are there rules for vampires?

do vampires have to live to a set of rules ??? i know there are ones like you cant have garlic and silly ones like that mostly from the movies but i mean are there real ones???

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    1 decade ago
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    Actually, good call on that^ Supersourrainbow..That's right, a while ago, you posed a question claiming that you were a vampire, and how depressing it is to be you:;_ylt=Ap...

    Well yes. The Black Veil is a code of ethics for many in the real vampiric community.


    This lifestyle is private and sacred. Respect it as such. Use discretion in who you reveal yourself to, and make certain that your motives are to truly communicate about our culture and to engender understanding. By no means should you talk to others about yourself and our community when your motives are for selfish reasons such as self-promotion, sensationalism, and attention-getting.

    Do not hide from your nature, but never show it off to those who won't understand.


    Our paths are many, even though the journey we are on is essentially the same. No single one of us has all the answers to who and what we are. Respect everyone's personal views and practices. We cannot let petty differences of ideology prevent us from maintaining a unified community; there are enough who would attack us from the outside.

    Our diversity is our strength. Let our differences in viewpoint enrich us but never divide us upon ourselves.

    3. SAFETY

    Use sense when indulging your nature. Do not flaunt what you are in public places. Feed in private and make certain your donors will be discrete about what happens between you. Donors who create rumors and gossip about us are more harm than they're worth. If you engage in blood-letting, put safety and caution above all other things. Blood-borne diseases are a very real thing, and we cannot risk endangering ourselves or others through irresponsibility. Screen donors carefully, making certain they are in good health both mentally and physically.

    Never overindulge or get careless. The safety of the entire community rests upon each member's caution.

    4. CONTROL

    We cannot and should not deny the darkness within. Yet we should not allow it to control us. If our beast or shadow or darkside is given too much sway, it clouds our judgment, making us a danger even to those we love. Never indulge in pointless violence. Never bring willful harm to those who sustain you. Never feed only for the sake of feeding, and never give over to mindless bloodlust.

    We are not monsters: we are capable of rational thought and self-control. Celebrate the darkness and let it empower you, but never let it enslave your will.


    Live your life as an example to others in the community. We are privileged to be what we are, but power should be accompanied by responsibility and dignity. Explore and make use of your vampire nature, but keep it in balance with material demands. Remember: we may be vampires, but we are still a part of this world. We must live lives like everyone else here, holding jobs, keeping homes, and getting along with our neighbors.

    Being what we are is not an excuse to not participate in this reality. Rather, it is an obligation to make it a better place for us to be.

    6. FAMILY

    We are, all of us, a family, and like all families, various members will not always get along. However, respect the greater community when having your disputes. Do not let your individual problems bring emotional strife to the family as a whole. Settle your differences quietly among one another, only seeking out an elder's aid in mediation when no other solution seems possible. Never bring your private disputes into public places and never draw other family members into the issue by forcing them to take sides.

    Like any normal family, we should always make an effort to present a stable and unified face to the rest of the world even when things are not perfect between us.

    7. HAVENS

    Our havens are safeplaces where everyone in the community can come to socialize. There are also often public places where we are likely to encounter people who don't understand our ways. We should respect the patrons of these places as we should also respect the owners of the establishments and always be discrete in our behavior. We should never bring private disputes into a haven. We should never initiate violence in a haven. And we should never do or bring anything illegal into a haven, as this reflects badly upon the community as a whole.

    The haven is the hub of the whole community, and we should respect it as such, supporting it without business and working to improve its name in the scene so that we can always call it home.


    The community is extensive and diverse. Every city has a different way of doing things, and a different hierarchy of rule. When entering a new city, you should familiarize yourself with the local community. Seek out the local havens. Learn what households have sway here. Get in touch with key members of the community, learn who is who, and show proper respect where it is due. You should not expect to impose your old way of doing things on this new scene. Rather you should adapt to their rules and be glad of their acceptance.

    Always be on your best behavior when coming to a new city either to visit or to stay. We are all cautious and territorial by nature, and only by making the most positive impression possible will you be accepted and respected in a new community.


    This lifestyle is not for everyone. Take care in who you choose to bring into it. Those who are mentally or emotionally unstable have no place among us. They are dangerous and unreliable and may betray us in the future. Make certain that those you choose to bring in are mature enough for this burden. Teach them control and discretion, and make certain that they respect our ways.

    You will be responsible for their actions, and their behavior in the community will be reflected back to you.

    10. ELDERS

    There are certain members of our community who have established themselves as just and responsible leaders. These are the people who helped establish local communities, who organize havens, and who work to coordinate the networking of the scene. While their word does not have to be law, they should nevertheless be respected. They have greater experience than many others, and usually greater wisdom. Seek these elders out to settle your disputes, to give you guidance and instruction, and to help you establish yourself in the local scene.

    Appreciate the elders for all they have given you: if it was not for their dedication, the community would not exist as it does now.

    11. DONORS

    Without those who offer themselves body and soul to us, we would be nothing. We cannot be other than what we are, but it is the donors who sustain our nature. For this service, they should be respected. Never mistreat your donors, physically or emotionally. They are not to be manipulated or leeched off of for more than what they freely offer. Never take them for granted. Appreciate them for the companionship and acceptance which they offer us, which so many others would refuse. This above all: appreciate the gift of their life. That communion is sacred. Never fail to treat it as such.


    When you choose to take a position of authority in the community, remember that you do not lead for yourself alone. Leadership is a responsibility, not a privilege. A good leader must set an example for everyone through his actions and behavior. His motives should be selfless and pure, and he should put the interests of the whole community before his own.

    The best leaders are those who serve to better the community and whose person and behavior gives no one -- even those outside of the community -- a reason to criticize them.

    13. IDEALS

    Being a vampire is not just about feeding upon life. That is what we do, but not necessarily what we are. It is our place to represent darkness in a world blinded by light. We are about being different and accepting that difference as something that empowers us and makes us unique. We are about accepting the dark within ourselves and embracing that darkness to make us whole beings. We are about celebrating the thresholds: body and spirit, pleasure and pain, death and life.

    Our lives should be lived as a message to the world about the beauty of accepting the whole self, of living without guilt and without shame, and celebrating the unique and beautiful essence of every single soul.

    EDIT: I found the link for a video of one of the CSI episodes that breifly discusses the Black Veil:

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  • 1 decade ago

    Thank-you, Thank-you, Citrine Witch, for posting the tenets of The Black Veil in response to this question.

    Yes, this is a REAL set of ethical and etiquette rules for real vampires. If you don't believe it, Google "Black Veil". It was even mentioned in an episode of CSI. There are several slightly different versions that you might come across online. It's been revised a few times, and different groups may adopt slightly different versions. According to Michelle Belanger, it was originally modeled after the laws of vampire behavior in the game "Vampire: the Masquerade", but has since been made less dramatic in its prose and more practical. As you can see, there are no punishments included for not following these rules. They are thus suggestions for proper behavior, rather than laws.

    I'm reserving my judgment on whether Elmo is a real vampire or not. It's possible she could be a vampire and not know about The Black Veil. It's also rare, but possible for vampires to have naturally longer canines (just as any human can). I know one hereditary sang who says he had longer canines naturally, but his father had them filed down when he was a kid.

    - P.

  • 1 decade ago

    But.... I thought you WERE a vampire.... I mean that’s what your other question said right... when you berated people for thinking that vampires were cool and telling everyone how hard it is being a "real vampire" and how your mother resents you and people attack you. Interesting. Well since you were the expert last time, why don't you tell us what the rules are Elmo.... You would be the one to tell us right? Stop playing live action RPG. Your life is plenty interesting enough with out making up tales about being a supernatural creature in one question, then asking questions about the same creatures in another so you have more ammo next time you want to pretend to be something you are not. It's childish, and ridiculous.

    Source(s): If vampires existed, and you met a real one it would scare the he** out of you.
  • 1. Don't let people find out about you unless you want to go into a soft room with a tight jacket

    2. That whole garlic thing is fake, by the way. But, many vampires have a better sense of smell, so they tend to avoid garlic.

    Number 1 is the big one... and it's a bad idea to kill people; you'd probably get arrested... go to, its really good for info

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  • 1 decade ago

    I wouldnt call them rules. They are more like limitations. Each country has its own. Some are indeed alergic to garlic. some cannot stand the sun WHILE some can very much not only withstand the sun but thrive in it. Some need their native soil to sleep in while others need blood-filled coffins! Some cannot appear in mirrors while others CAN! It all depends on WHAT nationality you read the vampire lore from AND what FICTIONAL author you read! You will never find out for real UNLESS u run into one of em and then it will be too late!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Real rules for vampires? Maybe. I mean for one kind of species to remain in existence, they should live by a set of rules, right? So, maybe they do. By the way, it's interesting of you to ask this question.

  • 1 decade ago

    One set of rules is the thirteen rules of community. Which can be found online at various sites, just do a search thru google.


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Erm no. Because vampires aren't real. Hate to be the one to break it to you.

    The most popular rules in movies are:

    Stake through the heart will kill them.

    Cannot go out in sunlight.

    Live off of blood.

    Bite someone to turn them into a vampire (in some movies the subject also has to drink some blood in return)

  • 1 decade ago

    Universal Vampire Code: Do nothing to add credence to the supposition that your kind actually exists.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1) no sunlight, or spf 50 w/ hat and glasses

    2) the cooler the temperature, the better (preservation)

    3) wear black (to block more sun)

    4) avoid silver-but wear gold

    5) avoid all light coloured gemstones (too reflective)

    6) never give blood

    never violate the code of the vamps!

    muahahaha :)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    As there's no such thing as Vampires you can make up any rules you want

    Source(s): I'm Count Dracula
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