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The first major fan supplement for Hunter the Vigil, Skin & Bones was created by Jay Richard and added five new compacts and five new conspiracies along with several new merits to flesh out the wider world of the Vigil. Can be found here.

     Compacts 
  • The Carvers: "The Serial Killers of Serial Killers", the Carvers are an extremely loose compact that only truly unifies to find and hunt down slashers and even mortal criminals.
  • The Dirge: Self-proclaimed "zombie hunters" who believe that creatures like Prometheans are just another undead nightmare.
  • MI-18: England's government-sponsored compact split into multiple divisions that spend far too much time arguing with each other.
  • The Silver Cross: An offshoot of Null Mysteriis, the Silver Cross believes that the fruits of science can be applied to the Vigil here and now.
  • Wordsmiths: A compact that holds the controversial belief that vampires can be saved, and that they can be brought back to humanity through contact.
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     Conspiracies 
  • The Army of Light: A Baha'i conspiracy that is united by the sudden and unannounced arrival of a "conduit" that allows them to teleport and telepathically communicate with each other, the group considers shapechangers to overall not be a threat.
  • Aves Minerva: The primarily-female followers of the "goddess Minerva" who hold it as their sacred duty to seek out and destroy magic. They claim that their powers are from Invocations of Minerva's strength.
  • Chosen of Kroll: Apparently in service to "the dread lord Kroll", the Chosen believe it is their god's sacred mission to hunt down and destroy all reanimated creatures with his Abyssal Blessings.
  • The Regency of Thorns: Fairy hunters primarily from South America, believing that it is their duty to stop the fae and their unwitting minions the changelings. They have also learned Tolerance, and are able to eat several types of goblin fruits with only minimal side-effects.
  • Section Nine: The formerly Soviet hunters of Russia, kept around because of how valuable they are to Russia's fight against the paranormal. Once in possession of "Die Glocke", the group now utilizes the cryptically named Serum 525 and the "Tolls" it grants.


This book provides examples of:

  • Amplifier Artifact: "Conduits" received by members of the Army of Light. No one has any idea who sent or made them, but they grant the powers the Army needs to carry on their mission.
  • Amazon Brigade: The Aves Minerva, though it's mentioned men can technically join. They just shouldn't expect to rise high in the conspiracy.
  • Cast From Hitpoints: Several of the Regency's thornapples have this effect even if you're successful in using them.
  • Combat Medic: The Silver Cross. They explicitly go out of their way to accompany other hunters on their hunts to patch them up during the fight.
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  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Chosen of Kroll believe that it is their duty to protect mankind, no matter how mankind might perceive them.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Several examples
    • The Aves Minerva has a majority belief that vampires aren't even real, when they can throw lightning around as a weapon and commune with the goddess Minerva.
  • Human Resources: If the rumors are anything to go by, Section Nine now gets Serum 525 from herded reanimates in Siberia.
  • Insistent Terminology: The Aves Minerva refuse to be considered pagans or witches, only "willworkers".
  • Killed to Uphold the Masquerade: Section Nine doesn't have fancy drugs like TFV; a bullet to the head is more cost-effective.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: The Chosen of Kroll. The Silver Cross stereotype mentions one coming in needing his tentacles treated for wounds.
  • The Great Politics Mess-Up: Much of Section Nine's history has been lost, as the breakup of the Soviet Union rendered their information unusable and scattered their agents to the wind.
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  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: The Silver Cross' founders were all members of Null Mysteriis, until they finally had enough of skulking around researching and realized they needed to do something to help their fellow hunters.
  • Public Domain Artifact: "Die Glocke", The Bell, an alleged Nazi superweapon that was claimed to have disappeared into Soviet hands post-WWII. Section Nine apparently lost it post-Cold War.
  • We ARE Struggling Together: MI-18's bread and butter. It's noted repeatedly that if the various units would learn to work together they might actually be effective.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: The Dirge are currently convinced they're living in a world where the biggest problem is the dead rising and attacking the living. No one gave them the memo that the setting is far more diverse than the dead yet.
  • Zombie Advocate: The Wordsmiths actually give Yuri's Group a run for the money in the "monsters are people" department.
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