Soren was born into a rare group of Lahmians who were trained from birth to become members of the Lahmian Elite Gaurd of which is the most prestigious military unit in the Kingdom of Lahmia at the time. His time in the Elite Gaurd would be short as shortly after he became a member the Lahmian Kingdom came under assault during the Fall of Lahmia. He fought alongside his master in Abhorash, but had moved away for a time to defend a gatehouse and it was during this that the city begin to fall, and he was overwhelmed by Nehekhara soldiers. Near death he was changed into a Vampire by Abhorash, and followed him as the Lahmian vampires fled northward. During the time of the Vampire stay in Greece it would be Soren who traveled to the Italian capital of Rome and during his time there he turned many Vampires alongside his nest of Vampires who accompanied him including Publius Tiferis of whom would eventually fall in love with the Vampire Lena Rehner. A monumental moment for him would be the murder of a Dragon by his master Abhorash and following this the realization that his master no longer needed human blood to survive the disease of their kind. He left on a mission from his master to defeat a Dragon, and it didn't take him long before he discovered one hiding in the mountains of the Grey Mountains of Westros. He fought the Dragon with everything he had but found himself bested by the Dragon and nearly killed. He discovered the Dragon chased him across the landscape west of the mountain in an attempt to get its revenge, and Soren was forced to deal with the Draknoids that the Dragon was protected by as well. His fight with the Dragon would finally end when a group of men came across the fight and would intervene and kill the Dragon. Seeing his prey gone and the chance of draining it gone, Soren took all his anger out on the humans and he would annihilate the entire force over the course of several weeks. Viktor Dammak would lead the Blood Dragons against the rebellious members of the Strigi relunctantly, and alongside the others would massacre the hundreds of innocent peasents of Strigi in an act that horrified Sonja and left Abhorash infuriated that his men had been tricked into killing so many innocents by Queen Neferata.
- "My whole life I trained for a moment that none of us ever thought would happen. You train under the silent belief that you won't ever face the destruction of your people, but thats the exact thing that happened to us following the murder of Jesus."
Soren was born Manalous Manetolow and he grew up as a member of the Lahmian elite gaurd, which was a military unit in Lahmia trained from birth to be completely unquestionably loyal to the Kingdom of Lahmia. During his training he was singled out many times for his extreme skill, and this helped push him to one of the earliest promotions into the Elite Gaurd in its history. While in the unit he fought in various conflicts alongside his brothers, and it was during these conflicts that he would gain a relationship with Abhorash and a relationship with him is one that few have.
Fall of Lahmia
Main Article : Lahmia
- "The Glistening palace of our people burned those nights. It all burned over the death of one man. Or one god. I've never been quite clear about what Jesus was."
- "The fight was utterly hopeless but its not a soldiers job to analyze the chances of victory. A soldiers job is to stand on the walls and die for every inch of ground the enemy wants to take."
During the escape of Lahmia, Soren was finnally defeated by numerous Nehekhara soilders, and was mortally wounded. He managed to drag himself away and prepared for death to meet him. Before he could die, he was discovered by Abhorash who had been looking for him, and when he saw Soren wounded he immediatly gave him the Kiss of Death, and through this turned him into a Blood Dragon.
Main Article : Vampire-Mycenaean War
| Vampires on the Run|
It was an entirely different world, and it took me a long time to get used to the fact that I couldn't just openly expect the people to follow me. The lands of Greece were pleasant enough, but I really just wanted to see Vashenesh smile again, and I was willing to try anything in order to make that happen.
With her forces managing to reach the small port of Hashin they captured the fleet present there and coralled the survivors northward towards Greece. When the group landed in Greece they numbered around 2,500 and in this way they were a rather powerful group. In Greece the vampires would at first attempt to devise a plan where in they could raise an army and take back Lahmia of which Angelica was noticeably silent on this plan. As Abhorash planned to retake Lahmia news came into the greek plains that the Empire of Nehekhara had sacked the capital of Lahmia and was garrisoning the entirety of the kingdom. With this news the vampires followed the lead of their queen when they accepted that the Kingdom of Lahmia was lost to them for now. While the Vampire Court of Lahmia was staying in Greece planning their next moves it would be the anger that many felt over thier defeat in Lahmia and being forced to live in a foreign land that would lead to much of the court including Angelica Neferata to start losing themselves in the blood lust they felt. As this violence escalated and Godrick and the other sensible Vampires of the Lahmia court saw no other options it would be Godrick that left the court in disgust for their behavior and traveled northward where he stayed for some time in Denmark. Anai Heretee would during the time of the Vampire Court staying in Greece would fall in love with the young Greek Prince Fadil Heretee of whom unwilling to move on without him would turn him into a vampire but put the blame on one of her pregeny of whom she then betrayed and killed playing herself as the savior of Fadil."We spent a long time in Greece, and during this time I drifted farther away from the morality that I had once known as I accepted the words of Hercuso that we were now gods. He made me believe that human lives were completely useless and were ours to do with what we wanted. I didn't realize that every life I took in the brutal manner I did drover my love farther away from me. I didn't realize that he was disapointed in me or I would have stopped immediatly."
The vampires spent nearly 45 years in the Greek mainland where they went from city state to city state menipulating them into financing, and supplying the vampires with huge wealth. After 45 years they moved northward where they moved through Estalia, and then settled in the Dol Amroth mountain of Dania for many decades. In Dania they waged conflict with the mountain goblins, and acumulated more wealth through raiding the rich Dol Amroth lands.
Vampires in Italy
During the time of the Vampire stay in Greece it would be Soren who traveled to the Italian capital of Rome and during his time there he turned many Vampires alongside his nest of Vampires who accompanied him including Publius Tiferis of whom had fallen in love with the Vampire Lena Rehner.
The Founding of Weerhousen
Main Article : Weerhousen
| The Founding of Weerhousen|
We are the true gods of this world. We need to show the world what the gods of this world are capable of. Today we stop. Today we take ourselves a new home.
With their new home chosen the Lahmians begin to look at expanding outside their own fortress of Lahmia City where they had made their home base and out into the regions around the city. This expansion was ordered by Queen Neferata of whome while being the figure head of the expansion was delegating the tasks of the actual operation to her Dukes of which Abhorash, and Ushoran would take the lead in this way. The two devised a plan where in Ushoran would use diplomacy and skilled civil management in order to annex different areas that were in the area, and while this was going on Abhorash was preparing the military of the Lahmians in order to militarily defeat the humans if they resisted. In the area there were only two major forces of resistence in the form of the Dutchy of Krieger, and the Confederacy of Gregior of which the Dutchy of Krieger was rumored to be quite powerful and led by an effective leader in House Krieger. While Ushoran moved towards the Confederacy of Gregior he sent Vashenesh and Hercuso to the Dutchy of Krieger where he hoped they could get them to submit easily and avoid any bloodshed. He would also send Fadil Heratee to the realm of Ravensburg where he would be ordered to meet with the leadership of that region in House Constein.
Confederacy of Gregior
Main Article : House Gregior
The Confederacy of Gregior was built around its powerful House Gregior of whome controlled a large tract of a region east of Lahmian City, and they also had a vassal Kingdom in the city state of Crailsheim which provided them with economic, and manpower to fuel their growing realm. When Ushoran arrived in the Kingdom he was quick to buy off sell swords, and other people with swaying loyalty and from these people he learned of whom the power brokers were in the realm of which every person seemed to direct him towards House Gregior and its charismatic heir Breven Gregior. Ushoran was very impressed when he met Breven and he realized very quickly that he could save thousands of lives if he were to convince Breven to simply take his people and join with the growing Kingdom of Weerhousen. Ushoran used the only tool he had at his disposal after his bribary was rejected when he threatened to kill the entirety of House Gregior if he was not listened to. Breven called his bluff and Ushoran reluctantly heeded the words of W'Soran who told him he would make Breven understand that they meant business when they were discussing matter. W'Soran would absolutely annihilate nearly half of House Gregior after he and several of his Nechrarch Vampires used Magi to warp in demons to attack and kill members of House Gregior. Following this event the two would meet again and Breven realized what he was dealing with and he allowed the annexation of the Confederacy into the Kingdom of Weerhousen.
Ravensburg was the area that Fadil Heretee was sent to in order to pacify and bring the city state of Ravensburg into the fold. He discovered upon arriving in the region that it was very poor, but its most pressing issue was dealing with the constant raids and invasions from the Trolloc dominated forests to the south. Fadil spent nearly two months building up support amongst the populated southern towns, and villages and his growing army prepared itself to invade the Trollocs. The next time the Trollocs invaded into Ravensburg land the army of Fadil was prepared and waiting for them, and the Trollocs were massacred on such a level that the people of Ravensburg begin to clamor for him to enter a control position within the council of Ravensburg. As he and his army made their way north towards Ravensburg they were opposed by a large force led by the towns leaders who feared his influence. The two armies would maneuver themselves for some time while Fadil waited for his reinforcements to arrive in the form of Soren from the Blood Dragons of whom arrived a week later and made his way to the city of Ravensburg which was now undefended and took control of the town under the banner of Fadil's army. With their city in their enemies hand and the people now obsessively in love with Fadil the army of the town begin to desert in massive numbers until three days after the fall of Ravensburg the army was a skeleton force and Fadil would surround the remainder with his force. No quarter would be offered these men and the remainder were massacred and their holdings and wealth distributed to those houses, and individuals that had not joined them and left Ravensburg.
Dutchy of Krieger
Main Article : House Krieger
House Krieger was always going to be the section of Weerhousen that gave them the most trouble as it had a solid, and powerful army that was led by the effective and honorable House Krieger. The conversion of this land would begin when Vashenesh, and Hercuso crossed the border with many of their Vampire Bloodline and made their way to the capital of Krieger. When they arrived on the outskirts they were way lade by the town guard of whom said they could not enter and that a series of tents would be set up so that the council of Krieger could meet with them. Vashenesh accepted this and prepared to lead his men to the area they were told to wait, when all of a sudden Hercuso became agitated about this supposed insult and raised his weapon at the guard commander.
| The Trolloc War|
These beasts are the only things standing between us and our destiny. I will not allow some creatures barely above cattle to slow the progress my people have made, and because of that I want them ruined. Leave no trace of them. Destroy their homes. Destroy their people. Destroy the very memory of them.
War with the Trolloc
See Also : Krax
With the Vampires staking claim to regions in Weerhousen it was only a matter of time until they upset the massive Trolloc population of the area. As the vampires extended their influence, the Duke W'soran begin massacuring villages and settlements of Trolloc in his constant search for subjects. This got to such a point that the Trolloc of the region begin marshalling under a particularly powerful Trolloc named Krax. Krax beggining raiding local human villages and towns of W'soran, but this was the wrong area to try and insite retribution from since W'soran cared little if anything for the region. As the attacks continued the Trolloc begin spreading to other regions, and attacked a village controlled by the Duke Abhorash. This would be the moment where the attacks of Krax would finally meet resistence as the forces of Abhorash marsheled themselves to destroy the attacking Trollocs.
Battle of Hornish Village
Seeing his servants under attack and a chance for war, the brilliant Abhorash marshaled his army and moved to the village. When he arrived at the village, he found only a small attack force, and was at first disappointed by the little force arrayed against him. As he approached closer though his force was quickly surrounded by the total Trolloc force. Abhorash's army was surrounded by a Trolloc force that outnumbered his by 4-1, but this only egged him on and he pulled his forces in and prepared to withstand the coming attack.
Abhorash was correct and the Trolloc did simply charge the Blood Dragon force.
Main Article : The Battle of Gurt
The war with the Trolloc of Weerhousen appeared to be going without a hitch, and it wasn't until a massive army of Trollocs ambushed Queen Neferata that they realized they were in a very hostile land. While travelling from Lahmia City to Krieger the convoy was ambushed by a large force of Trolloc. The convoy was moving with Queen Neferata, Vashenesh, Hurcuso, and a number of Vash Consteins vampires, so they were almost cocky in their arrogance. The vampires had traveled throughout Europe in the shadows and had been doing whatever they wanted, and this had blinded them to fact that they could be killed. Ushoran said it best later on.
"The Queen had taken us throughout Europe, and in those hundreds of years we had killed mountains of people, and stolen an endless amount of things. All this had been done in the shadows. In the secretive way of our lives, the Queen and the rest of them forgot that we could be killed."
Vashenesh fought by the side of the Queen, and he held the carriage for more then twenty minutes against nearly two hundred Trolloc, as the convoy was slowly wiped out he became more and more surrounded until finally during the end the Trollocs were slashing him on the back as he couldn't get around to fight all of them. Finally a large Trolloc came in and was able to defeat the severely weakened Vashenesh and kill him with a brutal slash across the neck which left him nearly decapitated. The Battle itself would end with the deaths of every vampire and human gaurd in the convoy except for the Queen and Hurcuso. When the Queen saw her beloved Vashenesh lying dead in front of her surrounded by dozens of Trolloc that were trying to kill her, she wept tears of blood. It is a very notable thing that in a battle that involved her husband, and much of her retinue she spent the entire post battle holding the body of Vashenesh and didn't even go looking for her husband Hercuso who had somewhat fled the battle in order to survive.
It was only out of luck that W'Soran arrived and was able to resurect Vashenesh that saved him from death, and Queen Neferata from madness.
| First Weerhousen-Alcase War|
Why do you come here human. Do you believe so strongly in your dragon gods that you dare come into the lair of a people who have lived longer then you could possibly imagine. Come inside human. Come inside and meet your maker.
First Weerhousen-Alcase War
Main Article : First Weerhousen-Alcase War
Searching for a Dragon
Main Article : Weerhousen
A monumental moment for him would be the murder of a Dragon by his master Abhorash and following this the realization that his master no longer needed human blood to survive the disease of their kind. He left on a mission from his master to defeat a Dragon, and it didn't take him long before he discovered one hiding in the mountains of the Grey Mountains of Westros. He fought the Dragon with everything he had but found himself bested by the Dragon and nearly killed. He discovered the Dragon chased him across the landscape west of the mountain in an attempt to get its revenge, and Soren was forced to deal with the Draknoids that the Dragon was protected by as well. His fight with the Dragon would finally end when a group of men came across the fight and would intervene and kill the Dragon. Seeing his prey gone and the chance of draining it gone, Soren took all his anger out on the humans and he would annihilate the entire force over the course of several weeks.