jueves, 31 de marzo de 2011
Paths of Enlightment
We established what the Beast is and represent in all Kindred. The vampiric Beast is a powerful manifestation of savagery, temptation, and chaos. It is a needy, visceral thing, which needs to either be appeased into docility or dominated into submission and so all Kindred can choose a path so he can calm the inner Beast
Humanity: This is the path we mortals walk, guided by our moral compass handed down to us since the dawn of times, Humanity is a meter that one uses to see how pure hearted or Wicked is a person. Murderers, Rapists and thieves may have lower humanity than a Professor, a Grad student, or a Priest. yet this is not always the case.
Only the Path of Humanity allows kindred to maintain their essence that made them Humans, the other paths forsake ones humanity and become another thing entirely, in some paths there is no place for mercy or repulsion for these are human emotions that have no room in undeath.
Path of Blood: Followed by the Assamites, this Path espouses a connection to Haqim, founder of the Clan, through the power of blood. Vampires on this Path hunt down other Cainites, drinking their blood in order to improve their own potency. by committing Diablerie one can come closer to the progenitor Haquim
Path of Bones: As walking corpses, vampires truly exist on the cusp of mortality. Death comes to all things sooner or later, so the Gravediggers study the process of physical death, the decay of the body and the extinguishing of the spirit. Practiced by many Giovanni kindred this path is to better understand Death and the condition that befell all kindred, they feel no remorse in taking a life un like that of the path of humanity. One embraces Death and tries to accept the inevitability of it. One must take a life willingly and if death comes must try not to prevent it for it is the natural cycle of all things.
Path of Cold Nights: a Sadistic path for all Kindred, one accepts that he is damned and so must inflict that much greater pain in all that surround you, unlike the path of bones in the Cold Nights one does not take a life for taking the life is sparing them of greater suffering, you are first and last in all that you do, Build your own strength and power that you may better serve your purpose.
Path of Righteousness: The path of a Zealot, a dark avenger if you will, Kindred accept their curse and try to rid the world of monsters like themselves, Kindred are considered the right hand of God in punishing all that is evil, Cainites try to buy their way into gods grace by taking this path but it is a wicked path none the less for they lost all humanity and feel no remorse, their soul is lost as soon as the take the road of the Righteous.
Path of Sutek: Followed by the Setites many within the Clan forget why they pursue and provide vice, power and pleasure to others, or they never learned from their neglectful Sires. This path teaches all followers to push past degradation and desire to find corruption at its fullest and your own pleasure at its maximum peak.
To subjugate the beast so you may serve Set and your duties, Immerse yourself in whatever you hate, fear, and shun that it may no longer have power over you. This path is of pleasure for oneself and to corrupt and degrade all who are around you.