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“Vivienne” (one of the Pierce ancestors, or AU) is turned into a vampire in her early 20s. In this AU world her mother and father are a normal couple instead of being on different continents. Grew up in America instead of Africa. On the East coast in New Orleans. Or a different time period all together (i.e. Medieval, culture specific, etc.)

Sire, unknown but an important connection for her.

The vampire lore would be modeled after the Anne Rice lore. No sparkly, lovey dovey  crap. She is still Vivienne after all. #Pierce



The ‘Dark Gift' is a term for the vampiric power.  When a vampire maker bestows the power to become immortal that is transmitted through the Blood on a fledgling, that maker is offering the Dark Gift.

The Dark Gift manifests varies, as it all depends on the siring vampire's age, power and blood purity. If a vampire has gone centuries without turning someone, then the vampire they turn will be incredibly powerful. Not all progeny display the same gifts either. Louis for example, lacked telepathy.

The numerous gifts that vampires can develop usually come with age though a vampire can take a shortcut to such power by drinking the blood of ancient and powerful vampires.

The Talamasca Caste, also referred to as "Order of the Talamasca" or simply "Talamasca," is described as a secret society set up to watch over and keep track of the paranormal, in particular witches, vampires, spirits, and werewolves. Members of the Talamasca are described as "psychic detectives."

The Talamasca itself was described in The Vampire Chronicles as having motherhouses or bases in London, Amsterdam, Rome and other various parts of the world. The organization is said to have existed since the 1st century.  It's stated in The Witching Hour that it was formally formed in the 11th century but existed before that.

The organization itself was described as having many influences in the suppression of paranormal information, namely the existence of vampires. Beneath the building are a number of museums in which the Talamasca house a substantial collection of artifacts, all connected with the supernatural in some way.  Vaults accessible only by the eldest members of the order house paraphernalia connected with vampires.  The Talamasca also housed several paintings of Marius's  "The Temptation of Amadeo", and other artifacts from vampires such as Pandora, Armand, Louis, the infamous Lestat de Lioncourt, and Claudia.

The organization is also responsible for the suppression and cover-up regarding the Mayfair family's fiasco concerning the Taltos birth anomaly.  It may also have been responsible for covering the burning of the Théâtre des Vampires.


The Sacred Core is the term used to refer to the brain where the spirit Amel resides, being the source of The Dark Gift itself. Every vampire is linked to the Sacred Core through a network of invisible tentacles of Amel's outreaching spirit. Whoever holds the Sacred Core becomes the vampire leader of the world, the strongest in the Blood and the most Gifted. Only the combined strengths of the oldest of vampires, the Children of the Millennia, may stand a chance against the holder of the Sacred Core. Supposedly, only an older vampire of at least one thousand years in the Blood may have the strength to host the Sacred Core, although the first host was made an immortal shortly after being a mortal, suggesting that any immortal may serve as the host and the mortal would be made a vampire at the moment of union. If the host of the Sacred Core were destroyed, all vampires in the world would follow it in death.

The Great Laws were the five Vampiric laws created by the Children of Satan. From the formation of the cult in Medieval times, the Great Laws were used to render judgment upon other vampires and to dictate the predation of the Children of Satan. Many of the Great Laws were created in line with the Children of Satan's beliefs that their actions should be done to affront God and Godliness.  Violation of the Great Laws was considered punishable by death.
The Great Laws
LAW ONE: Each coven must have its leader, and only he might order the working of the Dark Trick upon a mortal, seeing that the methods and the rituals were properly observed.
LAW TWO: The Dark Gifts must never be given to the crippled, the maimed, or to children or to those who cannot, even with the Dark Powers, survive on their own. Be it further understood that all mortals who would receive the Dark Gifts should be beautiful in person, so that the insult to God might be greater when the trick is done.
LAW THREE: Never should an old vampire work this magic lest the blood of the fledgling be too strong. For all our gifts increase naturally with age and the old ones have too much strength 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. Satan guards the flock from the powers of old ones, for almost all, without exception, go mad.
LAW FOUR: No vampire may ever destroy another vampire, except that the coven master has the power of life and death over all his flock. And it is further his obligation to lead the old ones and the mad ones into the fire when they can no longer serve Satan as they should. It is his obligation to destroy all vampires who are not properly made. It is his obligation to destroy all those who are so badly wounded that they cannot survive on their own. And it is his obligation finally to seek the destruction of all outcasts and all those who have broken these laws.
LAW FIVE: No vampire shall ever reveal his true nature to a mortal and let the mortal live. No vampire must ever reveal the history of vampires to a mortal and let the mortal live. No vampire must commit to writing the history of the vampires or any true knowledge of vampires lest such a history be found by mortals and believed. And a vampire's 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 vampire's lair.
Notable violations of the Great Laws
Though belief in the Great Laws waivered with the dissolution of the Children of Satan, their existence plays a key part throughout the Vampire Chronicles.

The entirety of the Vampire Chronicles, starting with Louis de Pointe du Lac 's discussion with the Interviewer and including all of Lestat de Lioncourt 's novels, are in violation of the Fifth Law. This law is also what prompts vampire-kind to attempt to kill Lestat during Queen of the Damned.
Claudia 's making by Lestat and Louis and subsequent attempted murder of Lestat are in violation of the Great Laws and are what partially prompt Armand to arrange her death.
Lestat de Lioncourt is considered a renegade vampire because of his creation by the rogue Magnus , violating the First Law. His death is demanded by the Children of Satan , leading him to meet Armand and eventually liberate the coven.








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This Vivienne is an ancestor of the Pierce Family. Being a young girl of 21 when she was turned by an unknown sire in the year 1493. Being over 500 years old she is considered an elder in vampire circles. One of the first to settle in Louisiana. New Orleans is a hustle bustle of a place when she arrives in 1865. Hiding in the shadows and only coming out at night with the other kindred. She is a member of the Talamasca Caste society.

The Talamasca have motherhouses or bases in London, Amsterdam, Rome and other various parts of the world. The organization is said to have existed since the 1st century; it was formally formed in the 11th century but existed before that.

The organization has many influences in the suppression of paranormal information, namely the existence of vampires. Beneath the building are a number of museums in which the Talamasca house a substantial collection of artifacts, all connected with the supernatural in some way.  Vaults accessible only by the eldest members of the order house paraphernalia connected with vampires.
 
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