The Mekhet embody the idea of a shadowy vampire lord, omniscient and unseen. Nicknamed “Shadows” by the other clans, Mekhet are. Vampires have always been creatures of the night by design, but none more so than the dwellers in darkness who compose Clan Mekhet. The Mekhet are omnipresent. The Tremere appeared as a pillar of clan loyalty. The Mekhet aren’t any more loyal to their clan than any other.
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The Julii have the same clan Disciplines as the Ventrue: Mmekhet instance, Ventrue of the Malkovian bloodline are especially vulnerable to clam Derangements as are other Ventrue, but additionally have one Derangement which can never be cured. The Mekhet embody the idea of a shadowy vampire lord, omniscient and unseen. The same can be said of the Circle of the Crone, which typically draws Mekhet by virtue of its underlying message of redemption and meaning in the unlives of the Damned.
The advisers, the silent watchers, the power behind a CEO, or the one who knows a politicians dirty little secrets.
They often enthrall, control and embrace from the elites of human hierarchical structures, including politicians, union leaders, businessmen, and crime bosses. Vampires have always been creatures of the night by design, but none more so than the dwellers in darkness who compose Clan Mekhet. A subgroup known as the Hollow Mekhet are actually a distinct clan, but are believed to be the precursors of the modern Mekhet; their existence is believed to be a consequence of failure to perform proper Egyptian burial rites, resulting in the deceased soul being unable to rest.
A sage or scholar might have such supernatural acumen that his abilities are downright oracular instead of merely archival. Mekhet Kindred very much consider themselves paragons of the vampiric state, so whatever they do, they devote themselves to it and refine their capacity almost to the point of second nature. Many Mekhet are tutored heavily by their sires post-Embrace, in order that they understand the nature of the clan and its duties.
Prospective Mekhet can come from just about any walk of mortal life.
Most Shadows prize those traits that best assist them in furthering their passion or their cause. However, as suits their nickname, the Mekhet are even more vulnerable to the ravages of sunlight and fire than other vampires, suffering an additional point of aggravated damage when burned.
The clan does not have a formal symbol but it is associated with two symbols, both of which resemble the Roman numeral VII. Scholarly or philosophical clan members tend to acquire as many dots worth of Mental traits as they can. While the term clan refers to considerably populous and well-known groups, bloodline refers to smaller groups.
A Mekhet infiltrator is gracious or invisible, not a sloppy vandal.
Clans and Bloodlines in Vampire: The Requiem
The clan emblem of the Ventrue is a scepter inside a crown, superimposed mekbet an inverted isosceles triangle. When brought into a bloodline consensually, the established member bringing the new member in is referred to as an avus. The clan was closely associated with the Senex sitting among them by right of bloodand younger members often spent some time in the Legio Mortuum.
While the clan certainly has coarse members, the Mekhet are, by and large, marked by a certain degree of finesse with whatever aspect of tenebrous unlife they choose to pursue. They embody vampirism as crude predation and evoke ideas of animal instinct, untamed ferocity and freedom that are commonly associated with predators.
Nosferatu vampires are the repulsive, yet fascinating, alien monsters of legend such jekhet Count Orlok of their movie namesake.
Clan Mekhet | Vampire the Requiem: Court and Commonwealth | Obsidian Portal
While Mekhet is not the most tightly organized of clans, it does have some structure. Post – Share – Link. Violent or politically motivated Mekhet typically favor Physical and Social Attributes and Skills, to improve their dealings with others and to allow them to strike from their mekheh.
Mechanically, they share the common VII traits of not being able to trigger Predator’s Taint and melhet ability to identify other vampires with a glance. Still others are poets or painters, heirs to darkness of a more personal nature. Gangrel are inherently apt at the Disciplines of Animalism spirit based communication and control over the Beasts of nature and the Beasts within vampires’ soulsResilience supernatural physical toughnessand Protean shapeshifting.
Ventrue are regal vampires who value power and cclan to the point of obsession, self-styled “lords of mekyet night” they represent vampirism as a metaphor for maddening power, like Bram Stoker’s Dracula. How does your character build their identity with the mortal world? This page was last edited on 15 Septemberat clwn Of all the clans, the Mekhet are perhaps the least uniform in the way they appear to others.
The idea of single source is not certain. To become a member of a bloodline, the childe must join one through force of will, though in some cases this can happen unconsciously.