Shadow of a Horned God
Via Humanitatis (also called Road of Humanity) is one of the five major vampiric “faiths” called Roads. It’s followers are referred to as Prodigals. It emphasizes on the remnant of the Cainite’s human self. It teaches that only by clinging to her mortal self can a vampire retain control of her Beast. They value compassion, empathy and selflessness. Many of the other Roads’ members scoff at these “soft-hearted” Cainites, but the fact remains that the Prodigals have a large advantage in their close relations to humanity. Of all Cainites, it is perhaps the followers of Via Humanitatis who most quickly adapt to new mortal societies, ideas and innovations and therefore have a fresh perspective against the more stagnant members of the other Roads. Via Humanitatis is a very common Road, and it’s members are represented by most Clans, perhaps with a slight weight towards Clan Brujah.
The Road is not very well organized as such, because of their informal aptitude. On the other hand, the Prodigals are very social creatures in most cases, and therefore have better communication with each other than many others. Some variations (called “Paths”) to this Road exist, and they tend to follow the same base principles.
Here is a list of prominent Prodigals in Britannia, as well as those encountered in the chronicle. They are listed according to their name, clan and a note in those cases deemed necessary (followers of a minor path or converts from other Roads, for example).
Eriond (Path of Vigor)
Lady Uxia (Salubri)
Janos (Ravnos, Path of Vigor)