The vampires of clan Ventrue are regal, commanding and aristocratic. Vampires as everything from Eastern European lords on the mountain to gentrified nobles to modern corporate raiders belong to this clan.
Surprisingly, the Ventrue are understood to be the youngest of the clans, almost certainly originating in Rome itself, probably in tandem with the formation of the Camarilla.
While their history is relatively short (in vampiric terms), it is also distinguished, as the Ventrue are made to rule. Although none remember the name of the first Ventrue, various vampiric histories do ascribe the origin of the clan, which was believed to once be a covenant, to a single female vampire. A darker history implies that this Kindred was not the first of the Ventrue line, but that she consumed the soul of her own sire, and in so doing founded a new bloodline that rose to the status of a proper clan.
As might be surmised, the Ventrue have historically been strongest in Europe, from which they grew into North and Central America, but their presence elsewhere in the world has been relatively minor. As a clan, their numbers are probably fewer than those of any other clan, but such things vary by domain, as one vampire community might consist of nothing but Ventrue—likely all the preeminent Kindred's progeny.
The typical Ventrue have the following weaknesses: Aversion (holy objects, thorn bushes), Cannot Cross Running Water, Dependent on Invitation (required), Must Sleep in Own Soil (required), No Image, No Shadow, and Vulnerability (fire).
Ventrue often have weird psychological weaknesses like Counting. Prey Exclusion is almost universal among Ventrue elders.
Ability Scores: You get -2 Strength and +2 Charisma. Ventrue are captivating like no others, but lack the brute strength of the Nosferatu.
Conditional Bonus: A Ventrue gains Skill Focus (Persuasion) if he has Persuasion as a trained skill.
A Ventrue can choose from these additional basic qualities:
Domination: You can get Domination as a basic quality.
A Ventrue can choose from these additional intermediate qualities:
The Children of the Night: You can get The Children of the Night as an intermediate quality.
A Ventrue can choose from these additional advanced qualities:
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