All vampires have their own special words or phrases that they like to say.
Vampires have a huge capacity for double-talk; what they say often means something
other than its literal interpretation, or something in addition to its simple meaning.
Different types of connotations have evolved from the Damned. Below is a list of
definitions to some of these words to help you understand better.
A Kindred rebel who opposes the tyranny of elders. Anarchs
wish to redistribute the wealth and resources of a city equitably among the vampires therein.
Naturally, the elders oppose this, having cultivated their influence for centuries.
The areas of a city unfit for life, including graveyards, abandoned buildings,
industrial wastelands, and areas of irreversible urban blight.
The moment one passes from being a fledgling into "full" vampire status.
One may not Become until his sire deems him ready and gains the prince's approval.
Book of Nod, The
A loose collection of Kindred legendry and history. The Book of Nod
chronicles the origin of the Kindred, though it has never been published in its entirety. Fragments
of the document and its many partial transcriptions circulate among certain strata of Kindred
The inchoate drives and urges that threaten to turn a vampire into a mindless,
A vampire's heritage; that which makes a vampire a vampire. Usage: I doubt his claims
to such esteemed Blood.
A mystical power over another individual engendered by partaking of a particular
vampire's blood thrice; accepting blood from a vampire is an acknowledgment of his mastery.
A vampire of unknown clan, or of no clan at all. Caitiff are typically of high
generation, where Caine's blood dilutes too greatly to pass any consistent characteristics.
A sect of vampires devoted primarily to maintaining the Traditions,
particularly that of the Masquerade.
A vampire created through the Embrace - the childe is the progeny of his sire.
This term is often used derogatorily, indicating inexperience. Plural childer.
A group of vampires who share common characteristics passed on by the Blood. There
are 13 known clans, all of which were reputedly founded by members of the Third Generation.
A small group or "pack" of Kindred, united by the need for support and sometimes
The consumption of another Kindred's blood, to the point of the victim's Final
Death. Vampires of high generation may lower their generation through this practice; particularly
old Kindred have such rarefied tastes that mortal blood no longer sustains them, and they must
consume vampire blood.
An area of a particular vampire's influence. Princes claim entire cities as their
domains, sometimes allowing lesser vampires to claim domain within.
The mote of humanity that a vampire maintains; the spark of morality that distinguishes
him from the Beast.
The habit (or Tradition) of hiding the existence of vampires from humanity.
Designed to protect the Kindred from destruction at the hands of mankind, the Masquerade was adopted
after the Inquisition claimed many Kindred unlives.
A vampire who has claimed a given expanse of domain as his own, particularly a city, and
supports that claim against all others. The term can refer to a Kindred of either sex.
A vampire who feeds upon the vitae of other Kindred, out of necessity or depravity.
A sect of vampires that rejects humanity, embracing their monstrous natures. The
Sabbat is bestial and violent, preferring to lord over mortals rather than hide from them.
A group of Kindred arguably united under a common philosophy. The three most widely known
sects currently populating the night are the Camarilla, the Inconnu, and the Sabbat.
A vampire's "parent"; the Kindred who created him.
A source of vitae for sustenance or pleasure, primarily mortal.