The Via Einherjar, the Path of the Slain, teaches strict adherence to the Norse ethic of personal responsibility, courage in the face of adversity and individual initiative. This road is usually followed by older Scandinavian warriors who choose to cling to the trappings of their civilization, rather than becoming vargr like so many others.
The followers of the Path of the Einherjar believe that by following the codes of behaviour hallowed by the All-Father and the Norse tradition, they can master the Beast through courage and iron self-discipline. Many are the followers of the Einherjar‘s Path who have died at the doors to their halls, forcing themselves to watch the sun rise without fear.
The followers of the Path of the Einherjar are neither “virtuous” nor “good” in the sense of the more humane or honourable vampires of certain other Roads or Paths. They are brutal, direct, crass, self-serving, and often intolerable except to those they respect. To their true friends, they are loyal to the death and would willingly give their last possessions. Those who are not their friends are objects to be beaten, scorned, cheated, robbed, or challenged until they prove their worth.
- Personal responsibility, courage in the face of adversity, and individual initiative keep the Beast at bay
- By following the codes of behaviour hallowed by the All-Father and tradition, you can master the Beast through courage and iron self-discipline
|Level of Sin||Description|
|1*||Stealing or cheating; not challenging a weak leader|
|1||Begging or otherwise asking for help|
|2||Failing to kill for reasons of conscience; failing to boast and spread tales of your actions|
|3||Hoarding or otherwise miserly actions; performing an unworthy act, such as making a brag and failing to fulfil it|
|4||Showing fear or hesitation in the face of peril|
|5||Backing down from a challenge; running away from danger; breaking a sworn oath|
*: only for someone with Road rating of 6