Vampire: The Dark Ages, hardback roleplaying game
“A Storytelling Game of Gothic Horror
This, my childer, is the Long Night. The Age of Learning is toppled and forgotten. The Age of the Empire drowned in its own bile. This is an Age of Darkness.
Look there, my childer, upon the lightless wild places. Where no law exists save that of tooth and talon. Behold the human cities, as well. Where we may be as lords when the sun gutters and dies.
Beware, my childer, of thy eternal enemies: Of the savage ones, the skinchangers, who hunt as wolves. Of the knights of fire and sword, the witch-slayers. Of the burning scions of the Pit itself. But above all, my childer, beware one another. For we shall always be our own direst foes.
This, my childer, is the Long Night.
It is thine.”