This article is about the ritual, for the episode see The Harvest (episode)
- “"For they will gather and be gathered, from the Vessel pours life and out of the crescent moon, the first past the solstice it will come."”
- ―Rupert Giles[src]
The Harvest was a mystical night that happens every century. During that night, a Master vampire can draw power from one of his minions while it feeds. Such minion is called The Vessel, and bears the symbol of a three-pointed star carved on his forehead. This can only occur once a century on the first crescent moon after the summer or winter solstice.