- Methuselah: A vampire of the Fourth and Fifth Generations, who has lived for a thousand years or more. As of V20, the only requirement for the title is a vampire having lived 1000 years. Being 4th or 5th gen is no longer a requirement for the title.
A Methuselah is a fourth or fifth Generation elder who has existed for at least a millennium or more. Many of these elders are generally old enough to have known their clan Antediluvian personally, and usually serve as lieutenants in the Jyhad. The term is also used to refer to elders who have very little to do with the Camarilla or Sabbat: their machinations are far deeper, subtle, and terrifying. Methuselahs tend to fall into the borderline unplayable characters for Vampire: they often break the rules as they exist, (e.g., Mithras surviving his diablerie by Monty Coven).
As of V20, a Methuselah is defined as any vampire that has lived for over a thousand years or more. Generation is no longer a requirement for the title.