Fourth full-blood Vampire clan revealed for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

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With ruthless cunning and domination, the Ventrue have emerged as the latest full-blood Vampire clan in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. You've never seen vampires as Machiavellian as these guys. Kings and kingmakers throughout history,  the Ventrue now lurk within the billion-dollar business of the 21st century, paving the way for a prosperous future for their clan.

From the press release: "The blood of rulers flows through the Ventrue’s veins. While that once meant embracing high-priests and aristocrats, they now recruit from investment bankers and corporate executives. The “Clan of Kings” see themselves as the architects of vampire society who hold lineage and loyalty above all. Unusually for the clan, the Ventrue of Seattle were drawn to the dream of building their own power structure without oversight from elder generations. Now that the Camarilla has gained control, many Ventrue have realigned to join these new rulers, or have doubled down on their autonomy."

Fittingly, the Ventrue's signature Discipline—Dominate—gives them control over the actions and memories of others. Mesmerize allows the Ventrue to place one NPC in a brief hypnotic trance in which they are oblivious to sound, touch, and even pain, while Command allows them to order the already-Mesmerized NPC to move or attack others. Though their Discipline of physical resilience, Fortitude, is a Masquerade violation if seen by a mortal (whether you use Absorb to deflect all hits and heal would-be wounds, or Personal Armor to turn your skin to stone), Dominate powers are not a Masquerade violation, so the Ventrue can pull the strings from the shadows and remain unnoticed even while their puppet is causing mayhem.

Check out the introduction trailer below, and be sure to hop over here to their website to get more information on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2.

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