|Malice: The God of Night and Darkness that rose in the Era of Prophecies.
Vampire Lords far predate Daughter's of Malice. The first Vampire Lord was said to have been created during the Regal Era of Atalan. Being a privilege to men alone, the title was given to the highest ranking Vampires among the circles of the then God of the Night. Vampire Lords were those wealthy enough to host lands and hold titles. They often ran their own clans and only answered to the God of the Night.
It wouldn't be until Era of Havoc that there would rise someone to challenge the traditions set by several gods prior. Malice Nightmare, rising at the age of 15 to God of the Night, would change the course of everything. He would make room for women amongst his court, and grant them the same powers that had long been granted to men previously.
|Charlotte Keeper (Nee: Defount); the first Daughter of Malice.
Malice accepted and granted any women who rose to Vampire Lord status the name Daughters of Malice. It's a title that has stuck ever since. For the remaining portion of the article (unless otherwise stated) 'Vampire Lord' shall be a term applied to both genders.
The magic used by Vampire Lords are similar to those of Vampires, yet there are some key differences. Vampire Lords do not need to feed - though they can if they wish to grow even stronger. They can walk freely amongst the sunlight for however long they wish. They are less weak to fire, and they can move even faster than a regular Vampire.
On top of this, Vampire Lords are given an extra sense - somewhat like digging in to Divination. They get premonitions in some cases or just the ability to see their enemy's next few moves. With these extra abilities they are also granted inhuman strength and speed. Their seduction skills almost never fail them, and their hypnosis abilities are stronger.
While Vampire Lords are often seen to be Priests/Priestesses of the God of the Night and Darkness, that is not always the case. While all Priests of the God of the Night and Darkness are Vampire Lords, not all Vampire Lords are Priests/Priestesses.
Last Edited: 10/25/17 (LL)