Path of the Feral Heart

The Path of the Feral Heart is a Path of Enlightenment practiced among the Sabbat, especially by members of Clan Gangrel. It controls the Beast by accepting its urges as natural and accepting their role as a hunter among hunters. It is a variant of the Path of the Beast, and splintered from the Path of Harmony.

 

Ethics

  • Survival is your first concern.
  • Politics or technology simply get in the way of the hunt.
  • Learn to strike a balance with your Beast. Engage in the brutal actions necessary to survive, but retain your intelligence and cunning.
  • The “natural world” is an illusion. All things must live according to their forms, and even civilization is natural because it is the form of humanity.
  • Although fire can kill you, you must master your fear so that you kan kill those who whould use it against you.
  • Whether running alone or with a pack, your loyalities must be absolute. You have no time for shiftning allegiances.

Hierarchy of Sins

Morality Rating Moral Guideline Rationale
10 Hunting with means other than your own vampiric powers. The perfect hunter needs no tools.
9 Engaging in politics. Political struggles don’t yield sustenance.
8 Remaining in the presence of fire or sunlight, except to kill an enemy There’s no sense in courting Final Death.
7 Acting in a overly cruel manner Death is natural; feeding is natural; Torture and cruelty aren’t.
6 Failing to sate your hunger. The vampire’s purpose is to feed.
5 Failing to support your allies. Support your family, and it’ll support you.
4 Killing without need. A dead vessel may not be fed from in the future.
3 Failing to follow ones instincts. Instinct is the basis of predatory nature.
2 Killing a creature for other reasons than for survival A kill’s purpose is sustenance.
1 Refusing to kill to survive. Vampires are hunters; everyone else is the hunted.