|Story Role||Vampire Series
Vincent Godfrey is the son of two members of House Godfrey making him a member of and the current Lord of House Godfrey.
VIncent Godfrey would be born the first of five children, and during his youth he would be the constant companion of his father of whom spoiled him with everything he ever wanted. Growing up he followed the footsteps of his father who was a high ranking noble in the Kingdom of Lahmia and as he rose he became increasingly prominent within the nation at a time of great change as Angelica Neferata was rising to the leadership of the Kingdom. Vincent would be changed into a Vampire by Angelica herself as a part of the growing rituals of her rule, and although he was at first resistant to the change he was convinced to follow the queen by his father who was not changed. Following his turn to a Vampire it was Vincent that would change several members of his family but his father resisted the change which begin the first cracks in Vincent's belief in the Queen of Lahmia, but despite the growing questions he pushed forward as best he could. As the Lahmians became the target of the Christians of Nehekhara it was Vincent that was placed in command of one of the northern armies and defended the area of Myr which stood on the border. After being pushed back he would be on the run from the armies of Nehekhara until the lich Nagash came north and Vincent followed orders and joined his army for the Battle of Cache where the undead army of Nagash and the Lahmians would defeat Jesus and slew him. Following the killing of Jesus it was Vincent that was changed by witnessing the curse of Jesus and in this he left the army returning to his family at Volantis where he would remain unwilling to return to the fight until the Nehekhara forces arrived at the gates of Volantis. The Fall of Volantis would lead to Vincent fleeing the cities destruction and making his way northward towards Hashin where the call of the Vampire court would bring him. Vincent now a shell of himself remained in Crete for a time but would fall under the influence of Godfrey and this led to him leaving the Vampire Court with Godfrey but as his friend continued north to Denmark it was Vincent that left him and traveled towards what is currently Lucerne. Living within the fractured Valley of Lucerne it was Vincent that kept himself in relative isolation as he attempted to find his meaning in life among the untamed landscape of the Valley of Lucerne. Vincent would come to spend the next several centuries feeding in secret off the blood of the endless farms of Lucerne and with the teachings of Godrick he never killed his victims instead feeding in secret and thus over this time he kept himself a secret. After centuries of wandering the Valley of Lucerne alone it was Vincent that came upon rumors of the Dragons of Lucerne and traveled to the Mountains of Kohne in search of the Dragons. Vincent's journey to the Mountains of Kohne led him first to the ruined Dwarven Hold there and journeying to the peak of the hold he eventually discovered the first of the Dovah of Kohne in the form of Intrilax. The confrontation between Vincent and Intrilax would lead to a fight between the two which Vincent was able to defeat the Dovah and drinking his blood it was Vincent that no longer craved blood needing very little to survive following the confrontation. Free from the pull of blood it was Vincent that settled down for the first time west of Kohne where he would travel to the ruined Dwarven Hold of Karak Godfrein which he learned of from the ruins of Karak Kohne and settling inside the ruins he begin his march towards his new life. From the ruins of Karak Godfrein he would would take control of a village and as its new lord he named the village Godfrien, while using Karak Godfrein as his personal seat. As lord of Godfrein it was Vincent that formed his own Vampire Court out of Godfrein from those who maintained loyalty to him, and as this vampire court grew in strength his new town attracted large numbers of immigrants attracted to the protection provided by the power of Vincent Godfrey. Vincent would join with Driving Tide when the rise of William Lovie I. brought major changes to the Valley as Vincent had grown
- 1 History
- 1.1 Early History
- 1.2 Rise of the Vampire Queen
- 1.2.1 The Coming of Nagash
- 1.2.2 The First Vampire
- 1.2.3 Rise of the Bloodlines
- 1.2.4 The Death of Jesus
- 1.2.5 Destruction of Lahmia
- 1.3 Vampire Court in Greece
- 1.4 The Valley of Lucerne
- 1.5 The Search for Freedom
- 1.6 Lord of Godfrein
- 1.7 The Journey
- 1.8 Funeral of Genn Greymane
VIncent Godfrey would be born the first of five children, and during his youth he would be the constant companion of his father of whom spoiled him with everything he ever wanted.
Rise to Prominence
Growing up he followed the footsteps of his father who was a high ranking noble in the Kingdom of Lahmia and as he rose he became increasingly prominent within the nation at a time of great change as Angelica Neferata was rising to the leadership of the Kingdom.
Elixir of Life
Vincent would be changed into a Vampire by Angelica herself as a part of the growing rituals of her rule, and although he was at first resistant to the change he was convinced to follow the queen by his father who was not changed.
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 in Denmark. 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.
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 Valley of Lucerne
Living within the fractured Valley of Lucerne it was Vincent that kept himself in relative isolation as he attempted to find his meaning in life among the untamed landscape of the Valley of Lucerne.
Vincent would come to spend the next several centuries feeding in secret off the blood of the endless farms of Lucerne and with the teachings of Godrick he never killed his victims instead feeding in secret and thus over this time he kept himself a secret.
The Search for Freedom
After centuries of wandering the Valley of Lucerne alone it was Vincent that came upon rumors of the Dragons of Lucerne and traveled to the Mountains of Kohne in search of the Dragons.
Finding the Dragon
Vincent's journey to the Mountains of Kohne led him first to the ruined Dwarven Hold there and journeying to the peak of the hold he eventually discovered the first of the Dovah of Kohne in the form of Intrilax.
The confrontation between Vincent and Intrilax would lead to a fight between the two which Vincent was able to defeat the Dovah and drinking his blood it was Vincent that no longer craved blood needing very little to survive following the confrontation.
Lord of Godfrein
Free from the pull of blood it was Vincent that settled down for the first time west of Kohne where he would travel to the ruined Dwarven Hold of Karak Godfrein which he learned of from the ruins of Karak Kohne and settling inside the ruins he begin his march towards his new life. From the ruins of Karak Godfrein he would would take control of a village and as its new lord he named the village Godfrien, while using Karak Godfrein as his personal seat.
As lord of Godfrein it was Vincent that formed his own Vampire Court out of Godfrein from those who maintained loyalty to him, and as this vampire court grew in strength his new town attracted large numbers of immigrants attracted to the protection provided by the power of Vincent Godfrey.
|The Meeting of the Western Lords|
My father made sure I knew three things going into that meeting. Firstly I was to be as rude to the Greymane`s as I could. Secondly I was to try and talk to the Brents and get a dialogue going between our two houses. Finally I was to make it extremely clear that we would under no circumstances assist William. Well at least I talked to Franklin Brent.
With William Lovie III. leaving Lucerne for the event that would become later known as The Journey the rest of the Kingdom became increasingly positive about his actions, but also throughout the Valley of Lucerne there was significant discussion on what to do as the previous time someone had moved against Bill Lovie it had resulted in The Plague. In the city of Hillsbrad the Arch Lord in House Greymane would call an assembly of all of his vassals of which included every major house in western Hillsbrad without exception and without ability for the houses to decline invitation. Arriving in Hillsbrad the meetings began with Genn Greymane talking of the continued consequences of them allowing the current King to wield unending power, and that their only chance of survival was to find this William Lovie III. and help him achieve victory. Vincent Godfrey would openly support King Bill Lovie and said as a warning to all those around that the last time anyone tried to resist him they were destroyed in The Plague. Franklin Brent would stand on the other side openly speaking of supporting William , and these two would continue to argue for minutes as other lords stepped in siding with their respective lords, and this continued for some time. As the arguing continued it was Franklin Brent III. that would arrive and brought his prison Tobin Aven into the meeting and with the support tilting against William at this time his testimony would be of great importance. Tobin Aven that would testify as to what he had been ordered to do and this greatly changed the mood of the meeting, and allowed Demi Snow to stand up and state that her family was one hundred percent behind William and was going to send forces to assist him immediately, and this information shocked the other houses as everyone had assumed that they were not going to do anything like they always did. Still without her Lord father`s support she would during the meeting commit to sending one hundred men immediately with the larger force being sent by the Greymane`s and after this promise there was little that her father could do to turn against it. As a part of the meeting it was Tobin Aven that was imprisoned within Greymane Estate and would be held there while he awaited trial from William Lovie III. as due to the information he had it was deemed that only William could decide his fate.
With the support of House Crowley the movement of some of the houses would change as all the Crowley loyalists quickly jumped on board with this plan as most had wanted to do this but didn't due to their belief that Vincent Godfrey would never have supported this.
Demi Snow following the ending of the meeting would take to staying near Andrew Garfield of whom accompanied her back to her families estate. Spending some time there getting the one hundred men she had promiced she would leave shortly after and return with Andrew to the assembling party outside of the eastern gate. By this point hours later her father learned of what she had done, and left the Crowley castle hours west of Hillsbrad and attempted to return to Hillsbrad. Demi realizing that her father was going to do something like that left with the hundred men of House Crowley ahead of the main Hillsbrad force heading for Forks.
Demi Hill Marries
Following the arrival of the Hillsbrad force in Forks Demi Snow would continue with the next step of her plan when she handed a letter of forged consent of marriage to Andrew`s father Harron Garfield of whom knew that his son desperately wanted to marry Demi, and knew that the match was perfect for his house so he jumped at the opportunity. Realizing that she couldn`t return unmarried or else her father would put an end to her scheming she persuaded Andrew and his father to have the ceremony in Forks so that she could truly be a part of their family during The Journey. Following her persuasion the marriage happened with the large Dragon Temple of Forks and Demi Snow became Demi Garfield and was now protected so she believed from the actions of her brother Dexter.
Funeral of Genn Greymane
See Also : Genn Greymane
With the Invasion of Westbridge a complete victory the army of Lucerne begin trickling back and when they arrived they learned of the death of Genn Greymane of whom at his very old age had finally died. The Funeral would be attended by many in the Kingdom including the King himself of whom travelled to Hillsbrad with his two sons, sister, and cousin Emma. Arriving in Hillsbrad the funeral was also a moment to hand over the reigns of Hillsbrad, and the Arch Lord position that it held to Liam Greymane of whom had also been a loyal vassal of William during the Journey. Following the funeral Hillsbrad would host a tournament in his honor, and in honor of the new Arch Lord Liam Greymane in the form of the Hillsbrad Tournament of 5133. During this tournament the fighters were decided by Liam to all be unlanded peasents of whom would be knighted following the tournament. The tournament brought many colorful men to the city, and in the end the top three were all knighted as a show of honor to their determination. Before leaving the city Liam Greymane did discuss the recent Battle at Castle Stragnarax, and William would openly state that the defences needed to be stronger, and that no expenses were to be spared in defending the west.