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The Library of the Damned


A Collection of Forbidden Knowledge

For as long as they have existed, the Children of Caine have kept records of their history and unnatural condition. The books they have created provide a detailed record of all aspects of Cainite history and society, from the time of the First City, to the bloody conflicts of recent nights. These are dangerous texts; not only must they be hidden from mortal eyes, but they also contain forbidden lore, material which many elders would prefer to be forgotten. The dangerous, radical, and even heretical, notions found within these books are feared by many, and with good reason. There are few who would dare to delve within the library of the damned.

Cursed Literature

The Library of the Damned is a sourcebook for Vampire: the Dark Ages, describing the key works of literature created by Cainites. This supplement contains material on various books authored by the damned, from the eerie mythology of the Book of Nod, to the dark heresies of the Euagetaematikon. Accompanying the descriptions of such works are rules and systems to allow players and Storytellers to incorporate this material into their chronicles.

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Shane H December 17, 2020 3:33 am UTC
Great product. Top notch. But I do have to point out a few irregularities. For one, the book is supposed to be 85 pages, it's double the amount. Also, there are incomplete texts in various parts such as Ennoia's Tale, The Karavalanisha Varna, The Black Torah, The Euagetaematikon, The Empowerment of the Justiciars, On Hunger and its Satisfaction, The Letters of Acindynus, And The Book of the Sun. And there are a few typos here and there. But other than that, It is a yery good read. One I highly recommend...
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James W December 17, 2020 4:26 am UTC
Thank you for your comments. There were some issues with the pdf file, which have now been fixed. Acrobat DC had a very interesting relationship with the base file on this one...

In regards to the excerpts of the texts, the material presented within the book is intended to represent how the pages might be seen within the original (fictional) document, and sentences will occasionally run off the end of a page. If there is sufficient interest, I can add further material to the excerpts including, perhaps, a full annotated copy of the Gospel of Philip.
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Shane H December 17, 2020 6:42 am UTC
That would be cool to see...
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Christopher R March 20, 2021 12:54 am UTC
I would second that. It would be very interesting to see how you annotated the Gospel of Philip.
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