|If You are going to be in a place where
Vampires MAY roam you best be Prepared
|In the words of the notorious Dr. Van
|After many years of studying and tracking down the fiend known as
"Dracula", I have decided to put my life findings in a place where
vampire hunters around the orld will have access to. Use wisely these
rules and always remember every confrontation has its own special
The Vampire is a unique beast and its mutations are numerous as the
stars that fill the night sky. Below is the information I have compiled
and it has proved consist in my encounters with Nosferatu. Be strong
and faithful and you will be triumphant with this eternal battle against
|Vampires must drink the blood of the living to sustain their
un-life. This can include humans (freshor taken from a
bloodbank) and animals, but blood from the deceased can be
deadly to a Vampire. Vampires are able to exchange blood
Vampires must rest in their native soil. It hasn't been until the
19th century that the coffin became part of the Vampire
Vampires usually have "ghouls" or "familiars". They are either
humans, animals or both. They are dedicated to protect the
Vampire while he sleeps. Renfield from Dracula is a perfect
example. They do share some of the powers of their masters
like strenght, physic link to their master, etc..
|Power of Vampires
|Super human strenght. Vampires can control creatures like
rats, wolves, humans,and the elements were at their command.
Vampires can take the form of a bat or many other animals, as
well as the mist.
|Becoming a Vampire
|The victim of a Vampire either dies or becomes a Vampire.
The legends range from one to
Vampires can also be made in a variety of ways:
1.) a child born under certain omens.
2.) a cat or other animal jumping over a dead body.
3.) someone who committed suicide.
4.) practicing witchcraft.
|Detecting a Vampire
|Vampires do not cast a reflection in a mirror. Vampires
cannot cross running water. Garlic, Hawthorn and the
mountain ash, rowan can be used to detect or ward off
Vampires. If a person does not like garlic, then they are
probably a Vampire. A Vampire does not like religious
symbols, but one must have true faith for it to work. They
cannot enter a place uninvited.
|Protection Against Vampires
|A cross can be used, but only if you have true faith.
Eucharistic wafer can be used to ward off Vampires. Holy
water blessed by a priest. If confronted by a Vampire, throw
a hand full of seeds at him. Vampires will stop and count
every single seed.. Silver was not the traditional protective
metal as supposed in popular fiction, iron was the material
of choice. Iron shavings were placed beneath a child's
cradle, a necklace with an iron nail was worn and other iron
objects were placed strategically around the place needing
protection. Garlic, Hawthorn and the Mountain Ash Rowan
can be used to.
|Destroying a Vampire
|Sunlight will destroy a Vampire. (Before the rise of the
literay Vampire, medieval legend spoke of Vampires
walking around in the daylight)
A stake through the heart can be used to incapacitate a
Vampire. By destryoing the heart which pumped blood,
you can stop a Vampire. The most of effective types of
wood: ash, aspen, juniper. Don't remove the stake or the
Vampire will rise again. (originally, before coffins were
readily available to all, stakes were used to affix the
corpse within the grave so it wou;dn't escape.
Traditioanlly the corpse was staked through the stomach
Cremation. Fire can be used to destroy a Vampire.
Decapitation. Afterwards you "must" stuff its mouth with
garlic to prevent any further return from the grave.
Drenching a Vampire in Holy Water and garlic. A Vampire
can be destroyed by touching a Crucifix. Stealing his left
sock, filling it with stones and throwing it in the river.
Using a "dhampir", or a Vampire child. Dhampirs were
allegedly the only people who were able to see invisible
Vampires, and they often took advantage of this by hiring
out their services as Vampire hunters.
|Prevention from Becoming a Vampire
|The world of the dead. Stuff the corpses mouth or coffin
with garlic. Bury the corpse face down. If the corpses tried
to dig itself out, it would just dig deeper into the ground.
Bury the corpse at a crossroad. Crossroads were always
considered unholy, thus a Vampire buried in unhallowed
grounds would be trapped forever.
Watch over the corpse until its buried. This would prevent
animals from jumping over or moonlighting falling on the
corpse. Two things that were seen as causes of Vampirism.
Stake the ground about the corpse. If the corpse were to
become a Vampire, it would impale itself when trying to
escape. Binding the corpses hand and feet, preventing the
Vampire from escaping the grave. Place a headstone over
the grave. Headstones were originally used not as a
rememberance, but as a weight to prevent Vampires from
escaping the grave.
Fill the coffin with seeds. A Vampire would have to count
every seed before attempting to escape. the grave. Tie the
corpse with hundreds of tiny knots. Similiar to the seeds,
Vampires are required to untie every knot put before them.
Decapitate the corpse. By burying the head in a seaparate
grave, the Vampire would be forced to find its head before
going to feed. Stake the corpse. Why wait?!!!
Bury the corpse with food. A well fed Vampire would have
no need to feed on the living. Place a Crucifix or a
Eucharistic wafer within the coffin.
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