Via Yasaq, commonly known as the Road of the Yasa, was a Road of the vampires of the Steppe, specifically of the Anda. It recalled many of the traditions of yasa ("warrior-brotherhoods") among the Mongols. Followers of the Road of the Yasa were called Barbarians among Westerners.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The main teachings of the Road were that those who settled down are weak and deserving of being plundered by the strong. Protection of one's blood relatives, be they Kindred or kine, was also praised among the followers of the Road. Special protection was levied to one's anda, or "blood-brother", a tradition among the Mongols that Cainites often enhanced with a willing blood bond of both parties.
Although personal honor was a paramount for the followers of the Road, honor on the battlefield was seen as weakening oneself. A Barbarian fought to survive and would use every method he had available.
Hierarchy of Sins[edit | edit source]
|Via Yasaq ("Road of the Yasa")|
|10||Spending more than three nights at one place.|
|9||Disobeying the order of your ruzyan.|
|8||Lying to one who has proven himself honest.|
|7||Ignoring an insult.|
|6||Abusing your herd.|
|5||Performing "civilized" labor.|
|4||Losing a battle due to pride.|
|3||Lying to your family or anda.|
|2||Betraying your family.|
|1||Betraying your anda.|
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