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~I!\l'I1'JtI: J['~rF.!'F>lOY ••• •••••• ••••••••••••••• S

T he Origins of Vamp;res

Common V i."l. T Io<&11010" ,

From BtYOM Ou ,. I"' nd!.-

-roc Hunlers

F'llow>hip oj ,It< Shrood.

T ilt T "'rmelt Po"d 5o<"'y

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Caores II: h MOCKER'( OF Lne

Vrnnin Alky Diary

Vamp;m and Thcit Kin

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CH RONlCUS Of 111E UNDYING •••• •••• ••••:z8

Nefen<em ~ IOC ettll of Blood ,•

Th HolIlll.h of Nogash

Vampirrs and ou piIn

UIAIT f.lt IV: NATURF, orne BF.A~T

The

Blood Kill

Fire in I'" Blood

Th Rttl Thinl

The Curse of Nog"'h Th Life lmmonal

CHArmt V: THE BLOODUNfS

Th: BloodDrogo"' : Knights Elernal

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Soci'l)' OM OU' [ook

f «ding ond Brm ing

Dmgns ond $mi ,Og"""

N"'obi' BIood Dro gon ~

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The Lth:n\im$: Dea,1\kss Glurti=

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PI"" OM Moc hi""'ions.

SocUry

fw ling ond Ilr'wng. NoraN.l.oh"""",

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T '" Nroorrhs : Discipb of I'" Aromtd .•

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Proph<ci<' OM Mochi",""""

Soci"y

f ording OM Bneding

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The SIl"lgoi: BeastS in Shadow

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UIAI'TFl\ VII: RULFS Of

Vamyire HunterS

o.:"" ing Vompi

Kil ling V . "'pi ,." ,.

V ampi T< H u"" ,. Co ,

Crea,ing V.mpu-e.

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The VampiteUn -life

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Th Bltck An

Ritual Magic,

M.agie 1<=

Th Resd." Dead

Greater Nocromancy

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T HF_V AM-PIRE CAMP}J('-"N •••• ••• ••••••••• •IJO

Play", il'l Vampiro!

The Vampire Villain

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The Vunpin:Campaign

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Introduction

T

Ic< peo ple of tne Old 1S./orlJ d o o m caf{' t il"

1~""' ;'

n<> nortl , ,,"'t< "" during ,han , he Vam pire ' Ihey do

no , "r< ,~" vm inn, of ," CV,mp l", l<[,,,od c, ,, be (ou<ld

.m

w

" ~ ,, "'< 'f)' ' ;c o o f rh< i rwn , ld. ' I hey ,In nm em

, h,,,

Y.", p;,,' .'" pOlent symbols of [he hr of d<"h , ,I;se.""

pr«!.l",,,, t he ;' ,Lock ,.J"" '" of tb < oigh t. "Ihcy do nor

Wvc , h oot ,bo ut . OJ" o f , Io"

old m bb d , mu. lly filling

,h e ; ,,,,od,,e, loo, of « h"larly wor k> ,bou t V''''P' '"' ' 1"

,h em. V,mp;c<' ' ''' twO ,hi"~" deeply ,,,,il)'ing mo",'m

of doch "

<0 kYo> , V,mp ;"" .c o hi",", "bom;o><ioo, ,hal no

n;gb mm < ,n,l <:\'c'Y,h iog they've ever ""m"J

>;no pm "n would w, n, '" jo in,

hU l ,hey are "I", powct f,,1

I,<ym ,d ;m . ~j o . !i o o , df""

iv ol y I mm o ", l , .md =; .""m to

t h o <1 <1"" '1. , ;",,, o f Ch """ 'Ih"}' r o p " "" " If ,< f ,"" d om an d

ft., r1,~,m~, th" , I<r.",. ,tt i e< a nd lm jfrill~ wo rld , , h"y

h ,v < ev"r}~h ing O ld W,,, IJ <,, "'''''. b u ' r o it, V am p i r e, h,", , ",,;fi cod I he one ,hiog OIJ W"<1, I<,, v, lue .hm'< all d", _, hei , ",,,I,.

-

WELOOME TO Nlmrr'S D.wc MAsrus -

T

ho w",ld ofW"h ,,,nm" i<full of, ~rea, manv ,.;!], il\ou, f" ,c<>- i, i,. ",,, 1.1 of £,i ,n ,nd p<r;lou<

h om ,h""""lei of C,<"<"""ki ".<, ,h e

rcl""

of eh,o"

' " ,h e

,

"'" pi, my of villains

ight.

.n d d &a ,- M"" 0 '

Oh m ",", , hi"I " ", ,, '< m< ~n , hey

are , u,,oo, 'I hcy ,,,. , ,,Inmhle to oM;n,,')' ,"inp. 1 h,'}'

ca n be cu,. ,ho:v bl<cd. , od ,h<y ,1 ic. Silv<r

a<o ; nvuln<c. b l c. V,"' p i", .,

;, ,n;rhoma!O

.J,·,n',,'" .her aU.

h<rd, of 1I""m<l\, cult i,,, ,nd

,h utlJing mo b, " f U",b J. ,h<,

'MP I,v <c eh , ,, ,,t "" <0 b, <, l

,h,,,,

,

;. ,he pu,ifying ra}~of ,h" whob ome " ,,, . 'Ii, make

,

<i ,e"

Undead m"",crs

d ,fu l o f , h o",,,

~ d, ing mom l< w i th ,ome m i,gu ided s<m< o fju," i",

",-,Ute" wo "e, rI,me ' <ra y<d '1" inst ,h<m k ""w th < ;m ,n d

o u r> o f figh ting V",np ;'"" ,,, d

m u>! be vigilan, in ,ht'ir d d' TI O:: . , iway , w

,it""~ 01' 1>''' '' ' m,

1;" 1,, e ha" ", r_ \Ome lL

hUl over.U, ,f,er you 've

~. in yO\ oc fi l,,,,,,,h M",.n " th ey , ll '0"'" '0 r un m g<thc L How"ver, " " , "II m"" ,,< ,, fi, ,h i\ mou ld. Some h,ve a

~ ", ;r <r p " ",n co by t " " i , v cry

"mhm ilin~ ,hem,~i,<,in

conv"I ,,« d 1'1"" a" d .,;n;,,", machi " " i" ,,, to ad , iev< ,),d, ,mhi ,i" n" Th <y a", the ,h, dowy figure, b<-h ind

m.k< ,he ,,,eO,,nte' mcmo"b lc_

, re f acck" , h",,,", U"y m ay 1" ,, < .

ou

,fu l <kmco" '0"''<1 i n <0

m.,.,

wh" so::k ' 0 ,I"" my , h< Undea J .

W hl ls< f ,,-ugh , wi,h enemi", at , 11 ,i (J.", . V,m l' i"" h ''' 'e

ic.",cd much "v cr , hc gr<,-, "ge< of , hoir e",w""" ' Ih<y ore ", ,-,Ie,, of n<:<;n"",,,,y e"' pl,,)' ""'0" " w",ks of ' pic,

""UT<. S " m" p ul l ,h <

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,i

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b~

,

,,,J i" I' '' '''' ''''. ".d h,vc

accum" l", 'd g""" and

p of,-"

"'<OUCC"-', c""pled wi,h rheir OW" adv, ,,"';:«, ,h"}' ,,,,I)·

" And wMr' lui ", J'-'" riJ,kn, my fi "" ~ ,10,d?

W hrn " 1 ""'"

'" J'-'" riJdm '<mi~ h ,?',

b«n

ou, oo'lu",in~, my fm< pr<!'Y la "

for til< dog, Jwn' b<>t in ,Ii< mc<mlight

Y,o ,II< dog> hu", 0<" in

,II< moonlight."

"A nd oWr< W<r<yo« hu nting, my f in< nohIdat'd? W hff< "'"")100 hunting r<m.ighr' " " / ""'" ro ,Il< "";n , my f;n< pr<l l)' 10-"

or rll< walt-<> hiM rll<" f""'" ,Il< mccnl;e h,

f

Y, o ,Il<woI,,,,, hid< ,I.<TOf'''''' til<

moonlight."

"And ,.,00 ", didJ"u

h unt

"';t h, my f i n< noNdord?

Whom

didJOO hunt

",ith

'"uig lrr?"

"1 rod, wirh 0 "" onger, "'y f i n< pre"y 10>$

Who", 'Y"fl. ,1otd r<din ,he moonlighr

Yeo hi< 'J'<,j1.<h<d ,

d

in rll< mc<mlieM,"

"And

W

"1'

,

Ji4. JOO h"", f or, my f i"'- nobl, lcrJl

iM JOO "U'" for , olUg,I,?"

,

"'.1 blood I>< """ ,d, ",y fin< pre' l> I."

And I """ iii, 1"'.1 in ,II< moonlight

Afi

" A nd ""'y """')100 rom< h<r<, my f i n< nobl, lord W hy """')100 rom< h<r< ,.might'

ing,"'Y fi"" pm ry 10"

ForJ"u lao< $0 foiT in 11.< moonlighr

bit oj pr<Yin ,I>< moonlight."

"

"/I,,,,,, rom< for my f

And11/1uI"')'O«' blood in ,I>< moonlighr"

And""" lif' it Jld wir",'" moonlight

A nd , I>< 10)' 'p<>n , I>< Blo<k Dr.g "" C ,

- M",r':>H "'" TIff MAGN lIICM ', MJ.",,-

rr,

a

o "",,,mr,,,,, Wi,h thes<

}'iigM,

,,,u nriN

imdgu," . ' J h ey . , ,

\"an' pi"'<

ro""" cd of g= ' pm"", ntaj<;ry <Ilough !O',vol ,h" Emperor, and ambit ion e" <>" ~ f" , . J"""n l i , 'i "S men, V, "'pi,c, a", ,h e mo"C!> .md ,hakm " f ,ho

l '"d",d , 'Ih,'}'have the

d"' ig o.\ a nd ph n< ro wmk

,he;, e" il a"d "',,'<a "'01<

r", ,h eom d v<> in <>f ,hi.< d,ng,,"''''

1hey ltav< In md ihlc ,h lli,i",.

"

b,,,>1"'-

m, >! e,l' 0"" , he ,re, wec,

o r ,he nigh" and 1'0<><"

,h< " nnah w"dd ,

" Jmn; "a« w;,h ~gb .Jl<'e, '"

w;oh c'.,e. h"",

,,, ,, ,, <i ,, , " ,h « " len« ,h "

"~or ,h"", a p'" fmm , he rwi" h;ng, , h,i<ki"g cmw<J, or , nim" cd corpses-

d",,,,,,, ,h <i, ,i,k

Dark Mas",.,

WHAT'S

INSIDE?

1hc " i,,, d,aptm ,hal

follow , hi, i"" od" " i"" " <

" ddici,,", fe.", pr,,' iJi ng .I i of ,ho informalhm you

w'il1ned <0 cd , ,dv,nrur«

i"

",lv,ng V;tH'p i," .

Cha pter I ; The PRy

The fi", h ; r< ioo , ,,, a J ;zrying

""" nf bl",>d. 1h;< ch,p''''

io<>ic; >t wh o< t h< p,," pk " f

,ho Old w" dd b<li",,, , bou,

Vamp ire" fr"m m)'l", "n d I",c" d, ' 0 ,h" ,umo urs d

,he

CK L'A'<WU.LE

w ("""II}' . ,.,i " f"m ,cd. I:';':'":.'-~n~~~i~

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I Introduction

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hu ol m wh

,h "," d"

o o<co on< 1',« 1.,<0'" ,.", he' th

" "l tn t um ; ng ,h

k

, "hi " , " p ry.

. ,h , \/;"" 1'; '0

Chaptet II· A Moch ry of Lift

Wo !""1

ocn<,,"

,-"ulJ k

oil

k

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"Of h , ,, glimp"" of wh"

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hi, chap ' <f ,u m m" i,,,, >e ho l" ly works

rha,

1

by Old Wo r i<h , who "" k to b

rn [h e tru ,h

"f tl ", m . u e< "m,

i ,,~ V' '''p; ''' ' ' It en"" i" .' lext ( m ", ,b e

,m

,,,I,,,,,,,,, "n J

duh,o"" l inn ;" Al ln [); d'Y ' ~\ ",,<"I I ., "' '''pim'

a nd 71~';, Kin bv M", imill i. " ,>vm""T' of th e' ""v en

K ni y, t>-> prim,,, f or mc m bc" of '" 11 ord er i men d ed

« a ch rhe m ril e 1>." ,0< o f V' ", )' i , o 10 ' "

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C hapter III; O lNI1icles of the Undying

'1110 sm kjng m il of <mnih unr,vel, <,,;Iy. 'Jh i, eMp' ''' is •

h i" ory o f , h " V, mp ;' ~ ' r oom [ h e i r ( ""

in clu di ng , ,;""li ne ,,[k ey

<vo,"_,_

I,,,, , <1 ,;" t o) tb e 1' ''".'''' '.

Chapter IV; T he Natu n: of the fum

Tho org'o, '"

d"" " ilx," .I", "h,m,t<, i"

.<cooped "" , lO be cx.<m;n,",i. l h"

i"

"'--' ;on

of 'he V,m' pi,,",, 1. " h ph)", d

, nd mcn " l. It , lsn ""' '' t" <"'pl, in th oi, n ' 0 1'Yos ,

eba Vi er y . The M.m w of!1¥: N ight

Fin, lly. w< [,'" tn th o h""

" " cn ",,"_, , h<,

World wl,h , p,x-ili, ""m pi<> of somo of ,ho 01"'1 f. mo ", b1"OOl1n" , Intl,'/iJ ", 1),;,w,h , nJ machin,,,iun,, ,,, wdl"

" <><;, il" i" ", of ",,, ,1,1, """ \1"" ,, an d !air<,' t< included .

ChapterVI; Native Soil

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"h,' p' o-<

",in ", k i nd , n rV' ''' pi , ,, f<>H nd i n '" ' () Id

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" , n<" , o f mwck ,n d >I n,,,,', A d, ',,-'(ip,ion o f , h e

p "", in ,," n r SyJ--"ni. , i t> I,i " ," y ""tl pe" pl" wi lh aJve mu " hoob 10, yOll' ",mp"'gn, "" I" "" "'1'1"," "'''I''

Chapru y Il, RlIles o f the

Niglrr

l h c' Clunchy OO" c~ oft

h" d i, h . 1] , i, "h" I""'- d , >c u,""

n ew

" f CCI> . ch< c ",., ion "f u n i q u,' Vam pi,,~ , ,,J ti",;,

", i" ,o,,, ,

, ,,a , he d >ck '-' <.' th ey p" Cl ' <C, ' Jh, ' m", row j, ,oc k w

, h em , 11.

4

hu~ ,

' !he b " i~,>"" ""I i " "'y "e'L' l hi, , ho <J gh rfu l cha p,or

exp l, ins how to h", .

oomp, ign , ,, ,,00,1,h , I ind e" d , ,,,1 Yi ll , ins ,

the N igh!

how "" "

[0 u,"" I hcm "

Chapler IX ; Crc3WIfS of

if" .

'i he n,e.u (on,hks wi,h , ", ," pic of <= mITI co mmonly

("" "d in >I ", ",,, i,,, " f V,,, ,p

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Introduction

D ISASTER AT DuSKhNY Fxns

v,'htn ~ fin' l=n<d ,~ Iocakbd i<V«! . V:ornprr. liV«! in. C3'~ behind. w",rfill, R' inhm h ugl>O<!. E"")'"", ~

\":orn r im couldn't ,und ,~ 'ouc h of running

" o!)', <'my <roo""" pointtd ' n ,I>" "'"' pI«t , • deft wOO< '~f rigid """"""It from t~ W o rld ', F,dgt Moom ain> >pilktl

down f """ ,I<: l>eiglm to ~"I<:,in • Jo<r pool . ()r., 1"",1 d'im:t! "'.,. , I<: """ bum 'hinugh , 00 ' umi n of w" "

in ,I<: '''''"in(; W1l<' ",;ly . """ of ftt"[ brlnw. 1k 10<>1 "" . woy, of cour>< , bu, "'" brfm<"" brn, fhed on hi", wi,h

"'''''''''' 'Y" ,N., prnrni><d • ,low and painful <b.,h.

.nd 1md

I<,

1k <kan>ing 1"""" would wa>h tkm . way. Y" , ""'Y I<!""', ""'Y

=vi ,~ in ""h '" <1w i"",,,,,,,, . R'inltm "",,«I r"" . Til: rn>Ill>aJ km f ighling UO<bJ f n' • <l:>z<n J"'" or mo"" >IX! it

his C>!"'i'''''' 'lu l ,,"bkJ ,brir "", 11 ''' mto Jr. ,, 0)· , i< of do<>< l-<>non '" h, .

r= didn't brli<v< i' ,i,!>::,. H, <liir<>OJ ,I<: 'bing '""" '" • lira"""," of >em< _

,

fo< ,t>:r<

no

y

'br V'mpin rw W

1k Htwtl""" &nd,

,lq clkd ,1=",,1V<>, Iud , ili'ed in OIl< form 0< """ b:1- for y<al'! . r","" • pal<,wiry ""'" wi'h <brl< >mning ,",luli'y 'n ,"u k , f<llll'l<l::d t l<: Hawthorn &nd oM u"" II<: molloy buOl<h to :lid hi m in hi,

fro: ""n . Nnw, tl<:r<

<irOO uOO::' his 'Y" oM.

=do >gWm ,I>:- """= of IlY: n~hl. WI>:r< n' l><' """ f1<t: >tid> fi<Tl<!<, l'<tn ""'llht 'b<m"'" mol to gtu., ""-",-",,, Sur<, Il>::y ltld 'I>< i, hi! ,ID", of ",u,hits. Many "' ." ltld jo i nro up f d l '" tI~ c rud cl>",~ mel ""h of t t.o V:orn pim and

dci.- """i"",, mol • f<w otm. \\<1'C kd«d '''''y, '00 omdfI"'" ,Irir "prriero:<to b<allowcJ to W>1k

""" four of d~m »ide fto<l'l 'lxir lC3dcr. Rdnhm , ,""",. ' "'''''", Iud f'C""T"Il y ,,.;,,,,J _ of ,1><",,' yw thful """I' n>m>;1

I.\l>I, woo '00 <>g<r by half. Th ot l>:T t WO \\<1'C ' p<ir of

<lou,- t>w1 ri\, I>.ir«l f o< 'Oo it «pmi" in f igl,u,,€ unJcr gromxl

md tl><it "'" knowk>;1g< of UO<bJ ,

'Tho: <Urn ""'" to ,hit """,I", vill>gt twO <by> ago, imittd by • Jr. !" ,

""-ym woo wrung his hmd> oM mopp«! his \>tow.

I-!< d1im:tl pror l<.ill om: his worrhl"" communi' y w= fallin;;ill, '''id,,",, by ""'" rn><ld:ning di",,,. WI= im",,, wingIlY:

",

:

oorhlc» p:a>aJl'"

1 1>< 1J.", 'l:>onJ Bo nd &" Oo r«! . I,; , mo ", ",bb;.h, i l'lC l nding l Oo ' hing i n tl ~ f >1 1> . " """ lwd wo ,k illting tt.o

lie> flOrn ,I>< fKt " . nd """" i"'" yoo tr'Uk< n-iliult<s, You ius' ffi):< ,hoI ' uch n-iliult" 1lTIl'tklhol0"".

So i ' """ It.oH,Wlhom &nd agrroI ' 0 =r ch this Q

V< >IX! ru' ' 0 rc>t wbo.t"'" t hing t ID' hod l>ir<d t her<. Nn one <I1jn)'«l

!hying 1lca>rmcr" tlrir '>'" were '00 HlUtlUl , >IX! 'hoy tlX'Wktl1ik< bok> when hurt , But tOo villag< <aid in goW, >nd th: duty

'0 tb<m oM ,I>< Fro piI<

"w.1k ' bing "'*"'d '" d i , . And 'l>: ' id o1<>$ llu l inf",," ,I>< vi D>g< l fu" >dv:iS<d , I>< f ol ll> '0

lmrI ll<: it ,,,,"" of rye and ,un mew. He', pro bohl)· ' ight. H , >l woY' is. Manrnlkb lmt1€hoary in t t.o"' y, prrgnant wi,h light . It ""<akd t l>< pool, ,ho f , l1>, md tl>< t <XII>.U

''''''''', f od by tl>< ron l, w~ ,,,,, y, I""'ing llu<>ngh. du ",p of ' ''''' wl<:r< i' pi'k«! u p ' f""l.oo bur bkd

' ill>g<. Tho sound

""" good """'Ilh Ilw 00 , orchc< wm "'*"'d , oo.t Pet" od,-iscd Iigh-Jng t t.o "orm lant""", illn i t would br dir k imi<I:: tl>< <:1V< .

1k Dwm, dropP«!lO "" l"ound to =dy 'Irir b<ll ybow>, puI1ing bock tl>o 'or< t ID' would, Wl><n fi><e1 , ><nd • ,uk< Ihn><lj;h t!>:: middk of wIDI"'" confrooted lb< ,<mi. R'itllut1pn.lkcl his """d >nd "" his rlJlg<" 'long ,I>< silver<Jg< I>< p>id good

'pil ling f""" """" "'igh, ,hroud<d in ,t.onUs< "'" up by i" J""'>g< . Th light

-onnd

it . A "",11 on i " ",y lO l",

im",,, , ,Ix n15hof

m

downlO,I>"

ronl. r om.grimly ' :>rIodclimbing OOWO, <h<rndnlg wilh pxciocd han:!> >nd f"'t untll t.o>rocd on ,I>< mooy roc[", >loring up

"

ciol'Ik; '0 hi", '1'1'1,«3 '0 ,I>< bbd<, wh, l" I.\l>I wipod I';' runny nos< on tl~ tw:k of hit lur<l

lY: look«! fo,

y

tl>< hli

-.J

p"""""'bly ,I>< eI'" b:hiI>;1 i,.

" "urid tnituk<, «riming tlr pl><:< by night. 1'""

h>d ><lvi,," >g>in<l i" bu, ''=Y=

W1Ilt<J '0 br on th<;r ",y

'l uk k ., tlv:y rouId. "

""""<I .00 lnd bock to NllIn fn, >0"" ~ll-<h<rn<l= t. Fool>, E""Y on< of th<rn.

dou this

00 Vampi,e. A f"

001" lO l OC <k>I of w ho,,,,,, i t Wit> >IX! 'hoy ,.",.,)d <him t lrir

Edg

-

f ol1ow<rl, ,1'l'1' ing ' coupk of ti m<>, bllt

h< f inally ""'l>O<!lb< bo''''''' ' .llxil wi lh • d>.mp kg from >.tI >«i<I<m.t

pi""", into ,I>"

,u.

Pw

""

pointed '0 tl><

-od'1I<f)'lhi,,€itl

~

Rrinhm f ol 1ow<rl , whili" oo Dwn-f, co"" ro ,ho" i o f to<l'l . bove . VV1~n Roinb", I <><l o«l d ~ bonorn,

t"h

il. ''Tkr<, )'00 "" tlut . It',. bit da"'"

thm llY: !<>C. " R dn hm laW oorbing.Th moonligJu

11lht, md 'h>dow> . p"""'" wlt<r< tlq ,bouIdn't; thing> """"" ro move whentlY:y coultln't.

" l-ky, lookiI ,his!" whi>J;~ Edgu, I-!< pluc:k<d """"hing f rom ,I>< ron 1. "

"'Y<ltd in <lim< . A lock , l"' hap> . r ., ,,

moved to t lY: young m>.tI.

Sorn<thing mol'«l .bo",. " 'horp"'port >triking,,""' .

wi p«! off 'Il< dark nlUd mel 000<. It

"'ull .

of • <rigg=d «""row OOIt >OUT<lcd followed by tlY: 'plin toringrnttu of ,I>" 'luorrd

"grum. "sigh. T I>" WC'C >OUJJd cf mmih ' rI,,,uing on ,I~gtound . Si\<ln. o ve, bofor< R"nhm ", uld ,,,,n W< n IY, !=l ' 0 wl<:r< u l;> , rf , hod _ i ted . T Oo ", ,., , ign cf 'h<rn. Fem.

I,

.hondoncrl Edga., meltt.o >!ru 11 '0 lund "'" to R dnhm. 1k , wo "«ram """"""" bohind th<rn, <'" >ho<t by .l-<>nibl" g~

>roJ ret" <UtIl<rl, t l><y ; "" ",,,*,t 'glimp>< of poor F.clgu, ,inking bm<:ith tlY: l rooblod W11'" of tl>" pool. Evm in ,I-<

n igh ' , «US< ,nd . I

", und >nd "'-""n'purled by • ' myof rot

,d >O<l u

i d, W I-< "

""'" u

Dwo rf , ?

blood. '" Rdn hm

n \OO nl ~ l~, tl~ y could "" tI~ ""'''' tln k< n

bobbed to tl>:- >urf"" , onI)' to Jut ' '''''y,

",N., ,,,,, hod hUn t o« hUn 10 p i=. Momon " pickedup by , h, rumm of d~ >tr<>m.

b ter, >.tI w, >.tI';'1:, >nd . fno'

Thr« of th<rn , down in """"". This "", no 1k"' m>1l. fun h1»<d, ''Go!'' , mel, I>" tw:>fk<l up th: ""'y ,hoy =

R' inh'" leiding, r "" following. 1k l<-od m>n ri.koJ . e1>".,. 0"'" hi> ' boulder, melto hi' 1-<>_

hurribk ,bing rising om f,,,,,, , he """'" of , t.o darkmod f""l. " hod UIoblong !=l, crimson'Y" , md.",.";,,, mon,h f illod

,

, I>< ,pio:! ""'" g""t mel

wi' h <=lk"harp tmh. It

mKk, but it hod 00 ,lum::. I" gt<'j >kin d""!\ to it> hor<->, :uxIif i ' Iud . gcr"h , it Iud long

wil b<t<cl '",y . R .inh>.<t <limb«! f"", wilt> r" ", >=>ming, " R un' Run 'ltn

, ,I>" da wn, t lut lY: woo1J "''''' hum V ""P im I><lp<d him into ,I>< <lilt t",-1 would <>.>ry him of I"""",,y f. lh,

," oo.t ,,,, n his ", it<: fell ,iknt t oo.

,]

R" nh", "' ,

look«! btd<. N , ,,,, 'l"" "ootrl w by t1 ~ d u ng in t he pool l<l hUn ""' l". Bu , hc "',

:og>in . Th "" "

to ~

'hought " m him into lY:l rl <>< ~

, in I I>< 1"1,I%h' of

., I lY: pri<>''''' of Sh.ll y>

,d=m> >nd tl>< comfort of • ,",,11TOOm far from tl>: bloody_ ""

J

~

*In

d *

*

Chapter1: Th Frey

"'1 do nor Cllrt ",'hoI our P"J rhillk

oj ILL Do)'OU COW" w/lllt opinion

m.tlIl htn oj youl"

--<'.oNsTANT1N VON ChlIsrFlN

v iz:

"" "" "u,« o f " ;gb,,,

1,

"

nd

y

",

~

" I"" ,h mugh

" ",I n"» or lu,t for !"-'w<r, " "

.' o" hip. bU I rhe-", 0 «:<1";" '" " " r.w ,-.,n' I" r<d !O rh"""

, be"" i !'u l m)~ 'c ,i,~ . • nU ," " "

• .

,, ,, ,, ,,,,,, ,,,,

"' " , he",

"'''''>l e'' '" be 1', •

'u,

, " <m h

<1 . ,,<1 ,1>10"",:,1. ) I" , ,,, , ''''' h''

,h, m '" ",~h worrhyof

"f I',

-

u",,,

<

."". " p"p ul, , ;" ,h< IOmpi" .i,,,,, , 10< \'(-'. "

,

,

, 10"", W"O. p" ri ,, ~ ,,'<>

of ,he V""p; « C o un" . ' 1 10 0 '"

",hn know o"lv fc>, ., ,h.,,," "",i

,he "ighL

who " .Jk

m" , h h«d '0 Ih< ron <>n1 'c P<'<"" u f l h-, >tj " ,k i o n.! S i<" .,

- TlIIl 0uDs Of VAM!DJlS

M

,

"'Y''''

1''''1'''<1 '0""pt.'n """'"' V.,

,I"""

<om<

),

,om, lou, ;, ;,. u.,]ikdy ~y of rIxm «>m.oin ,I>< "

T HE W HITE LADy

<Ii ,I>< "''''

' 00 """"

will

0""

'no r.l>k II>. " ,h., ;f 1"" "f<"'I

fk",

~

,

,

lMw ~

Id

"":<"'".-n

,nod tak< ~

"ion

1Iu.

.",no" ,olסiin

nr t<omn. dilJrri"ll!Tom 1"""""""

b<m .dopo<d "" tho:

in

~ '" 1"""""".

It

Alodorf. II i""",1'<> tb< ronrro>M j;,!k', ~"'ing"

,

do< lJDdc.,d and rhm oripno. n

""'Y" """)'i", ;,.

min«

"""-'rib<d_

~kr • """"'- . To

'"""'" Old

II«uno< V

,.""rio_

_

",iUCh. if 1nIo<, -

""plain -tor ,~

_ ,

doUn ""- V.mr'''''.''' tho: ptodua '"

_,«d~ ""'

IIK<! ba

rimol>. 1hooc bwiod "',cI-M

"",tiocKio>o.

of ~pri<oo

m.-

bwiod ""do rb<U

_co ti><.V.mpi

MJ"ho ;" o.dand ,.,0 <Ii • k;nd of V""'r''''<:MW ,

>rWOo into ,Iw;;, ~

oaid br

' '''

who

,

,

b=>tfi-d

~

~. in&nn and, !O JIId:I< on Ilunwu. ,ill

"

,.l

~

IIf"" du<k.

um !Tom ,

,h<y d,,;n , '" ofblood.

Ot"", ,oleo tu"";, ,tul \-" "I' i""'" ;,. "" br «OII>umi"l\

blood 0' «X'l'lb d i" J" ri n ~

,h

li k. " h ;l" "ill 0""", d

,., ,,,,- ,h" ",-,n,,.,;, ",iciJ< or ,h.=- who di«l in '''go<

«n :u ",,,,,,,", ri sc '" Vompi r", jf their ron n«<i,," ' " iiI< ,.

"'''''t .nou~h.

Worlokt. d;"""'= ~

inmon

io

d<:vIr DO< 00 d>r 'f'«m

,

tho: Ondeod

~:

1"" b.,

,;on.

'" do< -r io

of tb< wn< 'ltlirtiDC tho: WIoi",

 

but."'" <DorooI "'tho: "on-. whidI ;,

 

<idt -non',

 

f

Il

in I<w< .boo< or

bcI<- ~

:

The

>WrY Ix:ti

.,.;rn "'" ~"lllown

 

rnI!I«' ~l«

 

and

t><:>bI< t='krn

,

f<>tWd<n ,,- ;,.krpo ><U":I.

 

Thc >aTrt ;,

kd

 

wh<o r.h< ",,11<-., do"","""

f,1I> !""W'.n,. II", f.rha-., "rio., ~n"r"<'.bandon, he< '"

~.rIor. Ikf k.,.-

c;,

prt>

kd

,u.~ hct-" -0. hj,

rn<J

f"" ,ilr hnodin~, "'0'" "",,10k bri<I< ("r him ' '''0''1\'''

,he- ,~>b<I;'r_Th< millct-,,uur.h,,,,;, f"n'«l '0 love ,n <h<

w<~oJ>,",her<-.he t"'" h,,,h ", ch, ld ~nJ., ,he "

,.

By eh ,,,,,,, .,hl' _= h<t nob i< " "'" tid i ,, ~ , h",,, gII '" <",rod ,

"

,,., ,hy "nJ n,o, to him, !o"idi"~

,,,

hi.

"'". lIur ,h. M ill•

:

Chapter I: Th Prey

<10<, not h, h hi, !o""", . " d ,I," and the child .re ' '''''' 1'1<"

w

do,. lh ",

In ,10< mom h, ,loa< fo llow, <o me of [he 10<:;1< txg; " , ,,lI ing

,,<.

lI, it< h "" v<"

,,"';« "f, ",d, gho « l)' ,,·hite b dy "'On in ,he " 'oo<k

w:<iling

.n J , ,,,I li ng o u ' "" I ", , -)' , 1<1 . ' Ih')' "'" nm "

ken "" ;",,, I~',

<V<n when , h e mille< i,

of rh""ow,""k

.\ , -,-" LIt <l, , h e nob 1<',

"

>Unci d mw n,, 1 in. pon d nn , he edge

!lew b' id e

gi "'" b i" " H" ",r,,,,,,, ,-",

h<, ,

j

t bmugho u' t he ", " "n ,. "" I I,,, 1, ,,,I,,,,.J

' ''' '' ,,, h oc , iJ

ro find ooth he<and the mid"'ik ,hd in' room d", n,-h"d

i ,h blood, S<anJing over ,hem is rh< lXfhirc Gd y , h i, dew k>lH . J'Hu, ncJ ffoffi , ho Br>.YC "nJ ho ldi"g hi' newbo rn chi ],j

Tn ,h , ''''te " 0')'0>[;00\, b« V"mp ;' ;< ,,",u.e is ,,,, de d o"

<he u (t . "

'"

,h,,,, d ,,,; ng li n"

-lIJO ~gh from

S!ill f "',.~ , ik

m y!'.""'" I ha , ,,. hem fo rced, w ,~ 11""" 10"

So "''' U~ ci ju ia .f h i, I Kdrl

I will d'i nf",

Ibm 'ncoth mJ "'''t'0'''' "is JIt""Jr ""'-Ii , in f o"

LEONORA AND LEONHART

Th= ar< , "'Iu m {'" of

,, ;,h ,h e ccagie love of , f>i' m>iJ m n>.m{,J uon of> ,n J >

",I d;<t "'med

'

1.<onor . r , e<> w

"" . "n d " n th < ,by , he "" Idio" " " "" ,

l'l;, nd, wid in ,I" , Em pi'" th

de,1

L"OoIh",. Lronh", go,", , w,;' '0 ~gh[;o,

, h< >qu, ,,,, t o "'" ,h <m m " p 1'''' , I""

b"

<rTihle w

in " "

.< is nOl amoni\' [ ,h om. &lic'-'ing h im de,d. ,he "" urn,

;"' m ,

" h <r "" 0 ' , " t" LI ,m ." ",,J, 1"' 0" 1. , ,- I ii, u n i f o rm ;; 'o'n

""d " ""' p' r i ll n i~h ,f.IL Af" 'r d o ck . ,he h em '

kn ock

,

" " J b l,~ Kl y, b " , he i , , Ii "" . " D " you " i i i i " ve ' He' -- h e "

, ,,d

m"' i ed i mm ed im ' ly; 10, · ,a y'

l h <y , ;,Ie th"'gh , b" "i~h, '" ,," "

bn, 1 , h,,,, " I' ",,!d;ng ~''''''''., II 'p i, ,« o f , h, ,I" d. )""" 0'-'

d

,

b ,

, he " pi;, >, I" d"""

"TI" n Ie' \"

,

' id< " . ,"}. ""d l",

i,l«mp l", " " d in'i de th c;'

'i n "

f mm ,

c up o f I ",,,h ,n' , hl <:><>d, , ,,d ,h ey ki$> , ·I h" , .

h< hccomos a V'm pir< like him , 'I hd r jorO" ' wedJ ing is

I m c<f upt «! L y ;; l:, ,, ~ .1 1 ,n LI. ,l

wh" J " "", , h e g "" '"

h . ck

' n'" th e "

g"v <, . I"" ",,,," " n d I

~ o nl w , ". \( " 1>< on h i, ,, (~xL

hur ,I", j;g",,'. who i, Morr, giv<, "h=,

'I

U m>, ,h < wmld ,,, ""'j'" ,I," <;1"" .1,,, of M"". 'Ih<s<,w ries

' ''' (,,", i,l<>-

mi""p ,<.«n", ion of tho', ( ;

ofV,m por<, ,he >lorie-> p<rp"<"" to, which >om" ", mime" t>l

Old Wotldm

h ue ' "

m ,n ,y " p ic " I<> "f LOOM "

" " I L", ,,,h ,,, ' , "" ,d ,

,)

1,,,,, ;<;, 1 h y the ""I, o f Mo" . n", on l y f or [ h e i r

d.

h ur fo r rhe ro n" nric im' ge

'" fool;; h enou w. to belie"".

INrim REALM OF mE

Ah hou~h ,his ,w ry d o<' n", " <Ole i,

mn,iJer i' l<, I", . ".,;)<J V,,,,p;,, ",Ie. h i, " B" ",,,,,;,,,

b.li,,1 "I."" tw" h" "" " ,,,hl< knight>wi,,, t';wd to the

W" , ld-' Fdg(' Mou n"i", w v;,i t th(' 1";''''' of tho kgmdary

N i j<!lt Q",,, n, Afte' t h e tw o

NIGHT QUEEN

e.plid tly, ' " noe ""1,,, 1,,,

k n ight> tr ,vt1 ro, m any w eok<, hi"" lr y >long tho w ' y, , h ey "' ; Y<

v", ; ou , ",m

o f t h ei r ,

fuci n~

'"

, 0" <1,, "" do <lui rd y o f ,il"" ,. Her< [I!" N igh' Q ueen

Ii

",

• woon,,, " I'"n""" hly I= u' y wh" ;, ,,,,,,,,, 1,,, n",~"

«

e ,h e. , un " m il ,

m ,ly , im

u""

m ,n " k<, h e , ,, h i"

h eide,

'J

otu ", lly, th e ,",'" knight>full in love w ith rh< Niw.,

({"oon.

' n d bo , 1! "-'ek hc--r h",d;n m", ja~, Jo,lo,~, ["

"

,h <J n

~~

Chapter I: The Prey

'

p, rt. ,o d ,he rwc knighe, Ju

c

fo, t" , f.,." ""

"',uh ;" g in

"" ,It , nd , Je;. , h, . " J !e. v' '' g <I ," N ig ht Q< ,," <n "' PI"

", ,, ,Ie to , ,,Ir~ , fmm h" , up"'""u rn cu <>c fo , >1 1 ti m e

CoMMON VIEW

J

in h e<

"¥«, ,,",y drink blood. ¥ <'>, 50_ of ,htm "" ti<

"!>OWn 10 co mm and armi" of ,1>£ dom1>td . B~, 0 ' I",,,

,10<.1'" "'" Eh,,.,!'

-N lLS VM.EIVl, """IT.'TOR

"1'"" hrord V ompi

"

wI

<>ro«tId 50 ' ",iI)' oo:au« ,heS<'

fillhy gypii<>, ,1>£ SrrigoJ1j, <htI,

,Imn;n 'Mr ca,.,wan~

,hU-= and

,hOI" "", tk

1 UIOl<ldn', pill " f"'.<r 'tm , T!I{1" her

<rdul'ertr>, .nd ,h(y all ,,<I< of calt1lg,. I ,'

from ,Ittr< '0 harbouring,1>£Undead ifY"" 0<1< ""."

- AzMU' PhalF1\, HOIl".n

.'.I"'1(

-S yl-V

'WIN

l'RO'm\'

"fh()'" (IJ<r.Y"Jhm. TWw i'lfU,,,,,«f <O<ry Iro<lof

5OCi<1y,Thty work bcik '" . nd lOOlk f"'5t us d<>«m ,he

5t>'<fl In d ayl.Ighr, pI,,;n "'yell pi",,,,. Y ou

<an' , ,hrow

a rock;n a ~pI":<; wi,h0<4" bouncing ofJ l1<'O

Vampi

And ,hrt<Do""",,,,."

- MM> H""""", VA(OA!I('l>.'t>

''Gerd

aI""IJ " =d '0 ,fit", ,ha, V ampi" , lOOtdd ccmt

f"'" '" "'" doy. He,

p<triJi«/ of ,htm, U>«I '0 I.mg

hc/J' O'mbd< oU around hi, room.nd "'I" wh . doot of

g o w:

o

can

in his mow:h ", k«p ,Imn a"",yJrom hi> ""*- W <I I,

",.,,;

ng ""'f owuihim pak a, his wtUand <hod '"

N. Twmd "'" ht dIObd '0 dea,h on ,,,", g a';iJ: ."

-FJ.lGll,~ Blu Y'rl'><B.'oO-l, srtJDLW

'''fluy ar< ,m :mg"" ' hon "" smar" r 'oon u" Ii"" long"

' han "',.nd '''fa, b<rr.,. looi<ing , han u~ T hO'

ar<

ou, rupmor, in ".JC'y "'l""', ond ,Iu 'u" a" I""""

wm-n 'li<:r rnl.e. Wh<n 'Ory rom, bock J will b< ,h<fi ,,,

'0 lOtI", ,,,, '1I<m."

' 'T /q ' ellyell 'ha rY"" n<td ' 0 b< bil by"'" of ,he

Und<od ' 0 M:""" 0 V.mpite, burof ""''"'', ,iulr', a lif. Allyeu ne<d ' 0 do '0 b< • Vompi"''' drink Mood. TI!<

,," ccmt, now,."r, 0",,<Y""'''' drnnk l'nO~g". II mu" Ix an a1<Jful 10<, ,hough- /,,,, dr.ok ""'" 50m«ell, and I'm

" ill on{y a I InI, pol,_"

THE ScHOLAR's EYE

"0", thing "" know obou' Vampim " ,hat ' hQ> a divid,d inrof .""li", or bloodli""" <aclt "",,, iJ., own

behaviour> ond pc«<t'~ Somt how cltoN"fd bI.ck

ron

- Fw<;

STRF.lO-lfJ.~, SHO!" G1 ~ r.

"I-'. ",patMI "member

rll< bolLiu"

1',,«1

in

toh<n ,11< ",~nr />roughr 0 '" '0

,,,

htr on hiJ o" n OJ if " """

tlOfhing 'P'cUll ond >pm! ,he r<5t

of ,II< night "'owi ng

htr <>ff. Cou><d a dr",dfuJ. ,condol,!>a, whar ra llY""

do? Clulp'l ,I!< tcum aJ'" aU. TmWf, f"'rO' fliar "" ,

,i.> <>f h<r lo«y>hip"

ccrg" "''''Wd Sir Morl<y', pI~'"

,m 0' 10< ,riM '0 COOX >Om< 1«> 0", oj th, o'P""'gu,

bds """ hi'flu". I,

",."w.,.

iJ. IP<IL"

ond blood-r,d<y<h'ow< ond lop up ' hebloodof ,00

who Jail on ,I!<""-ttkJiLld wi,h long ,ongue>. Or" co"""d ;n -.pin g ,."." ond <.n only b< diJjer'n 'iaud

0

Jrom plogu, ",,,,in,, of"n ., aU " """ .nd

b«ou,. rhty "''P , htir 11' <yf

p""nr Uk< pig~ Somt al'P""

OJ

brou'iful """"'" who ,edu« 'Mr ,""ims b<fort kilting

ha n, T l>£y co n on lY Ix d,,,,"oy<d oJ'.,. ,My f'ed, 0 ' ' h <y

'

"'",""" ,116, <ytball, whrn lhQ> >!up 0fJ tM;r gluttony

ond ran I,"", b< oppnxu:",d uno"",,,,,."

- SJR RJ.Q,u".~ \'01< T "l MflffiG, r.'ll'EJUhL NOSU

- U U '.Nl!\ CNu;,TllDT, SC>-ICUF.

"M.",a soy' '''a' if I k<ep ,,«king m), 'humb, then Bo,-

boch d Pi<ler

my blood!'

:u

CO"" ond bit< " off and ,ude "'" oil

' Ih o ",,,,mon fo tk are so mi,inform<J ;.huur V' '' 'pi r<' it

wo u1J

I>t ,-"mi,-. l i f i , '''''''' '' ' • "" Lt «

of l i f< , nd <k

b

' 'T il< ~

ond ,ht: r<l1'<n<1l <! , ht V o",pires "",Ice<

rlmn/m-d '0 ca,orog'" ond l",ds '0 much <OJltrodiction

m-n O«OUtll~ I , " "1J b<ji<J

C ha_

of mur",,,,,, omong" ~

,h<r, ,ht «>mrunpt"'" oJ

oi",«f blood orflM ir<u teoJ ' 0 gm'''' in<idmc,.,

VomF'''''' <vIri<h Iulti< ,hen

b<m pas""- on '0 'heir i"0g

y , odding ro ,10<di><r<ponci<>

b<rw<rn =""'~ ~

rlr< a1m-a:ion< in ,lit Vompir

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=y , p<Xitic w",knc,,,,,_

commo<\ k "" wleJ~e. h, ,, ' I""' i ti " d <!aik .IoKIt '" "", Iy wh" , h o", ""okn""", m-. aro open <0 Je b,,"" Commo" folk . lso h.Y< no ida how m any V. mpil"' «, >C. ""J

,h ey

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I J I." J,

;nd i

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And on our HoodI!<fml. "

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fun«iMling bar "-ling>, ond ,01"",

up'0 ,,,"'" incoo- in I

btm nored '00' ,""" Vompin-. who ''''fJiJ: wi:h tit< d=I a r< "'" Un"""" '0 tl!<f oul disabilirie,

<hot fiag", n<crcmanc<r>, whidt

«><>uld 01>0 uploin m«ell oj ,hfir

tui5rM approro ""' .

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OJ rhoM of Vl<rdislou ThxJr-jtr>ki

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in 10lJ< ",;xII. Sam<

Chapter I: The Prey

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. 1Id good, but ~ is obviow'0 ,Ilt ,.-ain«{ Vampin

hun" r ' , <y< 'II<>t I I!< ", m ',,", ""'

ulld

[ h< """y of ,Ir<

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nulg irul pr' m: m of , Ir< w·devil , u.'ho would

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brow " "'''' ""'y ""'" r <t ur", block pit> of "'""'-'1""''' o nd "€crodt:ttWn >i mi!or ' 0 tho , ",Ilieh worped my body

till it """

di>figurtd hulk too' "'u nt, "" in 1IIy "'fl"",;on, tounting "" Ilk , , h€ mtd />or!» r1 ,ho, MI -'f"',.t'l€d dtW--womon who "'"' 11\)' wif'·

"""E M buo 0 ""'I' Of poin " COOl in "O r>, a

''T''' [ i,aU I how fO wy

on ,Ir< ,ubi«' of Va,"pin'!'

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""P ies of, and the lrag,,,e"

<opied Imm ,omm nts "h li< victim,

u. ", ,,,,,,on [[i, 1fm inir i"", o f rh o M ILrdor lDrJ', ,

kidn, p iono",:"" ,nJ cu"

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dubiou' "I><ro of ,I>< Empire" '",o",kve Dl<-udono<' in

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a dr-<>pp<d a, ,Ir<it-f <€!, lh€y m"" f"'''''' alld oount <!1€1It.

T llty <an"", PO" • k"""td ropt "';l!>out untying it ."

" .-\11 of tl= ,l>in.g'< poinr ' 0 Yompim <lS M"g<of ~,

"'" nmgrh. l" "'" EnIjire, 'f"'it !ry thelt€ikand it>

,ributon<>, howa>uIJ • V.mpir<

rurl1l;"g ""'''''' wn." ,

Ii"", mnaming in "'" """'" at nig'" . ndthcomting

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lhem with tht l;I'JfIId ' cf ,ht Gods! Do "'" OOW onythi ng to

f earf rom "",,' ur<> wit<! ", n 0< ioo>podr<lf w!ry common

hottsMoId ingrniirnt !? Tht

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"tho f'I"')'

Y .mp&-«. Som< hold ,

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TI!<", V. mpi

fto r ga Tl ir 01' runni ng """<I", tilt:;' do no< 51"1' on gro w

dirt, tl><y 01"< m<r<{y ~!ry sunlight, and "'''''

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no! rt/l of thmt f tor our b1,=d iroru. They htw. «l1

lilt

ch<>nll a nd N-o"{l' qJ our worr hi<>t lord<, "'" be/tilld

1M' hid

lilt "''''' bloodlust .nd roil mor, , uiJ,nt in tilt

f rmn, of ,Iltit Strigoi «>U>iru. W, colUlCf afford ' 0 r<l"~

OUT vigil. "" in , Ilt f a« qJ , /ti, horrifying th rrot."

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