Vampires
Vampire
vampirepic.jpg
(Creature)
CR: +2
Type: Undead (Augmented)
Environment: Any
Alignment: LE, NE, CE

A vampire is an intelligent undead creature which feeds off the blood of the living in order to prolong its unnatural life (afflicted or blessed, depending on one's viewpoint) by the curse of Vampirism.

Origin

Vampires are a rather new species of undead in the world of Aldium. The first vampires began to appear in the world in the year 3E 734. They were created by the being known as the Raven Lord (He, himself, is suspected to be a vampire, as he shares some of their characteristics). The first vampires were known as the Strigoi, and were depicted as monstrous and vile in nature. Though extremely powerful, their feral nature made them easy to be hunted down to near extinction. Nosferatu evolved first, driven to rage by their hunger and decay. Some of these adopted the traits of their human prey, pretending to be nobility with a youthful exuberance, becoming the Moroi. Those that rebelled against drinking the filthy blood of lesser beings nearly starved out, but eventually evolved into the Vetala.

Vampires thrive in every continent in the Emril Region. There doesn't seem to be any vampires in the Deino Region, however, probably due to the distance between both regions and because vampirism is said to have started in Caran.

Types of Vampires

Moroi
This is the most common vampire and what a majority of people think of by default when a vampire is mentioned. They are created by other Moroi, serving as slaves until released or upon the death of their master.
Nosferatu
These ancient vampires can no longer reproduce and are on the slide to extinction. Some obscure and dangerous rituals can create Nosferatu.
Vetala
Evil children buried improperly in unholy land sometimes rise as Vetala.

Dhampir

Dhampirs are almost without exception the progeny of a male vampire and a mortal woman. There are three Dhampir "heritages", depending upon the type of vampire spawning the half-breed.

Moroi-born or Svetocher
Nosferatu-born or Nosferian
Vetala-born or Ajibachana

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License