idc how many horror movies i watch in my lifetime nothing will ever match the sheer terror of those ten minutes in breaking dawn part 2 where i honestly thought i was gonna have to go home knowing seth and carlisle died
Throughout the centuries, the Volturi have established and enforced a number of laws that all vampires are expected to obey on pain of death. There aren’t many of these laws, and they mainly concern the secrecy surrounding the existence of vampires.
Hunts must be inconspicuous, with victims unlikely to be missed; their remains must be disposed of and territory must be changed often.
Incapable of self-control, and therefore a threat of exposure, immortal children are not to be created. Such creation is the ultimate taboo and punishable by death to both child, the creator, those who defend the child and those who know of its existence.
Dealing with Children of the Moon, except for the purpose of extermination, is prohibited.
False witness, regardless of intent, is punishable by death.
Hunting is forbidden in Volterra, the town of residence of the Volturi; their food is brought from outside, sometimes from quite far away.
Attention should not be drawn and vampires should not be noticed in open sunlight.
The creator is responsible for his newborn’s behavior and teaching of the laws before they can be released on their own. By letting a newborn hunt conspicuously, the penalty will be death both to the newborn and its creator. Even if the newborn is ignorant of the law, his rash acts are still punishable by death.
Vampires’ interaction with humans must not draw wide attention. If a human becomes aware of them, the vampire at fault would be responsible for silencing that human. This mostly leads to two options: either make the human join the immortals or silence that human permanently. As long as attention isn’t drawn widely that prompts the Volturi’s involvement, they may never find out.