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A somewhat generalized timeline of major events in Vampire: The Masquerade is below. This timeline is sorted by era and date, and uses events from Vampire: The Masquerade and some selected events from the tabletop book Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary. A large majority of this knowledge is not actual IC knowledge, but is here for the determination of events for the setting as a whole; if you have questions about particular timeline events that you may want to know more about, or have been present at, please see a member of Storytelling Staff to discuss this.

Before the Flood[edit]

  • Cain kills Abel, and is cursed. He wanders the world and learns of his powers.
  • Cain embraces 3-7 more vampires (Enoch, Zillah, Irad, King of Nod, Queen of Nod, Crone, Lilith), who embrace 13 more. The 3rd generation's action, and curses, establishes the traits and weaknesses of the clans they create.
  • Not all clans accept this general history, and many have their own version relating to their clan founder.
  • Clans split themselves by classes, similar to mortal society. High and Low clans cooperate loosely within themselves, more out of necessity than choice.
  • The Eastern Tal’Mahe’Ra begin as a Mesopotamian cult
  • The Lost Tribe is founded.

Before Common Era[edit]

  • 146 BC – Fall of Carthage, birth of the Tal’Mahe’Ra as an Eastern Sect, make in-roads into the West under the guise of Cults

The Dark Ages[edit]

  • 476 - Rome falls, marked as the beginning of The Long Night in vampire history. The Inconnu begin to organize.
  • 510 – Founding of the Cult of Enlightenment by the Inconnu
  • 1000 - War of Princes runs across Europe, ending sometime after the Anarch Movement starts.
  • 1022 - Clan Tremere is formed.
  • 1096 - First Crusade, split of the Eastern from the Western Tal'Mahe'Ra (originally claimed to be 450 AD)
  • 1133 - Saulot is diablerized, Clan Tremere begins ascent to full clan status.
  • 12?? - Anarch movement begins.
  • 1204 - The fourth crusade conquers and sacks Constantinople. Inconnu seize power over the remains (Latin Empire). Death of Michael the Patriarch.
  • 1231 - Catholic Church begins the Inquisition. Mortal vampire hunters working for the Society of Leopold being appearing shortly thereafter.
  • 1240 - Anarch Revolt begins.
  • 1312 - Western Tal’Mahe’Ra found the Way of the Ancient Lawgivers
  • 1395 – Tyler Diablerizes Hardestadt

The Renaissance[edit]

  • 1413 - Tzimisce Antediluvian is believed to be destroyed.
  • 1444 - Augustus Giovanni diablerizes Cappadocius, beginning the Giovanni's ascent to a full clan.
  • 1450 - The Camarilla is formed, and its Traditions are established, introducing the Masquerade.
  • 1453 - Fall of Constantinople, founding of the Inconnu as a sect.
  • 1456 - A faction of Baali loyal to Nergal found the Servitors of Irad
  • 1483 – Lasombra Antediluvian is believed to be destroyed.
  • 1493 - The Convention of Thorns ends the Anarch Revolt. This formally sets the modern definition of Anarchs.
  • 1494 - The Code of Milan is created, formally creating the Sabbat.
  • 1490(?) - A majority of Malkavians of the Camarilla take leave of the Clan for some time; when they return, Dementation has been replaced with Dominate.
  • 1496 - Treaty of Tyre is signed, causing Assamites to give up drinking Kindred blood and receive their clan curse from the Tremere.
  • 1528 - The Giovanni and the Camarilla sign The Promise, keeping the Camarilla out of Giovanni business and the Giovanni out of Camarilla politics.
  • 15?? - Gargoyle Revolt occurs, freeing a large number of Gargoyles from Tremere control.
  • 1550 – Twilight Cult is formed and usurped by a Ravnos of the Jati from India
  • 1645 - A faction of Baali loyal to Moloch and walking the Path of the Hive found the Royal Order of the Edenic Groundskeepers

Age of Revolution[edit]

  • 17?? – Unification of the Eastern and Western Tal’Mahe’Ra. Reclamation of Enoch in the Shadowlands. Tinia declares herself the Del’Roh
  • 17?? - First Sabbat Civil War occurs in America, ends in 1803.
  • 1803 - The Purchase Pact is signed by Regent Gorchist, Radu Bistri, and other worthies of the Sabbat, effectively ending the First Sabbat Civil War.
  • 1834 - The last of the global Inquisition movements officially end. Society of Leopold continues working in secret to hunt Kindred.
  • 1857 - Tal'Mahe'Ra usurps control of the Jati and India, exercising power over the subcontinent indirectly
  • 1863 - Second Sabbat Civil War starts, ending in 1933.
  • 1890 - The Ninth Wave is formed, eventually lending support to the Technocracy
  • 1898 – Sabbat infiltrate the Royal Order of the Edenic Groundskeepers and form the Imperial Order of the Master Edenic Groundskeepers
  • 1933 - The Code of Milan is composed, both putting an end to the Second Sabbat Civil War and establishing the modern doctrine of the Sabbat.
  • 1941 - Prince Mithras enters torpor, and Lady Anne Bowesley declares herself "Queen" of London
  • 1944 - Los Angeles is taken by Anarchs, becomes the Anarch Free State.
  • 1957 - Third Sabbat Civil War runs for 100 days in New York, results in Panders being recognized by the Sabbat.
  • 1986 - Brunhilde claims responsibility for the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.

The Modern Nights[edit]

  • 1996 – Tara declares herself Prince of San Diego, and defects to the Camarilla.
  • 1997 - Archbishop Giangaleazzo defects to the Camarilla, destroying the original copy of the Code of Milan in the process.
  • 1998 - ’The Great Prank’: Many of the Camarilla Malkavians regain Dementation. None are aware of how this was accomplished. Some are not aware they can learn it.
  • 1999 – Salubri Antitribu, founded by Adonai, rise and join the Sabbat.
  • 1999 - June: 21st: The Sabbat takes control of Atlanta, Georgia in a midnight raid; Brujah archon Julius and Malkavian prince of Atlanta Benison are listed as casualties.
  • 1999 – Thin Blooded Vampires begin appearing in greater numbers.
  • 1999 – The Harbingers of Skulls appear and almost all join the Sabbat.
  • 1999 – The Tal’Mahe’Ra is fractured. Izhm Ur-Baal declares himself Del’Roh in the Shadowlands. Roderigo declares himself Del’Roh in Spain.
  • 1999 – October: Archbishop Moncada is slain, presumably at the hands of his childe Lucita and the Assamite Fatima al-Faqadi.
  • 2001 - The Sabbat and Camarilla engage in war in New York City. The Camarilla name Gangrel Justicar Xaviar as Imperator and wage war against the Sabbat for 100 nights. The Camarilla nominally wins the war, though outlying areas remain dangerous with occasional Sabbat packs.
  • 2002 - Tlacique announce their existence and claim War on the Sabbat in South America and Mexico.
  • 2002 - August: The Camarilla take back Atlanta from the Sabbat in a lightning-fast raid led by Gangrel Justicar Xavier.
  • 2003 - The Malkavian Justicar, Maris Streck, is destroyed for treating with Kindred slave traders and diablerists. Archon Dawn Nakada is uplifted to the position of Justicar.
  • 2004 -­ Salubri Antitribu start embracing frequently to bolster the number of Sabbat warriors.
  • 2006 - Sabbat led by Sascha Vykos track down and destroy Giangaleazzo in eastern Europe.
  • 2008 ­- Various domains in the United States suffer minor Sabbat incursions with moderate success.
  • 2011 -­ The 39th Justicar election was performed. The election results in the same Justicars remaining in their positions.
  • 2013 - April - Archbishop Victor Ambrose retakes Atlanta as a stab at northward expansion, driving out a majority of the Camarilla defenders.
  • 2013 - October - The Palla Grande happens in Atlanta, with many packs coming to partake of the event. Tensions run high throughout the event, while an archaeologist is discovered to have researched what MAY be the resting place of an Antediluvian.
    • Tensions break between Archbishop Victor Ambrose and Regent Melinda Galbraith, coming to a had with the Archbishop and his Ultra-Conservative Templars making an attempt on Galbraith's life, and the Ecumenical Council breaks into violence between the Orthodoxy and the Ultra-Conservatives.
      • Ultimately, Galbraith comes out on top, but just barely. She begins a pogrom of unification of the Sabbat under her Regency, beginning a purge of all elements that seek to cause friction and fracturing of the Sword of Caine.