Category: Clan Tremere

In March 2000 the Succubus Club CD was released for Vampire the Masquerade.  On that CD was the Clan Tremere song that was produced by Diary of Dreams.  Now, 12 years later, Diary of Dreams has re-released Blind in Darkness on their brand new acoustic album called Anatomy of Silence (19 October 2012) under the name of Rumours About Angels.

A few weeks ago Diary of Dreams put a short clip of the song out for fans on their Official Facebook Fan Page, and I instantly fell in love.  Where the original song was very hard to understand and creepy (which we all know isn’t exactly out of character for the Tremere), the re-release has been ‘jazzed’ up.  I really love how Adrian Hate’s singing is much clearer in this version.  For a Tremere player, it really does justice to the first verse.

I will plaster all you mortals with dominating guts
I will torment revelations – I did never ask for much
I will taste the detonation while the geminis go wild
I’ll absorb the human sigh, eradicate your dormant lie…

Some fans of the song might argue that the song really doesn’t reflect the original melody, however, it does go back to the original melody at about 2:10 into the song.  But then after the original melody, it really kind of gives this thrilling little punch while going into the chorus.

Of course there is one minor thing that is driving me nuts about the re-release of Blind in Darkness/Rumours About Angels on the Anatomy of Silence album…the ONLY date where Diary of Dreams is close to me on their Anatomy of Silence acoustic tour is October 31st, a bloody damned weekday! Ah well.  I suppose I’ll have to survive with the album for now.

If you like the acoustic version of Blind in Darkness/Rumours About Angels, then check out the other songs on the album.  I never was fond of the album version of She and Her Darkness and preferred the live version, but Anatomy of Silence fixes that.  And of course you have other favorites such as Amok and Traumtanzer as well!

Make sure to support Diary of Dreams and purchase Anatomy of Silence to support their efforts and keep Adrian Hates and the crew making music for us!

Meet my current Vampire the Masquerade Character…Kali.

This isn’t the first time I’ve played this character.  The first time around was in an all Tremere dark ages campaign.  She was 7th generation, embraced as an 11 year old, and she had the Cappadocian discipline of Mortis due to the fact that both the Tremere and Cappadocians were battling to be the first to embrace her.  It was just that the Cappadocians were trying to wait until she was a little older before doing the deed…the Tremere had no such hang-ups.

Kali 2.0 has some of the same idea of Kali 1.0, but she’s vastly different as well.  Like the first version, Kali was born an “avatar” of the Hindu goddess Kali.  That’s pretty much where the similarities end, partly because I wanted an in depth character background and partly to fit the rules of the running campaign.  So, without further ado, here’s Kali:

Name: Kali
Nature: Sage
Demeanor: Conformist
Clan: Tremere
Generation: 8th

Attributes

Strength: 1          Charisma: 3          Perception: 4
Dexterity: 3        Manipulation: 5   Intelligence: 4
Stamina: 2          Appearance: 2      Wits: 3

Abilities

Alertness: 4           Etiquette: 1            Academics: 2
Dodge: 3                Firearms: 1             Linguistics: 3
Empathy: 3           Melee: 1                   Medicine: 1
Intimidation: 3    Performance: 1       Occult: 5
Leadership: 3       Stealth: 2
Subterfuge: 3

Secondary Skills: History (5), Fortune Telling (5), Sense Deception (4)

Disciplines

Auspex: 4
Dominate: 3
Thaumaturgy (main): 5
Thaumaturgy (secondary 1): 2
Thaumaturgy (secondary 2): 3
Fortitude: 1

Backgrounds

Generation: 5
Status: 3

Virtues (Path of Humanity)

Consience: 3
Self-Control: 3
Courage: 4

Willpower

Currently at 8 due to spending 2 permanent to make sure something succeeded.

Now, this isn’t all of Kali but I need to get running, literally.  When I have some time later today or tomorrow I’ll list her flaws which is a literal laundry list.  The current DM doesn’t mind us taking as many as we want and I think Kali had 57 points worth at some point.  She’s managed to add a few more during game play as well!