Immortal Vampires a.k.a. Homo Wampyrus
Immortal Vampires is a larger classification because everyone receives the Dark Gift differently. There are roughly around thirty-six different recorded types well documented. Here are the four most common vampire types which cover the vast majority.
» Bat Vampires - Homo Wampyrus Chiroptera
These vampires are the rarest of the vampires because they are the bat vampires. Their population is mostly concentrated in China/India but can also be found in Africa, New Zealand and South America.
These vampires appear to be very human other then a slightly pointy pair of ears and sometimes with an elongated jaw. They socially mix well with humans but hate to be around crowds. These are the most sensitive to sunlight, they experience blisters and pain after a short time in the sun. They are the only vampires capable of the shape shifting feature and can even change into vampire bats. They are able to do this depending on certain factors such as racial origin, length of time as a vampire and even the right food.
» Noble Vampires - Homo Wampyrus Draco
This is the most well known of the vampire types. Made famous by Bram Stroker, they are more like Counts and considered the Noble Vampires. They are found well documented world wide. They are everywhere with the majority in places like North America, Britain and Western Europe.
They are extremely human in appearance except for their retractable canine teeth in their upper jaws that are hardly noticeable. They have medium to poor tolerance to sunlight and may perish in a couple of hours of direct sunlight. They are very social with humans and often take jobs as night watchmen and club bouncers.
They often gain their blood through willing donors who think that they are mortal blood drinkers. Some take pleasure in taking blood by force due to the fear factor and the release of adrenaline in the blood making it sweeter. It is these vicious vampires that have made movies like "The Lost Boys" "Blade (Vampire Hunter) franchise," and many others. They have also put into the heads of humans that it is "cool" to be a vampire.
» Nosferatu/Deformed Vampires - Homo Wampyrus Nosferatu
They are often referred to as the deformed vampires. They were given their name after the 1922 movie "Nosferatu." They are less common then the Noble Vampire (Wampyrus Draco) but are surprisingly numerous.
Their change into a vampire is not an easy one. The individuals' immune system has fought the virus and the virus is forced to mutate in order to survive. The end result is a twisted and disfigured vampire.
Common Nosferatu Features
- Usually a high domed head that is bald with a visible network of livid veins.
- Face is long, thin, drawn and has deep creases.
- Eyes are sunken in the face.
- Ears are large and pointy or membranous.
- Nose is upwards and revealing the nostrils.
- Hands have long tapered fingers often with an extra joint with sharp.
- Discolored nails.
- Hunched back/twisted spines (to straighten their back causes extreme pain).
- Extremely/ghostly pale.
All of these abnormalities are the reason why they are so anti-social with both humans and vampires.
They obtain blood through stealth from sleeping humans, small children or even from farm animals. They are everywhere with large concentrations in Africa, South Africa, The Caribbean and Japan. It has been speculated that the Puerto Rican Chupacabras, Goat Suckers, are excessively deformed Nosferatu vampires.
They are moderately sensitive to sunlight and can tolerate it for hours at a time on a dull day. They can perform certain shape changes but they vary from case to case.
» Reptile/Lizard Vampires - Homo Wampyrus Sauria
They are often known as the Reptile/Lizard Vampires. They get these names because they possess teeth that are all sharply pointed and resemble those of large lizards.
They are the most social of the four main vampire types and are able to withstand extended periods of sunlight or indefinitely with the aid of sunglasses and sunscreen. With the exception of their teeth they are very human in appearance. They tend to be very outgoing and are often business men who have amassed a great deal of wealth through their long lifetime. However they are extremely susceptible to depression and most commonly the victims of suicide.
They are rare in Europe but are common in North America, Central America, South America and Australia with a great concentration in China, Japan and certain parts of the former USSR.
Due to their extreme social abilities, you might think that they are the most considerate feeders, but that is wrong. They are the most brutal of all. They will often rip large pieces of flesh from the victim, usually from the thigh, upper arm or throat. They will devour the flesh and drink the blood from the gaping wound until the victim perishes. This rarely happens now. They often buy blood or obtain it from willing donors who are cut with razors rather then teeth.
Since the beginning of time, there have always existed mortals whom have had an obsession with blood drinking for whatever reasons. Some portray themselves as real vampires, some use blood drinking as an excitement or as a sexual enhancement. Some may even be from a particular disease which often causes insanity. This disease is often referred to as "Renfield's Syndrome" which is also as you guessed, a character from Dracula who is a Zoophagous, meaning a "life-eater."
Mortal blood drinking is quite a big occurrence now. There has become quite a big community for this sort of thing. Most blood drinkers advertise for blood donors while some purchase the blood from blood banks. Blood bank purchasing is only allowed in some states however and as an added benefit; the blood is thoroughly tested to ensure safety from any sort of known impurities.
Psychic Vampires/Psi Vampires - Energy Feeders
Intentional Psychic Vampires
Intentional Psychic Vampires are humans who possess great telepathic abilities. They use these abilities to knowingly draw the life force from others.
These Psychic Vampires seek out victims who they can interact with in order to create strong emotions in these victims, sexual intercourse usually being the biggest. At the peak of climax, the vampire will then absorb mental energy from the victims' aura. Some other vampires usually try a more subtle approach. They will attack the victim during sleep. This often causes vivid dreams in which the victim will awake feeling drained and tired. A death from a Psychic Vampire is rare and uncommon.
The appearance of an Intentional Psychic Vampire looks like a usual human physic. They often pretend to be mortal blood drinkers. They are not immortal and they do not have a fatal reaction to sunlight. While in their psychic state, they cannot be destroyed by any physical means.
Surveys prove that one out of every five is attacked by one of these vampires at least once in their lifetime. They usually start off practicing on others in groups or under group guidance. When they have mastered the dark art sufficiently enough, they move on to astral projecting themselves and commence feeding. After their death, they become something like wraiths, earthbound entities, and continue to feed in this manner in order to keep their astral forms from breaking down.
Unintentional Psychic Vampires
Unintentional Psychic Vampires feed in exactly the same way as Intentional Psychic Vampires but are unaware that they are doing it. They feel refreshed after sexual intercourse while their partner is often left tired and drained of energy. Usually they are morning people due to their unintentional feeding on others during the night.
The reasons vary between occurrences but most often it is because they a replenishing lost energy from some illness that they have. Most of the time, these vampires are older than their victims. It is rare for the victim to be older, but it does happen. The fact that these vampires feed unknowingly can make them very dangerous.