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Final Day: Advent & Audition

Sylum Advent 2017: Last Day for Sign Ups!

Want to participate in a Sylum Event! This is your chance!

You can write a story!  Do fanart!  Build a fanmix!  Want to make a trailer or fanvid?  How about some Sylum Aesthetics?

It’s fun and exciting!

Signs Up ends tomorrow!  So sign up now!!  If interested reply to this post!


Debating if want to work on Sylum Advent?

How about adding a new character and working out a story, art, or fanmix for them!!

We’ve got some good suggestions, but there are only a day left to make some suggestions.

This is your final chance …

Sylum Character Audition: Final Call

Sylum Character Audition

We’re coming down to the last days for you to send in Character suggestions for Sylum.

We don’t do this too often, so this is a good opportunity to suggest some new characters!

We have got some great suggestions:

Roland Deschain: The Dark Tower


Louise Massart & Henriette: Mystère à la Tour Eiffel


Luis the Camões

Ching Shih

Bass Reeves

We’re still looking for images for to represent these Historical Characters


And then these two snuck in ….

… but not quite the way you think


We’re still taking auditions so … Fill out the form below with character name, clan, position, and relevant links/info.

You can still send potential characters up to <strong>August 30th</strong>.

If we have further questions we’ll email you directly.



Coffee House Friday: Audition Friday

So lets discuss Sylum for this Coffee House Friday.

We put out a call for auditions for Sylum Characters a few weeks ago, and we’ve got a few suggestions and we’re looking for more!

The goal for this year is the addition of more Woman and People of Color Characters.  They can be from fandom, historical, even mythology.  But we really want to increase the amount of woman characters and fill out more of Medjai, Ghost/Darkness, Shogun, Sanguen & Kin Clans.

Fill out the form below with character name, clan, position, and relevant links/info.

We’re taking auditions up to August 30th.

If we have further questions we’ll email you directly.

Auditions: Sylum Characters

As Belt has been appointed Emissary to find new Sylum Characters, he’s set out to do auditions!

We do these call outs every couple of years, to see what fandoms, characters – people would be interested in adding to Sylum.

We’re looking this time around for more diverse and woman characters.

Note: Please don’t suggest Black Sails (we’ve heard it was great but I’m dealing with enough pirates!)

Do not just reply with – Ohhh ‘so and so from such and such’ would be awesome!  We need more information than that.

So fill out the below form, with the relevant information.

We’ll be reposting this a few times over the next few weeks.

Deadline for adding characters to the Audition: August 30th

Character Introduction: Eduard Cheirmine


Ehre/Weisheit: Hunter


Name: Eduard Cheirmine

Turn Date: 1316 AD

Sire: Imenand

Mate: Philipe Cheirmine


Philipe and Eduard were Fraternal twins left at the Von Trapps doorstep when they were barely six months old.

The two were always inseparable and did everything together. Georg had made sure they were educated and well trained in sword fighting. Though Eduard took the sword fighting like a Master.

It was Georg who first noticed something was wrong, when Philipe collapsed in the middle of a training session. He called the local doctor who couldn’t figure what was wrong with him, but the fact his blood was weak.

Taking him and Eduard to the Council, Plato informed them that both brothers were very sick, and it was a blood disease he had seen before but didn’t know how to fix. (Dilios Note: Plato looked back at his notes and realized both Cheirmine brothers had leukemia).

Imenand sat down with both of them, asked them if they thought about being Turned.


Image: Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ


Character Introduction: Pedro of Aragon



Name: Pedro of Aragon

Turn Date:  930 AD

Sire: Azeem

Mate: Abd-ar-Rahman III


Pedro Of Aragorn was born in privilege. His father owned land, and held favor in court Abdullah. When his grandson Abd-ar-Rahman III was appointed as his success Pedro continued the family relationship.

Pedro ended up meeting Azeem, who had been traveling to one of the Universities. He stayed at the household, the two talking for hours about the world. He took Azeem to meet Abd-ar-Rahman, and in time thought nothing of it.

Months later he was approached again by Azeem, who explained about Vampires. First stating he had Turned Rahman, seeing a man who could do good in future time, especially with his more open mindedness.

Then he explained about Mates and that Rahman though Pedro to be his. Pedro took time to think things through, and asked many questions before agreeing to be Turned.


Image: Denzel Washington

Sylum Characters: Last Chance


As we’re dwindling down to the last bios for the new improved wiki … lets not even discuss the amount of work this has been or the time it has consumed!!

I put out the call a few weeks ago and here is your last chance.

We’re taking suggestions for characters … before you hit the keyboard – we’re already looking at Nick Grimm as many many many many did I mention many of you asked/commented about him.

Please Read: Sylum Characters – before suggesting anyone just to make sure you’re not asking for characters that well not be considered.

One last thing:  Do not just give us a name from a show.  That doesn’t help.  If your serious about a character – give us information along with the name. The more information the better chances.

If do not want to reply to this post – you can send your idea to  – please label email: Sylum Character.

Character Introduction: Romeo Montague


Passion: Legal Advisor


Name: Romeo Montague

Turn Date: 1575 AD

Sire: Lucius Malfoy

Mate: Juliet Montague


Romeo made the mistake of falling for the wrong girl. His family house refused to allow them to marry a bitter rivalry still playing out.

He was set out to run off with Juliet when one of her brothers decided to take matters into his own hands.

As Romeo lay dying he was surprised to his father’s lawyer standing over him, asking if he truly wanted his Juliet.


Image: Leonardo DiCaprio


Character Introduction: Kurt Wallander


Mod: Second-in-Command


Name: Kurt Wallander

Turn Date: 1531 AD

Sire: Hamlet

Mate: Horatio


Kurt was not the son his father wanted, he didn’t follow in his footsteps, instead set out his own path as a soldier. He ended up ‘policing’ the area and finding those who committed crimes against the village.

His wife died in childbirth with their only child, the child died not soon after. He never remarried and had a reputation of living outside the ‘society’.

It was Hamlet who found him. Having been shocked by a letter from his old friend Horatio, that a descendant in the family had survived.

When Hamlet gave him an option to do something with his life, he took it.


Image: Kenneth Brannagh

Character Introduction: Leo Demidov


сила: Hunter


Name: Leo Demidov

Turn Date: 1955 AD

Sire: Yevgeniy Onegin

Mate: Raisa Demidov


Leo Demidov is a World War II Hero and works for the Ministry of State Security (MGB). When he uncovers a strange and brutal series of child murders, MGB refuses to acknowledge the deaths as murders, however, because Soviet doctrine states that only capitalism creates serial killers. The son of Leo’s partner is murdered by the serial killer, and during Leo’s investigation, his wife, Raisa, is accused of being disloyal to the state. Leo suspects that his amoral and ambitious enemy in the MGB, Vasili Nikitin, is behind the charges. Leo refuses to support the accusation, and he is forced to take a demeaning militia position in the town of Volsk. Raisa accompanies him and must work as a janitor.

In Volsk Leo meets his new commander, General Nesterov. Meanwhile, Vasili calls Raisa and attempts to persuade her to leave Leo and join him in Moscow. When she refuses, Vasili orders a local MGB man to abuse her. Raisa later admits to Leo that she only agreed to marry him because she feared what would happen to her if she refused a high-ranking member of state security.

More child murder victims are discovered in Volsk, and after Leo tells Raisa that he suspects a serial killer, she decides to help his investigation. Together they convince Nesterov and his wife, Seleyse, that the deaths must be investigated as serial murder. Further investigation reveals that the killer has claimed at least 44 victims and that he is traveling the rail lines to find his targets.

Leo and Raisa travel in secret to Moscow to interview a woman who reported seeing the killer. The interview does not bear fruit, however, and to escape possible pursuit by the MGB, they seek out Raisa’s former colleague. During the meeting Raisa discovers that the colleague is an informer planning to turn them in to the MGB, and Leo kills him. Leo tells Raisa that she can leave him if she wishes, but she says that she wants to stay with him.

Leo and Raisa return to Volsk, but there they discover that Vasili and his men have pursued them for killing the informer. They are arrested and interrogated, then put on a train to a work camp. During the train ride, they are attacked by killers at the order of Vasili; after killing their assailants, Leo and Raisa jump off the train. They trek to Rostov, where the highest concentration of the serial killer’s victims has been found; they reason that the killer must work close to the rail yards there.

In the Rostov tractor factory, Leo identifies the killer by cross-referencing worker travel with the location and date of the murders. Leo and Raisa corner the killer, who surrenders to them. However, the killer is suddenly shot in the head by Vassili, who has followed Leo and Raisa. Vassili tries to execute them, but after a vicious struggle, they kill Vassili. Leo cleverly tells the MGB agents who arrive that the serial killer killed Vassili and that he then shot the killer. Because the serial killer was a POW in German camps, the MGB is able to explain away his actions as those of a Nazi agent.

Leo is reinstated in Moscow. Despite being offered a promising political position, he instead asks to create and lead a homicide division in Moscow. Leo and Raisa adopt 2 girls who were orphaned by Vassili.

Not soon after he was settled Leo was approached by Yevgeniy Onegin, who wanted to offer him another position. Leo questioned what Yevgeniy wanted, and when the man sat him down and explained all that he was to offer. He took the chance.


Image: Tom Hardy

Character Introduction: Carl Casper


Sylum: Member


Name: Carl Casper

Turn Date: 2015 AD

Sire: Happy Hogan

Mate: Inez Casper


Miami-born Carl Casper is the head chef of Gauloise in Brentwood, California. While popular with his kitchen staff and hostess Molly, the restaurant owner Riva wants Carl to stick to tired “classics” rather than innovative dishes. Carl has a strained relationship with his tech-savvy preteen son Percy and wife Inez (the two are in a trial separation).

When Carl has a chance to prove his talents during a visit from prestigious critic and blogger Ramsey Michel, Riva demands that he to stick with old favorites at the last minute, causing Carl to concede, leading to a scathing review. On Twitter, Carl insults Ramsey, not realizing that his reply is public, and gains a large Twitter following. Carl comes up with an inspirational new menu that his staff loves and invites Ramsey to a “rematch”. After a confrontation with Riva, Carl walks out, quitting. At home, he prepares the menu he wanted to serve to Ramsey, goes to the restaurant, and angrily berates Ramsey.

Videos featuring Carl’s meltdown go viral, and his professional credibility evaporates. Molly and Inez encourage him to run a food truck. He accepts Inez’s invitation to Miami, where he spends some quality time with Percy and rediscovers his love for Cuban cuisine. Inez’s father offers him a dilapidated food truck, and Carl reluctantly accepts. He and Percy bond while restoring the truck and buying groceries and Carl buys him a chef’s knife. Martin, his friend from Gauloise, turns down his restaurant promotion to work with Carl, who has become an exuberant and passionate chef again.

The three drive the food truck across the country back to Los Angeles, serving top-quality Cuban sandwiches and yuca fries. Percy finds ways to promote the food truck on social media websites, and the truck becomes successful in New Orleans.

It was while in New Orleans he finds out there is more to life than food.

He’s invited along with Gaullist and Percy, to Sylum Manor. It’s where he meets Nico Meridius, who wanted him to train his kitchen staff how to make the proper Cuban Sandwich. He also sits him down and explains a situation that Carl has now found him in.

It would seem his father had an affair with another woman, and had another son. None of this shocked Carl. His brother though is Happy Hogan, the bodyguard to Tony Stark. And now that Carl is ‘famous’ it wouldn’t be surprised that Stane or others would use him to get to Happy.

Carl overwhelmed with the situation asks to see Happy.

The two are surprised at how much they look alike. They sit down for a long time to discuss everything.

In the end Carl decides to be Turned.


Note:  As the new wiki is being built (almost there…almost there) bios of Characters are inputted who’ve been Turned up to 2015.  So you’ll see some new characters that will impact storyline.  Carl Casper is one of them.  He will actually have a roll in one of the Advent Stories.

Image: Jon Favreau

Character Introduction: Nathan Collins


Border: Hunter


Name: Nathan Collins

Turn Date: 1992 AD

Sire: Adam Franco

Mate: Adam Franco


Nathan Collins was born in Anaheim, California on April 30, 1956 to Michael and Laura Collins. He went to community college for two years after high school before he transferred to the police academy. He ended up with the LAPD where he made Sergeant before he was wounded in a shootout.

Upon waking the hospital, he was told his injuries were career-ending. He also met his surgeon, Adam Franco, who befriended him and upon Nathan’s release from the hospital, told him of his true nature and what Adam meant to him, and offered to Turn him. He agreed.


Image: JR Bourne

Character Introduction: Leonardo


Lealta Kin Clan: Advisor/Scientist


Name: Leonardo

Turn Date: 75 AD

Sire: Archmedes

Mate: Robert Langdon

Leonardo was youngest son of a small Patrician. He was educated by the finest tutors, and had shown his gift in art and mathematics. His father encouraged his inventions and artistic endeavors.

He was apprenticed to an archetict who worked for Caesar to build new buildings for the glory of Rome. He watched in horror as many of them burned in 64 AD. In the following years he started to work on rebuilding areas that were destroyed.

It wasn’t until he started working on the Colosseum that he felt for once he was helping something grand for Rome.

He met Archmedes during this time, who had come to see the new constructions. The two became friends easily, though Leonardo’s frantic work and inability to rest had the older Greek worried. When he found Leonardo collapsed on his workshop floor, he nursed him back to health then gave him an option to be Turned.


Note: Yes we changed the image of Leonardo due to a rumor for the Assassins Creed movie – that kinda stuck and wouldn’t let go.

Image: Robert Downey Jr.

Character Introduction: Ashoka


Sanguen Vitae: Member (India)


Name: Ashoka

Turn Date: 260 BC

Sire: Alexander

Mate: No Mate


Ashoka was born to the Mauryan emperor Bindusara and a relatively lower ranked wife of his, Dharma. He was the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, founder of Mauryan dynasty. The Avadana texts mention that his mother was queen Subhadrangi. According to Ashokavadana, she was the daughter of a Brahmin from the city of Champa. Empress Subhadrangi was a Brahmin of the Ajivika sect, and was found to be a suitable match for Emperor Bindusara. Though a palace intrigue kept her away from the emperor, this eventually ended, and she bore a son. It is from her exclamation “I am now without sorrow”, that Ashoka got his name. The Divyavadana tells a similar story, but gives the name of the queen as Janapadakalyani.

Ashoka had several elder siblings, all of whom were his half-brothers from other wives of Bindusara. His fighting qualities were apparent from an early age and he was given royal military training. He was known as a fearsome hunter, and according to a legend, killed a lion with just a wooden rod. Because of his reputation as a frightening warrior and a heartless general, he was sent to curb the riots in the Avanti province of the Mauryan empire.

The Buddhist text “Divyavadana” describes Ashoka putting down a revolt due to activities of wicked ministers. This may have been an incident in Bindusara’s times. Taranatha’s account states that Achare Chanakya, Bindusara’s chief advisor, destroyed the nobles and kings of 16 towns and made himself the master of all territory between the eastern and the western seas. Some historians consider this as an indication of Bindusara’s conquest of the Deccan while others consider it as suppression of a revolt. Following this, Ashoka was stationed at Ujjayini as governor.

Bindusara’s death in 272 BCE led to a war over succession. According to Divyavandana, Bindusara wanted his son Sushim to succeed him but Ashoka was supported by his father’s ministers, who found Sushim to be arrogant and disrespectful towards them. A minister named Radhagupta seems to have played an important role in Ashoka’s rise to the throne. The Ashokavadana recounts Radhagupta’s offering of an old royal elephant to Ashoka for him to ride to the Garden of the Gold Pavilion where King Bindusara would determine his successor. Ashoka later got rid of the legitimate heir to the throne by tricking him into entering a pit filled with live coals. Radhagupta, according to the Ashokavadana, would later be appointed prime minister by Ashoka once he had gained the throne. The Dipavansa and Mahavansa refer to Ashoka’s killing 99 of his brothers, sparing only one, named Vitashoka or Tissa, although there is no clear proof about this incident (many such accounts are saturated with mythological elements). The coronation happened in 269 BCE, four years after his succession to the throne.

Buddhist legends state that Ashoka was bad-tempered and of a wicked nature. He built Ashoka’s Hell, an elaborate torture chamber described as a “Paradisal Hell” due to the contrast between its beautiful exterior and the acts carried out within by his appointed executioner, Girikaa.This earned him the name of Chanda Ashoka (Ca??a Asoka) meaning “Ashoka the Fierce” in Sanskrit. Professor Charles Drekmeier cautions that the Buddhist legends tend to dramatise the change that Buddhism brought in him, and therefore, exaggerate Ashoka’s past wickedness and his piousness after the conversion.

Ascending the throne, Ashoka expanded his empire over the next eight years, from the present-day boundaries Assam in the East to Balochistan in the West; from the Pamir Knot in Afghanistan in the north to the peninsula of southern India except for present day Tamil Nadu and Kerala which were ruled by the three ancient Tamil kingdoms.

While the early part of Ashoka’s reign was apparently quite bloodthirsty, he became a follower of the Buddha’s teachings after his conquest of Kalinga on the east coast of India in the present-day states of Odisha and North Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Kalinga was a state that prided itself on its sovereignty and democracy. With its monarchical parliamentary democracy it was quite an exception in ancient Bharata where there existed the concept of Rajdharma. Rajdharma means the duty of the rulers, which was intrinsically entwined with the concept of bravery and dharma. The Kalinga War happened eight years after his coronation. From his 13th inscription, we come to know that the battle was a massive one and caused the deaths of more than 100,000 soldiers and many civilians who rose up in defence; over 150,000 were deported. When he was walking through the grounds of Kalinga after his conquest, rejoicing in his victory, he was moved by the number of bodies strewn there and the wails of the kith and kin of the dead.

His victories and ability to unit all of India, caught Alexander’s attention. He made his way back to India, to talk to Ashoka. He was there to witness Ashoka convert to Buddasm and changing his ways. Seeing the man grow and change, he offered him immortality.


Note: You might have noticed (India) next to the characters name.   While building Sanguen we’re establishing a section in India.  There isn’t enough Vampires to have a Clan or even a Kin Clan at the moment – so they established in India but their ties are to Sanguen.

Image: Irrfan Khan

Character Introduction: Dastan


Sanguen Vitae: Hunter


Name: Dastan

Turn Date: 905 BC

Sire: Hassansin

Mate: Tamina


Dastan doesn’t remember much of his parents. His only memory of his father, telling him to stay hidden. He watched from a hiding place as his father is struck down. The face of the man who killed him is engraved in his memory.

As is the red sash that was always tied around his father’s waist. He had taken it when the villagers had came for him. It was the only thing he had left.

One day, when the Sharaman visited the market square, he saw the young Dastan risking his life to save his childhood friend and fellow urchin, Bis, from the guards, he saw the “Spirit of a Noble King” inside him and so he decided to adopt him as a son, making him next in line to the throne so that the two other Princes would not fight for the crown.

Dastan grew up as one of Sharaman’s sons. He shied away from the courts and focused on training his military skills. He was quick on his feet, and had abilities to get into places most never even thought about.

Dastan and his brothers, under the advisement of their uncle, Nizam, set out to the Persian borders near the sacred city of Alamut. It was said that Alamut has been selling weapons to the Persian enemies in “Koschkan”. Dastan leads a strike force into the city to open the main gates, giving the Persian soldiers the victory. Shortly thereafter, Dastan encounters a man on horseback and defeats him, discovering the Dagger of Time in the process. Alamut’s princess, Tamina, is captured and agrees to marry Tus in order to achieve peace after noticing the dagger in Dastan’s possession. Their father, Sharaman, got angry with them, saying that their “adventure” would not sit well with their allies.

Sharaman reproaches Tus for attacking the city and suggests that Dastan, instead of Tus, should marry Tamina. At the victory banquet, Dastan unknowingly presents a poisoned robe, given to him by Tus, to his father, who dies shortly after donning it. Dastan is blamed for the king’s murder and flees Alamut with Tamina. Together they venture into the wilderness.

In their first camp, Tamina attempts to kill the prince and recover the dagger. During their fight Dastan hits the dagger out of Tamina’s hand, and when he grabs it from the sand, accidentally presses the jewel button on the hilt that activates its rewinding power. Dastan is transported back to just before Tamina tries to kill him. Shocked at what has just transpired, Dastan hesitates, allowing Tamina to slash him across the chest with his sword. Collapsing to the ground, Dastan pulls the dagger from his belt and activates it again, to Tamina’s obvious horror. Again he is taken back to just before the princess tries to kill him.

Dastan realizes that the dagger can turn back time, and that only the one who holds it is aware of this. After this the two continue on into the desert. During their journey, the duo meets a shady ostrich racing-organizer and tax-averse entrepreneur, Sheik Amar, and his knife-throwing friend, Seso. Dastan offers Tamina up as a slave in return for supplies; however, Amar betrays him because he recognizes him as the murderer of the king, for whom there is an “obscene” reward being offered.

Dastan and Tamina escape and return to Persia for Sharaman’s funeral. Dastan attempts to convince Nizam that he did not kill his father. Dastan discovers that Tamina has taken the Dagger; however, he then notices Nizam’s hands are burned by the same poison put on the robe that killed his father. Nizam claims that his hands got burnt by his trying to pull the robe off his brother at the time, but Dastan does not remember Nizam ever touching it, realizing that Nizam must have been the one who poisoned the robe. Garsiv and the city guards appear and attack Dastan and he is forced to escape.

Dastan catches up with Tamina and explains that Nizam was behind the murder. Once Tamina finally explains everything about the Dagger, Dastan realizes why Nizam wants the Dagger of Time: to use it to go back in time and undo saving Sharaman from a lion so he could become king. He fabricated the false allegations that Alamut had been dealing weapons to Persia’s enemies so that he would have the opportunity to search the city for it. Not knowing it’s power is only to fix an instant mistake.

Dastan manages to persuade his brother that he is innocent, only for Garsiv to be fatally wounded by a Hassansin. The Hassansins attack, killing most of the group, while Dastan and Tamina sneak away to the secret cave where they can hide the Dagger. Tamina says she is ready to give up her life to protect the Dagger, but Dastan stops her and tells her that he is not ready for her to die. They are found and attacked and Zolm manages to snatch the Dagger of Time from Tamina.

Dastan stands in front of the Hassassin recognizing him as the man who killed his father. The man laughs and calls him child playing Assassin, pointing at the red sash around his waist. Tells him his father was the last of the great assassins, and with Dastan’s death there will be no more.


Image: Jake Gyllenhaal

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