During the first cutscene of the 2004 video game Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines the sire of the protagonist is beheaded. However, some parts of the plot tell me that his/her death could be actually just faked, and I was interested:
How can a vampire fake their own death and surviving being beheaded?
Remember that the protagonist of VtM:B (and hence his sire) can only be from one of the standard Camarilla clans: Brujah, Gangrel, Malkavian, Noferatu, Toreador, Tremere, Ventrue. I would prefer an answer that is normally available to one of those clans.
Edition from which the answer comes from doesn't matter, but it has to be available to Kindred.