The Traditions

The Traditions

The Camarilla is a group of vampires devoted to maintaining a sense of "humanity" among vampires and protecting themselves by keeping the Kindred a secret. In doing so they have formed a series of traditions. The most important among these being the tradition of the Masquerade.
The traditions are as follows and should be known to any Camarilla kindred that has been released by their Sire.


1st Tradition - THE MASQUERADE:

Thou shalt not reveal thy true nature to those not of the Blood. Doing so shall renounce thy claims of Blood.

Vampires should not, in any way, let their vampiric nature be known to mortals. This prohibits everything from something as extreme as using flashy disciplines in public to something as relatively common-place as taking multiple fatal wounds and remaining obviously alive.


2nd Tradition - THE DOMAIN:

Thy domain is thy concern. All others owe thee respect while in it. None may challenge thy word in thy domain.

In modern nights, only the Prince claims domain. This tradition is therefore interpreted to mean that one must obey the Prince.


3rd Tradition - THE PROGENY:

Thou shalt sire another one with permission of thine elder. If thou createst another without thine elder's leave, both thou and thy progeny shall be slain.

Vampires may only Embrace with the Prince's permission.


4th Tradition - THE ACCOUNTING:

Those thou create are thine own childer. Until thy progeny shall be released thou shalt command them in all things. Their sins are thine to endure.

Until those Embraced are deemed knowledgeable enough to be held responsible for their own actions, their sires will be held responsible for their actions.


5th Tradition - HOSPITALITY:

Honor one another's domain. When thou comest to a foreign city, thou shalt present thyself to the one who ruleth there. Without the word of acceptance, thou art nothing.

When a vampire comes to a new city, they must present themself to the Prince.


6th Tradition - DESTRUCTION:

Thou art forbidden to destroy another of thy kind. The right of destruction belongeth only to thine elder. Only the eldest among thee shall call the blood hunt.

Killing other vampires should be done only at the Prince's command.

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