Dark Eras are historical settings for the various gamelines of the Chronicles of Darkness, similar to the Dark Medieval of the Classic World of Darkness.


For 2014, Onyx Path did not present a new game line- instead each of the previous nine game lines is expanded with an evocative and appropriate historical period. Each Dark Era is being created by a developer and writer; for example, Ethan Skemp takes his award-winning Changeling: The Lost to France during the Era of powdered wigs, treachery, and flashing blades. For the first time, Onyx Path used Kickstarter to construct this book using direct feedback from the fans during the process and increase some Eras’ word-count or add entirely new Eras as the community pushes for their favorites.

In 2017, Onyx Path started a new kickstarter for a new set of Dark Eras, incorporating experiences from the previous kickstarters into them.

Known Dark ErasEdit

  • Eras included in the main book, Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras:
    • VTR & CTL: "Requiem for Regina":  Elizabethan England (1587-1593)
    • WTF: "The Bowery Dogs": New York City in the 1970s (1969-1979)
    • MTAw: "To the Strongest": Alexander's invasion of India (330-320 BCE)
    • PTC: "A Handful of Dust": The Great Depression/Dustbowl (1933-1940)
    • CTL: "Lily, Sabre and Thorn": Three Musketeers (1600s-early 1700s)
    • HTV: "Doubting Souls": Colonial New England (1690-1695)
    • GTS: "God's Own Country": 1950s New Zealand (1950s)
    • MTC: "The Ruins of Empire": Collapse of the Ottoman/British Empires (1893–1924)
    • DTD: "Into the Cold": Cold War Germany (1961)
    • CTL: "A Grimm Dark Era": Nineteenth Century Germany (1812-1820)
    • MTAw & WTF: "The Sundered World": Neolithic (5500 -5000 BCE)
    • Skinchangers & DTD: "Beneath the Skin": Aztec Empire (1486-1502)
    • DTD: "After the Fall": The Ottoman conquest of Constantinople (1453-1458)
    • CTL & GTS: "Three Kingdoms of Darkness": Three Kingdoms China (220-280)
    • WTF & GTS: "The Wolf and the Raven": Viking Era (700-1100)
    • HTV: "Fallen Blossoms": Samurai Era Japan (1640-1660)
  • Eras included in the Companion:
    • DTD: "The Master’s Tools": Russian Revolution (1917)
    • Second Sight: "Lifting the Veil": Age of Spiritualism (1885 – 1890)
    • MTC: "The Fall of Isireion": Cleopatra's Reign (69 BCE – 30 BCE)
    • PTC: "The Year Without A Summer": Germany/Switzerland (1816)
    • GTS: "Foreboding Lands": Colony of Roanoke (1585 – 1590)
    • WTF: "Forsaken by Rome" (9 CE – 12 CE)
    • BTP: "A Fearful Lesson": Reconstruction (1865 – 1877)
    • MTAw & MTC: "Princes of the Conquered Land": Mutapa Empire (1501 – 1568) (resurrected through backers)
    • VTR & PTC: "The Soulless and the Dead": The Black Death (1346 – 1353) (resurrected through backers)
    • PTC: "When the Horsemen Rode": 30 Years War (1618 – 1648) (backer suggested era)
  • Additional stretch goal eras that were proposed:
    • VTR: 1893 World's Fair
    • GTS: Wild West
    • Innocents: The Blitz
    • HTV: Middle East in the time of the Book of Judges
    • MTAw & MTC: French Revolution
    • The American Revolutionary War
    • GTS: Golden Age of Piracy (later brought into Dark Eras 2)
    • Wars of Scottish Independence 
    • HTV: in the Spanish Inquisition 
    • HTV: WWII in the Pacific 
    • VTR: On the Orient Express 
    • HTV: 1830s India 
    • GTS: Haiti in the 1970s-80s 
    • VTR: Jazz Age Requiem 
  • Eras included in the following main book, Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2:
    • VTR & DTD: French Revolution (1789 to 1799)
    • WTF, PTC & GTS: The Great War: Western Front (1914 to 1918)
    • MTAw, DTD & DTR: Light of the Sun - Europe (1600s)
    • CTL & PTC: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (100-50 BCE)
    • HTV & MTC: Rise of the Last Imperials - China (1644-1911)
    • VTR & BTP: One Thousand and One Nights - Islamic Golden Age (750 to 1258)
    • MTAw & GTS: Golden Age of Piracy (1716 to 1726)
    • VTR, HTV & CTL: King Arthur's Britannia (400 to 500)
    • BTP, WTF & PTC: Necropolis of Harawa (1604-1204 BCE)
    • WTF & DTR: Golden Age of Science Fiction (1938 to 1946)
    • MTC & GTS: Scandinavian Witch Trials (1450-1750)
    • DTD & HTV: Empire of Mali in West Africa (1360-1390) (resurrected through backers)
    • MTAw & CTL: Wild West (1865 to 1895) (resurrected through backers)
  • Additional stretch goal eras that were proposed:
    • Epic of Gilgamesh (2100s BCE.)
    • Jazz Age (1920s)
    • Mississippi Steamboat Era (1811 to 1861)
    • Greco-Persian Wars (499-449 BCE)
    • Early Medieval Ireland (750-850)
    • Voynich Manuscript (1400-1450)
    • Rise of the Maurya Empire (321-329 BCE)


Being published before as 1st Edition supplements, following supplements could be regarded as prototypes to the Dark Eras

References Edit

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