Lore : Clan Brujah

This Lore represents knowledge of the social structure, traditions and myths of Clan Brujah. It also represents how well a character might be able to recognize the names of famous Brujah and know the trends of the Clan within given regions.

Generally Possessed By: Brujah, Brujah antitribu

Potential Specializations: Anarch/Brujah History, Anarch Culture, Carthaginian History, Promethean History

Sources Consulted for this List: Chaining the Beast [WW2432]Children of the Night [WW2023],Children of the Inquisition: Who’s Who Among Vampires [WW2250]Clanbook: Baali [WW2817],Clanbook: Brujah [WW2051]Clanbook: Brujah (Revised Edition) [WW2351]Giovanni Chronicles I: The Last Supper [WW2090]Giovanni Chronicles II: Blood and Fire [WW2091]Giovanni Chronicles III: The Sun Has Set [WW2096]Guide to the Anarchs [WW2424]Laws of the Night (Revised Edition) [WW5013]Libellus Sanguinis II: Keepers of the Word [WW2815]Player’s Guide to the High Clans [WW20007]Vampire: The Masquerade (Revised Edition)[WW2300]

Lore: Brujah x1

  • You know that the primary Brujah Disciplines are CelerityPotence and Presence. (LotN [Rev]: 31; VtM [Rev]: 69)
  • You know that all Brujah are creatures of passion, and that they have more trouble fending off the Beast than other Kindred. (LotN [Rev]: 31; VtM [Rev]: 69)
  • You know that the legendary Clan Antediluvian was known simply as Brujah, although there is often mention of his childe Troile along with him. (CbB: 14-15; CbB [Rev]: 13-16; PGttHC: 18)
  • You know that in former times, the Brujah were allegedly philosopher kings of old, as scholarly as they were war-like. This seems to shine through a little less in their modern incarnation. (LotN [Rev]: 30; VtM [Rev]: 68)
  • You have heard of fabled Carthage, and that it is said among the Clan to have been a sort of Brujah-governed utopia, where vampires and mortals lived together in harmony.(CbB [Rev]: 17-18; PGttHC: 20-21)
  • Even if you’re not from the West coast, you’re aware of the existence of the former Anarch Free State and you know that the Brujah had a major impact on it. (CbB: 17-19; CbB [Rev]: 26-30; GttA: 22-24)
  • You have heard of the « Call to Arms », and know that a Brujah can generally expect Clan solidarity if one is called. (LotN [Rev]: 31)
  • You know what Rants and Raves are, and what to expect from them. (CbB: 25-30; CbB [Rev]: 39-44)

Lore: Brujah x2

  • You are aware of the tradition that Brujah was generally stoic, whereas Troile was fiery and passionate. You have further heard that Troile diablerized Brujah, and that his/her punishment for this was his/her subsequent rage. You have heard further that all modern Brujah descended from Troile, which is where they inherited their weakness. You are also rather aware that Troile’s gender is often a matter of dispute, and that some traditions place her as Brujah’s lover. (CbB [Rev]: 15-16; PGttHC: 18)
  • You have heard a few stories and fables about the Clan founder, such as « Brujah and the Wine Seller, » « Brujah and the Dead King » or « Brujah and the Three Coins. » (CbB [Rev]: 14-15)
  • You know the basic social classifications generally given to Brujah. These include: the Iconoclasts, who tend to be angry, young and rebellious; the Idealists, who tend to be older, more philosophical and calmer in their politics; and the Individualists, who tend to take the middle ground between the other two camps. (CbB: 13-14; CbB [Rev]: 36-39)
  • You have heard that the destruction of the fabled Carthage was the instigated by Roman Ventrue with the aid of allied Toreador and Malkavians, which is why there is such a long standing grudge between the Brujah and the Clan of Kings. (CbB [Rev]: 17-18; PGttHC:: 20-21)
  • You know about the famous Brujah Jeremy MacNeil, who apparently started the Rebellion resulting in the Anarch Free-State and served as it’s leader before his death. You also know the rough story of the Second Anarch Revolt in California, and how MacNeil was unjustly beaten by Toreador Prince Don Sebastian’s men, which is what sparked the uprising. (CbB: 17-19, 64-65; CbB [Rev]: 26-30; GttA: 22-24)
  • You know that Jaroslav Paschek is the current Brujah Justicar of the Camarilla. (CotN: 41-43)
  • You know about the different types of Rants and the multitude of purposes they can serve. You are familiar with Policy Rants, which serve to galvanize the Clan toward a single goal; Debates, which are formalized affairs of rhetoric usually held amongst elders; Prestige Rants, which serve to solidify a single Brujah’s standing in the Clan; Rally Rants, which serve to whip Brujah into an appropriate furor for an oncoming task; and Spite Rants, which serve to punish or ostracize a Clan member. (CbB: 25-28; CbB [Rev]: 41-42)
  • You are familiar with the practice of « running the Gauntlet, » a punishment usually invoked at Rants in which a disgraced Brujah must walk through a crowd of his/her clanmates, who beat them continuously until they reach the end of a set path. You know that those who actually walk out of a gauntlet un-torpid tend to be considered absolved of the crime, and probably have gained some cred for their endurance. (CbB: 28; CbB [Rev]: 42)
  • You have at least heard, in passing, of legendary Brujah such as: Patricia Boilingbrooke, the lover of Wat Tyler and one of the first and most famous figures in the Anarch Revolt; and Etheyra, the Carthaginian who supposedly betrayed the city to Rome. (CbB [Rev]: 22, 98-99; CotI: 21-23; GttA: 12)

Lore: Brujah x3

  • You have heard multiple stories both about the glory and the fall of Carthage, and are aware that there are theories and evidence indicating both that it was a debauched city home to infernalist bloodbaths and that it was the peaceable community most elder Brujah describe. (CbB [Rev]: 17-18; CbBaali: 13; PGttHC: 20-21)
  • You have heard of the Prometheans, a group of post-Carthaginian medieval apologists who desired to rebuild Carthage as it should have been, a society in which Cainites and mortals exist in symbiosis.
  • You know that it was generally the Brujah who sparked the initial wave of the First Anarch Revolt, particularly those in Eastern Europe, caught between the established Tzimisce and encroaching Ventrue, and those in Spain. You have heard of the antitribuwarlord Dominic. You know the story of how the Anarch Tyler slew Hardestaadt (The Ventrue noble seeking to found the Camarilla), which is often cited as the definitive moment of the Rebellion’s beginning. (CbB [Rev]: 2-21; PGttHC: 21-22)
  • You know that the Brujah are said to have played some historical part in the Russian Revolution, the American Revolution and the Sepoy Rebellion in India. (CbB [Rev]: 21, 25-26)
  • You have heard of the now lapsed tradition of the sphairisteriae, or training halls, which Brujah traditional kept as sanctums of study and practice. You hear that Brujah neonates were once generally Embraced within the sphairisteria or their Sire. (LS2: 85-86)
  • You have heard that in archaic times, Hellenic Brujah would gather once every ten years on the island of Chalcis for a panegyra, in which they participated in Pan-Hellenic games tailored for Cainite participants. These games included the Nemesine Hunt, a sport in which an enemy Cainite, sometimes even a werewolf would be hunted en masse until it met with death or torpor. You also know of the barathron, a simple trial by combat against preselected opponents. (LS2: 87)
  • You know that Adana de Sforza was the Brujah representative amongst the Founding members of the Camarilla, and that she sat on the original Inner Council. (GC1: 51-61; GC2 17-20; GC3 15-16)
  • You know that the institution of Rants and Raves originally stemmed from a 19th century tradition of cafè trekking, wherein rowdy Brujah would hop from cafè to cafè, chasing out the mortal patrons, and then proceeding to go on political diatribes. (CbB: 25)
  • You have heard that prominent Russian Brujah formed a coalition which both helped to create and attempted to control the U.S.S.R. Although recently all known members of it have vanished. (CbB: 19-21; CbB [Rev]: 30-33)
  • You have at least heard, in passing, of famous Brujah such as: Critias, the philosopher Primogen of Chicago; Smiling Jack, the faceless, yet legendary, Anarch recruiter; Salvador Garcia, the writer of The Anarch Manifesto; and Tara, the Prince and former Baron of San Diego, who ceded the Domain back to Camarilla control. (CbB: 16, 66; CbB [Rev]: 23, 95-96; CotN: 60-61)

Lore: Brujah x4

  • You have heard rumor that Brujah had childer aside from Troile, and that the descendants of these form another bloodline separate from the main Clan, known as the True Brujah. (CbB [Rev]: 16; LotN [Rev]: 31)
  • You know that part of the reason often cited for the alleged debauchery of Carthage is related to the presence of infernalists within the city, and that the Brujah did in fact share their polis with some Assamites, Gangrel, Setites… and Baali. (CbBaali: 23; CbB [Rev]: 17-18)
  • You have heard of the Praedicanda, the « most renowned » of the Brujah, who were said to be the pre-Carthagian precursors to the Promethean movement, and that this group was heavily linked to the success and legacy of Hellenic Athens. (LS2: 81-82)
  • You have heard of the concept of Enetlechy, or perfection, and of the Dedicated, an ancient group of Brujah devoted to the active pursuit of this concept. You have heard rumors that they may have founded a Path of Enlightenment to this end. (CtB: 100-102; LS2: 92)
  • You’ve heard of some of the fairly obscure Brujah of note, such as: Theo Bell, a Camarilla Archon largely responsible for the successful retaking of New York City; Marguerite Foccart, a Parisian noblewomen who eventually took up arms in the American revolution and Civil War; Lord Wilkshire, a Sabbat Templar and lycanthrope hunter who allegedly founded an obscure Path of Enlightenment; and Clara of Cork and Fergal of the Pious Clan, two Brujah clergy who helped to preserve numerous manuscripts in the Middle Ages. (CbB: 16; CbB [Rev]: 18-19, 21, 96-97; CtB: 62-65, 74-78)

Lore: Brujah x5

  • You are fully aware of the existence of the so-called True Brujah, and you know that they allegedly have the power to command time and unlike their cousins are marked with icy stoicism rather than passion. (CbB: 14; LotN [Rev]: 31)
  • You know that the Baali and the Brujah were closely entwined in the era of Carthage, and you have even heard unsetteling reports that Troile was an associate, or even a lover, of one of their Elders – a creature known only as Moloch. (CbBaali: 23)
  • You’ve heard that a group of infernalist Brujah in the 15th century are generally regarded as responsible for the foundation of the Path of Evil Revelations, the definitive Path of demon worship in the modern nights. (CtB: 93-94)
  • You have heard that the Praedicanda willfully abandoned Greece for Carthage and engaged in the slaughter of their elders sometime early on in their history, discarding Hellenic culture as a failed experiment. You hear it is from this era of Praedicandaianbetrayal that the diablerie of Brujah by Troile occurred. (LS2: 82)
  • You’ve heard that the warlord Dominic, or somebody claiming to be Dominic, has recently surfaced. (CbB [Rev]: 95-96)
  • You have heard the almost uniquely Brujah Path of Enetlechy, which seems to have either developed or redeveloped in the modern nights as a throw-back to the teachings of the Dedicated. You know that the Path focuses on the pursuit of personal perfection, self-control and inner strength, and that no more than twenty or so Cainites have managed to adhere to it’s tenants. (CtB: 100-102; LS2: 92)
  • You have heard that Russian Brujah council was devoured by the elder Nosferatu known as Baba Yaga. (CbB: 19-21; CbB [Rev]: 30-33)