“The Lasombra are kind of like the evil Ventrue.”
“... I thought the Ventrue were the evil Ventrue.”
In the above, I’m being somewhat serious. The Sabbat on stage in Vampire: The Masquerade brought in some interesting ideas but definitely shifted the game’s focus.
Edit, quoting Bruce Baugh, author of Clanbook Lasombra Revised and the Lasombra Trilogy:
“The Lasombra are the extra-evil Ventrue.”
As he’s thought about what makes them cool a great deal, I bow to his superior knowledge. And back away to a well-lit area.