is impolitic. Impoliteness is a sin. Always retain composure.
and Casual Conversation
address another Kindred by his title, if he has one. If he has multiple
titles address him by Camarilla title rather than clan title in mixed
company. A Ventrue with no title is addressed by his surname (e.g. Mr.
a man's hand, kiss a woman's. Women should simply let their hands be
kissed by men and kiss fellow women on the right cheek.
to your elders in all things. Wait for them to acknowledge you before
interrupt another clanmate while he speaks, even if you are his elder.
take offense when an elder interrupts you, even if it is rude.
look into an elder's eyes when speaking of listening to him. Doing so
shows not only interest, but trust that he will not use the gifts of
Caine upon you.
affairs and business interests are best left as just that - personal-
unless a Kindred opens the discussion himself.
Kindred are not nearly so interested in your personal achievements as
you think they should be. Crowing shows crassness.
- Do not
raise your voice, use expletives or otherwise debase the discourse.
- That said,
avoid conversation on the moder "Internet"
- A Ventrue's
blood preferences are a private matter. One never asks.
must always dress and comport themselves with the utmost diginity in
public, no matter the time of night or the situation.
- One should
never disagree with one's elder in public, especially when lesser Kindred
that, one should never disagree with one's equals or juniors in public
either. Always show the world a united front.
speak of clan business to outsiders, under any circumstance
other Camarilla Kindred, no matter their clan, with as much respect
as you would expect them to show you. Do not sink to their level, or
allow yourself to be baited into exchanging taunts with a rapscallion
or anything else so unseemly.
- Do not
enforce your will or charms upon another member of Clan Ventrue unless
it is absolutely necessary.
- If the
fellow Ventreu in question is in good standing with his peers, it is
hard to conceive of a time when it would be absolutely necessary.
upon another's thoughts, defling their memories or toying with their
emotions are all quite rude, but sometimes necessary if one's subject
is not a Ventrue.
an elder demand access to your mind and he is within his rights to do
so, do not resist.
- Only a
prince, justica, praetor or strategos is every within his rights to
demand access to your mind.
- Come to
a Ventrue's aid when he asks. This is the Ethic of Succor is inviolable
begrudge or besmirch a clanmate who asks for aid. It is his right, and
call for aid unless you actually need it. Esteemed Kindred have little
tolerance for wasting time.
- One does
not remind another of his previous request for succor in casual conversation
that you, too, might be in need of your clan's assistance one night,
and act accordingly.