So I’m not familiar with the World of Darkness lore. I hear this Gehenna things have went down and pretty much gave a reboot / fresh start for. In Noddist mythology, Gehenna is the Kindred Eschaton. It is the time when the Antediluvians will rise from their slumbers and devour their descendants. A Gehenna cult is a group of individuals (almost always vampires) that exist to prepare for, or prevent, the end of the world. Fearing the culmination of the Jyhad .
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So could someone give an explanation on how the original World of Darkness ended, or atleast what scenarios it had if they differed with each book? I never got my hands masqeurade these so I’m just curious. Log In Sign Up. Keep me logged in on this device Forgot your username or password?
Don’t have an account? Sign up for free! Topic Archived Page 1 of 2 Last. Sign Up for free or Log In if you already have an account to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts. The other games except Wraith and Orpheus all got one ending scenario each which were squeezed in one book simply called Time Of Judgement.
There were also a Time of Judgement trilogy of novels one for each Vampire, Werewolf, and Mage which followed several characters while the world ended. The novels didn’t seem to confirm any of the scenarios, though, as the story is told as the characters see it and most of the things are mostly hinted at rather than fully revealed. All in all, the end of oWoD can be summed up as: Everything is going to hell. Power struggle of enormous proportions.
A lot of the supernatural is simply obliterated if not worse. If you wish, I can try to do a brief resume of each of the Vampire ending scenarios, and I can also do the same for Mage, as these are the ones I’ve read. I would be very interested in brief explanation. Here’s a summary for the Vampire ending scenarios: Wormwood In short, the characters, along with other vampires, IIRC, are chosen by God to go to an abandoned church. There a gargoyle Ferox with True Faith 9 and a dhampir girl Aliaexplain that God has given them a chance for redemption, no matter how evil they may have acted.
They must stay in the church for 40 nights. The ST is encouraged to run all sorts of morality tests on them in the meantime, like an old lady who accidentally goes to the church during the day and thinks the sleeping people inside are some sort of gang and threatens them that she’s going to call the police, or a man who decides to use the roof of the church as a suicide jump point.
At the same time, every other vampire on Earth gets progressively weaker with each passing night until they are all die around the end the end of the 40 nights.
And finally, after the 40 nights end on the next sunrise, the eastern wall of the church crumbles and the sun shines on the vampires inside. Whoever God or more likely, his nearest representative – the ST judges is not redeemed is immediately burned by the sun to ash, while everyone else find that they are now human – the Curse lifted from them. Fair is Foul Lilith is in town and she starts raising hell.
A bit subtly, not in the lets-concentrate-on-blowing-up-the-Masquerade way.
She also has some allies among which a vampire about as mad as Malkav, the Brujah Antediluvian he escaped Troile bygoing forward in time with Temporisand several others. What Lilith does includes calling some sea All in all, her plan is to draw Caine’s attention so he comes out and confronts her.
The characters will either help her, help Caine or ally themselves with the Lasombra Antediluvian oh yeah, they can do so. If Lasombra wins, he sacrifices Lilith in a ritual to fully transform him into shadow so he can climb up in the hierarchy of the Abyss If Lilith wins, Caine dies and all vampires in the world perish soon after, although very high generation ones, and those embraced less than 50 years ago stand a chance of surviving.
The ghouls also revert to humans, and so on – Vitae just perishes. Nightshade This one is more higher fantasy than normal: First, the characters along with Jan Pieterzoon, have to fight something that is big, bad, ugly and an Antediluvian Tzimisce. They manage to drive it back but the Masquerade is destroyed, as there were people who saw and some even filmed it. Sasha Vykos even joins in at one point.
The characters have to travel all over the world to gather vital clues, and do other stuff to help. This includes, seeking Caine, killing the Tzimisce Anediluvian they have help from Tremere, I don’t mean the clan. In the end, every Antediluvian rises and they all collectively decide to take over the world.
They raise and army of their progeny and at one point, they start passing “judgement” to all the other vampires. That is, more or less “If you don’t join us – die”. The characters, along with Saulot, are brought there for judgement as well, but Saulot manages to sacrifice himself to atone for the sins of Caine and all the Antediluvians die. Finally, The Crucible of God It’s grittier and a bit more realistic perhaps: The vampires are uncovered and Then nasty secrets are uncovered and a war begins.
Then the Antediluvians rise and it’s not pretty: Typhon Set doesn’t actually manage to rise.
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The Setites tried calling him but it doesn’t work and they commit suicide. He is now an enormous organism that devours other into himself thanks to Vicissitude. Absimiliard [Nosferatu] has used his vitae, animalism and years and years of breeding animals until he has some seriously scary ghoul animals. He actually has one BIG one, which can go around during the day and devour Kindred. While Absimiliard is in its stomach and diablerizes the poor vampire.
Haqim is ironically somewhat softer than the others – he sends his progeny to try and talk other vampire into joining him. Failing that they still diablerize the unbelievers, though. He takes over a lot of his childer driving them even madder. Also, mortals may go down under his influence and they form a semi-feral “gangs” which roam the land kill and eat other mortals and howl at the moon. And every “uninfluenced” Malkavian, that comes close to an “influenced” one risks surrendering his will to Malkav.
Something kills Malkav, though. It’s not revealed what, but he is destroyed and his Kindred “victims” may be able to be brought back to their senses. The mortals are lost, though. It gets cold, to say the least.
After three weeks, suddenly [Lasombra] dies by unknown means. The Shaper is an Antediluvian without a clan. She just never sired anyone but now emerges from hiding and comes across the characters. She doesn’t reveal what she is at first but then, she manages to destroy Abismiliard.
Ennoia [Gangre] has done a hardcore earth melding and now controls the Earth – earthquakes and so on are hers to control. She strikes several times against other ancients but once they no longer trouble her, she stops.
Tremere goes to the characters and asks them for help, because he has a plan to stop everything. He needs help in conducting a ritual with which he’ll try to Dominate the world.
His plan is to order everyone to go out in the sunlight. This would kill all Kindred, including the Antediluvians, but spare the mortals.
Using Blood of Potency, he lowers his generation to 2 before the ritual, so that he masquedade Dominate even the Antes. The first part of the ritual goes as planned – he manages to reach every human and once human being on Earth and when he attempts to speak the command he chokes and See, he is a bad boy, he can take over the bodies of everyone, who is Tazimisce, who has shared blood with a Tzimisce, who knows Vicissitude, who has been affected by Vicissitude, and IIRC, the mortal descendants of the last 3 groups up to the 3 or so generation.
Oh, and the Tremere clan used Tzimisce blood to become vampires. Every Tremere is just as viable to be taken over as are the others mentioned before. Tremere himself was no exception, after he managed to symbolically touch every being on Earth [Tzimisce] uses that to turn all of them at once.
Everyone goes into Horrid Form. Except the characters, who, thanks to the ritual, were shielded. As the characters flee they meet an old man who tells them, he can stop this but gehhenna their help is needed. Saulot leads them to a church and explains that [Tzimisce] is virtually immortal, as he now lives in everyone on Earth, the one masquwrade it can be defeated is to confront it’s spirit.
Saulot says that he manages to keep the taint away, but can release it, vaampire the characters must allow themselves to be diablerized. Saulot would protect their souls while they try to plead God for help. If they succeed, everyone is back to normal and the characters are the only vampires surviving. Or not, they may be cured from vampirism it’s ST’s choice. The Crucible of God sure had alot of twists.
In Fair is Foul, what happens if Caine wins? I was a bit surprised myself.
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The odds are against him mostly but still, I don’t know why WW decided to not list his win option. And here’s the Mage scenarios. I was going to post them here sooner, but I was a bit busy today or yesterday if it strikes your fancy: Judgement The characters go back and fourth revealing ancient secrets and uncovering some truths, while the Red Star grows bigger. Also at one point they discover a way to protect themselves from the Avatar storm.
Which comes in handy, when several months later, the Gauntlet starts falling apart, and the Avatar storms seeps the face of Earth, killing any Awakened it comes in contact with. In a really painful manner. But also, due to the collapse, the Umbra gebenna more with Earth and the Consensus is pretty much shattered and almost nonexistant.
People start massive Awakenings, and the Technocrasy attempts to prevent that, mostly by abducting the newly Awakened.