Homo Wampyrus Chiroptera
These vampires are the rarest of the vampires because they are the “bat” vampires. They are largely found Africa, New Zealand and South America. Most of there population are concentrated in China and India.These vampires appear to be very human other then a slightly pointy pair of ears and sometimes with a lantern jaw. They socially mix well with humans but hate to be around crowds. These are the most sensitive to sunlight, they experience blisters and pain after some time in the sun. They are the only vampires capable of the shape shifting feature and can even change into vampire bats They are able to do this by certain factors such as racial origin, length of time as a vampire and even the right food.
Since the beginning of time, there have always existed mortals whom have had an obsession with blood drinking for whatever reasons. Some portray themselves as real vampires, some use blood drinking as an excitement or as a sexual enhancement. Some may even be from a particular disease which often causes insanity. This disease is often referred to as “Renfield’s Syndrome” which is also as you guessed, a character from Dracula who is a Zoophagous, meaning a “life-eater.”
Vampires typically have the smell of death. They have also been described as smelling like a barnyard. Vampires are normally considered to be very pale.
Different countries have different vampire legends and different names for their version of the vampire. One of the most distinguishing characteristics is a vampires tongue. A polish vampire has a barbed tongue. A jet black tongue would indicate a vampire from India. A vampire from the Philippines will have a hollow tongue.
Vampires are usually thought to drink their victim’s blood. Traditionally, this was done by biting or piercing the chest of the victim. Original vampire lore says vampires used sharp pointy tongues to draw blood from the chest. Vampires were also believed to strangle or smother their victims and even spread sickness and disease with their presence.
Some believe that vampires originated in the Nile Region; however, Slavic vampires are the first well documented vampires. Vampiric beings have been incorporated in literature and legends since history has been documented.
Vampires are considered to be hydrophobic. The theory is that water is the most pure entity and therefore vampires are unable to swim or even to cross the water because of their demonic nature.
in Russian lore a vampire that is a variant of the eretik the erestun is a ordinary person who while dying or after death has his body invaded by an evil living sorcerer (heretic) the favored victims are villains. robbers and the depraved the transformed sorcerer becomes a vampire that stalks first the entire family of the dead person and then others and devours them. The only way to destroys a erestun is by whipping him to death with a whip used for heavily loaded horses . to prevent him from reanimating in the grave drive a stake made of aspen through his back between the shoulders in the lore of olonec the erestun is a living vampire who maintains the out word appearance of a good peasant but carries on his vampiric activity among the living in secret.
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In bastion lore a vampire comparable to the vukodlak. The lampir has associations with wolfs hair and thus with werewolf. Most like other vampires the lampir is blamed for deaths caused by highly contagious and deadly diseases.