Cappadocian Clan Pin
Cappadocian Clan Pin
An engraved and enameled clan pin featuring 3D detailing of the Cappaocian clan symbol.
Metal finish: Silver
Show your affiliation at your next Mind’s Eye Theatre LARP event. (Or just wear this every day because it looks awesome!)
Classic Vampire: The Masquerade clan pins are some of the most highly sought after merchandise ever made for the Mind’s Eye Theatre community. By Night Studios is pleased to bring back these fan favorites at a much higher quality level than ever before!
This engraved and enameled clan pin features 3D detailing to make sure it stands out on your costume or every day clothing. The metal is raised with inset black lacquer to give our clan pins depth and eye-catching appeal. Each uses a butterfly clutch to ensure your pin will stay on through Court meetings, Sabbat raids, and whatever those pesky Anarchs do. (Damn kids with their loud music and their Status Perfectus…)
About the Cappadocian from Mind’s Eye Theatre: Vampire The Masquerade:
The Cappadocian Antediluvian was a monastic scholar with little interest in leadership or political causes. Cappadocius sought truth, questioned the secrets of life and death, and asked that his childer do the same. During the Dark Ages, the clan was populous, if not powerful, and its members were often seen as impartial judges in the great Jyhad. The clan’s obsessive attitude about its studies (and open practice of Necromancy) led other clans to see these vampires as grim and disturbing, and their isolationist tendencies kept the Cappadocians from having many strong allies.
Generally, the Cappadocians did not consider ethnicity or nationality when Embracing childer. Individuals of every religion were brought into the clan, so long as those mortals wished to study death. Due to their monastic habits, Cappadocian scholars spent little time among mortals. They left such tasks to one of their lesser lineages, a group of vampires Embraced from a Venetian merchant house. Unfortunately, the Giovanni proved untrustworthy and seized control of the clan, hunting down and diablerizing every Cappadocian they could find.
Only a few of these vampires survive in modern nights, hiding themselves away from the rest of the vampiric world and preferring their studies to politics. These vampires hate the Giovanni with a passion, and select childer far more cautiously, leading to an extremely low population of Cappadocians throughout the world. Those who remain have taken on new appellations, such as the Harbingers of Skulls in the Sabbat, hiding their true lineage in order to better remain undisturbed in their twin pursuits of research and revenge.
The two Cappadocian bloodlines are very distinct and originated in entirely different fashions. The Lamia were guardians and protectors of the monastic line; they are now disgraced and nearly extinct. The Samedi, a more recent offshoot of active Cappadocians, hide their true nature and exist as mercenaries and scholars of voudon.
Organization: In the Middle Ages, Cappadocians fulfilled the roles of advisors to Princes or stewards of large repositories of knowledge. Internally, the clan had little hierarchy, although they revered those with more knowledge and tutored the young or unlearned. After the Giovanni destroyed the majority of the clan, the Cappadocians who remained had even less interest in communicating with one another, lest such association reveal their location to the Giovanni.