Welcome to Sylum Clan

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Hello!  Welcome to Sylum!

Recently we’ve had newbies and some poor souls that have stumbled onto Sylum with no idea what the crazy is all about.  I figured it was time to do a ‘Sticky Post‘ to help all those who wander into the Manor, navigate around this vast universe.

So here we go.

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If you’re new here, welcome!!  You’ve just been recommended to this vast multi-story universe, and you likely have no idea where to go or what to do.

Well first off.

Fact: Vampires exists.

Second.

Welcome to Sylum Clan.

A multi-layered, character driven storyverse.

Inspiration for the first story that effectively launched this concept, was the death of Timothy ‘Speed’ Speedle from the Television Series CSI: Miami.

His implausible and much mourned demise, led to the premise that you can’t kill someone if they’re already dead.

This quite literally immortalized him, birthing the first story Kiss of Death, and the rest just kept on growing, sprawling  across more than 7,000 years of unexpected history, and on into the future.

A few things you should know, so you can’t say we didn’t warn you *grins*.  There are 3 Major Story Arcs, and hundreds of Supplemental Stories.  These stories expand across 13 Clans, 7 Kin Clans, and showcase over 1200 Characters.

We just hit our 15th Anniversary in 2020!

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Be Kind to Lawyers Day

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Sylum Inspiration: Netjerikhet

Medjai: Co-Leader

 

Netjerikhet was born into a merchant family. His father was a baker, and he learned the trade from him. He married their neighbor’s daughter, and after his parents died he took over as baker. Tragedy struck when his wife died in childbirth, taking his son with him.

He sold the business, not truly caring about much in his life. He became an outcast, most shaking their head at him in disgust and pity.

His life changed when he was leaning against Thebes’ outer Palace wall, and the young princess skimmed down it, landing on top of him. He yelled and picked her up, holding her still as she fought screaming and yelling that she would have him killed for touching her.

He pointed out she was running away and couldn’t quite use her princess rules if she didn’t want to be one. She kicked him, he scooped her up, walked her back into the palace, into the throne room, and dumped her ass in front of Seti.

He was surrounded in less than five seconds, spears and swords at his throat. He really didn’t care if they killed him for being disrespectful. He pointed at the pissed off princess and stated that she had landed on him while trying to run away.

He brought her home.

Seti had him locked up, then asked around, discovering the tragedy that had befallen the young man. He then called his head of guards Malik, and told him that Netjerikhet was to be trained as a Medjai and guard his daughter.

Netjerikhet asked wouldn’t be nicer to kill him.  Seti liked him instantly.

For the next fifteen years he watched over the princess, Nefertiri. Everyone including Seti was surprised nothing developed between the two of them.

Netjerikhet had heard her startled gasp, and made his way onto the balcony, in time to watch as Seti confronted Anck-su-Namun. He yelled for the Medjai, but they could do nothing to stop her and Imhotep from killing the pharaoh.

When the leader of the Medjai showed up, Netjerikhet stayed with the group determined to see this through. When Imhotep was cursed and buried, his focus was purely on Ardeth. Something about the man made him curious.

When Malik informed him that in Thebes Netjerikhet was being declared a hero for dying to try and protect Nefertiri who tragically died at the hands of Imhotep’s men, he knew his life in Thebes was over.

Ardeth stated he would take them to the Medjai. Netjerikhet decided to confront the Medjai warrior, demanding to know what was going on. Part of him wished he didn’t ask.

It took him some time to get his mind not around the Vampire, but the Mates. He hadn’t committed to anyone after his wife died. And the only he had truly opened himself to was his princess.  Plus there was a lot he needed to tell Ardeth.

After a while he agreed to be Turned, and he was grateful for Ardeth for taking his time for their Mating.

He had to fight his way through the Medjai to earn their respect, but over time, he earned it.

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Sylum in a Nutshell

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Spring Fling 2021: Napz

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It’s nap time!

Wake me up in time for Seven Days of Summer.

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Spring Fling 2021: Reaction Post (Coffee House Friday)

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And we’ve got through another Sylum Event!

Make sure to let the Artists know you appreciate the hard work they put in.

*settles after a long few days and sips tea*

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Spring Fling 2021: Day Five


Video: To Race Through Dark Places Teaser Trailer

Vidmaker: Bj Jones

Note: As we’ve updated Clan War, added in Hell Week & Hurricane Season, and as we update Family – To Race Through Dark Places also needed updating, which will include a lot more history, and some surprises.

Disclaimer: As with all the updates and the insanity this past year has been, I can’t say when this will be finished.

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Spring Fling 2021: Day Four


Sylum Aesthetic: Steel Angels

Artist: Paula Cas

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Spring Fling 2021: Day Three


Fanmix: Women of  the Clans

Mixer: Ladyjax

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Spring Fling 2021: Day Two


Fanmix: Steel Angels

Mixer: Paula Cas

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Sylum Inspiration: Gwenhwyfar

Camelot: Co-Leader

 

Born in Wales in the year 506AD, Gwenhwyfar is the daughter of King Leodegrance.

At the young age of 13 she ran away in defiance against her father.  She was rescued by John Rhys, who saved her from her pursuers and escorted her back to her father, where he became the head of her guard.

Her betrothal to Arthur Pendragon was meant purely as a political match but upon their first meeting when Arthur came to the rescue of Wales and banished the rebel King Rience from his enemy’s lands, they fell in love.  Their Courtship was conducted in much secrecy and amidst great danger as there were many on either side of the English/Welsh border who were opposed to all that such a match would entail, both politically and in terms of social change.

Her Wedding Train was raided as she crossed the border into England, five days before the wedding was due to take place in Cornwall, and her abduction forced Arthur, Lancelot and Galahad to ride forth to avenge her honor and rescue her and her entourage.  The resulting massacre is now the stuff of legend.

Arthur knew he had found his Mate in Gwenhwyfar but did not tell her of his true nature until the eve of their nuptials.  Her resulting outrage from his suggestion that she remain human in order to bear the children he could not give her, and thereby supply an heir to the throne for Camelot’s future, resulted in one of her maidservants misunderstanding what was said and spreading the rumor that she had, in fact, slept with Lancelot.

Gwenhwyfar has a strong belief in employing only the most scrupulously honest of servants as a result of this notorious incident.

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Spring Fling 2021: Day One


Sylum Aesthetic: I’m a Bunny!

Artist: Bj Jones

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Happy Easter

Blessings to you and your family!

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Spring Fling 2021: Starts Tomorrow


Spring Fling starts tomorrow!!

There’s some great stuff heading your way!

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Coffee House Friday

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It’s April!  Wait.  How is it April? No really.

Check in time.  How’s everyone doing?

I admit I’m a bit tired.  A lot is going on,  yet not all at the same time.   The bunnies have started to stack up, but getting writing time has been difficult.  *pokes bunnies*

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Throwback Thursday: Mission Accomplished Video by Bj Jones


Link to Archive Video Page

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