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Name: Valeren
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Clans: Salubri

Valeren is the mystical Discipline of the Salubri. At its most basic, Valeren provides control over pain and increased martial ability, seemingly allowing warriors to draw on the power of heaven to vanquish their foes.

OverviewEdit

Valeren was originally split between two distinct paths of powers: the Path of the Healer, the first line developed by the Salubri Antediluvian, and the Path of the Warrior, an offshoot Discipline developed by Samiel to fight the Baali and other infernalists. In the Modern Nights the Path of the Healer has come to be known as Obeah, and Valeren refers only to the Path of the Warrior.

Like Obeah, the use of Valeren relies upon a third eye which is formed when a vampire gains a second level in either Discipline. The third eye is said to bestow "sight beyond sight" and enable the Salubri to see the threads of life and death around them. Use of any power but the first causes the third eye to open and glow brightly, making surreptitious use very difficult.

Version DifferencesEdit

In Vampire: The Dark Ages and Dark Ages: Vampire, Valeren is a single Discipline that represents both the Healer and Warrior Paths. 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 Healer and Warrior Paths are completely separate Disciplines, Obeah and Valeren, and there are no special rules for learning both beyond having an available teacher.

In Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition, Obeah and Valeren are combined into one Discipline, Valeren, with three different paths for the three castes: Healer Valeren, Warrior Valeren and Watcher Valeren. Healer and Warrior Valeren are what are recognized to be modern Obeah and Valeren respectively, although Watcher Valeren is a tool unique to the Wu Zao, or the Watcher Caste.

Official AbilitiesEdit

Included below are the official powers described in supplements for Vampire: The Masquerade, Clanbook: Salubri, Dark Ages: Vampire and Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition. Sources are described below in the order they were printed.

Standard PowersEdit

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    • Sense Vitality/Sense Death: Detect how healthy an individual is or other blood information
    • Sense Cycle: Sense the cycle of life entire, instinctively knowing when an individual or an event is important to your future
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    • Anesthetic Touch/Gift of Sleep: Remove feelings of pain from a target or put a living creature to sleep
    • Auguring the Sickness: Discover the severity and nature of a sickness plaguing a target
    • Peaceful Touch: Calm a hostile target with a touch, making it harder for him to strike you
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    • Burning Touch: Cause a victim to feel debilitating agony and may cause Rotschreck in vampire victims
    • Peacemaker: Spread an aura of calm and peace
    • Healer's Touch: Heal wounds of a mortal or a vampire with a touch, including bloodborne diseases
    • Pariah's Caress: Mark a target with a bloody touch, making all his social interactions harder
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    • Armor of Caine's Fury: Create mystical armor that protects you from harm and makes it easier to avoid fear frenzy
    • Ending the Watch: Painlessly kill a mortal who wants to die
    • King David's Blessing: Through song or playing an instrument, help someone forget their physical pain, draw them out of depression, or assist another healer in their craft
    • Shepherd's Watch: Create a shield around the vampire that enemies cannot cross
    • Peacemaker: Spread an aura of calm and peace, like the level 3 power above
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    • Ending the Watch: Painlessly kill a mortal who wants to die
    • Vengeance of Samiel: Make a single devastating blow that cannot be avoided
    • Unburden the Bestial Soul: Draw someone's soul out and improve the subjects Path rating, raise the subjects Virtues (Conscience, Courage and Self-Control), lower them (Conviction and Instinct) and cure derangements
    • Soul's Breath: Subsist on mortals' breaths instead of blood, or steal blood and power from other supernatural creatures through their breath

Advanced PowersEdit

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    • Blissful Agony: Cause a victim to feel continuous pain that can cause damage or drive them to frenzy
    • Watching the Passage: Draw knowledge and energy from using Ending the Watch
    • Dream Combat: Draw the target's mind to a dreamscape
    • Father's Judgement: Render a portion of a vampire's vitae inert
    • Samiel's Vengeance: Make a single devastating blow that cannot be avoided against anyone who has struck the vampire
    • Safe Passage: Receive hospitality and help regardless of local culture, and make it harder for hunters to find you.
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    • Aversion: Cause a crowd to greatly dislike an individual, to harass or avoid him
    • Sword of the Righteous: Cause a blade blooded with your vitae to blaze with heavenly fire and deal aggravated damage
    • Blissful Gaze: Gift of Sleep and Healer's Touch no longer need touch to work, and wound penalties are reversed when Healer's Touch is used
    • Fiery Agony: Enhances Burning Touch, meaning that touch is only needed to activate Fiery Agony, continues as long as the vampire watches the target and makes it harder for vampire targets to resist Rotschreck
    • Aversion(Dark Ages 20th): Enhances Pariah's Caress, causing others to greatly dislike and ostracize an individual, or turn hostile against him
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    • Shadow of Taint: Purge an individual of infernal possession and force such demons into nearby objects
    • Rayzeel's Song: Make it easier to heal others
    • Song of the Blooded: The vampire enters a battle trance, increasing her physical prowess, surrounding her with a glowing halo that blinds onlookers and rendering her immune to any mind influencing Disciplines (except for Rayzeel's song)
    • Purification: Expel or exorcise a spirit or a demon, and bind it to your service
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    • Heaven's Gate: Resurrect a recently killed mortal as a Revenant
    • Soul Exchange: Exchange the souls of two individuals, exchanging their Roads, Virtues and Natures
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    • Heaven's Gate: Give life to a recently deceased cadaver without causing the Embrace or making the target a Ghoul

References Edit

^  Level 1

Sense Life/Death Dark Ages Companion Pg. 101
Sense Vitality Guide to the Sabbat Pg. 121
Sense Death Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 47
Sense Vitality Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 260
Sense Death Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 262
Sense Cycle Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 265

^  Level 2

Gift of Sleep Dark Ages Companion Pg. 101
Anesthetic Touch Guide to the Sabbat Pg. 122
Morphean Blow Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 48
Auguring the Senses Clanbook: Salubri Pg. 44
Gift of Sleep Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 260
Morphean Blow Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 262
Peaceful Touch Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 265

^  Level 3

Burning Touch Dark Ages Companion Pg. 102
Burning Touch Guide to the Sabbat Pg. 122
Burning Touch Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 48
Peacemaker Clanbook: Salubri Pg. 44
Healer's Touch Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 260
Burning Touch Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 262
Pariah's Caress Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 265

^  Level 4

Ending the Watch Dark Ages Companion Pg. 102
Ending the Watch Guide to the Sabbat Pg. 122
Armor of Caine's Fury Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 48
Shepherd's Watch Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 260
Armor of Caine's Fury Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 262
Peacemaker Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 266

^  Level 5

Vengeance of Samiel Dark Ages Companion Pg. 102
Vengeance of Samiel Guide to the Sabbat Pg. 123
Vengeance of Samiel Dark Ages Storytellers Companion Pg. 48
Unburden the Bestial Soul Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 261
Ending the Watch Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 263
Soul's Breath Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 266

^  Level 6

Loving Agony Dark Ages Companion Pg. 103
Watching the Passage Clanbook: Salubri Pg. 46
Blissful Agony Guide to the Sabbat Pg. 123

Fiery Agony

Dark Ages Storytellers Companion

Pg. 49

Dream Combat Lair of the Hidden Pg. 139
Father's Judgement Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 261
Samuel's Vengeance Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 264
Dream Combat Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 264
Safe Passage Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 266

^  Level 7

Aversion Dark Ages Companion Pg. 104
Sword of the Righteous Clanbook: Salubri Pg. 46
Blissful Gaze Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition

Pg. 261

Fiery Agony Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 265
Aversion Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 266

^  Level 8

Shadow of Taint Dark Ages Companion Pg. 104
Rayzeel's Song Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition

Pg. 261

Song of the Blooded Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 265
Purification Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 267

^  Level 8

Shadow of Taint Dark Ages Companion Pg. 104
Soul Exchange Vampire: The Dark Ages 20th Anniversary Edition Pg. 267

^  Level 10

Heaven's Gate Clanbook: Salubri Pg. 47

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

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

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