Feared by most, loved by some. Discover the origins of the Vampire.
Thousands of years ago, the mighty Bartbarod kingdom thrived near what is known today as Macedonia. The royal family held a strict bond with each other, maintaining a pure bloodline for centuries, until a genetic mutation nearly wiped them out in 1000 BC. The few who survived the mutation lived in hiding and continued to pass on their blood, breeding a race that would come to be known as vampires.
Around 200 BC, this tribe of mutants was discovered by other humans deep within in the Crelle Forest. They possessed inexplicable powers and were initially feared by "normal" humans. Their existence was tolerated, but only reluctantly so. Fear and mistrust grew between the two peoples.
As time passed, members of both tribes forgot their fears and a new race of half-breeds were born. Their population grew quickly, causing the pure-blooded vampires to grow wary. The ruler of the Vampires at this time, Lord Vlad, decided he had had enough. He would once and for all eliminate the impurities that threatened the existence of his people and declared war against humans and half-breeds alike.
After the Black Plague had swept through Europe in 14th century, the great witch Philistia assembled the Hermetic Association of the Golden Seal, a unification of small rebel groups to fight against Lord Vlad's vampire army. All records tell that her rebels were successful and stories of Vlad faded into legend...