c. 8000 BCE






Tzimisce Antediluvian



Kartarirya, the Many-Armed, is the first childe of the Tzimisce Antediluvian.


In life, he was a warrior renowned for his cruelty and inhumane treatment of his captives, for which he was ultimately Embraced. Kartarirya changed his gender and is now a multi-armed methuselah who considers all of India to be her personal stalking grounds.

Kartarirya tried impersonating Kartikeya, the god of war, only to discover the Brahmans wielded their faith as weapons and saw through such artifice. Surprisingly, in her search to find worshipers among the growing Vedic pantheon, Kartarirya came to understand and appreciate their religion. The multi-limbed divinities represented multiple states of beings, interpretations and personalities. While the divinities were certainly terrifying to behold, the Indians accepted the complex and often conflicted gods and precepts as natural. Enamored with the concept of multifaceted existence and perception, Kartarirya geared her transcendence toward that effort. Instead of seeking worship, Kartarirya sought to remold herself into a creature that could exist in multiple states of awareness, simultaneously.

Kartarirya fought against encroaching Cainite presence following the conquests of Alexander the Great. She battled a Nosferatu methuselah and now dwells in its domicile on the isle of Sri Lanka. By the time of the Final Nights, she rests in Torpor.

Version DifferencesEdit

While Clanbook: Tzimisce Revised can be read to imply that Kartarirya is the first childe of Tzimisce, Players Guide to High Clans explicitly states that Ionache was the Eldest's first childe. The explicit statement in the latter would override the implication that could be read into the former. That said, it is worth noting that the Tzimisce of Dark Medieval Europe could very well remain unaware of Kartarirya's existence, thus explaining her absence from the clan's history in that book, even if it is not in fact the Eldest's first childe.

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