Friday, July 01, 2005The Legend of Vampires
The word evokes images of all types. Scary monsters. Fanged beings lurking in the shadows. Even dark, sexy strangers who later transform into bloodsucking creatures of the night. Legends say these creatures thirst for blood and feed on the very pulse of human life.
Vampires . . .
Powerful beings who fear little, but still hide from a new day’s light. They walk among us in human form, seducing our bodies, and controlling our minds. A nightmare waiting to emerge from legend to life. To take. To use. To drink of the essence of our existence.
But there is another story few know. One that is built on good not evil.
Four centuries ago, one vampire, a leader of his people, had a dream. He envisioned a world where vampires no longer lived for the “thirst.” A world where sunlight blessed their children. For his people were not undead, they were simply a different species misunderstood by humans.
In his quest, he experimented with alternative medicines and magic. And deep in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico, the place of the vampire’s original birth, he brought two Shamans together. One Mexican. One Indian. Together, these two magical men found a cure for what was a simple liver deficiency. With joy, the elder delivered to his people a decoction which would yield new breath into their lives.
Celebrations lasted for weeks on end. This leader was named “The Razi” or “The Sun” for his gift to so many. The world of the vampires would be forever changed.
With most good however, comes bad. Soon, it was discovered that some of the vampire’s powers were lost with this decoction. In turn, some vampires turned back to the “thirst,” violating the newly formed law forbidding the consumption of blood. They gained their powers but sacrificed the light of day. These “Night Walkers” began hunting humans.
The Eternal Knights, the guards of the Eternal Circle of Elders, were forced to hunt and slay the “Night Walkers.” But there were too many offenders. Guards were formed to secretly protect the cities around the world, defending humans from a silent, but very real, threat.
The war continues . . .
Thursday, June 30, 2005A bold new world coming soon!