Path of Bones

The body is merely a vessel for the soul, or so the followers of the Via Ossis believe. Cainites, according to followers of this Road, are suspended in a vexing state of unlife. Though they are not alive like mortals, neither are they dead, as they may still act and think. Those who walk this path are by turns morbid and existential. They are at times grounded in the temporal world and at others concerned with the plight of their immortal spirits.

Adherents to this Road do not revere life on an individual basis, but rather as a collective. As such, many vampires on this Road perform sacrifices or experiments in which the subjects die so that they may study the journey of the soul back to its origin. This path draws a narrow spectrum of followers, primarily those from the Cappadocian clan (though more than a few morbid Tzimisce follow this Road). This Road remained in use until the late 17th century, even after the destruction of the Cappadocian clan at the hands of their Giovanni childer. After this point in time, it is practiced almost exclusively followed by the Tzimisce and eventually the Road all but disappears. A few years later however the Tzimisce will shape tenets of the Road into a more modern moral code, after which point it becomes the Path of Death and the Soul as practiced by the Sabbat.

Followers uphold the virtues of Conviction and Self-Control.

Rating Minimum Wrongdoing
10 Showing fear of death
9 Failing to study an occurence of death
8 Refusing to kill when the opportunity presents itself
7 Refusing to feed when hungry
6 Succumbing to frenzy
5 Refusing to share insight with another follower of the Road
4 Letting compassion sway a decision
3 Acting in a sacrificial manner
2 Needlessly preventing a death
1 Showing aversion to death