The Reawakening was a supernatural event occurred in the year of 1997, that returned the discipline of Dementation to the Camarilla Malkavians – that had been replaced by Dominate by the Great Prank, soon after the Convention of Thorns.

Some explain the Reawakening by saying it was a consequence of Malkav himself, moving in his bodiless sleep. Others talk of an effort actively made by the antitribu to spread their maddening "infection". And there are even those who claim that whatever held Dementation at bay, it ceased to be during the Week of Nightmares that happened the same year.