Titles of the Cult of the Augurs

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The Cult of Augurs is no less stratified and static than the Senex. In gatherings and ritual, members of the Cult stand in ranks of descending Status, just as members of the Senex do in assembly, with the most revered Kindred closest to the altar of sacrifice or augury and the lowest supplicants at the outer edge. 

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Rex Sacrorum - The nominal leader of the Cult of Augurs in any domain is referred to as the Rex Sacrorum — the king of ritual. If a female vampire fills the position, she is referred to as "Regina Sacrorum," or the queen of ritual. The Rex Sacrorum oversees all operations of the Cult in the domain, and leads the great gatherings and rituals of the Wing of Prophets. The position technically implies the greatest knowledge and the closest relationships with the gods, and thus carries indisputable weight in matters of Wing policy. This vampire presides over the monthly sacrifices of the Roman calendar, and his recommendation is highly sought after by those outside the Wing. 

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Hierophants – These senior members of the Cult of the Augurs are greatly revered and may preside over any ritual or sacrifice. While they hold great influence, they have no official night-to-night duties in the Cult. 

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Epulones – Specializing in securing the blessings of the gods over the official chambers and gatherings of Necropolis, the Epulones are the most sought-after and highly paid members of the Cult. They oversee the sacrifices performed in cleansing rituals and verify the approval of the gods before any major undertaking by the Senex or the Legio Mortuum. Members of the Kindred Epulones are marked by a red strike on their robes of office, and they carry specialized, shallow bowls designed to catch the blood of sacrifices. 

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Scholar – A Scholar is a specialized Vaticinator of the Cult dedicated to the preservation and study of ritual. All Scholars are expected to serve as instructors and students, and many work to maintain libraries of esoteric texts. The Scholars have a developed cant of their own, designed to obscure the knowledge they exchange and exclude outsiders from the secrets of the cult. Scholars are marked with a single white stripe on their robes of office. 

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Vaticinator – The most general title of the Cult of Augurs is the Vaticinator. Every member of the Cult bears this title, from the lowest student to the great leaders of the Wing. More an honorific than an actual title of function, the word is commonly used by outsiders as well as those within the Cult. All Vaticinators of the Inconnu carry a small iron knife for sacrificial augury, and wear a distinctive black or gray robe with part of the mantle raised, as a cloak, over the head. 

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Titles of the Cult of the Augurs

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