In our ongoing profile series BLACK ROSE SOCIETY is interviewing the makers and innovators, the representatives and heads of various vampyre community organizations, including traditional forms of vampyric self-organization like vampyre houses, vampyre covens and vampyre clans. Our aim is to document and celebrate a great and diverse vampyre culture and vampyre society. We hope to enable groups, houses, covens and clans to present themselves in our publication and to use our network to connect with interested parties drawn to their individual character and vision.Read More
The Bladed Ankh is an international symbol recognized by many Vampyres as part of Vampyre culture. Vampyric groups use individualized forms of the ancient Egyptian symbol associated with immortality as their insignia, many Vampyres wear it as an identifying signet in the form of a pendant and it often can be found on books, documents and websites.
In particular special bladed form of the ankh, the Bladed Ankh, became unmistakably associated with Vampyres and Vampyre Culture. It was arguably adopted by vampyric communities after being inspired by the fashionable Ankh-pendant worn by the vampires in the 1983 movie ‘The Hunger’, where it is shown featuring a hidden blade the vampires use to open the blood vessels of their victims.Read More
“I am no one’s Lord“, he proclaims when he is referred to as such. Mikhail Sauromatos, young head and founder of House Sauromatos, is arguably one of the most respected authorities on vampyric subcultures in Germany. We spoke with him for Black Rose Society about himself, his view on vampyric elites and the role of the largely mysterious vampire clans, houses and covens in the society of real vampires. The name and decorum suggests them to be hierarchical, highly stratified organizations, with self-styled vampiric leaders or elders lording over and attended by orders and ranks of devoted members. Mikhail Sauromatos disagrees.Read More
The Honour-Code of the Sanguinary Society is a document that summarizes thirteen self-evident virtues based on common sense. They are intended to give blood drinkers and blood donors more security in their actions, but also to expose inappropriate behaviour more quickly. The virtues have been deeply rooted in vampire society for many years and, in the case of negative characters, lead quite quickly to their exclusion from the community if they displayed harmful behaviour. They are one of the reasons why the vampire society functions so peacefully and harmoniously.Read More