Vampire: The Masquerade – Sabbat

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“On the Third Day, there will be silence. The crows will feed on the carrion, plague will dance amongst the ruins, and the Antediluvians will make for themselves an Empire of Blood. They will rule with iron talons. They will wrench the hearts of all still alive, and the full sum of the earth’s living will come and live in the Last City, called Gehenna. And there will be a reign of one thousand years, and there will be no love, or life, or pity; the mighty will be made as slaves, the virtuous will be made foul; every good gift, every perfect gift will be tainted by the Father of Darkness, whose power will come from the nether realms.”

That’s the way it ends. That’s the way we’ve always known it ends. And that’s why we’re here, psychopaths and all. Some dude may have put the Ancients back to sleep with a Sarcophagus and a nursery rhyme, but whether the Campires want to accept it or not, the Ancients are still real. We know they lie dead but dreaming, and we’re waiting for them. But when they do wake up, ready to break their fast on the first part of us, the only Cainites they’ll find left are us, ready to spit in their eye. And I for one am not going quietly into that good night with a wine glass in my hand, pretending everything’s fine. I’m going out with my boots on. I’m going out with blood under my fingernails and ashes in my mouth, and I’m taking as many of them with me as I can. Who’s with me?”

– Rico Vega, Cardinal of the East

The Sabbat are violent — against those who serve the Ancients, against the Camarilla, against mortals, and, when they run out of other targets, against each other. Sabbat is survival of the fittest made flesh, and its Death Cult to Caine only pushes them forward in violence and pride. You are joining a group composed of packs of psychopathic peacocks who are only kept at bay by some bill of rights written 100 years ago (the Code of Milan), and the overall goal: stop the end of the world. On the surface we’re all on the same side, but underneath that cry of “Praise Caine”, you’ll find a dozen different religions, factions, politics, and goals. And whether you’re a Noddist or a Knight, a Loyalist or an Ultra-Con, or anything in between, it’s #1 that’s most important.

In March of 2014, the Mind’s Eye Society began our first foray into the material presented in the new Mind’s Eye Theater:Vampire the Masquerade book. On top of the Setting and Mechanics in the new By Night Studios MET:VtM book, these documents allow players and storytellers to begin putting together their personal and local histories for the Sabbat venue.

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