1. (Illuminatti) The greek word for a female vampire, used in the Illuminatti system. The plural form of the word is Lamiai.
2. (OSV and Sanguinarium)A Greek vampire with deformed lower limbs that feed upon the blood of children and young men. Supposedly used to refer to a female vampire who practices magic.
Latent Vampire (general, Sanguinarius)
Someone who is already naturally a vampire, but whose vampiric tendencies have not yet fully manifested. Apparently, some latent vampires may need to be "turned" or "awakened", while others may have their tendencies naturally surface over the course of time. Many latent vampires seem to stand out to other, already established, vampires through a phenomenon known as the "Beacon" or Cnila Bahal (bloodcall). *See also Awakening, Ananiel, Beacon, Potential, Turned.
Leech *(Slang, Sanguinarius, White Wolf )
1.) Any one of the various small, chiefly aquatic, bloodsucking or carniverous worms, some of which were once (and still are in some cases) used medically for bleeding patients;
2.) Rude and disrespectful term to call someone who is a vampire or blood fetishist.
Legacy* (formal, general)
The bloodline of a particular vampire or the Ancient they trace their spiritual or physical descent from.
Life's end:* (general, Illuminatti)
Death. Lilith's clan is forbidden to cause life's end in vampires, mundanes or Otherkin in the Illuminatti system.
Lifefood: (general, Illuminatti)
Another term for blood used exclusively by the Illuminatti system. It is also called food, life or life essence.
Lilith: (general, Illuminatti)
The first wife of Adam. She is charged with gathering and preserving knowledge. Lilith was given vampire powers by the Divine according to the Illuminatti oral tradition.
Lillitu/ Lilian/ Lilin (general)
Also the Children of Lilith. This is an order or movement within the vampire community, which promotes the idea that Lilith was the spiritual forebear of vampires. The Lillitu cite the Hebraic tradition that depicts Lilith as Adamís first wife who was cast from the Garden for refusing to submit to Adam. According to the folklore, which surrounds her, God cursed her with a thirst for blood, and she went forth and started a line of demonic children. Lilith and her heirs were believed by the Israelites to feed upon infants and young men, drinking their life and their blood. Lilith was probably borrowed by the Israelites from Babylonian lore, where she appears as a wild woman who haunts waste places. She is traditionally depicted naked, with long flowing hair, wings and the talons of a bird of prey in place of feet. As the Lady of Beasts, she is often accompanied by wild animals, usually lions or owls. The male counter-part of Lilith is the vampiric man-bird Gelal, who makes an a
ppearance in the ancient Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. Many Lilin are visited by Lilith in dreams or visions, or are guided by her in other ways. Many of the Lillin drink blood and also incorporate blood into their ritual.
Lorekeeper (formal, Sanguinarium, House Eclipse)
1. (OSV and Sanguinarium) The term used by this group during their "first age" to describe the Keepers of the Scroll.
2. (House Eclipse)A respectful and reverent term to refer to a teacher, wise man or woman, scholar, librarian or other collector of knowledge. In the Eclipsan system they are treated with respect and reverence and Eclipsans will often go out of thier way to help these guardians of knowledge.
Long Night, The *(formal, Sanguinarius, Sanguinarium)
This is the name for a festival celebrated on the Winter Solstice. This night is the this night is the longest night of the year, and many households and covens gather together to celebrate the longest night. This is a festival of community where everyone relaxes and socializes. It is also the traditional night to recognize new members of the community or to perform rites of passage, such as raising someone from Isro to Elder. Meetings of an entire House often take place on this day.
LonshiCnila'* (formal, House Eclipse)
A formal or ritual term in Enochian for a sanguinary vampire in the Eclipsan system. The direct translation is "A Cup or Vessel of Blood".
Lonshi Talhon *( formal, House Eclipse)
A polite or ritual term for a psi vamp in the Eclipsan system. Comes from the Enochian words meaning "Cup or Vessel of Energy". Used by those who feel psi vamp or pranic is inaccurate, misleading, group specific to the OSV or derogatory.
Low, Lowed, Lowing:*(general, Illuminatti)
Archaic term for the speech of animals that is understood by mundanes, vampires or Otherkin in the Illuminatti system.