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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Sylum Trivia: July 2020


Question: What are the two locations that Camelot Clan as called home?

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Sylum Inspiration: Draco

Camelot: War Counsel

 

Draco was born into a small Viking village, Draco doesn’t remember much of his childhood, just that he was named after the Dragons.

It was Draco the Dragon who plucked him out of the sea one day and tossed him onto the shores beneath Tintagel in order to save him from drowning when his boat sank.  The dragon symbol on his leather breastplate had piqued the actual Dragon’s attention.

He settled, albeit with some effort on everyone’s part, into life at Tintagel, discovering that there were some gaps in his memory that could only be put down to having suffered a head injury while in the water.  He always wondered why Galahad would run from him whenever he was around, but he felt compelled to approach Arthur about staying and becoming one of his Knights. He could not deny feeling a comradeship toward the King, and was valuable to the Clan as a fierce fighter and excellent swordsman.

Arthur told him to go talk to Severus and Galahad before he swore his loyalty.

Draco’s stubborn attitude finally got the two men alone, and he demanded to know what the problem was, only to then discover that he was their Mate.

He stood for a few moments, taking in that particular information, before turning and walking away.

In his mind there was only one person he could talk to about being a Vampire.  So he went into the Dragon’s lair and asked his namesake why he had saved him. The Dragon simply answered, that it was because he should be part of the Clan.

Draco made his way back up to Tintagel Castle, and found Galahad, promptly shoving him against the nearest wall and kissing him in front of everyone.

Severus rolled his eyes, grabbed the ‘kids’ and dragged them off to their rooms.

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Sylum Top Ten: 15th Anniversary Edition (9th Question)


Question: Of all the Characters in the Wiki (that don’t have stories written), which top ten characters would you like to see their stories written?

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

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Seven Days of Summer 2020: Napz

It’s been a long few months … napz now.

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Coffee House Friday

Sylum's Coffee House Image

Favorite playlist?  Do you have one?

Change it up daily?  Use specific ones for writing, gardening, cleaning etc?

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Throwback Thursday: How to Raise an American Soldier by Bj Jones


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Seven Days of Summer 2020: Reaction Post


And another Sylum Event has come to an end!

Please leave comments/feedback to the artists and writers for all their hard work.

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Seven Days of Summer 2020: Day Seven


Before you squee to hard! This is a small segment that has been added to showcase the transition between Hurricane Season and Family.

To be honest I had every intention of having the edits for Family finished by Advent … but 2020 happened and best laid plans fell by the wayside.  I’m still working on it, it’s just not going to be done this year, like a few other stories.

But here you go … the opening prologue for Family.

Title: Prologue – A Time For Every Matter Under Heaven

Author: Bj Jones

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Sylum Inspriation: Thracius Fulvius Severus

Camelot: Scientist

 

Thracius was the second son of a Senator. He did not have the patience for politics, and no head for the military life.

He was educated instead, in the art of medicine. His bedside manner left much desired, but his results were well appreciated.

Severus did not take to fools, and never had a problem saying as such, getting himself in to trouble on many occasions.

It was a Senator who introduced him to Imenand, following an enquiry about the doctor’s manner. Imenand, however, spoke up on behalf of the doctor, and took him in to have him work at the Council.

Within moments, Severus demanded to know what was really going on, berating Imenand that he was not to be treated as a common fool, whereupon he took the knowledge of Vampire existence in his stride, and continued to advance his skills as a doctor of medicine, learning everything he could from the Vampires, and how they healed themselves from the mere ingestion of blood.

Imenand eventually approached him about being Turned, and Severus just rolled his eyes, wondering why it had taken so long for anyone to ask.

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Seven Days of Summer 2020: Day Six (Part Two)


Aesthetic: Target Practice

Artist: Gil Grissom

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Seven Days of Summer 2020: Day Six


Title: Target Practice
Author: Gil Grissom
Pairing: Jason Doyle/James McCandles
Rating: PG
Summary: Jason goads James into engaging in some target practice.
Timeline: Mid-2000s. Not quite sure yet, as rewrites on stuff are commencing.

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Seven Days of Summer 2020: Day Five


Video: The Jedi Chronicles

Vidmaker: Bj Jones

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Seven Days of Summer 2020: Day Four (Part Two)


Aesthetic: Birthday Gift

Artist: Gil Grissom

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Seven Days of Summer 2020: Day Four


Title: Birthday Gift
Author: Gil Grissom
Pairing: Dom/Brian/Han
Rating: PG
Warning: Discussion of Child death and suicide.
Summary: Dom and Han’s surprise doesn’t go exactly how they expected, but it turned out to be what Brian needed.
Sylum Timeline: 2001

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Coffee House Friday

Sylum's Coffee House Image

Still play board games?

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