Why, yes I am Roman and what are you going to do about it? Nothing, well that is what I thought. Who died and made you Guardian anyway? Inquiring minds want to know. To be honest, Roman you do not scare me one bit but I do think you’re hot if that makes you feel any better. Did it work? No? Well I just wanted to soothe your wounded ego a bit anyway. I will continue to talk about you and the so-called authority you run, while you sit in your vamp cave and worship Lilith and her blood.
Now that we know a little more about Lilith thanks to Erika, I thought we would delve a little more into the Authority. I don’t know about anyone else but I find myself a little confused as to what the Authority is all about. What is their actual agenda? What is their motivation? What is the point of them being the Authority? We will try our best to figure it out my friends, we might be wrong but we sure as hell will try.
True Blood introduced us to the Vampire Bible – which dates even further back than the human’s Holy Bible. The two sides view the Bible very differently. The main-streamers look at the bible as only a metaphor for how vampires should live their lives. They believe that humans and vampires can live comfortably side-by-side. The Sanguinistas however; believe the Vampire Bible should be taken quite literally and think humans are nothing more than food for vampires, vampires are not allowed to fall in love or copulate with humans, and believe that vampires should have remained a secret from the rest of the world.The Authority rules over vampires; making sure all of them adhere to the rules of the Authority. They have a Guardian named Roman, whose duty is to watch over (what is believed) to be the blood of Lilith, the first and original vampire, who they view as a God.
I am going to expand on something that Erika wrote in her ‘Lilith post’ in hopes of getting to the bottom of the so-called Authority.
Roman says that ‘he is the Authority’ and everyone should follow him and do his bidding, which involves all vampires ‘mainstreaming’ i.e., living side by side with humans in peace and harmony. He believes in Lilith and her ‘vile of blood’ that they bless constantly and also in the vampire bible. If that is the case, why mainstream then? What is his real agenda? I am afraid we may never know, except that it is confusing.
Dieter says that Lilith was made in God’s own image which makes Lilith and God vampires and humans were meant to be food for the vampires but the Authority does not mean it as a literal interpretation? What the what? Then why have that much faith in it and the blood? It was extremely interesting that the annoying little boy vampire called Bill and Eric Apostates, meaning ‘someone that forsakes their religion, cause or party’. What do Roman and the Authority really believe in then? Roman appears to be worshiping Lilith but then demands that every vampire mainstream. Wouldn’t that mean that Roman has forsaken the vampire bible and Lilith? Then we have the Sanguinistas, who believe in the vampire bible in a literal sense and Lilith is the core.
We found out in this past Sunday’s episode that the blood in the vile is not really Lilith’s to which I ask ‘What is he blessing then?’ It seems Roman is just going through the rituals of the blood of Lilith when he does not seem to really believe in it. It could be his way of trying to please those that are beneath him who do believe in Lilith but what does Roman really believe in? Does he believe that Lilith ever existed? I hope we get some definitive answers soon but this is True Blood so that would be asking for too much. Well, I take that back, we will get answers but whether they make sense or not is another story.
My opinion on the Authority right now is that I wish that there was more to fear from them because as I said in the beginning of my post, I do not fear Roman or his merry-band of followers. I will tell you who I do fear and that is Russell. I wish the Authority could instill that kind of hear in me but I am just not buying it. I want to believe that the Authorities true agenda is to gain the trust of the humans while silently take over the world, humans and supes alike. I just find it hard to believe that this is what Roman truly wants and other vampires do not. The Sanguinistas do not put any fear into me either, not yet anyway. I was just looking forward to the Authority packing a real punch, you know? I have a feeling that when Lilith comes out to play I will start to feel the fear. Until that happens, all I can do is yawn.
What do you think of the Authority so far? Let us know, sound off below!