Vampyre:A Compendium

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A treatise on the world of vampirism; Including The Awakening, Feeding, and Customs. As written by Murderface17 hybrid vampire and Priest of Black Twilight

I get a lot of PMs on this site asking me about vampirism. Generally this is because of suspected feeding by a person or a person wanting to become one. Now before I go further let me explain something: becoming a vampire is a personal choice. None of us will Awaken you without your consent and a psyche test but more on that later. It is in fact against vampiric law to Awaken a soul before it's time or without their consent. Breaking this our first law is punishable by soulbind and death.

First and foremost, forget what Hollywood has taught you about vampires. We do not fly, we do not change form. We don't fade into mist. Some of us arent the most suave and cool people in the world. Vampirism is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because while physical death is still very much a reality, spiritual death is not. Souls that are not Awakened go on to some reward whereas the vampires soul is tethered to the mortal realm. At death our souls break free of this tether for a quick moment but then violently pulled back and into another "shell" or body at the exact moment of the body's birth. This in turn forces the original soul out which simply disappears.

This is the foundation of the vampire's curse. For while death still takes our bodies, our souls and minds stay pretty much the same. Being a vampire is the same as being forced to reincarnate for all eternity. But thats just half of it. A vampire's soul upon death is almost immediately forced into another body at that body's moment of birth. In the process, the original inhabiting soul is destroyed. Our soul takes its place and lives its life forgetting who and what it is until roughly puberty. At that time the soul reawakens to itself. Some souls forget past lives and therefore it frightens the body when it suddenly begins craving blood or psi. Normally the body will aclimate to this in a few weeks.

Everybody has the ability to become a vampire. The problem lies in the soul. Each soul knows when it is ready to awaken and will inform the host when it is. The feeling of readyness is akin to a oneness or peace with the universe feeling. Now thatts part one. Part to deals with the mind. Though the soul may be ready for Awakening the mind is a diffrent story. Most minds are not physically capable of surviving the Awakening before the physical age of 16. The Awkaening changes the body subtley, allowing it to be able to sustain itself on blood or psi.


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