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I wasn't sure where to put this so... ya um here.
The Strigoi is one of the more famous Romanian vampires (there seem to be 3 others, Pryccolitch which is a vampire-werewolf combination, Varcolaci which is the most powerful and a shapeshifter, and the Moroi a living vampire usually sorcerer's and witches). It is generally a person who is born deformed and dies, also someone born out of wedlock or un baptized (most types of vampires existed far before Christianity and this was probubly added by the church). After said person dies they come back to life, eat a few people then rejoin society, get married have kids all that stuff. So it's actually the opposite of what GW did with them.
The Lamiai of Greece were female vampires sent by Lamia (one of Zues' mistresses) to exact her revenge on the world after Hera killed her kids. They kill and devour babies, and sometimes pregnant women. Also they would seduce men into having sex with them and at the peak tear out his throat. They had generally snake like legs, talons and sharp teeth. They are also one of the oldest vampire legends.
I love this new book, you should all go pick it up it's like 25$ though. It's called The Vampire Slayers' Feild Guide to The Undead. I saw it at Borders and realised that it was about actual vampire legends and had to pick it up. It's quite good.
Last edited by archonofdeath; April 8th, 2005 at 03:35.
Sounds interesting but I'm pretty sure you're not allowed to advertise anything on the forums.
i dont wanna upset anyone but thats not really advertising, its just suggesting a book that warhammer players might like.
Yeah, no more so than saying that you thought "SIn City" is an awesome movie.
I looked the book up online. It does look pretty interesting. It'll probably end up in my already-full shopping cart of books to eventually be bought from Amazon.
intrestine, now find out things about von carstiend,nearch and blood dragons, then ill be impressed, we find things like this in GW fluff all the time.
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Necrarchs are based of oriental vampires, like Nospheratu. Von Carsteins are just typical western vampires (like Dracula).
"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face... for ever."
You may find it interesting to know that Vlad the Impaler, (Dracula), was a member of the order of the Dragon, possibly where the blood dragons came from, as he allowed rivers of blood to flow from his victims??!!
There has been a lot of revisionist history when it comes to "vampire legends." Vampires as such were not conceptualized until Lord Byron and Bram Stoker. The vampire as we know it is a conglomeration of traits attributed to the undead and the like. Were there stories of supernatural critters running around drinking blood? Yes. Were there gypsy legends of vampire-esque monsters? Yes. Hey, even Christ was offering his flesh and blood at the Last Supper for eternal life. But they were not vampires as we think of them. This revisionist history became especially popular after Anne Rice came out with her Vampire series caused such a sensation. Its called "gross misuse of the facts." Nosferatu was the name that Bram Stoker claimed was the old european name for the vampire, although no such word has been found in a european language pre-Dracula. Literary imaginativeness but thats about it.
Von Carstein - Vlad the Impaler, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Lord Byron's poetry, Anne Rice series
Blood Dragons - Vlad II Dracul was a knight of the Order of the Dragon- dedicated to fighting the Ottomans. Vlad Dracul's son, later known as Vlad the Impaler, was called Vlad, son of the Dragon, or Vlad Dracula.
Necrarchs - the movie Nosferatu - this movie started the tradition of the corpse vampire but is based on Bram Stoker's novel. In fact, Bram Stoker's estate won a copyright infringement suit against them.
Lahmia - Anner Rice novels, especially Queen of the Damned and Greek myths about female blood drinking spirits (still not really vampires though), Elizabeth Bathory
Strigoi - a conglomeration of Romanian and Bulgarian traditions concerning the Undead. Popularized as Revenants.
â€œCry â€˜Havocâ€™ and let slip the dogs of war!â€? - Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I
if you wish to label it a vampire all it pretty much has to do is drink blood.
the irish have something called a fetch, its a wraith that drinks blood,
vampire legends exist in some form or another in every culture, they may have diffrent abilities (traits if you will) flying, shape changing, hypnotism, sexual allurance (for both males and females), super strength super speed, the list goes on.
of course the modern version of vampires comes very much from Bram Stoker and Anne rice books.
They look diffrent as well, some vampires are little more than ghost others are huge almost giant like, their fangs are diffrent as well, (lost boys, blade 2, buffy, angel, IWTV)
it all depends on yur perspective i think, on what a vampire looks like
WELL SAID, NO MORE SQUATS THEY ARE DEAD GET OVER ITOriginally Posted by artificer