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Written by: Bruce Baugh
Developed by: Justin Achilli
Editor: James Stewart
Art Director: Richard Thomas
Layout & Typesetting: Becky Jollensten
Interior Art: Michael Gaydos, Leif Jones, Andrew Trabbold, Drew Tucker, Christopher Shy
Front Cover Art: John Van Fleet
Front & Back Cover Design: Becky Jollensten
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: 2001
Pages: 104
Year: 2001
Publication #: WW02362
Reference #: ISBN 1-58846-201-3
Price: $14.95 U.S.

The Revised Edition splatbook for Clan Lasombra. It delves into the clan's relationship with the Sabbat, the supernatural darkness which it commands, and Lasombra's roots in the Mediterranean and connection with the sea.

SummaryEdit

From the White Wolf catalog:

Born of Darkness
The Final Nights have twisted the nobility of the Keepers' clan, turning them into the aristocrats of the Sabbat. Their legacy of shadows eclipses the light thrown by their packs' ritual fires. But are the Lasombra truly the esteemed leaders of the Sword of Caine—or do they simply abuse it to serve their own ends?
Clanbook: Lasombra Includes:
  • The ongoing struggle of the Black Hand and how the Lasombra contribute to the war effort against the Camarilla
  • The vilest secrets and long-term goals of this wicked clan
  • New Merits and Flaws, powers, schemes and the clan lore of the Keepers

Introduction: The Darkness Claims You Edit

Fiction. Andrew Emory sets down the story of his "test" and Embrace ten years ago for the mortal he has selected to become his childe tonight.

Chapter One: An Unmirrored Corridor Edit

Lessons given by various Lasombra, prepared by Andrew (now a Bishop) for his neonate pack, covering the history of the clan and the Sabbat. The third lesson covers the Great Revolt, and specifically the murder and diablerie of [Lasombra], and brings to light considerable discrepancies in the Sabbat accounts. The chapter ends with a suicide note written by Ming, a member of Andrew's pack who becomes antitribu, who killed herself by waiting for the sun in Seattle on June 12, 2000.

Chapter Two: The Keepers' Unlit Halls Edit

Andrew's lessons continue, detailing the traditions of the modern Clan Lasombra, including a great amount of detail on how to select a mortal for the Embrace and the systematic destruction of that mortal's life that is the traditional test of worthiness. The chapter also covers the various factions and philosophies that exist within the clan, how the clan interacts with both Sabbat and Camarilla (the latter including a section on the antitribu),and new mechanics for Lasombra characters, including Abilities, Merits and Flaws, variations on the Path of Night, and a detailed treatment of Obtenebration, with a separate treatise on the Abyss.

Chapter Three: New Shadows Edit

Character templates (Accuser; Angry Young Man; Baleful Avenger; Successful Mass Embracee; Pirate; Revolutionary; Broker for the Damned; Crusader Out of Time; Harpy; Student of the Abyss), notable Lasombra and a sample brood, Black Eagle Consulting, Inc.

Background InformationEdit

An erratum on the credits page advises that Ree Siesbee's "Additional Material" credit was left out of VTM: Clanbook: Tremere Revised Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip.

Memorable QuotesEdit

"Yes, I'm sure the pain where your family, your job, your standing in the community once were is sharp." - Andrew Emory in his letter to his prospective childe

CharactersEdit

Bishop Andrew Emory 
A recently-appointed Bishop in 2001, well-respected and in charge of his own pack, despite having been Embraced only ten years previously.


ReferencesEdit

Abyss, Antediluvian, Anarchs, Anarch Revolt, Camarilla, Sabbat, Tzimisce

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