|Author||Gavin Bennett, Trevor Chase and James Kiley|
|Cover art:||Andrew Trabbold|
|Book design:||Mike Chaney|
|Art direction:||Richard Thomas|
|Publisher:||White Wolf Publishing, Inc.|
|Imprint:||White Wolf Game Studio|
|Reference #:||ISBN 1-58846-241-2|
Chaining the Beast is a character supplement for Vampire: The Masquerade setting. It details 20 Paths of Enlightenment and how they are utilized in the setting.
From the White Wolf catalog:
- Does a Vampire Have a Soul?
- Not all Kindred follow the sacred Path of Humanity. Some forsake their mortal ethics, giving themselves wholly over to the vampire condition. Others abandon the moral struggle altogether - and find themselves in the throes of frenzy. How can the race of Caine steel itself against its murderous impulses?
- But For How Long?
- By popular demand, Chaining the Beast explores the Paths of Enlightenment in detail, from the Hierarchies of Sin to the myriad nightly concerns of a vampire who upholds them. A resource for those seeking to explore the alien mindset of the undead, this book sheds light on the dark corners of the Kindred psyche.
Prologue: The End of InnocenceEdit
A follower of the Path of Night fulfills the demands of his path over the night.
A short exposition of the themes of the book, along with the disclaimer for the morally confused.
Chapter One: The Right Road LostEdit
Details about the modern Paths of Enlightenment as well as the origin of them.
Chapter Two: Rigors of the WayEdit
Details the degeneration process on how a vampire forsakes Humanity and adopts a Path.
Chapter Three: Paths of EnlightenmentEdit
Details around 20 Paths of Enlightenment.
Chapter Four: Knowing the WayEdit
Advice for storytellers on how to handle Paths and avoid slipping into the Path of What I Was Going To Do Anyway territory.
Appendix: Fellow TravelersEdit
A short list of prominent followers on the Paths.
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