Disciple of Lazarus


"Nothing – nothing – burns as hot as the wound left by the knife of treachery, especially when it has been left to fester for eons."

The bloodline calling itself the Harbingers of Skulls claims a history of treachery, for which it seeks to extract a hellish vengeance. Members of the bloodline are quite powerful without exception, and they claim to have returned from their banishment to the realms of the dead. Long ago, they whisper, a rogue society of sorcerers hunted them for their blood, stealing immortality to futher their own arcane lust for power. Few Sabbat believe this fairy tale of ancient injustice in these modern nights, but the Harbingers are afforded a wide berth nonetheless, given the immense potency of their magics and their discomforting eccentricity.

Cursed by Caine´s blood with the countenances of corpses, the Harbingers often flay the tattered, grave-tainted flesh from their heads, leaving them with the grinning rictus of their namesake. Masks and ceremony play are an important part in the bloodline´s culture, and elders among these Cainites maintain vast collections of ritual masks and implements that they wear and use in their necromantic rites.


Rules and clarifications:

Rule change: Limited effects
Most bleed-increasing action modifier cards prevent other bleed-increasing action modifier cards from being played. This is now the default, and is reminded by a "(limited)" reminder.

Updated rulebook text:
Bleed Action Modifiers: A minion cannot use more than one action modifier card to increase a bleed during a bleed action. This is reminded by the "(limited)" reminder. Some bleed action modifiers explicitly state that they do not count against this limit. They can be played before or after limited modifiers.

Additional Strikes: [...] A minion cannot use more than one card or effect (a source) to gain additional strikes per round of combat. This is reminded by the "(limited)" reminder. Some additional strike sources explicitly state that they do not count against this limit. They can be played before or after limited additional strike sources."


Card previews:

Card preview - Erlik

Card preview - Emerald Legionnaire

Full texts for the Harbingers of Skulls crypt cards and related library cards in Lost Kindred:

Name: Angelique
Cardtype: Vampire
Clan: Harbinger of Skulls
Group: 6
Capacity: 9
Sabbat: While Angelique is ready, cards requiring Necromancy [nec] cost Harbingers of Skulls you control 1 less blood.
Artist: Noora Hirvonen

Name: Erebus
Cardtype: Vampire
Clan: Harbinger of Skulls
Group: 3
Capacity: 7
Discipline: dem AUS FOR NEC
Independent: Wraiths (allies and retainers) cost Erebus 1 less blood or pool.
Artist: Ginés Quiñonero

Name: Erlik
Cardtype: Vampire
Clan: Harbinger of Skulls
Group: 3
Capacity: 10
Sabbat: As Erlik enters play, you can distribute up to 5 blood from him to any of your uncontrolled Harbingers of Skulls. +1 bleed. +1 hand size.
Artist: Ginés Quiñonero

Name: Hecate
Cardtype: Vampire
Clan: Harbinger of Skulls
Group: 5
Capacity: 6
Discipline: AUS FOR NEC
Sabbat: After Hecate bleeds successfully, you can burn the top card of the target Methuselah's library.
Artist: Carmen Cornet

Name: Khurshid
Cardtype: Vampire
Clan: Harbinger of Skulls
Group: 6
Capacity: 8
Discipline: AUS FOR NEC POT
Sabbat: +2 strength.
Artist: Carmen Cornet

Name: Acheron Vortex
Cardtype: Action Modifier
Clan: Harbinger of Skulls
Minions without Necromancy [nec] or Obtenebration [obt] get -1 intercept.
Artist: Ginés Quiñonero

Name: Disciple of Lazarus
Cardtype: Action
Clan: Harbinger of Skulls
+1 stealth action.
Add 2 blood to a younger Harbinger of Skulls in your uncontrolled region, or search your crypt for a Harbinger of Skulls, reveal them, and move them to your uncontrolled region (shuffle afterward).
Artist: Carmen Cornet

Name: Emerald Legionnaire
Cardtype: Ally
Clan: Harbinger of Skulls
Cost: 1 pool
Wraith with 2 life. 2 strength, 1 bleed.
During your unlock phase, you can remove 7 cards in your ash heap from the game to move an Emerald Legionnaire from your ash heap to the ready region with 2 life.
Artist: Javier Santos

Name: Inevitability of the Void
Cardtype: Action Modifier
Discipline: Auspex/Necromancy
Only usable during a bleed action.
[aus][nec] +1 bleed (limited). 
[AUS][NEC] +1 bleed for every 10 cards in the ash heap of the target Methuselah (limited).
Artist: Mark Kelly

Name: Vengeful Spirit
Cardtype: Retainer
Clan: Harbinger of Skulls
Cost: 1 blood
Wraith with 2 life.
The employer gets +1 bleed. Vengeful Spirit inflicts 1 damage on the opposing minion each round of combat during normal strike resolution at close range.
Artist: Ginés Quiñonero

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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