"These rotting mounds are dangerous enemies, but most valuable allies. They should all be recruited ... or destroyed." - Jefferson Foster, Sabbat bishop.
The Samedi are vampires of especially unwholesome ilk, and dreadful to look upon. Their bodies resemble corpses, and those who see them sometimes mistake them for zombies or other revenant horrors.
Thought to have originated in the Caribbean, the Samedi have strong ties to the region´s voodoo legacies. They practice a unique Discipline that allows them to manipulate the energies of death, albeit in a much more temporal manner than Giovanni Necromacy. Indeed, the Giovanni have very little good to say about the Samedi, and the enmity between these Kindred runs deep.
Samedi often involve themselves with occult or illegal activities in a city, becoming powerful houngans and mambos or trafficking with superstitious immigrant criminal elements. Given their apparent voodoo roots, the Samedi seem content to garner influence in immigrant ghettoes, practicing their dark magic and preying upon a populace used to the dead walking among them.
Full texts for the Samedi crypt cards and related library cards in Lost Kindred:
Name: Jean Lisle
Discipline: pot FOR OBF THN
Independent: Once each round of combat, Jean can burn 1 blood to make the damage from his hand strikes aggravated that round.
Artist: Noora Hirvonen
Name: Mambo Jeanne
Discipline: FOR NEC OBF THN
Independent: Minions opposing Jeanne take 2 environmental damage each round during normal strike resolution at close range. +1 bleed.
Artist: Riccardo Fabiani
Discipline: for nec THN
Independent: Marie-Pierre can lock after a combat involving another Samedi you control to enter combat with the opposing minion. She cannot block older vampires.
Artist: Jarkko Suvela
Name: Mister Schwartz
Discipline: for obf NEC THN
Artist: Ginés Quiñonero
Name: Blessings of the Loa
Put this card in play. Samedi you control with capacity 4 or more get +1 bleed against your prey for each vampire in torpor they control.
Artist: Ginés Quiñonero
[pot] Strike: hand strike at +1 damage.
[thn] Strike: hand strike at +2 damage.
[THN] As [thn] above, and the opposing vampire takes 1 unpreventable environmental damage during the press step this round (only effective if this strike was made at close range).
Artist: Javier Santos
Name: Relentless Reaper
[for] Prevent 1 damage.
[THN] Only usable when both combatants are still ready and combat would end. Burn 1 blood to start a new round instead.
Artist: Alejandro F. Giraldo
Black Chantry's first expansion for Vampire: The Eternal Struggle is Lost Kindred, which focuses on five of the Kindred bloodlines: Blood Brothers, Gargoyles, Harbingers of Skulls, Salubri antitribu, and Samedi.
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