This is some information I have gathered reading various books(The
Last Supper, Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand). It details how the
into existance. This is just speculation, however, I believe this is true and
have submitted a written form to White Wolf about it.
The bloodline Nagaraja are in fact, the surviving Cappadocians
underground when Cappadocious was Diablerized by Augustus Giovanni. Fearing
persecution from both the Giovanni and the Camarilla, they hid their
identities and continued their studies in Necromancy, taking them even
futher, exploring the land of the dead and creating a new discipline
To remain anonymous, they have set up a fabrication, claiming that
blood was manipulated by Euthanatos mages and thus creating their kind.
Because of their iminent hiding, and lack of living bodies, they began
feasting on the flesh of humans recently dead. This became clan practice soon
after, and all the childer there after found themselves forced to be
cannibalistic. The younger vampires, displeased with the fact that they
become cannibals in unlife, commit diablerie on the elders, gaining their
generation and sealing the fate of the remaining Cappadocians.
They soon realized that they would have to come up with a name for their
unique bloodline, after studying many lores and tomes of ancient years,
nothing suitable was found. One vampire in particular, named Deimos after the
Mythological God, spoke to wraiths constantly. They had a word for vampires
among them, calling them Nagaraja, meaning "lifes blood" in thier odd
language of the dead.
Still hidden from most eyes, with the exception of the Tremere, they
learned, and explored their dark powers. Learning Thaumaturgy from the
Tremere, who were now in league with them, they created new rituals, allowing
them access to the land of the dead, so better to explore death.
Cappadocious, whose soul escaped the diablerie fo Augustus Giovanni,
helped his former clan from the land of the dead, teaching them more than
they could ever know.
It was not until the late 18th century a.d. that the Nagaraja became
known among Kindred society, mainly because of the Tal'Mahe'Ra(Black Hand).
They became masters of the Underworld and Necromancy, equalling the Giovanni
in their death studies, perhaps even surpassing them.
Early in the 19th century, a few unknown Nagaraja created a bloodline of
fierce fighters. Also possessing the powers of Necromancy, yet creating a new
power known as Thanatosis. These warriors became ugly and rotten as they were
created from that of a dead body. A very powerful Nagaraja summoned the
spirit of a dead mortal, and possessed the soul into that of a two week old
corpse, decaying and putrid. Giving the decayed body his own blood, and
empowing it with Necromancy, the soul began to take control of the body.
The new vampire, later known as the Samedi, quickly discovered that he
could not walk among the mortals for his brash, and disgusting appearance.
After going to the Nosferatu for help, Samedi gained the powers of Obfuscate,
allowing him to hide from view of mortals, yet feed off them as well.
Samedi's odd powers of Thanatosis helping him in become a dangerous opponent.
Samedi sired a few childer before he went into torpor, after imparting
As the rumors spread about the Samedi bloodline, rumos spread about who
made them. Some pointed to the dark Tremere, others pointed to the Giovanni.
And yet others blamed the Nagaraja for this dreaded bloodline of decaying and
Sensing the anger of the entire vampiric society, the Nagaraja made no
claims to creating them, with Samedi in torpor, none were to find out the
truth of the matter. To this day, none but the oldest Nagaraja know, and even
they speak not of it.
The Nagaraja, never forgetting the past, of the time when teir true
founder Cappadocious was alive, have vowed to one another to destroy the
Giovanni. Their task is hard, as they rarely create progeny and the Giovanni
have become powerful, but at every given chance, they strike, and with deadly
force, leaving nothing but the rotten decayed bones of a poor Giovanni.
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