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Name: Obeah
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Bloodlines: Salubri, Nkulu Zao

Obeah is the unique Discipline of the Salubri, formerly known as the Valeren Path of the Healer.

OverviewEdit

Obeah originated with Saulot in his travels in the East learning from the Kuei-jin the use of the Dragon Pearl. Learning Obeah causes a third eye to develop in the middle of one's forehead. 

The third eye is said to bestow "sight beyond sight" and enable the Salubri to see the threads of life and death around them.  Once their abilities to restore lost vitality and cleanse individuals of taints of both the body and the soul earned the Salubri awe and respect, but after years of Tremere propaganda the use of Obeah became more associated with soul-stealing and infernalism.

It has long remained a closely guarded secret of the once-proud clan, and is all but forgotten in the Modern Nights by vampiric society.

Revisions Edit

In Vampire: The Dark Ages and Dark Ages: Vampire, Obeah is the Path of the Healer variant of Valeren. Upon taking the first level of Valeren a Cainite must choose which line of powers to pursue. An individual can attempt to learn both Paths, but the secondary Path is harder to master as its focus contradicts the first. In Vampire: The Dark Ages, each level beyond the first of the secondary Path costs an additional experience point.[1] In Dark Ages: Vampire, each level beyond the first of the secondary Path costs experience points as if it were one level higher.[2]

In Vampire: The Masquerade, the Path of the Healer is called Obeah and the Warrior Paths is called Valeren, and there are no special rules for learning both beyond having an available teacher.

Official AbilitiesEdit

Included below are the official powers described in supplements for Vampire: The Masquerade and Dark Ages: Vampire. Sources are described below in the order they were printed.

Standard PowersEdit

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    • Panacea (1st/2nd): Just as you can heal the wounds you cause by licking them, heal the wounds caused by others by licking them
    • Sense Vitality (VtDA/Rev/DAV/V20): Detect how healthy an individual is or how they came to harm
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Anesthetic Touch:[4] Remove feelings of pain from a target or put a living creature to sleep
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    • Neutral Guard (1st/2nd): Create a barrier 10 feet from you that prevents others from approaching
    • Corpore Sano (VtDA/Rev/DAV/V20): Heal any sort of wound on yourself or others by expending vitae
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    • Mens Sana (1st/2nd/Rev): Cure the derangements of others
    • Shepherd's Watch (VtDA/DAV/V20): Create a barrier 10 feet from you that prevents others from approaching. As the level 3 power Neutral Guard, above
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    • Unburdening the Bestial Soul (1st/2nd/Rev): Draw out someone's soul and hold it in your mind while cleansing it, improving the subject's Path rating
    • Mens Sana (VtDA/DAV/V20): Cure the derangements of others. As the level 4 power, above

Alternate PowersEdit

  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Auguring the Sickness:[8] Discover the symptoms and severity of an illness in someone
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Peacemaker:[9] Soothe those around you and make them inclined to discuss any disputes peacefully
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bullet King David's Blessing:[10] Use music to help heal someone mentally or physically

Advanced PowersEdit

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    • Pain for Pleasure (1st): Make a subject feel intense pleasure instead of pain
    • Renewed Vigor (2nd/Rev): Focus for a moment and heal all the wounds of a subject
    • Unburdening the Bestial Soul (VtDA/DAV/V20): Draw out someone's soul and hold it in your mind while cleansing it, improving the subject's Path rating. As the level 5 power, above
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet [12]
    • Repulsion (1st/2nd): Cause people to instinctively move away from you, as if remembering something unpleasant and having no interest to pursue it
    • Safe Passage (VtDA/Rev): Make the people around inclined to let you pass and give help if you need it
    • Renewed Vigor (V20): Focus for a moment and heal all the wounds of a subject. As the level 6 power, above
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet [13]
    • Vitae Block (1st/2nd): Make a portion of the target's blood pool unusable
    • Purification (VtDA/Rev): Purge an individual of infernal possession and force such demons into nearby objects
    • Safe Passage (V20): Make the people around inclined to let you pass and give help if you need it. As the level 7 power, above
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    • Spirit Marionette (1st/2nd): Take control of a target's soul and pantomime their actions
    • Unburden the Flesh-Clad Soul (Rev/V20): Release a mortal's soul from their body to exist in the Astral Realms.
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    • Heaven's Gate (1st/2nd/VtDA): Bring a recently dead mortal back to life
    • Plot Device

Version Differences Edit

The Dark Ages version of this discipline is similar to the Revised version, except that the third through fifth levels are increased by one level and a new third level power is added.

The V20 version is based on the Dark Ages version, but also increases the levels of the revised edition advanced powers by one level each to match the trend previously set.

References Edit

^  Level 1

Panacea VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 133
Panacea The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 137
Sense Life/Death Dark Ages Companion Pg. 101
Sense Vitality Vampire Storytellers Companion Pg. 36
Sense Life Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 46
Sense Vitality Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 457

^  Level 2

Anesthetic Touch VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 133
Anesthetic Touch The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 138
Gift of Sleep Dark Ages Companion Pg. 101
Auguring the Sickness Clanbook: Salubri Pg. 44
Anesthetic Touch Vampire Storytellers Companion Pg. 36
Gift of Sleep Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 46
Anesthetic Touch Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 458

^  Level 3

Neutral Guard VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 133
Neutral Guard The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 138
Healing Touch Dark Ages Companion Pg. 101
Peacemaker Clanbook: Salubri Pg. 44
Corpore Sano Vampire Storytellers Companion Pg. 36
Healing Touch Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 46
Corpore Sano Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 459

^  Level 4

Treat the Sick Mind VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 133
Treat the Sick Mind The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 138
Shepherd's Watch Dark Ages Companion Pg. 102
King David's Blessing Clanbook: Salubri Pg. 45
Mens Sana Vampire Storytellers Companion Pg. 36
Shepherd's Watch Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 47
Shepherd's Watch Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 459

^  Level 5

Unburdening the Bestial Soul VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 134
Unburdening of the Bestial Soul The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 138
The Ailing Spirit Dark Ages Companion Pg. 102
Unburdening the Bestial Soul Vampire Storytellers Companion Pg. 37
The Ailing Spirit Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 47
Mens Sana Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 459

^  Level 6

Pain for Pleasure VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 134
Renewed Vigor VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 134
Renewed Vigor The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 138
Warding the Beast Dark Ages Companion Pg. 102
Renewed Vigor Vampire Storytellers Companion Pg. 38
Warding the Beast Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 47
Unburdening the Bestial Soul Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 459

^  Level 7

Repulsion VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 134
Repulsion The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 139
Safe Passage Dark Ages Companion Pg. 103
Safe Passage Vampire Storytellers Companion Pg. 38
Renewed Vigor Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 460

^  Level 8

Vitae Block VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 134
Vitae Block The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 139
Purification Dark Ages Companion Pg. 104
Purification Vampire Storytellers Companion Pg. 39
Safe Passage Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 460

^  Level 9

Spirit Marionette VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 134
Spirit Marionette The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 139
Unbind the Flesh-Clad Soul Vampire Storytellers Companion Pg. 39
Unburden the Flesh-Clad Soul Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 460

^  Level 10

Resurrection VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 135
Resurrection The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 139
Heaven's Gate Clanbook: Salubri Pg. 47
Plot Device Gehenna Pg. 182

Vampire: The Masquerade Disciplines

Abombwe · Animalism · Auspex · Bardo · Celerity · Chimerstry · Daimonion · Dementation · Dominate · Flight · Fortitude · Melpominee · Mytherceria · Obeah · Obfuscate · Obtenebration · Potence · Presence · Protean · Quietus · Sanguinus · Serpentis · Spiritus · Temporis · Thanatosis · Valeren · Vicissitude · Visceratika

Blood Sorcery:

Abyss Mysticism · Akhu · Countermagic, Thaumaturgical · Dur-An-Ki · Mortis · Nahuallotl · Necromancy, Voudoun · Necromancy, Western · Ogham · Sadhana · Sihr · Thaumaturgy · Thaumaturgy, Dark · Thaumaturgy, Sielanic · Sorcery, Assamite · Sorcery, Anarch · Sorcery, Koldunic · Sorcery, Setite · Wanga

Defunct:

Deimos · Kai · Kineticism · Maleficia · Nihilistics · Rift · Striga

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