Auspex – Aura Perception

Description: Using this power, the vampire can perceive the psychic “auras” that radiate from mortals and supernatural
beings alike. The stronger the emotions involved, the more intense the hues become. Aside from perceiving emotional states, vampires use Aura Perception to detect supernatural beings.
System: The character Rouses the Blood and stares at the subject for a few seconds. Roll Mental(Perception) + Empathy.

Successes Result
1 success: Can distinguish only the shade (pale or bright).
2 successes: Can distinguish the main colour.
3 successes: Can recognize the colour patterns.
4 successes: Can detect subtle shifts.
5 successes: Can identify mixtures of colour and pattern.

Aura Colors

Emotion – Type Aura Color

Afraid – Orange
Aggressive – Purple
Angry – Red
Bitter – Brown
Calm – Light Blue
Compassionate – Pink
Conservative – Lavender
Depressed – Gray
Desirous or Lustful – Deep Red
Distrustful – Light Green
Envious – Dark Green
Excited – Violet
Generous – Rose
Happy – Vermilion
Hateful – Black
Idealistic – Yellow
Innocent – White
Lovestruck – Blue
Obsessed – Green
Sad – Silver
Spiritual – Gold
Suspicious – Dark Blue

Anxious Auras – appear scrambled
Confused – Mottled, shifting colors
Diablerist – Black veins in aura
Daydreaming – Sharp flickering colors
Frenzied – Rapidly rippling colors
Psychotic – Hypnotic, swirling colors
Vampire – Aura colors are pale
Ghoul – Pale blotches in the aura
Magic Use – Myriad sparkles in aura
Werebeast – Bright, vibrant aura
Ghost – Weak, intermittent aura
Faerie – Rainbow highlights in aura


Auspex is as much reflections of the Curse of Caine as the traditional banes, as it can lead to an obsession with minutiae and distraction from important matters from focusing on minor details[1]. Also, higher mastery of the discipline can result in Cainites who are accustomed to using Auspex to read the minds of people in any situation and may suddenly find themselves unable to shut the mind-reading down. These vampires find themselves overwhelmed with “background noise” or, if only in the company of one or two people, answering unasked questions[2].

It is one of the most common and favored Disciplines among Cainites due to its versatility and overall usefulness in just about every facet of vampiric existence. In addition to the individual powers granted at each level, Auspex allows someone the opportunity to see through illusions, such as from Obfuscate or Chimerstry, so long as the user possess at least an equal mastery in Auspex as the Discipline in question. Furthermore, it has been known to grant some degree of oracular ability, particularly when alerting a Cainite to danger, even if they are in torpor.

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