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The Legendary Vampires[]

The Blood Goddess Heresy[]

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Great Britain is at risk, always, from many enemies. This we always must keep in mind, as
members of the Ascalon Club. But the worst enemy of all, the one we must always look
for and crush down without mercy, is the inner enemy: the enemy within the closed
circle of out immortal community.

Heresy is the name of this enemy: heresy toward her beliefs, our goals, and our role. It
has been more than a century now, since the Druid Order appeared in the Empire. First,
we thought they were just a minor blood cult, destined to disappear quicker than it had
risen up. But the seed was strong, and the three is blooming. What do they seek, these
vampire traitors? To go back to some fantasy golden age of vampires? No. To worship
some imaginary Blood Goddess who demand human sacrifice? Of course not, what they
seek is power.

What they seek is to challenge our authority as the supreme shadow cabinet, destined
to rule the Empire's destiny. Look at what they claim: to accept and welcome any Skal
who embraces their faith and belief; to openly hunt and kill mortals, for they are just prey
for their legitimate appetite; to install a new religion supposed to regulate every aspect
of immortal life. No my dear companions, the Blood Goddess heresy is not about
wearing white togas or dancing naked under the moon in stone circles.

It is not about going back to the forgotten roots of our species. It is about undermining
the pillars of civilization, as we know it. We are Ascalon. We are the guides of mortals
through ages, to a better future. We may lie to them, but we care and protect them from
all enemies. And this Druid Order is one of them!

From "The law of Ascalon" by Lord Redgrave, founder

The Myth of the Horned Vampire[]

A copy of an article addressed to the Brothers of Saint Paul's Stole

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What is a tale but forgotten or mythicized history? By essence vampires are related to
the concept of immortality and they can be perceived as entities that live through
centuries, thus becoming mythical figures themselves. But what about the concept of a
tale so old it could become a myth among the vampires? I know it may sound
vertiginous, but we know, as scholars, that the impossible is just an unexplained or
undocumented event. For a few years now. I've tried to find traces of a figure rarely seen
amongst the English immortals: the horned vampire.

Through centuries, less than ten occurrences of this figure can be found in the various
documents gathered by our order: the figure of a man-shaped silhouette, sometimes
made of blood, sometimes made of mist or rain, that appears from Wales to Scotland
only to immortals, who have no idea what this thing could be. What is this creature with
large deer antlers? Is it related in any way to the figure of Cernunnos the ancestral
horned god of the Celts? We don't know at all. But now think about this vampires
themselves have no idea of what this creature could be. Now that's a frightening idea...
We may be in presence of something so old that only small hints of its existence can be
found through eons.

If this is true, we, as Brothers of Saint Paul, need to investigate this entity, for it could help
us understand the forgotten origin of vampires. As a reminder, I add to this letter a
transcription of the only written evidence we possess concerning the horned vampire,
the odd poem entitled "The Dreams of the Red Queen", supposedly composed by this
entity. According to some vampire testimonies this creature has sometimes been heard
singing it while briefly appearing somewhere in Great Britain. I invite all of out Brothers
to study this text and consider it a testament of forgotten history.

Twelve dreams for the red queen under crown of stone
That she may linger longer with eyes kept closed
Eleven thorns blooming from her troubled brow
Awaiting the next harvest to be gleaned at brisk springs

Ten copper veins ripped from the belly of the earth
Melted into tears flowing towards banished brothers
Nine glorious pyres on the scorched plain
To punish those whose hands were slow to obey

Eight voracious beasts born from eight restless nights
Their backs hardened by their race with the sun
Seven notes of warning in the summer sky
Compelling child to shielded sheets of sleep

Six watches bent on the hunting trails
Shadows of their spears trace the tired furrows
Five houses to fall before song's end
Then five more reborn from their blackened ashes

Four nails piercing the flesh of the sinner
Restlessly hung to the dark wood of his crimes
Three books scribbled by pen of the dancer
Who refuses to answer the call of the abyss

Two giant rival snakes slither in ageless forest
Coiled to the bones of mortals destined for the grave
One prayer for the summoned called by this song
Child born from darkness whose path he must find

From "Drinking at the Fountain of Knowledge" by Usher Talltree. Primate of Saint Paul

The Vampire Knight[]

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William Marshal. Forget the legend about the man – the one most of you never heard of,
you lazy bastards! Forget the empty tomb in Temple Church. Forget the death of those
among us who died trying to locate him. We, the Guard, know that he is still hiding
somewhere. That’s the only fact we must keep in mind. Another small detail we need to
keep in mind: this little fucker is clever. How many times have we thought we had
cornered him, to finally only find old dust and cobwebs? Marshal has been a vampire for
a thousand years. We’re no match until we change our plans concerning his hunt.

So, here are a few questions for you, lazy bastards, and I want all of them answered
before speaking of another Great Hunt to pin the leech down: who helped him escape
his den under Temple Church? We know now for a fact that a private contractor was
paid to move a large coffin from the church a few years before we investigated the
tomb. What exactly did the traitors of Brotherhood of Saint Paul discussed with Marshal
when they meet in 1785 in London? The report of this meeting has been burnt, but
witnesses remain of a request made by Marshal to access a specific book in their library.

Why does the monstrosity known as Lady Blackwood seem linked to Marshal? They
exchanged letters. She went in London to meet him in 1786, according to the
Brotherhood spies. She tried to discreetly buy his castle in Wales in 1793, before fleeing
when spotted by our fearless mentor Kendall Stone. See the pattern here? What
happened during these few years? Why such agitation and activity? Answer these
questions, my brothers, and you will find the path to our most eminent foe, William
Marshal, oldest vampire of England to survive our righteous wrath.

From “Know your enemies” by Carl Eldritch, Priwen leader

The Story of Ascalon[]

History and Purpose of the Ascalon Club[]

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The Ascalon Club is an association of gentlemen secretly aiming for the protection of the
Crown's interests. I founded it in 1837, to honour and perpetuate the legacy of my Maker,
William Marshal, first Earl of Pembroke and true protector of England.

All the members of the club must be of good extraction and flawless moral fibre. Since
the club accepts mortal members - who will be duly observed and valued as proper
candidates for immortality - the goal of the club is to impose respectable traditions and
behaviors amongst the good vampire society, but also to promote and expand the
imperial hegemony of England. We are the true elite of British society. We are Ascalon,
the holy lance held by Saint George, protector of England, when the saint slew the
dragon. As lance bearers ourselves, we vow to defend the Empire's interests.

From "The Law of Ascalon" by Lord Redgrave, Founder

The Vampire Club[]

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Do you think vampires hide in the dodgy areas and the hovels of London? No! They hide
in the highest clubs and fancy houses of the West End. I know for a fact that some of them
rule the Empire in secret. They have a club. They have public figures. They have balls and
fancy parties. They aim to control the country and our destinies. We must reveal them for
what they are: greedy enemies of mankind, born into this world to bring us all into the
eternal darkness of Hell! You know them but you don't dare to pronounce their names. I
will, soon! And everybody in London will know the name of the vampire club!

Clarence Crossley (For more information, please contact me directly)

Vampire Factions and Skals[]

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Vampire and the Guard will never have a common interest. Never! Not as long as I live.
Not after I die and pass the torch to another leader. I know some of us have witnessed a
strange and huge vampire hunting down Skals just like we do. He is well dressed and
seems to speak eloquently. But don't be fooled: if this unknown leech and his friends
seem to hate Skals as much as we do, some others offer them safe haven in exchange for
obedience. Scouts in the north have reported that strange ceremonies occur in the
secluded forests of Scotland: ceremonies of blood and human sacrifice to old pagan
Gods. They may be adversaries to the London vampires, but none of these leech factions
could be our allies. All vampires must be destroyed; and no alliance will be made
between them and us.

From "The Adversary" by Kendall Stone, Founder of the Guard of Priwen

The Skals[]

Extermination of the Rodents[]

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No mercy, No excuse, No forgiveness. These are the simple rules all members of the club
shall apply when dealing with Skals. Whenever you face one, exterminate it. Whenever
you suspect a vampire of creating Skals, report him immediately to Fergal Bansha and to
myself. Skals are permanent threat to us, for these despicable creatures have no control
of their appetite or their primitive instincts. The only case when a Skal can be momentarily
spared is as long as he can provide us really useful information for our projects. In any
other cases. London must be cleansed of these disgusting rodents.

From "The law of Ascalon" by Lord Redgrave, founder

Origin of the Skals[]

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It has been established for some time now that, “Skal” is the vernacular name of a
different species of lesser blood drinkers. A Skal often seems to be the victim of a
vampire attack who miraculously survived death and came back as a crooked version of
its maker. According to many observations made by our order throughout the centuries,
Skals are generally despised and killed by vampires, who consider them lesser and
despicable creatures.

The name itself means, “slave”. They also have been called, “Saqaliba" (Arabic),
"Sclavus" (Latin) or, "Sklavinoi" (Greek). This shows how old these creatures are, and how
their makers perceive them.

This may be why Skals often tend to form small and discreet communities that stick
together. It is also interesting to note that Skals seem to call themselves this way, as if
they have accepted for a long time their status as inferior servants among vampires.

It is more difficult for a Skal to hide its monstrous nature: pale skin, terrible teeth, strange
emaciation, dilated and staring pupils. Many have lost all hair, and they show wounds
and scars, which stay open without never completely healing. They also seem capable
of surviving by eating the flesh of the dead, while vampires need blood from the living.
They may be the real origin of the mythical figure of the Ghoul, the folklore creature who
lurk in cemeteries and feed from the dead. A Skal is a miserable creature. Most of the
times, they fear to be seen by both humans and vampires. In some regions, older Skals
have been witnessed nearby vampires as servant or slaves, obtaining protection by
sacrificing their freedom.

Most of the Skals are descended from Ekons and show humanoid silhouettes. Much
more uncommon, some present a more canine aspect and behave like wolves – they
are sometimes called “Vulpes” in ancient texts. At least a third type exists, in the shape of
a bird of bat, and they are called “Corvus” – William Marshal himself referred three times
to some bat shaped creatures he called “vampire” in his memoirs. Other types may exist,
unknown or unidentified for now.

From “Drinking at the Fountain of Knowledge” by Usher Talltree, Primate of Saint Paul

The Ichor's Threat[]

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Of all the evil and foul Skals I ever had to fight, the Ichor – or Ikor - may be the worst. Not
because of its fighting prowess – even if its remains a powerful and dangerous opponent
–, not because of its superior wit or cunning plans – an Ichor is quite blunt and
straightforward in his actions and objectives: spread diseases, contagions and epidemics
whenever and wherever it can.

An Ichor is the incarnation of viruses and infections. Wherever it goes, sicknesses appear
and quickly spread. It is like it only walks this Earth to generate plagues and epidemics, as
if its skin itself diffuses sickness. Ichors are clever, sneaky, malevolent and ferocious,
capable of enduring many wounds. To spoil a water tank, a granary or a banquet: this is
the kind of things an Ichor would enjoy to do, in order to please its putrid and perverse
nature. They are so rare that we do not know anything about them.

The lazy Brotherhood believes that they should not be considered vampires, or Skals, but
as something else. All I know is this: an Ichor must be destroyed by all means necessary
as soon as it is spotted.

From “Know your enemies” by Carl Eldritch, Priwen leader

Species of Vampires[]

Supremacy of Ekons[]

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It is no coincidence that Ekons are the most eminent and most numerous of all vampires.
Ekons are the true aristocracy of immortals and, if I may add, they are the only ones able
to stay at the top of the food chain. Everywhere I travelled, I only met Ekons assuming
mortal lives or forming an immortal society. Ekons are the most human, most clever and
most educated of all vampires. Don't get me wrong, here: I have nothing against more
exotic species like Vulkod who share the gift of immortality with us. Most of them can
prove useful, if properly canalized towards a clear goal. But they lack the most important
trait of all: the ability to mingle with mortals without being spotted.

Therefore, the Ascalon Club should only accept Ekon of the highest lineage as member of
its inner circle. Depending on circumstances, Vulkods could be accepted as war dogs or
hunting hounds, as long as they obey our laws. Luckily enough, these lesser cousins have
a natural tendency to submit and obey their masters.

From "The Law of Ascalon" by Lord Redgrave, Founder

Rare Species of Vampires[]

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As a scholar and exegete of ancestral writings. I would never insist enough about the
importance of taking legends and ancient folklores into account when searching for
hints about hidden or lost secrets. A common mistake is to take what we know for an
established truth. and use it to discard any contradictory material.

For example. we must consider the possibility of undiscovered species of vampires and
the necessity to rethink what we see as the established truth about the various types of
immortals. based on what we know and what we gathered through time.

For how many centuries did we consider that "vampire" was the vernacular term for
what we had learned to call "Ekon"? Until the day four explorers of the Brotherhood
found proof in Siberia that Vulkods were a lupine type of vampire, we considered these
creatures to be linked to the mythological werewolf. Now we know it is not true. What
about the rest? What about the Rakshasa from my homeland? What about the Chinese
JiangShi, or the Peuchen of southern Chile?

And, without even leaving the beautiful Great Britain, What about the stories about bat-
shaped women sometimes seen flying around St James' Church in Louth? What about
the creature only identified as a Disaster in some obscures testimonies, which tried to
destroy London in 1666 by spreading plague all around the city? What about the
Nimrod, the mythical figure of the restless vampire hunter, sometimes described by
ancestral British Ekons as a legendary huntsman who only feeds on his prey's blood and
could go unnoticed amongst the mortals and immortals?

I tell you, my brothers, we never can be too sure of what we could find, if only we could
forget for a few minutes what we're supposed to already know.

From "unveiling the night" by Usher Talltree, Primate of Saint Paul

The Violence of Vulkods[]

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Never let the size of a Vulkod fool you. These massive bastards can be as quick as any
leech, and it can be put down the same way: by puncturing and pinning their rotten
carcass to the ground before beheading them! Remember: it's all about preparation and
exploiting your target's weaknesses. The problem, of course, is that Vulkods have no
weaknesses; they are strong, fast, sensible, and deadly. They are killing machines with one
simple goal: to put their huge claws around your neck.

So, if any of you lads are unlucky enough to ever face a Vulkod, just remember this:
dodge and make it mad! Hurt it, taunt it, and make it lose its temper. Vulkods' brain lose it
when irritated enough, they stop thinking and start blindly attacking. This is your only chance
to win, by gaining tactical advantage against a stupid beast. Use it!

From "Know Your Enemies" by Carl Eldritch, Priwen Leader

The Need for Blood[]

Of the Recreational Use of Blood[]

From "The law of Ascalon" by Lord Redgrave founder

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As Ascalon members, we always tend to respect etiquette. We are, in all ways, members
of the good society, sometimes recognized as public figures. We do not find our delight in
orgies and bloodbath, like our adversaries assert we do. And if one of us were caught in
such caricatured and immoral act, he would receive the appropriate opprobrium. But
what about the blood? What about its recreational use? How could we deny the ecstasy
the vermillion ambrosia brings us? And with what else could we toast with, as any good
fraternity should? To answer this delicate question, the law of conduct inside the club
goes as follow: as long as the original mortal vessel is not brought inside our walls, each
member is allowed to drink whatever he wants, for his own usage or to share it with
friends. Drink what you want; deal the way you want with the original vessel, but never
inside the club. Unless I personally authorize it on some special occasion, of course.

From “The law of Ascalon” by Lord Redgrave, founder

Blood as Addiction[]

From "Unveiling the night" by Usher Talltree Primate of Saint Paul

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Vampires drink blood. This may be their most specific trait the sinister peculiarity of their
condition, if I may say so. But for me, this is not the most important characteristic of their
diet. What has always fascinated me, since I started to study them, is the imperative need
for blood they seem to endure. They want it more than anything, and this desire can drive
them to expose themselves. And when they drink it, they seem to feel some sort of short
trance. “An ecstatic epiphany”, said to me once a Vulkod I interviewed in Moscow. I’m
convinced that this is an essential element to understand the nature and condition of the
vampires: they don’t drink blood because it sustains them, but that it offers them ecstasy.
Vampires are addicted to blood, all of them. It is part of their nature and those, among the
immortals, who refuse to submit to their appetite by the strength of their will only, are
never freed from this addiction.

From “Unveiling the night” by Usher Talltree, Primate of Saint Paul
  • Found on the hideout in Whitechapel, on 2nd floor, there were 2 doors, one is connect to outside. the other is link to a room, with 2 Rogue Skals L14. Just beside them was a table, which have this document on it.

Vampires Feed on our Soul[]

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Vampires drink our blood but they feed on our soul. How could we believe that any man
or woman killed by these foul creatures, bitten by their filthy mouths, could then be
accepted in Heaven? No! Their bodies have been defiled, and their souls have been
corrupted. Their place is now in Hell, with the legions of blood sucking demons. Vampires
feed on our souls!

Clarence Crossley (For more information, please contact me directly)

Weaknesses of Vampires[]

About the use of Garlic and Wooden Stakes[]

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Dear Brothers, I must now draw your attention to a very important point: the use of garlic
as a protection against vampires. Let's be crystal clear on the subject: garlic will never
protect you against those creatures. No matter how fresh, how strong, and how smelly;
garlic is totally useless as a defence. I can never say enough how damaging that novel of
Bram Stoker has been. Yes, of course, population of Slavic countries place garlic cloves
in coffins. Yes, of course, inhabitants of Santorini Island hang garlic on their windows -
there would be so much to write about this place, and someday soon, I hope to go back
to this island to further explore its occult tradition. But that is not to protect the living
from the devil. It is to tell the dead that they are aware of their malevolence. It is a
symbol, nothing more, and nothing less.

So, please, by all means, yes! Wear garlic, show garlic, hang garlic, and tell the shadows
that you are not afraid. But if you are looking for supernatural protection, you will have to
search much deeper into the forgotten secrets of the occult tradition. For here is the
truth, my fellow Brothers: garlic does not repel vampire, but all the fresh plants will hurt
them. It is as if their body could not stand the presence of botanical elements. I have
seen an enraged Vulp flee when wacked with a rose - yes, a simple rose! I have
witnessed a violent Ekon fall down and beg for mercy when stuck by a wooden stake. I
don't know why it is so effective - and I would give my left arm to find the answer to that
mystery - but the truth remains nevertheless: vampires are very sensitive to fresh herbs,
plants and woods.

From "Facing the Shadows, How and Why" by Usher Talltree, Primate of Saint Paul

Holy Symbols and Orichalcum[]

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If you ever face a vampire, never forget that they fear holy symbols, as long as you have
the faith. A cross, a Star of David, an olive branch even, can prove useful to repel these
creatures from the pit. But you will not harm them for good. If you really want to hurt
them, only one solution exists. Forget about wooden stakes or silver bullets, and find
yourself the strongest weapon against vampires: Orichalcum. Do you think it's a
coincidence that Orichalcum was common in Atlantis, according to the legend and ancient
writings? Atlantis was infested with vampires. And the place is now known as the Santorini
Island. It'll personally pay 10,000 pounds to the man who can provide me some real
Orichalcum.

Clarence Crossley (For more information, please contact me directly)

Fire and Sun[]

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Leeches do not fear the sun or fire, and they do not burst into flames or ashes when they
are caught under rays of daylight. But it hurts them good, really good! I have personally
chained a vampire to a tree to see what would happen when the sun rises. Its skin
blackened in a few minutes as if it was burning from the inside. Its eyes and flesh melted
and I saw its unholy bones move and squeal as the beast tried to escape all day long. In
the end, only a desiccated corpse remained, which started to slowly regenerate when the
sun disappeared behind the horizon. I cut its head off to finally destroy it. And when I tried
the same test with fire, the bloody leech never came back from the ashes. Fire is our
weapon of choice, brothers. To burn the beast is the best way to kill it for good.

From "Know Your Enemies" by Carl Eldritch, Priwen Leader
  • Found at the bookshelf of your first hideout in Prologue

The Great Hunt[]

The Blood Night Tragedy[]

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Only a few of us remain after the shock of the great hunt. I was one of them. I remember
how the sudden attack of the enemy caught us all by surprise. Blood was shed during
those few nights. Some of us who survived chose to exile. I don’t blame them, but I regret
their lack of fortitude. For it is courage we need to protect the interests of the empire;
courage, we need to defend the values we stand for.

May we all remember that William Marshal himself never lowered his head? My beloved
Maker may be long gone, now, but his presence is still among us. We keep a few drops of
his sacred blood to remind us what we are and what we seek: honour, purity, and
excellence. I had the privilege of speaking with the knight many times, as his Progeny
and as his friend.

He spoke to me of the Tear of Angels, the holy beverage supposed to appease the
inextinguishable hunger we all feel, that he never ceased to search, even without knowing
if such artefact exists. I admired his tenacity. And it is this tenacity, this indefectible belief in
something bigger than us that will make us survive any future great hunt launched by our
enemies. Ascalon will be rebuilt, always, for it is an ideal.

From “The law of Ascalon” by Lord Redgrave, founder

The Crime of Lost Knowledge[]

A copy of an article addressed to the Brothers of Saint Paul's Stole

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Vampires are dangerous. Deadly. Vicious sometimes. This is a fact and I won’t deny it. And
that’s precisely why we must understand what they are – sometimes who they are – in
order to achieve a better mutual understanding.

Do you remember the interview with Titus Flavius Josephus, conducted by one of us in
1548 when he finally encountered the creature in Spain? Do you remember how each of
the very carefully chosen words expressed by this vampire warmed our heart each time
we read them, for they were all extraordinary windows to a past of which we only have
glimpses? Well, Titus Flavius Josephus is no more, since the Vatican’s hunters destroyed
him a few weeks ago. And with him vanishes unearthed treasures of knowledge about the
pillars of our civilization. This is a crime probably as heart breaking as the killing of an
innocent life by a vampire.

This is exactly why the path of the Guard of Priwen is as criminal as it is barren, for each
time they successfully conduct one of their methodical hunts on the old vampires of
England – instead of carefully and respectfully approaching them – they destroy a part of
our common roots with the immortals. They wipe an opportunity. The concept of Great
Hunt is a crime for it blindly kills words and thoughts.

From “Drinking at the Fountain of Knowledge” by Usher Talltree, Primate of Saint Paul

The Great Hunt:Hail to our Fallen Comrades![]

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Hail to our fallen comrades! Hail to their bravery, for we prevailed! The Guard prevailed,
my Brothers. We hunted them down, the enemies of mankind, hidden in the dark tunnels
of our modern cities. We found them in their nests and dens, and they perished. We
brought the fires of battle to the blackest pits. Never had such large-scale war been
engaged by mortals against immortals. Remember this victory, my Brothers, for it seals
and proves our methods. Never sleep. Never surrender. Never give up.

Yes, my Brothers, our method is good, and England is safer tonight thanks to you. Thanks
to those of us bitten, and killed by the enemy, or our trembling hand when they turned
against us. Do not tremble, my Brothers, do not doubt. I cry, tonight, for the fallen
comrades. I cry, for I’m an old man who finally saw my goal accomplished as I live my last
years on this Earth. The Guard or Priwen is only half a century old, and we have already
accomplished much more the traitors of Saint Paul in half a millennium. This was our first
Great Hunt. Let them leeches who survived our wrath remember we won’t stop.

From “The Adversary” by Kendall Stone, Founder of the Guard of Priwen

The Guard of Priwen[]

Laughing at the Guard[]

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For more than a century, the Guard of Priwen has been a dissident faction from the
Brotherhood of Saint-Paul's Stole. It is important, as the divergence of opinion between
our two fraternities are now well established, to remember what happened and why we
shall, alas, consider these former brothers our opponents and adversaries. And mock
their law of conduct.

Kendall Stone founded the Guard in 1801. He was a former Legate of the Brotherhood,
and long-standing member of the Brotherhood Council. His departure was the result of
an irreconcilable dispute within the Council, when Kendall stated that the Brotherhood
had to reconsider its non-violent approach to the study of vampires, and that the
eradication of these immortals had to be the ultimate goal of all our research.

Since the terrible schism occurred, relations between the Guard and the Brotherhood
have always been difficult: the Guard of Priwen considers the Brotherhood as traitors,
and allies of their foes, while we call them thieves and zealots for the many ancient and
precious books we kept for centuries which they destroyed or stole when they left.

I will constantly recuse any accusation of cowardice, for I know the courage it requires
for our brothers to approach and observe hostile immortals. I will never forget the cruel
loss of the unique texts and scrolls burnt by Kendall and its followers when they left.
And I will never cease to laugh at their stupidity, revealed in their very name, since they
chose to call themselves the Guard of Priwen as a reference of King Arthur's shield -
thus defining themselves as the true defenders of this land - when the true scholar
perfectly know that in the Book of Taliesin, "Prydwen" is only the name of Arthur's boat
during his expedition to the mythical territories of Annwfn. What a symbol, indeed!

From "Whispers From Our Past" by Usher Talltree, Primate of Saint Paul
  • Found in bookshelf on 3rd floor of steel factory in Southwark.

Professional Vampire Hunters[]

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If you ever suspect someone to be a vampire, don't try to kill it yourself. You have no
chance. Instead, contact me or try to inform a professional vampire killer. These men and
women are rare but they know what to do against these evil creatures. It even seems that
some of them are working together under the name of "The Guard of Priwen", a
paramilitary organization dedicated to the eradication of the vampires in London. They are
your friends. You are not alone. Solutions exist. Be smart. Spread the word.

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New Practices, New Tactics[]

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I know that some of our companions consider that the best advantage we have in our fight
against leeches is that they can't go out during the day. Thus, we can hunt them down
when they hide, powerless in their sleep.

This is a rookie mistake. First because vampires are clever, and they have countless ruses
and tricks to avoid being spotted in their den. Second, because they deploy many deadly
traps to kill any intruders in what they consider their most precious sanctuary. It would
cost us too many men and too much time to explore and eradicate vampires in their
hideouts. The best tactic is to follow and destroy them when they really are vulnerable:
when they hunt at night. It is much easier to attack them, then, for they can easily be
spotted.

That's why the Guard of Priwen must evolve, and deploy new tactics to hunt leeches:
small and mobile patrols, tactics based on technological advantages, modern
communications. We can learn many things from the war in France: new strategy, new
equipment, and new weaponry. Grenades, white phosphorus, ultraviolet light, bulletproof
vests, and flamethrowers: it is time for the Guard to embrace the twentieth century.

From "A New War" by Geoffrey McCullum, Priwen Leader
  • During Eternal Thirst, you will pass a big warehouse, which have several body burning in center, on the body sitting beside have this document.

The Origin of Vampires[]

The Heresy of the Pure Blood[]

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Pure blood! We know the expression. We heard it in the foul mouth of the heretics and
the foreign barbarians, used it sometimes ourselves, but do we really know what it
means? A vampire born from an immortal belly, what a disgusting idea! How would such a
creature find its place among the livings? What would be its purpose? Ours is clear,
gentlemen: Ascalon is here to protect the Empire and all its citizens. We are the
protectors and the shepherds, even when sometimes sacrifice a sheep for our sustenance.
Whoever will be found guilty of succumbing to the desire of breeding immortal child shall
be eradicated.

From "The law of Ascalon" by Lord Redgrave, founder

The Antique Figure of the Vrykolakas[]

A copy of an article addressed to the Brothers of Saint Paul's Stole

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Of my many journeys. I believe I was the most amazed by my exploration of the
Mediterranean isles, and particularly the island of Santorini, searching for traces of
vampire presence in these sunburnt lands. Herodotus himself refers to the island in his
fourth book, and I'm personally convinced that there are many mysteries to be unveiled
in this part of the world. Who knows that, even today, the island of Santorini is still
considered by some as the most vampire infested place in the world, way more than the
Carpathians, and that its inhabitants are considered as specialists of the vampire hunt... or
the hunt for Vrykolakas, as they call this creature.

According to the local myths, the Vrykolakas is a dead person who does not decay, and
who can show a vermilion complexion as long as he is gorged with fresh blood. He
cannot enter a house without knocking and getting a response. Garlic makes him flee.
He does not consume under the sun, but his skin blackens. He can change into wolf and
other animals. What struck me the most is that the same name exists, with small
variations, from Mediterranean Sea to the Balkans.

The Greeks call him the, "Vrykolakas" the Bulgarians and the Macedonians name him,
"Varkolak" or, "Varcolac" the Serbians call him, "Vukodlak". Yes, "Vukodlak" a name so
similar to the Vulkod we already know, my dear brothers. Just to write the few words
now gives me the shivers. I'm personally convinced that we are here confronted to some
of proto-vampire. Maybe they are a missing link between the modern vampires and the
creatures that came before them. If God allows me enough time, I wish one day to go
back to the Santorini Island, and find the trail of this antique and forgotten figure.

From "Drinking at the Fountain of Knowledge" by Usher Talltree, Primate of Saint Paul

Fertile is the Belly of the Beast![]

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Vampires create their foul progeny with blood. We all know that. Some of us witnessed
the process, even. But what is really going on, there? Is it the only way for a vampire to...
breed? Let's review what we know so far. When willing to create a progeny, a vampire will
not bite but give its blood to drink. Most of the victims die when bitten, but some of them
survive and turn into leeches themselves. This only happens when they have assimilated
the vampire blood, one way or another. It is not the predator's bite, but its blood, that
infects the victim who will turn if he or she survives the suffering of the metamorphosis.

It also seems that a vampire can breed by having intercourse: the vampire mates to
produce a... child. Sexual intercourse between vampire and human rarely produce any
birth, but some of them tried anyway. A vampire gestation is only a few weeks short and
the pain is almost unbearable for the mother. If she is mortal, she will not survive the birth:
the vampire comes out of her womb by tearing apart her entrails. If the mother is a blood
drinker, it will probably survive and regenerate. The newborn vampire will quickly grow
and turn into an adult vampire in only a few months.

From "The Adversary" by Kendall Stone, Founder of the Guard of Priwen.

→ The text was written by Kendall Stone, Founder of Guard of Priwen, it is an excerpt from "The Adversary" and describes how Vampires create their progeny with blood. In addition to that and according to Kendall Stone it's also possible for Vampires to mate with either mortals or other Vampires and sire/conceive a child. Gestation, in this case, is only a few weeks short and painful. Mortal women won't survive, while female Vampires probably will regenerate. For such a child it's possible to grow up in only a few months. Cases are rare but obviously were documented by Stone.

The Brotherhood of Saint-Paul Stole[]

The Ban of the Dragon[]

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Concerning the Brotherhood of Saint Paul's Stole. I would advise our members to be very
wary about these so-called scholars. Yes, indeed, most of them are always affable and
respectful whenever they approach us, but it would be quite unwise for a discreet circle
like the Ascalon Club to foolishly speak about our goals, our members, or our traditions.

I also would like to remind our fellow members that the Brotherhood itself is ancient
enough to have some mysterious traditions. One of them, according to some informants,
could be the ritual of the so-called "Ban of the Dragon".

It seems that, in certain conditions, when the Brothers of Saint Paul find a violent or
bloodthirsty immortal, they call upon him this Ban. What it is exactly? I don't know. Does it
really exist? I don't know for sure either. But what I've established as facts, it is that
whenever a hostile or vindictive vampire has threatened London, it disappeared without a
trace after the Brotherhood pronounced a Ban upon him. The loyal Fergal Bansha himself
has never been foolish enough to openly provoke the Brotherhood. This is a lesson we
must all remember: never be considered a Dragon by the Brotherhood.

From "The law of Accalon" by Lord Redgrave, founder

The Origin of the Brotherhood[]

A copy of an article addressed to the Brothers of Saint Paul's Stole

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The name of the Brotherhood of Saint-Paul's Stole comes from the mythical figure of
Paul Aurelian (lat. Paulinus Aurelianus), the great Welshman evangelist of the 6th
century. Paul Aurelian is supposed to have died in 575 at the age of 140 years, and was
one of the seven founding saints of Brittany. According to the legend, Saint Paul Aurelian
used his sacred stole as a leash to tame a ferocious dragon, and then cast the terrible
beast into the sea. The Saint is long gone now, but we, of the Brotherhood, keep his
Stole as a precious relic.

Sometimes called "The Brotherhood of the Stole", or even "The Stole", we are a secret,
society of scholars who observe and identify the presence and activity of the vampires in
Great Britain. Known as Watchers, the men and women of the Brotherhood vow to
express a neutral attitude toward vampires. We believe we can be useful guides for
those immortals sometimes tempted to unleash their appetite. We postulate that
vampires are not evil by essence: over the centuries, we have witnessed that some
vampires are able to transcend their predatory nature to protect mortals. Great
mythological or historical figures, which we know were vampires, proved that
enlightened immortals might agree to protect and guide mankind through difficult ages.

Above the Watchers are the Legates, who represent the authority of the Primate
wherever they go. As such, they have the right to call for the Ban of the Dragon. It is an
ancestral ritual only known by the Primate himself, used when the time comes, and
proof has been gathered that another beast must be cast into the sea.

The gathering and study of ancient texts are our main source of information used to
understand the origin and behaviour of the immortals. Recently, I decided that our
legates should be allowed to travel and explore all parts of the world, to expand our
field of researches. Blessed by the Sacred Stole, the bravest of our Watchers even dare
to approach and contact vampires to interview them and gather intelligence at the
source. We still have so much to learn, and to discover. Our journey may never end, and
that may be the greatest beauty of our task.

From "Whispers from our past" by Usher Talltree, Primate of Saint Paul

The Lost Library[]

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Do vampires have allies among the living? Yes, they do! They call themselves the
Brotherhood, and they serve their immortal masters in many ways, probably in exchange
for privileges and knowledge. Somewhere in London is the seat of their power, where
their secret Council conspire against us. I call it the Lost Library. It is a place where these
traitors gather many occult and lost books. I personally offer 1000 pounds to the first who
can give me the proof of the existence of this library, and its exact location.

Clarence Crossley (For more information, please contact me directly)
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