Vampire Lore

Vampire Lore 1: No clue

* Holy Crap!! Vampires are real, lurk in the night, and feed on blood.
* They tend to live in populated areas
* Some are pale in complexion.
* Information from newer movies (Dracula 2000, Dusk till Dawn, etc.) A lot of false rumors, myths and folklore mixed in (basically, a lot of false or inaccurate information).
* Theyre everywhere!!

Vampire Lore 2: A bit of knowledge

* The vampires seem to be organized into groups somehow. (No idea how, though).
* Most major and some small cities have vampires hidden within them.
* Religious symbols can keep vampires at bay.
* May have vague knowledge about one or two single disciplines—e.g.Dread Gaze and Wolf Claws. Note, this will not be detailed knowledge. "He grew claws from his fingers."
* Believes any vampire will possess any power they have ever seen exhibited.
* Vampires control many of the workings of the mortal world.
* They claim ancestry from the mythical/biblical Caine.

Vampire Lore 3: What a successful Hunter might know

* Vampires actively try to keep their existence hidden.
* Fire, stakes, and sunlight usually work.
* May have overheard one or two vampire-specific terms—without understanding their meaning.
* Vampires can enter into terribly violent frenzies.
* Probably met and talked to several vampires.
* It's not the religious symbol, but the faith of the user that counts.
* They are able to turn mortals into their slaves, called ghouls.

Vampire Lore 4: What an Arcanium Scholar would know

* They call themselves Kindred.
* The vampire's power is in the blood.
* Their ancestry divides them into clans. (Know the names of 2-4 of the common major clans). Knows different clans have different weaknesses and powers. (Although the combinations are often wrong)
* Many cities ruled by an ancient vampire.
* One sect, called the Camarilla, is based on a feudal model
* Another, called the Sabbat, is based on a libertarian/Anarch model.
* Some vampires do not belong to either sect. They are called Anarchs.
* Has an understanding of the ten primary disciplines and what they can do—think general overview not V:TM write-ups. (Animalism, Auspex, Celerity, Dominate, Fortitude, Obfuscate, Protean, Presence, Potence, Thaumaturgy).

Vampire Lore 5: Sure your not Kindred?

* May be able to name 7-9 clans and give short descriptions. (Equal to description in Laws of the Night).
* Knows how the Embrace and Blood Bond work.
* Knows the very basics about Kindred social dynamicsBoons, Prestation, and maybe Monomancy.
* May have heard rumors of the clan-specific disciplines (Chimerstry, Necromancy, Obtenebration, Quietus, Serpentis, and Vicissitude).
* May know some Kindred specific terms (as words
not by meaning).
* Knows some Kindred fear the end of the world is coming.

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