Via Sanguinus seal

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 tenents 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.

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 · Path of the Slain · Road of the Yasa

Road of Heaven

Path of the Archangel · Path of Christ · Path of Divinity · Path of Life (Derech Chaim) · 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