Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Eldritch: Moon 018

Alright.  So.  Vampires.

Odds are people knew from very early on that eventually a vampire was gonna end up in the mix.  They were first mentioned in the middle of the second chapter, nearly <I>four years ago.</I>  While vampires aren’t my favorite beasties, they are fascinating.  Like the werewolves of folklore, there are many different varieties of vampiric beings.

Mentioned here is the Strigorii, an undead bloodsucker from Romania (their living counterparts are called Moroii)  The Stigorii are kind of the quintessential vampire.  Depending on what you read, they had a plethora of abilities, such as shapeshifting, and weaknesses, including sunlight, particularly the first rays of the morning.

However, on the previous page was the term Neorevenant.  This is to refer to revenant, that is, a being that has arisen from the dead.  Given that vampires and ghouls (zombies) are essentially two of the several different stages of the same creature in Eldritch, revenant was something of an umbrella term that I could use to refer to either, with the prefix ‘Neo’ causing it to mean new arisen being.

However, the fact is, ‘Vampire’ is what people would say anyway… and, in the case of this one vampire… it seems that he is aware of, and okay with this.

Please consider reading:
Vampires, Werewolves and other Monsters by Rosemary Guiley
The Supernatural by Douglas Hill and Pat Williams
They Bite by Jonathan Malberry and David F. Kramer
Vampires: A field Guide to the Creatures that Stalk the Night by Dr. Bob Curran
Vampires and other Monstrous Creatures by Mary-Jane Knight


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