Game publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs recently released new details of a new clan for upcoming video game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.
The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 new clan
latest clan to be revealed is the Toreador clan featuring its background and
disciplines. It is known for its other name, which is the Clan of the Rose and
one of the most formidable forces among the Kindred. Its members also know how
out the full details below:
music, gardens and parks, and iconic architecture, it would almost appear as
though Seattle was shaped by artists. And with good reason – two of Seattle’s
former Princes were Toreador, and they remain one of the most numerous Kindred
in the city. Influencing the political, social, and cultural elite, the
Toreador have been well entrenched within Seattle’s power structure since its
days as a pioneer settlement. One look at the modern landscape of Downtown
could paint a different picture – as if the massive cranes reshaping the city
represent hands plucking the petals off of the rose. Another music venue gets
demolished, a block of cookie-cutter townhouses replaces a mid-century modern
home, an eccentric district becomes a family-friendly shadow of itself. You
will still find the Toreador on the arms of the influential and on the dance
floor of exclusive clubs, but there is a sense that this clan is partying like
it’s their last.
with beauty in all forms, there are those Toreador who would claim that their
Clan only chooses the most accomplished artists of each generation – whether
they wielded the brush, the pen, their voice, body or mind. It’d only be half a
lie. There are true visionaries among the Clan of the Rose, but it also
contains its share of one-hit wonders and posers embraced in a moment of
fleeting passion. All of them are cursed to spend eternity between the
short-lived bliss of true beauty… And the ever-increasing spans of ennui in
between. Ever seeking the next surprise, the next experience, the next chance
to feel, some Toreador descend into depravity. Others fight grimly to retain
the shreds of their humanity, whether by immersing or withdrawing themselves
from the mortal world. Among it all, new ideas and trends constantly wash through
the Clan, and other Kindred often look to the Toreador to guide them. The Divas
know this, and the shrewd among them manage to turn it to their advantage.
Beautiful Way to Die
fools would mistake the Toreador for shallow hedonists. In truth, the Clan of
the Rose is one of the most formidable forces among the Kindred: they’re the
clan that creates. Players who choose to join them gain access to two of their
rarefied Disciplines on top of the individual powers from their Thinblooded
the Toreador disciplines and their progression are detailed below:
Toreador relish in their ability to turn a crowd into an audience, distraction
into rapt attention, and aggression into adoration, by just entering the room.
Their signature Discipline of Presence is at the root of this supernatural
charm. (Using Presence powers is not a Masquerade Violation.)
• Awe (Blood Cost: 2) – The first active Presence
power, allows the vampire to strike a pose that freezes all before them into adoring
wonder. For a short while after, these new admirers will be oblivious to
anything but what they just saw. The • • and • • • • • slots upgrade Awe.
• • • Entrance (Blood Cost: 2) – The second active power, forms
a group of admirers around the vampire. For an extended period, these
hangers-on will follow wherever the object of their adulation may go,
distracting nearby enemies along the way. The • • • • and • • • • • slots
Celerity – Some
Kindred are faster, dodge more elegantly, and can move with unimaginable grace.
They use Celerity, the Discipline of pushing their bodies’ speed beyond mortal
imagination. (Showing off Celerity to innocent mortals is a Masquerade
• Unseen Storm (Blood Cost: 2) – The first active, allows the
vampire to dash in any direction at such a speed as to confound their audience.
They can land attacks, dodge around enemies, or get away in a lazy dust cloud.
Characters struck along the way of the dash get knocked down. The • • slot
further enhances the Unseen Storm.
• • • Accelerate (Blood Cost: 5) – The second active, opens up
speeds so fast that everything else in the world appears to slow down to a
virtual standstill. The crowds seem frozen in their steps, as the vampire
dances between cars and bullet streaks. A more gauche clan might wish for a
popular 80’s synth track in the background. The • • • • and • • • • • slots
allow the vampire to further improve their acceleration.
The game will launch on PlayStation 4. It will be available in the first quarter of 2020.