Vampire Hunting

You’ll start off with a nice portable briefcase, suitcase or toolbox and then you will transform it into a home for anti-vampire gizmos.  Some of the items that you might deem necessary for you kit are things such as

  • Undead Irritants-like garlic…silver….Britany Spears etc.. 
  • Protective Baubles- amulets, religious artifacts, holy water, etc.
  • Vampire Detectors- things that clue you into a vamp being in the room, like mirrors…though a bloodless corpse is a pretty good indicator.
  • The Killing Device – things that will get rid of the rascals for good such as stakes, liquid sunlight,  etc.

 Don’t forget…the most important aspect of a Vampire Hunter’s kit is that it looks cool (vampires hate a stylin’ Vamp Hunter), so you’ll want to make sure you bring lots of nifty adornments for your stakes, vials, case, etc.

Are you ready to join the Elite League of Vampire Hunters?  If so…prepare to report for duty.

Here are but a few of the possible late night nibblers lurking among us:

Types of Vampires

Homo Wampyrus Lamia

Rael stands astonished doubting his sight, struck by beauty, gripped in fright;

Three vermilion snakes of female face, the smallest motion, filled with grace.

Muted melodies fill the echoing hall, but there is no sign of warning in the siren’s call: “Rael, welcome! We are the Lamia of the pool.

We have been waiting for our waters to bring you cool.”

The Lamia – lyrics by Peter Gabriel

These are demonic vampires from ancient Greece…and earlier.  Watch out…they are shape shifters who can appear in a pleasing guise.  They are seducers and also child snatchers.

  • Best places to find them:
    • Near water
    • Where children play without adult supervision.
    • Tell tale signs
      • Snake-like body when not in disguise (sometimes full snake, sometimes just the lower body}
      • Viper like fangs
      • Snake scales
      • Affinity for streams and bodies of water
    • Protection
      • Silver (annoyance)
      • Silver knife (fatal)
      • Rosemary, salt and fire (fatal)

 Homo Wampyrus Nosferatu

 Graf Orlok: Is this your wife? What a lovely throat.

-Nosferatu – Symphony of Horror

 These are vampires that had a tough time shedding there mortal coil…thus they usually quit physically deformed.   They are more like zombies in many ways…just blood-drinking beasts, with very little finesse.

  • Hangouts:
    • Cemeteries – typically their own grave
    • Dark alleys
    • Rural, dark and sparkly populated areas.  Since they are beastly in appearances they use the cover of night to stalk there prey
    • Often found in areas with much pestilence or disease as a way of disguising the cause of death.
    • Tell tale signs
      • Hideous looking
      • Typically bald
      • Long claw-like hands
      • Front two teeth are sharp fangs.  Rat-like teeth
      • Pointy ears
      • Usually dusty or dirty from sleeping crypts.
      • Extremely pale
      • Never visible during the day
    • Protection
      • Cross (annoyance)
      • Garlic (annoyance)
      • Sunlight –this is the best way for these beasties (fatal)
      • Stake through the heart (fatal)
      • Destroy it’s coffin or prevent it from returning to its grave – these monsters need to sleep on there native soil. (fatal)

Homo Wampyrus Draco

“I could see it under the heavy moustache, was fixed and rather cruel-looking, with peculiarly sharp white teeth; these protruded over the lips, whose remarkable ruddiness showed astonishing vitality in a man of his years.”

Bram Stoker, Dracula

 This type of vampire is closely associated with Count Dracula.  They are the most human like of all vampires and often walk among them.  They are extremely powerful with tremendous powers of persuasion and seduction, thus making them extremely dangerous.

  • Hangouts
    • Nightclubs
    • Dark urban alleys
    • Subway stations
    • Tell-tale signs
      • Canine fangs
      • Pale skin
      • Well dressed, often in clothes that are from earlier eras.
      • Usually wealthy – High intellect and years of immortality have allowed this vampire to acquire vast amount of money
      • No reflection
      • No shadow
      • Can change shape into many things…wolf, bat, mist, younger, older.
    • Protection
      • Religious artifacts, such as crosses, holy water, magic amulets. (annoyance)
      • Garlic (annoyance)
      • Beheading (fatal)
      • Stake through the heart (fatal)
      • Sunlight (annoyance-  usually only weakens…not necessarily kills)
      • Fire (fatal…if the body is thoroughly burned…must be burnt to ashes)

Homo Wampyrus Sauria 

It took us centuries to make them believe that we are no more than just bad dreams. We should give them no reason to suspect.

 -30 Days of Night

 These are vampires who typically don’t mingle in the human world unless hunting.  A close nit vampire clan with there own language and ways.  Extremely violent with a tendency to binge feed…then go for long periods without nourishment. 

  • Hangouts
    • Remote places with little outside contact
    • Places with long days – Russia, Alaska, Nova Scotia.
    •  Cold climates
  • Tell Tale Signs
      • Teeth all pointed like a lizard.
      • Usually blood stains around the mouth due to the ferocity of their attacks
      • Pitch black eyes
      • Unusual accent  and language- they are a clan vampire and have a special language of their own.
  • Protection
    • UV lighting (can be fatal if in large doses_
    • Sunlight (fatal)
    • Beheading
    • Vitamin D (annoyance)

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