Clanbook: Assamite – Revised Edition – A Cult of Killers The clans of Caine have only recently seen the true face of Clan Assamite. Ex Inferis – a custom path of Assamite Sorcery, by Adamus. Merits & Flaws – brief summary of the merits & flaws listed in the Revised Assamite clanbook, plus. Clanbook Assamite: Revised – WW This is the one true Must-Have for all players of Assamite characters. It brings the Assamites into the modern nights.
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The clans of Caine have only recently seen the true face of Clan Assamite. Once assumed to be mere assassins, clanbkok Assamites have thrown off the Camarillas debilitating curse and their mantle of silence. A diverse clan of noble warriors, erudite scholars, learned sorcerers and murderous diablerists, the Assamites have stepped forth to claim their legacy in the Final Nights. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. If you like white wolf My game group prefers the older version of the Assamites If you prefer the new version of assamites within old world, that you want the other clan book. Niether is the wrong answer. You have to have this to complete any clan book collections Some surprising stuff that’s for sure! I really needed this. Excellent condition and good read. It does a wonderful job of explaining The Clan Assamite.
Very fast delivery and was just as described. The Assamites, a clan of assassins hailing from Persia and Arabia, have long been characterized by negative stereotypes in the World of Darkness gamelines.
The first edition clan book was filled with offensive remarks and stereotypes about Islamic culture and the Middle East. Clayton Oliver’s revision of the clan was a very welcome change from all of that. The Assamites are detailed as being more or less like any other clan. The first chapter opens with telling us everything that we have been told about the clan is a lie, created in part by the western clans, and in part by the Assamites need to remain secret. Great detail is given to the Aswamita, the back story being that the Crusades shattered the Assamite’s relation to the west.
From then on, we get some brief views of Assamite activities during the Ottoman Empire, the British invasion of India, the formation of the Arab States, and finally the modern era. The next chapter goes into assamkta concerning the Assamite’s social structre. The main body of the clan, following an ancient Mesopotamian God-King Ur-Shulgi, is assamlta great detail. With social ranks going from the Du’at three leaders of the clan to the Silsila elder priest types to the Fida’i initiates to the clan.
We also learn that there are three Assamite castes. The main caste, the warriors, are not the assassins assxmita are always presented as Assamites. Indeed, the warriors were once judges and law enforcers, but slowly changed to warriors over time. And not all, or even most, are assassins. Indeed, they are body gaurds, soldiers, straegists, communications experts, technicians, smugglers, martial artists and bedouin lords. There are also two other castes. The sorcerers are blood magicians, drawing from ancient Hebrew, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Arabian, Persian and Indian magics.
They are just as potent clanboook deadly as the Tremere. The other caste are Viziers, the scholars and artisans of the clan. Not only are they record keepers, scholars and historians, but also scientists, linguists, religious experts, artists, jewellers, calligraphers, storytellers, legal expets, journaliss, Bollywood producers, politicians and so forth.
Each gets a write up, complete with advantages, weaknesses, assamita disciplines and bloodlines, and even specific ranks and offices.
We are then presented with the Laws of Assamitta, which unit the Assamite clan and guide them towards their goals.
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Political factions, from the loyalists, to those who want to break with the clan, to the Sabbat and Camarilla members, to those who follow other paths like the Israeli Leopards of Zion, all female Furies of Erinyes and the elite hashashyin of the Web of Knives are explored. We are also treated with steroetypes about the “foreign” clans and other creatures of the night. The chapter closes wssamita with some details on unique Assamite disciplines and merits and flaws.
Not only do we get unique multi-discipline powers, but also higher level Quietus powers, unique Celerity and Obfuscate powers, a vizier-specific Auspex power and the all new Assamite sorcery disicpline which draws on Mesopotamian and Persian blood magics.
And of course, the book closes out with nine ready made Assamite templates three for each caste, and one for each factionseveral signature characters some with stats and an Assamite assaita character sheet. Some of the more interesting templates included the archaeologist, character assassin, prophet of caine and witch-hunter cool. All in all, I think this book has been extremley useful for the vampire setting, getting rid of some extremely offensive and prejudiced views from earlier editions and making vampire games fit better into a Middle Eastern setting.
If you want to be able to play an Assamite with any depth, this book is a much needed supplement.
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Easily the best of the Clan books. It backs off things like the duty to destroy other vampires that made Assamites difficult to play with non-Assamite characters. The Assamite belief that they may judge and punish other vampires receives a noble assamlta here along with the Laws of Haqim which codify such duties. The ranks and factions of Assamite society are examined antitribu included.
The three basic Assamite castes warrior, scholar and sorcerer receive full treatment as sub-classes with their own discipline specialties etc. The book describes the ramifications of the Schism between Ur-Shulgi’s followers and those of Al-Ashrad.
The features are great: MET statistics, notable Assamites, character templates, discussion of clan disciplines, new discipline variations including an Assamite Sorcery path. Now the bad news: It constantly assumes prior knowledge. For clanbok, a summary of the Schism and explanations of terms like “Web of Knives” and “dispossessed” clwnbook only provided toward the end although they are mentioned throughout the book as if they’re already familiar.
Unexplained, specialized terms “kalif” sometimes appear. You’d need familiarity with other books to recognize the picture of them on pg. Less scattered discussion of issues related to the Path of Blood outlined in VtM’s basic rules would have been helpful. Some advice if this book overwhelms you: Don’t get me wrong. I recommend this book highly. It changed the way I viewed this clan. It’s essential for Assamite character players and for Storytellers.
It may take extra effort for those new to VtM but it’s worth it. See all 19 reviews. What other assamiha do customers buy after viewing this item? The Masquerade Clanbooks Paperback.
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