Sorcery and Necromancy

Big Ritual Blood Play

Big Ritual Blood Play

Picking up momentum, here’s Chapter Four, covering the blood magic of the Assamites and the Setites, as well as the various takes on Necromancy of the Giovanni (as well as minor nods to other Necromancers). Matthew turned in a fairly clean draft, although I was more diligent on cleaning up his British English this time around.

One thing to note is there’s another reference to the Telyavelic Tremere here. The Giovanni believe them dead, but I wrote in a page XX reference that will point back to the Sabbat chapter. I kept it in, though, because I think this kind of “he said, she said” Kindred opinion is a stable of Vampire: The Masquerade, but I’m still thinking over the best way to make it clear to the reader that this is intentional without painting potential chronicle options into a corner.

Also, not as many new rituals in this one because there’s a lot of material to cover in a smaller space. Plus, a lot of this points to the converted material in Chapter Seven, so I’m hoping it ultimately balances out.

Chapter Four: The Independents

Eddy Webb

Eddy Webb (with a “y,” thank you) is a multiple award-winning writer, game designer, and lifelong Sherlockian. Since 2002, he has worked on over 100 products, including Lead Developer and writer for Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition and five years as Content Designer on the World of Darkness MMO. Today he is a video game content and narrative designer, but he can’t stop writing, cranking out words for other things in his spare time. He lives a sitcom life with his wife, his roommate, a supervillain cat, and an affably stupid pug. He can be found at eddyfate.com. 

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  1. Phaolan
    June 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Regarding the ‘he said/she said’ notion of ‘canon’ and history: I’d say that a quick little sentence in the introductory ‘Another Bloody Thaumaturgy Book!?’ blurb addressing perspectives of various groups would suffice. Even if it’s written ‘out of character,’ the statements only truly apply to the group that’s the subject of the chapter (or the needs of the story!). I mean, the Sabbat chapter is going to be from a Sabbat bias, and the Anarchs chapter isn’t going to delve into the depths of what the Amr in Alamut knows, right?

    …I really like the tone you’re getting in these chapters, and I commend your attitude towards the open development process. Keep up the great work!

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