Tag: Chapter 1


  • A Sire's Gift

    The characters are summoned to [[:saccarias|Saccarias, the Prince]], who resides on the garrisoned island in Antioch, atop a large watchtower. Here he explains that one of his long-time servants has been found dead. More importantly the servant's …

  • Session 3

    The characters arrive at Lion's gate and persuade the guards to let them in with some clumsily adopted Presence and Dominate work.

    Audience at [[:marius-the-franc|the Prince's]] villa is an arduous process. The characters meet several …

  • Session 2

    The characters, mere mortals, are introduced to one another when traveling south together from Constatinople in a trading caravan. [[:christophe-mercier|Christophe]] is bound for Tripoli to rejoin his father. [[:colino|Colino]] is tasked with …

  • Session 2.0

    The characters meet again for the first time after their Embrace, two years later. It is an emotional moment.

    The PCs' sires explain that they have banded together in search of ancient texts to try to unravel the origin and true …

  • Individual sessions

    As two years pass the characters are embraced and get the basic idea of being a vampire. Three different stories are played out separately.

    Aziz chooses to see his Embrace as a gift from Allah, saving him from death, and an opportunity to …

  • Session 4

    A more detailed account [[Session 4 in detail|here]].

    The characters learn the location of [[:yussuf-ibn-wahid|Yussuf's]] haven from [[:sabine|Sabine's]] sire [[:abdullah-1|Abdullah]], an enigmatic man who runs a luxury wares shop in …

  • Downtime

    The characters try to settle in.

    [[:colino|Colino]] spends much time with [[:maria|Maria]] and the texts. He also tries to find time for social gatherings and the other Toreador in Jerusalem. [[:conrad|Conrad]] is fed off of Colino's …

  • Session 5

    A more detailed account [[Session 5 in detail|here]].

    It is Good Friday in Jerusalem and the characters are invited to celebrate it on the Temple Mount at [[:gilberti-grilati|Gilberti Grilati's]] request.

    They go and …

  • Session 5 wrap up

    The characters send a letter to Antioch informing their sires that the translation is complete. They are ordered to return home. [[:kadir|Kadir]] is to meet them half way.

    Wanting nothing to do with his abusive sire, [[:christophe-mercier| …

  • Second downtime

    Aziz learns the traditional ways of the Gangrel hunt.

    Colino expands his business.

    Christophe is reprimanded for shaming his Sire in Jerusalem before a clan Elder no less.

  • Third downtime

    Colino solidifies his shop as a reliable supplier in Antioch and takes on a street urchin, promising him an education in return for fronting the shop during daytime. So far the youngster has kept loyal.

    Aziz keeps up his …

  • Session 7

    Session 8

    A more detailed account [[Session 8 in detail|here]].

    [[:salah|Salah]] has found a survivor from the attack on the Order monastery that is being treated in the Maristan hospital. The characters go to see him and find that the hospital is …

  • Session 9

    They all meet at the carriage and head home as the morning is upon them. The air is thick with conflict and raw emotions and as the evening comes again. Colino and Aziz refuse to speak to each other leaving young Christophe in an awkward position. …

  • Fourth downtime and Session 10 prep

    A few months after the characters leave Damascus, Kadir and Sir Thomas return to Antioch; the Gangrel brooding but the Toreador elated. Later, in private, Kadir explains to his childe. 
    They were summoned to a cave in the …

  • Session 10

    Christophe's [[:monsignore-alonzo-dos-santos|sire]] has him arrange travel with one of Amand du Lac's ships down the coast to Tripoli. The Lasombra arrives with a cadre of servants and matching luggage. He promptly installs himself in the …

  • Session 11

    [[:christophe-mercier|Christophe]] and [[:aziz|Aziz]] discuss what to do about the note and how to handle [[:monsignore-alonzo-dos-santos|Dos Santos's]] servants knowing about it. The Lasombra is blinded by the possibility of seeing [[:sabine| …

  • Fifth downtime

    Colino schools his new servant with the help of [[:conrad|Conrad]]. He corresponds with [[:maria|Maria]] to verify [[:sabine|Sabine's]] claims that the Jerusalem Kindred conflict is escalating. The Toreador also watches over his shop employee who …

  • Session 12

    Over some time, [[:colino|Colino]] has kept in contact with [[:kether|Kether]] who finally has arranged for the coterie to visit Bethlehem.
    In preparation for the trip, Colino and [[:christophe-mercier|Christophe]] send correspondence to …

  • Session 13

    The coterie decides to wait out another night and observe the order's reaction to their visit.

    They approach The Grey Cloak by way of side streets, finding two order members surveilling its main entrance. There is no good way to …

  • Session 15

    [[:colino|Colino]] and [[:aziz|Aziz]] accompany [[:christophe-mercier|Christophe]] to The Grey Cloak to see [[:sabine|Sabine]]. [[:leopold|Mercier's clansman]] has also arranged to see him this night by way of the inn. The coterie arrives early to …

  • Session 16

    Through the fog, the coterie looks down at the order’s compound from a nearby hill. Most of the cult members are already asleep, but a guard dog patrol circles the main house with some regularity.

    They plan to sneak over the …

  • Sixth downtime

    The coterie debates what to do with this new information. One way to keep their new Lasombra adversaries at bay could be to let [[:abdullah|Abdullah]] know that he is being hunted and by whom, but not that the coterie now knows of Nagat& …

  • Session 17

    The coterie and their Sires meet at the Monsignore’s estate to hear what Aziz has to say at Kadir’s behest. 

  • Campaign Chapters

    This campaign follows three main characters through history, from fledgling neonates to powerful elders, and is divided into chapters.

    Chapter 1: Embrace (12th century AD)

  • Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company

    This small family run merchant company trades along the land routes of the coast from Tarsus/Antioch in the north to Cairo/Alexandria in the south. They specialize in textiles and paper, but do not shy away from trading in other  …

  • The first time

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    Was the pain he felt real? The darkness of the windowless room made it all seem so surreal. One moment the Monsignore had seemed so nice and interested and then he was all …

  • Session 4 in detail

    They regroup at their temporary home in the muslim quarters and decide to try and find [[:yussuf-ibn-wahid|Yussuf ibn Wahid]] before telling the Prince about what they have uncovered.

    Aziz and Colino head out and asks around hoping that …

  • About Sabine

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    He smiled at her and then restrained himself. He wanted to run to her but they needed to keep their relationship a secret. He could see she felt it too by the sudden flash …

  • Session 5 in detail

    It is Good Friday in Jerusalem and the characters have been invited by Kindred christian leader [[:gilberti-grilati|Gilberti Grilati]] to celebrate it on the Temple Mount. Aziz is reluctant to go, but knows it is a decree that even the Prince …

  • Session 7 in detail

    Session 8 in detail


    Kadir claims not to have known his sire. According to him he was part of an army moving across North Africa. One night, as his patrol was camping out in the outskirts of the desert, they where attacked by a ferocious beast. The monster could not be …

  • Victor of Islington

    Brother of [[:conrad | Conrad]]. [[Session 2 | Presumed dead]] while protecting the characters in an ambush on the way south from Constantinople.

  • Marius the Franc

    Brooding and apparent temper issues that might be connected to the Week of Blood, the mysterious event that occured as Jerusalem fell in 1099. Since his mood swings make him rather unpredictable much of the dealings of the city is handled by his seneschal …

  • Isabeau

    According to [[:conrad | Conrad]], Isabeau was promised to Thomas of Cornwall, but was instead embraced by "a beast" in spite. [[:thomas-of-cornwall | Thomas]], [[:kadir | Kadir]] and, according to himself, [[:conrad | Conrad]] (presumably amongst others …

  • Priamos

    He want to move his domain to Jerusalem but has been denied by Prince [[:marius-the-franc | Marius the Franc]] several times. Lives in Bethlehem with his apprentice Kether and is in charge of the local Order of Hermes chantry.

  • Kether

    Wide scholarly knowledge and a part of the Order of Hermes. Lives with his order master [[:priamos | Priamos]] in Bethlehem.

  • Sabine

    A beautiful and seemingly kind woman that grew up in northern France only to end up in Egypt sold as a common slave by her Sire. She has a deep but secret relationship with [[:christophe-mercier | Christophe Mercier]]. [[About Sabine | About Sabine]] is a …

  • Anton

    He is the Seneschal of the [[:marius-the-franc|Prince of Jerusalem]], making sure that the city runs smoothly. Since the Prince is affected by moodswings his power is quite considerable.

  • Yizah

    1100s: Yizah was an apothecary in Antioch that ran his store out of his home. Somehow he was snared into Kindred business and provided shelter and other services, always with the correct amount of desperate respect. He took an eye to the plights of …

  • Mohammad al-Zul

    Current leader of [[Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company | Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company]]. Eldest son of Hassan al-Zul. Brother of [[:kamal-al-zul|Kamal]]. Father of [[:uthman-al-zul|Uthman]].

  • Kamal al-Zul

    Treasurer of [[Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company | Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company]]. Third son of Hassan al-Zul. Brother of [[:mohammad-al-zul|Mohammad]].

  • Radomir al-Zul

    Coachman in [[Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company | Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company]]. Former slave of bulgarian descent, taken up in the al-Zul family.

  • Uthman al-Zul

    [[:mohammad-al-zul|Mohammad al-Zul's]] eldest son. Uthman started out as a clerk in [[Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company | Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company]], destined to take his father’s place, a fate too petty for Uthman’s tastes. In 1160, at age 27, …

  • Abdullah

    Laborer in [[Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company | Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company]]. Slave from sub-Saharan Africa, bought in Egypt. Brother of [[:salim|Salim]].

  • Salim

    Laborer in [[Abu al-Zul's Merchant Company | Abu al-Zul’s Merchant Company]]. Slave from sub-Saharan Africa, bought in Egypt. Brother of [[:abdullah|Abdullah]].

  • Felix von Bremen

    [[Session 3|Presumed slain]] in his home by unknown assailants. Collaborated with the Ashirra [[:yussuf-ibn-wahid | Yussuf ibn Wahid]] on an unknown project. Both are presumed dead.

  • Yussuf ibn Wahid

    Yussuf collaborated with [[:felix-von-bremen | Felix von Bremen]] on an unknown project. The characters speculate that they shared an interest in archeology. Yussuf is [[Session 4|presumed dead]].

  • Abdullah

    A merchant that can get you anything. He runs a luxury wares shop in the armenian quarter. [[:sabine | Sabine]] claims that Abdullah paid a grand sum for her. Abdullah is investigating what happened to his clansman Nagat.

  • Gilberti Grilati

    He was the former prince of Jerusalem but had to flee as the city fell to the Muslims and when the Crusaders took it back in 1099 he was in no position to claim the throne again. He instead became the spiritual leader of the city and resides in a …

  • Maria

    Maria is most certainly older than she appears. Her skin is pale and ash grey as the dead. She claims her sire is engrossed in his work and something of a recluse.

  • Saccarias

    Saccarias has a stern, almost regal, demeanor. He dresses in understated clothes of excellent quality. Shunned by his clan for converting to the christian faith, Saccarias' grounds for ruling his domain are unknown. His Sire, the Prince of Tripoli, …

  • Abraham

    Saccarias eldest Childe. Abraham oversees the Kindred activities in Antioch and protects his Sire from the rest of the Assamite clan.

  • Ilhu

    Kadir claims that Ilhu is the only other Childe of his that still prowls the night. She and some of her childer fled Kadir's offer to convert to the one true faith. The others of his making met their Final Deaths refusing.

  • Ahbed

    Ahbed came to Antioch in the mid 1100s apparently in search of his grand-Sire. He foolishly killed the [[:saccarias|the Prince]]'s ghoul and stole a gift he was delivering. [[:christophe-mercier|Christophe]], [[:aziz|Aziz]] and [[:colino|Colino]] were …

  • Omar

    A short and muscular blade smith of unparallelled skill, Omar resides i Damascus, where the secrets of folded steel are to be learned.

  • Salah ibn Haruun

    Salah has taken over an estate north of Damascus following the recent power struggle in the city. The walled premises are well guarded and filled with servants. He keeps a hareem of mortals and engages in debauchery on a nightly basis. The Toreador …

  • Bashir

    This Lasombra only just recently took over as Prince of Damascus, following a religious power struggle among the mortals that spilled over among the Kindred. Very few Kindred who do not (officially) follow the Prophet remain in Damascus.

  • Musah

    Musah oversees the labours of healing at the Damascus hospital. He is an empathetic and vigilant sort. He has pale drawn skin and dresses mainly in light flowing clothes.

  • Lazlo

    The characters first met Lazlo when [[Session 2|traveling south with a caravan]]. He claimed to be a trader of italian decent and, by all accounts, was still mortal. In hindsight the man had a persistant nosiness about the other's wares. The …

  • Laurence de Chevalliere

    Colino first met Laurence in Rome, where he commissioned him to chronicle his deeds in the Holy Land. [[Session 2|On the way south from Constantinople]] the caravan was attacked and the knight's fate was unknown, until nearly ten years later when the …

  • Ahmed ibn Fayyat

    According to rumour, Ahmed had a revelation from God and left the muslim persuasion for a christian one, taking his childe Saccarias with him. They have been outcasts to their clan ever since. The Assamite has a pleasing and welcoming demeanor, at least …

  • Amand du Lac

    This former sea-Captain and mediterranian trader hailing from Nice [[Session 11|was lured into the Kindred world]] while based in St Symeon near Antioch in the 1100s. Amand is greedy and has a great lust for power. He cares little whose lives he …

  • Sven Harvaldsson

    This norse sellsword hailing from Nidaros [[Session 11|was lured into the Kindred world]] while in Antioch in the 1100s. Sven is a capable bodyguard with a strong sense of personal honor and will to protect the innocent.

  • Hisham

    As a mortal, Hisham eked out a meager existance at a quarry near Antioch, hauling stone. The last few years of his life he struggled with consumption which slowly got worse and worse, but kept at his work, sending what little coin he could muster to his …

  • Leopold

    Leopold stayed in Bethlehem some four decades in the 1100s where he peddled wares to the pilgrims. He was also a political conspirator, found to be wrapped up in the destabilization of Jerusalem since the christian invasion at the end of the 11th century …