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Originally posted by NephraTari
You do understand that having a website and open recruitment goes against the whole "secret" thing right? I don't see an official homepage for the Illuminati with open recruitment do you?
V: The Covenant of Secrets
The Strigoi Vii is an open secret, hidden in plain sight.
Secrets both protect and bind Us. Our Mysteries are Our own and those who wish to explore them should seek them out alone, through personal initiative and action. As a sleight of hand magician would employ the principle of “hidden in plain sight,” so does the Living Vampyre.
Here are three examples of the Black Veil Covenant of Secrets:
First, take example from the Synod. Honor your Sorors’ and Fraters’ right of privacy, such as in respect to Their mundane identity. Never disclose any personal information to anyone, especially the mundane and even other Family members, without Their explicit permission. The only circumstance under which the Synod would disclose the mundane name and identity of any Strigoi Vii is if such information was required under the legal jurisdiction of the proper authorities.
Secondly, public discussion of Strigoi Vii and the Mysteries outside of the Sanctums, such as with the media, on social networking websites, in public, or with those not of the Blood is an obvious violation of this Covenant. At all times speak only for yourself and never represent the Family outside of the guidelines in the Quest without first consulting the Synod and gaining direct endorsement. Leave that to those select members of the Inner Circle who are properly trained in public relations. Supporting this Covenant furthers the Glamour and Our Mysteries.
Finally, and most importantly, never share or discuss the Sanguinomicon with someone who has not read it and had the opportunity to reflect upon its contents. Respect free will, and let Seekers gain the first impression of the Mysteries and formulate their opinion on their own.
Originally posted by Sanity Lost
I believe they were featured on either National Geographic or the History channel recently. Since they are a secret group they wouldn't want there story on one of regular networks where anyone can find out about them.
Originally posted by V Kaminski
If they are secret and exist... uh, they aren't a secret anymore but maybe a profit centre that trolls a really disgusting site for vampire freaks (I was recently made aware of) looking for "young fresh meat". Thanx for the heads up... bad as SP's trolling.
[edit on 2-2-2008 by V Kaminski]
The Society was formed originally to combat a vampiric uprising in eastern Europe over a century ago. The Society originally had 7 members who upon tracking the vampires to their stronghold in a crumbing cemetery staged a daylight raid upon the fiends. Armed with swords, torches, wooden stakes, crosses, holy water, and wafers, the 7 members descended into the catacombs and spent the next several hours in a bloodbath that left 4 of the Society dead, 1 critically wounded and the surviving 2 badly injured. At the end of the "Day of Retribution" the hunters had slain over 30 vampires.
Originally posted by corey1337
I thought you were talking about the Dark Brotherhood.. which is indeed a secret vampire society. Perhaps I have said too much. I probably shouldn't mention the Black Hand
Originally posted by masonica_esoterica
Thats interesting, you don't happen to recall the name of the episode off the top or your head do you?
Originally posted by atlasastro
Do you think it is a bit odd that you have to buy their book before you can become a member of this Secret Society. I thought the purpose of a secret was to pass it down through members whom usually pass through some form of rites or ritual not sold on the internet.