The 5 laws of the Vampires:
as revealed to Armand by Santino
That each coven must have its leader and only he might order the working of the dark
trick upon a mortal,seein that the methods and rituals were properly observed.
That the dark gifts must never be given to the crippled,the maimed,to children,or
to those who cannot,even withe the dark gifts survive on there own.Be it further understood that all mortals who would recieve
the dark gifts should be BEAUTIFUL in person so that the insult to GOD might be greater when the trick is done.
That never should an old vampire work this magic lest the blood of the fledgling
be to strong.For all our gifts increase naturaly with age and the old ones have too much strenght to pass on. injury,burning--these
catastrophes,if they do not destroy the child of satan will only increase his powers when he is healed.yet saiten guards the
flock from the powers of old ones,for almost all,without exception go mad.
in this perticular,let Armand observe that there was no vampire then living then
living who was more than 300 years old. no one alive then could remember the first roman coven.The devil frequently calls
his vampire home.
But let Armand understand here also that the effect of the dark trick is unpredictable,even
when passed on by very young vampire and with all due care. for reasons no one knows,some mortals when born to Darkness
become as powerful as titans,others may be no more than corpes that move. That is why mortals must be chosen with skill. those
with great passion and indominatable will should be avoided as well as those who have none.
That no vampire may ever destroy another vampire,except the coven master who has
the power of life and death over all of his flock.And it is further his obligation to lead the old ones and the mad ones in
to the fire when they can no longer serve satan as they should. it is his obligation to destroy all those who are so badly
wounded that they cannot survive on there own. And it is his obligation finally to seek destruction of all outcasts and all
those who have broken these laws.
That no vampire shall ever reveal his-true nature to a mortal and let the mortal
live.no vampire must ever reveal the history of the vampire to a mortal and let the mortal live. no vampire must commit to
writing the history of the vampires or any true knoledge of vampires lest such a history be found by mortals and believed.
and a vampires name must never be known to mortals,save from his tombstone,and never must any vampire reveal to mortals the
location of his or any other vampires lair.
Taken from the vampire lestat-by anne rice