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    Vampire Rot

    Alias: Vampire Rot. No, its not a real name, but that's what he calls himself
    Gender: Male
    Race/Species: Formerly human, he's now a vampire.
    Age: He's lost track. He's pretty fricken old though.
    Alignment: Chaotic Evil
    Class/Profession: Generic fighter guy/Undead monstrosity
    Power Rating: Much stronger then your average human and very good at killing, but he has no magicks.
    Description: My avatar. But... Going from the top down: His hair is coal black and a bit ragged. His skin is ash gray and his eyes are completely red (as in his irises, pupils, and the whites are all blood red). His mouth is adorned with two large fangs that poke out from under his lip, always. There is a metal plate, shiny, chrome, and spiky, protecting the left side of his chest and his heart. On his back is a pair of large, bat-like wings that he can use to fly, which are now adorned with spiky metal plates that strangely do not upset his flight. He can hide the wings at will. Rot is usually dressed in stereotypical vampire clothes, which consist of a large-collared velvet cape and fancy black suit. His boots are iron and studded.
    Personality: Vampire Rot is almost completely insane. His personality can change at the drop of a coin, from sadistic and sarcastic to blood-thirsty and violent. He dislikes everything in general.. His favorite pastime is making people miserable, whether it be by mocking them or torturing them. Usually, his aggressiveness grows the longer he has gone without eating people, though he'll still happily kill things even if he just ate.
    Equipment: A black Hello Kthulhu umbrella that protects him from the sun. He has a black magic sword, which is enchanted to protect him from holy water and garlic, as well as to teleport back to his hand if loss. It has been further augmented to let him suck blood through it. He wears the stereotypical vampires clothes, and also keeps a lot of hatchets handy for lobbing at people.
    Long description taken from Bram Stoker's Dracula. There are a couple of things Rot does that Dracula doesn't and vice versa too, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dracula
    The nosferatu do not die like the bee when he sting once. He is only stronger, and being stronger, have yet more power to work evil. This vampire which is amongst us is of himself so strong in person as twenty men, he is of cunning more than mortal, for his cunning be the growth of ages, he have still the aids of necromancy, which is, as his etymology imply, the divination by the dead, and all the dead that he can come nigh to are for him at command; he is brute, and more than brute; he is devil in callous, and the heart of him is not; he can command all the meaner things, the rat, and the owl, and the bat, the moth, and the fox, and the wolf, he can grow and become small; and he can at times vanish and come unknown…
    The vampire live on, and cannot die by mere passing of the time, he can flourish when that he can fatten on the blood of the living. Even more, we have seen amongst us that he can even grow younger, that his vital faculties grow strenuous, and seem as though they refresh themselves when his special pabulum is plenty.
    But he cannot flourish without this diet, he eat not as others… He throws no shadow, he make in the mirror no reflect… He has the strength of many of his hand… He can transform himself to wolf… he can be as bat…He can come in mist which he create… but, from what we know, the distance he can make this mist is limited, and it can only be round himself. He can come on moonlight rays as elemental dust… He can become so small… he can slip through a hairbreadth space… He can, when once he find his way, come out from anything or into anything, no matter how close it be bound or even fused up with fire, solder you call it. He can see in the dark, no small power this, in a world which one half shut from the light…
    He can do all these things, yet he is not free. Nay, he is even more prisoner than the slave of the galley, the madman in his cell. He cannot go where he lists, he who is not of nature has yet to obey some of nature’s law, why we know not. He may not enter anywhere at the first, unless there be some one of the household who bid him to come, though afterwards he can come as he please… Thus, whereas he can do as he will within his limit, when he have his earth-home, his coffin-home, his hell-home, the place unhallowed… It is said, too, that he can only pass running water at the slack or the flood of the tide. Then there are things which so afflict him that he has no power, as the garlic that we know of, and as for things sacred, as this symbol, this crucifix… to them he is nothing, but in their presence he take his place far off and silent with respect. There are others, too... The branch of wild rose on his coffin keep him that he move not from it, a sacred bullet fired into the coffin kill him so that he be true dead, and as for the stake through him, we know already of its peace, or the cut off head that giveth rest.
    Thus when we find the habitation of this man-that-was, we can confine him to his coffin and destroy him, if we obey what we know.

    Backstory: Rot was probably bitten by a vampire when he was around 26 or so. How long ago that was is completely unknown, as he is ageless now and suffers from long (very long) term amnesia. Most of his pre-Nexus memories are broken or locked away. Apparently, he had a wife at one point, and killed her.

    Kill Count: 6 (Any PCs killed, regardless of whether or not they come back *shakes fist at Nexus*)
    Last edited by VampireRot; 2011-09-15 at 06:27 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julius Caesar, Shakespeare
    Cowards die many times before their deaths;
    The valiant never taste of death but once.
    Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
    It seems to me most strange that men should fear,
    Seeing that death, a necessary end,
    Will come when it will come.
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