Written by noted science-fiction novelist C.S. Friedman, The Erciyes Fragments is a version of the Book of Nod that has never been seen before by mortal eyes. The Erciyes Fragments has ratings and 4 reviews. Matthew said: A fascinating perspective of the origin of the kindred, and the multiple layers of sto. This is a soucebook for White Wolf’s roleplaying game, Vampire: the Masquerade . The Erciyes Fragments is the Book of Nod from Caine’s point.

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I did like the bit where a Roman-era commentator speculated that the 10th Generation is surely the final limit beyond which the blood of Caine grows too thin to continue, though. I think White Wolf should have done more with this, especially in the Americans and Africa, rather than having the vampires there claim different originals but all obviously be bloodlines of existing Clans, but oh well.

Nov 19, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: Or if it would.

And why has he been chosen to transcribe the words of one who could be Caine eerciyes Thom Langan rated it really liked it Mar 06, Open Preview See a Problem? Ronnie Webb rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Yannis Karatsioris rated it really liked it Aug 06, Aug 11, Matthew Gill rated it it was amazing.

They are very similar books. Friedman and Celia Friedman. All vampires were of equal power, so any survivor of the Flood would be an Antediluvian in modern terms. The actual fragments are very similar to The Book of Fragmengsbut different in a few key points.


The Erciyes Fragments

They do not eat or drink, they do not sleep and are awake in the night, they do not bear children or have families Return fragmenta Book Page. Rich Waters rated it liked it Feb 20, Other books in the series.

They’re good for the reader to look at and feel superior to the commentators, who are writing without knowledge of what the events refer to, but they aren’t useful even in a Dark Ages game because as soon as the GM includes them, any player who knows anything about Vampire is instantly going to know the subject of the prophecies.

Bobby Hitt rated it liked it Jan 27, The in-world explanation is that the text is kept at the “Monastery of Shadows,” somewhere in the north in a narrow valley so the area is in shadows most of the time.

Consider the multiple geneologies of Jesus as one example. The traditional interpretation is that Cain’s sacrifice was lacking somehow, but in The Erciyes Fragments it’s because G-d loves the sweet smell of blood and found Caine’s harvest unacceptable, and so Caine sacrifices that which is perfect, that which is unblemished, the first part of what he loves–his brother.

The book ends with some proverbs and prophecies, but the prophecies here aren’t as good as the ones in The Book of Nod. Their commentary might even have more total words than the actual text, and while some of it is juvenile or dumb, mostly it adds to the poetic styling with more down-to-earth criticism.

They’re obviously fragmsnts to the rise of the Camarilla, the Cathayan Great Leap Outward, and the Time of Thin Bloodwithout much room for interpretation. Gianfranco Mancini rated it really liked it Mar 13, A ghoul of the Giovanni travels there, copies the manuscript and mails it back to Augustus Giovanni, and then dies under mysterious and spooky circumstances.


Steve Sherrod rated it really liked it Ercjyes 20, Said manuscript has been commented on by multiple scholars over the centuries, and those comments are written in the margins in a variety of hands, as is traditional for medieval and earlier manuscripts.

The Erciyes Fragments (Vampire: The Dark Ages) by C S Friedman

One of the commentors is a Ventrue, one frragments a Malkavian, one is a Ventrue, one is from the 11th century, one is Roman-era, and some of them don’t leave enough clues to determine anything about them. The Bible has no explanation for why G-d accepted Abel’s sacrifice and rejected Cain’s.

As a Salubri fanboy I absolutely approve of this interpretation. Preview — The Erciyes Fragments by C. Mar 01, Mitchel rated it liked it. There are no discussion topics fragmejts this book yet.

The Erciyes Fragments by C.S. Friedman

That leaves the door open for several extra Antediluvians and their hidden Clans. What has he uncovered? Jason Ercjyes rated it it was ok Feb 01, Kevin Gagnon rated it it was amazing Aug 27, An expansion of The Book of Nod.