“There are traitors in our midst. Those who seek to tear down all that We have built together. Now, as Guardian, I am tasked with not only our political future, but the spiritual salvation of vampires everywhere. The question before us is : Are we willing to share this world ? As vampires, we have committed crimes against humanity, crimes for which we must now atone. The Sanguinistas want to turn the clock backwards, want to murder with impunity. They think of humans as nothing but sustenance. So the choice is ours. Do we return to a time where we skulked in the dark hiding in the shadows ? Or are we willing to extend the promise of Lilith and the bountiful mercy to all of humanity ? And live… As equals.
The Sanguinistas say we are going against our nature, and Lilith command us to feed. The pinnacle of the food chain. But they are wrong. For if we let our sins flourish… We are slaves to our blood lust, if We let our hunger for power surpass our common decency, We doom our souls to damnation. So let it be known, We will not cede the floor to the depraved and desperate tyranny of madmen and fanatics. We will not stand by while zealots hijack the righteousness of our cause.
We will fight. And let the night cleanse us of our sins and lead us to victory.”
_ Roman Zimojic, True Blood. (Season 5, episode 5)
Cercis Siliquastrum | The Judas tree.
“Treachery. Sedition under this roof.”