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Name: Quietus
Pronunciation: kwi-EET-us
Clans:

Assamite

Bloodlines: Assamite Sorcerers, Assamite Viziers

Quietus is the signature Discipline of the Assamites that grants them influence over the blood of others.

OverviewEdit

Though each of the Assamite castes possesses Quietus as an in-clan Discipline, it is primarily known for being an assassin's tool in the hands of the Warrior caste, and the lower level powers are largely geared towards that end. Developed by the Assamite Antediluvian, Haqim, in ages past, its use by his descendants is associated with passing judgment on Cainites and protecting mortals from their depredations.

One strange side effect of such power over blood, however, is that it seems to leave bloodlines with an affinity for Quietus vulnerable to blood curses. Also, blood disease spread quicker among users of Quietus[1]. Advanced users are known to develop blood fetishisms thanks to the focus of the Discipline on blood[2].

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. In the case the alternate system detailed below is used, these are the abilities of the Warrior Caste.

Standard Powers (Warrior)Edit

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    • Silence of Death: Make the area around you completely silent
    • Blood Essence (DAV20): Draw out the heart's blood of an exsanguinated and weakened target
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Scorpion's Touch [2]: Create a contact poison that greatly debilitates a victim physically
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Dagon's Call [3]: Cause harm from afar to a person who you have touched within the last hour
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bullet Baal's Caress [4]: Create a poison that can be coated on weapons to make them more dangerous
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet [5]
    • Blood Essence (DAV): Extract the heart's blood of a vampire as a thick liquid that can later be consumed, granting the effects of diablerie
    • Taste of Death (Revised): Spit acidic blood at a target
    • Quicken the Mortals Blood (DAV20): Receive two blood points for each point drained

Advanced PowersEdit

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    • Blood Sweat: Force a target to profusely sweat blood and dwell on horrible things they've done
    • Deed the Heart's Desire: Cut yourself off from all sounds and distractions in order to meditate or cause a victim to become insane
    • Purification: Cleanse an individual of mental and emotional influences over them, even curses and other magical effects
    • Quicken the Mortal's Blood (Revised): Receive two blood points for each point drained
    • Rapturous Touch: Drink blood through the skin
    • Ripples of the Heart: Leave emotions in the blood of a mortal that will be transmitted to any vampire that feeds from them
    • Selective Silence: As Silence of Death, except you can designate certain people to be able to make sound
    • Thin Blood: Make a vampire unable to heal their wounds with vitae
    • Taste of Death (DAV20): Spit acidic blood at a target
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet [7]
    • Baal's Bloody Talons: As Baal's Caress, and it deals even more damage
    • Blood of the Cobra: Use any Quietus power by spitting on the target
    • Dam the Heart's River: Take control of a target's blood point expenditure
    • Hinder the Cainite Vitae: Make a target unable to spend blood points
    • Leech: Drain blood from a target through skin contact
    • Poison the Well of Life: Make a mortal's blood dangerous to drink by anyone except you
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet [8]
    • Blood Awakening: Communicate with blood in one's system, either receiving insight from a mortal's memories or causing a Cainite to become confused and disoriented
    • Blood Clot: Cause a victim's blood to clot, becoming unusable
    • Blood Curse: Make it harder for a vampire to heal wounds, unable to spend blood points in other ways
    • Blood of Destruction: Make the blood in one's body incredibly acidic
    • Songs of Distant Vitae: Force difficult flashbacks on a target of their victims' experiences
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bullet [9]
    • Condemn the Sins of the Father: Apply a lower level Quietus power to an entire lineage of vampires
    • Erosion: Reduce all of a target's physical attributes to zero
    • Weaken the Blood of the Ancients: Temporarily increase a target's generation

Alternate System: Abed DumeEdit

V20 and V20 Dark Ages introduce an alternate system that splits Quietus according to Caste. The powers described above are the abilities of the Warrior Caste, while the Sorcerer and Vizier Castes have their own ways to utilize Quietus. Every Assamite can learn every application of Quietus, but those that come natural to his Caste are those that are most easily learned.

According to this version, the Clan referred to the Discipline as a whole as "Abed Dume", a phoenician term meaning "destroy blood". The applications used by the Warrior Caste were referred to as "Hikmat Dume" ("blood wisdom"), later latinized as "Cruscitus", while those of the Vizier Caste were referred to as "Minhit Dume" ("blood offering"), later latinized as "Hematus". While Assamites can learn each application regardless of Caste, both the Cruscitus and Hematus are more common in their respective Castes.[3]The Sorcerer Caste's variant hasn't an own name.

Standard Powers (Vizier)Edit

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    • Silence of Death: As the Warrior Power, but the Vizier can choose who can hear him when he speaks
    • Blood Tempering (DAV20): Preserves items by infusing them with blood
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet [12]
    • Truth of Blood (DAV20): Taste the blood of a target to learn if it has lied
    • Ishtar's Touch: Create a contact poison that leaves the target inebriated
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    • Cleansed in Blood (DAV20): Cleanse an individual of mental and emotional influences over them, even curses and other magical effects
    • Dagon's Call: Cause harm from afar to the mind a person who you have touched within the last hour
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bullet [14]
    • Ripples of the Heart (DAV20): Taste emotions and feelings out of blood
    • Baal's Caress: Coat a weapon in your blood, each person hit loses a Willpower point
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet [15]
    • Blood Sweat (DAV20): Force a target to profusely sweat blood and dwell on horrible things they've done
    • Taste of Bliss: Exhale red mist against a target that draws away Willpower

Standard Powers (Sorcerer)Edit

  • Menu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Silence of Death [16]: As the Warrior Power, but the Sorcerers own voice can be heard
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Scorpion's Curse [17]: Place a ward on a solid surface that activates the Warrior power when touched
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Dagon's Call [18]: Cause harm from afar to the mind a person who you have touched within the last hour
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bullet Baal's Caress [19]: Perceive dematerial spirit beings
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Taste of Death [20]: Spit acidic blood that hurts immaterial creatures

References Edit

^  Level 1

Silence of Death VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 120
Silence of Death The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 139
Silence of Death Vampire: The Dark Ages Pg. 161
Silence of Death Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 175
Silence of Fiery Blood Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 208
Blood Essence V20 Dark Ages Pg. 244
Blood Tempering V20 Dark Ages Pg. 248
Silence of Death (Vizier) V20 Lore of the Clans Pg. 27
Silence of Death (Sorcerer) V20 Lore of the Clans Pg. 26

^  Level 2

Weakness VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 120
Weakness The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 139
Weakness Vampire: The Dark Ages Pg. 161
Scorpion's Touch Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 175
Scorpion's Touch Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 208
Truth of Blood V20 Dark Ages Pg. 248
Ishtar's Touch V20 Lore of the Clans Pg. 27
Scorpion's Curse V20 Lore of the Clans Pg. 26

^  Level 3

Diseased VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 120
Disease The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 140
Disease Vampire: The Dark Ages Pg. 161
Dagon's Call Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 176
Dagon's Call Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 208
Cleanse in Blood V20 Dark Ages Pg. 249
Dagon's Call (Vizier/Sorcerer) V20 Lore of the Clans Pg. 27

^  Level 4

Blood Agony VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 120
Blood Agony The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 140
Blood Agony Vampire: The Dark Ages Pg. 162
Baal's Caress Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 176
Baal's Caress Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 209
Ripples of the Heart V20 Dark Ages Pg. 249
Baal's Caress (Vizier) V20 Lore of the Clans Pg. 27-28
Baal's Caress (Sorcerer) V20 Lore of the Clans Pg. 27

^  Level 5

Taste of Death VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 121
Taste of Death The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 140
Blood Essence Vampire: The Dark Ages Pg. 162
Taste of Death Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition Pg. 176
Blood Essence Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 209
Quicken the Mortals Blood V20 Dark Ages Pg. 209
Blood Sweat V20 Dark Ages Pg. 249
Taste of Bliss V20 Lore of the Clans Pg. 28
Taste of Death (Sorcerer) V20 Lore of the Clans Pg. 27

^  Level 6

Blood Empathy VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 121
Blood Sweat VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 121
Blood Sweat The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 140
Cleansing of Influence Clanbook: Assamite Pg. 27
Thin Blood Clanbook: Assamite Pg. 27
Blood Sweat Vampire: The Dark Ages Pg. 162
Quicken the Mortal's Blood Dark Ages Companion Pg. 90
Cleansed in Blood Libellus Sanguinis 3: Wolves at the Door Pg. 67
Blood Sweat Clanbook: Assamite Revised Pg. 66
Purification Clanbook: Assamite Revised Pg. 67
Ripples of the Heart Clanbook: Assamite Revised Pg. 67
Selective Silence Clanbook: Assamite Revised Pg. 66
Ripples of the Heart Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Pg. 209
Rapturous Touch Players Guide to Low Clans Pg. 154
Taste of Death V20 Dark Ages Pg. 247

^  Level 7

Foul Blood VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 121
Leech VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 121
Leech The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 140
Rapturous Touch V20 Dark Ages Pg. 247
Blood of the Cobra Clanbook: Assamite Pg. 27
Hinder the Cainite Vitae Dark Ages Companion Pg. 90
Baal's Bloody Talons Clanbook: Assamite Revised Pg. 68
Poison the Well of Life Clanbook: Assamite Revised Pg. 69
Dam the Heart's River Players Guide to Low Clans Pg. 155

^  Level 8

Blood Clot VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 121
Blood Clot The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 140
Blood Curse Clanbook: Assamite Pg. 27
Blood Awakening Dark Ages Companion Pg. 90
Songs of Distant Vitae Clanbook: Assamite Revised Pg. 69
Deed the Heart's Desire Players Guide to Low Clans Pg. 75
Blood of Destruction VTM: Caine's Chosen: The Black Hand Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 155

^  Level 9

Erosion VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 121
Erosion The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 140
Condemn the Sins of the Father Clanbook: Assamite Revised Pg. 71
Weaken the Blood of the Ancients Players Guide to Low Clans Pg. 156

^  Level 10

Plot Device Gehenna Pg. 182
Immaculate Vitae VTM: The Players Guide Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip Pg. 121
Immaculate Vitae The Players Guide Second Edition Pg. 140

  1. DAV: Dark Ages: Vampire Rulebook Bullet-pdf Bullet-nip, p. 208
  2. DAV: Players Guide to Low Clans Bullet-pdf , p. 154
  3. Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition, p. 244

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