Laws of Progeny refer to the creation of any vampire to serve under the ruling house. Registered members of a house have the right to sire at will as long as permission is granted to doing so. There are eight parts to the Laws of Progeny: Definition, Creation & Destruction, Blood Bonds, Bond Calls, Blood Desire, Release, Protegos, and Sireal Death.
LAWS OF PROGENY
1 ~~~ Definition
- This law covers only the creation of vampires under a registered House.
- This law extends to sub-houses that are part of a registered House.
- This law is in effect for all Houses that retain a council seat in the Order of the Talamasca.
- All Earthen covens are bound by these laws.
- Earthen covens are still bound by these laws even if they travel to other worlds.
- Sosarian covens are not bound by these laws, but they can be subject to persecution if they travel to Earth.
- If a Sosarian coven registers as a sub-house under a main house, it adopts all its rules.
2 ~~~ Creation and Destruction
- A mortal created as a vampire becomes the property of its creator.
- The sire is responsible for all the progeny’s education and acclimation to the life.
- The sire is responsible for all the progeny’s actions and submits to equal consequences to such by the Order.
- No mortal under the age of 18 is allowed to be created. A progeny must be able to be self-sustaining.
- Permission of the dominant sire of the bloodline must be acquired by all subservients in order to sire.
- If permission is not acquired, the dominant sire has the Right of Destruction.
- A sire not only has the right to destroy their progeny, but also a duty to do so if they become unstable and disloyal to the House.
- Only the sire can destroy its progeny.
- If the sire is not living, or incarcerated, the grandsire may evoke the sireal Right of Destruction.
- Sire-siblings are forbidden from destroying one another except with the expressed permission of their sires or grandsires.
- In the absence of a grandsire, the House Regent takes on the Right of Destruction.
3 ~~~ Blood Bonds
- There is biochemistry that occurs at creation and lasts throughout the duration of your unlife, called the Blood Bond.
- This Blood Bond can diminish with time and often can be severed completely in certain circumstances.
- Every progeny created is immediately bound to their sire in this way.
- Progeny will feel what their sires feel, and vice versa, and be acutely aware of their heightened states of emotions.
- Blood Bonds alert the sire of the progeny’s state of being — if they are hurt, scared, in danger, etc.
- Blood Bonds allow for the telepathic communication between sire and progeny that spans great distances.
- It cannot however transcend between worlds, usually.
- Older vampires often have a far greater reach with their Blood Bonds than younger ones.
- An elder vampire for example would be able to use the Blood Bond in Trammel for example when their progeny is in Malas.
- An ancient vampire (those over 5,000 years old) for example would be able to use the Blood Bond on Earth when their progeny is in their immediate solar system, say Saturn.
4 ~~~ Bond Calls
- A sire’s ability to call upon their aid of their progeny is called the Bond Call.
- A Bond Call can only be used by the sire to those that are bound to him/her.
- It cannot however transcend between worlds, usually.
- Older vampires often have a far greater reach with their Bond Calls than younger ones.
- Bond Calls fall on deaf ears if there is no progeny available in the immediate distance covered by the sire’s age.
- Progeny would have no other recourse than to answer that Bond Call, immediately.
- They often cannot focus on anything else but getting to their sires.
- They will stop whatever they are doing to answer the Bond Call.
- A Bond Call is almost impossible to ignore, if its within distance. Resisting it would be very very difficult, but not impossible.
5 ~~~ Blood Desire
- Vampires are overtly sexual creatures.
- Sex is a method of strengthening one’s connection to another.
- Whereas, for mortals sex is a means to procreate… for vampires sex is a means of security.
- Vampires are bi-sexual, although their retain the choice to not give into those tendencies.
- Ancient vampires have been known to become a-sexual. Having little need for sex because they are secure within themselves.
- Vampires that are bound to each other often feel the need for sex with each other that defies attraction or even familial bonds; this is called the Blood Desire.
- Progeny when first created would have a very strong Blood Desire to their sires.
- The Blood Desire typically lasts anywhere from ~20 to ~100 years.
- The Blood Desire is stronger between bound sires and progeny.
- The Blood Desire can be resisted by both sire and progeny through sheer will.
- The Blood Desire often completely disappears with a releasement or after a century or so.
- The Blood Desire is necessary to establish a deeper connection between sire and progeny.
6 ~~~ Release
- A sire has the right to release a progeny from the Blood Bond, which also severs the Bond Call and Blood Desire.
- A releasement does not change the biochemistry that occurs between sire and progeny, it is a conscious decision that the sire makes not to submit to it.
- A sire that does not submit to the Blood Bonds, Bond Calls, or Blood Desires diminishes the time the progeny would feel a need for such mechanisms.
- The progeny would feel very lost without being prepared for the release.
- Part of the sire’s responsibility is to educate the progeny enough to prepare them to be self-sustaining.
- Consensual releasement makes it very easy to get over the biochemical effects.
- Non-consensual releasement can send the progeny into a deep depression, often committing suicide or going rogue.
7 ~~~ Protegos
- A progeny that has been released or whose sire has met their demise may rebond to another elder vampire that is not their maker, that vampire then becomes a Protego, which means “protector”.
- The Blood Bonds, Bond Calls, and Blood Desires all would exist between protego and progeny much in the same way that it would with the original creating sire.
- The Right of Creation and the Right of Destruction however, still falls to the original sire, or in their death, to the grandsire.
- A vampire can become a protego without the blood exchange through marriage. If they marry a sire, they become “secondary sires” to their spouse’s progeny.
8 ~~~ Sireal Death
- A sire that meets the true death immediately releases all progeny bound to him/her.
- Responsibility of progeny left sireless then falls to:
- firstly, the sire’s immediate and legal spouse, as protego.
- secondly, the sire’s own sire, as the grandsire.
- thirdly, the House leader.
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