In the World of Darkness, the Red Star is celestial body, appearing during the Week of Nightmares on July 15th, 1999 and heralding the coming of Gehenna. Initially it was only visible to supernatural beings, and to vampires with Auspex in particular. The Red Star is known under different names by the various supernatural beings: Wormwood to vampires, Anthelios (the anti-sun) to werewolves, Telos to mages, and the Eye of Balor to changelings.
Gehenna is the time when the Antediluvians will rise to consume the blood of all the younger vampires and construct a city in which they will rule for one thousand years. The prophecy of Gehenna is most thoroughly detailed in the Book of Nod, the story of Caine’s banishment and cursing by God.
There was a prominent seer cult named The Heralds of the Red Star, which tried to convince other Kindred that the end is much closer than is widely believed. The cult’s leader, V. Harriet Bakos, then tried to persuade the warring factions to put differences aside in order to survive Gehenna.
- The Red Star on White Wolf Wikia