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Vampire Applications / Re: David_Blaine ;; 10th Generation ;; Tremere
« Last post by Seaside on October 09, 2018, 06:24:34 AM »
And ye im still interested. bumpy
Vampire Applications / Re: Ashada Sami | 9th Generation | Assamite Sorcerer Caste
« Last post by Alexandru on October 08, 2018, 08:28:32 PM »
Vampire Applications / Asad_Nazari ;; 10th Generation ;; Assamite Warrior Caste
« Last post by Astroworld on October 04, 2018, 06:11:34 AM »
Vampire Application

General questions:

1. What comes to your mind when the word vampire arises? What is a vampire in a human view and what is it from a vampire's own view? How different are standard folklore and World of Darkness vampires?
A vampire is an undead which's only sustenance is blood. They are given immortality as a vampire and cannot be killed by time alone. They are considered to be a danger to people who believe in vampires due to the fact that they feed off of their blood. I think a vampire’s view on itself is one where they realize that they have powers that no mortal could dream of having, whether it be the ability to have superhuman levels of strength or manipulating mortals to achieve goals.

World of Darkness expands upon the idea of vampires and covers nearly every aspect of vampires that someone might ask while standard folklore only talks about very specific instances of what a vampire is, along with having misconceptions about vampires. Things like Generations or Disciplines aren't something that exists in folklore and even the way vampires are created can widely vary compared to our World of Darkness vampires. Myths like garlic and holy symbols are effective weapons against a Vampire don't apply at all in the World of Darkness for example.

2. What kind of consequences could possibly arise were a vampire be outed to the general public? What sort of action would be taken by various governments and the people? For this reason, do you think vampires should take the chance of coming out clean or should they rather stay hidden?
If a vampire were to prove to the general public that they were a vampire, it would cause a lot of trouble to the entire Kindred society.  People would start to form groups to find vampires and governments would possibly create organizations that handle with eliminating vampires, they could also analyze the vampire and maybe abuse their blood for military purposes.

3. What are The Traditions? Who enforces them and how do the vampires view it?
The traditions are the rules of the kindred society to ensure that the species doesn't get in danger. They're enforced by the Camarilla and the Prince of the Domain. There are sects like the Sabbat or Anarchists which are against the rules/camarilla.

The First Tradition:
The Masquerade
"Thou shall not reveal thy true nature to those not of the Blood.
Doing such shall renounce thy claims of Blood."

The first tradition is to prevent any kindred from showing their true self to humans and to keep their powers and abilities hidden. It's the core of the masquerade in order to ensure the safety of the vampiric race.

The Second Tradition:
The Domain
"Thy domain is thine own concern.
All others owe thee respect while in it.
None may challenge thy word while in thy domain."

The second tradition explains that anyone who enters a domain has to respect the word of the Prince who controls that domain.

The Third Tradition:
The Progeny
"Thou shall only Sire another with the permission of thine Elder.
If thou createst another without thine Elder’s leave, both thou and thy Progeny shall be slain."

The third tradition allows kindred to embrace a mortal if they get the permission.  Depending on the domain the kindred is in, they may need to request permission from the Prince, an Elder of their own clan, or their own sire.  If a vampire embraces someone without permission, the vampire and the embraced individual will be killed.

The Fourth Tradition:
The Accounting
"Those thou create are thine own children.
Until thy Progeny shall be Released, thou shall command them in all things.
Their sins are thine to endure."

The fourth tradition explains that a Sire is responsible for their Childe until they are let out on their own.  Until the Childe has learned the traditions of kindred society, the Sire will be responsible for his Childe's actions.

The Fifth Tradition:
"Honor one another’s domain.
When thou comest to a foreign city, thou shall present thyself to the one who ruleth there.
Without the word of acceptance, thou art nothing."

The fifth tradition explains that when entering a foreign domain, a vampire has to to present him/herself to the Prince who rules the domain.  They are to respect the Prince’s choice whether they allow them to roam their domain or to leave it. 

The Sixth Tradition:
"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."

The sixth tradition explains that kindred mustn't hurt another of their kind in normal situations.  If the elders of a domain decide to call a Blood Hunt, the vampire who’s targeted by the Blood Hunt will be hunted down by other vampires as punishment for a very serious offense.
4. What is a Clan?
A Clan is a group of kindred that share common characteristics based off their heritage. Each clan has three disciplines that they inherit along with a weakness that is passed on to kindred who are embraced by a clan member. There are thirteen clans that have survived since their creation, but there are others that have been destroyed completely or turned into bloodlines due to certain circumstances.

A big group of Cainites that share the same characteristics that were passed on by the blood, each clan has its own allegiance to either a sect or to the clan itself, each clan has its own weakness that makes them unique.

The Assamite clan is mostly independent and consists of the warrior - sorcerer - and vizier caste, each has a specific role in the clan, the clan is known for their blood magic and assassination skills. They are also known to be diablerists because they dont hesitate to drink another kindred's blood to lower their generation.

The Brujah are a big part of the Camarilla, they prefer the 'direct' way to handle things, violence. Due to their aggressive nature they tend to frenzy easier than other kindred.

The Followers of Seth are an independent clan which believes that the egyptian god Seth was its founder. The clan is known to be studying ancient sorcery and to corrupt modern society to achieve its goals.
They possess the Serpentis discipline which gives them powers that is related to snakes.

The Gangrel are known for their connection to the wild, through mastering the Protean discipline they're able to shapeshift into animals like hawks, owls etc. Just like the Brujah they are also known to be very dangerous and are also used as soldiers by sects.

The Giovanni are a family of Necromancers that was founded by Augustus Giovanni after he diablerized his sire Cappadocius and became a vampire of the 3rd generation. However he is not considered an Antediluvian as he was born after the big flood sent by God to destroy the first city.

Lasombra is the clan of shadows, these kindred are the leaders of the Sabbat sect and are ruthless manipulators and predators, but still elegant in their own kind of way. They possess the power of Obtenebration which allows them to manipulate and use the shadows to their advantage. After a Lasombra gets embraced he is no longer capable of casting a reflection of himself and will never see himself again, In addition, they are more sensitive to sunlight and fire than other Vampires.

Malkavians are the clan that represents insanity and wisdom, each Malkavian is somehow mentally ill and some of them are truely crazy and unstable although some are also known to be extremely wise, the Malkavians are within the Camarilla and mostly take the positions of Scholars, Advisors, and Oracles.

The Nosferatu are descendants of Absimiliard, they are so ugly because Caine cursed Absimiliard for being a leading figure at the killing of Caine's childes, also known as 2nd Generation Vampires. The Nosferatu are known to be very good at spying and collection information, which they sell at high prices.

Ravnos are the clan that is known for its great skills at deception. After Zapathasura woke up at the Night of Nightmares from his slumber he managed to wipe out most of his clan before he was killed.

Toreador are known for being beautiful, sensual, seductive, emotional and glamorous, they are sensitive and are slaves to the art, they are cocky and mostly use seduction to achieve their goals instead of violence like many other Kindred.

The Tremere were once mages of the hermetic house who craved to become immortal and eventually accomplished by becoming vampires, they are known to have a very strict hierarchy, secretive nature, and mastery of Thaumaturgy. Only the Assamite Sorcerers are able to keep up with their blood magic skills.

Clan Tzimisce are a big part of the Sabbat like the Lasombra. They manipulate flesh and bone, are sadistic and shape their bodies into an alien form.

Clan Ventrue are the high class of the Kindred society, they are known to be honorable with genteel behavior and leadership skills like no other clan possesses. The clan claims to be the oldest of the clans and a lot of Ventrue Vampiores take the position of a Prince or even higher due to their leadership skills.

5. What is a Bloodline?
A bloodline is a linage of vampires that share common characteristics between each other, but aren’t considered a clan, even though they can exist within one. They also inherit three disciplines and a weakness, but are much more rare to come across compared to a member of a clan.

Some clans that have bloodlines within themselves can have a type of bloodline called Antitribu where the member of the bloodline is of a different sect than the rest of the clan. There can also be a bloodline within a clan which possesses different disciplines, weaknesses and possibly different ideals than the clan they’re a part of, but the successors of that bloodline are still considered to be regular members of that clan.

Noiads are a tribe of Cainites that sit in the most north part of the world, they protect the Sami tribes in exchange for blood since they cant sustenance on animal blood.

Lhiannan is a strange and ancient tribe which claims that a vampire named Crone bound himself with a wild spirit to create the bloodline. The bloodline was destroyed in the 14th century, there are rumors that perhaps some of them might've survived.

Lamia are defenders of the Cappadocian bloodline, a vampire named Lamia claimed she is the daughter of Lilith and was embraced by a Cappadocian elder They carry diseases and transfer them through biting, they are strong, resilient and practice in Necromancy.

Cappadocians were a clan in the Dark Ages that studied  the dead and undead, they embraced members of important families and known scholars, After they embraced the Giovanni family, the Cainite Augustus Giovanni diablerized Cappadocius and the Giovanni destroyed the Cappadocians and from there on they were only considered a bloodline.

True Brujah are the original bloodline from Brujah himself, the Brujah clan that is known to be strong, powerful and with a very short fuse is actually the bloodline from Troile who diablerized the Brujah Antediluvian, in modern days the True Brujah could be found allying with Setites or with the Sabbat sect.

Samedi are a bloodline that make the Nosferatu look beautiful, they are assassins and refuse to take contracts that are on Nosferatus and Giovannis. The Baron Samedi is still active in modern days.

Salubri was a clan which had warriors and healers but after Saulot got diablerized the clan fell and became a bloodline known as Diablerets or Cyclops who possess a third eye on their forehead.

Nagaraja is a bloodline of flesh-eating vampires, their origins are still unknown but some say they are either what is left of the Cappadocians or a group of witches that followed the Tremere ways, they are not siding with any sect but they do follow the Camarilla rules when entering their territories.

Kiasyd are a bloodline founded by Marconius, a Lasombra that drank a potion which contained Ethier fae blood which made him become tall and thin with peach black eyes and extremely pale skin. The bloodline possesses ancient lore, great solitude and impeccably good manners, most of them are part of the sabbat and some part of the Camarilla but they never get involved in the sect's politics.

Gargoyles are a creation of the Tremere house. After the Warlocks mixed the blood, skin, and heart of three different clans, they created the Gargoyle bloodline to protect them from the rest of Kindred society as no one wanted the Tremere around and the Gargoyles were a huge factor when it comes to the Tremere surviviong their first century. A mixture of a Gangrel, Nosferatu and Tzimince can be deadly.

Daughters of Cacophony started to appear around the 19th century, no one knows from which clan they originally come from but the Clans Toreador, Malkavian and Ventrue were mentioned before. The bloodline is known for its singers that could cause chaos and destruction.

6. What sort of process is an embrace? What's diablerie? Why are both of these practices so commonly heard about? What's the view on these two?
The embrace is the process where a vampire turns a mortal into a vampire. It’s done by draining the blood out of the human and transferring some of the vampire’s blood into the human’s body, causing the human’s body to go through a transformation to turn them into a freshly created vampire.

Diablerie is when a vampire drains another vampire of their blood, killing them and (if the generation of the vampire is lower than the diablerist) lowering their generation by one. Due to the practices’ role in vampire society, both of them are talked about quite often.

The views of embracing is something vampires encourage as it’s their only means of “reproduction” and something that’s apart of their undead lives, however it should only be done with the approval of the Prince of the domain they’re in.  The views of diablerie however is considered one of the worst crimes a vampire can commit in the Camarilla, leading to the diablerist possibly getting killed for the act.

7. What are the vampire generations? How far do they stray from the original? What are these generations? Does generation measurement exist within the society?
Vampire Generations is how far your blood is to Caine, the first vampire.  A vampire’s generation is determined by their Sire’s generation plus one (so if your Sire was a 9th generation vampire, you would be 10th generation). A generation can act for how long a vampire’s been around for, but shouldn’t be something you determine their age by. A 13th generation vampire might’ve been around for a decade or two while a 6th generation vampire has been around for centuries.

 You can use a vampire’s generation to determine how powerful that vampire is as vampires of a lower generation are generally more powerful than vampires of a higher generation.  A lower generation vampire can mean that the vampire has had more time with their undead life, allowing them to practice their powers and make them more powerful as time goes on. 

8. What are the two notable Anarch Revolts? What sort of effect did they have upon the vampires?
 The two anarch revolts refer to the instance where a large number of young vampires kill or diablerize the elders, either from the desire to gain power or to end the manipulation of the elders to other, younger Cainite.

The first anach revolt took place in the 15th century, the neonates didn't approve the actions of their elders who were sacrificing fledglings to the Inquisitors. Eventually a Brujah spoke up in the Ventrue council, saying that the vampires should fight the mortals, the other members of the council thought that it would be better to hide and form rules, which are known as Camarilla today.

 The Brujah left the council and joined the other rebellious neonates. And that is where it all started. After many fights the war devolved into a series of skirmishes. As word spread throughout Europe, all clans started considering the impossible notion of younger vampires banding together against their elders.

The second big Anarch Revolt took place in thr 20th century. Many of the remaining anarchs made their way to the U.S and from there on to the West Coast. As Los Angeles quickly increased in prominence, the Camarilla established Don Sebastian as the Prince with the hope that he would curb the growing number of Anarchs in the region.

In 1944 he realized the full extent of rising problem in his city and ordered the elimination of Jeremy MacNeil. Instead of instantly rebelling, MacNeil leads the Anarchs in locating and studying the havens of the local Elders over a period of six weeks, and on December 21st, 1944, the Second Anarch Revolt began. The Prince was killed and the few elders that survived moved out of town.

Character creation:

Name: Asad Nazari
Age: 17
Embrace Age: 17
Clan/Bloodline: Assamite Warrior Caste
Sect: Independent
Generation: 10th

Character Story:(Min. 300 words; Max. 3000)
Asad wasn't predestined to become a vampire, it was the result of anger and seeked redemption...

He grew up with no silblings, his mother was a housewife and his father worked as a sales manager until things went to shit. The company his father was working went bankrupt and so his father lost his job. It was a time of despair for Asad. His father started drinking and eventually mistreating Asad's mother out of depression because he didn't find a new job. A lot of thinking was going on inside Asad's head, he loved his parents, but there was something building up in his head when he saw his father punching his mother for the first time, some kind of deep anger, and sense of justice.

He didn't think much of it first, his mother always told him not to worry and that everything will be fine. Asad wanted to believe her, but it always turned out otherwise. He always hid in his room when his father lost it, but then the day which should change Asad's life literally for ever, had arrived. His mother wanted to move  to another man she has met, leaving Asad at home with his alcohol-addicted father, but before she could even pack her things, a new fight already broke out. This time it was more brutal than ever, and something in his head told Asad not to hide this time. And so, he didn't. When his mother was already laying on the ground unconscious, his father kept pommeling on her, almost beating her to death, but then, Asad made a decision. He took a knife and cut his father's throat from behind, but that wasn't the end already. All the emotions that built up in his head over the time unloaded, and so he also stabbed his mother multiple times, even though she was dead he kept stabbing her corpse.

In this moment, he felt terrible, but didn't regret it. It was a weird feeling, bad, but justified. At this point Asad felt empty, as if he just let all this anger ,which has dominated him for such a long, time out. Before his deeds became public, someone knocked on the door. It was a recruiter from The Web of Knives, a major faction within the clan of the Assamites. The recruiter offered Asad to either come with him, or die immediately. Asad saw that he has no other choice and accepted. He was introduced into a completely new world which he didn't know even existed.

When Asad and the recruiter arrived at the secret assamite training facitily, Asad was shocked to see children who were reported as missing after being part of a homicide. He was one of them now. The following years would turn out to be a trial. A trial between life and death. The children that all were about the same age as Asad received education in the way of killing. Those whose perfomance wasn't sufficient to the recruiters got executed. It was their fellow's duty to bury them in unnamed graves. In addition to the physical training, the 'students' were also brainwashed to become loyal to the ways of the Assamites, their religion, their way of life, also known as the path of blood.

The requirements were simple to understand, but hard to achieve for some. Following the Path of Blood means to achieve your goals by killing anyone who stands in your way...

Asad was one of the few children that survived the first phase of becoming a true Assamite, which resulted in them becoming ghouls, bound to their master's blood. 7 years of serving impended Amir. It was a time of killing and the lust after vitae. The Path of Blood was Asad's new and only meaning of life. Weapons his tools. Haqim his leader.

After 7 years, it was time for the final exam. Everyone who made it this far got a name and a picture of a target they had to kill in order to receive the gift of immortality. Asad's target was an infamous slave trader. It was Asad's task now to prove if he is able to follow the Path of Blood.

When Asad was about to confront his target, his head was almost completely empty. Everything he thought of was to kill him. It was almost like in his childhood when he murdered his parents, but different, more controlled. During the time serving as a ghoul he learned the disciplines of the warrior caste and it was no big deal for him to get to his target without getting to much attention. He stabbed the man from behind and left as quiet as he came.

His master was impressed and didn't hesitate to offer Asad the gift of immortality. Asad realized that this was just the beginning of something bigger.

And so he continues to follow The Path of Blood.

Out of Character:

1.What kind of powers are you allowed to use in public? What stops you from using them?
Since there are no fundamental restrictions on which powers you're allowed to use, you can pretty much use almost every power if you do it right. By doing right I mean don't use powers when it's obvious or very risky that someone would see you use them. "Lowkey" powers like Dominate for example can be used almost risk-free in front of mortals, but should still be used with caution.

Something that can stop a vampire from using their powers in public that would expose them is if they are a part of the Camarilla, it would be a Masquerade Breach and would result in punishment.

2.Someone has discovered you. He's planning on making a statement within a week, you have all the time to prepare. What do you do? Consider consequences of every sort of action. Putting down more than one option increases your chances of getting accepted.

The key is to make use of the time you have, and the options will pretty much be limitless. If you observe the person and create a profile of him/her, you can narrow down the best options and try them. The limits of a vampire in a situation like that are only the ones you set yourself. You could  erase their memory and replace it, kill them, kidnap them and become their domitor and so on.

Murder is a clear solution to the problem, but the consequences that could come from that could land my character in deeper water than before if not planned carefully enough.  Another option could be to turn the person into a ghoul if he felt he needed a ghoul, it might not be the best option either due to the fact that the ghoul could still tell people about what they saw, even though they would risk their own life doing so. 

An option that would more than likely be the best choice of action is to employ the help of another vampire who has enough practice in Dominate to simply erase any memory of my character or of the situation.

3.An officer walks up to you and tells you to stay put, you are a wanted individual. In the struggle you both shed a good amount of blood, what could possibly happen in this scenario and how further can you avoid these dangerous encounters?
I would make sure that the situation doesn't escalate to avoid a Masquerade Breach. As for avoiding the dangerous encounters, either don’t do anything that would attract an officer’s attention in the first place or do what I have to do out of sight of any law enforcer.

4.You mutter around town and notice a rather viscous looking hairy beast with claws stretching out of his arms. What could it possibly be and what could you possibly do about this?
It would most likely be a Garou or a Fera. Depending on the situation, if I knew or felt like I could beat the beast without the need for help, I might wait to make sury nobody sees us when it comes to a fight, but I'd try to avoid something like that.

5.You've been at the game for quite a while now. You are walking down a dark alley with your partner and three thugs come out of the shadowy corner, aiming their mundane weaponry at you. Should you be scared?
I wouldn't want to rush things and act human at first, waiting for them telling me what they want. I wouldn't be scared, but cautious, even though I'm a Vampire we're still outnumbered and know nothing about these thugs which could maybe be supernatural in any way too.
6.Considering your bloodline or clan, what sort of job would you be good at? Make a priority job and a side job in case you need one.
Due to being initiated to the Clan as Warrior through The Web of Knives, a career as Hitman or maybe Bodyguard would make the most sense in my opinion.
Player information:

1.For how long have you been playing on Vampires, Werewolves and Humans roleplay?
About a month.
2.Make a list of your current and past characters.
Liam Godman (12th Gen Brujah), Asad_Nazari (Human at the moment)

3.Do you understand that by taking part of this race, you can be changed by the race moderators (or even admins) for the most simple reasons? If you are to apply and get accepted, you are to follow the race rules to the fullest extent and upon reaching zero masquerade points, lose your character. Have you read all of this and understood what's your part?
Yes I do.

4.Post a screenshot (embedded with  code, no links) of your admin record and activity (include each personal account):

5.If there is anything you would improve/change regarding the vampire race, what would it be? -

I know that I don't quite possess the required arecord and activity but I can promise you that I have the knowledge to RP this character properly and that I'll be active.
Vampire Applications / Re: David_Blaine ;; 10th Generation ;; Tremere
« Last post by Seaside on September 30, 2018, 10:45:54 PM »
then until you’ve decided, this is not going to be reviewed as we do not want inactive players taking up new characters, especially something exclusive such as the clan you’re applying for.

you can let the moderation know about your decision by replying here,  once you’ve made it.

Im still struggling with irl problems, thats what keeping me inactive for the time being. After this, I'll go back to playing like normal.

So ye, im coming back. Its just cuz of irl problems

Edit: besides why does it bother you so much even more than it bothers me? Do u really think i'd write an app and story this long if I'd not play on it? All u guys gotta do is reply one word (Accepted or Denied) and all i do is this long app. Why are u complaining? Just saying
Vampire Applications / Re: Ashada Sami | 9th Generation | Assamite Sorcerer Caste
« Last post by Alexandru on September 30, 2018, 06:46:18 PM »

if you’ve posted a leaving topic, why are you applying?
Because I want back into the job.
Vampire Applications / Re: David_Blaine ;; 10th Generation ;; Tremere
« Last post by diplo on September 30, 2018, 06:32:06 PM »
then until you’ve decided, this is not going to be reviewed as we do not want inactive players taking up new characters, especially something exclusive such as the clan you’re applying for.

you can let the moderation know about your decision by replying here,  once you’ve made it.
Vampire Applications / Re: David_Blaine ;; 10th Generation ;; Tremere
« Last post by Seaside on September 30, 2018, 04:10:41 PM »
the administration isn’t going to change
have you decided if you’re going to go inactive or not?

Not officially decided. Im pretty sure it will, got hope.
Vampire Applications / Re: David_Blaine ;; 10th Generation ;; Tremere
« Last post by diplo on September 30, 2018, 03:55:45 PM »
the administration isn’t going to change
have you decided if you’re going to go inactive or not?
Vampire Applications / Re: David_Blaine ;; 10th Generation ;; Tremere
« Last post by Seaside on September 30, 2018, 06:35:07 AM »
That is, if you convince me that the server is redeemable.

what are you implying here

Im not bribing. Hell, denial of this app wouldnt say that u didnt convince me. By convince i meant resolve the problems the players said.

I just said that if the administration wont change...
Vampire Applications / Re: David_Blaine ;; 10th Generation ;; Tremere
« Last post by diplo on September 30, 2018, 05:05:14 AM »
That is, if you convince me that the server is redeemable.

what are you implying here
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