CreationAccording to both myth and history, there were two origins vampires, one born of the union between succubi/incubi and mortals and one molded as servants to the dark deity Morvaarnhr. These vampires were soulless and maintained the intelligence of their previous life gaining along with it superhuman capabilities and weaknesses due to their dark nature. Those that were born with fiendish blood in them were very powerful and the first of their kind discovering their natural charming abilities the more they interacted with mortals. They were the ones that mortalkind became familiar with as they were the first that came to the world. Those that were created by Morvaarnhr were corrupted mortals that had either willingly or unwittingly given up their soul to the dark god's power growing his presence and influence. The creation of the Trueborn Vampires came thousands of years later during the Brink of Existence and were created through Morvaarnhr's schemes and mortal arcane arts.
The Soulless VampireWhile there are tiers and different types of soulless vampires, these are the vampires that many common folk mistakenly believe mostly reside within Arvanoc. Prime Vampires:
Vampires created by the union of succubi/incubi with mortals. Due to the direct fiendish inheritance that wins out, the product of their union is born without a soul and Elder Vampires:
Descendants of Prime Vampires born due to the consumption of either lifeblood or magic. Elder vampires are almost as powerful as the previous generation but the fiendish connection is not as direct, thus a small degree of power is lost. However, Elder Vampires remain just as a dangerous threat. Lesser Vampires:
Progeny of Elder and Prime vampires created via drained mortals that have retained their mind and sanity. All lesser vampires are servants of their sire unless a blood ritual is performed involving both sire and progeny. The ritual is barely attempted as the sire normally deems it unecessary as it could possibly turn the progeny into a rabid spawn which many view as annoying to take care of and harmful overall to the survival of the species. Spawn Vampires:
Progeny of Elder and Prime vampires created via drained mortals whose will and constitution were rather weak. They maintain their intellegence but are a shadow of their former selves with nothing more than the want to serve their sire in any way shape and form. They barely recall their previous lives and wish not to return. They will become violent if anyone tries to separate them from their sire. Rabid Spawn Vampires:
Progeny that have gone mad either due to a blood ritual or through a simple break in sanity. This vampire is insatiable and constantly hungers for blood. While there are few groups that can maintain their composure and act similarly to a lesser vampire and are known as "Blood Reavers", that is only due to the large amount of blood they have consumed over their lives to get to that point and normally, they would have to drink from someone very powerful to maintain their sanity. Normally, rabid vampires are considered a nuisance and are immediately killed upon creation or sight as resources for the already sane Blood Reavers.
The Trueborn VampireWhile the term vampire exists in the name, the term is not used to refer to those that have souls and to call one straight to their face even after they've identified themselves to you is an insult. Trueborn Vampires:
Created and given life to live in this world by the gods, the Trueborn Vampire are those that are soul-touched and as such have the ability to daywalk. Bloodborn Vampires:
Progeny of Trueborn vampires, they maintain their soul and intelligence during their turning but are still bound to their sire. However, it is easy for them to become their own indivudal as the sire Trueborn may break the bond through a short meditative ritual.