|POV Role||Blood Lillies|
|Story Role||Rise of the Vampire Queen|
|Bloodline||Strigi Vampire Bloodline|
Ushoran Neferata is the son of Throth Neferata the ancient King of Lahmia and the last KIng of Lahmia before the end of the Neferata Dynasty under his sister Angelica. Ushoran has two siblings in the form of Katia, and Angelica of which his sister Katia has become one of the leading Vampires in Weerhousen and follows her sisters words to the letter, and his sister Angelica is the Queen of Weerhousen and is reponsible for many deaths including the Man God Jesus. Ushoran would marry while he was a human and in this marriage he had two children of which his son would die during the Fall of Lahmia while his daughter Laysha would be preparing to die when he saved her by turning her into a vampire and then taking her with him.
Ushoran is a second generation vampire and was changed by his sister Katia Neferata of which made him into one of the Dukes of Weerhousen and the leader of the Strigi Vampire bloodline, of whome are known for their casually non-violent behavior and the only bloodlines that are openly killing humans for sport besides the Blood Dragons, and Sanguin Bloodline. He unlike the majority of his bloodline does not visibly show signs of the Strigi curse of vampirisim of which is something that happens to Strigi Vampires due to the fact that they do not feed on humans regularly enough to keep their normal human forms.
As a young noble son of the current Pharoah of Lahmia he was not going to be leading anything of importance so he went about helping the people of Lahmia, and improving his reputation in the military. He would travel throughout the poor western half of Lahmia and would become extremely popular amongst the people of the region before he was deployed by his father to command a force on the western border. He would be a huge voice of dissension within the Lahmian leadership, but when he was changed into a Vampire he became more loyal to Angelica and the rest of the Lahmia elite believing he could save the people from within. Despite fighting valiantly in the defense of Lahmia they were defeated and he led much of the court to the port of Hashin where upon his arrival he defended the port alongside Abhorash until the Vampire Court and thousands of their most loyal mortal followers were able to retreat by boat to Crete. For his part Ushoran sacrificed himself in Hashin and surrendered himself to the Apostle . A noble hearted man he has been the lone disenter within Weerhousen when it comes to the calous way they treat their people. Ushoran was willing to look the other way for many centuries but recently Ushoran is starting to finance, and arm movements withing Weerhousen in an attempt to root out Queen Neferata. This has also resulted in his attempting to kill many of the other Vampires there again to weaken his Queen.
- "What we've become is a travesty. But the actions that we now commit on a daily basis have turned us into something so dark and twisted that are excistence should be put into question. At a certain point we either evolve or die. There is no room for more evil in this world, and we are becoming the very thing that we once feared back in Lahmia. May god forgive us and take us into his arms."
Born the youngest child of the Lahmia royal family he trained patiently and went about the cities of Lahmia meeting and helping all the people he could. This good natured heart would grow to become the most loved man in the Kingdom of Lahmia, and for the first time in many generations there was legitimate talk about ignoring the rules of succession and making him king instead of his sister Neferat. With Civil War looming Ushoran in blind faith that his sister could accomplish the job decided no life was worthy of being lost and supported his sister's rise to Queen.
- "Looking back at it now the lives I was saving died anyway to my sister's cruelty. The only thing my honor and kindness got me was the blood kiss and a front row seat to watch as she murdered innocents."
Rise of the Vampire Queen
|Rise of the Vampire Queen|
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.
Vashenesh and the now Queen Neferata were both left with broken hearts by the news that Hercuso was to be her husband, but both of them buried it, and Queen Neferata and Hurcuso had a child together, and in public appeared very in love. While for Hurcuso this was real, for Angelica this was a painful separation from her true love Stefon Vashenesh. As Queen Neferata was at first very present in the rule of the land, but as it continued her first years were defined by her involvement in the behind scenes politics that were very prevalent among the aristocrats that appeared at the top of the leadership in Lahmia. This switch had a lot to do with the involvement of Hercuso of whom was a more morally bankrupt individual then Angelica remembered him being, but because of their previous relationship she trusted that he was a good person and took his words to heart.
The Coming of Nagash
See Also : Nagash
Only four years into her reign as Queen of Neferata she was approached by a man who called himself Nagash. Each night this man would appear in her room, and each time she called the guard he would disappear. Even when she begged Vashenesh to protect her she could never escape him. Vashenesh stayed in her room standing stoicly against a wall despite her begging him to sleep beside her so she could finally rest. During his time in standing guard she continued to see Nagash of whom simply walked beside him, and when she pointed at Nagash Vashenesh couldn't see him. When Vashenesh couldn't see him she became distraught and attempted to force herself sexually onto her former lover, but he was too honorable to be taken in such a way and thus rejected her attempts to sleep with him. Following this attempt Vashenesh would refuse to stay with her again. She tried this several more times in a failed attempt to get someone elce to see the man including one attempt when she had ten guards attempt to surround Nagash but he simply walked clean through them, and despite the fact that they felt something they had saw nothing.Eventually she stopped calling the guard as she realized the hopelessness of her problem, and instead she listened to his words. Over two years Nagash whispered to her of her beauty and how she was the daughter of a god. These compliments eventually led to Nagash seeking for her to gather materials for him. He told her these materials would create a potion that would allow her to remain beautiful forever, and never lose her power.She gathered the materials for him and for years he gave her potions that kept her looking beautiful. Eventually as all evil men do, Nagash wanted more from her, and more importantly then just this he wanted her to do something for him. When she questioned what he wanted Nagash would make it know that he demanded she entice Jesus into coming to Lahmia and too kill him in a betrayal that would shake the foundations of the continent. He would give her time to think of this, and in this time she would go to her council and discuss the possibilities of war with Nehekhara and what would possibly happen if the two nations did go to war, and her Councillors showed her information on the scale of the war machine in Nehekhara and it became very clear how unable Lahmia was to actually fight against the Empire of Nehekhara. Following this discovery Nagash would return days later demanding and answer and it was at this point when she absolutely refused his request stating it would destroy her Kingdom, and with her denial he told her that she would lose the most valuable thing to her if she didn't agree.
First Death of Stefon Vashenesh
Angelica would ponder what this was over the night, and she didn't even think it was Stefon as she spent the night with him, but she considered many different things all of monetary or physical value. Not only did she not think it was Stefon she believed truly that Nagash was also somewhat frightened of her in her new state. Nagash was quick to prove his point when the very next day Nagash killed Vashenesh, and brought his dead body to Angelica's feet. When Angelica saw Vashenesh dead she wept and held him before she was interrupted by Nagash's laughter. She ignored his laughter and begged him to bring Vashenesh back to her. She pleaded with the liche for him to do anything to bring back Stefon to her, and she was in that moment more afraid then she had ever been in her entire life. Nagash saw his opening and agreed to resurrect Vashenesh if Angelica would do what he asked in regards to Jesus. Nagash would understand better then anyone that in that moment he could have gotten her to do whatever he wanted, as her devotion, and fanatical love for Stefon was something that couldn't be separated from the fact that she was going down a one way road.
With Vashenesh under threat Angelica immediately accepted the offer, and waited patiently for Nagash to save him, but minutes passed and he simply stood there. During this time she was fed images in her mind by Nagash of the violent and brutal fate that awaited Stefon as she watched him dying over and over again. This caused her debilitating pain, and she fell to the floor and held him close crying hysterically. As this happened Nagash understood very clearly that he had broken the Queen, and he only needed to push her into becoming a vampire so that his plans were complete. As she regained her ability to stand she begin screaming at him that he wasn't doing anything, and in that moment he told her that the only way to save him was for Nagash to turn her into the nonliving, and then for her to then turn him as well. So desperate was Angelica that she accepted this to, and in this moment doomed herself to Vampirism.
The First Vampire
Main Article : Vampire
Angelica Neferata was the very first vampire of the world, and was created simply by the Magi of Nagash of whom wanted her to become something dark and twisted so that at worst she would corrupt the lands of Lahmia of whom stood as a guardian to the humans of Nehekhara unknowingly. Giving Angelica the Elixer of Life as he called it he would have her kept alone for nearly two weeks in her room as she changed into the first vampire the world would ever know, and the progenitor of the entire species. The only thing that remained in her room was the dead body of Vashenesh of whom Nagash cast a spell upon which merged him into the Veil forcing him to not go into the Fade and be unable to be resurrected. Her transformation would end, and she had gained fangs, and the unstoppable desire for human blood of which the only thing nearby was Stefon of whom Nagash convinced her the only way to heal him was to take the blood from him, and in her blood lust and unstoppable desire to have him live she would bite him draining his blood turning Stefon into the second Vampire. Keeping his promise to Angelica for a time Nagash would disappear from sight in the hope that she would lose control and feed on humans thus corrupting her forever with the knowledge of how good blood was for her, but instead she would seek out Stefon of whom had been turned into a Vampire but was resisting his urges and had come to sleeping by her door waiting for her to come out of whatever had kept her away from him and the rest of her people.
Seeking his brother out and not him would lead Hercuso to become finally done with his older brother and he would leave the palace ground and head north to the fortress of Alexandria where he would be unknowingly watched by Nagash. While travelling Hercuso would be approached by Nagash of whom convinced Hercuso that Angelica was truly in love with him but had been abused by Stefon and the only way to save her was to do a ritual with Nagash of which would bring her back to him. Doing the ritual was nothing more then a spell which made Hercuso's blood more appetizing to Angelica and thus when he returned to the palace and went to see her she would be unable to resist the call of his blood and broke out of her containment and attempted to turn him into a Vampire making the third Vampire of the world and destroying her ability to stop. As she attempted to bite him she was stopped by Stefon of whom took his brother from the room hiding within the dungeon beneath the palace, and as he finally stopped running Hercuso stole a knife from Stefon stabbing Stefon, but due to being a Vampire the damage was nearly nothing, and realizing that Hercuso had come second in this way as well he would slit his wrists. Watching his brother die in front of him Stefon bit him causing Stefon great blood lust, but also turning Hercuso into the third Vampire in the world through the blood kiss of Stefon.
Katia`s sister Angelica Neferata would approach her during this time and begin telling her about her meetings with Nagash and the fact that she was now an immortal creature that she was calling herself a Vampire which was in their language meaning ``the immortal one`` and as she talked of this her sister Katia sat without moving not truly believing what she was hearing. As Angelica realized that she was resisting her call to become like her, she concentrated on the eyes of Katia and did what felt necessary in what would later become known as glammering. She was able to glammer Katia into agreeing with her, and this would lead to her turning her sister into a Vampire making Katia the second Vampire of the world.
Rise of the Bloodlines
Following turning her sister Katia into a Vampire Angelica would begin to plan with her sister - of whom became following this transormation extremely devout to Angelica - how they could completely gain dominence over the court of Lahmia, and they would devise a plan where Angelica would turn certain members of the court into Vampires and from there create powerful commanders for herself which they would call the Bloodlines.
As the number of her so called Bloodline Dukes increased she was forced to stop following Narmer, and Cerelia two of her dukes massacring entire villages in western Lahmia due to their blood lust, and following the execution of these two she would command more control over who was changed into Vampires and attempted with much failure to control the killings of the people by the growing Vampire nobility. Also during this time Katia would begin expanding her own forces turning half a dozen members of the servent class of House Neferata and it was in these turnings that Angelica would come to find several dire hard loyalists in the turning of Orithyia of Neferata, Baerius of Neferata, and Persis of Neferata all of whom swore themselves to Angelica forming an inner guard for her.
|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
Ushoran always attended every Duke meeting, and on this particular meeting Queen Neferata allowed the floor to W'Soran, and he told the asembled group that a massive army from Anor was being lured to Weerhousen, and they were all going to be destroyed. W'Soran explained how he had specific targets that he needed for experiments but all the rest could be had by whoever wanted them. Ushoran said nothing and returned to Strigi discusted but not knowing how to change anything.
Following the destruction of the Arnor army led by Jafrey Hemsworth Ushoran had completely hit rock bottom. He wanted to save the people of Weerhousen, but he had no idea how to without destroying his own people in the process.
Weerhousen Civil War
Main Article : Weerhousen Civil War
|The End of the Vampire Court|
Did you think there would never be any consequences. It was always coming for you sister. This moment was always coming. The only thing I regret is that it took me this long to finally do what I should have done centuries ago.
The true start of the Weerhousen Civil War would begin with the return of Davina Denn who would return home alongside her knight guardian Hanzal of House Strom to Ravensburg. Davina Denn had spent years in the Kingdom of Gilneas as a lady in waiting and while there she meets with the King and he reveals that things are changing in Ravensburg as the agents he has sent into Weerhousen are having success in growing the rebellious movement and that soon he will send her back to Ravensburg to pave the way for the eventual Gilneas invasion of Weerhousen. Weeks following this she receives a letter from her brother stating that things are changing rapidly in Ravensburg and she must return home immediately of which she listens to immediately travelling by boat from Gilneas back to Ravensburg. Arriving back at Ravensburg where she is greeted at the gates of the city by several councilors of the city but no members of her family, but among the group is several Vampires of which when she sees them she is attracted to one of the group in the form of Fadil Heretee but clutches her necklace of Glaurung and follows the human Councillors to Ravens Castle. Moving towards the castle she is approached by one of the vampires of whom reveals herself to be Anai Heretee the wife of Fadil Heretee and tells Davina that when she is done seeing her family and meeting with her Councillors the three vampires require a meeting as well, and they do not wish to be waiting long. After a long confrontation with the three vampires Fadil reveals to her that a sickness has wracked the city killing many including several in her family, and without another word she storms off eventually running to the keep of her family. Arriving at the keep she is met by her uncle Marcel and her cousin Marcel of whom try to slow her but she continues running throughout the keep going off instinct and eventually reaching her fathers room where she finds her mother sitting on a chair overlooking her father of whom looks as pale as a ghost. Overcome with emotions she ignores the advise of her uncle and heeds the words of Ser Vincent Lephane, and the councillers and commands the raising of the army of Ravensburg in order to find the vampires in their midst and lock them away until she can make her decision on them. Following the imprisonment of Fadil, Anai, and Circe she would ignore the cries of her brother to stop what she was doing, and looking to the sky she realized that it was high noon and with the sun out at its near peak she would command the entire town to the streets with their hands out to show they were not wearing the day ring, and after finding several Vampires among the townfolk she imprisoned them as well before command the city guard go house to house leading to the capture of two more Vampires of whom she imprisoned all within the dungeons of Ravensburg. Davina Denn finishes writing a letter to her former family in the Kingdom of Gilneas detailing the changes in Weerhousen and that the time has come to intervene, and then following this her uncle knocks on the door and the two speak for some time about the happenings. Alongside her uncle she travels with her guards to visit Fadil, Circe, and Anai in the dungeons beneath the castle where she has a long conversation with them. While talking to them she is told by her guards of the arrival of several Vampires into Ravensburg in the form of Publius Tiferis, Zalika Merneith, Turgut Nur, and Lena Rehner of whom are in the city to reinforce Fadil's original party and Davina lies to Publius there leader about Fadil never arriving and this begins a confrontation when Lena doesn't believe the story and only the quick talking of Davina stops bloodshed, and seeing they are horribly outnumbered the three Vampires leave the city threatening to return with a larger group and wipe out Ravensburg. Before leaving Lena Rehner reveals that she was the one responsible for the murder of Davina's parents and overwhelmed with rage over this Davina pulls her wand out and fires a killing spell at Lena but Lena blocks the spell with her sword striking Zalika Merneith directly killing her instantly and causing the rest of the vampires to flee leaving behind Lena of whom tries to flee as well but Davina strikes her with a second spell leaving her unable to move. Following her conversation with Fadil she makes the decision to heed his words and hands the regency to her uncle while she travels by horse with a company of a hundred knights and men at arms towards the lands of the Strigi.
The next stage of the conflict arrives with the arrival of Davina Denn in Strigi where Ushoran Neferata is about to enter his coffin when he is interrupted by Amir Salam of whom tells him he needs to immediately come to the walls and following without question he arrives at the gates to find a large force of men at the gates with a women on horseback leading them.
Having agreed to an alliance between himself, Godric, and Davina Denn Ushoran moves to his next stage when he leaves for his basic vassal in the Kingdom of Dorehousen, and his force arrives near the border with Dorehousen and preparing to cross the bridge into Dorehousen they are fired on from the trees and are forced to fight against ambushing vampire and human attackers carrying the flags of Nechrarch, and after a tough fight they defeat their attackers and take several prisoners including the Magi Ralic Darkslayer of whom they took with them as they crossed the border into Dorehousen. Entering Dorehousen he meets with the Lords of Dorehousen of whom quickly show their true allegiance when they see Ushoran of whom commands that they prepare the army of Dorehousen, and lock up Ralic Darkslayer.
Fall of Norba
Kamilah Napata would return to her seat at New Norba and upon her arrival and her request for the raising of the forces of the Dutchy of Norba she would be betrayed by her court which she discovered quickly had been overrun by forces who revealed themselves to be of the Kingdom of Gilneas and she would be locked up in a cell and sent eastward to Ravensburg alongside the army and population of the Dutchy of Norba.
See Also : Katia Beckinlate
"Katia was a beautiful young women that meant everything to me. Katia is still a beautiful young women but now she shares her life with a darkness that is so dark I can barely see her heart anymore when we talk.
Katia Beckinlate, and Ushoran Neferata were once the closest of the siblings of the Neferata children, and in this closeness they were both hurt when he was forced to leave for the rest and she remained in the capital. While he was away she was changed into a Vampire and made into a Angelica loyalist to such an extent that she used her relationship with her brother to menipulate him into turning into a Vampire. Following her turning him into a Vampire she wanted them to go on as they were before, but he now saw her in a darker light, and didn't love her as he once had. This lack of love carried them into Weerhousen where she now attempts to destroy his influence to the goal of removing him completely from Weerhousen.
See Also : Meghanna
When Meghanna became disalousined with Queen Neferata, the first place she went was Strigi.