Basic Beliefs Edit
Vampires who follow the Path of Typhon have a truly sinister purpose in mind. Theophidians seek the resurrection of their patron and father, Set. Though most vampires view Set simply as a mythical member of the Third Generation, Theophidian doctrine teaches that Set was, in fact, a divine being even before his Embrace. Indeed, Theophidians view Caine as a lesser being than Set, and claim that Set in fact allowed Caine to Embrace him so that he might use the descendants of Caine to strike at his divine counterparts, such as the mythical Gaia and Lilith. In this manner does Set, and through him the Setites themselves, fulfill their place in the universe, acting as agents of entropy and breaking down the old so that the new may blossom.
Accordingly, this Path preaches the importance of influence and control. Many Setites on the surface appear to be little more than pimps, pushers and fixers; in truth, they are much more. Setites commonly view other individuals as tools or founts of information - they are resources for the Setites either way. By gaining control over others, the Setites may use them to fulfill their own ends. Thus, rather than owing those who provide them with information or services, the Setites reverse the role, and instead have their marks come to them first.
Followers of this Path revere Set as something more than a vampire - Set is attributed a deified status, almost a literal translation of the Egyptian god of the underworld. Ways and means for achieving this reincarnation differ, and for this reason, the Followers of Set extend their influence far and wide in hopes of finding information wherever it resides.
|10||Pursuing one's own indulgences instead of another's||The slide into vice is a tool, not a recreation.|
|9||Refusing to aid another follower of the Path||Teams work efficiently to raise Set.|
|8||Failing to destroy a vampire in Golconda||Those who have transcended their desires cannot brought under sway.|
|7||Failing to observe Setite religious ritual||This is akin to denying Set.|
|6||Failing to undermine the current social order in favor of the Setites||Other Kindred are purposeless or misled, and this indolence delays Set's revival.|
|5||Failing to do whatever is necessary to corrupt another||The more individuals in the Setites' debt, the better.|
|4||Failing to pursue arcane knowledge||The mysteries of Set's resurrection may be hidden anywhere.|
|3||Obstructing another Setite's efforts||The ranks of the righteous are no place for petty power plays.|
|2||Failing to take advantage of another's weakness||Compassion has no place in Set's greater plans.|
|1||Refusing to aid in Set's resurrection||This is the purview of unbelievers.|
- Gather information, secret or otherwise, and learn how it applies to the resurrection of Set.
- Contribute to the clan's greater goal of reviving its slumbering master.
- Bring others under your sway, thereby increasing your influence and capability.
- Subjugate the Beast, as its reckless wiles serve only itself.
- Maintain a veil of secrecy, for other look ill upon this Path's means and ends.
- Look for Set's hidden signs and act upon them.
- Note about names
- The outside world knows them as Corrupters or by the Followers of Set nickname, Serpents