- A holy
man/priest of unknown faith arrives at Enoch and after a time is sired
by a member of the 2nd generation, his true name is lost to the winds
of history but when questioned on his origins he answered "from
Cappadocia" giving rise to his name of Cappadocius. Also it is
widely believed by knowledgeable people such as Aristotle De Laurent
and Aisling Sturbridge that this man was also Ashur and Lucian.
Searches for the secrets of death, he is mainly solitary in this time
by does speak to Ventrue and Saulot. He sires no childer as the Search
takes up all of his thoughts.
- The Great
flood descends on the earth and Enoch falls. The Second City is built.
- The second
city falls and Cappadocius flees the wreckage of the city to Cappadocia
(held today by the Seljuk Turks) and embraces his first progeny, a traveller
named Caias Koine. It is at this time that Cappadocius experiences his
first precognitive vision.
and Caias sire progeny to aid in the quest for knowlage and the answers
to the vision. It is in this time that Japheth and Lazarus are embraced
and the clan Cappadocian is created.
and his brood travel though out the world speaking to many historic
people and seeing the rise and fall of many civilisations. He spoke
with Zoroaster and Buddha, gleaning much knowledge from these prophets,
He walked the lands of Babylonia with the great Nebuchadnezzar and saw
the hanging gardens. He queried Alexander the barbarian and quizzed
Ptolemy. Cappadocius spoke at length with Antiochus of Seleucus and
with a host of Greek thinkers. But sadly the true secrets of death remain
hidden to him.
- In 2500BC
Ashur settles in the area of the upper Tigris and forms the warlike
people the Assyrians and will later create the Baali Clan.
embraces Lamia and gives birth to a new bloodline of the clan.
- In 798AD
Cappadocius gains his first revelation in the Hebrew lands around Jerusalem
and calls a meeting at the city of Goreme in the temple at Erciyes (Argaeus).
Cappadocius kills the owner of the temple a Malkavian known as Algol
and claims it for himself and his clan.
spreads throughout the western world and Cappadocius begins to follow
the teachings of the religion. It is also at this time that he gets
the vision of an angel feeding him blood and telling him that God wills
him to succeed.
between the Cappadocius and the Followers of Set break down due to opposing
realises that to many Kindred have been embraced and he re reads the
book of Nod making note of its guidance on progeny. He calls a meeting
at the city of Kaymakli where he reduces the clan's numbers by selecting
a number of kindred and having them locked forever in the deepest part
of the city‚s catacombs. He lays a ward on the portal preventing any
kindred to leave or any Kine to enter and to this day the ward remains
unbroken. Lazarus was not present at this due to his dealings in Egypt.
travels to Egypt and speaks with Lazarus trying to find out why he did
not heed the leaders call. When Lazarus reveals that it was due to the
fact he thought Cappadocius was wrong Caias attacks him and an epic
follows. Lazarus kills Caias with the use of Sets power of Serpentis
but its wounded and forced into torpor.
receives his second revelation, in this he sees the Crucifixion of Christ,
his entombed children in Kaymakli he saw a link to his clan and Christ,
sacrificing them selves so others could continue. He also saw himself
on the cross and took it as a mandate that he needed to be sacrificed
so that humanity could be sustained amid the sea of vampire kind.
forms the idea of attaining Golconda and diaberizing God and by bringing
Heaven to earth. Life and death would become one, infinite and unending.
- The clan
of death start to gain a large amount of influence within the Church.
- In the
twelfth century members of the clan come across a cabal of mortal necromancers
in the city of Venice.
orders that this family and cabal are fed his blood and embraced. But
due to his torpid state a sample of Cappadocius' blood was drained and
use to embrace the head of this cabal, his name was Augustus Giovanni.
Japheth and Constancia stole some of the blood before it was given to
Augustus and sealed it in a jar with beeswax. They hid this Jar and
spoke a curse over it, this Jar would become know at the True Vessel.
They also put a curse on the blood that Augustus would drink: "he
who partakes of this blood shall forever be judged by this blood and
by the will of God. Color this vitae with the deeds of the drinker.
Let him sup with his soul every time he feeds. Deliver this blight unto
him as the founder delivers this stigma to us" (Note: this is where
the Giovanni feeding flaw really comes from).
receives his third revelation, in this vision he saw himself and the
clan consumed by a bloody fire as a shadowy figure laughed at their
fate. As he burned away a single spark rose from the ashes and ascended
to Heaven. It was at this point Cappadocius knew his clan was doomed
and flees to Rome to try and complete his quest to become God.
- The Giovanni
Cappadocian grow in number till they almost equal half the clans number
and due to success in the Crusades and there huge gain in wealth they
start to inbreed to keep the blood pure and take up all sorts of ill
- At the
end of the 17th century Claudius Giovanni discovers about the Khazar's
Diary but does not manage to find it though some say he did and hid
it from Augustus. He burns the Erciyes temple to the ground.
forms a deal with a Cappadocian named Capuchin and teaches him necromancy
for access to church assets. Augustus agrees and is allowed to search
through the Vatican's vault of confiscated book, here he finds a piece
of Japheth journal. This journal had a ghost bound to it and using his
mastery of necromancy Augustus gets the ghost to reveal the location
of any thing important that Japheth may of hidden. The ghost revels
that the True Vessel was in the Erciyes temple and that Claudius missed
it. Claudius met his final death one night later.
Giovanni diablerizes Cappadocius and becomes 3rd generation. This starts
the civil war within the clan, in a few short decades the Cappadocian
clan becomes the Giovanni clan.
- The Anarch
- The newly
formed clan Giovanni forms the promise of 1528 with the newly formed
sect of the Camarilla, promising to forever stay out of the games of
- The Giovanni
hunt the remaining Cappadocian, this ends up with almost all main clan
Cappadocian being killed and the Lamia wiped out to the last. Some Cappadocian
manages to flee to the shadow lands but are trapped by the Giovanni
while a few run to distant lands and disappear from the modern world.
These will later become the Harbingers of skulls, the Samedi and the
- The Giovanni
clan grows and takes in other families into
the clan, this includes the Dunsirn, Pisanob and Milliner. These other
families are kept in check with the main family of the Giovanni not
letting hold of their grip on the clan.
about Lazerus rising start to circulate within the clan.
- The Samedi
return from their hiding and due to their total change are not recognised
as Cappadocian by the Giovanni this saves them from another purge.
Kindred travel to Africa and come into contact with the Kindred of the
Ebony kingdom of which the Mla Watu clan belong to.
blooded kindred increase in number, some point to this as the time of
thin blood from the book of Nod.
Giovanni embraces begin to create childe with the old Cappadocian flaw
rather then the curse of the Lamia, this leads some elders to fear the
return of the old clans power.
- The trapped
Cappadocian in the shadowlands are released with the aid of Japheth
and the Capuchin. They walk from their prison as the Harbingers of skulls
and join the Sabbat sect.
- In 1999
a massive explosion ends the week of nightmares and causes the great
maelstrom in the shadowlands, this totally disrupts the wraith world
and blasts many of them across the shroud. This event has a profound
effect on the use of necromancy.
- The signs
of the end of times prophesised in the book of Nod start to become visible
and many kindred start to believe that the old stories of Gehanna might
be true and that the end of the world will come soon.
by Lee Dedden