Diablerie is the act of draining the ’Heart’s Blood’ of another vampire, aka their Soul. Doing so grants a number of beneficial effects, as well as a couple negatives:
- If you manage to Diablerize a vampire of a lower Generation than yourself, you will go down one (or, rarely, more) generations yourself.
- Diablerizing almost any vampire results in gaining a certain level of competence in their Disciplines.
- Vampires with Auspex can sometimes recall memories of their victims shortly before the time of their diablerie.
On the downside, Diablerizing a vampire is not an act that can be concealed easily, and is in violation of one of the Camarilla’s traditions. After Diablerizing a vampire of higher generation than itself, livid black lines will penetrate it’s aura for some weeks. Diablerizing a vampire of a lower generation results in the same, except they can last for decades, or even centuries.