reply to post by Agarta
A well put together thread, I would say Vlad was somebody born at the wrong place in the wrong time more so then a mythical vampire that the book and
all the stories that sprung from it made him out to be. As you can see that whole period in history is full of bloodshed, and the only reason why
Vlad Dracul even stuck out is because of the circumstances which made him what he was. Literally he was surrounded on all sides by hostile forces and
enemies, and treacheries, I mean his own brother had his eyes put out with hot pokers and buried alive, and his dad was killed likely in the same
manner in the wars and battles going on, so! um! ya! what do people expect from somebody born and raised in all that? DUH! But likely without him
and all that happened most of Europe if not all would be Muslim now and Christianity would be a minority and the face of Europe and the whole world
will be completely different. But really what was going on and the whole thing can be summed up in one word. That word being WAR.
The whole era was just one battle that lead to another battle that lead to a war which started another war, which made kings, queens, royal families,
wealthy merchants, boyars, aristocracies and bloodlines, like you said the whole thing over a few generations shaped the outcome of Europe and a
great many things. It was basically the power struggle of the supper powers of there day, and whats really funny is that stuff is still going on
today, none of it really ended, it just evolved with the ages slowly creeping forward. And whats even more funny is that Vlad is probably not the
worst killer in terms of numbers, in that whole era, in fact its just the method that was used which brought attention. But you can bet that the real
numbers of the dead reach farther in the multitude then all the battles Vlad was in or atrocities he committed, however there just numbers on a
board of dead soldiers, peasants in random towns and cities and collateral damage, and so not of consequence because it just does not sell so well
with the populous.
Now on vampires, well the only ones I see around now a days is the energy vampires types, most often known as assholes or those people who just like
to dig at you and play mind games. In fact most of the original text on the lilu and all that seems to be just mistranslated and long forgot stories
which were supposed to impart into future generations a important fact that we all feed off of one another energies as a collective species, and some
do so more then others. No really it happens daily and most people do not even notice, even the act of watching a football game, or watching a
political debate on the tube is a form of energy transfusion. And yes there are people who take that stuff to a whole nother level with rituals and
things, even blood rituals involving cults, # even the whole love thing and human relations is an act of energy transfusion, don't believe me go on
the relationship section and count the number of times people wonder if there ex or significant other was a vampire or succubus because they feel
drained, of more then there assets that is. But the vampires you see in the movies of them turning into bats and going around at night crawling
through peoples windows to suck on there neck is just that movie stuff, for kids. Or at least as far as people know they do not exist, and even that
is all just a matter on what exactly you mean by vampire.
People have there priorities all screwed up, ain't that a shocker.
Now whats more scary some guy in a cape going around at night sucking blood
from a lady or two? Or a guy who impaled 30,000 people literally like a forest of the dead and the dying, and yes it does take a bit of time to die
while your impaled its not instantaneous. Or something like WW2 which left over 60 million people dead? And for what? Who really knows right?
This world always had its priorities all mixed up, and there are worse monsters out there even in this day and age walking around or dressed up in
fancy drapes then all the stories you see brought up in the books or on the TV, in fact those are mostly there to distract you from the real
atrocities going on.