Via Paradoxi seal

Via Paradoxi, commonly called the Road of Paradox and known as Tariq el-Tanaqud 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 the Ravnos, and its followers are called Deceivers.

The Deceivers believe in a higher purpose for everyone, including themselves, other Cainites, and mortals. Their task in life is to guide everyone to their higher destiny. If needed, this includes death, especially for kindred they view as wayward and having fallen from their true destiny. Mortals are safer from these fatal punishments, as they are more directly involved with the life cycle of the universe. Only outright refusing what a Deceiver views as their destiny will result in death.

Like the Sentinels of Via Sanguinus, the followers of Via Paradoxi are not particularly well-received by other Cainites. However, the Deceivers are loners to the end; unlike Via Sanguinis, there is little, if any, organization to the Road.

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