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Anyanka Funk

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The Blood Raider Covenant
« on: 05 Sep 2014, 11:42 »

Thread for the general discussion of The Blood Raider Covenant

To quote from the above-linked wiki:

Quote from: Evelopedia
The Blood Raider Covenant is a particularly gruesome sect of the generally reviled Sani Sabik cult. While all modern Sani Sabik rituals use blood in some manner or another, the Covenant places particular value on the blood of cloned humans, and is utterly ruthless in obtaining it, regularly boarding other spacecraft and abducting all aboard. From their base in Delve they launch lightning raiding parties and surprisingly well co-ordinated incursions deep into empire space in pursuit of their goals.

The Blood Raider Covenant's only sub-faction/corporation is Blood Raiders whose CEO is Grand Master Omir Sarikusa, the supreme leader of The Blood Raider Covenant.


Blood Raiders Chronicles:
The Blood Raiders
House of the Holy
Of God and Her Beast

End of The World Chronicles:
The Spiral (Audio)
Half a life (Audio)
1 (Audio)
The Great Harvest (Audio)
We Humans (Audio)
World On Fire (Audio)

Other Chronicles:
Kiss of the Soul
Two Deaths


Blood Raider News:

YC 106
Blood Raiders to Start Collecting Jovian Body Parts En Masse
Blood Raiders Complete Body Part Collection
Blood Raider Leadership Under a Veil of Silence
Folklore Idols Irk DED Who Warns Against Hero-Worship

YC 107
Insorum Imbroglio (March - December YC 107)
Breach Threatens Biotech Company's Reputation, Stock Value
Highly Dangerous Compound Believed Compromised, Massive Search Underway
Minmatar Republic Claims Caldari State in Breach of Yulai Convention - State in Diplomatic Hot Water
Internal Reports Indicates Prior Untruths on Part of Zainou
Investigation Info Leaked - Special Counsel Moves To Deny
Blood Raider Statement Causes Uproar
"Insorum Imbroglio" Puts Focus on Capsuleers as Eyes Turn Toward Blood Raider Covenant
Catastrophe Strikes Amarr Planet - Blood Raiders Claim Responsibility
Amarr Empire Goes To War
Capsuleers Drawn Into Struggle as Amarr / Blood Raider Fighting Continues
Amarr Forces Deal "Crushing Blow" to Blood Raider Assets

Omir Sarikusa Amused at CONCORD's Claims

Blood Raiders Strike at the Khanid Empire

Eckarine Mitumi-Hnolku Resistance is Broken
An Interview With Khaldorn Murino Regarding Insorum and the U'K, Pt I
An Interview With Khaldorn Murino Regarding Insorum and the U'K, Pt II
Protests Held Above Matar - Ushra'Khan Challenges Republic Over Insorum Controversy

YC 108
Blood Raider Hub Decimated
Stolen Relics Retrieved by Tetrimon Cult
New Organisation Emerges in Empire Outskirts

YC 109
Outlook Grim for The Bleak Lands
Entire Colony of Minmatar Slaves Goes Missing
Imperial Court Remains Silent About Bleak Land Troubles
Saracens Push Ahead With Fortification Program

YC 110
Holder Anniversary Celebration Disrupted
Conflicting Reports Come In Regarding Theology Councils Disappearances
Assassination Attempt on Chamberlain Thwarted; Missing Theology Council Members are Prime Suspects

Midna Lyre (February - May YC 110)
Controversy Surrounds Pop Star Midna's Latest Album
'Blood Raider' Rumors Continue to Hound Midna
An Interview with Midna - Part 1
An Interview with Midna - Part 2
Reactions Mixed, Extreme Following Midna's Revelation
Midna Concert Awash With Sani Sabik Symbolism
Ritual Murder in Manar Linked to Sani Sabik, Midna
DED Raid Targets Midna Concert, Arrests 7
Attempt Made on Midna's Life During Concert

Blood Raiders Exposed (April - May YC 110)
The Sweetest Shade of Red – Blood Raiders Exposed
Only the Bluest of Blood - Blood Raiders Exposed II
Wrung Dry - Blood Raiders Exposed III

Corporate Espionage Nets 40+ Ships for Daring Raiders
Blood Raiders Sighted in The Bleak Lands
Khanid Forces Mounting Large-Scale Attacks Against Blood Raider Targets
Royal Khanid Navy Releases Statement on Blood Raider Attacks
Amarr Empire Announce Capture of Former Chamberlain

YC 111
Imperial Navy Observer Reports on Khanid Operations Against Blood Raiders
Sani Sabik Cults React Strangely to Newly Discovered Crimson Nebula

YC 114
Blood Raider Scouts Destroyed by Capsuleers

YC 115
Blood Raiders Pillage Religious Site on Saikamon
Empress Jamyl I Becomes Increasingly Erratic, Reports Say
Pirate Factions Express interest in Covert Research Tools


Life in The Blood Raider Covenant:
Sani Sabik Faith (Eve: Source has changed the translation of Sani Sabik from "Blood Friends" to "Blood Seed" - Eve: Source, CCP Games pg. 154)
Blooding
Blood Rituals
Slavery
Blood Raider Sites
Blood Raider Scientist
Health
Blood Reel
Blood Fund
Human Farm
Stations
Agents
Blood Raider Covenant Rituals (as described to Synthia by the Blood Raider Covenant captain Asias Urazmie)


Ships:
Hematos
Cruor
Ashimmu
Bhaalgorn
NPC Ships


Events:
Events at the CTCS, with Blood Raider Asias Urazmie
Public Blood Raiders Loss Reports (Blood Raiders actor list and ship fittings)


Holy Sites:
Blood Reach
Pagera Manton


Scriptures:
Book of Redemption
The Apocryphon (Morning Prayer)
Book II
Book of Missions
Saint Junip


Allies:
True Power
Dochuta Karsoth
Mul-Zatah
Crimson Hand
Cult of the Lash
Darkonnen
Takmahl


Player Fiction:
Holy Mecca by Anyanka Funk
The Archaeus of God: A Bloodveil quest by Revan Neferis
Priory of Daggers by Sanguina Dieudonne
SEE NO EVIL, PART I by Lucius Vindictus
The Bhaalgorn Under the Bed (and other stories) by Louella Dougans
Heir Proclaimed by Jonathan Morrison


If you have something to add, request something to be changed, find typos, or find broken links, please send me a message rather than clog up the thread.

Please keep the discussion on-topic and refrain from comparing The Blood Raider Covenant to any real-life religions or cults (There are other threads for that).
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Anyanka Funk

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Re: The Blood Raider Covenant
« Reply #1 on: 05 Sep 2014, 15:13 »

Besides the general overview of each faction, what makes it stand out ? What will someone expect in RPing that faction ? What will be the challenges, the difficulties, the rewards, ? What is important to keep in mind ? What is the internal political spectrum, and subfactions ? What are the most important milestones of its history ?

Although we have a general overview of The Blood Raider Covenant here, most of the day to day aspects of living as a Blood Raider are covered in-game or in books you have to buy.

The Burning Life

The Empyrean Age

Templar One

Eve: Source
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Silas Vitalia

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Re: The Blood Raider Covenant
« Reply #2 on: 05 Sep 2014, 15:48 »

Ah the Burning Life; nothing spices up a group of ruthless and feared killers like hearing about one of their grandmothers :P


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« Reply #3 on: 28 Sep 2014, 02:04 »

You put some serious work into this! It looks great & will simplify things for me when I need to look up things about the Blood Raiders in case an article of mine relates to them.

This bit might be of interest of you: Cult of the Lash It's a splinter group of the Blood Raiders, mentioned in a mission. Their faith seems to be more centered around pain rather then blood.

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Re: The Blood Raider Covenant
« Reply #4 on: 28 Sep 2014, 09:35 »

Second that, this is really well compiled, perhaps you could these impressive skills to compiling for the other pirate factions fiction/lore as well!
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« Reply #5 on: 28 Sep 2014, 20:06 »

Ah the Burning Life; nothing spices up a group of ruthless and feared killers like hearing about one of their grandmothers :P

Even bad men love their grans.
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Re: The Blood Raider Covenant
« Reply #6 on: 30 Sep 2014, 16:42 »

Helpful compilation. +1
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« Reply #7 on: 02 Oct 2014, 10:44 »

Also, just a little tidbit from Source: it also retconned that Omir replaced the use of children with clones and instead says that he merely added clones to the preferred list alongside children.
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Anyanka Funk

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Re: The Blood Raider Covenant
« Reply #8 on: 02 Oct 2014, 11:29 »

No where in the links of the original post, besides those of player fiction, is the red god mentioned either. Which seems to be an important thing for Sani Sabik and Blood Raiders in the books. There is no mention of red god in-game as far as I can tell either. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Also, since we are on the subject of what EVE: Source has said about certain things. It also states that there is no need to believe in red god or anything supernatural to be Sani Sabik or Blood Raider. And as for bleeding children along side clones, it is said that all Sani Sabik must donate their blood to the Covenant for use in science, religious ritual, and for making blood-based foodstuffs which the Blood Raiders and loyal Sani Sabik subsist on for nourishment.
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« Reply #9 on: 02 Oct 2014, 11:43 »

eve source, 1st edition, hardback, ISBN 978-1-61655-271-8

p 154.

"The Sani Sabik universally believe in the Red God."
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Re: The Blood Raider Covenant
« Reply #10 on: 02 Oct 2014, 11:59 »

And yet the whole point of Sani Sabik originally was that there wasn't anything universal.

I like Source but the Blood Raider chapter is shit. They couldn't decide whether they wanted to talk about Blood Raiders or Sani Sabik as a whole, and so just swapped the terms at random throughout the chapter. Personally, I consider Source's chapter to be about Blood Raiders only (afterall, that's what it was intended to describe), and continue to refer to the EVElopedia article for the non-Blood Raider Sani Sabik sects.
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« Reply #11 on: 02 Oct 2014, 12:03 »

No where in the links of the original post, besides those of player fiction, is the red god mentioned either. Which seems to be an important thing for Sani Sabik and Blood Raiders in the books. There is no mention of red god in-game as far as I can tell either. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Also, since we are on the subject of what EVE: Source has said about certain things. It also states that there is no need to believe in red god or anything supernatural to be Sani Sabik or Blood Raider. And as for bleeding children along side clones, it is said that all Sani Sabik must donate their blood to the Covenant for use in science, religious ritual, and for making blood-based foodstuffs which the Blood Raiders and loyal Sani Sabik subsist on for nourishment.

It does say that the Red God is a 'universal' for Sabik. And the context of the children reference certainly implies they are targeted under Omir just as much as clones.

Edit: I didn't see Louella's mention of the Red God bit before I posted this...
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« Reply #12 on: 02 Oct 2014, 12:05 »

And yet the whole point of Sani Sabik originally was that there wasn't anything universal.

I like Source but the Blood Raider chapter is shit. They couldn't decide whether they wanted to talk about Blood Raiders or Sani Sabik as a whole, and so just swapped the terms at random throughout the chapter. Personally, I consider Source's chapter to be about Blood Raiders only (afterall, that's what it was intended to describe), and continue to refer to the EVElopedia article for the non-Blood Raider Sani Sabik sects.

It doesn't bother me as much because Source clearly says that the term 'Red God' can be interpreted in many different ways. It leaves a huge amount of wiggle room for it to not be an actual deity but instead a reference to a state of being of the Chosen that have the proper respect and use of blood. At least that is how I read it.
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Re: The Blood Raider Covenant
« Reply #13 on: 02 Oct 2014, 12:33 »

eve source, 1st edition, hardback, ISBN 978-1-61655-271-8

p 154.

"The Sani Sabik universally believe in the Red God."

I won't quote, but on the next page of EVE: Source, pg. 155. It says that the members of the society of Blood Raiders and thus Sani Sabik have burial rights (which also implies they are physically buried after death) which include writing their names in a Book of the Dead. Then it states that even the members who do not believe in fantastical or intangible aspects of the religion are still part of this society by keeping Sani Sabik alive.
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« Reply #14 on: 02 Oct 2014, 12:45 »

fantastical aspects of the religion would be like, whether Bhaalgorns exist as actual creatures in the physical world.
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