BLACK ROSE SOCIETY

BLACK ROSE SOCIETY
IS A PROUD PROTECTORATE OF
HOUSE SAUROMATOS


ABOUT

Welcome to the official website of BLACK ROSE SOCIETY – Proud protectorate of House Sauromatos.

BLACK ROSE SOCIETY is a young organization of real vampyres dedicated to education, outreach, international community networking and providing opportunities to gain personal experience about real vampyre culture and its traditional structures such as houses and covens.

BLACK ROSE SOCIETY enables interested self-identified vampyres and black swans to get to know and work together with its overseeing board and its sponsor in House Sauromatos in an unconstrained and non-obligatory environment.

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HISTORY

BLACK ROSE SOCIETY was founded on the initiative of House Sauromatos in November 2017 as its first protectorate-partner.
Essentially independent of its patron in House Sauromatos,
BLACK ROSE SOCIETY has been taking on many of the functions marking a traditional outer court to a vampyric household:
Providing a safe haven to gather, to mingle, to exchange news and information, to enjoy hospitality, to befriend, to learn on a basis of personal knowing.

In this, BLACK ROSE SOCIETY is explicitly open to all interested parties who might be sympathetic to us, both vampyres and black swans, whether they seek closer affiliation with our sponsor in House Sauromatos or not, and indeed, whether they are familiar with the customs of vampyre society or still seek to learn more.

Since 2019, BLACK ROSE SOCIETY has promoted and supported the global vampire subculture through weekly moderated discussions in two languages and regular regional meetings.
Our internationally oriented community organization offers vampires and black swans an uncomplicated and well-maintained network to exchange ideas with other members from Europe and abroad using the third-party platform Discord.
The majority of our membership is German speaking.

BLACK ROSE SOCIETY
EVENTS

BLACK ROSE SOCIETY is also hosting or otherwise supports different kinds of local events, currently concentrating on German-speaking regions. We encourage and support our members in their projects to build up and strengthen regional vampyric structures.

BLACK ROSE SOCIETY
DISCORD

BLACK ROSE SOCIETY is organized via the third-party platform Discord. BLACK ROSE SOCIETY is hosting regular moderated discussions, held in both English and German, alternating weekly.

BLACK ROSE SOCIETY is internationally-minded and our dedicated Discord server reflects this fact. Except where otherwise stated English is the preferred language used on our Discord server. Our bilingual community provides dedicated German language areas for our main membership, which is largely based in German-speaking European countries.

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STEP BY STEP


BLACK ROSE SOCIETY’s overseeing board, referred to as the Directorate, and their Moderators reserve the right to use their own discretion in maintaining a respectful atmosphere on our server and specifically making sure our server adheres to Discord’s guidelines. Moderator actions will not be discussed or explained.
Disclaimer: BLACK ROSE SOCIETY will not publish or otherwise disseminate your personal data.

I.
Take Your Time

II.
Introduce Yourselves

III.
Get Active

IV.
Connect And Network

V.
Join Your Peers

Step 1

Take your time!

Read the #welcome -section and this Guide. It’s a good idea to take a look at the channels you already have access to. If you have any questions refer to the #support-channel.
Our #links- section features excellent resources on real vampyrism as well as common concepts and terms in vampyre culture. Use them.

Step 2

Introduce yourselves!

If you like what BLACK ROSE SOCIETY might offer you, and think about frequenting our community server on a regular basis, you start by introducing yourselves to our members. An introduction is required to make yourselves eligible for member-status which comes with additional access and rights and will unlock the community-channels for you.

We highly value your detailed introductions.
However, we ask you not to disclose any information you are not comfortable to share, such as your full name or profession.
Some relevant points we are interested in:
– What name do you go by?
– Where are you from?
– How did you find us?
– Do you identify as vampyric? For how long?
– Are you or have you been part of any community or member of a house/coven/equivalent group?
– What are you looking for in a community like ours?
– Do you have questions?

Make your introduction in our #introduction -section.

Status in BLACK ROSE SOCIETY is based on trust. To be given the initial member-status is a gesture of trust from the Directorate towards a member. It means we trust you to be who you say you are and we trust you to bear no ill intent towards BLACK ROSE SOCIETY and its members.

Step 3

Get active!

We highly value active membership.

One of the best ways to get started is to participate in our weekly moderated discussions in English or German, held on Sundays starting at 7pm UTC/GMT. Check the #announcements for the topics selected for the next weeks.
Should any personal questions or problems concerning vampyrism come up, please consider the #support -section. Our many experienced members will surely help you out or point you to a right direction.

Step 4

Connect and Network!

Get to know other vampyre-identified people from around the world, and possibly from your region.

Should you be one of our members based in a German-speaking European country, check out #schwarzes-brett for an overview of current Black Rose Society Events, as well as selected private meetups and postings of our members.
You may contact members on the Directorate to add your own posting to the current list, for example to help you with finding donors/bloodgivers (or vampyres/bloodtakers respectively) or just other friendly people near you.
When you are ready to organize meetups in your region using our network, please let us know. You can contact the Directorate personally on discord or via email: blackrosesociety@pm.me

Step 5

Join Your Peers!

Apply to become a Trusted Member of BLACK ROSE SOCIETY.

Be Advised: A personal meeting is an absolute requirement for Trusted Membership.
As our Trusted Membership resides in Germany for the most part, geographical distance might prevent you from finalizing your application for Trusted Membership.

Trusted Members are members who have been verified by their peers at the conclusion of a careful verification-process. It means your peers trust you as a fellow member of vampyric society, where trust in eachother must be held above all. The status as Trusted Member of BLACK ROSE SOCIETY does not come with additional privileges beyond access to a restricted member area. Likewise there are no additional duties associated with trusted member-status.

Applications must be send via email to blackrosesociety@pm.me with a sound email subject such as ‘Application for verification’, or ‘Verification’.
Your email should contain a more detailed introduction (see Step 2) and must feature:
– Your pseudonym, which you use on our community server
– Any aliases you use or have used in the vampyre community
– Your date of birth, including year
– Where you currently live, by closest larger city
– Whether or not you identify as vampyric
– Your current and past affiliations in the vampyre community, if you are or have been part of a community, a member of a house/coven/equivalent group
Should the applicants wish to put their names forward towards eventually joining a house, coven or equivalent group, they will be asked to specify their motivation.

After receiving your application, its contents will be discussed with all Trusted Members.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will serve as a contact person for you during the verification-process. Should you have any questions on real vampyrism and real vampyre culture, it is suggested you talk to your tutor. Your tutor is to provide you with reading material to familiarize yourselves with important terms and concepts of vampyre society.

Eventually, applicants will be asked to meet face to face with one or several of BLACK ROSE SOCIETY’s Trusted Members in a public space. You may bring a friend or companion to this occasion given that they are sympathetic to vampyres.
During the meeting you will be interviewed about your personal involvement in real vampyrism and real vampyre culture.
A report on your interview will be shared and discussed with all Trusted Members of BLACK ROSE SOCIETY.

Concluding, your status as a Trusted Member will then be decided on by simple majority vote of your peers.

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Welcome to the official community website of Black Rose Society – Proud protectorate of House Sauromatos. Black Rose Society is a modern living vampyre community organization. Featuring diverse content curated by a community of Real Vampires and Black Swans, Information about Sanguinarian oriented Vampirism and Vampyre Culture and its traditional structures such as Vampyre Houses and Vampyre Covens.

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