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Supervisors: The Masquerade
Duties: Drink people's blood, create Vassals, maintain the Masquerade
Guides: This is the guide
Bloodsuckers are undead predators out to enslave the station to their will. Though they can recognize each other, they usually act independently of one another.
You consume blood by using your Feed power. Do not be seen feeding, or the Masquerade will be broken.
I'm a bloodsucker! How do I survive my first sunrise?
Whether you arrive on the station on the shuttle or start out as a bloodsucker, you have a few things to square away first.
- Get some materials. At minimum get at least 5 wood so you can build a coffin. A more robust base will need wood, metal, cable, and a set of tools. You can get wood from Botany or by deconstructing wooden structures.
- Set up a base. Pick a place that you can access quickly and where you won't be disturbed. Hidden walls are a good way to get quick access, but don't be seen by security!
- Set up your coffin. The most basic coffin only needs 5 wood, but more advanced coffins can be built in the structures tab of the crafting menu.
- Sleep in your coffin. Drag yourself into the coffin and 'Rest' to lay down, then close the coffin on top of you. This lets you rank up, heal quickly, and survive the rays of the sun.
If you are caught outside of your coffin when the sun comes, you will quickly burn to death. In an emergency you can hide in a locker; you'll get burned, but will survive.
Bloodsuckers need blood to use their powers and stave off starvation. Remember that not all races have blood; you cannot feed at all on a Plasmaman or Skeleton. Note that sucking blood near a mortal who is not your victim risks breaking the Masquerade.
You have a few options for sating your hunger:
If you have someone grabbed aggressively, you can use the Feed power to start drinking their blood. This is obvious to them and everyone else, but once the feeding actually starts they'll be paralyzed and eventually put to sleep.
If you're standing next to someone or pulling them passively you can feed on them without them noticing. You'll continue feeding as long as your victim remains adjacent, though keep in mind you'll be briefly paralyzed after starting to feed. This is invisible to the victim, but can be noticed by everyone else!
If you're desperate you can feed on a monkey for a tiny amount of blood. You'll get much more if you humanize the victim first through genetics, though still less than if you feed on a conscious human.
Torpor, Burn Damage, and Final Death
By entering your coffin while injured or while Sol is ascendant, you will enter the deathless state of Torpor, rapidly healing damage and appearing as a corpse to most onlookers. You will also enter this state if you are damaged to the point of death but do not meet the requirements for Final Death. Even without Torpor, bloodsuckers not using the Masquerade power will naturally heal most types of damage; The exception is burn damage, which must be treated medically or by entering Torpor in your coffin.
There are only a few ways you can die permanently:
- Taking over 250 points of burn damage, for example by dying to fire and not being extinguished after death.
- Being staked while in Torpor, or dying to regular damage while staked.
- Having your body destroyed through cremation or gibbing.
There are 2 types of bloodsucker powers. The ones you start with and the ones you can obtain during the round.
You can obtain new powers by sleeping on your coffin. Each survived day gives you a level point to spend.
Ranking up will improve the powers you already have but not powers you haven't chosen yet, so if you want rank-related benefits from a power you should choose it early so it ranks up with you. Some powers don't benefit from ranks at all.
A cycle happens during bloodsucker rounds.
During the night, bloodsuckers may roam freely through the station, while keeping an eye in their hud that tells how much time there is until the Sun comes out. By default, Sol starts every 10 minutes, with a warning when there's 1.5 minutes left, and a second when there's 25 seconds left. The power Vanishing Act becomes available when Sol is near, and will teleport you to your base for a considerable blood cost.
During the day, bloodsuckers who are not in a coffin or locker will be burnt to death. The higher your Rank, the higher the damage from the Sun. Survive the day to receive a level point and get stronger.
If you begin feeding on a human while someone is within 2 squares of you, you've risked discovery and exposed the existence of Bloodsuckers to humans! If you do this three times, you break the Masquerade:
- Every other bloodsucker on the station gets an objective to kill you.
- Mortals can identify your bloodsucker status and true name on sight.
- Other bloodsuckers can steal your vassals from you.
Note that not all witnesses will cause a Masquerade break. You won't be penalized if you're witnessed by:
- Bloodsucker vassals (even if they're not yours)
- Other Bloodsuckers
- Your victim
- Mindless creatures (ie braindead humans, monkeys, and nonsentient simple animals)
- Blind people and people with blurry vision
- Monster Hunters
The Curator has access to the Archives of the Kindred, which contains the record of every Bloodsucker known to Nanotrasen. If the Curator hits you with the Archives while you're not using your Masquerade power, the Masquerade will be broken! Protect yourself by avoiding the Curator, stealing the Archives, or just using Masquerade whenever you're in public.
Humanity & Frenzy
If your supply of blood gets too low, you'll enter Frenzy and lose yourself to hunger. While Frenzied you're fast, resist stamina damage, and all your grabs are aggressive; you also begin feeding faster and get more blood from humans. However, there are downsides:
- You cannot speak or hear, and lose the ability to manipulate complex machinery like consoles.
- You cannot use any vampire powers except Feed and Trespass.
- You slowly take burn damage over time.
If you're still drinking your victim's blood when they die, you lose Humanity. Humanity loss makes it easier to become Frenzied and increases the damage over time in this state, forcing you to be more aggressive about claiming victims.
The most important thing to a Bloodsucker, is sucking blood. The second most important thing is setting a good and safe base for your dark affairs.
Structures are necessary to create such a base.
The first and most important step to creating your base is a coffin. They are needed to stablish the area, level up, and to protect yourself from the burning light of the Sun. To create a coffin either use 5 wood in hand, or craft it through the Tribal crafting menu. Once your coffin is built, you can enter and close it to claim the area around as your lair. Further structures can only be built within your lair, and if you unclaim your coffin by AltClicking it, all the Bloodsucker structures will be unbolted and your lair will cease to exist. Once your basic coffin is built and your lair is claimed, new stronger coffins are unlocked in the Tribal section of the crafting menu
The second most important structure in your lair, the persuasion rack allows you to turn innocent crew members into your vampiric slaves, the Vassals. Those can only be built in your lair, and are wrenched to the floor by clicking with your empty hand. To turn someone into a Vassal, buckle the person into the rack, and click to begin the torture. Different items take different amounts of time.
If you torture a Vassal a second time, they become your favorite Vassal. You can only have one favorite.
- Empty hand - Slowest
- Blunt objects - Fast
- Sharp objects - Faster
- Open welder - Fastest
The torture process takes 3-4 attempts.
|3 Wood, 2 Metal, 2 Cable|
Once wrenched down, you can turn the Candelabrum on and off. While active, the Candelabrum will cause major debuff and hallucinations to non-Bloodsucker/Vassals near it.
|3 Metal, 1 Rod, 1 Candle, Welder, Wrench|
Once wrenched down, you'll be able to buckle yourself to it. While buckled to the throne, anything the Bloodsucker says will be heard by all their Vassals.
|3 Cloth, 5 Metal, 1 Wood, Wrench|
By using the altar, a Bloodsucker can get two tasks per night to get more ranks.
|5 Rods, 2 Metal, 5 Plasteel, 30u Ash, Wrench, Welder, Screwdriver|
A simple trap to protect your lair. Functions like a beartrap.
|2 Stake, 1u Blood , 2 Wood, 1 Cable|
A wooden ducky. It's sharp. It makes bike horn sounds. For all your sadistic clown needs!
|1 Stake, 1 Rubber Ducky|
When you reach Rank 3, you will have the option to choose which Clan you will belong to. Choosing a Clan brings both boons and disadvantages; you will also get an extra objective. Once you have chosen a clan, there is no going back!
The Lasombra worship the Abyss and can control it to an extent through rituals. They possess incredible physical resilience, but fear fire. They may be recognized by their red eyes.
Accepting the Lasombra clan immediately causes the following effects:
- You become completely immune to brute damage but are twice as vulnerable to burn.
- Your eyes become bright red.
- Your heart changes to a heart of darkness, which will fully revive you if your body is in the dark for long enough even if you've been staked.
Resting Place Altar
Accepting the Lasombra clan grants you the ability to build a resting place altar from metal, rods, and cloth. This structure works the same as a normal blood altar, but you can ascend it to unlock special features exclusive to the clan. You may ascend the altar using abyssal essence, which you can harvest from reality smash locations on the station. These locations appear randomly and are invisible to mortals; you may harvest one unit of essence per location.
Once you've ascended the altar, you can use it to permanently upgrade your purchased skills for points. The first upgrade point is free, but you need to spend ranks to gain more. Accepting the Lasombra clan adds an objective to ascend 4-5 skills at the altar.
Lasombra bloodsuckers gain the ability to build Subservent Armor using metal and rods; this suit of armor looks inanimate but comes alive if a non-bloodsucker passes too close. Once awakened, it will chase and attack anything around it until subdued, including you and your thralls. As a Lasombra, however, you are immune to brute damage so this may not be a problem. When killed the armor reverts to its inanimate and unanchored form, allowing you to reuse it.
The armor may be upgraded with five sheets of silver, adding a sword and improving its melee damage output.
Also known as 'Werewolves', the Gangrel are closely linked with their inner beast, being quicker to fall into Frenzy and more powerful in its throes. The more often they survive a Frenzy, the more animalistic and dangerous they become.
Accepting the Gangrel clan immediately causes the following effects:
- You gain the ability to transform into an animal once per night.
- You lose a large amount of humanity, making it easier to go into a Frenzy.
- You lose your Masquerade ability.
Gangrel bloodsuckers become Frenzied more easily due to their initial loss of humanity. The first two times they enter Frenzy after accepting the clan, they get no special effects. On the third Frenzy after entering the Clan, the beast awakens and you become a full werewolf. Accepting the Gangrel clan adds an objective to enter Frenzy 3-4 times in total.
As a werewolf you are fast, durable, and do a lot of damage. Instead of biting people to feed, you can use the Devour power to consume a corpse whole and heal yourself. Your normal Bloodsucker arsenal is unavailable in this state, but you can gain wolf-themed powers depending on which standard powers you have unlocked.
Using Devour on three corpses will satiate you and end your Frenzy. Accepting the Gangrel clan adds an objective to enter Frenzy 3-4 times in total. The first four times you leave Frenzy as a werewolf, you will become more robust but more wolf-like, starting with a dog collar. You can't take it off, but at least you can maul anyone that laughs at you.
Accepting Gangrel grants you the ability to transform into an animal. The strength of the transformation depends on the total amount of blood you've drunk:
- Under 500 blood you permanently turn into a Felinid. If you're already a Felinid, you become a lizard. Either way, you punch slightly harder and gain natural 30% damage reduction.
- Between 500 and 1000 blood you permanently become a Gorillaperson. You get 35% damage reduction and even more robust unarmed damage.
- Between 1000 and 1500 blood, the power has no effect.
- Over 1500 blood, you become a Giant Bat. This transformation lasts for two minutes but you can turn back at will. The giant bat is less robust than a full Werewolf, but it still does heavy damage and gets powers based on your unlocked bloodsucker abilities.
Your transformation power is single use, but you can recharge it by sleeping in a coffin during the day. You can only have one use of transformation at a time.
The Tzimisce are flesh-shapers, using their mastery of anatomy to create monsters and cripple foes. They often avoid others of their kind, preferring to focus on their experiments.
The Tzimisce clan can only be played as a ghost role and cannot be selected by ordinary bloodsuckers. They begin with the Dice power, which allows them to cut muscles off of corpses or cripple limbs in combat. Tzimisce cannot use the Masquerade or Veil of Many Faces abilities, as they do not care about blending into mortal society.
Adding muscles to a Persuasion Rack will empower it, allowing you to perform transformation rituals on the poor soul fastened within. All rituals cost blood except for Huskification, which grants a large amount of blood as you draw it all out of the victim.
Most rituals require a willing vassal, living or dead; however, a Tzimisce may revive a dead and unvassalized human at the cost of 150 blood.
Tzimisce can harvest muscles from dead humans by targeting their limbs and using the Dice power. Muscles can be combined freely into larger muscles or separated into smaller ones with a sharp object. All limbs can be Diced except for the head and the chest.
Dice can be used in combat by targeting arms and legs. The effect depends on the rank of the power:
- Below rank 3, deals a large amount of stamina damage to the limb, usually crippling it.
- Between rank 3 and 5, deals stamina and brute damage to the limb. Regardless of what you were aiming for, the victim drops items in their hands.
- At rank 6 and above, outright severs the targeted limb.
Note that Tzimisce bloodsuckers cannot build an altar, but they can use altars built by others.
|Vassal||Access: Whatever your job was|
Additional Access: Whatever extra access your master requires you to get
Supervisors: Bloodsucker Master
Duties: Serve your master's will
Guides: This is the guide
So you happen to have been... persuaded into serving your new Bloodsucker master. Congrats!! This section is for you!
Your function is to act as your master's own little greytider and personal bloodbag.
Don't worry, you have access to powers too. Just not many.
|Sanguine Recuperation||Slowly regenerate Brute, Burn, and Toxin damage, by using your master's blood,
in exchange for some of your own blood and effort.
|1.5 blood||10 seconds|
Yes, with "just not many" I mean a single one. Sorry.
Your master has decided you're the most special little bloodbag. This promotion grants you some benefits.
- Favorite Vassals can't be mindshielded.
- You adquire a new power based on your master's clan