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“Vampires rose prior the 1st Cataclysm, in fact they where the reason it occured.”
They are not a hoax to cover the work of Allele Diploid, nor are their prey victims of Relagin as some claim. They are a several millenna old Race with immense power. The first sighting of a Vampire was prior the 1st Cataclysm in the Dark Ages. Some of the Divine Races and still living elders of Other Races in fact verified Vampires was the reason it occurred.
The attempt to rid the World of them, as they were never encountered at the Astral. It was believed the Mana Sea would dissolve them, so the plan was to make Astral and World become one. We however doubt this, as the stories don’t quite adds up, and we suspect the Gods are playing with us. Still, the Astral had a servere disruption from that as well.
Its said that when the first Mana began leaking into our World. Some of the Mana Threads were bitten or infested by something. Unble to fathom what it would become, these was merely tended by the Vornir and not respun, thus these beings came into existense with a internal hunger for energy. The God Relagin has somewhat scoffed this as rubbish, as that would mean unknowns with equal or alternate power exist alongside the Divine Races. To this some have whispered that its in fact Relagins creations gone wrong and hes trying to hide it. Maybe its even from him that the Kobold rumor comes, as he ain’t too keen on their Crafters Skills.
Thus would we more or less be in the dark regarding their origin, if not Yell'a'Beard had been to Outlands where he faced a embraced one, and killed it. Also, from interrogations of prisoners caught in The Great Invasion, it seems Vampires act a bit more openly there. At least several caught, had interesting stories regarding Vampires.
But, its quite clear from the tales and legends, that the first Vampire(s) was of immense power, matching Thursar and Gods alike. No wonder as they are as tough and strong as Trees and skilled as Boriac trained Drakk Alfar. This knowledge of their true origin, might be why created the , radiating a glow of Astral light and dripping with a balm that can end a Vampires thirst.
Like those, who can be revitalized by praise or meddling with the World, Vampire power is sustained by their blood drinking. But, they have a odd effect on their victims, depending how much they drink. If they but feed a little, their source becomes fatigued, dizzy and at times ill. If they on the other hand, drain their victim, it becomes but a bloodless Carcass for a full day. But, its Spirit becomes locked to the dead looking corpse and the drinker. Both then share their common abilities equally, making the drinker slightly weaker and the newborn Vampire much more powerful than in its previous condition.
So, why Vampires at times drain victims instead of just feeding is a mystery. Maybe they need comrades to fight Allele Diploid and Relagin. Who both use Vampire existence as means to further their own agenda.
We don’t know how many generations of Vampires there is, but according to Da'Vey theres quite a difference in besting the most recent and fighting those just a few generations back. He is of course not certain, but thinks that the oldest he has put to rest, where from around the time Ljostari sank -I assume theres no reason to mention Vampires hate Da’Vey and his Vampire Hunters.
The live alone or in very small households across the entire World and according to Sessy, who heard stories about them below The Rim. All obey their maker and that ones makers. Thus all eventually obey the first ones -and if there was but one. Gods what a Monster it would be.
We suspect that theres several branches of Vampires, in accordance with the Tree-draining legend, as some are very different from the others and even vary quite a lot from the Carcass and Spirit of the victim. One becomes extremely strong, heavy and brutal. Another almost like a mind reading Mentalism Mana Manipulator and so forth.
We also know very little about the 1st generation ones, except they were all Drakk- and Ljost Alfar. But we do know a little about those embraced forming 2nd and newer generations. We have concluded, by intense studies of ancient lore and conflicts, as well as studying the known 2nd and lesser Vampires. That the two original Alfar-Vampire kind, although both vampires, seemingly developed into two major groups, with exceptionally few cross-overs.
Drakk Alfar, generally became blood drinking vampires. Who must regularly drink fresh human (or animal) blood to sustain their existence. They cannot be satisfied with blood from the already dead, and can be harmed if the blood is infused with a strong force of religious belief, before vampire feeds. This type of vampires is most common, and they can be found in the cultures and myths all around the world. According to by many myths, one single feeding of blood can provide vampire with a subsidence for two weeks.
Ljost Alfar, generally became spirit vampires. Who must reguarly feed on humans, and although spirit vampires does not physically harm their victims or willing donors, they extract life force which enables them to live. This ability can work both with single victims and by extracting the life force from crowds of people. Most often, victims don’t notice that the vampire is feeding on them, and effects of such feeding can be short and long term fatigue (they very rarely lead to death). But, as Spirit vampires feed of their victims energy, usually shortening their life span, it shows visibly, and sometimes kills them from excessive feeding.
The ’embrace’ as Vampires call it, must be due some combination of blood and human spirit, as humans are the only race amongst all fauna that Vampires feed upon. Its odd that those of Alfar and Wickeryadi origin, did end up needing those to sustain their vitality. The embrace has four outcomes for the victim; successfull embrace, disfiguring, insanity, and death.
If the embrace is interrupted, or otherwise goes wrong. It can result in the vampire becoming a disfigured Vampire and rotting of the flesh. The embrace, or the life as vampire in general, can sometimes induce mental illnesses and creation of insane vampires who cannot be controlled.
As we know one set of 1st Generation Alfar vampire teeth, and know the structure of human teeth across their 2nd to 9th generations, especially from Da'Vey. We have been able to figure that every second generation shift the fangs one step outwards. Thus, 2nd generation share the extension of the inner incisor. 3rd and 4th generation sees the outer incisor extended. The single canine tooth, span 5th and 6th generations. The inner premolar, cover the 7th and 8th generations, and the 9th is the outer premolar. So far we are uncertain if its also just the 10th affecting the outer premolar, or that one covers all generations after the 9nt, as we have never seen or heard about vampires with extended molars.
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Never encountered at Astral… They shun Sunlight… and they can die…
Last Updated on 2023-11-07 by IoM-Christian