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[edit] Introduction

The Nosferatu are the clan of Haunts. Their mastery of the discipline of Nightmare evokes fear and terror in even the most stalwart of hearts.They are also adept at Obfuscate and Vigor.

The Nosferatu are stealthy, strong and terrifying. Their very presence unnerves people, whether by physical ugliness, foul stench or nebulous personal malignance. Studies of Nosferatu legend suggest that the clan is relatively young, possibly originating not too long before the rise of Rome, and possibly among the peoples it conquered. Certainly, the Nosferatu were active among the clans of the Camarilla, but proof of their presence before then is spotty at best. And yet, claims occasionally surface about very old Kindred who, if not Nosferatu, are strikingly like the Nosferatu. Whether these vampires are indeed members of the same clan, are Kindred of some “proto-clan” that became the Nosferatu, or are entirely unrelated can only be guessed at.

Legends of the Nosferatu are historically heaviest in central Europe, particularly in Germany, northern Italy and eastern France. Early records describing what seem to be broods of Nosferatu also originate in modern Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece, with some indication of presence in north Africa as well. Like the Gangrel, Nosferatu tend to either seek out territories before or after most of Kindred culture bothers with them. Unlike the Gangrel, though, the Nosferatu adapt relatively quickly to the presence of other vampires, relying on their monstrous nature to make a place for them in the society of the Damned.

[edit] Chronicle History

[edit] White Wolf Sanctioned Nosferatu Bloodlines

  • Acteius - Camarilla Settings Bloodlines Guide
  • Badacelli - Camarilla Settings Bloodlines Guide.
  • Burakumin - Vampire: the Requiem, pages 238-240. An Asian lineage that might posess necromantic powers, but information on Asian vampires is regrettably scarce even by Kindred standards
  • Galloi - Bloodlines: the Legendary, pages 51-63.
  • Gethsemani - Bloodlines: the Hidden, pages 48-57
  • Moroi - Ordo Dracul, pages 159-163
  • Noctuku - Camarilla Settings Guide. Violent cannibals who dwell near rural areas and who prefer to feed on other Kindred.
  • Rakshasa - Bloodlines: the Hidden, pages 116-125
  • Yagnatia - Camarilla Settings Bloodlines Guide. A Russian family that claims unbroken lineage from both ancient nobility and witches.
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