sábado, 12 de marzo de 2011
The La Sombra
Leaders of the Sabbat, members from clan Lasombra are masters of intrigue even more so than the Ventrue or Tremere, but unlike the Ventrue that manipulate or bribe to rule, the Lasombra plan quite an elaborate plan by combining strength, espionage and manipulation to get power. The Lasombra have been involved with the Church since its inception, and some Kindred whisper that the clan was instrumental in the spread of the Christian faith. In modern nights, however, Lasombra have turned their backs on that divine institution.The Lasombra clan tend to be the most loyal and vicious of all the Sabbat. Natural leaders for they say that the first LaSombra vampire was a the leader of a clan thousands of years ago, and that with the help of a Shaman gained eternal life by forsaking his soul.
All vampires of LaSombra carry the curse of not casting their reflection, be that in polish metal, reflective windows, bodies of water nor photographs or video, this supernatural event carries even to the clothes and personal objects of the kindred.
Quarterly meetings, known as conventicles, serve to keep the Lasombra informed as to each other's status, and blood-drinking rituals are performed at these meetings. While no Lasombra is ever told "You may not do that" (at least not publicly), almost all Keepers have a profound respect for tradition. Many Lasombra of elder generations hail from Spanish or Italian stock, and some still show their Moorish or Berber heritage. Lasombra neonates and ancillae, however, run the gamut of cultures and ethnicities. Almost all Lasombra are reasonably attractive, with well-bred, aristocratic features - blue-collar Lasombra are rare, and one hardly sees the callused hands or broken noses of the working class among the Keepers.