Book Of Nod The preface to this book is very cool. I know that this book is totally fictional, and is in no way real, but the preface makes the book sound like it was written from ancient scrolls and manuscripts that were uncovered through his journies. The preface describes how he was able to get all of the material to write the book. It is incredibly detailed and extreamly vague at the same time if that is possible. With all of the history and this mans travels in the preface, it seems like the book is written from fact and really gives the book a nice read to it. Chapter Two: The Chronicals of Caine This is the begining of Caine’s adventure, this story was written in a biblical type of story line.
The diffrence from the bible and this book is that instead of focusing on the light, it focuses on the darker side. Instead of god, this book more or less deals and talks of the devil. Caine in this story, just as in the bible, starts off by sacrificing his most prised possetion to god, in this case it happens to be his brother Able. He thinks this to be a fitting sacrifice because he was told to sacrifice that which was most dear to him. Insted of the praise that he thought he would recieve, he was cursed by the god he loved so much.
He was cursed into the land of NOD. The land of nothing, the land of balckness. Caine, in this new world, was completely helpless, until he came upon a woman named Lilith. Lilith was able to help him and give him comfort. In doing so, she fell in love with Caine.
Caine, later, was vistited by the archangels of god. First was the archangel Michel. Micheal offered himforgiveness, Caine’s responce was “I shall not be forgiven by god but by my own strength.” With this responce Caine was further cursed. God set onto him the curse that “For ever more fire shall bite you and take thy flesh openly.” Making him even more effected by fire than normal mortals. The next archangel to come was Rapheal. Again, Caine was offered forgiveness, again he refused, and again he was cursed.
God set upon him the curse “Forever more, the suns rays shall burn thee like fire.” This made him fear the light and even more embrace the darkness. After that, The archangel Uriel came to him. Again he was offered forgiveness, and again he refused. His curse this time was “You shall drink only blood and eat ashes only. And you shall live forever more undead, never dying.” With this, he was cursed to live the rest of his life as, what now is refered to as a Vampire.
Lastley, he was joined again by and archangel. He was offered forgivness, he refused, and he was cursed again. “Your children shall bear your same curse, and in them you will plant your dark seed.” With this his entire blood line was cursed to live out his same life. Caine was totally devistated now, cursed to the brink, he pleeded with Lilith to teach him the ways that she lived in this void so long. She taught him her secrets, Awakening the inner beast in him.
With these new powers, Caine was able to further his powers with his own learning and experimenting. He learned the secrets of the darkness. With these powers he was able to leave NOD and return back to his own world. Leaving Lilith behind in her NOD. Being new to the world and very tired from the energy it took to get him there he needed blood to heal.
He happend upon an old cron, that was more than willing to let him feed. He fed on her for three days, and on the third she mixed a potion that she said would fully recover his wounds. Instead, it was a blood bind to the cron. Forever more the cron could control Caine, and in that Caine would control anyone that drank of his blood. He then came back to the crone, and described to her a dream that he pretended to have about his children coming back on him and trying to kill him, so the cron taught him how to kill a vampire, a wooden stake straight to the heart.
With this, Caine turns on the crone and shoves the wooden stake through her heart killing her. Caine then goes back to the first city and is made ruler, he gets bored after a while and wants company, so he bites Enche and is made his first son, Enche wishes to have brother and sister and so he is given them. And this is were it gets confusing.. Chapter Two: The Chronicle of Shadows This is a very lengthy descusion of how and why the children of Caine operate. As his curse had earlier stated, Caine’s childeren were doomed to constantly fight amunst them selves.
Caine makes himself Ten more childern, making thirteen in all. These thirteen children of Caine seperate and make their own children. These, Caine’s children and Caine’s children’s Children, create thier own clans in order to fight each other. It Describes each of the thirteen Childrens clans. The clan names are as follows: Progeny, Canaille, Moon Beasts (Werewolves), WildOnes (Kamakazie Vampires), Bruhaj, Gangrel, Malvak, Nosferatu, Trendor, Venture, Saulot, Diablerie, Jyhad.
Progeny are the ones that rules the land of enoche, the human city. Canaille are the ones that protected the humans from other vampires in return the humans hide and helped these vampires. Moon Beasts (Werewolves) are the vampires that, on full moons, change to wolvish monsters and hunt the land for anything that move. The Wild Ones, the warrior clan, they are the most beautiful, yet most deadly. Bruhaj, they are a self seving clan.
They can beat on each other but if you cross any of them, you get the entire clan’s wrath. Gangrel will attack anything that moves just for the fun of it. Malvak are the choas bringers. They seek out any way to cause disruption. Nosferatu are the masters of the night.
They hide in the shadows, by the time you see them your blood is already splattered on the walls. Trendor are not fighters, They seek the more beautiful things and the more intellectual things. Venture These are more or less the police for vampires. Saulot is a clan based around the worship of their original father, Caine. Diableria are focused on pholosify and on the words of scollors.
Jyhad is a clan that absolutely nothing is know for sertain about, but they are the focus of multipule myths. Each of the children and thier children fought the other of the thirteen clans until they die. Among these clans they were also hunted by humans that came to know of the Vampires. These children got to a point that Caine had to do something because he could not stand the fighting anymore. He came out with a list of rules for the Vampires to live by. The clans did not much like these rules and again Caine’s curse lived up to the words.
Because of the rules he had all of his children and thier children out for his blood. Caine went into hiding and was never seen from again. Some of his children thought that he was hiding, some thought that he made a deal with the demons he controlled and went to rule the underworld. But where ever he did go, he was never seen from again, which all of them had stories of where he went. Chapter Three: The Chronicals of Secrets This chapter describes what is profisised to happen, when, where and how Caine is to come back to the world of the real.
It describes blood red moons, and pure black suns. The earth opening up and all the under demons of everyones worst nightmares magnified comming forth to rule and kill the planet. It is all the fears and all of the hopes of Caine’s Children. It is said that Caine will come back and rule the world and rule with an iron fist. He is said to rule in a way that makes all of his followers so impure and ungodly that the stench of it reached to the high heavens and god himself chokes on the vapor. Did I mention I love this book? It also goes into some rules and lifestyles of vampires. The topic of love is mentioned by Caine and is siad that no vampire should endulge in love because it is not a thing that cursed creatures such as them should have in their non-lives.