Races Apr 6, 2014 0:42:35 GMT -9
Post by ISO.exe on Apr 6, 2014 0:42:35 GMT -9
There is a system to the vampire hierarchy in this setting. If you are unfamiliar with the Vampire Knight series don't fret it will be explained here (and if you need any further info just ask an admin).
This is the highest rank a vampire could possibly have, and are often referred to as Level A's (They are very few in number). Their bloodline, as stated, are entirely pure and uncontaminated with human blood. Their lineage can be traced back to the very first among the vampires. They all possess great power, especially among those of their own race, most of which are unique to both their class and family line. Typically these vampires live a very high class, and comfortable life. At one point in time they ruled as leaders in a monarchy, however that has since been abolished it hasn't entirely eliminated the way lesser vampires view them -fear, admiration, immense loyalty. Due to their title they are often involved in the Vampire Council, whether they want to or not, as many help maintain the stability of the current vampire society and help enforce the rules to keep lesser vampires under control.
Known Abilities: They stop aging at around 20, and from that point on their lives are eternal. They live forever unless an anti-vampire weapon is used to cut their heads off, or stabbed through the heart. All other injuries are able to be healed, even having ones head severed -for a greater healing affect, they can use the blood of another pureblood to repair themselves. They can control lesser vampires physically, by giving commands. They are the only level of vampire that can turn a human into one of their own race. Typically they also have a heightened sense of smell, strength, and speed. Can erase memories. They also possess among the abilities, a unique power usually similar to those of their family line -IE. plant manipulation, blood manipulation.
A downside to being a vampire of this class, is that they are greatly affected by the sun. They are easily burned by UV rays, and rarely ever travel during the day unless it's deemed entirely necessary.
The aristocrats of the vampire society, also referred to as Level B's. Like purebloods, they are born vampires, who possess unique abilities akin to their families and ancestors. They are also among the strongest of their race. They have a very small amount of human blood in their ancestry, but that small amount is what separates them from the purebloods -whom they often work very closely with. The Vampire council is mostly made up of those in this class.
Known Abilities: They stop aging at around their 20's, allowing them to also live an eternal life -unless killed by anti-vampire weapons. Posses heightened strength, speed, and sense of smell. Can erase memories. And they also have a unique ability of their own.
They also easily burn from the suns rays, however are much more tolerant of it than purebloods.
The most common vampire among the society, the Level C's. They are average and have no significant powers. Their status as well is slightly discriminated against by Level B's and A's despite the fact that they are the majority. This class is unique however, due to the fact that they were once humans, but have been turned by a pureblood and were stabilized.
Known Abilities: Heightened smell, strength, and speed than a typical human. They also heal quickly. They can also erase memories.
The sun has very little affect on them, but it is still an annoyance to the eyes and skin.
The lowest form of a vampires, Level D's and E's are essentially classified as monsters. They are/were humans, bitten by a pureblood, who slowly begin to lose their minds without consuming that same pureblood's essence. Level D is considered somewhat stable, but it is a quick and slipper slope. Level D's and E's are often exterminated by both purebloods, and vampire hunters to keep their numbers controlled and to prevent harm that may come to any human. Purebloods that create a level E or D, whether unintentionally or otherwise, are sought after by the hunters to be executed as it is a crime to do so.
Known Abilities: Long nails, heightened speed, strength and smell.
They cannot come out during the day, as the sun would kill them quickly. This class is one that will likely be unplayable by any member, unless given express permission by an admin.
There are two different 'types' of humans in the current setting: Those who we know as everyday people, and the vampire hunters. The vampire hunters will be explained below, as the typical human doesn't really need to be -though it should be noted that the existence of vampires among the average population is not something well known.
HunterThere's a theory that the first hunters consumed purebloods to gain some of their power, that would them allow them to defeat them, however this may or may not be true it is understood by all in this class that their duty is to protect the common human being and to keep all vampires from creating chaos. Vampire hunters usually have a negative attitude toward vampires in general, and commonly share a view that vampires shouldn't be permitted to govern themselves. They serve as a sort of policing force. It is their job to keep hostile, and dangerous vampires at bay.
Known Abilities: They are much stronger, and have heightened senses in comparison to the average human. They can sense the presence of a vampire, can wield anti-vampire weapons, and sometimes live passed the typical life expectancy of the average human. Their healing is slightly more accelerated as well.