The Code of Tremere
The Code is provided here for initiates, soon to be new sires, and all
others for knowledge and wisdom. Let it not be said that House and Clan
Tremere live by secrets, but by shared wisdom.
I, [initiate's name], hereby swear my
everlasting loyalty to House and Clan Tremere and all its members. I am
of their blood, and they are of mine. We share our lives, our goals, and
our achievements. I shall obey those the House sees fit to name my
superiors, and treat my inferiors with all the respect and care they
earn for themselves.
I will not deprive nor attempt to deprive any member
of House and Clan Tremere of his magical power. To do so would be to act
against the strength of our House. I will not slay nor attempt to slay
any member of the House and Clan except in self-defense, or when a magus
has been ruled outlaw by a properly constituted tribunal. If a magus has
been ruled an outlaw, I shall bend all efforts to bring such magus to
I will abide by all decisions of the tribunals, and
respectfully honor the wishes of the Inner Council of Seven and the
wishes of my superiors. The tribunals shall be bound by the spirit of
the Code of Tremere, as supplemented by the Peripheral Code and
interpreted by a properly constituted body of magi. I have the right to
appeal a decision to a higher tribunal, if they should agree to hear my
I will not endanger House and Clan Tremere through
my actions. Nor will I interfere with the affairs of mundanes in any way
that brings ruin upon my House and Clan. I will not, when dealing with
devils, or others, in any way bring danger to the clan, nor will I
disturb the faeries in any way that should cause them to take vengeance
on the House and Clan. I also swear to uphold the values and goals of
the Camarilla, and I will maintain the Masquerade. Insofar as these
goals may conflict with my goals, I will not pursue my own ends in any
way that would endanger the Masquerade. The strength of the House and
Clan Tremere depends on the strength of the Masquerade.
I will not use magic to scry upon members of the
House and Clan Tremere, nor shall I use it to peer into their affairs.
It is expressly forbidden.
I will train only apprentices who will swear to this
code, and should any of them turn against the House and Clan, I shall be
the first to strike them down and bring them to justice. No apprentice
of mine shall be called magus until he first swears to uphold the code.
I shall treat my apprentices with the care and respect that they
I concede to my elders the right to take my
apprentice should it be found that my apprentice is valuable to an
elder's work. All are members of the House and Clan and valuable first
to these precepts. I shall abide by the right of my superiors to make
I shall further the knowledge of the House and Clan
and share with its members all that I find in my search for wisdom and
power. No secrets are to be kept, or given, regarding the arts of magic,
nor shall I keep secret the doings of others which might bring harm to
the House and Clan.
I demand that, should I break this oath, I should be
cast out of the House and Clan. If I am cast out, I ask my brothers to
find and slay me that my life may not continue in degradation and
I recognize that the enemies of the House and Clan
are my enemies, that the friends of the House and Clan are my friends,
and that the allies of the House and Clan are my allies. Let us work as
one and grow hale and strong.
I hereby swear this oath on [current date]. Woe to
they who try to tempt me to break this oath, and woe to me if I succumb
to such temptation.
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