The Ventrue Revealed as the Next Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Clan
The latest clan reveal has been sent out by the developers of Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. This time, the Ventrue take center stage, those who were "once known throughout history as kings and kingmakers". They are considered Machiavellian vampires who espouse "cunning, patience and the iron will to rule".
The blood of rulers flows through the Ventrue’s veins. While that once meant embracing high-priests and aristocrats, they now recruit from investment bankers and corporate executives. The “Clan of Kings” see themselves as the architects of vampire society who hold lineage and loyalty above all. Unusually for the clan, the Ventrue of Seattle were drawn to the dream of building their own power structure without oversight from elder generations. Now that the Camarilla has gained control, many Ventrue have realigned to join these new rulers, or have doubled down on their autonomy. Enterprising Ventrue have entrenched themselves in the business of the 21st century, paving the way for a prosperous future and making enemies of anyone who prefers the old ways.
Ventrue feature two Disciplines:
- Mesmerize - NPCs can be put into a hypnotic state that makes them ignore sound, touch and pain
- Command - adds control to Mesmerize to force the controlled to move, remove obstacles or attack
- Absorb - a defensive stance that deflects attacks and heals
- Personal armor - creates a stone-like barrier
Learn more about the Ventrue on the Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 site.