Vampire The Masquerade V5 Core, Anarch And Camarilla Books Download
The player leaves the city of Starfinder amid a campaign of terror from their own Kindred; surviving the attack, they seek out a Wanderer named Jacob Valentine who will teach the player several secrets of the Camarilla, including their hierarchy and ritual purposes. The character is then presented with the option of joining the Camarilla, where an affiliation benefits the player in several ways: the character receives training in the Court of Damned to level up their attributes, a boon to the player should they choose to pursue a role in Camarilla leadership and power, which leads to the ability to gain Servants; a Camarilla Approved character can gain the protection of other Kindred members of the Camarilla if the player is so inclined. The character can also gain the status of a distinguished Kindred to prevent Masquerade violations, with higher-ranking Kindred such as the Prince. Finally, the character can earn ritual power to help allies, lend them to each other during an upcoming campaign and manipulate the world with greater skill.
The player’s character is one of the many Kindred who have lost their Sire, meaning they have no direct blood-family. Driven by the thirst to hunt, the player character embarks upon a quest to find a suitable victim to be turned into a vampire, and the only protection from detection is the “shroud” – a bit of fabric held over the eyes and mouth of the player character so as to prevent being seen, heard, or smelled. During this search, the player character is attacked several times by cultists, who think the player character to be a “divine servant of the Prince” and attempt to kill them to end their sufferings. After being rescued by a community of Kindred in the Northern Wastes, the player character embarks on the next stage of their existence: learning how to use the many forms of vampire weaponry.
beyond the camarilla’s desires, the lasombra are free to do as they will. the lasombra are free to be childish, to be scandalous, to embrace the far side of the pendulum. if a lasombra is looking for a camarilla, they will find a camarilla that is willing to provide a very unique experience. most camarilla are not ready to accept the challenge of the lasombra. they will often become familiar with a lasombra, and will realize that the lasombra are capable of doing many things that they are not. they may then decide to spend a great deal of time and effort to learn the lasombra.
the lasombra do not have the same intense desire for power that the camarilla has. the lasombra are not interested in domination, they are interested in enjoying life. the camarilla wishes to dominate their lasombra as they wish to dominate the world. the camarilla sees itself as the protector of the lasombra. the lasombra tend to see themselves as the protectors of the camarilla. both are correct. the camarilla wishes to protect its lasombra so they can enjoy their life.
the amici noctis are also a very short-sighted clan. they do not realize that they have no support among the lower echelons of the camarilla. they have no allies in the lower-level strongholds of the camarilla. the clan will be unable to move any of its minions to fight for them or against the camarilla. it will be a suicide mission.
visconti’s sudden and brutal defection has created an opening for the camarilla to infiltrate the sabbat. visconti’s cainite are an enemy of the brood and are the perfect vehicle for the camarilla to insert its agents into the sabbat. the camarilla has a long history of trying to infiltrate and infiltrate the sabbat. they tried it with the gangrel, they tried it with the brujah, and they even tried it with the lasombra. each time they failed. this time is different. the camarilla has the support of the ivory tower, and that is the only reason the camarilla is able to get anywhere near the sabbat. the camarilla has a long history of using the pope for its own ends and can use the power of the church to do so. this time the camarilla has no problem getting past the guards. the open front door to the sabbat will be wide open for them. and now, the camarilla has its eyes set on the entire clan.