#RPG – A Month of Monsters – ‘Hellen’ the Vampire

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This piece depicts a comely female vampire, mid feast.

She calls herself whatever it is she thinks you want her to be called. She seduces mortals with sex, vampires with blood, and she is mostly human herself. ‘Weak blood’ they call her, but she sees it as a strength – the best of both worlds, and as she – chameleon-like – changes her appearance, personality and story she flits from city to city, place to place, Elysium to Elysium slaughtering those who oppose the great Anarch rising while they sleep. In life she was a junkie and a user of men – and women. The blood purged her of her need for drugs, but she still gets a rush from blood and from fooling people.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – William Thomas the Nosferatu Tailor

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This piece depicts a well-dressed, but hideous vampire.

William Thomas was born in the winter of 1897, his mother a seamstress, his father a tailor. A prideful boy with his parent’s artistic flair he often had to prove himself in rough and tumble with the other local boys. In 1914, barely more than a boy, and still feeling the sting of childhood taunts he went to war in the trenches of WWI to serve his country and prove his manhood.

William (never Bill) seemed to lead a charmed life, unscathed while so many people died around him. He brightened up the trenches with paintings and drawings, and darned socks and fixed uniforms for his fellow soldiers, making him much loved (if often made fun of) That luck finally came to an end at Ypres in 1917 when he has engulfed almost directly in concentrated mustard gas.

William’s blisters covered most of his body and became horribly infected. He was bed-bound for years but never lost his upbeat attitude or appreciation of beauty, painstakingly painting and sewing over months with trembling, blistered, raw fingers.

After years of this, he was tracked down by an officer, Captain Jonathan Carstairs, he had served with, now a vampire, seeking to retain his links with his humanity. Finding William in such a state he took pity on him, reasoning that – already disfigured and yet well-adjusted – he would adapt well to his transformation. Carstairs was not wrong.

Even disfigured, William was – now fit – able to return to his family, using the half-truth of his flayed skin as an excuse to live a nocturnal life, out of the sun. He inherited his father’s tailor’s shop and employed his brother (and later his nephew and grand-nephew) to run the store by day, while he ran his own unique service by night.

William has mastered his art in the intervening years and his family are in on his secret. He holds himself apart from the politics of other vampires and the Thomas Tailor store is granted a unique status as neutral ground and a permanent elysium, a safe place for vampires – of any sect – to engage William’s skills, in exchange for blood.

William has innovated with threads and coating that resist blood, that resist bullets (while retaining a fashionable and tailored line) and he has even begun to experiment with more supernatural materials, worthy of his skill.

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#RPG – A Month of Monsters – The Bestial Vampire

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This piece depicts a bestial vampire.

These creatures are poor wretches, given the gift of blood too late to be fully brought back to life or left to starve until their wits have left them. They are now little more than animals, driven only by a thirst for blood, a hunger for flesh and an instinctual hatred for the sunlight, fire, holy places and running water – though their bestial nature makes them immune to some of the more traditional banes of vampires. Elder vampires and necromantic experimenters sometimes use them as guard dogs, their keen senses and animalistic instincts making them excellent guards and a violent deterrent to tomb robbers.

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#RPG #TTRPG #WeirdHookMonth – Red Meat

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The Hook

Vampires aren’t as glamorous as you hoped. Rather than blood, it’s a matter of gulping down raw human meat. Freshly turned you’re inducted into ‘the family’ who run a crematorium where the bodies never reach the fire. Some relatives are getting suspicious and you need a plan ‘B’.

Suggested Systems

Blood, Nightlife, World of Darkness.

Art by Tony Skeor

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