The Strigi Bloodline are members of the Church of Lilith the smaller of the two Vampire religions, and are the only Bloodline that are members outside of the Sanguin Bloodline.
The leader of the bloodline is Ushoran of whom is one of only a handful of the leadership of the Strigi Vampires that have not undergone what is known as the Strigi condition. His second tier of commanders are led by Issah Laden, and Ashmad Nabin of whom are tasked with protecting the lands of Strigi and to continue to grow the Bloodline through the transformation of willing terminally ill people of Strigi.
When transforming into a Strigi Vampier, the body undergoes drastic changes due to the rejection of real amounts of Human Blood. In addition to wings sprouting from the back and height vastly increasing, the skin will pale, the eyes will change to an orange-gold hue, and the cheeks will narrow prominently.
The wings grant the ability for much faster movement speed while sprinting and the ability to hover allows the Strigi Vampire to pass effortlessly over bodies of water. In addition, carry weight is ignored, so an over-encumbered Vampire may utilize this form for faster movement.
As a Strigi Vampire, the four stages of vampirism still apply and as more time passes without feeding, the more severe these changes become. In direct sunlight, Strigi Vampires suffer the same limitations, such as stunted and decreased Health, Magicka, and Stamina.
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.
Ushoran always attended every Duke meeting, and on this particular meeting Queen Neferata allowed the floor to W'Soran, and he told the asembled group that a massive army from Anor was being lured to Weerhousen, and they were all going to be destroyed. W'Soran explained how he had specific targets that he needed for experiments but all the rest could be had by whoever wanted them.
Ushoran said nothing and returned to Strigi discusted but not knowing how to change anything.
Following the destruction of the Arnor army led by Jafrey Hemsworth Ushoran had completely hit rock bottom. He wanted to save the people of Weerhousen, but he had no idea how to without destroying his own people in the process.
Civil War in Weerhousen
See Also : Ushoran
"What we've become is a travesty. But the actions that we now commit on a daily basis have turned us into something so dark and twisted that are excistence should be put into question. At a certain point we either evolve or die. There is no room for more evil in this world, and we are becoming the very thing that we once feared back in Lahmia. May god forgive us and take us into his arms."'
Ushoran is the son of Throth Neferata the ancient King of Lahmia and the last KIng of Lahmia before the end of the Neferata Dynasty under his sister Angelica. Ushornan is a Duke of Weerhousen and the leader of the Strigi Vampire bloodline, of whome are known for their casually non-violent behavior and the only bloodlines that are openly killing humans for sport besides the Blood Dragons, and Sanguin Bloodline. Ushoran has two siblings in the form of Katia, and Angelica of which his sister Katia has become one of the leading Vampires in Weerhousen and follows her sisters words to the letter, and his sister Angelica is the Queen of Weerhousen and is reponsible for many deaths including the Man God Jesus.
As a young noble son of the current Pharoah of Lahmia he was not going to be leading anything of importance so he went about helping the people of Lahmia, and improving his reputation in the military. He would travel throughout the poor western half of Lahmia and would become extremely popular amongst the people of the region before he was deployed by his father to command a force on the western border. He would be a huge voice of disention within the Lahmian leadership, but when he was changed into a Vampire he became more loyal to Angelica and the rest of the Lahmia elite believing he could save the people fom within. He failed and the Lahmian Vampires fled north eventually ending up in Weerhousen where he assisted greatly in the founding of Weerhousen. A noble hearted man he has been the lone disenter within Weerhousen when it comes to the calous way they treat their people. Ushoran was willing to look the other way for many centuries but recently Ushoran is starting to finance, and arm movements withing Weerhousen in an attempt to root out Queen Neferata. This has also resulted in his attempting to kill many of the other Vampires there again to weaken his Queen.
See Also : Issah Laden
Issah Laden is a powerful third generation Vampire of the Strigi Vampire Bloodline of which he became after he was turned into a vampire by Ushoran so that he wouldn't die. Issah Laden is rare in that he is one of only two people that Ushoran has ever turned into a vampire and Issah has been basically a son to Ushoran in much the way that Laysha has been a daughter to Ushoran, and Issah views Laysha as his sister as well.
Issah Laden was born into the royal priests of Lahmia during the time of the great House Neferata, and he was a proud follower of the royal family. He grew close to one of the princes in the form of Ushoran and in this way he was the first person that Ushoran told after he was turned into a vampire. Eventually Katia his sister would discover Ushoran had told Issah and in order to force Ushoran to turn Issah into a vampire she would attack him brutally and leave him nearly destroyed, thus in order to save Issah's life Ushoran would turn him into a vampire. Following this Issah remained the only other member of the Strigi Vampires, and he along with Ushoran begin to exhibit the now legendary transformation into the Strigi Vampires, although Ushoran's transformation would stop abrubtly after W'soran would curse him, and thus he reverted to his human like vampire state. Issah would accompany Ushoran back to Lahmia following the exodus to Greece and would watch as Ushoran would change his actual daughter Laysha into a vampire in his only truly selfish moment as he didn't want to lose his daughter.
See Also : Laysha Neferata
Laysha Neferata is a powerful third generation Vampire of the Strigi Vampire Bloodline of whom was changed by her father Ushoran after he refused to allow her to die a human death. Laysha was born the human daughter of Ushoran Neferata of which made her a member of House Neferata. She had one sibling in the form of Rahmed Neferata of whom would die during the fall of Lahmia alongside his mother.
Laysha was born the human daughter of Ushoran Neferata of which made her a member of House Neferata, and in this way she was a member of the royal family while they transformed into a vampire court. She would be hidden alongside her brother and mother by her father Ushoran after he was turned into a Vampire, and thus she escaped alongside her brother and mother the curse of Vampirism for the time that the vampire court was in power in Lahmia. As Lahmia was destroyed by the Empire of Nehekhara she would survive unlike her brother and mother and she would be made a prisoner of war by the vengeful Nehekharians, and she was made into the centerpiece of what was planned to be a massive penguin court blaming everything on her. Her father Ushoran learned of this and returned to Lahmia alongside his best friend Issah Laden and he would turn her into a vampire in order to allow her the chance to live and so that he wouldn't have to live without her.
See Also : Ashmad NabinAshmad Nabin is a fourth generation Vampire of the Strigi Vampire Bloodline of whom was changed into a vampire by Issah Laden in his growing attempt to expand the Strigi Bloodline.
Ashmad Nabin was born into the conquered lands of the Lahmians and was alive during the brief occupation by the Empire of Nehekhara. He would be present during the rescue mission by Ushoran on his daughter and his loyalty to the old royal family led him to help them escape and this led to Issah Laden to turn him into a vampire after he was stabbed through the chest on their escape and would have died otherwise. Carried back to Greece by Issah he would take the form as one of the top commanders within the growing Strigi Bloodline after they took control of their lands in Weerhousen.
|Ishmil Razshe||Strigi Royal Gaurd||Commander of the Strigi Royal Gaurd||Strigi|
|Radin Salim||City Watch Commander||Commander of the City Watch||Strigi|
|Amir Salam||Strigi Royal Guard||Secondary Commander of the Strigi Royal Guard||Strigi|
|Phineas Pardo||Strigi Royal Guard||Secondary Commander of the Strigi Royal Guard||Strigi|
See Also : StrigiStrigi is a very large Frankish city located in the Kingdom of Weerhousen, and the home base of the Strigi Bloodline of the Vampire Court of Weerhousen. The city of Strigi is the second largest city inside the Kingdom of Weerhousen, and its population is by far the most healthy and properous as the Strigi Vampires do not feed on humans out of their code.
Strigi was first founded as a true town by the Empire of Numeron of whom placed it in a position of dominence within the Weerhousen region. Strigi would be sacked twice during the years following the fall of the Empire of Numeron, but each time it was rebuilt. It was conquered by the Lahmian Vampires very easily as it was outside of the larger kingdoms that dominated Weerhousen, and in this way it formed the first capital for the Lahmian Vampires and would remain their capital until the rise of Lahmia City. Under the rule of the Strigi Vampire Bloodline the people of Strigi have become deathly loyal to the Strigi as they have protected them from the dangers that they all know is posed by the more evil of the vampire bloodlines.