The Lancea Sanctum are a Kindred religious covenant who believe themselves descended from Longinus the centurion who speared Jesus’. Unfortunately, Lancea Sanctum speaks far too much in vague generalities and adds little new and interesting material to this Covenant. And I get the same impression with the Lancea Sanctum. The book does give an awful lot of information about what the Lancea Sanctum is, and how it’s.

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Allison rated it really liked it Dec 26, And that involves a bit of underhanded action. Then he screamed as I sucked his life of him on the alter, taking this church in control.

Granted, mortal preconceptions and biases can and most likely will show through, but that’s more a matter of particular Sanctified twisting the faith in support of their personal beliefs than something stemming from the doctrine itself.

And different vampires have different takes on that mission. They are predators, feeding on mortals as those same Canaille do upon cows and sheep. We’ve already been saving your edits, so if you upgrade now you will have instant access to your previous versions.

As a whole, the Lancea Sanctum does not maintain very modern records, so this is a difficult job – indeed, much of the Sanctum’s history may have been lost to simple material degradation. For so long, I could not see the role I would play, because I looked for it snctum human, mortal eyes. A pivotal function of the Legate is their ability to perform Apostolica on behalf of the member of the Sanctified clergy that they’re serving.

Murder, too, is permitted because the covenant could not survive sancum. It would be equivalent to if being a Longinian required a Christian to deny that Jesus was the son of God, as all teachings were predicated on that. Glenn Moyer rated it liked it Nov 11, The Lance also has their paladins and Godslayers – Kindred that hunt down spirits or others that would rival or threaten the LeS spiritual sqnctum.

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Although, if the entire church community is on the edge of herecy, a zealous Sanctified might take the gamble of breaking the Masquerade to make an example out of their wayward priest. Help Contact Us Go to top. Of course, violent members, having taken philosophical lessons of superiority over the kine to heart, consider killing witnesses to vampiric acts an acceptable means of maintaining secrecy.


It is perhaps the holiest and most spiritual position in the Sanctum. Charlyne rated it really liked it Jan 05, Priests are typically sociable individuals as they are the ground-level Kindred that most other Kindred would deal with on a regular basisbut they must also be well-versed in the Testament of Longinus and must have some measure of detective skill, to report any bits of heresy they discover to the Inquisitors.

While Bishops handle Sanctified affairs at the street level, Priests tend to individual Kindred, providing spirtual guidance and counseling. Read this fanfiction while I’m gone. Most cities with more than a handful of Sanctified have at least one Inquisitor. Snake-charming charismatic Appalachian Protestant-influenced Lance sects may focus on speaking in tongues and such like, while a powerful catholic-esque Bishop in Boston may summon a shadowy figure of a woman who makes each member of the congregation feel judged andunworthy.

When the Caliph collected the pets and organized them together, it is alleged that some parts were missed: Of course it also makes a cursory effort to fold Jewish and Muslim beliefs in, which fails to convince, but they seem to have dropped that in 2nd edition, which is good.


Timothy Pitkin rated it liked it Apr 07, And then I woke up. Longinian faith is in keeping with the basic shared tenets of Christianity, where it barely matches those of Judaism and actively goes against those of Islam.

In fact, covenant law prohibits members from refusing any sanctuk petition. Bishops also perform Lancea Sanctum Apostolica regularly.

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The longer I study science the more I lajcea convinced that it is functionally indistinguishable from what our ancestors would refer to as sorcery. The position is unofficial, but carries with it a huge amount of respect and honor. A second aspect of Theban Sorcery is that it requires medial to high Humanity, which means that the Lance has developed methods of surviving nay, thriving as a vampire while maintaining one’s Humanity.

This position carries with it a degree of Status, a great deal of which comes from fear. I can’t help but imagine there would be a lecture. The LeS are the dark angels, who protect the herd of humanity from other predators, even as they feed on these people themselves.


The Lancea et Sanctum libraries are the most extensive of all Kindred covenants. The Ordo either says we don’t know, not enough science, or God cursed you and we hate him.

So to believe that the revelations of Longinus are still valid today you would have to deny a basic tenet of your mortal faith in a way that a Christian wouldn’t. In regions where the covenant holds dominance, the Lancea Sanctum can enforce its laws and the Traditions with the most dire and horrifying of penalties. Yes, you are Damned, but that damnation has a meaning. Any religious Muslim covenant has to have its basis in purported revelations from Muhammad. I’m trying to understand the concept of the Lancea Sanctum.

Crusaders are heavily indoctrinated in the ways of the covenant, and spend most of their time adhering to rigid schedules of prayer and training. The Lancea Sanctum will not, however, choose to violate the Tradition of Secrecy, at least not in the sense that it lets mortals know exactly what vampires are.

In Domains dominated by the Sanctum, the term is used to replace that of Primogen.

I am God’s holy monster, the drinker of mankind. Deacon is a lay position within the Lancea Sanctum. Muhammad is not only the last prophet but the SEAL of the prophets.

Crusaders are the “elite” warriors of the Lancea Sanctum. There’s a lot of ways to be a demon, after all. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Lancea et Sanctum serve as confessors to the Kindred city for those who’ve fallen too far, slipping their Humanity away, and helping to reclaim hir mind and soul from the Beast.

It’s condescending, and not at all accurate, and doesn’t mean that Christians and Muslims can easily become Jews without sacrificing their previous beliefs.