posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 09:19 PM
A wampyri, if I m ay be so bold, is the vampiric name used by author Brian Lumley, of the Necroscope series.
Born on Starside, a true wampyri is a slug-like creature which has entered a host creature. Garlic is a poison to it (as arsonic is to us), silver is
a toxin (as is mercury to us), sunlight dries it out (slug)... holy items do not work, mirrors only work to remind it's human side it had no choice
in becoming a wampyri... the slug is a symbiote, in which it grants it host certian abilities, strengths, etcetera.
A lesser wampyri is one who was 'bitten'... an egg was deposited into the victim by placing it within the jugular, a direct link to the chest
A thrall is a wampyri with no abilities. Just as a starfish can regenerate new parts, so can a wampyri... by placing a piece of itself inside a
person, that part will grow... the original wampyri still retains control if it wishes.
There's more, but I don't want to sound like too big of a geek!