Veritatem
sometime in the 1200s

The first Vampire and the first Werewolf
Lucifer and the demon Lilith made their way to earth at some point within the year 1200, and upon challenging one another set out to create new creatures to terrorize mankind.

Lucifer met with a man who desired immortality, and after a short discussion decided to grant it to him, but it came with a price. The man was cursed to drink human blood as his only sustenance, and he was no longer able to experience the sun anymore. This man went on to create more of his kind, an unintended side-effect of Lucifer's plan, but not one he was displeased with.

Lilith found a woman who desired power, to be as strong as the wolves she hunted and she gave it to her, but she was to be half wolf herself. Cursed to change on the full moon, she would live long years with this affliction, and would create others with her recklessness.
january 23, 1907

LYCAN-SANGUINE TREATY SIGNED
for centuries vampires and werewolves clashed, though no one could ever determine the root cause. something about being two incredibly powerful creatures in the world of the mortals, instead of banding them together forced them further apart.

eventually this became too much however and their bloody clashes were going to exterminate them before the humans could. some of the eldest of the vampires and of the werewolves began to meet in secret, meetings that turned aggressive and violent often, but after some years they were able to come to an agreement.

the lycan-sanguine treaty, a binding treaty of both species to ensure peace amongst them and to end the cycle of violence and hatred. signed into binding existence in 1907, it has so far kept the species peaceful with one another, even if prejudices still remain.
july 13, 1923

THE MASSACRE
during one of the brightest months came the darkest times for the supernatural community on a friday the 13th in july. security had grown lax, secrecy was at a minimum and the knowledge of those creatures from the beyond was becoming too widespread. a group of enterprising humans descended on a town where a community of the supernatural had made their home and staked countless vampires in their slumber before moving on to the rest.

demons ran, jumping back to the nether as soon as they were safe enough to complete the ritual, magic users teleported or fled however they could, the fae vanished through their gateway and sealed it off behind them… countless vampires and werewolves died, and secrecy became once more paramount. remembered as a dark, hideous stain on supernatural history, the need for true secrecy became overwhelming.
the mid 1990s

lucifer comes to the earth... again
in the middle of the 90s, lucifer once again came to earth to stir up trouble. his recklessness nearly brought the supernatural to the forefront of people's minds again and it was decided by the elders of the strongest species that he would need to be banished before their secret communities were uncovered.

the strongest among them began to work up the courage and firepower they needed and lucifer was confronted outside of new york city in december of 1997. lucifer vowed that he would return to cause trouble, but he has not been heard of since that day.
October 31, 2010

the radiant dawn's execution
the radiant dawn sends out a communication to members of their congregation ten days before halloween 2010, telling them to tune to a specific channel for a very special broadcast from pastor joesph monroe on that dark evening. what no one expected was the very real execution of a man accused of being a vampire, turning to ash in a chamber built to fill with sunlight at the dawn.

videos of the broadcast quickly spread online, prompting the supernatural community to begin to respond and sending the humans into chaos thinking that the legends of old might be real.
march 1, 2011

the interview
in the midst of the turmoil, struggling to decide what direction they should go in, the respected werewolf rian mercer goes on good morning america the morning of march 1 and finally stops the confusion once and for all. the supernatural exist, and they have existed peacefully for centuries. rian condemns the radiant dawn's actions, calling them the extremist group they are, and formally founds noctiluca to try and combat both their actions and the actions of other humans attacking the supernatural.
nov 1, 2013

the first celebration of the unveiling
determined not to let the anniversary of the supernatural community's outing stay a mournful, fearful day, groups begin to organize celebrations and festivals to ring in the end of halloween and the beginning of samhain. determined not to let the radiant dawn 'win', these celebrations began to gain traction in 2013, and now every year are a celebration on a huge scale across the world.

VERITATEM BEGINS IN 2021
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