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 or 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 justice.
[ The Periphreal Code is then read, taking several hours. It is this which causes the Oath-taking to last almost all night. The Code governs every aspect of the life of a Neonate, one's duties to the House and Clan as well as to fellow Tremere. Rules of Conduct, Behavior and Comportation are described. One's relationship and duties to the Council of Lords, the Pontifexes and the Inner Council of Seven are described in detail. The legal proceedings of the Tremere are given, including the composition and formation of Tribunals, the weight of their decisions, and the potentials for harm to those Tremere that violate the Code or the Oath. ]
I will abide by the decisions of the tribunals, and honor the wishes of the Inner Council of Seven. The tribunals shall be bound by the Spirit of the Code of the Tremere, supplemented by the Periphreal Code and interpreted by a properly consitituted body of Magi. I have the right to appeal a decision to a higher tribunal, if they should agree to hear my case.
I will not endanger House and Clan Tremere through my actions. Nor will I interfere with the affairs of mundanes and thereby bring 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 would 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 own goals, I will not pursue my own goals 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 earn.
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 to the right of my superiors to make such decisions.
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 infamy.
I recognize that the enemies of the House and Clan are my enemies, and that the friends of the House and Clan are my allies. Let us work as one and grow hale and strong.
hereby swear this oath on . Woe to anyone who tempts me to break this oath,
and woe to me if I succumb to temptation.
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