ESTABLISHED CIRCA 2013
The Darling family was founded in the spring of 2013 by Amour Darling and has since become a widespread lineage with ties to many influential creatures. In February of 2019, Petra Darling decided to take up the duty of restoring the fear and recognition that came hand in hand with the surname 'Darling'. Petra grew up during the golden era of the Sanguine Ruins, back then still called Bloodclan, and had always been surrounded by war and violence. Her family disappeared when she was young, so one of the biggest reasons she decided to step up to the plate as head of the Darling family was to re-create the bonds enforced by Amour so that she (and more importantly her children) would never be left to fend for themselves. With a network of family around oneself, Petra believes that you will have the best chance to survive and - better yet - thrive. Harking back to the start of the family, she had to re-learn the core beliefs of the family.
Petra has always been a big believer in good work ethic and PASSION, a core virtue of the Darlings. It is the motivation to be all that you can be, never settle for less than the best and never do a half-assed job regarding any task given to you. It is the pursuit of excellence in all that you do as well as altruism for your clan.
The epicenter of the family is currently the Sanguine Ruins where the current head lives. This means that the alliances held by the Ruins will effect how certain members of the family are treated. While stripping the surname from characters is not common practice, alliances held will impact how the family members interact. Members in pro-clans may also be slightly ignored or excluded as the darling family is primarily anti-clan or neutral-leaning anti. Generally speaking, Darlings will always try to keep familial bonds strong despite any political differences that may arise. However, one of the main tenants of the Darling family is LOYALTY, and dedication to your clan/group is priority.
Knowledge equals power and makes INTELLECT the third and final tenant of the Darling family. It is the achievement of knowledge and the proper utilization of it, as well as rational thinking and problem solving aptitude. It is almost akin to sinning if a member is deemed lazy, insufficient or self-indulging. It is rare to find a Darling who does not work hard to be the embodiment of all three tenants as they all play a part in success.
As far as how hierarchy operates in the Darling family, the one who takes over if the current head dies or disappears falls first to the heir. The heir is normally blood related to the head, however special cases may occur if a. the head has no offspring or b. there is another member who is far more active and contributes to the family. Any children of the current head are considered 'blue bloods' while other members, including those adopted in to the family, are simply referred to as 'members'. We'll be grandfathering in any characters who were previously adopted in to the family, however, in order to have your current character become apart of the darling family - keep an eye out for litters! I will try to keep the links updated down below!
Current Head: Petra Ipswich-Donatelli-Darling / Sanguine Ruins / PETRA D.
Crownpaw Darling-Harbringer / Sanguine Ruins / -crownpaw
Faustus Darling-Harbringer / Sanguine Ruins / FAUSTUS D.
Snowangel Darling / Sanguine Ruins + Colouredclan / SNOWANGEL DARLING
Rosalie Darling / Sanguine Ruins / ROSALIE D.
Victoya Kagamine-Darling / Exiles / VICTOYA
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