posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:50 AM
We know more about the Vampire than any other because we have been hunting them longer, (since around 350 A.D.)
Vampire ~ Vampyre, wampyre or vampyr roughly translated, "blood drinker"
Vampire saliva contains a powerful anticoagulant, or blood thinner.
Unlike the Lycanthropes who mostly run in packs and prefer the countryside, most vampires tend to be loners and city dwellers; for the most part
avoiding the company of other vampires.
They do occasionally meet, when there is good reason; Such as a joint business venture which would be of benefit to all vampires in the area.
(Purchase of a blood bank for example).
There are and have always been some who need the company of their own kind large groups of vampires are known as a colony, smaller groups are known as
a coven, and always there is some type of leader.
Most have slightly pointed ears; some are able to turn their ears in the direction of faint noises. Hearing is highly developed as is the sense of
smell and night vision.
A groove on either side of the tongue widens and narrows to draw blood from the wound produced by the teeth faster, enabling the vampire to drain an
adult victim in just three minutes.
Vampires are warm-blooded like the humans they were made from, but unlike normal humans, they maintain their body temperature only when active. The
lower the Temperature the more often a Vampire must feed. During the day, while resting their body temperature drops to the temperature of their
surroundings. If the surroundings are cold, they may enter a sluggish state of suspended animation, known as torpor, until they feed. During torpor,
the metabolism, or rate of biological activity, drops, enabling the conservation of energy. In colder areas they may enter an extreme form of
uninterrupted torpor, known as hibernation that can last through the winter months or in rare cases years. Hibernation permits them to conserve
energy, allowing them to survive in the leanest of seasons when food is scarce. However, vampires hibernate to a greater degree than other mammals.
Whereas the body temperature of most hibernating mammals drops fewer than ten Celsius degrees (eighteen Fahrenheit degrees), the temperature of
vampires, like bats, can fall below freezing (negative ten to fifteen Fahrenheit degrees).
Be aware though that the states of torpor or hibernation do not slow their movement speed but rather will enhance it as the need to feed is
Vampirism’s origins and the original vampire are lost to history. (It was not Dracula) Some believe it was the curse of Caine by God others believe
that a loving God would not set that type of curse but rather it was brought about by Lucifer (Satan) as part of his plan to rule this world.
Many of the modern myths surrounding vampires have originated from Europe, especially Eastern Europe. Most likely born from the spread of the folklore
from the many bands of traveling gypsies from Eastern Europe which were widespread at the time:
There was the case of Arnold Paole. It was reported that Arnold was bitten by a vampire while he was serving as a soldier in his country's army. When
he returned home from service he became a farmer. One day while cutting hay Paole had an accident which killed him. A few days later, people started
dying from loss of blood. The people started saying there was a vampire in their midst.
There were several eye-witness reports that said they had seen Arnold walking around after his death. His eyes were glassy and his teeth had grown
long and sharp. The locals went to dig up Paole's body, and when they had unearthed the corpse, there was no decay and there was fresh blood on the
lips and a bloom of color in the cheeks. Arnold looked as fresh as the day he had died. The locals pounded a stake through the vampire's heart and
heard the vampire screech in agony. Then they cut off the head and burned the body. The deaths stopped.
Vampires are undead, that is the body is dead, but the soul is trapped within and continues to animate the body. A fresh supply of blood is needed to
keep the body in prime (ageless) condition, or to bring it back to that state after a long period of rest. (The blood truly is the life, to a
Vampire). As the adult human contains about 5 to 6 liters (1 to 2 gal) of blood, this is how much is needed normally, from whatever source or sources
the Vampire chooses, be it animals or human. After a long period of rest or heavy exertion the Vampire will require more, possibly several adult
Certain abilities have been documented
Vampires can move very quickly are extremely strong and agile and can climb walls using the smallest of cracks, these skills require major amounts of
energy. They can see at night as well as a cat if not better, the hearing is enhanced as is the ability to heal wounds that would kill or maim a
normal human; some have observed Vampires hypnotize, read minds and create illusions (delusions?) sometimes resulting in death. It is also believed
that some can control the minds of others (the weak minded) to get what they want or make them go berserk or commit suicide. To make others throw up
blood or start to bleed from the nose, eyes and ears Some have been seen to disappear in a puff of smoke or into shadows. All seem to have the ability
to alter their appearance to some degree: Red Eyes, Claws, the war form of a werewolf or werecat and bat wings have all been observed.
A group of Vampires is a formidable force. Two or three have been known to devastate a battalion of soldiers. The Germans learned this during World
War two. It seems they took some one they should have left alone, one of their “work” camps was found completely empty of prisoners and all of the
guards including the warden were found ripped to shreds, decapitated and drained of blood.
They must rest for a time every 24 hours although they can, like us, fight this for a few days when required. They can if they so choose, rest for
several years at a time (but this takes planning as they will require a lot of blood upon awakening).
Small rodents, birds and insects, not just rats or bats, may be called by the vampire but generally they are found where the Vampire has killed,
devouring the remains, and are not an offensive force. Wolves and in some cases large cats can be called and controlled as an offensive or defensive
Vampire’s always burn to a fine powder in direct sun-light. They may be killed by Burning with fire, after the heart has had a stake driven through
it (to make the Vampire immobile) and the head separated from the body.
Vampires are no more allergic to garlic than any other normal human, nor are they repelled by the cross or any other religious symbol. They also have
a reflection in mirrors, where this rumor comes from is their almost universal avoidance of them. We would have no photographs of vampires if they
cast no reflection in mirrors.
How to Kill Vampires
A Crossbow with wooden bolts and a short sword or long knife is recommended for all Hunters. If in doubt about your target, try to keep it outside
until full light.
The only good vampire is a fully dead vampire. When a bloodsucker has been identified, the best thing to do is to put it out of its misery, and there
are many ways to do that. Expose to direct sunlight. Drive an aspen, hawthorn, ash or silver stake through its heart, then decapitate it, pour oil or
holy water into the grave and then cremate the corpse and head separately.
Some other methods of disposal are to cut off and burn the head, or boil the head in vinegar, or chain the coffin shut.
Vampirism can take a few forms, from mild to chronic.
The mild forms (see Porphyria) are not true vampirism but a natural allergic reaction (usually to garlic, cured by proper diet) with symptoms such as
a rash from exposure to sunlight and light sensitive eyes, these symptoms are alleviated by a transfusion of white blood cells (or the oral
consumption thereof). This form is hereditary and natural but rare.
The chronic Forms are not curable (thus the title chronic) the symptoms are the semi-death of the body, a strong aversion to sunlight and almost
insatiable thirst for blood, the appearance of larger than normal bicuspids (fangs) which are in many cases retractable (similar to the way some snake
fangs fold back). This form may be passed on to others through the bite of a vampire that does not kill, then the return of some of that blood back to
the original donor. When this is done the body quickly dies and the new vampire awakens within 3 days, famished and ready to feed upon the closest
When a Vampire makes another, they will generally choose someone in the prime of life (early 20’s to late 30’s, this ensures that the new vampire
will be able to defend and feed itself, a choice is not always offered but may be. Generally a training period is engaged in afterwards but not
always. Also the new vampire is generally enthralled to the older vampire or under its control for a short time (up to 5 years).
Older and worldlier Vampires tend to choose their victims carefully to avoid undue notice by the locals. In some cases they may have their Gypsy
minions bring those victims, but some like the hunt. The clever ones tend to use the homeless or criminal elements; some will have gained access to a
mental institution or hospital and will feed on several per night without killing any of them. Some have been known to keep prisoners or slaves for
feeding. It is rumored that this feeding induces a type of ecstasy in the one being feed upon (this has been proven from autopsies) and there are
people who are very willing to be “blood Donors” because of it. The loss of blood will make one weak and light headed in any case.
More important than any lineage, clan, sect or cause is the fact that all vampires are undead predators. Fealties and duties fall second to the
inescapable need for blood.
Vampires generally have a human minion to keep watch as the Vampire rests in some cases a whole staff of minions. This staff will generally not live
within the home or manor but will be close by at all times and will occupy the home during the daylight hours. The more power the Vampire has, the
more prosperous the minions are. It is in their interest to keep the vampire safe and help it to grow in strength and power. (Rewards for the minions
are a better lifestyle, longevity and a youthful vigor).