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|List of Terms; Things you should know|
|Topic Started: Tuesday, 11. January 2011, 08:57 (748 Views)|
|Loki||Tuesday, 11. January 2011, 08:57 Post #1|
This is a list of terms commonly used in the World of Darkness. If you are unfamiliar with the game, this is your opportunity to gain an understanding of the language that is used.
Ancilla: (plural: ancillae) A vampire not young enough to be considered a neonate yet not old enough to be considered an elder. Usually around 100-200 years old and of the 10th to 9th generation.
Amaranth: An archaic term for diablerie.
Antediluvian: One of the thirteen vampires of the third generation, from whom each individual clan is descended.
Beast: A term used to refer to the irrational predatory element of a vampire's psyche whose primary desires are to feed and kill. When "the Beast" takes control the result is either frenzy or rotschrek.
Blood Bond: A mystical emotional bond created by drinking a vampire's blood on three separate occasions. It creates a strong feeling of love and devotion in the drinker (referred to as the thrall) for the one whose blood he/she drank (referred to as the regnant).
Caine: According to legend, the first vampire, cursed by God for the murder of his brother Abel.
Cainite: Another name for vampire kind. Preferred by the Sabbat to the term Kindred.
Cathayan: Another name for the Kuei-jin.
Childe: (plural: childer) The offspring of a vampire created through the Embrace.
Clan: A group of vampires all descended from the same antediluvian, who generally share similar characteristics and powers.
Diablerie: The act of killing another vampire by drinking out their soul along with their blood, and subsuming it into oneself. It is considered a heinous and loathsome act by most, although it does have the potential to lower one's generation.
Elder: One of the oldest vampires, generally possessing great status and power. Usually over 300 years old and of the 8th generation or lower.
Embrace: The act of turning a mortal into a vampire. This is accomplished by draining all blood from the mortal host and then forcing them to swallow a few drops of your own vitae.
Frenzy: What occurs when the beast takes over in anger and a vampire flies into a fit of unreasoned violence.
Generation: A term describing how far removed from Caine a vampire is. It totals the number of embraces between Caine and the vampire in question, plus one.
Ghoul: A semi-mortal servant created by regularly feeding a human vampiric blood. In this condition, the mortal stops aging and might gain limited supernatural powers.
Haven: A safe place where a vampire regularly sleeps during the day.
Jyhad: A term for the general machinations of the elders and (at the highest level) antediluvians which involve the elaborate manipulation of their descendents. It also may refer to the war between the sects.
Kindred: Another name for vampire kind. Generally used by the Camarilla.
Kuei-jin: The mysterious Kindred of the East, or hungry dead. They operate differently from the Western Kindred, and do not claim lineage from Caine.
Lupine: A term many vampires use to refer to werewolves, one of their oldest and most feared enemies. Werewolves, on the other hand, refer to themselves as Garou.
Neonate: One of the younger members of vampire society, who generally have little political sway or power. Usually less than 100 years old and of the 13th to 11th generation.
Regnant: The dominant half of a blood bond who has had another imbibe their blood.
Rotschrek: What occurs when the beast takes over in fear and a vampire flies into a fit of unreasoned panic, trying to escape their surroundings at all costs.
Sire: A relational term, referring to a vampire that has embraced somebody.
Sword of Caine: Another name for the Sabbat.
Thrall: The submissive half of a blood bond who has imbibed a vampire's blood.
Vaulderie: A Sabbat ritual in which everybody present places some amount of blood (which may vary depending on their status) into a chalice and later sips from it. It creates the vinculum.
Vinculum: The result of the Vaulderie which acts similarly to a blood bond, except that it is unbreakable and has many varying degrees of affection which it produces.
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