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I’m sure people have questions about Sylum: Characters, Storyline, Creative Process, The Writers, and Bob.

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246 Comments

  1. tabeamoidin

    In honor of the re-posting of Family, I was going to go back and re-read the first two arcs and it reminded me of a question. Is Annihilation going to be next on the re-posting (with new canon adjustments)?

    1. Bj Jones

      Annihilation is next for reworking – probably be reported late this year or early next…

      It’s region to find the balance between continue working on new a m d go back to old.

      Family was needed for Evolution – so was done first

    1. Bj Jones

      It’s not in Archive – it was part of the Sylum Advent – go to tags and either click Creative Consultant: Timothy Quinn or click on Sylum Advent – it will pull up post for Demons/Angels on bottom of post is link click it leads to Advent Stories the first story is Demons/Angels

  2. LadyComet

    I was just wondering what the backstory is for the character of Cassie. All I can remember is that it is mentioned that Nick saved her. And in the repost of family it says that she was lost and Nick found her. But I don’t remember reading an origin story for her. Also, I’m confused on which fandom she comes from. Is she the Cassie from Stargate or was there a Cassie in CSI? And finally how old is she supposed to be, I always imagine her as being about 12 but I’m not sure the stories ever say.

    1. Bj Jones

      Cassie is from an episode of CSI – her family ran a medial majariuna farm – they were killed but she was missing. Nick had refused to give up on her, and in the end found her just in time. Her story is inside Annihilation and as that is being reworked – it’s not well known. Lara and Indy adopt her at the request of Nick, since he couldn’t at the time working as a CSI and in a relationship with Warrick. So she lives and goes to school in New Orleans, and as much as she loves Lara and Indy – she has a very special bond with Nick.

      In Family she’s 9

      Hope that helps.

      1. It is a show where they talk about and review cars. The Stig is their driver for testing on their home track. He wears a white racing suit with matching full face helmet. You never actually see his face. Netflix has a lot of the previous seasons.

    1. Bj Jones

      First off welcome to Sylum 😀

      Family Re-Post – go to Categories: Sylum Stories: Family Arc – it will pull up all the posts for each chapter or you can click on the tag: Sylum Arc: Family

      For other stories go to the Sylum Wiki – click on Sylum Story Listings – there is a list of all Sylum Stories that are posted on the Archive. And it will show you where they fall w/in the Timeline before, during, between and after the published Arcs.

      If you have any other questions feel free to reply back to this post – will help anyway I can

        1. Bj Jones

          Clan war is the first – which is finished fully

          Annihilation is the second – which is scheduled to be updated and reworked – the story can still be read but some moments/characters/pairings will not match wiki or other storyline

          Family is the third – which had just got re-posted to the blog

          Evoluton is the fourth – which will be posted for the first time mod may

          That help??

    1. Bj Jones

      Stories that were posted for Advent will make there way to the Archive – when it does the post will be labeled ‘Archived’ and an announcement will be made when stories are Archived

      Rider on a white horse is still in early stages of development at the moment.

  3. Susan Crago

    I am trying to log in to see the Evolution trailer. I have the roman one, but its asking for my password and is not accepting what I think it is. Can you help?

  4. Skrållan

    So I had a question, for some silly reason I watched documentary on the tsunami of 2004 in Asia and was just wondering if any of the clans lost any members to it? (that is what you end up thinking of while obsessing on Sylum while waiting for new chapters of evolution :D)

    1. Bj Jones

      Since there isn’t a strong clan presence in all of Asia – Shogun is in Upper Japan – the likely of losing Clan Members is minimal. And a Vampire has the ability to survive a Tsunami.

      Chosen Ones – they probably would have lost.

      We try incorporate real world events into the storylines. As we develop more of Shogun and that area, its likely these events will show up.

  5. Kathi

    I wanted to thank you for broadening my horizons. Through your stories, looking for background on characters, I have found a lot of good movies and television shows that I now enjoy.

    Also I was wondering if you’ve thought about the movie ‘The Expendables’? I think they would make some kick-ass hunters.

    1. Bj Jones

      Your Welcome!!

      I’m glad you’re enjoying the series…

      As for Expendables you can pretty much find the cast all over the clans in variety of ways. Those who aren’t are likely to show up in the future 😀

  6. nyx_girl

    Hi got a question on Jeffrey Dean Morgan, he is portrait in the series with characters like John Winchester, Clay, The Comedian and Isaac Evans among others, how do the Winchesters fit the family tree?

    I loved the series, awesome world you build with so many possibilities!

    I also wondered will “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” make an appearance on sylum’s universe?

    1. Bj Jones

      Some of how they are all connected will come out in storyline…

      But a few connections I can point out – the line goes back to Winceslcas … and splits Europe/American – via Clay (Europe) and Paul Bunyon (US).

      In Isaac’s bio its states his brother is Edward Blake Morgan (aka Comedian).

      And in John’s bio – it states he doesn’t know who his father is (we did not take all aspects of John’s bio from SPN)

      As for Hansel/Gretel – we actually have a Hansel and Gretel they are in Weisheit Kin Clan.

      And the two actors in the movie are already Hunters in other Clans – William Brandenstein and Tamina.

      So no we won’t be bringing in the movie per say.

      1. nyx_girl

        Thank you for the answers, keeping with the family trees in this ‘verse is hard!
        They are usually connected if not by blood them by their past lives, I love it.

  7. Hi, where i can find info about bobby singer is dean’s father?? and the story about the macmanus, specially their father??

    Also, in Roads, williiam lennox has dreams about his past life. Is there any story about it?

    Thanks ^^

    1. Bj Jones

      The MacManus storyline is still being written and hasn’t come out yet.

      As for Bobby – he’s not Dean’s biological father… Dean has the soul of Bobby’s son who died during the Civil War – this will come out in a series of Winchester stories – hopefully for Advent.

      No stories on his past lifes… you can get more history and some information of Lennox in – How to Raise an American Soldier – which is in the Archive.

    1. Bj Jones

      Demons and Angels – doesn’t have a Sylum Soundtrack – the best thing to do is just to get Angels and Demons Score by Hans Zimmer.

      Roads doesn’t at this time… but graphic gecko is roaming around. Now it does have a song that inspired the title and a video is in the process. Roads Untraveled by Linkin Park.

  8. murgy31

    I am not positive this is where I leave this…. I had a question about Mac and Danny…. is their story explained in Annihilation or someplace else, and if so where? Thanks~

    1. Bj Jones

      There’s a story in the archive under Sylum Side Stories – Between Clan War and Annihilation … Labeled Consent and Hunters (I think) by Bj Jones…

      This will explain Danny – Macs Turning is in Annihilation which is being reworked

      Hope that helps

    1. Bj Jones

      Hannibal King played by Ryan Reynolds – should find him at the Sylum wiki … Link is on the left handside panel.

      I usually tell people to keep the wiki open to find characters bios to get feel for and see their image

    1. Bj Jones

      Advent stories are still on the ‘events page’ – go to the Tags and click Sylum: Advent – click on it … On any of tr fic post click the link and it will lead you to all the stories that were for Advent

    1. Bj Jones

      This is last years Seven Days? Yeah the pic spams were taken down months ago – it takes a lot of space up and we were prepping for Advent, Family then Evolution.

      I would snag the Advent ones ASAP. We’ll be making sure to make announcements via blog when Pic Spams will be removed from here on out.

      Thanks.

  9. TT

    Hello,

    I was watching empire records and I was interested in rereading the stories about Lucas and they other vampires seeing him on the news and the story about him being turned but I could not find them in the archive. Do you know where I can find these stories?

    Thanks!
    TT

  10. kathic2010

    I know Race and Demons and Angels are must reads to understand things in Family and Evolution but are there others that you would consider in the same category? Not that I don’t enjoy them all but what would you say are must reads?

  11. I’m reading the Dan Brown’s new book “Inferno” and i want to ask, will be there a must read new story about the Lealta Kin clan’s members, specially Robert Langdon, Da Vinci, Michaelangelo… Sometimes I think where is Olivetti saving the day? Dante Alighieri is a Vampire and/or Illuminati??

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Tim is reading Inferno so we’ll have to see what Evil Bob 2 does with it.

      As for Ernesto – he’s already got himself another major story… he’s sneaky that way.

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      The stories at listed by timeline – in the Archive they have the characters in the story listed.

      Any particular characters – I could point you in the right direction

  12. Where I can find info about:

    a) Ezio Auditore da Firenze, because i don’t know him? Is He a character in a Game, Book, Tv serie, movie???

    b) Romulus and Remus… I know the basic, what teach me in school but more than that…

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Ezio is from the video game series Assassins Creed – there is a series of books by Oliver Bowden that is bass off the game

      For Remus/Romulus – Sylum wise still being worked on but to get a good idea on early Roman history – myth of Rome – etc

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      See if this works. Put your mouse over your icon – it should pop up and state Gavatars or something similar – click will ask you to make an account.

      If this doesn’t work or you can’t click on the icon – it could be because the account you have though is subscribed to his blog – is not an actual wordpress account.

      Let me know what happens and we’ll see what we can do.

        1. Nicolaus Meridius

          That means you would need a wordpress account. Since this blog is hosted on a private server not wordpress – I can get most of the features but some still want that ‘wordpress’ account.

          You can make an account and hook it up to this one (I’m not quite sure how but can look into it – though that maybe tomorrow) Sorry 🙁 I’m still learning how this all works.

          1. Nicolaus Meridius

            I’m noticing that the ones who have images – have wordpress accounts.

            Or they sign in using facebook, twitter…..

            I’ll get it all figured out in time 😀

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Tim Quinn has a lot of stories of Nick/Warrick.

      But at this time all of Nick/Warrick’s stories are integrated in other major stories – like the Arcs, the Pirate stories etc…

          1. Nicolaus Meridius

            I’ve gotten used to comments/emails/questions from variety of times – just don’t always get to them as quickly 😀

            Though may poke you for info in your side of the woods – when get to working on some Integridad’s landscape

  13. Sheryl Vahle

    I wanted to know who is the right person to notify that there is a bad link on the Sylum Clan Story Index. Specifically Gil Grissom’s Of Bondings and Revelations actually goes to On the Shores of Cape Sounion. And On the Shores of Cape Sounion goes there also.

    Sheryl

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Storylines have adjusted and changed since the early years of Sylum, when things were just starting out.

      Very likely there will be little storyline developing past Family that deals with Ryan or Calleigh – accept for the mention here and there about old friends/chosen ones.

  14. beth

    I’ve got a question but first I just want to say that I love the sylum clan stories, and now my question one of the stories that I’m reading is called Vacation Blues and its by Rayne, it shows that it hasn’t been update since 2008 , I was wondering and hoping if you can tell me is he or she still writing it and if and when they might update it. If you can’t answer it thinks for the help anyway and keep up the great work.

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      I’m sorry to say that the author isn’t with Sylum anymore and that story will not be updated. It’s also considered non-canon and not part of the main universe

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      The first intro to Sam/Dean is Family, then more of their story is in Evolution.

      The only stand alone story is Carry On My Wayward Son – this was an Advent story.

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Not very much actually. If something really pops up that makes you go (*what*) then come back here and ask away. But overall there’s a reason why it’s being overhauled 😀

      1. sneakylebeak

        Yes! Yes! Yes! I yearn for that story every time there is a passing mention of how guilty Nick feels about it.

        Thanks!

        And p.s. Sylum rocks! Thanks for sharing your vision with us!

  15. chimera01

    I admit that it has been a long time since I’ve read the story arcs, but I’m curious about the Advent this year. It looks like Brass is now Thomas’ mate, and Grissom is going to be a thorn for Nico for a long time. I Sara going to be a constant problem as well? I wonder because she was an annoyance of mine when I watched CSI long ago (I haven’t watched since Peterson left the show). In any case, I’m enjoying Advent, and now I want to re-read all the Arcs, from beginning to end, in order of relevance. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      What your seeing in Advent with the Anthology – is the changes made in the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Arcs.

      When the Special Edition Clan War and Annihilation come out during 2015 … you’ll see how Anthology all fits into it.

      Think of these now as a sneak peak 🙂

  16. Happy New Year

    = Will there be any more stories or mentions of Xander Harris & Elliot Stabler with their developing relationship, meeting Elliot kids/friends & the threat of Livia?

    = Do Kevin Lynch & Xander Harris know about each other? if not, will they meet & get along? Thank You

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Stories for Elliot/Xander are on the to do list … they haven’t been forgotten.

      As for Kevin Lynch that is still in discussion on what to do with him, or if we even bring him in.

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      When we started on Annihilation – it was realized we had to go back to the beginning. So re-work (10th Anniversary of Clan War) had to come first. That is coming out this year – right after it Annihilation.

      No there isn’t any place to read it – mainly because the problems with it was so bad – it was actually worse to have it up. To be honest there is nothing you’ll miss by going from Clan War to Family. If there is something that makes you go – wait what? You can always ask here and we’ll answer..

        1. Nicolaus Meridius

          Clan War posting will start soon and work through Advent – after that Annihilation. Seriously though your not missing anything from Annihilation – if you have questions about storyline feel free to ask 🙂

  17. Michelle P

    OMG yes! Just found it and I love the updated version with just a brief look. Will probably read the old one just to give me a nice long read but looking forward to the revised arcs even more now 🙂

  18. Kathie

    I really love reading Annihilation. Lots of action and a lot of clan members involved. Are you planning this as a separate arc again, or is it all being meshed into one giant story with Clan War, Family and Evolution? I keep reading this over and over and I still love it. Thanks.

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Annihilation – will be a seperate arc. Though I admit for a while there was much discussion on moving things around. As we’re getting to the end of Clan War reworks – Annihilation is starting to pull together in a much better way than it had before. It will still have lots of action and intro to even more characters!

      1. Kathie

        Thanks. I enjoyed seeing more of Tony acting as the Second in Command and warrior he is. A warrior that old has to have some skills. I also love how the ‘younger’ Mates are so over protective of their older Mate. Thanks again.

  19. Kathie

    It’s been mentioned several places that after Warren was killed Nick went on a rampage. Did he travel with Tony, Speed, Thomas and Gabriel mostly? Or was it different people at different times?

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Im not sure I fully understand the question – are you asking if the four were with him during the rampage?? Or if throughout the years he’s traveled with them mostly or with others?

    2. Nicolaus Meridius

      So thinking about this last night into morning – figured can answer both questions 🙂

      When Nico looses Warren yeah he doesn’t take it very well – Thomas, Timothy and Tony are with him during this time. Afterwards hes taken to Arthur, when Gabriel shows up and they go on a Hunt for Dracula – Thomas goes with them. They leave behind Timothy and Tony.

      Now for normal travel. NIco travels all around before he finds Tony in the 1100’s. He’s traveled with Arthur, Frank Hopkins, Gabriel, others etc. Once he gets Tony – he travels with him and Robin for a while. Robin settles in England, and in 1300’s the get Speed – by then he’s traveling mostly with his kids. When Thomas is Turned he doesn’t leave his Sire’s side no matter what. Even during the time after Warren’s death – Thomas is still with Nico – even though he disappears for a while. After he comes back – he is usually with his kids and later Warrick. There are still moments he takes cares of things w/out kids or Mate … though sneaky past Thomas is the hardest.

  20. Kathie

    Thank you for both answers. 🙂 I had a hunch, of course right after a posted the question, that it was various people at various times. Getting a lot of history from the CSI:Anthology. I could have sworn I read them before, but I must have missed a couple. Loving them as much as the story arcs. Thanks again.

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Glad you’re enjoying the Anthology – it gave us the opportunity to get some history out. There will be a Volume 2 for the Anthology that will set between Clan War and Annihilation … to set up more history and info.

  21. beth

    I’ve got 2 questions ,hope you can help. I’m trying to find the story where dean Winchester becomes a vampire, and is there going to be more stories about why Imhotep’s so interested in Dean ?

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Dean’s story is inside the Family Arc which is in the Sylum Archive.

      Yes – there is going to be more story of Imhotep’s interest in Dean. He’ll be facing the guy a few times over a series of stories.

  22. Kimberley

    I hope this isn’t a silly question, but are the side stories canon? I was trying to re-read in chronological order and got confused about Balthazar. ‘Carry on my Wayward Son’ takes place between Family and Evolution, but in ‘Carry On…’, Balthazar is dusted and in Evolution he seems to still be out there. Is he still a threat?
    Regardless of his status, I absolutely love this world you’ve created! I started reading it years ago and every time I come back to it, I feel like I’m visiting family. Words can’t express how much that means. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your considerable talents with us!

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      While writing Carry On … The bunny took off ending with Balthzars death – so that is canon but of course it means going to adjust evolution- I haven’t done it yet I’m waiting till we finish the adjustments on clan war and annihilation to do one big edit :).

      Thank you for reading and your comments 🙂

      1. Kimberley

        Thank you! That makes perfect sense 🙂 I honestly don’t know how y’all can keep everything straight. It must be a monumental task! But it’s one that’s greatly appreciated. 🙂

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      I wasn’t sure if this got deleted by mistake or purpose … but figured answer just in case.

      I’m not sure what show you’re referring to but we can take a look at it, and see if characters would work

      *makes notes*

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      I’m not sure where the idea came that Ernesto has thing for ‘speed’ yes he drives like lunatic but thats normal for Rome 🙂 Besides he would be more Formula One than street racing.

      1. Lynn

        Was a mix of his driving, his reaction to Speed having a Ducati, and the trip to Disneyland that made it seem that way for me. 🙂 …. If not Border, I could see Stark offering to let Ernesto drive a race car, if only to see the reactions of Kiernan, Nick, and the Pope.

        1. Nicolaus Meridius

          I can see where the idea came from 🙂

          Ernesto is very Italian. His tastes will lie towards, Ferrari, Lamborghini, the Ducati. More interested in Formula One, than stock cars or street racing.

          We do have a story int he works where he gets to meet James Hunt and Alfredo ‘Dino’ Ferrari, and get to drive a Formula One race car.

          As for meeting ‘crazies’ in other Clans … there is a major storyline for the future that it’s not Ernesto who goes on a world tour, but the Pope… *evil cackle*

  23. kerrie lane

    In Call To Arms there is mentioned of a break in at The Manor; “horrifying incident with the crazed stalker who had killed their last dogs and run amok in their rooms only to be found naked in their bed and begging for sex” was this part of an Arc and I just missed it? Thank you.

  24. Moreithel

    I’m trying to catch up with all the stories and I was wondering if I could download them in epub (or in another ebook format)? I really want them to carry on my ereader to work :3
    Thank you all for this amazing site!

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Unfortunately we don’t have them in epub … yet – its on my list of things to do 🙂 but if you can save the stories via PDF off the archive you can convert them to epub for your reader

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Annihilation is basically no more … the storyline wasn’t going to work so its been fully scrapped – skip right over it as it doesn’t exist the only thing out of you need to know – Mac was shot by Sonny and Turned by Danny (literally that’s about all you need to know).

  25. Bethany Murgatroyd

    Hi There~

    It has been awhile since I have commented here, but I used to under the name Gregory House. I am so happy to be back in Sylum again. So I reread an old version of Clan war a while ago, but I am going to reread the new one now and then family. If you are scrapping the second story is there a chance that characters that died in Clan War might survive?

  26. Bethany Murgatroyd

    Hello- I have a quick question about Steve and Danny from Hawaii 5-O. I thought I read an advent story about 2010 Steve and Danny from Hawaii five o, but now I can’t find it. Am I remembering incorrectly?

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      The H5-0 stories are in the old archive (link can be found in the menu bar on the blog). These stories are now Non-Canon and will not be transferred to the new archive. If you want them I suggest downloading them now, as once we finish moving everything we’ll be deleting the old archive.

          1. Bethany Murgatroyd

            Thank you so much! It has been so long since I visited Sylum on a regular basis that I didn’t realize. Are there plans to include Hawaii Five-O in the new canon of Sylum?

  27. speed1331

    I have recently started to reread the entire series since there have been many changes with the rewrites. I’ve finished Clan War 10th anniversary, Hell week, and Hurricane season. Ive started on Demons and Angels and I see a lot of things with Ellis’s story line has changed. Has To Race Through Dark Places been rewritten?

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Race is in the que for editing. It will have the same storyline, and after affects, just needs adjusting with the new threads. Family and Evolution are at the moment being edited.

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      Actually I had plans for chapter 3 to be done this year – hahahahaha. Well 2020 got in the way and it got put on the shelf. I’m hoping to look at it next year along with the other stories had plan to work on. Chapter three will deal with John and Gabriel’s Bonding.

    1. Nicolaus Meridius

      No problem. 2020 has been a year. *shifty look* Give you the quick rundown. Family & Evolution are still on the old archive (which you can access from the drop down menu Sylum Information – Again I had plans to edit Family this year but that got put on hold. So goal is next year to have Family and maybe *crosses self* also Evolution. But you can still read the old version .. it’s a bit out of sync, but the main concept is the same.

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