|Authors:||Bruce Baugh, Chris Bjork, John Goff, Alan I. Kravit, Robin D. Laws and James Moore|
|Additional Material:||Justin Achilli, Fred Garber and Dana Habecker|
|Art Director:||Richard Thomas|
|Layout & Typesetting:||Becky Jollensten|
|Interior Art:||Leif Jones, Patrick Lambert, Larry MacDougal and Alex Shiekman|
|Front Cover Art:||Patrick Lambert|
|Front & Back Cover Design:||Becky Jollensten|
|Publisher:||White Wolf Publishing, Inc.|
|Imprint:||White Wolf Game Studio|
|Reference #:||ISBN 1-56504-246-8|
From the White Wolf catalog:
- Eldritch Texts and Kindred Blood
- Blood magic, the jealously guarded secret of Clan Tremere, has long been observed with a wary eye. Is it the power of summoned demons? An application of the Blood's mystic properties? The will of spirits? Or is it something else altogether? Only those who master its dark secrets can know.
- Hidden Lore Revealed
- Blood Magic: Secrets of Thaumaturgy provides the answers to long-asked questions about this most powerful of Kindred Disciplines and explores a gamut of new possibilities. Included in the book are new paths and rituals as well as details on the lesser known but similar arcane practices. What is it about Thaumaturgy that has allowed the Tremere to ascend to prominence in the modern nights? This book examines the answer.
- Blood Magic: Secrets of Thaumaturgy includes:
Prelude: Tricks of the TradeEdit
A brief word on the nature of blood sorcery, the contents of the book, and a lexicon of blood sorcery terms.
Chapter One: The History of Blood MagicEdit
Starting with possible origins with Caine and the First City, this chapter is a scholarly work on the history of Blood Sorcery written by the Malkavian antitribu Demetrius Vance (if that is his true identity). The chapter includes scathing commentary on the text by two unnamed Tremere and an Eastern sorceror, possibly of Clan Assamite.
Chapter Two: The Rites of BloodEdit
A detailed treatise on the practise of Thaumaturgy in the modern nights, written by an unnamed young Tremere Anarch in Chicago with the intent of disseminating information which would weaken the mystery and fear surrounding the clan. Nearly all the copies were captured, and there is commentary on the text by an elder Tremere named "di Zagreb".
Chapter Three: The Ways of MagicEdit
A collection of Thaumaturgy Paths and Rituals, as well as brief rules for creating one's own Paths.
Chapter Four: Eldritch SorceriesEdit
Appendix: The Faces of MagicEdit
Rules and character templates for creatures created or intimately associated with blood magic, including Blood Brothers, animated corpses, Gargoyles and even two Revenant families: the Ducheski and Rafastio.
"Actually, the 13th descendant of a hanged heretic was the easy part. The hard part was finding a real Gypsy in this town." - Maxie, from the Prelude
- Maxie, gofer for Mosely
- Mosely, young but upwardly mobile Tremere in Las Vegas
- Benedic, Camarilla Prince of Las Vegas
- Montrose, Nosferatu Seneschal of Las Vegas
- Brother Demetrius Vance, Malkavian antitribu spy; aka "Father Terrell Harding, Magus Dominus of St. Moses the Black Chantry", and "Ronnie Royce, Clan Brujah"
- Etrius, member of the Tremere Inner Council and author of Veneficorum Artum Sanguis
- Johann Kloepfer, member of the Cologne Chantry in the 15th century, author of Das Tiefe Geheimnis
- Thomas Bremond, Tremere "Voodoo" researcher
- blood magic
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- Assamite Sorcery
- Koldunic Sorcery
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