The Ventrue, masters or political warfare, rulers since immemorial times, business moguls and architects of the vampire society as we know it. Also known as the Patricians this clan of vampires has always been tied to power in all of its forms. In the Seattle of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 it couldn´t be any different than that. The Ventrue control most of the political power in the city, as well as the industrial areas and the economy. They are one of the most important factions, whose schemes to be present almost everywhere. That means that you will undoubtedly have to deal with them, and it´s quite unlikely that it’s going to be in your terms.
If you join the manipulative Ventrue, you will be able to use their contacts and power in your favor, but you will have to be very careful with your allegiances because everything has a price and you will start as the smallest fish in the pond. The Ventrue make use of several disciplines to back up their position as guardians of the Masquerade, and you will be able to get two of them if you choose to align with them: Fortitude and Domination.
Fortitude discipline will boost your physical resilience to unbelievable limits, allowing you to fend off damage that would easily be lethal to other kindred. The Absorb skill allows you to block all attacks for a brief moment transforming all the damage you would receive into healing. Personal Armor will harden your skin, ultimately making you impervious to damage. Such an invulnerability display will be seen as unnatural by mortals; therefore, it´s considered to be a Masquerade violation.
Domination is one of the most powerful disciplines since it allows the user to control the actions and memories of others. Mesmerize skill will leave the victim oblivious to everything around them and even their own pain. Command skill takes that power to the next level, allowing you to make anyone do your bidding. Domination powers can be used anywhere without fear of breaking the Masquerade.
Bloodlines 2 – Ventrue
Those powers will prove to be quite useful to you in the world of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. The use you make of them is only up to you, but keep in mind that the Ventrue also have enemies. They are often seen as pompous manipulative nepotists, and many other kindred are against their methods and the way they have embraced progress.
There is nothing like the best obvious choice in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, where dealing with the world of humans and the world of vampires at the same time can be a very difficult task.
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