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Credits
Authors: George Holochwost, Khaldoun Khelil, Ari Marmell and C.A. Suleiman
Developer: Will Hindmarch
Additional Development: C.A. Suleiman
Editor: Scribendi.com
Book Design: matt milberger
Interior Art: Sam Araya, Andrew Hepworth, Matt Hughes, Tomasz Jedruszek, Amy McDonough, Michael Phillippi, Rich Thomas, Cathy Wilkins
Cover Art: Mattias Snygg
Author's Dedication
This book is dedicated to Lucien Soulban, Lord Purveyor of Nastiness for earlier iterations of Vampire. Lucien’s an RPG giant, and we were lucky to have such imaginative shoulders to stand on when it came to reconceptualizing the notion of the infernal vampire for the World of Darkness.
Author's Special Thanks
I’d like to thank my wife, Joana, a perennial source of inspiration for all things Eeeeeeevil™. (That may sound bad, but it’s not.) “It’s all for you, Damien!”

Thanks also to our intrepid foreman, Will Hindmarch, for being bold enough to let us take the concept where it wanted to go.

Credit Where It's Due
A couple of mistakes crept into the credits of Mythologies. Regrettably, Khaldoun Khelil’s name was misspelled and Dean Shomshak’s name was left out of the book altogether. They deserve credit, I deserve blame. Their hard work and creativity deserve to be recognized (with, you know, their names both printed and properly spelled). Sorry about that, you two. —Will
“It’s been swell, but the swelling has gone down”
It’s been a great 8+ years at White Wolf. I had a great time and am sorry to leave. I’ll miss working there very much. I’m thankful for all the people at the Wolf, what I’ve learned and the artists that I’ve met. You all rock!

Pauline Benney

Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: January 24, 2007
Pages: 160
Year: 2007
Publication #: WW 25111
Reference #: ISBN 1-58846-266-8
PDF: DriveThruRPG.com Bullet-rpg Bullet-nip
Price: $26.99
PDF: $16.99

Belial's Brood is a sourcebook for Vampire: The Requiem. It explores the nature and motivations of the barbaric Belial's Brood covenant.

Summary Edit

From the Onyx Path catalog:

Vampire Vandals and Violence
From its roots in antiquity to its brutal modern blood-baths, Belial’s Brood have been the rampaging barbarians at the gates of vampire society. For the first time, venture inside the vicious culture of Belial’s Brood and find out what it is they’re after that’s worth their very souls.
An antagonists book for Vampire: The Requiem™
  • Go inside an immoral, self-destructive society of ferocious, back-biting, bloodsucking barbarians who worship a demon and celebrate sin

Prelude: Rouge Trade Edit

The sourcebook opens with Rough Trade, an inside view of what the trip might be like for one of the rare few who are Embraced directly into Belial’s Brood.[1]

Introduction: The Face of Evil Edit

The Introduction closes with a list of valuable references and a lexicon of essential Brood terminology.[1]

Chapter One: A History of Vice Edit

A History of Vice showcases the origins, beliefs and myths of the Forsworn, as told through the stories of three individuals who’ve had direct experience with the inhuman Kindred of the Brood. Herein lies a frank exposé of a covenant that is at once unearthly alien and strangely familiar to all vampires.[1]

Chapter Two: The Devil You Know Edit

In The Devil You Know, all the disquieting ways and means of the Forsworn are laid bare. Revealed herein are secrets about a host of topics ranging from the spiritual, including discussion of the path the Forsworn call the Pursuit, to the political, from the importance of the coterie structure to the Brood’s dealings with other vampires. Whether you’re a Storyteller looking for inspiration or a player seeking illumination on this dark covenant, you’ll find the basics here.[1]

Chapter Three: Blood of Belial Edit

Blood of Belial discusses both the permutations of Forsworn blood and the ways in which this highly factionalized covenant organizes itself. Meet both the Brood’s inscrutable priest caste, the Therion, and its ghoul cult, the Doulosi, as well as all the major (and a few minor) Brood factions active tonight.[1]

Chapter Four: The Wages of Sin Edit

The Wages of Sin contains a collection of mystical gifts found only among the Forsworn, including an entirely new system called Investments — dark powers manifested by Brood members in the furtherance of their Pursuit. Also revealed are the Discipline of Choronzon and a sampling of new Devotions.[1]

Appendix: The Adversary Edit

The Adversary you’ll meet a host of Storyteller characters, from the lowliest rank initiates to the highest ritualists of the mightiest factions. If the Storyteller is allowing Forsworn player characters, this section provides inspiration for both player character concepts and for Storyteller characters who are tied to them.[1]

Background Information Edit

Memorable Quotes Edit

Characters Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Belial's Brood p. 11
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SAS: The Resurrectionists Bullet-pdf
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VTR: The Blood Bullet-pdf

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