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Name:

Baba Yaga

Alias(es):
  • The Little Grandmother
  • The Hag
  • The Cannibal Hag
  • The Iron Hag
Gender:

Female

Embraced:

5000 BCE

Final Death:

1998 CE

Clan:

Nosferatu (Nictuku in V20[1])

Generation:

4th

Sire:

Nosferatu Antediluvian

Childe(r):
Allegiance:

Herself

Baba Yaga was an enormously powerful Nosferatu methuselah, over 7000 years old. She was the famous childe of the Nosferatu Antediluvian that was not blood-bound to her sire. The Little Grandmother was the upholder of the Shadow Curtain and, some believe, the progenitor of the entire modern incarnation of the Nosferatu clan

Picture the most hideous hag imaginable, and you might be able to imagine Baba Yaga. She is an eight-foot-tall monstrosity with four-inch iron (yes, iron) claws, sharklike iron fangs, stringy hair, grey, scarred flesh covered in pustules, rheumy eyes thick with cataracts, and a long, crooked nose marred by numerous hairy warts and moles.

BiographyEdit

On dark nights, the Little Grandmother, the iron-toothed hag, would fly across the skies of Russia on her magic mortar, and under her shadow milk spoiled and babies were born dead, or so they said.

Who she was originally – whether she was a shaman of the Rus punished for defying an Antediluvian, the rebel mother of the Nosferatu, or the first of the Nictuku – is now moot. For millennia, the creature Baba Yaga slept under the soil of Russia, perhaps from the time of Kiev to the time of Stalin. However, one night in 1990 CE, she finally awoke, and the legends were a pale approximation of the truth.

To the rest of the world, the Brujah who ruled Russia since the revolution disappeared, as did everything else in the Rodina; a curtain of occult power (the "Shadow Curtain") separated them (and their grisly fates) from the rest of the world while the Little Grandmother rose, found the world not to her liking, and remade it to her needs, occasionally pausing to swat an arrogant sept out of her way.

Baba Yaga might have ruled Russia in perpetuity, but for the legend of Vasilisa, the little girl who completed three impossible tasks for the Little Grandmother. In this case, though, Vasilisa was a Nictuku, and fulfilled her sire's order to hunt and slay all of his unfaithful descendants. Baba Yaga was killed in 1998 in a prelude to the Gehenna to follow.

TriviaEdit

For the mythological figure see Baba Yaga.

Character SheetEdit

Baba Yaga, the Little Mother
Clan: Nosferatu
Sire: Nosferatu Antediluvian
Nature: Fanatic
Demeanor: Monster
Generation: 4th
Embrace: 5000 BCE
Apparent Age: Indeterminate
Physical: Strength 8, Dexterity 6, Stamina 9
Social: Charisma 6, Manipulation 6, Appearance 0
Mental: Perception 7, Intelligence 9, Wits 7
Talents: Alertness 4, Brawl 7, Intimidation 8, Subterfuge 5
Skills: Animal Ken 4, Etiquette 6, Pilot (Mortar & Pestle) 7, Stealth 4, Survival 6
Knowledges: Alchemy 8, Area Knowledge (Russia) 9, Investigation 3, Linguistics 3, Medicine 2, Occult 9
Disciplines: Animalism 7, Auspex 7, Celerity 3, Dominate 8, Fortitude 8, Obfuscate 7, Potence 7, Presence 8, Thaumaturgy 9, Protean 3
Thaumaturgical Paths: Alchemy 5, Path of Blood 5
Backgrounds: Fame (Legends) 3, Resources 4, Retainers 3 (cat, mouse, and something else), Status 7
Virtues: Conscience 0, Self-Control 2, Courage 4
Morality: Humanity 0
Willpower: 10
Merits/Flaws: Eat Food, Mansion (Chicken Hut), Occult Library / Inability to harm a truly virtuous person, Monstrous
Derangements: Delusions (?) of grandeur
Source: CWOD: A World of Darkness, p. 57 , WTA: Rage Across Russia, p. 90-91

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Baba Yaga is listed as a Niktuku in Vampire Twentieth Anniversary Edition: The Dark Ages, Frankfurt bei Nacht, and Beckett's Jyhad Diary