Laws of the Realm

The Lextalionis
As defined by the Book of Nod, the following six traditions are enforced in Venice:
The Covenant
“Thy blood makes thee my brood, crafted in my image. My curse is thine, and my salvation is thine. I stand before and above thee as god-regent. I am the way, my Traditions my covenant. Renounce me and Renounce all hope.” Thus spoke Caine.
- The God-Regent Translations
The Domain
“As I am master of Nod, thy domain is thine own concern. Thou art its master, and all will respect this or suffer thy wrath. All will present themselves when entering, and thou shall protect them in turn. By right, thou art allowed to hunt within the bounds of thy domain, its blood thine own. Accept its responsibility, minister thy domain, and pay others the same respect thou expect.” Thus spoke Caine.
- The God-Regent Translations
The Progeny
“Thou shalt only sire another with the permission and blessing of thine elder. To create is the providence of those closest to me, for they shall be accountable. Break this, and both thee and thy progeny shall be slain.” Thus spoke Caine.
 - The God-Regent Translations
The Accounting
“Those thou create are thine own blood until release from thy charge. Until that moment, their sins, their blood and their punishments are thine.” Thus spoke Caine.
 - The God-Regent Translations
Destruction
“Forbidden art thou to spill the blood of another of thy kind who is elder. This right belongs only to the closest to me and none other. It is forbidden for those of weaker blood to rise against their elders. This is my final covenant.” Thus spoke Caine.
 - The God-Regent Translations
The Silence of the Blood
“Never shalt thou reveal thy true nature to those not of the blood. Doing so shall renounce thy claims to my covenants.” Thus spoke Caine.
 - The God-Regent Translations

Weapons
Only Cainite knights who have sworn fealty and drank the blood of the prince at least once are permitted to bring weapons into court or Elysium. Transgressors are forced to drink from the Prince on the first offense, and are banished from the city on the second.

Fealty
All Cainites with recognized domain in Paris are required to provide either one Cainite warrior, five ghoul warriors, or money or provisions for 30 mortal soldiers in time of war. Service lasts the duration of the campaign or for eighty nights, whichever is sooner.

 

Laws of the Realm

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