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Offline Barabbah

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A few Vampire questions
« on: March 27, 2019, 09:03:22 PM »
A few questions on the game's lore:
- there are any known True Brujah (except Marlowe)?
- has ever any antitribu or independent vampire joined a sect and reach an high role of command (for example a tzimisce or a ravnos prince)?
- is longinus (the roman soldier who drank christ's blood and become a vampire) still alive?
- there are other cases of humans who became vampires without any link or intervention from the cainites?
- there are any Baali who left their sect?
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Re: A few Vampire questions
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 10:00:06 PM »
A few questions on the game's lore:
- there are any known True Brujah (except Marlowe)?
- has ever any antitribu or independent vampire joined a sect and reach an high role of command (for example a tzimisce or a ravnos prince)?
- is longinus (the roman soldier who drank christ's blood and become a vampire) still alive?
- there are other cases of humans who became vampires without any link or intervention from the cainites?
- there are any Baali who left their sect?

I'm not a lore expert by any means but I'm pretty sure Longinus is only from Vampire: the Requiem (Chronicles of Darkness/New World of Darkness) rather than Vampire: the Masquerade.

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Re: A few Vampire questions
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 11:21:06 PM »
A few questions on the game's lore:
- there are any known True Brujah (except Marlowe)?

There are enough to count as a full bloodline, rather than just being a single mutant, so yes. There were about 10 in the Dark Ages. Most of them joined with the Tal'Mahe'Ra somewhere around that point, but in general that period is where they came out of hiding and started to Embrace more often.

In the modern nights, I'd estimate there are probably somewhere around 50.

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- has ever any antitribu or independent vampire joined a sect and reach an high role of command (for example a tzimisce or a ravnos prince)?

There are no Tzimisce antitribu.

But yes, there are and have been vampires outside the seven Camarilla pillar clans that have attained higher status.

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- is longinus (the roman soldier who drank christ's blood and become a vampire) still alive?

Longinus becomes a vampire in Vampire: The Requiem, which is a different setting from Vampire: The Masquerade. I don't think Requiem has ever definitively stated that he's dead, but all references to him are in the past tense, so it's at least suggested that he is.

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- there are other cases of humans who became vampires without any link or intervention from the cainites?

In Requiem? Quite a few. There are indications that, when the conditions are right, vampirism is a thing that sometimes just happens to people, but the form it takes is usually in line with one of the five known clans.

In Masquerade, it's suggested that this is what happened to Dracula, but otherwise no. All Kindred descend from Caine.

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- there are any Baali who left their sect?

The Baali are a bloodline. Like some clans like the Giovanni, their organization can look very sect-like, but they're not a full sect by themselves.

As a bloodline, they're also not very numerous. A couple of Baali might have gone rogue, but I don't think there are any canonical examples.
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Re: A few Vampire questions
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 11:51:43 PM »
To Alex:
Really?

To Ian:
1. I was hoping to a character with an intriguing history (or at least something better than that Marlowe)
2. Ok
3. Really. :/
4. It was a really interesting possibility
5. I thought a renegade baali, which is hunted down by the whole vampiric population and the other baali also would have be the ultimate pariah
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Re: A few Vampire questions
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 10:13:45 PM »
To Alex:
Really?

Yes as confirmed by Ian.