Conclave Edicts

Every year, a conclave is held and new rules are issued by the Justicars. Below you will find the previous edicts that have been issued by the Justicars.

2012 Conclave - Amsterdam 

Title Definition
Tradition of Domain The Second Tradition of Domain should be one of stability. The title of Prince is not one to be lightly taken and dismissed on a whim. The Masquerade, which protects us all, requires a Domain with a strong guiding hand. It is akin to a flock that needs a good shepherd, one that provides the flock with lush and vibrant pastures for them to grow and excel, and also one that protects them from the elements and threats. The Masquerade protects all Kindred, yet we are concerned that we have seen a continuing trend of frequent turnover of Princes. This troubling development threatens the Masquerade and all of the Camarilla.

Many respected Princes and other Elders of the Camarilla gave passionate speeches concerning the Masquerade, the Camarilla, and Princes in the modern world. The Conclave decision is that Princes who have proven themselves able to provide the leadership needed to persevere through threats external and internal, to provide the stability that can only come through time and experience, those Princes be distinguished throughout the salons and Elysia of our noble sect.

While all Princes are Exalted, Famous and Well-Known by their station, those who endure and show themselves capable of sustaining their rule shall also be seen as *Venerable in the virtue of maintaining their position for as long as their reign lasts. Furthermore, these Princes may bear the right of claiming the title of Sovereign Prince.

 

2011 Conclave - Columbus, OH 

Title Definition
Giovanni Promise The Elders have seen fit uphold the decision to leave the wording of the Giovanni Promise as-is, as well as agreeing with the addendum of creating the position of the Camarilla Ambassador to the Giovanni.
Setites Specifically those created as part of the bloodline of Setites, The Elders have upheld the decision as voted to further limit Setites so that they many only hold the positions of Sheriff, Scourge, or Archon within the Camarilla. Within the discussion of the vote, Justicar Lucinde clarified that removing the Setites from the Camarilla as a whole was not an option fit for the ballot at this Conclave. All Setites who have already proven their worth as Acknowledged members of the Camarilla will continue to be treated as such.
Followers of Set

The Elders have seen fit to uphold the decision as voted to disallow those of the Camarilla who are Followers of Set to hold any position in the Camarilla.

Sabbat Elders have not upheld any decision in this matter. However, the Justicars asked for opinions and discussions on the matter following a small address delivered by Genevive deMontaigne, and a short summary is included here:

"In these troubled nights, many Domains face threats from multiple sources. Threats brought to a finer point especially with more recent disturbing announcements and incidents. "We are at war with the rebellion, the Sabbat. This is not a question or a matter for debate. However, when a Prince faces threats to their Domain on multiple fronts, it may behove them to have the ability to negotiate a cease-fire, however temporary, so as to not tax themselves from too many fronts. Yet that ability directly conflicts with the previous edict of Lord Justicar Pascek, which includes that ‘any Camarilla member who knowingly associates with a member of the Sabbat will be removed of all their standing and put to death as a traitor to their sect and the blood.’"

The discussion included many points, some arguing that the edict was too restrictive and disallowed common tactics such as infiltration and espionage. Others argued that we didn’t need such tactics to know our enemies, and that they should simply be killed on-sight. After some discussion, His Avian Excellency stood to address the Conclave to explain a situation wherein he and several supporters had gone to Detroit to fight off the Sabbat, only to find themselves gridlocked along with the Sabbat and attacked on all fronts by infernal forces, who attacked Camarilla and Sabbat members both, indiscriminately. Archon Hugo Valentine asked Lord Justicar Paseck for a clarification on his edict as it pertained to interrogation. Lord Justicar Pascek indicated that his edict did not apply to those who spoke to a Sabbat member for the purposes of interrogation. The Justicars presiding thanked all for their opinions and the helpful discussion.

 

2010 Conclave - Annapolis 

Title Definition
Elysium The decision of the Conclave of 2003 regarding Elysium stands, that Elysium, being older than the Traditions and the Camarilla, supersedes the powers of the Prince and the Second Tradition.
Keeper Keepers shall be able to strip both temporary and permanent status for breaches of Elysium as well as Breaches of the Masquerade.
Powers and Limitations of Archons

Archons are always on duty.  Archons are Empowered by the Justicars they serve, and gain all of their authority from that service.  This entitles them to be immune to the Traditions of Hospitality and Destruction when acting on orders from the Justicar.  In addition, all are advised to remember that Archons are the appointed eyes, ears, and if needed, fists of their Justicars.

It was also emphasized very strongly that should an Archon misbehave in a given Domain, it is up to the Prince to deal with the matter.  The most proper method is to present proof of the crimes to a Justicar, however a strong Prince will enforce his Domain as he sees fit.

The Obtenebration Registry The Obtenebration Registry is to be opened; to be policed jointly by the Lasombra Herald and the Justicariate.
Shadow Conspiracies Specific enemies of the sect and violators of the Camarilla Traditions should be punished as individuals.

 

2009 Conclave - Las Vegas 

Title Definition
Weapons of a former age  To use the methods of the enemy is to become the enemy. Those tactics which were acceptable in the past are acceptable no longer. This is a new regime.  


2008 Conclave - Twin Cities 

Title Definition
Gangrel Gangrel are permitted a representative among the Justicariate

Children of

Haquim

All Children of Haquim who are seeking full membership in the Camarilla, must present themselves to any Justicar of their choosing and fully disclose any violations of Camarilla law that the admittee has committed prior to their presentation before the Justicariate.  After a Child of Haqim has been absolved of any wrong doing and their probation is lifted, they are welcomed into the Ivory Tower with all rights and privileges including holding such positions as Prince and Seneschal.


 

2006 Conclave - Berlin, 

Title Definition

Right of

Amaranth

While the Camarilla still upholds its views on diablerie, the distinction was made clear that
the Right of Amaranth is not an unacceptable practice in theory.

Independents

and the

Camarilla

All members of any independent clan may show their worth, and be
accepted into the arms of the Camarilla.

 

 

2006 Conclave - Columbus, OH

Title Definition
Infernalism Active participants of the practice of Infernalism shall be seen as violators of the First Tradition and must be treated as such.
Vicissitude Policy on Vicissitude becomes thus: A member of the Camarilla discovered to be in possession of the Sabbat disease known as Vicissitude shall be forfeit of all status, and their existence. Should the carrier be of significant value to his or her Prince, the Prince may petition the office of the Brujah Justicariate to allow an Ordeal by Purification. After the ordeal, the carrier may or may not be granted mercy. Should they be granted mercy, they will be returned to their Prince free of all charges.
Assamite Positions Abstain, and table the vote for one year's time.
Ravnos Positions Ravnos will continue to hold positions as previously ratified, as well as those of Seneschal and Prince.
Setite Positions Setites are allowed to hold city positions with exception of Prince and Seneschal.
Caitiff Positions Caitiff will continue to hold positions as previously ratified.
Tremere Addendum to Infernalism Addendum to the Infernalism vote as petitioned by Prince Meredith Sturbridge, Clan Tremere: Members of Clan Tremere will be allowed to continue their research and investigations under the individual approval of the Tremere Justicar.
Giovanni Promise The Promise remains as is with the following addendum: if the Promise is breeched by Clan Giovanni, Princes or their delegates may incapacitate the Giovanni in question and send them to the local Giovanni Prefect (whose names will be made known to the Camarilla) or to the Giovanni Ambassador to the Camarilla (position currently held by Johnathan Giovanni). The Camarilla will be compensated for its efforts by Clan Giovanni if the individual(s) concerned is/are found guilty. If Clan Giovanni is able to prove the charges are unfounded, the Camarilla member(s) concerned will compensate Clan Giovanni for resources lost.


2004 Conclave - San Francisco, CA

Title Definition
Rights of the Primogen and Bloodhunts The Primogen Council can overturn any Blood Hunt called by their Prince, provided that they collectively expend enough Permanent Status Traits to equal that of the Prince's total Status (Personal plus Positional). Furthermore, this action must be taken within one month of the Blood Hunt being called. By employing it, the Primogen Council strips two Permanent Status Traits from their Prince and causes him a massive loss of face in front of the entire Camarilla. Note: This may require one or more Primogen to expend more than one Permanent Status Trait. Who loses what is a subject for role-play. 

Note: If you kill the Prince that declared the Bloodhunt, your Bloodhunt stands until the Justicariate feels like hearing the case."




2003 Conclave - Northern Virginia

Title Definition
Elysium Not even the 2nd tradition can be called to overrule the tenets of Elysium.
Assamites The Assamites are permitted to hold positions of authority within the cities of the Camarilla. Those positions include all but the positions of Seneschal and Prince.



2001 Conclave - Springfield, IL

Title Definition
Praxis Seizure A praxis seizure is successful by whomever can hold the Domain. Destruction of the prince before a declaration of praxis is severely frowned upon, but it does not constitute an illegal praxis seizure.
Power The power of the prince is absolute within his Domain. The power of the justicars is absolute globally. It is within the prince's right to exercise his Domain powers to earn the ire of the justicars as he sees fit.
Lextalionis The declaration of Lextalionis is a dire decision. In the event that a prince must change his declaration, he must forfeit a twin-weight of his reputation within the Camarilla, as the price of the scandal such a hasty and ill-though decision illustrates. Note: If you kill the prince that declared a Blood Hunt, the Blood Hunt stands until a justicar, following due consideration of the case, states otherwise.
Recorded Media Recorded media of any sort containing evidence of our existence, is to be considered a breach of the Masquerade. As such, it may not be used to accuse another of a breach of the Masquerade.
Hospitality In order to gain Hospitality within a Domain, one must present themselves to the Prince, or in the Prince's absence the Seneschal, in person. Modern communications conveniences and powers of the blood are not allowed to work as intermediaries in this.
Amaranth The princes present at the conclave were given certain instructions regarding the Camarilla's attitudes towards Diablerie. These instructions are still valid. - Princes may grant rite of amaranth.


1998 Conclave - Chicago, IL

Title Definition
Non-Camarilla Clans The mandate accepted under the Brazillian Conclave not to allow Ravnos to hold position within Camarilla Domains was deemed unacceptable for the rest of the World. Ravnos are allowed to hold position within the Camarilla, just as any other citizen from one of the non-Camarilla Clans (save Setite), except for Prince, Seneschal, and Primogen - as mandated by Lord Justicar Lucian."
Lextalionis The declaration of Lextalionis is a dire decision. In the event that a prince must change his declaration, he must forfeit a twin-weight of his reputation within the Camarilla, as the price of the scandal such a hasty and ill-though decision illustrates. Note: If you kill the prince that declared a Blood Hunt, the Blood Hunt stands until a justicar, following due consideration of the case, states otherwise.
Recorded Media Recorded media of any sort containing evidence of our existence, is to be considered a breach of the Masquerade. As such, it may not be used to accuse another of a breach of the Masquerade.
Hospitality In order to gain Hospitality within a Domain, one must present themselves to the Prince, or in the Prince's absence the Seneschal, in person. Modern communications conveniences and powers of the blood are not allowed to work as intermediaries in this.