THE FIRST TRADITION: The Masquerade
Thou shall not reveal thy nature to those not of the Blood. Doing so shall renounce thy claims of Blood.
THE SECOND TRADITION: THE DOMAIN
Thy domain is thine own concern. All others owe thee respect while in it. None may challenge thy word while in thy domain.
THE THIRD TRADITION: THE PROGENY
Thou shall sire another only with the permission of thine elder. If thou createst another without thine elder’s leave, both thee and thy progeny shall be slain.
THE FOURTH TRADITION: THE ACCOUNTING
Those thou create are thine own childer. Until thy progeny shall be released, thou shall command them in all things. Their sins are thine to endure.
THE FIFTH TRADITION: HOSPITALITY
Honor one another’s domain. When thou comest to a foreign city, thou shall present thyself to the one who ruleth there. Without the word of acceptance, thou art nothing.
THE SIXTH TRADITION: DESTRUCTION
Thou art forbidden to destroy another of thy kind. The right of destruction belongeth only to thine elder. Only the eldest among thee shall call the blood hunt.