The Code of Milan is the set of laws by which Cainites
of the Sabbat
live in the World of Darkness
. It may seem on first glance that the extensiveness of the list of laws would make Cainite life more
restrictive than in the Camarilla
, but many of these laws confer rights as well as responsibilities, and are far more permissive than what any Camarilla Prince
would allow. Its last revision followed the Third Sabbat Civil War
The Code of Milan
By the solemn word of Regent Gorchist, this is the one true Code of Milan, revised from the original manuscript this night, December 21, 1933. Out of the ashes of our great war may this peace reign ever lasting.
An oath of allegiance has been sworn by the regent and the consistory in the presence of all faction leaders and fifty other witnesses to faithfully follow all regulations imposed by this code in leading the Sabbat. This revised Code of Milan is agreed on by all Sabbat factions, including those of Cardinals Huroff, Bruce de Guy, Agnes and Charles VI; and Archbishops Beatrice, Una, Tecumseh, Giangaleazzo, Toth, Aeron, Marsilio, Rebecca, Julian, and Salluccio. All other factions must pledge themselves in support of this revised Code of Milan or claim separation from the Sabbat.
These are the statutes comprising the Code of Milan:
I The Sabbat shall remain united in its support of the sect's Regent. If necessary, a new Regent shall be elected. The Regent shall support relief from tyranny, granting all Sabbat freedom.
II All Sabbat shall do their best to serve their leaders as long as said leaders serve the will of the regent.
III All Sabbat shall faithfully observe all the Auctoritas Ritae.
IV All Sabbat shall keep their word of honor to another.
V All Sabbat shall treat their peers fairly and equally, upholding the strength and unity of the Sabbat. If necessary, they shall provide for the needs of their brethren.
VI All Sabbat must put the good of the sect and the race of Cainites before their own personal needs, despite all costs.
VII Those who are not honorable under this code will be considered less then equal and therefore unworthy of assistance.
VIII As it has always been, so shall it always be. The Lextalionis shall be the model for undying justice by which all Sabbat shall abide.
IX All Sabbat shall protect one another from the enemies of the sect. Personal enemies shall remain a personal responsibility, unless they undermines sect security.
X All sect members shall protect Sabbat territory from all other powers.
XI The spirit of freedom shall be the fundamental principle of the sect. All Sabbat shall expect and demand freedom from their leaders.
XII The Ritus of Monomacy shall be used to settle disputes among all Sabbat.
XIII All Sabbat shall support the Black Hand.
Addenda to the Code of Milan
Observed by all witnessing parties present on this night, December 21, 1933, and hereafter upheld.
XIV All Sabbat have the right to monitor the behavior and activities of their fellow sect members in order to maintain freedom and security.
XV All Sabbat possess the right to call a council of their peers and immediate leaders.
XVI All Sabbat shall act against sect members who use the powers and authority the Sabbat has given them for personal gain at the expense of the Sabbat. Action shall be taken only through accepted means, approved by a quorum of Prisci.