Shadow War Introduction

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Shadow War Introduction

Can it truly be called a war
if only one side knows about it?.



Shadows of War

  The initial battleground for the Shadow War is fought quietly, on the world of Praemal in the City of Ptolus. The unsuspecting city. Vecna and the Antediluvian Elders consider Ptolus to be a crucial location, a critical asset. Like a nexus, it affects many of the lands surrounding it and maybe the entire world. This war has yet to play out as the Kindred Vampires use their weapons to dominate and subjugate with their addictive blood and infernal powers just below the veil of the mortal world.  


Kindred Vampires of Vecna

  You are the Kindred Vampires, sired by Vecna's bloodlines from the World of Night. An inferno desert world of blazing sun, now shrouded in a perpetual night through Vecna’s dark sorceries. Vecna's launching point against the Foundation Worlds.  


The Chosen

  Your characters are the Chosen of Vecna and tasked with the subtle conquering of the Ptolus City, infiltrated from the Shadowfell. The Chosen of Vecna are younger vampires still in touch with their humanity. This gives them an edge in dealing with mortals while furthering the goals of the Kindred.  


Actions of your Requiem

  • Hunt for blood
  • Struggle with the Beast
  • Build and break relationships
  • Hide from, or fight, the Priests, Mages and Hunters
  • Rule the streets
  • Protect the Touchstones of your Humanity
  • Rise to power
  • Plot against other Kindred
  • Unearth terrible secrets
  • Face the consequences of being a monster
  • Fight or befriend other supernaturals


    The Book of Night

      Vecna the Undying Father remembers and recounts the first nights he was betrayed and his blood awakened. These dark chronicles reveal Vecna's hidden teachings and mysteries of the Damned.  
    Vampire Feeding 01 by Depositphotos

    Tenets & Traditions

      What have you learned?
    What are the traditions handed down from sire to progeny?
    What is the fervor that animates your undead heart?
    Vampire the Requiem (2nd Edition) game
    using a modified dice-pool system,
    set in a D&D fantasy city of Ptolus.
    The Shadow War started with one complicated question.
    What if ...
    ... Vecna, one of Dungeons & Dragons greatest villains, was the dark god of Kindred in a Vampire the Requiem Dark Fantasy game.


    The Danse Macabre

      We have heard the Requiem for one vampire, but what happens when the song is joined? How do they intertwine? A chorus forms, opening up new possibilities as monsters engage each other. Here lurks the menagerie, an unkindness of Beasts. Each one of the Damned has a different song, but when those songs play over each other, the dance begins.
    - Vampire the Requiem


    Cover image: Vecna Banner Kindred Vampires by WhiteWingedCrow


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    Sage Dylonishere123
    R. Dylon Elder
    29 Oct, 2020 01:27

    This looks beautiful. Good lord. Is this your own setting or something adapted? It like the idea of using vecna, and tone works beautifully. I was thrown off by the NWOD terms, as that's where I'm most familiar. It's such an awesome idea. I've read a few articles, and I enjoy it thus far. Definitely excited to read more.

    31 Oct, 2020 03:00

    Thank you for the read and the kind words. I have a habit of tinkering with things, settings, systems, and really ... What if Vampire the Requiem were set in a dark fantasy world, and Vecna was the god of Vampires. I have enjoyed the challenge.

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