|Abhorash Ahtef II.|
|POV Role||Vampire Series|
|Story Role||Rise of the Vampire Queen|
Abhorash Ahtef II. was born the child of High Nomarch Abhorash, and Rasut Ahtef making him a member of House Ahtef. Abhorash is a Lahmian that was turned into a Vampire by Katia Neferata making him a third Generation Vampire and a Duke of Weerhousen, as well as the Leader of the Blood Dragons bloodline.
Abhorash Ahtef was born the third child of his father who at the time of his birth was the High Nomarch of the northern Lahmian province of Rakote, and as the third son he was far down the line of succession and would be born with the thought of becoming a warrior for Lahmia. Raised in Rakote the northern Lahmian city of his birth to be a soldier in the Lahmian Army, he trained extremely hard for this eventual task and his mind was a quick one, and in this way he learned new ideas very quickly and people begin to take notice of him quite early on in his life. At the very young age of fourteen while a squire for a local general he would take command of the generals patrol following the death of the general and much of the high command of the force, and during this time he would defeat a large force of Carthagians with his small patrol. Following this he commanded a force on the western border with Carthage and during this time he came to defeat the Carthagians many times to the point that he was shuffled to the east as the Nehekhara Empire became a truly dangerous threat to the existence of Lahmia. He would fight against the Empire of Nehekhara for years until finally he came face to face with Jesus and he became somewhat disillusioned over his role in defending a queen that was seemingly lost to madness. Relvia's killing of Vampires would eventually lead to her being confronted by the Vampires Abhorash, and Katia of whom fought a great battle but eventually Relvia was slain, but upon her death it was Abhorash that was shown the consequences of his leadership and would flee northward abandoning the Vampires side leaving a massive hole in the Vampire leadership. Abhorash would travel westward into France with many of his Blood Dragons after Stefon Vashenesh heard the command of Hercuso to interfere in the Trolloc-Frankish War that was gaining steam in France and in response to the request of his friend he would enter the fray and he joined House Eisenburg as a sworn knight and assisted in their campaign turning them into an unstoppable killing machine against the Trollocs.
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 History
- 2.1 Early History
- 2.2 General of the Royal Army
- 2.2.1 Jesus Christ of Syria
- 2.2.2 Katia and Abhorash
- 2.2.3 No turning Back
- 2.2.4 The Death of Jesus
- 2.2.5 Destruction of Lahmia
- 2.3 Vampire Court in Greece
- 2.4 The Founding of Weerhousen
- 2.5 The sword in Norway
- 2.6 Invasion by Arnor
- 3 Family Members
- 4 Relationships
- 5 POV Role
A man of unparalleled skill, his turning into a Vampire meant only that he went from being almost invincible to basically invincible. He has never lost a duel, and his martial power is so great that after defeating a Red Dragon in single combat he drank the Dragon's blood and became the only one of his kind to no longer crave blood. His ability to surive without feeding on the blood of humans makes his life all the more different, and once again he stands at the top of the chivalry in Weerhousen. It could be said that the only weakness of Abhorash is his love for the vampire count Katia Beckinlate, and it is this love that has tortured him through his life due to the impossiblity of him marrying her because of her lack of any honor or morals.
Abhorash Ahtef was born the third child of his father who at the time of his birth was the High Nomarch of the northern Lahmian province of Rakote, and as the third son he was far down the line of succession and would be born with the thought of becoming a warrior for Lahmia.
Raised in Rakote the northern Lahmian city of his birth to be a soldier in the Lahmian Army, he trained extremely hard for this eventual task and his mind was a quick one, and in this way he learned new ideas very quickly and people begin to take notice of him quite early on in his life. At the very young age of fourteen while a squire for a local general he would take command of the generals patrol following the death of the general and much of the high command of the force, and during this time he would defeat a large force of Carthagians with his small patrol. As the patrol he was a part of came under assault the commander was killed by an unlucky arrow shot leading to panic in the patrol. Abhorash would swiftly jump into action and despite his young age he was able to command the patrol out of the ambush they had walked into. Instead of running away as the Carthagians thought they would they attacked their camp during the night and proceeded to massacre the entire Carthage force with minimal casualties to their own force.
- "Everything changed after I defeated the Carthagians. Commanders that had never given me a second look suddenly looked at me like I was thier new meal ticket."
Siege of Lahmia
Siege of Heliopolis
With his victory against the Carthaginians, and the politically more important victory at the Siege of Lahmia under his belt he zoomed up the ranks and at the age of 24 he would be given another oppurtunity to rise as the forces of Nehekhara besieged the border fortress of Heliopolis and leading a large force from all across northern Lahmia he took the Nehkehara forces unaware and won another great battle.
General of the Royal Army
It was around this time that Abhorash was given command of the Royal Lahmian army which was the closest thing Lahmia had to a standing army. Most in his command advised he send it to the border with Carthage but he saw a larger threat coming in Nehekhara and so instead lined his army up on that border. Over the course of the next two years Abhorash fought in dozens of battles, and was never defeated despite some absolutely terrifying odds in some of the battles.
Jesus Christ of Syria
See Also : Jesus
: "I suppose there was always doubt in my soul. A small piece of me must have known the truth about the Lahmians, but my heart just wasn't ready to accept that until I heard it from the man I had come to respect as my equal in all things."
When Abhorash turned 19 his army was surrounded by a massive force of nearly two million soilders from Nehekhara, and he steeled himself for death. Instead of death the leader of the Nehekhara army Jesus Christ of Syria rode out to meet the Lahmian commander that had defeated so many of Nehekhara's armies. The two talked for some time, and the conversation allowed Abhorash to understand that his royalty was now corupted by a dark force, and that he was defending madness. Abhorash made Jesus promise to give him a one year peace so that he could discover the truth to this, and Jesus agreed. As Abhorash prepared to leave for Lahmia`s capital he discovered that he had a guest in his room in the form of Katia Beckinlate who he knew to be the sister of the Queen.
|Katia, and Abhorash|
I trusted you and you turned me into a monster. How am I to ever defend the noble when I am a shell of anything. I am the very monster I was meant to save the people from.
Katia and Abhorash
When Katia Beckinlate arrived in the fortress of Abhorash she was told that he had gone east to meet with the leaders of the Empire of Nehekhara so that he could attempt to make them back off and that he would be back later. With this knowledge she made her way to the highest tower in the fortress and surveyed the lands east of the fortress. She looked down at the fortress and its she could see over the walls as she surveyed the fortress she saw the force of three hundred thousand defending the fortress and then out in the desert a force of some two million Empire of Nehekhara solders stood at the ready to destroy them and it was in that moment she understood just how real the threat was. When Abhorash arrived back in the fortress she was waiting in his quarters and she hid on a side love seat while he rushed inside and quickly got undressed. She came out of hiding when he was completely naked and proceeded to join him in conversation about the future. It became clear that Abhorash harbored feelings for her and that this was the reason she had been sent as opposed to anyone else, and as she and he stood their talking she became enamored by his personality and something in his eyes.
The two would eventually make love, and the next day the same thing would happen and they would only stop when his guards finally made their precense known to tell him that he had said he was leaving for Lahmia City. When he told Katia why he was going and what he believed she was shocked to hear this coming from him as she thought their secret had been kept very well, and in that moment she proceeded to apologize to him and begged him to forgive her for what she had become. He held her close and begged her to tell him what she meant and she did so the only way she knew how by showing him her fangs.
No turning Back
The moment he saw her fangs a part of him begin fighting with himself over the feelings that were erupting in his soul. Abhorash was a very honorable person and had converted to Christianity and had gained a lot of respect for Jesus of whom had taught him of the dangers of darkness in any form. He stared at her for some time not showing any emotion, and he only made his choice when a bloody tear went down her cheek, and he realized that she was still the same person he had loved since he was a child, and that she had been changed into something that he didn`t have to like but he did understand. He wanted with everything inside him to simply reach out his hand and smooth her hair away from her face, but a part of him still resisted her, and for the moments after her tears he would battle himself before finally accepting that he loved her no matter what she was, and he couldn't blame her for anything that she had happen to her.
When he smiled at her and moved forward giving her a kiss they would proceed to make love again like he had always wanted to with her, but had until this moment never thought would happen. The two would be together in that moment for the first and last time as they both had wanted to be, and neither ever wanted to leave the other. Unfortunately the Vampires in Lahmia had realized this was going to happen and thus when they finished Hercuso would enter the tent and attack Abhorash in his weakened state. He would resist the attacks of the weaker Hercuso, and a struggle ensued where Katia Beckinlate tried with everything in her to save Abhorash from being turned but Hercuso threw her away and proceeded to turn Abhorash into a Vampire.
|Death of Jesus|
Angelica you call us gods, but in truth my beloved you betrayed the only true god any of us will ever meet. No matter how much evil we do we will never turn ourselves into anything more then the monster that turned us into this.
The Death of Jesus
See Also : Jesus
With the rise of the Vampires in the Kingdom of Lahmia and as their excesses got worse and more impossible to hide the legend of what they were begin to escape the walls of Lahmia and into the Empire of Neheharka where the Sultan Jesus Christ would take this information very seriously. Jesus was a great believe in intelligence of your enemies, and in this way he dispatched spies to the nation of Lahmia in order to see if what he was hearing were true, or whether they were just fables. After time went by the spies returned to him with information, and what they discovered in Lahmia was beyond horrifying to him as it appeared to the spies that the aristocracy of Lahmia were Vampires, and preying on their people like demons. With this knowledge and the fact that Jesus was completely unwilling to allow such demonic presence to exist he would begin by order his armies to be raised and under the command of his generals he would begin harassing the Lahmian front to discover the strength of these Vampire armies. In each battle the Lahmians were victorious but not because they used Vampires but because of the most brilliant military commander anyone had ever seen in the form of the Vampire Lord Abhorash. This Lahmian commander named Abhorash was using his army of 250,000 and defeating armies twice and sometimes more then that of his size, and it was in this that Jesus would take an even further look into the Kingdom of Lahmia but more importantly the General Abhorash.
With Queeen Neferata now completely on the side of listening to whatever Nagash wanted her to do, she ordered her messengers to send a communication to Jesus that she wished to meet with him near the mountains of Cache, where she would like to discuss the ending of the conflict between the two of their kingdoms. Jesus was given the truce of kings which was basically the most honor bound thing you could offer another king, and it meant that no harm would come to you while on the other persons land. As Jesus left Nehekhara and entered Lahmia his commanders and advisers advised him strenuously to take a much stronger force, and to have the massive reserves he had called in to assist him in case something happened. In the end he trusted that honor would be upheld, but he also believed himself the son of God, and in this way no harm could come to someone who was doing to the work of God. Above this as well he was accompanied by two of his apostles in Judas, and Thomas of which Thomas was fanatically devout in his belief that Jesus was the son of God and thus he took no great worry about any risk to Jesus. Judas though had become bitter about the fact that he felt Jesus had betrayed him by not repaying the debt he believed he was owed. This fact meant that despite the fact that he agreed with the advisers and that he thought they should bring more men he did not voice these concerns and instead allowed his master to continue down the path.
As Jesus entered the outskirts of the fortress of Cache, he became confused as to where the Lahmians were, and his commanders begged him to pull back, and for nearly a day he remained impassive about whether to pull back, and he felt no danger so he had his force rest for the night and the next day they would press inside the fortress and find out the truth, or turn back depending on what he felt. Silently Jesus was waiting to see what Judas would do as he had felt the hatred that Judas felt towards him but he had honestly begin to believe that he was the son of God and thus he believed that he would be protected from harm even if Judas led him into the massive army of Undead that surrounded them. Jesus spent the night sitting in his tent with Thomas meditating beside him, and he waited hours for Judas to decide on what would happen, and when finally Judas made the decision Jesus was saddened by the betrayal but believed that Judas would repent and believe in him if he proved to Judas how truly powerful he was.
As the army woke the next day Jesus ordered them into the fortress and the incoming army of Undead that he senses. The army once they entered the fortress finally noticed the Undead all around them and they discovered that they were now surrounded by what appeared to be a million plus enemy soldiers. But this was no ordinary army this was the army of Nagash, and he alongside his million plus skeleton army charged the roughly 50,000 Nehekhara army. The battle didn't last long with the forces of Nagash absolutely destroying the army before it eventually surrounded the elite guard of Jesus, and the son of God himself. As Jesus's guard was whittled down man by man, he himself used his immense power to destroy thousands of the attackers each spell he cast. Jesus, Thomas, and Judas formed a triangle where in they all fought together and were basically unbeatable. This went on for hours as they fought shoulder to shoulder until Jesus felt Judas move away and watched with pained eyes as Judas teleported himself away from the battle leaving Jesus and Thomas with their triangle broken. As Thomas finally was felled by the ravening horde Jesus himself watched as the skeletons stopped coming forward and made a massive entrance path for something.
Jesus watched as the enigmatic figure of Nagash walked down the pathway. When he reached the end Nagash would stop and Jesus realizing in this moment that he was going to die would deliver his final revenge when he would curse the Vampires who were Nagash`s true punishment on the world, and following his chanting of the curse Nagash would step forward and the two would begin their final battle. On a normal occasion the two were equally matched, but with Jesus having just fought for hours he was exhausted, and the world lost its second Man God when Jesus failed to deflect a killing spell and fell to the ground dead.
|Destruction of Lahmia|
I made a terrible mistake Stefon...I led us into the gates of the very hell I was trying to avoid, and now look at our home. We played in the gardens and we lived the lives of normal people, and I destroyed all of that. What can I do now. Tell me what I can do now to make this right. I do not want this to end like this. I cannot accept that I did all of this evil and there wont be some kind of happy ending for us. We were supposed to live forever. It wasn`t supposed to end this way.
Destruction of Lahmia
Main Article : Fall of Lahmia
When Jesus died, the reverberations from his death combined with the death of Thomas shortly before that led to a nearly mythical Magi shock wave spreading throughout the planet. Those with Magi abilities were literately pained by this wave, and the level of their pain increased with the Magi ability. It was in the Empire of Nehekhara that Peter was meeting with the members of the government when he fell to the ground in pain. Surrounded by the men they helped him up, and he announced to everyone what had happened. Within days every single Apostle would arrive at El-Kalabad on the border and it was there that they mobilized and bashed aside the few Lahmian forces that stopped them from trying to get to Cathe. Retrieving the broken headless body of Jesus they returned to Damascus where they had a great funeral for the Son of God Jesus Christ. The Funeral lasted for nearly a month, and the different Apostles took the death completely differently. Led by Peter the majority would be overcome with grief and anger and would raise a massive army that they would lead back to El-Kalabad in preparation to gain revenge against Nagash and Queen Neferata. While this was true of many there were also apostles that took no part in the conflict and chose a different path.
The massive army of the Empire of Nehekhara arrived at El-Kalabad and it was as they entered the ruins of Cathe for the second time that they were met with resistance from Nagash and the Lahmian army.
Discovering the Truth
The Apostles of Jesus were not the only ones to quickly discover the death of Jesus, as the Magi of Lahmia quickly told Angelica Neferata and the assembled government of Lahmia that Jesus was dead and Nagash was now on route to the northern ports making his escape. Angelica was quickly advised by her main commander in Abhorash that if the army of Nehekhara came for aggression there wasn't a thing they could do to stop them. In this way and realizing the mistake she had made, Angelica would send messengers to Al-Haikk stating their non-involvement in the death of Jesus and that they had been tricked by Nagash. These messengers never made it to Al-Haikk but were caught by the massive army now assembled at Cathe. If the apostles got this message they did not accept it, and Angelica watched as they entered Cathe and gathered the body of their savior and then left again where her spies told her that they had a massive funeral. Harakhate be commanded by Angelica Neferata to flee Lahmia following the lack of response from the forces of Nehekhara as she wanted to make sure there would be somewhere for the Vampires to go if the worst came to pass, and in this way he traveled to Greece where he alongside his bloodline took control of an island of the coast of southern Greece. It was following the departure of Harakhate and as they waited for the army of Nehekhara that Nagash would return to the capital.
The Return of Nagash
Nagash would be sent word from Sauron that he should retreat as Sauron's spies in Nehekhara told him that the apostles remained alive and were leading the armies in the name of revenge against Nagash and the Lahmians. Nagash would try and escape through the ports of the northern coast, but each ship that he tried to board would nearly immediately collapse due to sabotage, or suicide of the crew members. He and his loyal commander Larloch attempted to undue the spells but discovered a power more endless then anything they knew about, and gave up. Realizing that some Magi beyond his power was binding him to Lahmia he believed the only way to escape was to defeat the armies of Nehekhara and then make his escape. Returning to Lahmia City he would meet with Angelica Neferata of whom he would gather with to meet the forces of Nehekhara in battle.
Battle of Cathe
For such a devastating conflict their were only really two battles in the entire conflict and the first was a massacre known as the Battle of Cathe. For years the army of Lahmia had held off attack after attack using the immense skill of Aborhorash but now the army of Nehekhara was led by Peter the Apostle and every other assembled Apostle also involved. Numbering nearly three million plus the Apostles and thousands of Angels the army of Nehekhara quickly smashed into the forces of Lahmia and Nagash of whom even with Nagash's demonic army only numbered 400 thousand. The Battle left nearly the entire Lahmian, and Nagash army destroyed and hundreds of the vampire aristocrats were killed in the battle, but Abohorash, W`soran, Nagash and many other Vampire Lords retreated back to Lahmia City.
Battle of Numas
Fall of the Capital
Wsoran aided by summoning legions of undead, animating the slain soldiers of the Sultan of Nehekhara`s own army and turning them against their still living companions. Legends say that Nagash assisted W`soran. Eventually however, the Nehekharans was victorious and the vampires who survived fled north. The Temple of Blood and the Great Library with all its arcane knowledge went up in flame. Some of the Necrachs, Wsoran's vampire children, refused to abandon the library and were burned. W`soran himself took as many books and scrolls as he could carry and made a run for it.
With the War with Nehekhara lost, Queen Angelica Neferata gathered the survivors of her court to her in the small Lahmian estate village of Glova where they very silently licked their wounds and prepared to decide the next steps. As the days went by and the members of her court that had survived managed to reach the estate she decided that they would head north towards the obscure port of Hashin, which she hoped would not have been taken by the Nehekhara forces. The Vampires made their way north, and moved very carefully through the rear echelon of the Nehekhara forces that were mopping up the survivors of the war. During this time their power meant that they were able to move quite easily without any real trouble in only two months. When they arrived at the town they found they were lucky and it had in fact been disregard by the Nehekhara armies in their rush for the capital of lahmia.
Tormund and his family that flee from the city of Khito after the Mayor of the city returns having lost a battle east of the town and warns them that the Nehekharians are coming with blood on their mind. Tormund and his family travel with a large group northward attempting to reach what everyone believes is the safe harbor of the fortress of Memphis. Arriving at the outskirts of Memphis they discover the city is on fire and the group decides to make the decision to cross to the western side of the Nile and then go north again. Reaching the rivers edge the group is discovered by Nehekhara soldiers who massacre the group leaving a fatally wounded Tormund to drag himself to a small boat by the rivers edge. Elasus Fox and Meghanna retreat from the ruins of Numas traveling westward towards the Nile where they hope to take a boat northward. Arriving eventually at the town of Tlumas where they find the city already on fire forcing them to travel around the city heading northward. Passing through ruined town after town they eventually reach the town of Memphis which is also on fire but they believe they can find a boat there. Finding several massacre sites they eventually find a boat, but as they go to push the boat they notice a badly injured young man, and watching him die Meghanna makes the decision to turn him into a Vampire.
Vampire Court in Greece
Main Article : Greek-Mycenean War
|Vampires on the Run|
It was an entirely different world, and it took me a long time to get used to the fact that I couldn't just openly expect the people to follow me. The lands of Greece were pleasant enough, but I really just wanted to see Vashenesh smile again, and I was willing to try anything in order to make that happen.
Led by Ushoran Neferata the Vampire Court made there way northward and while they traveled a distraught Angelica was basically living in the coffin that W'soran had created for the recently resurrected Stefon Vashenesh. With Angelica basically out of the leadership picture it was Ushoran, and Hercuso that took control of the Vampire Court leading them towards Hashin where they planned on retreating out of Lahmia from. With her forces managing to reach the small port of Hashin they captured the fleet present there and corralled the survivors northward towards the island of Crete where they had active relations with the Mycenean Empire. When the group landed in the Cretan city of Knossos they numbered several hundred Vampires, as well as thousands of Lahmian footmen, and knights and in this way they were a rather powerful group. Making an alliance with King Nicius Atraedai of the Mycenaean Empire the Vampire Court would at first attempt to devise a plan where in they could raise an army and take back Lahmia, of which Angelica was noticeably silent on this plan. As Abhorash planned to retake Lahmia news came into the Greek plains that the Empire of Nehekhara had sacked the capital of Lahmia and was garrisoning the entirety of the kingdom. Alongside just the garrison was the fact that several of the Apostles of Jesus had made there way into the land and were preaching of the demon hood that was the Vampires and realizing that this meant the population would soon be lost to them it was Angelica that made the decision to forget Lahmia.
Angelica was emotionally wrapped up in attempting to heal Stefon of the spiritual damage that had been done to him, and thus was unable to really use her leadership at this point, and thus others who were becoming more interested in blood and violence begin to take over. Without a guiding leadership for returning to Lahmia the vampires followed the lead of their queen when they accepted that the Kingdom of Lahmia was lost to them for now. While the Vampire Court of Lahmia was staying in Crete planning their next moves it would be the anger that many felt over their defeat in Lahmia and being forced to live in a foreign land that would lead to much of the court including Angelica Neferata to start losing themselves in the blood lust they felt. As this violence escalated and Godrick and the other sensible Vampires of the Lahmia court saw no other options it would be Godrick that left the court in disgust for their behavior and traveled northward where he stayed for some time on the island of Minthios. Also leaving during this time was Vincent Godfrey who had fallen under the influence of Godrick and having never really recovered from what happened at the Battle of Cache he left with his friend. Anai Heretee would during the time of the Vampire Court staying in Greece would fall in love with the young Greek Prince Fadil Heretee of whom unwilling to move on without him would turn him into a vampire but put the blame on one of her progeny of whom she then betrayed and killed playing herself as the savior of Fadil.
Massacre of Korinth
Main Article : Massacre of Korinth
Meghanna, Tormund, and Elasus are following Hercuso at the request of Stefon when he leaves the island of Crete and travels by boat accompanied by some of his personal guards, and the three latch on the boat stowing away in the bottom level covered in fish guts to hide their smell. Arriving on Kinthros they watch as Hercuso and his men meet with Hasani Merneith and they watch as the two discuss a meeting that is being held at the capital of the island in Kinthros. Timandra travels to the city of Kinthros where Duke Dimitris Panides attempts to stage a meeting of the different dukes on Kinthros for what he wants to be a mutual pact to defend each other in the case the Vampires begin targeting their island again for violence. Following the group they are horrified when the group meets up with another Vampire group led by Kamilah Napata and then the three groups enter the city killing guards as they go. With only the three of them they are unable to stop the Vampires as they massacre the leaders of the city and then kill hundreds before finally fleeing the city when day gets close and they worry reinforcements may be near. Timandra attempts to leave the meeting but finds the doors blocked and several Vampires enter the meeting killing everyone inside, but Timandra is not killed instead she is raped and left for dead locked inside a closet bleeding out. Entering the keep of the city they find dozens dead including all the prominent leaders but also smell a live girl who turns out to be duchess [[Timandra Thaneas]] and when she begs for vengeance its Meghanna that turns her into a Vampire to offer her a chance at vengeance.
DistractionsAs this was happening it would several of the Vampire Lords that would resist the destructive nature of their new condition and led by Abhorash Ahtef II. they would begin invading the relatively weak dutchies of Arcadia, Argolis, and Attica where they gathered hundreds of slaves for use in satisfying the Vampires lust for blood. As this continued the Vampires found peace on Crete through this slave raiding, and for many decades there was relative peace on the island of Crete with the government under King Atreus Atraedai II. having being turned into a Vampire the royal family of Crete was solidly behind them. With this golden period moving forward it was Atreus and Abhorash that led an invasion of Argolis where they conquered much of the eastern Dutchy including the town of Archangelos. Archangelos became the sight of a large immigration of the more violent members of the Vampire Court who enjoyed the closer proximity of free slaves in Archangelos. This movement would unknowingly cause a problem when Angelica, and Hercuso massacred a small church in the Massacre of Relvia's Church which they believed was of little consequence but was in fact the home of the Titan Relvia who had made it her home for many years preaching to the people. Relvia was not present at the church at the time and thus would remain unaware of what had happened for some time allowing the Vampires to continue their descent into violence on the Greek mainland for many more years.
Gospel of Godrik
It was on the island of Minthios that Godrick Neferata and his assembled loyalists would hear of the invasion of Argolis and the subsequent violence of the Vampires in these new lands and look on this with horror. For Godrick this was the end. He now saw no future for the Vampire Court in Greece that didn't lead to them being killed by the increasingly angry population they were ruling over. Realizing this but also understanding that he couldn't leave Greece without first getting permission from Queen Angelica he would make the journey back to Crete to see her. Returning to Crete he and his companions found the Vampire Court at Knossos had become just what they had feared it would when they had left so many years prior. Filled with the excess of the Vampire's bloodlust it was a place of nightmare for the moralistic Godrick, and thus he rushed through the streets towards the palace. Godrick, Romanos, and Vincent would meet with Angelica who at the time was without the bad influence of Hercuso who was at the time off island it was Angelica that would hear them out. Godrick would argue that he and and his supporters would be of best use to her attempting to find a new spot for the Vampires to go in the case that things went badly in Greece. At first Angelica would be uncovinsed but the arrival of Stefon would push her to say yes to them. To make sure that they were able to leave without issue the decision was made to spread the rumor that the three had been killed, and thus only Stefon, and Angelica would know where they were actually going. Following this it was Godrick, Vincent, and Romanos that left through a tunnel in the palace thus leaving the rest of the Vampire court unaware of their true mission.
Vengeance of Relvia
The vampires decades of free reign over Crete, and southern Greece would come to an end the moment Relvia returned to her church and discovered the destruction and death. Searching out what had happened it didn't take long for her to discover that it was the Vampires that had commited this act, and wandering the lands of Greece she discovered a land in terror of them. She visited the Dukes of Arcadea, Argolis, and Attica discovering they were all very hateful towards the Vampires but also were terrified of resisting them following the devastation done to eastern Argolis.
The Founding of Weerhousen
Main Article : Weerhousen
|The Founding of Weerhousen|
We are the true gods of this world. We need to show the world what the gods of this world are capable of. Today we stop. Today we take ourselves a new home.
With their new home chosen the Lahmians begin to look at expanding outside their own fortress of Lahmia City where they had made their home base and out into the regions around the city. This expansion was ordered by Queen Neferata of whome while being the figure head of the expansion was delegating the tasks of the actual operation to her Dukes of which Abhorash, and Ushoran would take the lead in this way. The two devised a plan where in Ushoran would use diplomacy and skilled civil management in order to annex different areas that were in the area, and while this was going on Abhorash was preparing the military of the Lahmians in order to militarily defeat the humans if they resisted. In the area there were only two major forces of resistence in the form of the Dutchy of Krieger, and the Confederacy of Gregior of which the Dutchy of Krieger was rumored to be quite powerful and led by an effective leader in House Krieger. While Ushoran moved towards the Confederacy of Gregior he sent Vashenesh and Hercuso to the Dutchy of Krieger where he hoped they could get them to submit easily and avoid any bloodshed. He would also send Fadil Heratee to the realm of Ravensburg where he would be ordered to meet with the leadership of that region in House Constein.
Confederacy of Gregior
Main Article : House Gregior
The Confederacy of Gregior was built around its powerful House Gregior of whome controlled a large tract of a region east of Lahmian City, and they also had a vassal Kingdom in the city state of Crailsheim which provided them with economic, and manpower to fuel their growing realm. When Ushoran arrived in the Kingdom he was quick to buy off sell swords, and other people with swaying loyalty and from these people he learned of whom the power brokers were in the realm of which every person seemed to direct him towards House Gregior and its charismatic heir Breven Gregior. Ushoran was very impressed when he met Breven and he realized very quickly that he could save thousands of lives if he were to convince Breven to simply take his people and join with the growing Kingdom of Weerhousen. Ushoran used the only tool he had at his disposal after his bribary was rejected when he threatened to kill the entirety of House Gregior if he was not listened to. Breven called his bluff and Ushoran reluctantly heeded the words of W'Soran who told him he would make Breven understand that they meant business when they were discussing matter. W'Soran would absolutely annihilate nearly half of House Gregior after he and several of his Nechrarch Vampires used Magi to warp in demons to attack and kill members of House Gregior. Following this event the two would meet again and Breven realized what he was dealing with and he allowed the annexation of the Confederacy into the Kingdom of Weerhousen.
Ravensburg was the area that Fadil Heretee was sent to in order to pacify and bring the city state of Ravensburg into the fold. He discovered upon arriving in the region that it was very poor, but its most pressing issue was dealing with the constant raids and invasions from the Trolloc dominated forests to the south. Fadil spent nearly two months building up support amongst the populated southern towns, and villages and his growing army prepared itself to invade the Trollocs. The next time the Trollocs invaded into Ravensburg land the army of Fadil was prepared and waiting for them, and the Trollocs were massacred on such a level that the people of Ravensburg begin to clamor for him to enter a control position within the council of Ravensburg. As he and his army made their way north towards Ravensburg they were opposed by a large force led by the towns leaders who feared his influence. The two armies would maneuver themselves for some time while Fadil waited for his reinforcements to arrive in the form of Soren from the Blood Dragons of whom arrived a week later and made his way to the city of Ravensburg which was now undefended and took control of the town under the banner of Fadil's army. With their city in their enemies hand and the people now obsessively in love with Fadil the army of the town begin to desert in massive numbers until three days after the fall of Ravensburg the army was a skeleton force and Fadil would surround the remainder with his force. No quarter would be offered these men and the remainder were massacred and their holdings and wealth distributed to those houses, and individuals that had not joined them and left Ravensburg.
Dutchy of Krieger
Main Article : House Krieger
House Krieger was always going to be the section of Weerhousen that gave them the most trouble as it had a solid, and powerful army that was led by the effective and honorable House Krieger. The conversion of this land would begin when Vashenesh, and Hercuso crossed the border with many of their Vampire Bloodline and made their way to the capital of Krieger. When they arrived on the outskirts they were way lade by the town guard of whom said they could not enter and that a series of tents would be set up so that the council of Krieger could meet with them. Vashenesh accepted this and prepared to lead his men to the area they were told to wait, when all of a sudden Hercuso became agitated about this supposed insult and raised his weapon at the guard commander.
|The Trolloc War|
These beasts are the only things standing between us and our destiny. I will not allow some creatures barely above cattle to slow the progress my people have made, and because of that I want them ruined. Leave no trace of them. Destroy their homes. Destroy their people. Destroy the very memory of them.
War with the Trolloc
See Also : Krax
With the Vampires staking claim to regions in Weerhousen it was only a matter of time until they upset the massive Trolloc population of the area. As the vampires extended their influence, the Duke W'soran begin massacuring villages and settlements of Trolloc in his constant search for subjects. This got to such a point that the Trolloc of the region begin marshalling under a particularly powerful Trolloc named Krax. Krax beggining raiding local human villages and towns of W'soran, but this was the wrong area to try and insite retribution from since W'soran cared little if anything for the region. As the attacks continued the Trolloc begin spreading to other regions, and attacked a village controlled by the Duke Abhorash. This would be the moment where the attacks of Krax would finally meet resistence as the forces of Abhorash marsheled themselves to destroy the attacking Trollocs.
Battle of Hornish Village
Seeing his servants under attack and a chance for war, the brilliant Abhorash marshaled his army and moved to the village. When he arrived at the village, he found only a small attack force, and was at first disappointed by the little force arrayed against him. As he approached closer though his force was quickly surrounded by the total Trolloc force. Abhorash's army was surrounded by a Trolloc force that outnumbered his by 4-1, but this only egged him on and he pulled his forces in and prepared to withstand the coming attack.
Abhorash was correct and the Trolloc did simply charge the Blood Dragon force.
Main Article : The Battle of Gurt
The war with the Trolloc of Weerhousen appeared to be going without a hitch, and it wasn't until a massive army of Trollocs ambushed Queen Neferata that they realized they were in a very hostile land. While travelling from Lahmia City to Krieger the convoy was ambushed by a large force of Trolloc. The convoy was moving with Queen Neferata, Vashenesh, Hurcuso, and a number of Vash Consteins vampires, so they were almost cocky in their arrogance. The vampires had traveled throughout Europe in the shadows and had been doing whatever they wanted, and this had blinded them to fact that they could be killed. Ushoran said it best later on.
"The Queen had taken us throughout Europe, and in those hundreds of years we had killed mountains of people, and stolen an endless amount of things. All this had been done in the shadows. In the secretive way of our lives, the Queen and the rest of them forgot that we could be killed."
Vashenesh fought by the side of the Queen, and he held the carriage for more then twenty minutes against nearly two hundred Trolloc, as the convoy was slowly wiped out he became more and more surrounded until finally during the end the Trollocs were slashing him on the back as he couldn't get around to fight all of them. Finally a large Trolloc came in and was able to defeat the severely weakened Vashenesh and kill him with a brutal slash across the neck which left him nearly decapitated. The Battle itself would end with the deaths of every vampire and human gaurd in the convoy except for the Queen and Hurcuso. When the Queen saw her beloved Vashenesh lying dead in front of her surrounded by dozens of Trolloc that were trying to kill her, she wept tears of blood. It is a very notable thing that in a battle that involved her husband, and much of her retinue she spent the entire post battle holding the body of Vashenesh and didn't even go looking for her husband Hercuso who had somewhat fled the battle in order to survive.
It was only out of luck that W'Soran arrived and was able to resurect Vashenesh that saved him from death, and Queen Neferata from madness.
|First Weerhousen-Alcase War|
Why do you come here human. Do you believe so strongly in your dragon gods that you dare come into the lair of a people who have lived longer then you could possibly imagine. Come inside human. Come inside and meet your maker.
First Weerhousen-Alcase War
Main Article : First Weerhousen-Alcase War
It was during his boredom in Weerhousen following their control of Weerhousen that Abhorash would stumble upon the greatest moment of his life. Abhorash, Sonja, and a force of Blood Dragon Knights would travel south of Weerhousen into the Mountains of Lucerne. through the mountains of Lucerne he came upon a red dragon nest. He waited at the nest for nearly 2 years in the hopes the dragon would return. Eventually the dragon did return and the two fought a titanic battle that ended with the death of the red dragon. When the dragon died Abhorash drank its blood, and following this found that he no longer craved for blood. He retained all this vampire abilities but had removed his one weakness.
The sword in Norway
During the Trolloc Wars she was noteably absent, and only learned about the conflict upon returning to Weerhousen following a long trip abroad. She had been ordered by her sister Angelica Neferata to steal a powerful sword from a great chaos champion far in the north of Europe in the region of Norway. As she made her way north she felt the close contact of her ancient love Aborhorash of whom throughout her trip would come north to visit her. Each time she sensed him she would seek him out, and it wasn't until she found him that she would truly feel loved again. Each time this happened they would spend weeks together before finally she returned to her task at hand and continued looking for the sword. It took her many years but she was finally able to find the warrior of chaos, and when she did she wished that hadn't. The warrior was the leader of a large chaos force, and he was constantly surrounded by dozens of the most powerful warriors she had ever seen. She would stalk the warrior as he moved his force throughout the land raiding in the summer, and then during the winter he returned home to his village. Watching him from the outskirts of the village she waited until Abhorash came for her, as she felt she needed the happiness that he brought her before she would be able to succeed. Abhorash would immediately sense that she was planning something foolhardy and in that moment he finally laid everything out on the table for her.
|Blood Lillies |
I waited laying naked in the snow for him to come. I knew that he would come eventually but as the days past I started to feel the ever present hunger coming from deep within me. I needed the blood. I could feel myself tearing up inside as the lack of blood started to cause me to bleed. I needed it more then I needed anything in the world I begin to think, but each time I did I was brought back to his face and it made it a little better. I knew deep within whatever little remained of my heart that the only joy I knew I would get from seeing me so vulnerable kept me from moving. When I finally felt his presence in the air it was less then a moment before we were together the way I had desired for months.
When we finished he lay beside me and spoke to me in nearly a whisper. "I think it's time we have a real talk Katia. He said it with such sadness in his voice that I didn't dare look at him."
It was always coming. I knew he wanted me to switch to his lifestly, and I loved him for everything he was, I just didn't have the strength that he did. "We've had this talk before my love. I'm simply not strong enough to be like you are." I knew it had nothing to do with strength and everything to do with the blood. I wanted it. There was simply no escaping that simple fact.
He shook his head violently as he looked at me. "But your wrong. I've watched you for the last week ignore the pain the blood lust was giving you. Drink from the dragon and thats the end of it all. You won't be hungry ever again in that manner. You will finally be free of it." He held my shoulders as he said it, and I wanted to give in right there. I wanted to ignore the whispering in my mind that told me he was lying, and that without the blood I would be nothing. I wanted to do so many things but instead I just took the easy way out.
"That was for you. I resist many things if it means I get you in that way." When I took the easy way out, a look of hurt past his perfect marble face.
"Do you not want to be together forever? An eternity of our love...isn't that what you promiced me all those years ago."
"Of course my sweet." I put my hands on both sides of his face, and cradled him as he looked so small. This was beyond a doubt one of the most dangerous fighters in the entire continent, and yet here he was so broken, and looking so small. "Just because I need blood, doesn't meant that our love will not last for the end of days."
"Its not simply morality Katia. Its about what it brings about to you."
"What do you mean?"
"I mean you and your sister you wander around and kill whoever you want, and you take from these people and...and the truth is that its going to come around."
"We are living gods Abhorash. Noone can touch us here."
"One day my sweet Katia they will be at our gates. They will surround us, and when that comes we will not be able to escape as we did in Lahmia."
Following their conversation together Abhorash would pretend to leave, but in fact he simply moved away before moving back and following her as she went after the Chaos Champion. When she arrived at the village he was standing in the center of the village laughing in the most horrifying way, as he was fully armored, and prepared for her coming. Demanding to know of how he had been aware, the man just laughed and said that the Gods of the North were very kind in their blessings. The champion would charge her, and it was all she could do to stay alive, but just as he was about to land a killing blow on her Abhorash intervened and the two would fight. Abhorash was a dangerous fighter beyond compare amongst Europe but as he fought this champion he felt a presence all around him as if something slowed him, and he saw that while he was being slowed, his oponent was being asssited. Despite all of this Abhorash was able to kill the champion, and he would defeat the other men with him before Katia took him off the field, and they made their way southward.
Invasion by Arnor
Main Article :Arnor
Main Article : Relationships of Abhorash
See Also : Katia Beckinlate
Abhorash and Katia Beckinlate have had an extremely long and tortured relationship. The honor that binds Abhorash means absolutely nothing to Katia Beckinlate, and because of this although the two have had feelings for eachother for many years they have never commited due to the distane they have for the others choice in lifestyles.
See Also : Stefon Vashenesh
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