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Post  Storyteller Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:03 am

Kindred Lore 1: What a Fledgling would know

Basic understanding of the necessities (blood) and the banes (fire, sunlight, and wooden stake) of a vampiric existence.
Rumor that the biblical Caine was the first vampire.
Some say Kindred war among themselves, for various reasons.
Know many common Kindred specific terms.
The concept that raw power comes from the blood
You know that Kindred are separated into "Clans", tracing their heritage back to a single very old Kindred.
You are aware of the names of the most common "Clans" in your area (i.e. Brujah, Toreador, Lasombra. Etc.)
Understands the traditions surrounding Elysium

Kindred Lore 2: What a common Kindred would know

The concept that the closer one is to Caine the more power a kindred possesses
You understand the Embrace, the Blood Bond, creating Ghouls and Diablerie
Has heard of the Book of Nod
Has a rough knowledge of major events in Cainite History, such as the First City, Second City, Carthage, Anarch Rebellion, Founding of the Camarilla and Sabbat, etc
Can give short descriptions (equal to the descriptions in Laws of the Night) for 7-9 clans
Some say the world will come to an end when the eldest awake.

Kindred Lore 3: What an Experienced Kindred would know

Can name the 13 clans and knows the V20 descriptions, in general specific terms. Includes the common weakness of each clan.
Has a basic understanding of the ten primary Disciplines (Animalism, Auspex, Dominate, Dementation, Fortitude, Obfuscate, Protean, Presence, Potence, Thaumaturgy)--think general overview but not detailed V:TM write-ups
May have heard rumors about one of the rare clan-specific disciplines (Chimestry, Necromancy, Obtenebration, Quietus, Serpentis, and Vicissitude)
Knows several of the legends of the First Days or Gehenna.
Knows many of the old terms and their meanings
Can name a couple of the Antediluvians
You have heard rumors of Golconda
You know of the Gangrel/Tzimisce war against the Tremere.

Kindred Lore 4: What a Scholar would know

You know the commandments of Caine (Pg. 76-77, 84-85 Book of Nod)
Basic knowledge of the minor bloodlines, to include disciplines common to them - think general overview but not detailed V20 write-ups
Knowledge of a few of the Elder powers available in the ten primary Disciplines (Expert Disciplines)--again think general description not detailed write-ups
Has heard rumors of the Inconnu
May know something about Golconda
Knows some of the commonly accepted names of a few Antediluvians and many of the major Methuselahs-- may know some vague legends about them
Can see the hidden meanings in night-to-night Kindred politics.

Kindred Lore 5: What an Elder would know

A working familiarity with several editions, variora, and translations of the Book of Nod as well as some other apocryphal writings
Experience with Cainite society is likely to be more accurately measured in millennia rather than mere centuries
Knows some general details about the Jyhad and who the some of the real players are.
Know the legends surrounding the Diablerie of the Antediluvians (Saulot, Brujah, Cappadocius)
Has probably seen the equivalent to a full copy of the Book of Nod (although several drastically different versions exist)
Having suspicions where an Antediluvian sleeps
Know about the City of Enoch in the Shadowlands, and its recent destruction.

Thanks to Liz and Jack of Emerald City Reborn

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