dark Ages entry for the Year of the Scarab.
Memorable Quotes[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Mazen ibn Tarique
- Suleiman ibn Abdullah
- Tariq el-Harb
- Usama ibn Jabar
Terminology[edit | edit source]
Al-Amin, Ashirra, Banu Haqim, Bay't Mainoon, Bay't Muirim, Bay't Mushakis, Bay't Mutasharid, Hajj (VTM), Qabilat al-Khayal, Qabilat al-Mawt, Ray'een al-Fen, Sayyadin, Sihr, Taifa Gangrel, Tariq el-Harb, Wah'Sheen, Walid Set
Vampire: The Dark Ages books