Four Waves

Unlike the rigid Tremere or the variable but still autocratic ritualists of the Sabbat, the Anarch Movement would seem to be too chaotic an environment for the seeds of blood magic to take root. But magic adapts and evolves and, in the end, finds a way to thrive. For Anarch thaumaturges, the way lies neither in conformity nor passionate obsession. Instead, it comes from eclecticism — from the innate Anarch willingness to try anything so long as there’s a chance it will work.

There is no organized body of Anarch occult knowledge. There are no academies or chantries. There is no central repository of knowledge. Like many systems of esoteric thought, Anarch blood magic involves searching out reclusive tutors who are often not eager to share what they know, or finding obscure tomes that are as likely to cause damnation as to bring about enlightenment. Accordingly, there is very little in the way of a coherent philosophy that underpins the practice of blood magic among the Anarchs. That said, an informal parlance has evolved that allows Anarch occultists to at least understand each other, if only to make it easier for arguments to break out. Anarch sorcerers and thaumaturges generally group themselves into one of four somewhat irreverently named schools of occult thought: