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’ll hit our 15th Anniversary in 2020!

For further information:

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What do I read first?

Start where it all began.  Clan War.

At this moment Clan War is in the process of being updated and reworked.  Please go here to catch up on the 10th Anniversary of Clan War.  If you are daring, read the earlier version of Clan War that spawned this great and vast series.  Then work through the remaining Arcs: Family and Evolution. (Note: These will be edited once we post the final chapter of Clan War 10th during Advent: 2019.) Even though there have been changes – you can read both of these Arcs with little problems.

As for Annihilation.  This series no longer exist.  For more information go here.

If you ever get confused or something clashes.  Reply to This Post or email us (sylumclan@yahoo.com) we will help you navigate through this wide and at times unruly Universe that is Sylum.

Once you’ve finished the Arcs, you can start reading the many side stories that supplement the Arcs and bring in additional characters and clans.

Where do I find these stories?

The Archive of course.

Note: All stories, videos, artwork, and wiki are under the password protected section of the Manor.  Go Here to get access.

2nd Note: To access the stories on the Archive you’ll need to create a username/password.  This is not the same one referenced above – it’s individual to you.

How do I find references to characters I don’t know?

The Sylum Wiki Blog was created just for that reason.  There are many ways to navigate around the wiki blog.  It just depends if you’re looking for a specific actor, character, or want to browse through a Clan.

Okay I’ve spent the past week reading everything – what now?

Congratulations!! Hands over coffee and donuts.

For updates on stories, the wiki, general information about Sylum and what the Bobs are up to, subscribe to this Blog.  All information pertaining to Sylum will be listed here.  You can also follow us on Twitter.

We have three events a year to showcase Sylum Artwork, Videos and Stories.

Spring Fling: which will always start on Easter Sunday

Seven Days of Summer:  July 1st – 7th

Sylum Advent: December 1st – January 1st

The Sylum Writers and Artists in any given year – will producer over 60 pieces of new fic, art, and video!!!  

*Blink* That’s a lot of work – How do I help/support the Sylum Community?

Feedback!  Feedback!  Feedback!  I can’t stress this enough – Feedback! Take the five extra seconds and reply to a fic/art post and leave a comment – especially during Sylum Events.  It doesn’t have to be a 1000 word essay, but a few words will go a long way.

Donations:

It costs $150 a year to host sylumclan.com, this includes the main site, the blog, and the wiki.  On top of it we pay for data backup and spam protection.  All donations for the website go directly to Dreamhost – we don’t see any of it.  Donate Here.

The Hosting Fees are just a small portion of what goes into building and maintaining Sylum.  I’m not the type of person, nor is any of our Artists or Writers, to ask for money.  All of us do this because we love Sylum.  We love the characters, the ‘fandom’ we’ve created, the people, and even the Bobs.

On a personal note, Sylum is a second job, and I’ve spent a lot of time and money to keep it going.  And as Sylum has grown and expanded beyond anything I ever imagined, I can honestly say I need help.

I’ve opened an Etsy Shop: Sylum Vault.  This is to help me cover expenses that I accrue while working with Sylum.  Any support you can give me is appreciated.  Whether it’s buying jewelry or spreading the word about the Vault.  I post new pieces on the Sylum Twitter, please retweet or reblog, help me get the word out.

If Jewelry isn’t your thing, we did open a Cafe Press appropriately named: Sylum Gift Shop.  You can find cool and fun Sylum related items.  Taibhrigh, Sylum’s Resident Artist, has done amazing work for this project.  We’ll add more items to the shop – once we see if this idea takes off.

That’s a lot of information – anything else I need to know?

Be kind.

Be courteous.

And most important – have fun.

If you still have questions, you can always email me at (sylumclan@yahoo.com).

Signed,

Bj Jones

aka – Nicolaus Meridius … also known as The General

On a personal note!  Interested in my Published Fiction – Go Here.

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14 Responses to Welcome to Sylum Clan

  1. Antoinette says:

    Is there a world map showing clan territories?

    What clan is China and the stans in?

    • Nicolaus Meridius says:

      To learn more about the Clans and their territories you can always check the wiki. The Clan Pages list out the territories they control, along with where there are Clan homes.

      We do not have a visual map of what territories the Clans control, but will state China is part of Shogun.

  2. Riddick says:

    Hello General, I was wondering if after Clan War 10th Anniversary is finshed and Annihilation is redone, are you going to fine tune Family? I’m asking because I’m rereading it and there are some things that don’t fit with your new cannon, like Thomas and Hillary being mates, and Sam being Meridia returned. After all these years I’m still finding new and interesting things to love in your Sylum Universe, I’m hooked, I love the way in which you tie all these different series, movies and characters together to form something better as a whole than all of them on their own.

    Always at your service

    Richard B Riddick

    • Nicolaus Meridius says:

      Long time not see!!!

      Once Clan War is done and everyone stops trying to get their five seconds of screen time *pointedly looks at all of them* we’ll be working through Annihilaiton and into Family & Evolution. You’re likely going to see side stories getting updated and edited on the sidelines as we go.

      I’m likely also going to add a page that will have the new headcanon … so we have it one spot. For new comers coming in… It’s a bit of a construction zone right now but it’s starting to take it’s shape 🙂

  3. Antoinette says:

    I was wondering if there are any female Vampire couples.

    • Nicolaus Meridius says:

      There are female vampire couples – I can’t name all of them off my head but the two most noticeable is Lady Heather/Evy and Briar Rose/Snow White … plus Rizzoli/Isles though they are three with Joey mixed in.

      There has also been mentions of relationships between woman vampires though they are not Mates. Eowyn and Marion, Boudicca and Cleopatra and Evie Frye only has relationships with other woman (though this is info that will come out) … this is just some elements from the top of my head … there is a big world of Vampires not all of it has been explored 🙂

      One thing we’ve been working on in the past year is bringing in more woman characters and relationships.

  4. Antoinette says:

    Thanks. Evie Frye only has relationships with other woman – I’m looking forward to that story.

    there is a big world of Vampires not all of it has been explored – and I have enjoyed the stories that feature other Clans especially Advent 2017 as well as the two Gustave/Butterfly stories in 7 Days of Summer and the Circles of My Lives with Magnum.

  5. Paula Cas says:

    I love being a part of the Sylum Clan ‘verse, and always look forward to the next event, so I nominate you for the Liebster Award: https://pathsiwalk.com/2018/02/22/liebster-award-nomination/

  6. Tuckercat2 says:

    I can not get back into the Sylum Archives. I finally got WordPress password straightened out, but I can not figure out what to do next. I try to click on Sylum Archives from Dashboard (?) and I go in circles and more circles. Please help! I’m lost and can’t find my way home – I mean Sylum!!!

    • Paula Cas says:

      If you’re where I think you are … Dashboard … In the think black band at the top of the page where it says Sylum Archive, when you mouse over you get a drop down menu that says ‘visit site’. That should take you to the home page.

    • Nicolaus Meridius says:

      Click ‘Home’ on the black dashboard – it will lead you to the ‘Welcome to the Sylum Archive’ Page.

      For stories: click on ‘Series & Anthologies’ or ‘Library’ to access stories or the ‘Tag Index’ will give you every tag you need 🙂

  7. Antoinette says:

    I enjoyed the Clans travel video. Every time I tried it previously, it froze at Camelot. Thanks for the trip and songs that fit each Clan.

  8. allewis2034 says:

    Hi.
    I joined this group a long time ago but haven’t been able to be active with it in years due to lot of personal reasons. Depression mostly. And other bad stuff. But I am back and I am really confused a bit. A lot of stories that I have read are not there. Did y’all pull them and they are no longer able to be read, or am I just having trouble navigating the site lol. I am terrible at that sometimes. I have loved this story since 2006. And was able to meet a lot of y’all in 2008 in DC. Which was great.

    Sincerely, (was Lucas W. But I think I lost that RP)

    • Nicolaus Meridius says:

      Welcome back! There has been a few changes, mainly tying into the 10th Anniversary of Clan War. Some older stories have been removed due to the fact they are no longer canon, a few got added into other storyline, and some are still being worked on.

      The best option is to go to the Main Archive & Sign Up: https://www.sylumclan.com/sylumarchive/welcome-to-the-sylum-archive/ – start with Legacy (it will have the old version of Clan War and the 10th Anniversary) then work your way around the Archive you’ll start seeing the newer stories. Also might want to check out the Wiki: https://www.sylumclan.com/SylumManor/wikiblog/ to see the characters (as we did do a major reorganization)

      You can also stop by the Q&A page and ask a question or even leave a question on the wiki for a specific character.

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