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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National Coffee Day

Do not let the bunny into the coffee!!

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Sylum Inspiration: Nakano Takeko

Shogun: Hunter

 

Nakano, born in Edo, was the daughter of Nakano Heinai, an Aizu official. She was thoroughly trained in the martial and literary arts, and was adopted by her teacher Akaoka Daisuke. After working with her adoptive father as a martial arts instructor during the 1860s, Nakano entered Aizu for the first time in 1868.

During the Battle of Aizu, she fought with a naginata and was the leader of an ad hoc corps of female combatants who fought in the battle independently, as the senior Aizu retainers did not allow them to fight as an official part of the domain’s army. This unit was later retroactively called the Women’s Army (娘子隊 Jōshitai).

While leading a charge against Imperial Japanese Army troops of the Ōgaki Domain  she was fatally shot in the chest. Rather than let the enemy capture her head as a trophy, she asked her sister, Yūko, to cut it off and have it buried. It was taken to Hōkai Temple and buried under a pine tree.

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She had caught the attention of Katsumoto, and he had sent Lady Blossom to find more about the woman warrior.  Through their meeting, Nakano learned about Vampires. She became intrigued and soon sought out Blossom to discuss being Turned.

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Yom Kippur

Blessings to you and your family.

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Bunny Day

As far as Bob is concerned it’s his day.

He expect all tributes to be shipped to Sylum Manor.

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Afternoon Fic: The Dragon General (Part Ten)

Part One

Part Nine

Note: I’ve combine two small parts, which will lead to the Wedding Night! My computer is now packed so will see ya on the flip side.

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Coffee House Friday

It’s also Comic Book Day!

Do you read them? Collect? Which is your favorite?

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Throwback Thursday: Tranquility Among the Chaos by Paula Cas


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Afternoon Fic: The Dragon General (Part Nine)

Part One

Part Eight

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Sylum Top Ten: 15th Anniversary (14th Question)


Question: Top Ten favorite Odd Friendships.  Those characters that are friends that never should’ve been or any would think they would be.

Previous Questions

Remember the more answers you leave and the more who leave answers the better results we’ll get.

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Fall Equinox

Blessings to you and your family this Fall Equinox.

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Afternoon Fic: The Dragon General (Part Eight)


Part One

Part Seven

Note: You’re getting three parts this week! Shocking I know, mainly because the move is finally happening (don’t ask … just don’t) and my computer will be down.

Enjoy – see ya on the flip side.

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Sylum Inspiration: Niccolò Polo

Shogun: Member

Leaving Niccolò’s infant son Marco behind, Niccolò and Maffeo left Venice for Constantinople, where they resided for several years. The two brothers lived in the Venetian quarter of Constantinople, where they enjoyed diplomatic immunity, political chances and tax relief because of their country’s role in establishing the Latin Empire in the Fourth Crusade of 1204. However, the family judged the political situation of the city precarious, so they decided to transfer their business northeast to Soldaia, a city in Crimea, and left Constantinople in 1259 or 1260. Their decision proved wise. Constantinople was recaptured in 1261 by Michael Palaeologus, the ruler of the Empire of Nicaea, who promptly burned and razed the Venetian quarter and reestablished the Byzantine Empire. Captured Venetian citizens were blinded, while many of those who managed to escape perished aboard overloaded refugee ships fleeing to other Venetian colonies in the Aegean Sea.

While in Constantinople the two brothers were invited to Masyaf to hear the stories of Altaïr and Darim.

When Masyaf was attacked by Mongols and Altaïr ended up Turning Niccolò and then helped the explorers escape by using the Apple to fend off the attackers. He gave Niccolò some of his books and sent them to Lealta.

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Pepperoni Pizza Day

Ah Pizza!  Everyone has my permission to go get Pizza today!

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Afternoon Fic: The Dragon General (Part Seven)

Part One

Part Six

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Talk Like A Pirate Day

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! Aye!

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