" Its like a parasite writhing within your brain, feeling as if its consuming your mind and soul slowly and in a way that you feel it to the fullest. And thats just the beginning. The regular horrifying screeches and sinister whispers in your mind that occur all day
Transmission & Vectors
The transmitter of vampirism is the Nox sanctus parasite that can be found in colonies in dark places mostly on most federation and alliance controlled planets. These parasites enter the body through open orifices and begin to reproduce and spread to different parts of the body. Each group of parasites is given a specific role on where to go and what to infect. Infection can also occur from touching parasite contaminated things like food, water, air, objects etc.
During the first stage the main and original parasite spreads to the central nervous system of the host and begins to reproduce. It also begins to transmit holy visions to the host warning them of the threat of the breaker and also giving a description of their gifts. The parasite also protects the host from falling into corruption at this stage. This parasite is mostly active on dark and cold nights which explains why they mostly live in colonies in dark and cold places. In conditions of intense heat and sunlight they form a protective shell around themselves and store nutrients within the shell. When the danger has passed they break out of their shells and continue to expand through the hosts body. During this time other nearby Nox sanctus parasites can also detect hosts undegoing transformation and they try to help their brethren in their mission.
During the first stage the symptoms are mostly mental. These consist of holy visions that tells the host about a wide variety of things like the breakers corruption and how to defend against those. They will also begin to feel an irresistible urge to go out and help those in need and do other acts of chivalry and sympathy. The parasite will begin to alter the genetic makeup of the host to be far more durable including the growth of extremely sharp canines, excellent night vision, heightened senses of hearing and smell and also an increase in strength. At this stage the host can be passed off as a normal human. During the second stage the parasite begins to turn the host into a full grown vampire. The canines reach their peak sharpness and their senses become astronomically heightened. The parasites begin to alter the genetic makeup of the host and induce a number of changes like anaerobic cellular respiration, ability to survive in vacuums and depressurized environments for a long period of time, increasing the strength of the host and also strengthening of the bones. Two of the most important features of a vampire are developed in this stage. The first is the development of angel like wings and the growth of claws from the knuckles. These claws are actually bones shaped by the parasites and on top of them is deposited a thin layer of an ultra strong liquid metallic substance that can cut through almost any element known to man. Vampires can use their claws to climb walls and scale surfaces that are inaccessible to the normal humans. The third and final stage of the vampire sees them becoming full blooded vampires with complete development of their wings and claws as well as other vampiric features
The parasite itself is weak to sunlight and high temperatures so these are the preferred methods of the demonic anti vampire squadrons against the vampires. For these reasons the vampires wear thermal resistant armor and wear thick pressurized combat helmets when they go to battle. When in high temperature and sunny conditions the parasites die out and kill the vampire in the process.
All humans can become vampires
Vampires are generally viewed as mortals who have earned Gods trust to the degree that God has gifted them with this wondrous gift. However amongst the vampires themselves it is more of a curse that they long to be rid of due to them having to feed on clean, uncorrupted and pure blood to survive. Some vampires however willingly take upon their mantle and choose to protect the innocent with their powers.
- Chronic, Acquired & Congenital
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