and tradition-bound, the Ventrue are sophisticated and genteel.
They believe in good taste above all else and work hard to make
their lives comfortable. They are most frequently the leaders
in the Camarilla, and are cautious, honorable, social and elegant
Kindred The Ventrue fancy themselves a clan of the modern world,
and deny that they live in the past. This may be true of the most
powerful members of the clan, but many are unable to give up the
habits and dress of the time when they were Embraced. The attitudes
and beliefs of one's mortal days are never forgotten by a Ventrue.
They are most often found among the upper crust of the mortal
world. Their sophistication serves them in good stead among the
elite of mortal society, and it allows them to control many of
the more powerful members of the city. Because of the relative
ease in which they fit in among such company, the Ventrue often
have a monopoly on political control of the city. If something
goes wrong, it is often to the Ventrue that the other Kindred
turn to aid. There is a strong Ventrue tradition that any member
of the line may find safe refuge with any other member of the
line, and cannot be refused. Thus many Ventrue aid their fellow
clan members before the need arises for this tradition to be invoked.
Harboring a fugitive in one's haven can be detrimental to one's
welfare. They are very proud of their leadership of vampire society,
and will always insist that they were the founders of the Camarilla.
They will do nearly anything to retain their grip on the politics
of the cities and the Camarilla, and are exceedingly protective
of their reputations."
(Vampire: The Masquerade 2nd Edition)
are among the elite nobility of Kindred society. Above mortal or
even petty Cainite concerns, you bear the right and responsibility
of leadership. You have a firm respect for traditions, for the ways
that have worked for hundreds of years; even the most rebellious
youth understands the power of tradition. No other vampires have
the necessary talents or capabilities to take on the burden of guiding
Cainite society. Thus, it is up to you to take up that mantle.
lead not necessarily out of desire or habit (though such factors may
figure in, but because your clan has gifted you with the duty to assume
responsibility. All that is done must advance the sect, for the sect
will protect the wekaer ones. Your conviction is your armor, your
honor a shield, your birthright your weapon. Honed to perfection,
you uphold all that is noble, ordered, ancient and wise in the children
(MET: Laws of the Night)
Modified : November 6, 2001