The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Torpor is a state of apparent death that falls upon a vampire when it reaches a certain point in his Requiem. The triggers for this condition can be hunger, injury or simply boredom.
When one of the Kindred falls to torpor, he appears dead. His skin tightens over his flesh and dries out. His joints harden, and the top layer of his tissue turns to a faint, ashen dust. During his slumber, he experiences strange, nonsensical dreams that keep his mind active and exercised, called the Fog of Eternity.
Some vampires are rumored to know deep secrets about the truths of torpor. They claim to communicate with those in the throes of torpor. They swear they can divine otherworldly knowledge of the realms of the dead from torpor dreams. They suggest the Kindred soul wanders another plane with the specters of history, and comes back with hidden information.
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