In the World of Darkness, Golconda is a mystical state of enlightenment where a vampire has shaken off the beast, or at least where the beast and the humanity aspects of a vampire are balanced. Golconda was promised to Caine by the archangel Gabriel, while he was in exiled in the Land of Nod. Although Caine never achieved Golconda, the way to Golconda was supposedly achieved by Saulot after traveling to the East, studying under Hindu gurus.
The word Golconda was originally the name of an ancient city in India famed for its wealth of diamonds, and eventually the word came to be used generically as a synonym for wealth. When Danava mystics first applied the word Golconda to the transcendence beyond the feral vampiric state, they were poetically referring to the “spiritual wealth” that this transcendence brings. Golconda is not the first word that the Danava mystics used to describe this transcendent state, but due to proselytizing by Saulot and other Salubri it is the word most well-known to Western Cainite vampires.
One of the vampire social groups associated with Golconda are the Inconnu . The Inconnu are extremely secretive, and one of the theories about the group is, that they have forsaken the Jyhad in order to pursue Golconda. There are rumors that they have abandoned the eternal struggle during the Middle Ages after the diablerie of Saulot by Tremere and (later) after the Sabbat-Camarilla conflicts resulted in an never-ending conflict.