Vampire Clans

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  To the vampires of Vecna, clan is more than just a matter of sanguine association and an assembly of shared traits. It is a heredity of collective reputation and draws the line between born nobility, foreignblooded outsider, and lowly undead beast. In Kindred society, a vampire’s supposed disposition is forever associated with his lineage; a clean, cultured Nosferatu is considered bizarre or presumptuous and forced to work against his heritage to get ahead. A Mekhet who chooses to dwell among low-minded vampires and abandon the pretense of foreign mystery is likewise a target for confused headshaking and doubtful scowls.   Many of the Kindred of Vecna have limited dealings with vampires outside of their clan and are often willing to accept wildly inaccurate statements about their contemporaries. Only those who work in close quarters with outsiders begin to learn the reality behind the façade of ignorant assumption and malicious falsehood. The truth of each clan, both good and ill, is presented in this section.  
  Daeva Clan
The Daeva are sensual and seductive social predators, but who frequently become enfatuated with their prey. The Daeva evoke the image of vampires as seductive, decadent, sexually transgressive predators who blur lust and hunger together, equating the act of feeding with sensual pleasure. Daeva are not uniformly beautiful, but they are beautifully attired, and there is Majesty in all of their blood.   Nickname: The Courtesans, Serpents or Succubi
Symbol: The symbol of the Daeva is a thorny rose entwining an ornamental dagger.
Disciplines: Celerity , Majesty, Vigor
Favored Attributes: Dexterity or Manipulation
 
  Gangrel Clan
Gangrel are animalistic savages with a strong connection to the Beast, and find it hard to remain in control like men. The Gangrel embody the idea of vampires as predatory feral demons. An upper level in the feeding chain with little or no interest in humans as anything other than food, they represent vampirism as crude predation and evoke ideas of basic instinct, untamed ferocity and freedom that are commonly associated with predators.   Nickname: Savages and The Wanderers
Symbol: The symbol of the Gangrel is a stylized rendition of a predator's eye, seemingly made up of various animal species and carved by claws.
Disciplines: Animalism, Protean, Resilience
Favored Attributes: Composure or Stamina
 
  Mekhet Clan
Clan Mekhet, as masters of secrets and shadows, suffer the banes of vampirism more acutely than their Kindred. The Mekhet are mysterious conspiratorial occultists, obsessed with knowledge and information, who hide in the shadows and manipulate others from afar.   Nickname: The Seers and Shadows
Symbol: The symbol of the Mekhet is an hourglass inside a crescent moon, all contained within a spiderweb.
Disciplines: Auspex, Celerity , Obfuscate
Favored Attributes: Intelligence or Wits
 
  Nosferatu Clan
Nosferatu vampires are supernaturally terrifying monsters, some hideously deformed, others oddly unsettling, but whatever the cause, every Nosferatu finds it nigh impossible to socialize with humanity. Nosferatu vampires are the repulsive, yet fascinating, alien and hideous monsters of legend .   Nickname: Haunts, the Worms
Symbol: Their symbol is a clenched fist, surrounded by maggot-ridden skulls.
Disciplines: Nightmare, Obfuscate, Vigor
Favored Attributes: Composure or Strength
 
  Ventrue Clan
The Ventrue are the lords of the undead, rulers with regal bearing. Centuries of absolute power have corrupted them, and as they age they begin to see humans more as tools rather than people. Ventrue are regal vampires who value power and dominion to the point of obsession, self-styled "lords of the night" they represent vampirism as a metaphor for maddening power.   Nickname: Lords
Symbol: The clan emblem of the Ventrue is a scepter inside a crown, superimposed over an inverted isosceles triangle.
Disciplines: Animalism, Dominate, Resilience
Favored Attributes: Presence or Resolve

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