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Name: Via Feritas
Translation: Path of the Savage
Nickname: Savages
Parent Road: Via Bestiae
Virtues: Conviction, Instinct

Via Feritas, also known as the Path of the Savage, is a Path of the Via Bestiae found in Dark Ages: Vampire. The adherents of the Path of the Savage see human civilization as inherently tainted and seek to lash out against it. They are seen as the most animalistic adherents of the Road of the Beast and derided as mindless killers by Cainites among other Roads. Followers are sometimes referred to as Savages.

The Path of the Savage is as old as the Road itself. Its followers claim that the end of the Second City proved that civilization causes the uproar of the Beast and dedicated themselves to the destruction of any social institution more complex than a simple village. The Path was seen as a pre-historic throwback among most Western Kindred, but was followed by many Ferals in the Far North. The Path had a rivalry with the Path of the Grey Hunter and followers of both Paths were reported to stalk and slay each other.

Hierarchy of sinsEdit

              VIA FERITAS ( "Path of the savage")

Rating   Moral Guideline

10         Allowing civilisation's proponents to live

9          Not striking at civilisation whenever possible

8          Not challenging a weak leader

7          Participating in a civilisation without intent to destroy it

6          Avoiding contact with the wilds

5          Making a sacrifice for a stranger

4          Refusing to kill when necessary for your safety

3          Failing to defend your territory (or pack)

2          Showing mercy to an enemy

1          Abstaining from feeding when hungry

ReferencesEdit


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