Saturday, July 14, 2012
Children of a Lesser Hell-God
Stranger still is a someone who, although bitten, does not transform into a full vampire. Exactly why remains unclear. There seem to be some people who (for some reason) resist the complete change. Certain very powerful vampires seem capable of deliberately creating this bizarre hybrids. One expert, whose exploits regarding such ended up as a film titled Zoltan, Hound of Dracula, coined an accurate term for them. Pseudo-nosferatu. Others call them ghouls. Another source refers to them as carouche. Yet they may perhaps be best known via the most famous such entity.
From these and other clues we may well deduce facts about this odd supernatural creature, neither one thing nor the other. Consider also how the Count of Saint Germain has such a servant, well-treated, even a friend. Yet dependent upon the vampire.
2. Pseudo-nosferatu evidently need to remain in the proximity of at least one vampire. One almost never hears of one by themselves--and when they are, their efforts to bring a vampire near them are ceaseless.
3. The pseudo-nosferatu has a will that has been enthralled to that of another. Indeed, they behave much as a drug addict would if their opiate-of-choice could walk around, think, act on its own agenda.
4. One of the distinguishing characteristics of the pseudo-nosferatu is that they feed on "lesser" lives. Animals or insects usually.
5. Lacking nearly all the weaknesses of a true vampire, a pseudo-nosferatu possesses but one power in common with the true undead. They are stronger than a normal human being. They may or may not gain extended youth and vigor. But they remain harder to physically subdue and kill than is usual.