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Name: Daimonion (or Daimoinon)
Pronunciation: Day-mon-yon (or Day-moy'-non)
Bloodlines: Angellis Ater, Baali
Not to be confused with Pandaimonion.

Daimonion (frequently misspelled Daimoinon) is a diabolic Discipline practiced only by the Baali and the very worst vampire infernalists. Its power is that of the Devil himself, and through the use of Daimonion the Baali draw upon the forces of Hell and its demons to demoralize and cripple their enemies.

OverviewEdit

These are the mysteries of the Baali, black arts torn whole and beating from the sorcerer-kings of ancient cultures and prehistoric civilizations, incoherent memories passed from tome to tongue, hearkening to times of insensate oblivion. They are sibilant secrets in which all begins to end and begin again... and with every new night and novice brought into the circle, the telling grows shorter.

Its foul powers are devoted to tapping the dark forces of existence and corrupting the souls of others. Whatever vile master the Cainite worships, Daimonion is a homage to evil and none can use it untainted. It is for this reason that all Cainites stand united in their hatred of the Baali, whose lust for power threatens to undermine vampire society.

NameEdit

Note that, while the correct spelling is "daimonion" (a Greek word for "spirit" or "demon", specifically one that infers spiritual or otherworldly guidance), the spelling given in the Discipline's first publication in the original Vampire Storytellers Handbook was "Daimoinon". Most subsequent sources have continued to use that incorrect spelling; only Vampire Twentieth Anniversary Edition: The Dark Ages uses the correct spelling of the word. It may be that the name of the Discipline has been linguistically corrupted from the original Greek since the Dark Ages, although that wouldn't explain the use of the incorrect "Daimoinon" spelling in earlier Dark Ages books like the Book of Storyteller Secrets or the Dark Ages Storytellers Companion.

Official AbilitiesEdit

Included below are the official powers described in supplements for Vampire: The Masquerade and Dark Ages: Vampire. Sources are described below in the order they were printed.

Standard PowersEdit

  • Menu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Sense the Sin [1]: This power allows the Baali to see into the soul of his or her victim in order to ferret out said victim's greatest moral weakness.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Fear of the Void Below [2]: The Baali terrifies a target with feelings of going to Hell.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Conflagration [3]: The Baali draws out the destructive essence of the Beyond.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bullet Psychomachia [4]: The Baali summons an apparition of victim's greatest fear or trauma.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Condemnation [5]: The Baali places a debilitating curse upon a target.

Advanced PowersEdit

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    • Concordance: Gain a permanent physical feature of your dark masters
    • Diabolic Lure: Permanently lower a victim's Road rating
    • Glimpse the Gulf Beyond: Open a rift to the Beyond that mentally overwhelms a target
    • Ignore the Searing Flames: Suffer no harm from fire
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet [7]
    • Bring the Plague: Spreads a deadly plague that affect both Mortals and Cainites alike.
    • Infernal Servitor: Summon a demon to serve you
    • Summon the Herald of Topheth: Create a rift to the Beyond through which something might enter the world
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet [8]
    • Contagion: Soak an entire area in evil, causing violence and hatred to erupt
    • Unleash Hell's Fury: Cause a Cainite to feel the sun's light no matter what shelter they have
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bullet Call the Great Beast [9]: Sacrifice oneself that one of the Elder Gods might enter the world
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet [10]
    • Open the Way: Sacrifice oneself that one of the Elder Gods might enter the world
    • Plot Device

References Edit

^  Level 1

Sense the Sin Vampire Storytellers Handbook Pg. 94
Sense the Sin Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 147
Sense the Sin Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 38
Consecrate the Grove Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 38

^  Level 2

Fear of the Void Below Vampire Storytellers Handbook Pg. 94
Fear of the Void Below Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 147
Fear of the Void Below Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 38
Fear of the Void Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 39

^  Level 3

Flames of the Netherworld Vampire Storytellers Handbook Pg. 94
Flames of the Netherworld Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 147
Conflagration Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 38
Essence of the Netherworld Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 39

^  Level 4

Psychomachia Vampire Storytellers Handbook Pg. 94
Psychomachia Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 148
Psychomachia Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 38
Psychomachia Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 39

^  Level 5

Curse Vampire Storytellers Handbook Pg. 94
Curse Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 148
Condemnation Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 39
Curse Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 40

^  Level 6

Ignore the Searing Flames Vampire Storytellers Handbook Pg. 94
Ignore the Searing Flames Vampire: The Dark Ages Rulebook Pg. 148
Diabolic Lure Dark Ages Companion Pg. 81
Glimpse the Gulf Beyond Clanbook: Baali Pg. 46
Concordance Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 39
Hell-Born Investiture Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 40

^  Level 7

Summon the Herald of Hell Vampire Storytellers Handbook Pg. 94
Infernal Servitor Dark Ages Companion Pg. 81
Summon the Herald of Topheth Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 39
Hell-Born Investiture Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 40

^  Level 8

Great Curse Vampire Storytellers Handbook Pg. 94
Unleash Hell's Fury Dark Ages Companion Pg. 82
Contagion Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 39

^  Level 9

Call the Great Beast Vampire Storytellers Handbook Pg. 95
Call the Great Beast Vampire Storytellers Handbook Revised Pg. 40

^  Level 10

Open the Way Clanbook: Baali Pg. 46
Plot Device Gehenna Pg. 182

Vampire: The Masquerade Disciplines

Abombwe · Animalism · Auspex · Bardo · Celerity · Chimerstry · Daimonion · Dementation · Dominate · Flight · Fortitude · Melpominee · Mytherceria · Obeah · Obfuscate · Obtenebration · Potence · Presence · Protean · Quietus · Sanguinus · Serpentis · Spiritus · Temporis · Thanatosis · Valeren · Vicissitude · Visceratika

Blood Sorcery:

Abyss Mysticism · Akhu · Countermagic, Thaumaturgical · Dur-An-Ki · Mortis · Nahuallotl · Necromancy, Voudoun · Necromancy, Western · Ogham · Sadhana · Sihr · Thaumaturgy · Thaumaturgy, Dark · Thaumaturgy, Sielanic · Sorcery, Assamite · Sorcery, Anarch · Sorcery, Koldunic · Sorcery, Setite · Wanga

Defunct:

Deimos · Kai · Kineticism · Maleficia · Nihilistics · Rift · Striga

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