Via Ossium, commonly called the Road of Bones and known as Tariq el-A'Tham 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 primarily followed by Cappadocians, and its followers are called Scholars, and occasionally Executioners.
The followers of Via Ossium value knowledge above anything else. By intense study of the unknown, the Scholars keep their Beasts at bay. They will go to nearly any lengths to learn something new, but will not needlessly sacrifice themselves for a cause. After all, their own gathered knowledge is too important to let others handle. At the same time, Scholars do not fear death; indeed, as most Scholars are Cappadocian, they are fascinated by it. They view it as a powerful force to be studied, dissected, and rationalized so that they may understand their own existence better.
Hierarchy of SinsEdit
|Via Ossium ("Road of Bones")|
|10||Needlessly preventing a death.|
|9||Refusing to feed when hungry.|
|8||Failing to study death when provided an opportunity to do so.|
|7||Refusing to pursue experiments.|
|6||Succumbing to Frenzy.|
|5||Allowing emotion to sway your decisions.|
|4||Refusing to share insight with others on the Road.|
|3||Showing fear or aversion to death.|
|2||Risking your existence unnecessarily.|
|1||Giving your loyalty to anyone else above your Road and clan.|