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Via Anima, commonly called the Path of Breath, is a Path of Via Humanitatis ("Road of Humanity") found in Dark Ages: Vampire. Followers of the Path of Breath are called the Inspired.

The Inspired try to find meaning and purpose among mortal men, sharing their burdens and daily lives. By doing so, they hope to cease being monsters in their own mind, and so stall off the Beast.

Many who walk this path do so purely by instinct, never giving the matter much thought.

Hierarchy of Sins

Via Anima ("Path of Breath")
Rating Moral Guideline
10 Failure to seem human in every way.
9 Inhuman actions under duress.
8 Injury to another person (deliberate or otherwise).
7 Shunning normal human interaction.
6 Accidental violation (e.g. drinking a vessel dry from starvation).
5 Inhuman actions when unthreatened.
4 Impassioned violation (e.g. manslaughter, killing a vessel in Frenzy).
3 Planned violation (e.g. murder).
2 Casual violation (e.g. wanton killing, feeding past satiation).
1 The most heinous and demented acts.


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 Aesirgard
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