05 Aug 2002

First Day

Wow, today is already the first day of school... actually it is orientation day, but still the first day all the same. I am here at work at 7:15! Boy do I feel strange.

I am a bit nervous because I didn't get my Orientation form in, but I only received it a week ago and no one has stamps at home... and everyone is broke. Oh well, we will get what we need and survive somehow.

Anyway, I am here and awake and I can't wait for the day to end already 😉

24 Comments on “First Day

Mattie Gabriel
20 Jun 2005 at 08:50

::As the meeting draws to a close, Vincent moves to Mattie and informs her that Quintin wants a word with her; Gwynn and Vincent will await the end of the meeting between the two vampires. Mattie nods to Vincent and thanks him for the information.::

::Quintin is a little apart from the rest of the group who is finalizing movement plans and gathering items together, she approaches him inquisitively::

Your son informed me that you wish to have a bit of a chat with me. Am I correct in assuming you wish to take this time to do a quick compare and contrast of vampire societies… The basics?

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npc_conclave
21 Jun 2005 at 23:50

::he smiles at her:: I fear it will be a rather quick comparison…but yes.

::he leads her to a large rock near the back wall of the cave where he sits and motions for her to do likewise:: I’d like to know more, Mattie. About your lifestyle, the nature of vampires in your world, the ways in which you survive. I think we can learn a lot from one another.

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Mattie Gabriel
22 Jun 2005 at 05:07

::Mattie takes a seat and takes a moment to settle herself before replying::

Well, my lifestyle is quite a bit to go on. I agree we will learn a lot from each other, but let’s start with the basics if you don’t mind…

Vampires in my world are said to derive from Caine. As in Caine and Abel from Adam and Eve. We have several different Houses and Clans all learning different things depending on what we are Embraced into. For instance, mine would have been Risith if I had not been left to my own devices. Risith has sorcery given by a demon of the realm of sorcery. There is a clan Tremere that killed a clan of Mages to gain their magic. While another clan learns various types of manipulations very similar to what I have seen and heard of your nature: Reading minds and such. Each new generation dilutes the blood of Caine so much that some 14th and 15th generation vampires can walk in the sun and eat real food. So new generations are frowned upon. That is simple and to the point yes?

Now let’s explore some common knowledges. I come from a very story oriented world. Some man long ago wrote a story about vampires that have attributes that are not necessarily true, possibly they are true for you… I will say a few words and my world’s reactions, I would like your point of view:

Crosses repel and burn vampires: No. Crosses by themselves do not have any affect whatsoever. Only True Faith has a chance of harming. If crosses are imbued with the power of a True Believer, then they will harm, but the object can be anything at that point, six-pointed stars, fivepointed stars, hearts, and some odd symbols with no relavant names.

Holy Water to burn and “cleanse”; If blessed by a True Believer, with True Faith in their power to imbue it. That is the favorite of Hunters. In our world, Hunters are mostly what we call Christian, they’re the ones with the crosses. Unfortunately, they know the tricks.

Garlic to repell: Actually, I love the scent of garlic, I guess I am a bit weird. I suspect that large amounts of crushed garlic around someone who is sensitive to odor would still repell them in certain circumstances, but nothing widespread.

No Reflection in Mirrors/Mirrors Repell: No one can see our reflections. Not even other vampires. A few of us have the ability to cast our reflections if we choose. I can do that. If you have a mirror, I can show you the affects. But a mirror won’t repell relatively new vampires. Only a few of the Ancient Ones are said to refuse to see their own evil reflected back at them.

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npc_conclave
22 Jun 2005 at 16:19

::Quintin listens intently to her description of their origins::

Fascinating. It sounds as if magic is fairly common-place in your world. I can read minds and sense emotions, yes, but there is no sorcery involved. In fact, most of the time it happens involuntarily, which can be quite a nuissance. I’m not fond of intruding in the minds of others. I will do it when necessity calls, but it is not something I pride myself on.

Ahhh…to be able to walk in the sunlight again. Do you know, that’s my biggest wish? I would consider those vampires in your world very fortunate, despite the attitude they are received with.

As I’m sure you’ve figured out, I am an outcast in vampire society, as are my brothers in The Shadow. We must hide ourselves from the evil ones. They seek to destroy us. Though, to be fair, we hunt them as well. In that way, we are very close to human. ::he smiles:: And I really like the sound of that.

Your crosses seem very similar to our…amulets. I know you have seen the Eclipse–Vincent told me. The Eclipse holds the faith and hope of people everywhere, and it is filled with great magic. I used to carry mine with me wherever I went…until I became what I am now. Actually, I kept it with me far longer than I should have…until I found another who I felt worthy to carry it. ::he smiles, and his eyes take on a far away look as though remembering::

I have never heard of holy water. Does it simply cause pain, or does it hold the power to kill? As for garlic…I find that quite humorous. ::he grins:: Perhaps you should ask Dolores about garlic sometime. She is very opinionated on the subject. How I miss garlic…how I miss the ability to consume food of any kind.

::Quintin digs in his pockets for a moment:: Alas, I have no mirror. Perhaps you can show me later. No reflection at all? How intriguing. I can look at myself whenever I wish…although it’s not often I want to be reminded of the past, so I tend to steer clear of mirrors.

In my world, there is only one true way to kill a vampire and extinguish his soul–fire. Once the body has turned to ash, there’s no way for the spirit to return. The evil ones are then wisked away to Cairn where they burn for eternity. The rest…well…we aren’t certain. There are many rumors about what happens to a cursed spirit who has repented, however there is no proof. It’s a bit unnerving really, not knowing what will happen to me should I ever meet my end.

Weapons–blades, stakes…these sorts of objects can also kill a vampire–sometimes permanently. Other times it simply takes a bit of time for the body to regenerate. Severing the head is a popular, though very messy option.

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Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:54

No, Magic isn’t fairly common at all… I don’t know how populated your world is, but ours number in such a high number that Billions doesn’t describe it, in that number only a very small percentage are vampires or mages, maybe a couple thousand. Of the vampire community, only a small percentage even work with magic, it is actually frowned upon because of where it came from… in both the Risith’s and the Tremere, but we are too dangerous to try to take down.

Most people in life never even know that magic works or even exists other than legerdemain.

Yes, I wouldn’t mind walking in the sunlight without my cloud of darkness… to walk and not burn or singe. These younger generation vamps might not even know they are real vampires, that is how weak it becomes. I can EAT the food, but I have to regurgitate it later. It is a horrible affair, however, my humanity still seems intact at that point, so i have less people actually coming after me.

::nods and listens as Quintin reminisces a bit:: You are going to have to tell me some of these stories later on. ::she smiles:: I assure you, I have plenty myself to share.

Holy water is like Acid to us. It burns and the wounds take a very long time to heal. It does have the potential to disintegrate the body enough to prevent the will to remain, like burning to ashes does.

There are rumors for Repentant vamps in our world too, a cause for hope… one rumor grants immortality without having to fight the beast…

::Mattie nods:: Yes, severing the head is a good way to get to the burning point of an enemy.

Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:54

No, Magic isn’t fairly common at all… I don’t know how populated your world is, but ours number in such a high number that Billions doesn’t describe it, in that number only a very small percentage are vampires or mages, maybe a couple thousand. Of the vampire community, only a small percentage even work with magic, it is actually frowned upon because of where it came from… in both the Risith’s and the Tremere, but we are too dangerous to try to take down.

Most people in life never even know that magic works or even exists other than legerdemain.

Yes, I wouldn’t mind walking in the sunlight without my cloud of darkness… to walk and not burn or singe. These younger generation vamps might not even know they are real vampires, that is how weak it becomes. I can EAT the food, but I have to regurgitate it later. It is a horrible affair, however, my humanity still seems intact at that point, so i have less people actually coming after me.

::nods and listens as Quintin reminisces a bit:: You are going to have to tell me some of these stories later on. ::she smiles:: I assure you, I have plenty myself to share.

Holy water is like Acid to us. It burns and the wounds take a very long time to heal. It does have the potential to disintegrate the body enough to prevent the will to remain, like burning to ashes does.

There are rumors for Repentant vamps in our world too, a cause for hope… one rumor grants immortality without having to fight the beast…

::Mattie nods:: Yes, severing the head is a good way to get to the burning point of an enemy.

Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:56

Survive on Human Blood/Kill Humans for Blood: Yes. Although animals may also sustain us in emergencies. Very few have accomplished what I have done… and soon it will be a problem beyond help if I am to survive. I have never directly attacked a human nor consumed human blood straight. Only through the blood running in the veins of the few friends I have, on occasion. Unlike any newbie vampire, I had such a strong will, I was able to find an animal and consume its blood as my first meal. I was able to overcome my new instincts by sheer willpower. My… Sire… knew I was a strong will, which is the reason he wanted me, he just hadn’t broken me enough by the time he released me on a small town. I have been able to survive for nearly a century on the generosity of my friends. Animal blood is not strong, after a few decades, I would remain weak even when ‘full’. Finally, my best friend offered me a pint of his blood to survive a contest and my energy surged. I have needed more of that more and more frequently.

However, we don’t have to kill our donors. There are several groups who grow a herd ::her face wrinkles with distaste at saying the word:: and use them as an unlimited supply. Others make retainers who can help them during the day and will provide occasional blood drinks.

::looks around to be sure no one is close by, this is a true secret in her own society, then leans in:: So killing isn’t always the only way to get blood, but unless you have a way of obscuring the event, the donor usually goes screaming away. ::leans back a bit:: As a matter of fact, we can close the wounds made by feeding, so no one is the wiser. I have stayed away

from human because I know once you start, animal is disgusting to consume. ::She shudders inwardly so that only another vampire could notice:: Our fangs emit a relaxant as well. As soon as our fangs touch the skin, the creature in our grasp is hopeless, except other vampires. At this time we can flood the victim with various simple emotions, others can actually use words and images. After the feeding is finished, the wounds are usually closed whether the victim is alive or dead, then other actions are taken to hide the activity.

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Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:56

Survive on Human Blood/Kill Humans for Blood: Yes. Although animals may also sustain us in emergencies. Very few have accomplished what I have done… and soon it will be a problem beyond help if I am to survive. I have never directly attacked a human nor consumed human blood straight. Only through the blood running in the veins of the few friends I have, on occasion. Unlike any newbie vampire, I had such a strong will, I was able to find an animal and consume its blood as my first meal. I was able to overcome my new instincts by sheer willpower. My… Sire… knew I was a strong will, which is the reason he wanted me, he just hadn’t broken me enough by the time he released me on a small town. I have been able to survive for nearly a century on the generosity of my friends. Animal blood is not strong, after a few decades, I would remain weak even when ‘full’. Finally, my best friend offered me a pint of his blood to survive a contest and my energy surged. I have needed more of that more and more frequently.

However, we don’t have to kill our donors. There are several groups who grow a herd ::her face wrinkles with distaste at saying the word:: and use them as an unlimited supply. Others make retainers who can help them during the day and will provide occasional blood drinks.

::looks around to be sure no one is close by, this is a true secret in her own society, then leans in:: So killing isn’t always the only way to get blood, but unless you have a way of obscuring the event, the donor usually goes screaming away. ::leans back a bit:: As a matter of fact, we can close the wounds made by feeding, so no one is the wiser. I have stayed away

from human because I know once you start, animal is disgusting to consume. ::She shudders inwardly so that only another vampire could notice:: Our fangs emit a relaxant as well. As soon as our fangs touch the skin, the creature in our grasp is hopeless, except other vampires. At this time we can flood the victim with various simple emotions, others can actually use words and images. After the feeding is finished, the wounds are usually closed whether the victim is alive or dead, then other actions are taken to hide the activity.

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Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:57

Silver: Doesn’t bother us much at all. As a matter of fact, we arm ourselves with silver weapons to defeat the Werewolves. Werewolves can’t recover from silver wounds.

Wooden Stakes: Makes us slow down, penetrate skin, can put us into torpor when connecting us to the ground. Makes good firewood. ::shudders:: We can’t heal quickly from it unless we get out every last splinter.

Fire; We have a particular problem with fire. Some of us can’t even stand the burning end of a cigarette or pipe. Some of us have better control against it. it can show us final death in many of its forms and it is one of the things we can’t heal quickly. Rotshreck is what we call it. The Beast coming out in fear, making us flee in terror. I think that is why I was picked for my mission. I have rarely succumbed to the Beast either in anger, fear or hunger.

The Beast: That uncontrollable urge we all have to rip, kill, rend, eat. Something unwanted by most of the Clans. I have seen many who have been urged into Frenzy and the Beast was unleashed. They kill ANYTHING in their path, ripping it to shreds, it doesn’t matter if it is friend, foe or innocent bystander. The one time I was goaded that far, my friends ran, and several enemy vampires and ghouled animals were destroyed in the process.

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Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:57

Silver: Doesn’t bother us much at all. As a matter of fact, we arm ourselves with silver weapons to defeat the Werewolves. Werewolves can’t recover from silver wounds.

Wooden Stakes: Makes us slow down, penetrate skin, can put us into torpor when connecting us to the ground. Makes good firewood. ::shudders:: We can’t heal quickly from it unless we get out every last splinter.

Fire; We have a particular problem with fire. Some of us can’t even stand the burning end of a cigarette or pipe. Some of us have better control against it. it can show us final death in many of its forms and it is one of the things we can’t heal quickly. Rotshreck is what we call it. The Beast coming out in fear, making us flee in terror. I think that is why I was picked for my mission. I have rarely succumbed to the Beast either in anger, fear or hunger.

The Beast: That uncontrollable urge we all have to rip, kill, rend, eat. Something unwanted by most of the Clans. I have seen many who have been urged into Frenzy and the Beast was unleashed. They kill ANYTHING in their path, ripping it to shreds, it doesn’t matter if it is friend, foe or innocent bystander. The one time I was goaded that far, my friends ran, and several enemy vampires and ghouled animals were destroyed in the process.

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Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:59

I assume you cannot change your skin and eyes? We can, as you can see. If I turned off my automatic setting in my head, I would be as pale as you, as rock solid and steady as you are, my face turns into a death mask type look. My eyes don’t change though. If I get injured, concentrating blood heals it. If I need extra strenth or endurance, I can use blood. My clan and the Tremere have something in common as well, we use Thaumaturgy. I can taste blood, just a tiny drop, and tell you what generation someone is from the main source and several other things, including how long ago they fed and if they ever killed another vampire to the point of gaining their soul, we call that Diablerie, and most clans have a law against it.

::Mattie is silent for a moment, trying to think of other things to compare in their relatively short time:: Why don’t you ask some specific questions and I will anwer what I can, then perhaps I can ask some more once I have thought of some more… we really need to have a longer setting down time when this is over, if possible

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Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:59

I assume you cannot change your skin and eyes? We can, as you can see. If I turned off my automatic setting in my head, I would be as pale as you, as rock solid and steady as you are, my face turns into a death mask type look. My eyes don’t change though. If I get injured, concentrating blood heals it. If I need extra strenth or endurance, I can use blood. My clan and the Tremere have something in common as well, we use Thaumaturgy. I can taste blood, just a tiny drop, and tell you what generation someone is from the main source and several other things, including how long ago they fed and if they ever killed another vampire to the point of gaining their soul, we call that Diablerie, and most clans have a law against it.

::Mattie is silent for a moment, trying to think of other things to compare in their relatively short time:: Why don’t you ask some specific questions and I will anwer what I can, then perhaps I can ask some more once I have thought of some more… we really need to have a longer setting down time when this is over, if possible

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Mattie Gabriel
20 Jun 2005 at 08:50

::As the meeting draws to a close, Vincent moves to Mattie and informs her that Quintin wants a word with her; Gwynn and Vincent will await the end of the meeting between the two vampires. Mattie nods to Vincent and thanks him for the information.::

::Quintin is a little apart from the rest of the group who is finalizing movement plans and gathering items together, she approaches him inquisitively::

Your son informed me that you wish to have a bit of a chat with me. Am I correct in assuming you wish to take this time to do a quick compare and contrast of vampire societies… The basics?

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npc_conclave
21 Jun 2005 at 23:50

::he smiles at her:: I fear it will be a rather quick comparison…but yes.

::he leads her to a large rock near the back wall of the cave where he sits and motions for her to do likewise:: I’d like to know more, Mattie. About your lifestyle, the nature of vampires in your world, the ways in which you survive. I think we can learn a lot from one another.

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Mattie Gabriel
22 Jun 2005 at 05:07

::Mattie takes a seat and takes a moment to settle herself before replying::

Well, my lifestyle is quite a bit to go on. I agree we will learn a lot from each other, but let’s start with the basics if you don’t mind…

Vampires in my world are said to derive from Caine. As in Caine and Abel from Adam and Eve. We have several different Houses and Clans all learning different things depending on what we are Embraced into. For instance, mine would have been Risith if I had not been left to my own devices. Risith has sorcery given by a demon of the realm of sorcery. There is a clan Tremere that killed a clan of Mages to gain their magic. While another clan learns various types of manipulations very similar to what I have seen and heard of your nature: Reading minds and such. Each new generation dilutes the blood of Caine so much that some 14th and 15th generation vampires can walk in the sun and eat real food. So new generations are frowned upon. That is simple and to the point yes?

Now let’s explore some common knowledges. I come from a very story oriented world. Some man long ago wrote a story about vampires that have attributes that are not necessarily true, possibly they are true for you… I will say a few words and my world’s reactions, I would like your point of view:

Crosses repel and burn vampires: No. Crosses by themselves do not have any affect whatsoever. Only True Faith has a chance of harming. If crosses are imbued with the power of a True Believer, then they will harm, but the object can be anything at that point, six-pointed stars, fivepointed stars, hearts, and some odd symbols with no relavant names.

Holy Water to burn and “cleanse”; If blessed by a True Believer, with True Faith in their power to imbue it. That is the favorite of Hunters. In our world, Hunters are mostly what we call Christian, they’re the ones with the crosses. Unfortunately, they know the tricks.

Garlic to repell: Actually, I love the scent of garlic, I guess I am a bit weird. I suspect that large amounts of crushed garlic around someone who is sensitive to odor would still repell them in certain circumstances, but nothing widespread.

No Reflection in Mirrors/Mirrors Repell: No one can see our reflections. Not even other vampires. A few of us have the ability to cast our reflections if we choose. I can do that. If you have a mirror, I can show you the affects. But a mirror won’t repell relatively new vampires. Only a few of the Ancient Ones are said to refuse to see their own evil reflected back at them.

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npc_conclave
22 Jun 2005 at 16:19

::Quintin listens intently to her description of their origins::

Fascinating. It sounds as if magic is fairly common-place in your world. I can read minds and sense emotions, yes, but there is no sorcery involved. In fact, most of the time it happens involuntarily, which can be quite a nuissance. I’m not fond of intruding in the minds of others. I will do it when necessity calls, but it is not something I pride myself on.

Ahhh…to be able to walk in the sunlight again. Do you know, that’s my biggest wish? I would consider those vampires in your world very fortunate, despite the attitude they are received with.

As I’m sure you’ve figured out, I am an outcast in vampire society, as are my brothers in The Shadow. We must hide ourselves from the evil ones. They seek to destroy us. Though, to be fair, we hunt them as well. In that way, we are very close to human. ::he smiles:: And I really like the sound of that.

Your crosses seem very similar to our…amulets. I know you have seen the Eclipse–Vincent told me. The Eclipse holds the faith and hope of people everywhere, and it is filled with great magic. I used to carry mine with me wherever I went…until I became what I am now. Actually, I kept it with me far longer than I should have…until I found another who I felt worthy to carry it. ::he smiles, and his eyes take on a far away look as though remembering::

I have never heard of holy water. Does it simply cause pain, or does it hold the power to kill? As for garlic…I find that quite humorous. ::he grins:: Perhaps you should ask Dolores about garlic sometime. She is very opinionated on the subject. How I miss garlic…how I miss the ability to consume food of any kind.

::Quintin digs in his pockets for a moment:: Alas, I have no mirror. Perhaps you can show me later. No reflection at all? How intriguing. I can look at myself whenever I wish…although it’s not often I want to be reminded of the past, so I tend to steer clear of mirrors.

In my world, there is only one true way to kill a vampire and extinguish his soul–fire. Once the body has turned to ash, there’s no way for the spirit to return. The evil ones are then wisked away to Cairn where they burn for eternity. The rest…well…we aren’t certain. There are many rumors about what happens to a cursed spirit who has repented, however there is no proof. It’s a bit unnerving really, not knowing what will happen to me should I ever meet my end.

Weapons–blades, stakes…these sorts of objects can also kill a vampire–sometimes permanently. Other times it simply takes a bit of time for the body to regenerate. Severing the head is a popular, though very messy option.

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Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:54

No, Magic isn’t fairly common at all… I don’t know how populated your world is, but ours number in such a high number that Billions doesn’t describe it, in that number only a very small percentage are vampires or mages, maybe a couple thousand. Of the vampire community, only a small percentage even work with magic, it is actually frowned upon because of where it came from… in both the Risith’s and the Tremere, but we are too dangerous to try to take down.

Most people in life never even know that magic works or even exists other than legerdemain.

Yes, I wouldn’t mind walking in the sunlight without my cloud of darkness… to walk and not burn or singe. These younger generation vamps might not even know they are real vampires, that is how weak it becomes. I can EAT the food, but I have to regurgitate it later. It is a horrible affair, however, my humanity still seems intact at that point, so i have less people actually coming after me.

::nods and listens as Quintin reminisces a bit:: You are going to have to tell me some of these stories later on. ::she smiles:: I assure you, I have plenty myself to share.

Holy water is like Acid to us. It burns and the wounds take a very long time to heal. It does have the potential to disintegrate the body enough to prevent the will to remain, like burning to ashes does.

There are rumors for Repentant vamps in our world too, a cause for hope… one rumor grants immortality without having to fight the beast…

::Mattie nods:: Yes, severing the head is a good way to get to the burning point of an enemy.

Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:54

No, Magic isn’t fairly common at all… I don’t know how populated your world is, but ours number in such a high number that Billions doesn’t describe it, in that number only a very small percentage are vampires or mages, maybe a couple thousand. Of the vampire community, only a small percentage even work with magic, it is actually frowned upon because of where it came from… in both the Risith’s and the Tremere, but we are too dangerous to try to take down.

Most people in life never even know that magic works or even exists other than legerdemain.

Yes, I wouldn’t mind walking in the sunlight without my cloud of darkness… to walk and not burn or singe. These younger generation vamps might not even know they are real vampires, that is how weak it becomes. I can EAT the food, but I have to regurgitate it later. It is a horrible affair, however, my humanity still seems intact at that point, so i have less people actually coming after me.

::nods and listens as Quintin reminisces a bit:: You are going to have to tell me some of these stories later on. ::she smiles:: I assure you, I have plenty myself to share.

Holy water is like Acid to us. It burns and the wounds take a very long time to heal. It does have the potential to disintegrate the body enough to prevent the will to remain, like burning to ashes does.

There are rumors for Repentant vamps in our world too, a cause for hope… one rumor grants immortality without having to fight the beast…

::Mattie nods:: Yes, severing the head is a good way to get to the burning point of an enemy.

Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:56

Survive on Human Blood/Kill Humans for Blood: Yes. Although animals may also sustain us in emergencies. Very few have accomplished what I have done… and soon it will be a problem beyond help if I am to survive. I have never directly attacked a human nor consumed human blood straight. Only through the blood running in the veins of the few friends I have, on occasion. Unlike any newbie vampire, I had such a strong will, I was able to find an animal and consume its blood as my first meal. I was able to overcome my new instincts by sheer willpower. My… Sire… knew I was a strong will, which is the reason he wanted me, he just hadn’t broken me enough by the time he released me on a small town. I have been able to survive for nearly a century on the generosity of my friends. Animal blood is not strong, after a few decades, I would remain weak even when ‘full’. Finally, my best friend offered me a pint of his blood to survive a contest and my energy surged. I have needed more of that more and more frequently.

However, we don’t have to kill our donors. There are several groups who grow a herd ::her face wrinkles with distaste at saying the word:: and use them as an unlimited supply. Others make retainers who can help them during the day and will provide occasional blood drinks.

::looks around to be sure no one is close by, this is a true secret in her own society, then leans in:: So killing isn’t always the only way to get blood, but unless you have a way of obscuring the event, the donor usually goes screaming away. ::leans back a bit:: As a matter of fact, we can close the wounds made by feeding, so no one is the wiser. I have stayed away

from human because I know once you start, animal is disgusting to consume. ::She shudders inwardly so that only another vampire could notice:: Our fangs emit a relaxant as well. As soon as our fangs touch the skin, the creature in our grasp is hopeless, except other vampires. At this time we can flood the victim with various simple emotions, others can actually use words and images. After the feeding is finished, the wounds are usually closed whether the victim is alive or dead, then other actions are taken to hide the activity.

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Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:56

Survive on Human Blood/Kill Humans for Blood: Yes. Although animals may also sustain us in emergencies. Very few have accomplished what I have done… and soon it will be a problem beyond help if I am to survive. I have never directly attacked a human nor consumed human blood straight. Only through the blood running in the veins of the few friends I have, on occasion. Unlike any newbie vampire, I had such a strong will, I was able to find an animal and consume its blood as my first meal. I was able to overcome my new instincts by sheer willpower. My… Sire… knew I was a strong will, which is the reason he wanted me, he just hadn’t broken me enough by the time he released me on a small town. I have been able to survive for nearly a century on the generosity of my friends. Animal blood is not strong, after a few decades, I would remain weak even when ‘full’. Finally, my best friend offered me a pint of his blood to survive a contest and my energy surged. I have needed more of that more and more frequently.

However, we don’t have to kill our donors. There are several groups who grow a herd ::her face wrinkles with distaste at saying the word:: and use them as an unlimited supply. Others make retainers who can help them during the day and will provide occasional blood drinks.

::looks around to be sure no one is close by, this is a true secret in her own society, then leans in:: So killing isn’t always the only way to get blood, but unless you have a way of obscuring the event, the donor usually goes screaming away. ::leans back a bit:: As a matter of fact, we can close the wounds made by feeding, so no one is the wiser. I have stayed away

from human because I know once you start, animal is disgusting to consume. ::She shudders inwardly so that only another vampire could notice:: Our fangs emit a relaxant as well. As soon as our fangs touch the skin, the creature in our grasp is hopeless, except other vampires. At this time we can flood the victim with various simple emotions, others can actually use words and images. After the feeding is finished, the wounds are usually closed whether the victim is alive or dead, then other actions are taken to hide the activity.

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Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:57

Silver: Doesn’t bother us much at all. As a matter of fact, we arm ourselves with silver weapons to defeat the Werewolves. Werewolves can’t recover from silver wounds.

Wooden Stakes: Makes us slow down, penetrate skin, can put us into torpor when connecting us to the ground. Makes good firewood. ::shudders:: We can’t heal quickly from it unless we get out every last splinter.

Fire; We have a particular problem with fire. Some of us can’t even stand the burning end of a cigarette or pipe. Some of us have better control against it. it can show us final death in many of its forms and it is one of the things we can’t heal quickly. Rotshreck is what we call it. The Beast coming out in fear, making us flee in terror. I think that is why I was picked for my mission. I have rarely succumbed to the Beast either in anger, fear or hunger.

The Beast: That uncontrollable urge we all have to rip, kill, rend, eat. Something unwanted by most of the Clans. I have seen many who have been urged into Frenzy and the Beast was unleashed. They kill ANYTHING in their path, ripping it to shreds, it doesn’t matter if it is friend, foe or innocent bystander. The one time I was goaded that far, my friends ran, and several enemy vampires and ghouled animals were destroyed in the process.

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Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:57

Silver: Doesn’t bother us much at all. As a matter of fact, we arm ourselves with silver weapons to defeat the Werewolves. Werewolves can’t recover from silver wounds.

Wooden Stakes: Makes us slow down, penetrate skin, can put us into torpor when connecting us to the ground. Makes good firewood. ::shudders:: We can’t heal quickly from it unless we get out every last splinter.

Fire; We have a particular problem with fire. Some of us can’t even stand the burning end of a cigarette or pipe. Some of us have better control against it. it can show us final death in many of its forms and it is one of the things we can’t heal quickly. Rotshreck is what we call it. The Beast coming out in fear, making us flee in terror. I think that is why I was picked for my mission. I have rarely succumbed to the Beast either in anger, fear or hunger.

The Beast: That uncontrollable urge we all have to rip, kill, rend, eat. Something unwanted by most of the Clans. I have seen many who have been urged into Frenzy and the Beast was unleashed. They kill ANYTHING in their path, ripping it to shreds, it doesn’t matter if it is friend, foe or innocent bystander. The one time I was goaded that far, my friends ran, and several enemy vampires and ghouled animals were destroyed in the process.

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Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:59

I assume you cannot change your skin and eyes? We can, as you can see. If I turned off my automatic setting in my head, I would be as pale as you, as rock solid and steady as you are, my face turns into a death mask type look. My eyes don’t change though. If I get injured, concentrating blood heals it. If I need extra strenth or endurance, I can use blood. My clan and the Tremere have something in common as well, we use Thaumaturgy. I can taste blood, just a tiny drop, and tell you what generation someone is from the main source and several other things, including how long ago they fed and if they ever killed another vampire to the point of gaining their soul, we call that Diablerie, and most clans have a law against it.

::Mattie is silent for a moment, trying to think of other things to compare in their relatively short time:: Why don’t you ask some specific questions and I will anwer what I can, then perhaps I can ask some more once I have thought of some more… we really need to have a longer setting down time when this is over, if possible

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Mattie Gabriel
26 Jun 2005 at 23:59

I assume you cannot change your skin and eyes? We can, as you can see. If I turned off my automatic setting in my head, I would be as pale as you, as rock solid and steady as you are, my face turns into a death mask type look. My eyes don’t change though. If I get injured, concentrating blood heals it. If I need extra strenth or endurance, I can use blood. My clan and the Tremere have something in common as well, we use Thaumaturgy. I can taste blood, just a tiny drop, and tell you what generation someone is from the main source and several other things, including how long ago they fed and if they ever killed another vampire to the point of gaining their soul, we call that Diablerie, and most clans have a law against it.

::Mattie is silent for a moment, trying to think of other things to compare in their relatively short time:: Why don’t you ask some specific questions and I will anwer what I can, then perhaps I can ask some more once I have thought of some more… we really need to have a longer setting down time when this is over, if possible

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