Derech Chaim, commonly called the Path of Life. is one of the Paths of the Road of Heaven in V20: The Dark Ages. Cainites who were Jewish in life may choose to follow the Path of Life. They believe that HaShem created vampires along with the rest of the world, and thus the laws of the Torah still apply to them and provide a way of control the Beast.

Hierarchy of SinsEdit

Derech Chaim ("Path of Life")
Rating Moral Guideline Rationale
10 Failing to maintain a state of ritual purity. And ye shall be holy men unto me.
9 Unnecessary contact with non-Jews. The people must be protected.
8 Failing to find a rabbinical authority to make rulings for you, and obey those rulings. In whatever place there is a profanation of God's name, they do not show respect to their rabbi.
7 Failing to obey the laws and customs of the local Jewish community. The spiritual needs of the individual can only be met through community.
6 Failing to maintain a connection to a local Jewish community. Jews cannot exist in isolation.
5 Drinking impermissible blood. For the life of the flesh is in the blood.
4 Worshipping idols. Hear, O Israel, God is One.
3 Committing sexual violence. It is worse to wrong a fellow person than it is to wrong God.
2 Murder. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed.
1 Endangering the Jewish community. You shall not stand by the blood of your fellow.


Dark Ages: Vampire Roads and Paths
Road of the Beast Path of the Grey Hunter · Path of the Hunter · Path of the Nomad · Path of the Savage · Road of the Slain · Road of the Yasa
Road of Heaven Path of the Archangel · Path of Christ · Path of Divinity · Path of Life · Path of Penitence · Path of the Prophet · Path of the Pure · Path of Retribution · Path of Tears
Road of Humanity Path of Breath · Path of Community · Path of Illumination · Path of Vigor
Road of Kings Path of Chivalry · Path of Daena · Path of Devaraja · Path of the Merchant · Path of the Tyrant · Path of the Vizier
Road of Lilith Path of Making · Path of Thorns · Path of Veils
Road of Sin Path of Cruelty · Path of Pleasure · Path of Screams · Path of the Devil · Path of the Eightfold Wheel · Path of Watchful Gods
Other Roads Code of Samiel · Road of Blood · Road of Bones · Road of Metamorphosis · Road of Night · Road of Paradox · Road of Service · Road of Set (Path of Apep) · Road of the Abyss · Road of the Hive · Road of the Serpent
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