In Vampire: The Masquerade
, Obtenebration is the vampiric discipline
that allows its possessors to wield control over shadows
and darkness itself. Primarily a proprietary gift of Clan Lasombra
, the unnatural darkness created by obtenebration is said to unnerve or even terrify those who view its applications.
Obtenabration powers are varied with many different useful applications including: using shadows to conceal onself, summoning pools of unnatural inky darkness, causing shadows to become solid and attack enemies and transforming oneself into a fluid, shadowy form.