Welcome to Sylum Clan


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.


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.


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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Sylum Inspiration: Mr. Phelps

Vampire Council Member: Jim Phelps aka Mr. Secretary

(Dilios Note: Not to be confused with the asshole)

Jim Phelps comes from a long line of Phelps, and is named after his grandfather.   Born in England, he worked for the Special Operations Executive known as the SOE … nicknamed Department of Dirty Tricks.

Not happy with his role in the beginning workings of MI:5, he ended up in the United States working within the CIA, then building IMF (Impossible Mission Force).  He ended up recruiting Ethan Hunt, not long after.

His skills were so valuable, that Lamont gave him a retirement option.

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Random Act of Kindness

Technically Random Act of Kindness day is tomorrow the 17th.   My feeling is doesn’t need to be on a certain date, every day should be a Random Act of Kindness Day.

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World Hippo Day

February 15 is World Hippo Day, an occasion to celebrate and appreciate the world’s third largest mammal.

They’re big, they’re river dwellers, and they’re adorably cute – but what else do you know about these great beasts? Here are some facts that will help you better understand the “river horses.”

1. Hippos are semi-aquatic mammals native to sub-Saharan Africa. Although they resemble pigs to a certain degree, their closest living relatives are actually cetaceans such as dolphins and whales.

2. Hippos spend most of their daytime in lakes and rivers to keep cool. They also sweat an oily red liquid to protect themselves from being sun burned.

3. Hippos might look sturdy and slow, but they’re one of the most dangerous animals in Africa.

4. Hippos play an important role in ecology. All the mud stirring from roaming in the river and the dung they drop in the water are actually beneficial to the fish population.

5. When hippos sleep underwater, they still resurface every three to five minutes to breathe without waking up.

6. Hippos are territorial in water. They can be very aggressive when protecting their own area. They also mate and give birth in water.

7. Although they spend hours in water, hippos can’t really swim. Instead, they run along the river bottom.

8. Although they are enormous, they are mostly herbivorous and can consume 68 kg of grass every night. But considering their huge size, this is not really a big amount of food.

For More Information: Hippopotamus

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Coffee House Friday

Happy Valentines Day!

Any plans? Date night? Pizza and netflix?

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Throwback Thursday: I’ve Always Had a Fondness for France by Paula Cas

Link to Archive

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Annihilation: Last Chance

Last Warning!

When Hurricane Season was published during Advent, it became the replacement for Annihilation.   On March 1st, all mentions of this story will be deleted from the blog.

So if you haven’t got the copy go to this Post.  It’s the only place you’re going to get it.

And then on March 1st – it’s annihilated *hehe pun totally intended*

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Sylum Charity: LGBT Center LA

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond.

Today the Center’s nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.

Despite our size, scope, and determination to meet the growing demand for our services, we remain a lean, fiscally disciplined organization, earning a four-star Charity Navigator rating for six consecutive years.

We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world, a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

For More Information: Los Angeles LGBT Center

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Reminder: New Sylum Security Group

Sylum Security Reminder

As a reminder we’re moving the Security List to a new list.  If you missed the State of the Clan, we’re doing this because Yahoo is an asshole.

In the original security group we had it arranged that an email would go out once a month as a reminder of the password.  Considering they deleted all the files, we figured this would change.  Shockingly, Yahoo fucked that up.  On the 1st of January, Yahoo sent out that email.  Problem:  I can’t change, delete, or do anything with it!  There is no file to change, no section in the control panel to change what goes out, and they is no support from yahoo.  Great job there Yahoo.  Which leads to a major problem, when we change the password, once a month an email would go out with the wrong information.

Because of this we came with a new system, that is based on the old.  Sadly, Yahoo is one of the only systems that has a ‘mailing service’ that is basic and free.  Mailing Lists, are clumsy and can be expensive.  While other groups have restrictions on adult content.  And we’re not going password free, due to the nature of our content.

So we’ve built a new Security Group, through Yahoo.  It works just like the old one, you sign up and you get the password.  If you are on the old group you WILL have to join this one to get the new password.  And yes it is a NEW password.

The old group and password will be deleted March 1st.  So you have about 2 weeks to transfer over.  I’ll be sending out reminders on the blog and the old security group.

All links on the blog, plus the one on the new Front Page of the website have been updated to reflect this change.

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Sylum Inspiration: Tongilius

Council: Member


Tongilius came from a wealthy connected family.   He was groomed for politics, and in time he found himself following the words and actions of Lucius Sergius Catilina.

It was rumored they had become lovers, but it was never proven.

Tongilius believed in Catilina and followed him all the way into battle and death.

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Spring Fling 2020: Last day to Sign Up

Spring Fling 2020

Last day to sign up!

What do you need to do to participate?

You will need to sign up and state what your interested in doing

How do I sign up?

There are two ways to sign up!

– Email: sylumclan@yahoo.com – put SPRING FLING in Subject and let us know what your interested in doing

– Reply to this Post: Just reply with what your interested in doing and contact info for us to get a hold of you.

Sign Ups close February 9th.  If we do not get your request, by the 9th it will not be included.

Is there a deadline of when the Art/Video/Fanmix needs to be Finished?


– Posts will be made through out March and April on the blog for participants can check in.

– All art/videos/fanmixs will need to finished and emailed to (sylumclan@yahoo.com) by April 15th.  For those who have drawn something for Spring Fling – please scan to jpg and send via email.

I have questions?

– Drop a reply to this post with a “FLAIL” *HELP” with contact info and we’ll get back to you.

– Email: sylumclan@yahoo.com

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Sylum Trivia: February 2020

Question: What birds came to Nico during the Hurricane?

Please answer below the line!

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Coffee House Friday

Sylum's Coffee House Image

Favorite play? Musical? Ballet?

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Throwback Thursday: Galileo/Cesare by Gil Grissom

Link to Gil Art Page: Wallpaper – Mates

*Reminder – you can leave likes and comments on Art/Music Pgs*

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Shower With a Friend Day

I’m not quite sure what to say about this day … so instead wrote a small Sylum Snippet

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Homemade Soup Day

So who’s got some good soup recipes?

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