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Camarilla Lore (an Insider's Perspective)

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Camarilla Lore (an Insider's Perspective)

Post  Storyteller on Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:04 am

Camarilla Lore 1: What an unreleased childe would know

There exists a secret society of vampires, the Camarilla, which keeps itself hidden from the mortal world.
You know "The Traditions" and can state them without hesitation; you also know the common interpretations of them. (Pg. 18-20 MET Camarilla Guide)
You know the powers and responsibilities of the Domain Officers, and who holds them within your domain. (i.e. Sheriff, Harpy, Keeper of Elysium, etc.)
That you are never to expose your new vampiric nature to any non-vampire.
Vampires refer to themselves as "Kindred", the use of the term "vampire" is offensive to some Kindred.
You understand the very basics of the Camarilla Social Structure, and know of the proper place and behavior of an unreleased childe. You know that you and the one that made you may be destroyed for your actions, if inappropriate.
You know of the Tradition of Elysium, in that it is a safe place, which cannot be soiled by violence, or other acts of disrespect.

Camarilla Lore 2: What a newly fledgeling would know
You know the basics of the Prestation System. (Trivial, Minor, Major, Blood, Life) and are able to participate in the system of Boons.
You have heard rumors of other groups of Kindred, but know no specifics of their sects. (I.e. Independents, Aututark, and Sabbat), you may have even met some kindred, which claim not to belong to the Camarilla.
You have heard the names of nearby Camarilla Princes, other kindred of high standing (5+ in status), and those of the Oathsworn
You tend to use the Common Parlance when speaking of things (pg. 59 V:TM)
You know how to present a childe for release to the Prince,

Camarilla Lore 3: What and experienced Kindred would know

You know the basic history of the Camarilla
You know of the Clan head, and their powers.
You know well the stereotypical horrors and tales of the Sabbat. (No specific powers or clans, but general tales of horror)
You may have heard about a Conclave.
You know of the Edict of Barbs/Convention of Thorns.
You know of the Traditions and procedures of Princes Symposium, the level of politics that pits Prince against Prince.
You know of the Red List, and who has been made Anathema.
You know the system of Prestation in and fleece boons out of young Kindred out of habit.
You know the intricate details of the Blood Hunt or Lextalionis (pg. 137-140 The Guide to the Camarilla)
You know of the Treaties with the Assamites and Giovanni, and the specifics of such.
You know the unwritten traditions and customs of the Camarilla (The Protocols of the Camarilla)

Camarilla Lore 4: What a Scholar would know

You tend to use the Old Form when speaking (pg. 60 V:TM)
You know how to contact and approach an Archon…properly.
You can identify most cities of the chronicle as Camarilla, Sabbat, or Anarch held
You know that the Followers of Set were asked to join the Camarilla at its founding, and that they declined.
You know the names of public Archons and the Justicar that they serve.
You know the proper Traditions and Customs of a Conclave or Prince's Tribunal, and the use of Ordeals.

Camarilla Lore 5: What an Elder would know

You know of the existence of the Alastors, and other "divisions" of Archons (pg. 6-22 Archons and Templars), Not detailed descriptions, but rather that such "specialties" exist.
You are or were known as a major voice of the Camarilla of your Domain and beyond.
You know how the Justicars are selected, and of the politics involved at such a level.
You know how to contact a Justicar… and probably even survive.
You know the names, and clans of the Founders, as well as the details of the very founding of the Camarilla.

Sources:
Thanks to Liz and Jack of Emerald City Reborn

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