"As if it weren't sufficient for us to combat the foulness of the Vampiric elite and their followers, there exist those who have come by their evil honestly.
Theirs is a willing submission to forces timeless, beings that scoff at our young Christ. Their gods, too, require blood. Whereas the nightwalker can only influence reality, however, these Old Ones are integral to the warp and weave of it.
The true danger of these cults lies in their warmth. Frequenting the remote refuges of our prime enemy, an unwary hunter can find himself among a friendly camp. A welcome sanctum free from the dark nights and lonely days.
And as his eyes lid heavily, the potent teas and tinctures given by his captor companions making their presence felt, he may know the mistake he has made.
That is why new hunters are told: trust only those with the mark and the seal." -lecture by Colonel John Paul O'Toole, head instructor, US Academy of the Occult