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Authors: Justin Achilli, Jason Feldstein, Joddie Gray, Will Hindmarch, Ari Marmell, Voronica Whitney-Robinson
Additional Material: Dale Donovan, Alan I. Kravit, James Lowder
Storyteller Game System: Mark Rein•Hagen
Developer: Justin Achilli
Editor: Carl Bowen
Art Direction: Richard Thomas
Layout & Typesetting: Kieran Yanner
Artists: Guy Davis, Michael Gaydos, Leif Jones, Vince Locke, Ken Meyer, Jr., Christopher Shy, Drew Tucker, Kirk Van Wormer, Conan Venus
Back Cover Art: Leif Jones
Cover Design: Kieran Yanner
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: 2003
Pages: 206
Year: 2003
Publication #: WW02441
Reference #: ISBN 1-58846-239-0
Price: $29.95 US

Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom is a fatsplat for Vampire: The Masquerade about the legacies and culture of the Laibon, the Kindred of Africa.

SummaryEdit

From the White Wolf catalog:

Domains Long Hidden
Africa has long been a bastion of mystery in the World of Darkness. Finally, the domains south of the Sahara are revealed - and the laws of Western Kindred hold no water here. Out of the Kingdom of the secretive Laibon come the monstrous Guruhi,the atavistic Naglopers and the wise Akunanse - and untold other horrors.
Still Children of Caine?
Created in the tradition of Kindred of the East, Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom offers an all-new take on the race of Caine. Although presumably still descended from the FirstVampire, the Kindred of Africa have evolved a very different society - one completely alien to Western Kindred. Many mysteries of the Cainite race play out here in the Ebony Kingdom, and just as many rise to take their place.

Chapter One: The Ebony KingdomEdit

A quick introduction to the purpose of Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom, followed by basic information on the population and history of Africa, notes on Laibon societies, domains, magaji, and kholo, and a lexicon of terms. These are followed by the roles and social connections of each of the legacies, and then by the Tenets that all Laibon attempt to live by. This is followed by "How Cagn Earned the Wrath of the Lion and the Sun", the Laibon creation story.

Chapter Two: LegaciesEdit

The eight main Laibon legacies in more detail, including their backgrounds, weaknesses, and organizations.

Chapter Three: Character CreationEdit

How to create a Laibon character from scratch. Includes information on adjusted Abilities, revamped Backgrounds, new Backgrounds, Merits and Flaws, and information on the Laibon traits of Orun and Aye.

Chapter Four: Disciplines and other WitcheryEdit

Information on the new Discipline of Abombwe, the Abombo path of Necromancy, the Laibon versions of Auspex, Dur-An-Ki, and Vicissitude, and notes on other changes made to the more "standard" Disciplines. Also includes information on creating Laibon Artifacts.

Chapter Five: GeographyEdit

The geography, society, and issues of Africa, and how they affect the Laibon in their night-to-night life.

Chapter Six: StorytellingEdit

Suggestions and rules for running a Laibon campaign, and notes on themes and moods that prevail in an African-based chronicle.

Chapter Seven: Antagonists and BestiaryEdit

The creatures, supernaturals, and mortals that confront and endanger the existence of the Laibon.

Appendix: Minor Legacies and ClansEdit

Notes on the four minor Laibon legacies: the Malkavians, the Mla Watu, the Nkulu Zao, and the Ventrue.

Background InformationEdit

Shortly before the release of the book, a link on the White Wolf web site "accidentally" pointed to the outline for the book. It served to justifiably whet peoples' appetites, although some information (such as confirmation as to which Legacy derived from which clan) was provided which otherwise wasn't explicitly stated in the book.

Memorable QuotesEdit

CharactersEdit

  • Cagn - The original Laibon. Wonder if he's similar to any other famous vampires?

ReferencesEdit

Abombwe, Akunanse, Aye, Followers of Set, Guruhi, Ishtarri, Kholo, Kinyonyi, Laibon, Legacy (VTM), Magaji, Malkavian, Mla Watu, Nagloper, Nkulu Zao, Orun, Osebo, Shango, Tenets, Ventrue (VTM), Xi Dundu

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