Lahmian Sisterhood

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The Lahmian Sisterhood is a cabal of vampires under the rule of Neferata, former queen of Lahmia.

Overview

In the years following the fall of Lahmia, Neferata surrounded herself with a group of vampiric servants who, despite being vicious and savage warriors and competent necromancers, showed their true strengths in the areas of seduction, infiltration, intelligence gathering and manipulation. Their time in Mourkain allowed them to hone these skills to supernatural levels and by the time the vampire queen took the mountain fortress of the Silver Pinnacle from the Dwarfs and made it her own, these vampires and becomes true masters of their arts.

Having long ago decided that directly ruling the lands of the living was impossible for the dead, Neferata instead decided that ruling from the shadows and being the power behind the throne was even better. She took the most beautiful, seductive, intelligent and manipulative of her servants and sent this sisterhood out across the lands of men, inserting them into every facet of society. From Imperial generals to Bretonnian Grail Knights, from Kislevite Boyars to Arabyan Caliphs, behind almost every man of power stood a pale and beautiful wife, courtesan, mistress or other significant figure. [9a]

Neferata had learnt that one did not have to be a ruler to rule. Instead her web gave her influence unparalleled and for centuries she became the secret queen of an unseen empire.[9a]

Members

Objectives

The Sisterhoods goal is to fulfill the desire of Neferata to return home in glory, dwelling in Lahmia with a population of devoted and willing mortal slaves. The Sisterhood also seek to foil the schemes of other vampires, in particular the Von Carsteins who seek their own dominion over mankind. [9a]

The Lahmians also assist and strengthen humanity against the threat of Chaos. [9a]

Society

Most Lahmians dwell in alongside humans with a network that threads through their society with Neferata at the pinnacle, receiving reports through intermediaries, messengers and magical means. [9a]

Those in favour are granted the title Nuncio, acting as diplomats and envoys as they seek to shape history to suit their mistress. Humans and vampires alike form a loyal household around each with the former helping to convey normality to the mortals they interact with. Moving in high society is easier than many believe as the ruling class of the Empire and other human nations interact and entertain in the evening through to the early hours. [9a]

Members of the Sisterhood are taught how to avoid mirrors or for those with an aversion to them, how to avoid flinching in the presence of a Holy symbol. [9a]

For the most part, the vampires of the sisterhood feed on willing victims - either those believing they are engaging in a torrid affair with the Lahmian or devoted servants who often hope to join them in undeath. [9a]

Deathless Court

The handmaidens who dwell at Silver Pinnacle, practising their skills and vieing for the attention and favour of their queen. [9a]

Gallery

Miniatures


Notes

  • Very few of Neferata's descendants turn males into vampires though it does happen from time to time, such as Neferata's traitorous childe Khaled al Muntasir or Genevieve's own sire Chandagnac.
  • In previous versions of the game the 'Lahmians' were a bloodline, which is to say rather than just being a group ruled by Neferata the Lahmians were all and every descendant of hers. In the modern version it is possible to include vampires who are descendants of Neferata who are not directly part of the Sisterhood (such as Genevieve Dieudonné) and even on very rare occasions for vampire not directly of Neferata's blood to at least work closely to the Sisterhood (such as Ulrika Magdova).

Quotes

We are tools, Neferata. You call us sisters, but we are but pieces on your game-board. You collect us and hoard us, and sometimes you spend us. Sometimes you spend us for ambition. Other times, it is for spite.

And we love you for it, because we cannot help but to do so. You unmake us as easily as Nagash's crown threatened to unmake you, and remake us in your image. ~ Naaima to Neferata on the Sisterhood.[1]

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Units Abyssal Terror - Banshee - Bat Swarm - Black Coach - Black Knight - Blood Knight - Cairn Wraith - Corpse Cart - Coven Throne - Crypt Horror - Dire Wolves - Fell Bat - Ghoul - Grave Guard - Hexwraith - Mortis Engine - Necromancer - Master Necromancer - Necromancer Lord - Simulacra - Skeleton - Spirit Host - Strigoi Ghoul King - Strigany - Swain - Sylvanian Levy - Terrorgheist - Vargheist - Varghulf - Vampire Thrall - Vampire Count - Vampire Lord - Wight King - Zombie - Zombie Dragon - Zombie Pirate
Characters Abhorash - Adolphus Krieger - Alicia von Untervald - Andraste - Anmar bin Muntasir - Asteron - Chandagnac - Constant Drachenfels - Dieter Helsnicht - Evegena Boradin - Famke Leibrandt‎ - Frederick van Hal - Gabriella von Nachthafen - Galiana - Gashnag - Genevieve Dieudonné - Gorgivich Krakvald - Gothard - Harakhte - Heinrich Kemmler - Helena von Culper - Heloise Kalfon - Hermione von Auerbach - Isodora - Johann Haifisch - Kadon - Kattarin - Khaled al Muntasir - Khemalla - Krell - Layla - Louis Cypher - Lothar von Diehl - Lupa Stregga - Luthor Harkon - Mallobaude - Malvous - Mariato - Mathilda‎‎ - Melissa d'Acques - Merovech - Morath‎‎ - Mundvard - Naaima - Neferata - Nitocris - Nourgul - Obadiah Glothman - Palatine Drego - Pitre Fonce - Raiza - Rametep - Rasha bin Wasim - Red Duke - Renar - Rolinda - Rudolph Brecht - Sofia - Sycamo - Talia - Theodora Margrave - Thrashlaar - Tiberius Kael - Ulrika Magdova - Ushoran - Urzen - Anark von Carstein - Ariette von Carstein - Isabella von Carstein - Konrad von Carstein - Lydia von Carstein - Mannfred von Carstein - Nyklaus von Carstein - Vlad von Carstein - Vorag Bloodytooth - Katherina von Dernsbach - Frich Von Haas - Rabe von Stahl - Rodrik von Waldendorf‎‎ - Rametep - Vangheist - Vorag Bloodytooth - Walach Harkon - W'soran - Yamina - Zacharias
Organisations Dreadfleet - Lahmian Sisterhood - Necrarch Brotherhood - Order of the Blood Dragon - Vampire Coast - Von Carstein Dynasty
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