Cults of the Blood Gods
Cults of the Blood Gods

Mature Content Warning: contains graphic and written content of a mature nature, including violence, sexual themes, and strong language. Reader discretion is advised.

Whether for power, salvation, or transcendence, all Kindred cults wallow in blood. They shed it in sacrifice, demand it of their followers, and exalt it in unholy baptisms proclaiming their divine glories. These cults dedicated to blood gods are among the most insidious, damning sects of Kindred, and tonight they approach their apex of power.

Cults of the Blood Gods includes:

  • Multiple bloodlines–Giovanni, Samedi, Nagaraja and more–form an unholy union in the newly-assembled clan of death, Hecata. Details the history, structure, and ambitions of the Hecata, as well as a chapter dedicated to playing a vampire among the Necromancers, and the rituals for their signature Discipline: Oblivion.
  • An in-character breakdown of the rise of esoteric beliefs among the ranks of the undead and how faith drives many of the major aspects of vampire culture.
  • A host of religions – from historic theocracies and globe-spanning conspiracies to fringe cults and mortal beliefs arising in the modern nights – introduced for incorporation into your character backgrounds or as supporting casts and antagonist groups in your chronicles.
  • Guidance on how to use ecclesiastical horror and construct cults in Vampire, making them a vivid backdrop for your own stories, including new coterie styles focused on cult play.
  • Faith-based story hooks and a full chronicle centered on the activities of the Hecata, involving walking corpses, ghosts, ready-made characters, and the secrets of the most twisted family in the World of Darkness.
  • New Loresheets, Backgrounds, and Predator types for inclusion in your chronicles, encouraging player characters to engage fully with the material presented in this book.

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Table Of Contents
Table of Contents

Just Another Family Dinner


  • Believe in the Blood
  • A Place of Worship

Rise of the Methuselah Cult

  • The Justicars Speak
  • The Why and Way of Worship
  • Prepare. Time of Thin Blood
  • Brother Sweetwater Speaks
  • Protect the Flock
  • Planting the Seed
  • Rotten to the Core
  • Beauty is Divine Truth
  • Bed the Bones
  • Hail Gorgo, Slayer of Men
  • The Seeker and the Moon
  • Trickle-Up Religion
  • The Lord of the Red Desert

Kindred Religions

  • The Ashfinders
  • The Bahari, Children of Lilith
  • New Coterie Type: Nemeses
  • New Rituals
  • The Church of Caine
  • New Rituals
  • The Church of Set
  • New Coterie Type: Saboteurs
  • New Powers: Obfuscate
  • New Powers: Presence
  • New Powers: Protean
  • Cult of Shalim
  • Ceremonies of Shalim
  • The Mithraic Mysteries
  • New Powers: Dominate
  • New Powers: Fortitude
  • The Nephilim, Children of the Angel
Minor Cults
  • Amaranthans
  • Cleopatrans
  • The Cult of Isis
  • Eyes of Malakai
  • Gorgo’s Nest
  • Los Hijos de Si
  • Sons and Daughters of Helena
  • The Meneleans
  • The One True Way
  • Servitors of Irad

The Cult of Death and Undeath

  • The Family Reunion
  • The Giovanni Role
  • The Harbinger Role
  • The Samedi Role
  • The Role of Others
  • The Family Hierarchy
New Coterie Types
  • Family
  • Gatekeepers
New Predator Types
  • Extortionist
  • Graverobber

Mortal Cults

  • The House of Anteros
  • The Church of Means
  • Leah’s Circle
  • The Dread Cult of Eligos
  • The Order of the Broken Branch
  • Other Cults

Cult Construction

The Act of Creation
How to Build a Cult
  • The Basics
  • Belief
  • Mandates
  • Hierarchy
  • Cult Practices
  • Holidays
  • Methods of Recruitment
  • Places of Worship
Quick Cult Creation
  • Backgrounds
  • Cult Names
  • Basic Cult Descriptions
  • Sample Cult Members
  • Sample Cult: The Order of Taweret
New Coterie Types
  • Envoys
  • Think Tank


  • Who are the Hecata?
  • Hecata Archetypes
  • Disciplines
  • Compulsion
  • Bane
  • Oblivion
  • Oblivion Ceremonies
  • Life in the Underworld

Bloodlines and Loresheets

Styx and Bones

  • Introduction
  • München mag Dich (Munich Loves You)
  • Where the Bodies Are Buried
  • Die Heimliche Hauptstadt (The Secret Capital)
  • Prologue: A Family Dinner
  • Chapter One: Body of Lies
  • Chapter Two: Grave Digging
  • Chapter Three: The Price We Pay
  • Chapter Four: A Family Affair The Third and Fourth Nightmare
  • Chapter Five: Rise and Fall
  • Epilogue: Death is Certain, Life is Not
Styx and Bones Appendix
  • Matters of Faith
  • The Sleeping Sword of War
  • Shades of Gray
  • Tolerance and Persecution
  • Sample Cultists
Antagonist Stats
  • Hiromitsu Asano
  • Kindred Citizens of Munich
  • Mortals of Munich
Ready Made Characters
  • Christof Giovanni
  • Franziska (Hollander) Giovanni
  • Jan Puttanesca
  • Heather Milliner
  • Marlene Drake
  • Jürgen Schweiger