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Hardestadt the Elder



Final Death:









Camarilla, Fiefs of the Black Cross



Hardestadt the Elder was a renowned Ventrue elder who was already an established figure of power in the Holy Roman Empire during the Dark Ages. He is widely known as a leader during the founding of the Camarilla.


The Roman scholar, Seneca, was incorrect. Unjust dominion can be eternal.
  — Hardestadt the Elder

During the Dark Ages, his childe Jurgen served as his right-hand man in the Crusader States and in Livonia. In later centuries, he was a member of the coterie dubbed the Founders, who shepherded the foundation of the Camarilla; as a result, Hardestadt himself is often thought of as the founder of the sect.

Hardestadt was a tall, strapping man, with dark hair and intense eyes. He usually attempts to use his strength of will to bluster through a debate. At the start of the Anarch Revolt, he was killed by the Brujah Anarch Tyler, who probably committed diablerie on him.

Subsequently, his eldest childe secretly took his identity thus becoming Hardestadt the Younger, leading the charade that Tyler's attack on Hardestadt had failed.


  • Though Hardestadt fell in 1395 and was diablerized by Tyler, he still appears in the Giovanni Chronicles I, which are set in 1444. Since the character sheet of Hardestadt the Younger does not fit with that of Hardestadt as he appeared in Giovanni Chronicles I, this was like a mistake in the chronology from the writers.
  • His heraldic motto was "Vincam etiam ab inferis".

Character SheetEdit

Hardestadt the Elder[1]

Sire: Unknown
Generation: 5th
Embrace: 947
Apparent Age: Early 40′s
Physical: Strength 4, Dexterity 3, Stamina 5
Social: Charisma 4, Manipulation 6, Appearance 5
Mental: Perception 4, Intelligence 5, Wits 4
Talents: Alertness 4, Athletics 2, Brawl 5, Dodge 3, Intimidation 6, Leadership 5, Subterfuge 2
Skills: Etiquette 3, Melee 6, Ride 5, Security 2, Stealth 3, Torture 3
Knowledges: Academics (Literature) 5, History 2, Kindred Lore 4, Law 4, Linguistics 4, Occult 2, Politics 6
Disciplines: Auspex 2, Celerity 4, Dominate 5, Fortitude 4, Potence 4, Presence 5, Protean 2
Backgrounds: Allies 7, Contacts 6, Elder Status 5, Herd 5, Influence 4, Military Force 4, Resources 6, Retainers 7
Virtues: Conscience 1, Self-Control 4, Courage 5
Morality: Humanity 2
Willpower: 9


  1. VTM: Giovanni Chronicles I: The Last Supper Bullet-pdf , p. 58
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