A "seeker" who has not dedicated to a household but agrees with their philosophy and is interested in dedicating to the family. Also an ally of any kind who gets along with a House and is welcome in Havens, but is not a formal member. Later called the first Ordeal of the OSV, in which an individual who has chosen to become a member of this group has learned the basic precepts of the Order's philosophy. Also is used to refer to those who complete this Ordeal.
Jaidah* (formal, House Eclipse)
The highest ranking in the Eclipsan system. A Jaidah has been a vampire for at least five years, is well respected in the community, makes contributions to their House or Order and often takes a guiding, advising or organizational position. Jaidah are usually the ones to teach and mentor Apprentices and Fledglings and help newly Awakened vampires learn about, deal with and come to terms with their condition. In this role they are called Pibliar or mentors. Jaidah are expected to be polite, composed and controlled in public and not to engage in drama and creation of strife. Jaidah are also expected to treat those around them, both Mundane and vampiric with respect, compassion and dignity and to comport themselves with the same. Jaidah usually feel compelled to make contributions to the community of some kind, whether in terms of resources, time, writing or otherwise is up to the individual. Jaidah have usually by this rank established a strong and vital system of allian
ces, Bonds and are usually leaders or strong members of their Pack or Circle. Jaidah and Elders, which re often synonymous are the only ones who, by vote, can raise a Tabaan to Jaidah rank, though this can also be disputed by any member of the House. Often Elders retire from the endless politics of vampiric society and culture and have trusted and Bonded Master allies and friends who keep them informed or ask for their aid if difficulty arises.
The rank of Jaidah is a high honor and only half those who make it to Tabaan level ever seek to become Jaidah. This is roughly equivalent to the OSV rank of Dominus and is the Enochian word for "highest" referring to rank.
Domain of eternity, also referred to by OSV as the council of spiritual beings that presides over a city. In Sanguinarium terminology, a Jhatyet (badly anglicized version of an Egyptian word) is a council of elders. These are the most supposedly "benevolent" and "spiritually advanced" individuals who guide and watch over a given community. In reality, they are the most powerful Elders in a community who for good or ill work together to help run and organize the House or Coven *See also COVICA.