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Ten thousand years ago -or there abouts- there lived a race of immortals known as the Herat'li. They were a warlike people, always fighting amongst themselves. During the time of Reconing -roughly five thousand years ago- one of the Herat'li noble houses casta horrific spell at their enemies, forever banishing them from the worlds of the living..... never again to be reborn. The spell was cursed, and in using the spell in such a manner, the curse had been awakened. From that point onward, if one of the Herat'li were to be bitten by a beast, they would gain charactoristics of that creature. Through the next two thousand years, these powers actually helped the Herat'li in their conquests, so they allowed themselves to be bitten by some animal; it didn't matter to them which. But this gift was a double edged sword. While they gained power, they lost the ability to procreate. Seeing what effect the curse was having on his fellows, one of the elder Herat'li males crafted a spell, one that would allow him and his progeny to create more of their own simply by biting a human being. The immortal who created the spell......Vlad Dracula, the impaler. Yes, Vlad the impaler and Dracula the king of vampires.....one in the same. He had a son, you know. Sladis Von Dracula.......but you'd know him as Slade. The Vampire lord was eventually killed, and Slade was left on his own. He created many vampires by acident, not realizing what he was doing. After almost three hundred years of undead life, he came across a very young herat'li, one of the wolf-bitten. Slade raised him as his own, naming him Laciter. He cast his father's spell on the pup, so that he would not be alone. Eventually, Laciter turned on his adoptive father, thinking Slade's view of humanity was somehow tainted. Late in the war of Bloods -three hundred years past- Slade met a young vampire female named Aoife, and fell in love. Something about love changed Slade internally, and he regained the ability to breed in the usual fashion. As he and Aoife grew closer togeather, so too did his son see the error of anger. The time of prosperity -two hundred to thirty four years ago- Slade and Aoife were married, named the Emperor and Emperiss of Darkhaven, and had a child, Alonwiegh. The time of the rebelion -present- Nathaniel, a Vampire of advanced age, has started a rebelion against the empire and now seeks to activly overthrough Slade and retake Aoife as his own.


The stage is now ste, the performers ready to play........are you?

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