Sabbat: The Black Hand
Sabbat: The Black Hand

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

Brothers and Sisters in Caine, united under the banner of the Dark Father

An antagonists’ guide to the cultic fanatics of the Sabbat, this book contains:

  • Descriptions of the Paths of Enlightenment, the foundations of Sabbat identity
  • Information on the Gehenna War, and how the Sabbat opposes the dread Antediluvians
  • New tools to expand your chronicles, including Discipline powers, versatile antagonists, and the horrifying Ritae of the Black Hand

Sabbat: The Black Hand is a supplement for the Vampire: The Masquerade Roleplaying Game, outlining in detail the lore and background of the Sabbat, including new Paths and Disciplines, histories, and new Storyteller resources for a richer roleplaying experience.

Purchasing this title unlocks the content in the digital reader on Vampire: The Masquerade Nexus, as well as in additional features as they become available during Early Access.

Table Of Contents
Table of Contents


  • How to Use this Book
  • Storyteller Style
  • Theme and Mood
  • Build Your Own Medieval Death Cult

Setting Fire

  • The Righteous Supremacy of the Blood
  • Beyond Mortal
  • Power and Liability
  • Soldiers in the Gehenna War
  • A Church Militant
  • Shattered Domains
  • Endless Conflict
  • Forging Loyalty
  • Legacy of Brutality
  • Feeding the Beast

Apostates of a Cruel Church

Paths of Enlightenment
The Path of Caine
  • Ethics
  • In Chronicles
  • Disciplines
The Path of Cathari
  • Ethics
  • In Chronicles
  • Disciplines
The Path of Death and the Soul
  • Ethics
  • In Chronicles
  • Disciplines
The Path of Power and the Inner Voice
  • Ethics
  • In Chronicles
  • Disciplines
The Path of the Sun
  • Ethics
  • In Chronicles
  • Disciplines
Forsaken Paths
  • Path of the Beast
  • Path of Honorable Accord
  • Path of Lilith
The Killing Time: Antagonists
Constructing Conflict
Portraying the Paths
  • Path of Caine
  • Path of Cathari
  • Path of Death and the Soul
  • Path of Power and the Inner Voice
  • Flotsam and Jetsam
The Gifts of Caine: Disciplines
  • Auspex
  • Animalism
  • Dominate
  • Obfuscate
  • Protean
  • Oblivion
  • Blood Sorcery
Thin-Blood Alchemy
Ritae: Keys to the Dominion of Caine
  • The Role of Ritual
  • Auctoritas Ritae
  • Ignoblis Ritae

Burn Brightly

  • Anatomy of a Death Cult
  • Image Is Everything
  • Strange Bedfellows
  • Overwriting the Individual
  • Cultivating Conformity
Catechism: Sabbat Objectives
  • Ideological Enmity
Path Realities
  • Adopting a Path
  • Changing Paths
  • Leaving Paths
Sabbat Titles
Pack Patterns

The Gehenna War

A Brief and Dirty History of the Sabbat
  • Blood and Fire
  • Anarchs Revolt
From the Ashes of the Revolt
Enlightenment in Blood
The Beginning of the End of the World
SITREP: The Gehenna War
  • An Empire of Blood
  • Mexico City
  • Brazil: Civil War
  • Russia and the Baltics
  • The Maghreb and Alamut
  • The Domain Next Door

Storyteller Resources

Setting Element: Sabbat Domains
  • Surge
  • Accord
  • Entente
  • Crusade
Story Elements: Chronicle Structures
  • Blood and Fire
  • Hearts and Minds
  • Stoking Revolution
  • Infiltration and Espionage
Story Elements: Narrative Structures
  • Rising Action
  • Open Conflict
  • Temptation
  • The Enemy of My Enemy
Story Element: Conflict Triangles
  • Rival Sects
Playing With Fire: The Second Inquisition
Thematic Element: Inhumanities
Thematic Element: The Pack Hunts as One
Setting Element: Sabbat Havens
  • Communal Havens
Storytelling Technique: Paranoia and Red Herrings
Thematic Element: The Antediluvians
  • Enemy Unknown
  • Stolen Blood