The Jyhad is the eternal struggle for dominance between the older generations of Vampires, the Methuselahs, including both the lead up to and the aftermath of Gehenna. The most recent active phase was the War of Blood, pitting the Sabbat against the Camarilla and the Black Hand. Although the Sabbat technically lost and was driven underground once more, the destruction and conquest of the Kingdom of Enoch by the Earth Federation under Arthur Clarke, and the death of the last active Antediluvian, Arikel, has shattered the Camarilla and effectively disbanded the Black Hand, leaving the Sabbat bloodied but still operational, and its leader Mordred as the most powerful remaining active Vampire. Whether this means the end of the Jyhad or simply a new phase in the struggle is as yet unclear.
Behind the Scenes
The term and much of the backstory is from the original World of Darkness game system.
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