A vampire or person who is called one or pretends to be one who has proved
themself incapable of handling the demands of thier Hunger or everyday life and
keeping their egoes in check, or a delusional mundane who desperately wants to
be a vampire and convinces themselves that they are one. Also any person who
members of House Eclipse feels presents a definite danger to them. Such people
break the law, commiting crimes ranging from illegal substance distribution and
abuse to rape and murder. They feel superior to other people and thus feel no
qualms about using, abusing, hurting, lying to or even killing them. This is
the result of a weak mind and poor teaching, or being taught incorrectly that
vampires are somehow superior to mundanes. Faboan may risk themselves or the
health of donors by not getting tested for diseases or using unsafe feeding
methods, as they often have severe delusions of grandeur. These vampires are
extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. This term also applies
to any person classified by history or the media as vampires, whether or not
they posess the actual vampiric condition. Examples are Kyle Hubert, the
Vampire Killer or Nico Claux, the Vampire of Paris. This word comes from the
Enochian term meaning "Poison". This is in some ways like the concept of "Sin
Nomine" but is not applicable to vampires who merely annoy or disagree with a
House and are exiled from it.
According to many legends and most modern stories, fiction, movies and the like, Ageless vampires naturally grow sharpened and pointed incisor and canine teeth after becoming vampires. These are used for puncturing the skin so the vampire may drink the blood of those they feed on. Many vampires as well as Mundane imitators have caps made to fit over their teeth that look like fangs, and some sets are quite sharp. It is very dangerous to feed using fangs, as the fangs make puncture wounds, which often get infected and the saliva can carry many dangerous diseases, such as herpes, hepatitis, HIV and tetanus. Thus most vampires use them as a form of jewelry or because they find the look of them appeals to their Beast or Khaibit. Fangs may be used for an occasional nibble but should never be used to break the skin.
Fangsmith *(formal, Sanguinarium)
An OSV term for an individual who is trained in making fangs for members of any community that might need them. They are commonly referred to as "father" or "mother" by the Sanguinarium, though others refuse to use these terms and find them silly. According to the OSV, the above titles are due to the concept that supposedly those having fangs made are somehow involved in a ritualistic process while aquiring custom made fangs, that can act as a catalyst to awakening. Only the OSV ascribes to this theory. To everyone else, they are business people only to most, hold no specific rank due to their practice and are not necessarily members of a House or Coven.
Family (general, Sanguinarius)
A term used by many people to describe their coven or their close circle of vampires and friends. Also, a general term for all members of the vampiric community.
Family of Night* (General, OSV)
A term used by many people in the OSV to describe their coven or their close circle of vampires and allied otherkin or Black Swan friends. It is also used as a general term for all members of the vampire community. Others find this term pretentious and simply refer to the vampire community as exactly that.
Family Dentist (general, Sanguinarium)
The OSV word for a fang smith. This term is misleading and should be stringently avoided as fang makers hardly ever have any dental training and should not be referred to by a title they have not earned.
1. (OSV and Sanguinarium)Someone who just dresses the part for whatever reason. The fashion vamps are only into the aesthetics (fangs, contacts, fashion) and not the philosophy or spirituality of the lifestyle. Most real vampires hate Gaja, refuse to associate with them and mock them openly. They are damaging to real vampires, as their presence among us makes us all look like fakes. * Also see Gaja.
2. (Sanguinarius)This is not a type of actual vampire. Someone who does not have the vampiric condition, and who just dresses the part. The fashion vamps are only into the aesthetics (fangs, contacts, fashion) and not the philosophy or spirituality of the lifestyle -- think "fashion victim". (See also "wannabe" and "poser")
Festival of Radiant Life *(formal, Sanguinarium)
A Strigoi Vii holiday, which falls on the summer solstice and celebrates the Dayside, mundane family and donors. A vampiric adaptation of the celebration of an ancient Pagan holiday.
Feeders* (general or slang, Illuminatti, Sanguinarius)
1. (Illuminatti) A hungry vampire or vampires, the opposite of food in the Illuminatti system.
2. (Sanguinarius)Another term for vampires, which distinguishes them by their need to feed upon blood. Also a term referring to those who consume animal blood, which is a risky and often unethical practice.
Feeding*(general, Sanguinarius, Sanguinarium)
1. (OSV and Sanguinarium) The act of consuming blood, life force, or energy from a person, animal, or other source. AKA Communion by House Sahjaza, if done between consenting, aware, screened and safe individuals. Other Houses consider that term sacreligious and disrespectful.
2 (Sangiunarius) The act of consuming blood (or, in the case of psi or energy vampires, pranic energy) from someone (or an animal). (See also the "Hunger", the "Thirst", and the "Need".)
A group of donors, usually from four to seven, who feed a specific vampire or coven of vampires. A group of people, usually from four to seven, who give the gift to a particular vampire. The members pledge to do the vampire and eachother no harm.
Filtering/Filter Shield (general, psionics)
The word used for a type of shield made up of psychic, pranic or astral energy or Chi that allows some things in while blocking others. This is usually created by visualization of the one to posess the filter shield, and often focused into a specific amulet or other focal point. This type of shield is primarily used by psivamps or psionicists who wish to work only with specific types of energy and find other types distracting or difficult to work with. A person must be grounded and in a state of relaxation to begin building any type of shield or filter with energy.
First Age *(formal, Sanguinarium)
Refers to the birth era of the Sanguinarium from 1992-2002. Not used by anyone else.
Food: (general, Illuminatti)
A source of blood that is sometimes hunted for in the Illuminatti system. The opposite of feeder.
A humorous term for a nutty vampire. This indicates a vampire who’s "not all there". The demands of surviving as a vampire can be too much for some, and in some cases, their mental and emotional states clearly suffer. This can also refer to a vampire who has a habit of acting wild and crazy, kind of like a court jester or class clown, mostly for attention and entertainment purposes. Often an Elder who is incapable of handling their urges or allows their Nightside to dominate completely until they cannot pass for a Mundane at all.