ANother World of Darkness - Alpha Network
“Never in my house.. Ye abide by m’rules ya see…”
The three founders of this Bloodline were “volunteers”, powerful elder members of the small, secretive Belial’s Brood or whatever the original Covenant or group may of been in the a long distant past. Members of this group wanted power.. great power I do they taught themselves about and made contact with Demons. Finally, they were Embraced into this new Bloodline by emersing themselves during a complex ritual in a sacrificial well, and there was an Antediluvian with flesh-twisting abilities, and it was said he came “from where the sky had begun to lighten with the anticipation of dawn”… Two are named Nergal and Moloch, the third is unnamed. The story is probably that Saulot ravaged a city of demon worshippers and so spawned the Baali as he returned home from the East.
The Children of Dreadful Night are described in the trilogy of novels : The Masquerade of the Red Death [RD1] [RD2] [RD3], they are the progeny of Red Death, who is the Comte de St Germain who made a pact with the Sheddim. Red Death is probably a progeny of Saulot, he could be considered a Baali.
Baali rewrite, by Eric S. Bertish
Baali rewrite, by Andrew Cram
Syntax of each entry:
[Sex] Name <generation> (birth:embrace+death) Progeny of … Sire of … (date). Brief description and comments. [References] (historical references).
Here is the list of 23 known Baali.
Shaitan/Adriel (Huitzilopochtli) <4> (-4520:-4500) Progeny of Saulot. Sire of Nezahualcoyotl. He was embraced in the Second City and believed that his sire was Ashur. Sent by Caine and Ashur to investigate a mortal cult of infernalists. He was seduced to their side when he met Ba’al, one of the Great Demons. His fortress in Crete was destroyed by the Setites and the other Clans. He walked to Mexico and proclaimed himself Huitzilopoctli, the Aztec god of War. [CF,p118] [Cb-Ba] (Assyrian Fire God)
Moloch <4> (:~ -4500) Progeny of Saulot. Sire of Annazir (12th cent. BC). Dwelt in Carthage, and was Troile’s blood-bound lover. The two of them are entwined together in torpor beneath Carthage’s remains. [Cb-Ba]
Red Death/Seker <4> (:maybe ~ -4500) Progeny of Saulot. Sire of three childer. This vampire is described in the Red Death Trilogy which has been removed from White Wolf’s cannon.
In the trilogy, Saulot has been killed by Tremere manipulated by St. Germain ; in many other sourcebooks, Saulot has manipulated Tremere into diablerising him, and has taken control of him. In both cases, the Tremere clan is manipulated…
Named Seker, Lord of the Underworld, he was also known as the Comte de St. Germain or Count Rakoczi. He became the Red Death after his pact with the Sheddim. His existential identity is left uncertain (mage? faerie? mummy?) but we can make the hypothesis that Seker is a progeny of Saulot. He essentially created and controls completely the Tremere Clan. Like Lameth and the Giovanni, St. Germain was an “adviser” to Tremere himself, and was the one responsible for convincing him to seek immortality via the Kindred and their accursed vitae. He was even present at the very ceremony where Tremere and his Councilors diablerised Saulot, though he has conveniently erased this memory from all their minds.
The Tremere still don’t realize how Seker has been manipulating them for centuries. He’s stolen so many of their greatest discoveries. St. Germain hunted for the lost pages of The Book of Nod. "The Apocrypha of the Damned. The unrevealed truths of Caine, the Third Mortal, as told by Seth, his ghoul. The final secrets of the kindred. A prize equal, in value to the legendary Lameth’s Cup, or the Sword of Troile. A Tremere scholar found the forgotten passage carved on the wall of an ancient tomb in the Middle East. Seker killed him before he could report the discovery to the clan elders. The formula inscribed on the stones enable him to contact Sheddim and the shattered world were described in a lost section of The Book of Enoch. There, hidden in a language so obscure that only the most dedicated scholar can unravel it, are many of the basics truths about our world and its creation.
Seth, the third child of Adam and Eve, was the first mage. He learned these secrets from his father, who was in turn told them by the Archangel, Gabriel. Over the millennia, the sacred dealogues of Seth, the Roskmah mistarcsh, were passed down from mage to mage, until they were finally transcribed by the occult scholar Moses de Leon in The Zohar, the basis for that which became The Kaballah. Seth was first magician and was first ghoul. He was Caine’s ghoul. He disappeared when the First City, Enoch, was destroyed. According to Cainite tradition, the dialogues of Set formed part of The Book of Nod. But those sections have been lost for thousands of years. They were recovered and The Red Death was born.
In the beginning, the Lord God said “Let there be light”. Afterward, he created the heavens and the earth. However, if there was a need for light, originally there must have been darkness. Why darkness? The answer is simple. Before our world there were other worlds. Our universe was not first created by God. There have been other spheres. Wasn’t revealed by Gabriel to Seth how many. Others existed, but they were destroyed, either by God or by their inhabitants. God in his infinite wisdom created the denizens of each sphere in his mage. However, as the Lord is all-encompassing, same as ours. Not even the substance. These beings who inhabit this plane of existence, this material dimension, have form and shape.
Humans, kindred, garou are creatures of flesh and blood. Demons and faeries when they manifest themselves take on physical form as well. Even the inhabitants of the Umbra, creations of psychic energies, and wraiths, spirits of the dead have tangible presences on our world. This fact was not always true for those spheres of reality that existed before our own. The broken spheres that is the name given to those earlier universes for though they were destroyed, nothing created by his presence can be totally annihilated. Fragments of those other realities still exist outside our universe. And, dwelling on them are creatures totally alien to our dimension.
The Red Death in his quest for total domination of the Cainite race, he discovered the spell that enabled him to contact the inhabitants of the broken spheres. Being of living fire, they offered him a bargain. The flame creatures wanted access to our world. They cannot exist in this plane of reality, as they have no physical form. The Red Death and his brood, the Children of Dreadful Night, desired a Discipline that would enable them to wipe out all those who opposed their takeover of the kindred.
The two forces made their deal. They became partners in destruction. The Red Death believe that they are manipulating the fire elementals. That’s exactly what the Sheddim want them to think. Those creatures have been scheming since the beginning of history to gain a foothold in our reality. The Red Death thinks the fire being are content to be mere observers in our plane of existence. They are not. The creatures are slowly but surely taking control of the bodies of their hosts. A few more transformation, each time the Red Death or his brood use their Body of Fire discipline, and they will become these monsters. [RD]
Camazotz (Nezahualcoyotl) <5> Progeny of Huitzilopochtli. Sire of Tlazolteotl. He is an Aztec vampire. He is Hummingbird of the Left. [BW] (The Bat God)
Annazir <5> (:12th cent. BC) Progeny of Moloch. Elder of Damascus during Dark Ages. Dimly recalls the great nights of his clan. Remembers the Shaitan and longs for those times again. He also longs for power, to watch events unfold directly; in essence, he’s forgotten the lessons that made him an elder. [VN]
The Children of Dreadful Night. <5> Progeny of Seker/Red Death. They are the three progeny of Red Death. [RD]
Cybele <maybe> (+ ) Progeny of one of the Shaitan. Sire of Petaniqua (-336). Sealed Troile and Moloch under Carthage. She had a taste for the blood of men who castrated themselves in her frenzied orgiastic ceremonies. Cursed the Assamites with the Blood Lust. She poses as a Malkavian Methuselah. She was killed by a sect of 13 vampires that said to be of the True Brujah. [KmW,pp81-82] [Cb-Ba,p66] [CbR-M]
Petaniqua <maybe> (~-360:-336) Progeny of Cybele. She was the princess of Epirus, mother of Alexander the Great. She was embraced the day Alexander assumed the throne of Macedonia. She was called Myrtale, then Olympias, then Petaniqua The Black Eyes of the Wyrm. She is totally corrupted by the Wyrm. She is the 2nd of the Red List and poses as Malkavian. [KmW,pp81-85] [Cb-Ba]
Mary the Black/Ma-ri-ah <7-5> (:-1800) Progeny of probably Anaduk. She killed many Toreador in Constantinople. Diablerised Michael in 1204.
She is probably a progeny of Anaduk (a Baali) but might have been embrace by Beshter/Michael in Ebla. [CobN,p87] [Cb-Ba,p67]
Anaduk <6> Sire of probably Ma-ri-ah (-1800).
Hortator (Tlazolteotl) <6> Progeny of Nezahualcoyotl. Sire of Delfonso. She is an Aztec vampire. [BW] [PoC] (Goddess of Vice)
Antonio DeFigio <6> Sire of Giotto Verducci (874). [FBC,p30]
Giotto Verducci <7> (:874) Progeny of Antonio DeFigio. Leader of the Abbey of Mount Zion. [FBC,p30]
K’thstl <7> Sire of Sargon (1100). [FBC,p30]
Darak <7> Sire of Elihu (1078). [FBC,p30]
Delfonso <7> Progeny of Hortator. Sire of Don Benedict and Domingo. [BW] [PoC]
Azanael <7?> Ruler of Chorazin. [Cb-Ba,p67]
Elihu <8> (:1078) Progeny of Darak. Under the orders of Giotto Verducci. [FBC,p30]
Sargon <8> (:1100) Progeny of K’thstl. Under the orders of Giotto Verducci. [FBC,p30]
Al-Harim <8> Sire of Ansen. [TC3]
Don Benedict <8> Progeny of Delfonso. Loved Dowager. [BW] [PoC]
Domingo <8> Progeny of Delfonso. [BW] [PoC]
Ansen, The Devil’s Advocate <9> Progeny of Al-Harim. [TC3