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Via Sanguinus, commonly called the Road of Blood and known as Tariq el-Haqim to Islamic Cainites, is one of the minor Roads that Kindred may choose to follow in Vampire: The Dark Ages and Dark Ages: Vampire. It is mainly followed by Assamites, and its followers are called Sentinels.

Those who follow Via Sanguinus are among the most deadly to their fellow Cainites, as the act of diablerie is almost a rite of purification among the Sentinels. Indeed, one of the main tenets of the road is for its followers to purge all that are unworthy of the blood of Caine and purify the bloodlines; one who shows a dark, dishonorable nature to a follower of Via Sanguinus may be in for a rude awakening.

However, diablerizing someone of honor simply to gain their power is just as horrifying to other Sentinels as it would be to other Cainites. It is because of the tolerance of diablerie on this Road that the concepts of honor, discipline, and self-control are equally important to the Sentinels. To act rashly is a mark of shame; to allow one's Beast to gain control over them is simply damning.

Hierarchy of Sins

Via Sanguinus ("Path of Blood")
Rating Moral Guideline
10 Acting impulsively in any situation.
9 Allowing actions to be dictated by emotion.
8 Succumbing to Frenzy.
7 Failing to diablerize an unworthy vampire.
6 Acting cowardly or dishonorably
5 Allowing the unworthy to go unpunished
4 Showing weakness before the unworthy
3 Failing to honor an oath
2 Submitting to the will of an unworthy prince or elder
1 Becoming oathbound to a Cainite



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