Paradox Entertainment has revealed another clan in the upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – Toreador! Also known as the Clan of the Rose, Toreador are creators of art and beauty known for their hedonistic ways.
One of the largest Clans in Seattle, the Toreador’s history in the emerald city runs deep. Beauty-obsessed artists and architects, poets and songwriters, these Kindred have had their hands in shaping Seattle since its pioneer days. As the historic music venues and eccentric mid-century homes make way for expensive high-rise apartment buildings, some wonder if the Clan of the Rose is fading in Seattle. Still, members of the Toreador Clan can be found perusing an art gallery downtown or revelling in a Pioneer Square nightclub, and more likely than not, hanging on the arm of someone with social, political, or cultural power.
Toreador are creators with the ability to capture a room like no other Kindred, using the discipline of Presence to turn a crowd into an audience, distraction into rapt attention, and aggression into adoration. They also utilize Celerity to push their bodies to incredible speeds.
- Awe: Strike a pose that freezes all before you in adoring wonder. For a short time after, new admirers are oblivious to anything other than what they’ve just witnessed.
- Entrance: Form a group of admirers around the vampire, following along and distracting nearby enemies.
Public use of Presence abilities does not constitute a Masquerade violation.
- Unseen Storm – Dash in any direction with such speed that you momentarily disappear from view, allowing you to land attacks, dodge around enemies, or get away before the dust has settled. Upgrades further enhance the effects of Unseen Storm.
- Accelerate – Move so fast that everything else in the world appears to slow down to a standstill. Assailants seem frozen in their attacks, cars crawl forward, bullets zip by lazily, and the vampire can perform stunts that, with an 80’s synth track in the background, would make for an awesome movie scene. Upgrades further enhance the effects of Accelerate.
Use of Celerity before mortals is a Masquerade violation.