When you're embraced into immortality it is likely that you will try, atleast for a time, to hold on
to such morals and ethics that where imortant to you in life. This set of "rules" are called Humanity.
As your value on human life and property decrease, the harder is it for you to understand or comprehend
mortal emotions or feelings. Also as you gradualy descend further into damnation you will look and act
more "unatural", and normal humans might also start to feel uneasy around you. And finnaly when your
rating hits zero you lose all self-control and you inner beast takes control.
Below is the Hierarchy of Sin for Humanity, the Hierarcy is a kind of "list" where you can check what
is required for you to lose rating.
Hierarchy of Sin - Humanity
Minor selfish acts
Injury to another
Accidental violation (drinking a vessel dry)
Intentional propery damage
Impassioned violation (killing in a frenzy)
Planned voilation (outright murder)
Casual voilation (thoughless killing)
Utter perversion of heinous acts
You should be aware, however, that vampire embraced in other cultures or other eras of the world will probably
have a different view of humanity. This was just an example of what Humanity would be like for a average citizen
of the world today. A vampire who used to be a Viking raider or Samurai in life would probably have a very different
set of "morals" than those mentioned above.
Many chronicles will proabably be spendt with the players trying to hold on to their Humanity,
and not leting the beast take control. And indeed this is recomended for new players. However,
more experienced players, or StoryTellers, will probably at some time want to try something different.
This is where the Paths come into play. Normaly a human will have a rating of around 7, an elder vampire
however might have a rating of 3, or even lower. Now as to avoid losing all of their self control some
adopt a totaly new set of moral guidelines, and make no mistake these guidelines are very different
from those followed by any human and might possibly even be uncomprehendable for young vampires, a list
describing a few of these alternate paths can be found below.