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A Word or Two on Vampires

A Word or Two on Vampires

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Published by Darci H
some research I had done in years past regarding Strgoii Vii.
some research I had done in years past regarding Strgoii Vii.

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 A word on Vampires
This section is going to be devoted to the research I have beendoing over the last 14 years (and more as I find out new things). At best I can give you theories and anecdotes but I cannot havethe abilities to prove or disprove the ideas I present to you here.I=m in no ways an expert, but I do know more than most.For centuries, tales have been told of the dead rising from their graves to devour the living. These stories vary from country tocountry, different ethnic and religious groups all share similar stories of the undead. Not all of them drink blood, some drain life,or beauty. It is the primordial fear of the dead returning for morelife.Do Vampires still exist? Yes, but not as you think. There are livingvampires. People who look like you or me who have a physical or  psychological need to consume blood or energy. Over the yearsvarious organizations have come together to try to help, teach,and organize the society. There are guidelines for the community,known as the Long Black Veil. There is a Lexicon of terms used frequently among vamps, and it expands frequently. I=m stillworking on a comprehensive version of these terms for a glossary.This may take a while. So far it has reached 16 pages.There are different theories on where vampires come from.Some sources say that the vampire trait is part of the individual'sDNA; they liken this genetic difference to a viral imperfection of some kind. In this way, it is said that a vampire can make othersof his kind if a blood exchange is passed between him and his"victim"; the person will ingest the virus and slowly take on thecharacteristics of a vampire. Others say that the vampire trait isinherited, and that a vampire cannot make another of his kind.One particularly interesting theory is that of the "psi" vampire;this is the soul of a vampire that cannot accept the fact that his physical form is dead, and the soul invades the body of an infant at birth, therefore giving the vampire a new physical form. Thus,the child will grow up as a vampire, although he will probably not remember what happened to him. It is thought that psi vamps gothrough many bodies, and therefore have many vague memoriesof past lives. For reasons they cannot explain (because they 
 
usually have no immediate recollection of their other "lives"), they feel like an "old soul." As a child, the young vampire usually develops more rapidly than a normal human, either mentally, physically, or both. They are usually more intelligent than their  peers as well. They are usually creative children, with a love of thearts and a thirst for knowledge.In this chapter I have tried to include various texts, prophecies and historical notes regarding the evolution of thevampire over time. Is it possible that the undead existed in the past ?Once again I cannot prove or disprove that theory. I haveevidence from both sides to examine, such as historical accountsin various countries. My theory is that the undead may very wellhave existed in the past, but once realizing that they were to behunted down the numbers became thin. When such thingshappen in nature, animals adapt to their surroundings. So noundead, not as far as I can find. There will always be your fakes,imposters who claim to be 400 years old or something of that nature. They are usually people who need attention or Psychologically unbalanced.In this area, lets assume that vampirism is possible, 2 questionsmust be asked. Is it possible that Vampirism is a viral condition,and how is it spread?Is vampirism real? For years, doctors have claimed that agroup of diseases known as porphyrias. Various symptoms of which include but are not limited to extreme photosensitivity, thegums pulling away from the teeth (making the canines look larger), and a craving for blood. People who suffer from thesediseases are 100% human, but suffer from a rare disease. Theroot of the problem is that those who suffer from porphyria do not  produce a protein known as P450, which is essential to productionof heme in the liver (the liver, of course, producing hemoglobin).In Europe of years past, it was not unknown for the royals tointermarry. Thus spreading the disease to their heirs. It is arecessive trait, a rare genetic disorder. It is hardly seen today. But 
 
due to the symptoms included, one can see why this could havelead to the belief in vampires. In fact, the old saying about garlicmay have something to do with porphyria. Garlic is known toaggravate the symptoms associated with the disease.With that aside, rumors over the years have been of a virusknown as V5.I have also include a section on vampire hunters. To methey seem to do more harm than good, and at best are annoying pains in the ass. They seems to follow in four categories, theReligious Hunter, the Buffy, Blade, and Role Players (usually kids,not a real threat) , the revenge hunter, and vamps huntingvamps. Some are just after the undead vampires, not sanguinarians. Others will hunt undead, sanguinarians, psy-vamps, and anyone they associate with. Some have even goneafter those in the gothic community. They don=t advertize their services online, at least not the real ones. It depends on where you are and what is the local atmosphere.Religious Hunters can be some of the most dangerous, and  just about any court of law would find these individuals insane.They hold a deep seated belief that AGod@ has told them to killVampires, Demons, Evil Doers, etc. They won=t stop unlesslocked up in a psych ward or dead. They tend to go after anythingthey think is a demon, including goths. They can be dealt with,usually by informing law enforcement.The Buffy syndrome is usually some young teenage girl whohas watched too many episodes of ABuffy the Vampire Slayer@. Iadmit, It=s a cute show, but nothing to base life decisions on.Vamps hunting Vamps, or the Blade Syndrome (as I call it)seems to be a private matter between the Vamp community.Sometimes they are sent out to kill rogue vamps (those who havebroken some law in their eyes). Incidents such as this are rare. If they happen, I don=t hear of them. The Blade movie/ comic serieshas made this a popular theme.Role players are just that, players. Some get a little toowound up in the gaming world and loose touch with reality. This isonly a small number of gamers, most are law abiding, functionalcitizens. This kind is usually harmless.

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