Nickname: Widows or Bugs
Appearance: The Arachne have no standard appearance but tend to be South American in origin. Most members of the bloodline have a strong connection with spiders. Ex. Zoologists, pet store owners, spider collectors, etc.
Haven: Generally anywhere but inaccessible to others. Regardless of where the haven may be, it is usually infested with spiders.
Background: The bloodline generally tries to keep itself in a low profile. They believe that one day, they alone will be the only surviving Kindred which is why they are actively seeking new membership. However, they do not embrace jus t anyone. Before a mortal is embraced into the bloodline, the Arachne will study an individual to see how they react to spiders. Needless to say, arachniphobia is not tolerated.
Character Creation: Most members of the bloodline have an affinity for spiders and many have pet ghoul-spiders. Most Arachne tend to have Survivor Natures but have varying Demeanors. Mental Attributes and Skills are usually primary, bu t not always. Many of the bloodline are required to have the SilenceMerit*
Disciplines: Araneiform, Animalism, Quietus
Weakness: Because Arachne can manufacture poison with their blood, they require more blood than other kindred. As a result, every two Blood Points an Arachne drinks only counts as one. This can make feeding hard and often fatal to the victim.
Organization: The Arachne bloodline headquarters is located in South America; somewhere in the rain forests of Brazil. The Arachne keep careful watch over their members and will protect them if they can. However, assistance is often no t available.
Gaining Bloodline Status: Members of the Arachne bloodline generally gain prestige through successfully embracing new members. But, status is only gained if the new member is loyal, and she also successfully embraces her own child.
Quote: "Quickly and as silently as a spider I move. To learn the way of "The Weaver" is to kill with grace. Come into my parlor, won't you?"