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 Top Ten: 15th Anniversary Edition (1st Question)

Sylum has been around now for 15 Years!  *shakes head*

We’ve decided to update our Top 10 Sylum Lists.

Figured this was a perfect time as we all could use some distractions.

We’ll calculate everyone’s answers and figure out the top 10.

So the more people who answer the better!

First One:  Name your favorite character that has been introduced in the past 5 years.

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Coffee House Friday

Sylum's Coffee House Image

Baseball season was supposed to start up – is there a team you’ve always supported?

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Throwback Thursday: Race Through Time by Bj Jones

Couldn’t showcase one twin with out the other!

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Sylum Vault: Still Open

As many of us are staying at home and limiting our social interaction.

We decided to keep the store open for a few more weeks.

So come on by and do some window shopping from the comfort of you couch!

Sylum Vault

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Spring Fling 2020: Last Check In

Last Day for Check In.

Hears screaming in the distance.

Oh wait that’s me.

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Sylum Inspiration: Michael Dundee

Oceania: Scientist

Michael Dundee has no idea who his father was. He was raised on the edge of town by his mother, who had been shipped to Australia because she was pregnant. She worked hard and he will always remember her smile.

She taught him to read and write. But mostly taught him to value himself and everyone. When she died, he set out to find where his place was in the world.

He traveled out to the Outback and found himself.

Dundee came back into town, and ended up meeting Max Cadbury. He liked the guy instantly, trusted him. Max returned the trust by letting him know about the truth of what he was and along with his companions.

It was this Michael knew he was destined for.

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Goof-Off Day

You all have my permission to goof off for the day!

For February’s Trivia Answer Tena asked for Horatio/Speed

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Sylum Trivia: March 2020 – Answer

Question: Name the Rugby Teams Darren Griffin and Ben Turner played for.


Darren: Leed Rhinos & Tasmanian Devils

Ben: Black Swans Jrs, The Black Swans & Tasmanian Devils

Bonus+ if you mentioned: University of Leeds for Ben

Bonus++ if you mentioned: Little Rhinos when they were younger

Bonus+++ if you mentioned: Australia and England when they played for the Tests

Winner: Kerrie Lane

We’re doing something different this year, the winner gets to pick a character and I’ll write a Sylum Snippet.

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Coffee House Friday

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As we’ve passed Spring Forward and the Spring Equinox … is it actually spring?

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Spring Equinox

Happy Spring Equinox

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Throwback Thursday: Hidden Assassin by Bj Jones

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Fun Post: Groundhog Day – Jeep

Yes! Yes, I know Groundhog Day was over a month ago, but this video deserves it’s own post.  If you haven’t seen the original movie – do it!  If you have you’ll understand why this is hilarious.

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Sylum Announcement

COVID-19 AKA: Coronavirus

I’m sure all of you have received many emails from a variety of sources about COVID-19.  This isn’t one of them, not really.

Many of us are either working from home, staying home (some mandated, others in early precaution stages), and keeping social contact to a minimum – we’re finding a lot of time on our hands.

Just know that we’re keeping up with our goals of having a post go out a day, so you should have something to look forward to.  Though I would love to take this time and focus more on Sylum I’m actually working from home :(.  Though napz have been had *don’t tell anyone*.

So while we’re curled up on our couches, watching Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, those favorite DVDs that never come out of the player or reading some new books that you always wanted to read or that old book just love to read all the time – this would be a good time to catch up on Sylum!  Read it all over again.  All of it!  Make sure notes/comments to the authors.

The Manor has survived many things in history, this is just one more thing to be added.

If you need to talk to someone, reach out on the blog to get a conversation going.

And guys.  Take care of yourself.  Wash your hands.  Stay safe.  Be kind.  We’re all in this together.

The General.

Aka – Bj Jones

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Sylum Inspiration: Kai

Oceania: Member

The little that is know about Kai, was learned from Marquis.

Kai comes from a long family line out of Germany (Dilios Note: My guess it started with a certain Roman General).  He ended up in France, and in jail with the Marquis de Sade.  He was rescued by Marquis and was told about Vampires and Mates.

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