Authors: Bruce Baugh (Characters and Traits), Michael Butler (Storytelling), Chris Hartford (Drama), Steve Kenson (The Roads, Allies & Antagonists), James Kiley (Disciplines), Joshua Mosqueira Asheim (angelic revelations in "A Sacrament of Caine", A Dark Age), Adam Tinworth (Clans Brujah, Gangrel, Nosferatu, and Toreador).
Additional Material: Justin Achilli (Clan Cappadocian), Philippe Boulle (framing story in "A Sacrament of Caine", Introduction, chapter prologues), Myranda Kalis (Clan Tzemisce), Sarah Roark (Clan Tremere), Lucien Soulban (Followers of Set and Clan Malkavian), C.A. Suleiman (Clans Assamite and Lasombra), Marne L. Vanyo (Clans Ravnos and Ventrue).
Vampire and the World of Darkness created by: Mark Rein•Hagen
Storyteller Game System designed by: Mark Rein•Hagen
Development: Philippe Boulle
Editor: Carl Bowen
Art Direction: Becky Jollensten, Richard Thomas
Interior Art: John Bolton, Mike Chaney, Mike Danza, Eric Hotz, Brian LeBlanc, Vince Locke, Rik Martin, William O'Connor, Mark Smylie, James Stowe, Drew Tucker
Cover Design: Becky Jollensten
Cartography: Eric Hotz
Layout & Typesetting: Becky Jollensten
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: July 15, 2002
Pages: 320
Years Covered: 1230
Publication #: WW 20000
Reference #: ISBN 1-58846-276-5
Price: $29.95

Dark Ages: Vampire is the revised corebook for the Dark Ages line, detailing the reality of vampires during the Dark Medieval period. It takes place approximately thirty years after the previous corebook, Vampire: The Dark Ages.


From the White Wolf catalog:

The Long Night is Over
The diablerie of Saulot, the waking of Mithras, the destruction of Michael the Patriarch, the return of the Dracon – it all means the time of reflection is over. The Inquisition stirs and the time to act is now. Across Europe, monarchs of the night set princes and barons at each other's undying throats. Young vampires take to the field ready to claim their domain and become powerful lords in their own right. Blood calls to blood.
The War of Princes Begins
The Dark Medieval is a very different time than the modern Final Nights. Cainites group in clans high and low, swear fealty to ancient vampiric monarchs and follow their roads of enlightenment in the same way mortals do religions. Ashen priests and princes face off in a violent world lit only by torches and fear. Dark Ages: Vampire is your complete guide to this time.

Prelude: A Sacrament of CaineEdit

A sermon based on fragments from the Book of Nod.


What the new edition of Vampire in the Dark Medieval period is all about.

Chapter One: A Dark AgeEdit

Basic information on being a vampire, the atmosphere of the period, the politics and rules of the Damned during this time period, historical bits of interest that lead to many of the policies of the age, and a lexicon with both general and Dark Ages specific terms.

Chapter Two: The Clans of CaineEdit

More details about each of the sets of clans; the High Clans (Brujah, Cappadocian, Lasombra, Toreador, Tzimisce, and Ventrue) and the Low Clans (Assamite, Followers of Set, Gangrel, Malkavian, Nosferatu, Ravnos, and Tremere)

Chapter Three: The RoadsEdit

Details on each of the Roads that the kindred of the period attempt to follow during this era.

Chapter Four: Rules of the GameEdit

All that fancy dice-rolling stuff you do in order to play.

Chapter Five: Characters and TraitsEdit

How to make your very own creature of the night.

Chapter Six: DisciplinesEdit

The Medieval-era powers of the kindred.

Chapter Seven: DramaEdit

All that fancy dice-rolling stuff you do in order to play.

Chapter Eight: StorytellingEdit

The intrigue and juicy bits that make the game interesting.

Chapter Nine: Allies and AntagonistsEdit

Friends and foes in the Medieval eras, including inquisitors and supernaturals.


Merits and Flaws, traits for common animals, character sheet, and index.

Epilogue: On The ThresholdEdit

This is only the beginning of the troubles of the Dark Ages...

Background InformationEdit

Memorable QuotesEdit




Carthage (WOD), High Clan, Low Clan, Via Bestiae, Via Caeli, Via Humanitatis, Via Peccati, Via Regalis, War of Princes

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