The Cainites, or Cainians were a Gnostic and Antinomian sect who were known to venerate . for doubting the truth of Irenaeus’ account, though accusations of immorality urged against heretics should always be received with caution. This is a beautiful book, I cannot stress that enough. Cainite Heresy is one of the best books that White Wolf have ever published. This book is paced full of. Thankfully, Cainite Heresy is more the latter than the former. This book is a good, useful exploration of how vampire imagery can infiltrate (and sometimes.

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Basically, the Cainite Heresy looked like the heretical cult it was to anyone not directly part of it, and to some who were. Views Read Edit View history. It’s because most Christian Cainites were Catholic or even just regular hereticswhereas Cainite Heretics were basically saying “I am God. I cannot speak authoritatively to the OP’s intent, but I believe that is the case.

Help Contact Us Go to top. Originally posted by Kale Fangblade View Post. The RPG, a Review. Ask Me Anything Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Breaking Down the Prism of Overlight: DominicFrancis of Asisi, Jan Huss and John Wycliffe among many others for the sway and power cainitte figures have, the reactions they cause.

November Learn how and when to remove this herssy message. Dungeon of the Mad Mage Level If, however, this could all be crowded into a single lifetime, then the transmigration became unnecessary.

Mead Fragments of a Faith Heresj, p. Lardner History of Hereticsbk. Part of a series on Gnosticism. Epiphanius also says that Judas forced the Archonsor rulers, against their will to slay Christ, and thus heersy us to the salvation of the Cross.

Last edited by Kale Fangblade ; On first instinct I was going to make a Hereay Things reference and link game and show in a rather obvious way. I’ll stop historygasming now. Saturday, 12th August, From the human-christian perspective CH is certainly a most blasphemous heresy, but why would most herdsy view it as such? Who could have seen that coming in AD? TrippyHippy – Sunday, 13th August, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Nevertheless, he was the weaker power, who could do them no permanent harm, for Sophia, the Heavenly Wisdom, drew back to herself those elements in their nature which they had derived from her. Elsewhere he seems to have Cainaei Dial. Available exclusively through TabletopGaming. Le Jeu d’Adam 12th century Cain Trying to reconcile one’s vampiric state with per-existing religious beliefs was a major source of internal conflict for many. Well, Renegade Studios delivers a rules light system with a many-layered setting for players seeking out something brighter.

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Presumably, then, they thought of a division of mankind into two classes—the spiritual and the materialthe latter belonging to the realm of the Creator and deriving their being from him, but doomed to dissolution, while the former class contained the spiritual men, imprisoned, it is true, in bodies of flesh, but yet deriving their essential being from the highest Power, opposed by the Creator and his minions, but winning the victory over them as Cain did over Abel.

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This would probably piss off the more Christian vampires. We have no substantial justification for doubting the truth of Irenaeus’ account, though accusations of immorality urged against heretics should always be received with caution.

Search in titles only. Tired of all the fantasy role-playing games with a grim and dark palette? Having read Dark Ages core book and some of the Novels, I was under the impression that Cainite Heresy was portrayed as dangerous sect, generally detrimental to the vampire cause.

Whenever any sin or vile action was performed by them, they asserted that an angel was present whom they invoked, claiming that they were fulfilling his operation.



He speaks of Abel as derived from the weaker principle—a statement which bears the marks of authenticity. Sunless Skies Come to Tabletop: The account given by Irenaeus is unduly curt and the text not quite secure, but it is not difficult to form a general estimate of the sect from it, especially with the assistance of other sources.

Which makes many loosely Christian vampires either see it as Heresy or decide to follow it, its kinda depends on the individual. This would also be combined with the whole illfeeling throughout the middle ages towards the church and its huge amount of wealth, influence, power and corruption that would occasionally flare up. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Unveiling The Cainite Heresy.

There was a diversity of beliefs back cainiye amongst Cainites, but there was still strong representation of mostly non-heretical Christians amongst them. So far as the moral character and conduct of the Cainites is concerned, there is no doubt that Irenaeus intended to represent them as shrinking hrresy no vileness, but rather as deliberately practising it. In the Cainife Ages game that we’re currently playing the main issue that many Christian vampires have with the Cainite Heretics is essentially their belief that vampirism is a blessed state from God rather than a curse, as cainihe as their association with Caine and Jesus or their staunch refusal to follow the mainline church.

Gnosticism Early Gnostic sects. Rhetoric such as “rule in the darkness rather than humble himself falsely in the light” was more popular amongst some circles and Roads than others Via RegalisI’m looking at you.