Dawn of the Heavenly Ancestors
A study of vampires by: Merlin Ambrosius
A study of vampires by: Merlin Ambrosius
An Introduction to Heavenly Ancestors
Long ago, people believed vampires are an amalgam of the living dead that transcended into a darker form or had conformed into a curse. They feast on the essence of life, blood which is a source of mana that’s heavily concentrated and yet favored by the entire race. Before they were vampires, they were travelers and great ancestors who lived for over thousands of years and perhaps even before life began. To the common folk, they were vampires, to the church they were demons but in actuality they are the True Ancestors that travel across the heavens, those who feed on natural energies in order to maintain their existence. It was believed that they were what remain of a planet that had long died and deprived of magical power, a power much stronger than one in Nazo. It was unknown whether these beings are actual deities or spirits before assuming mortal form.
The will to live an eternity was the long standing wish of the vampire race, well at least a primary goal and only inhabiting a planet to call home is a second. The Heavenly Ancestors were not classified as Divine Spirits much like how the Gods were, rather they are considered “Planetary spirits”, extensions of the world in order to create a certain balance and eliminate all threats that would doom the host planet. If Gaia cannot resolve and prevent its own doom, these ancestors serve as a last resort in order to finish what Gaia could not. Most of the Heavenly Ancestors take form of “The Moon” but not all moons are actually Heavenly Ancestors themselves, some are just clumps of rocks that so happen to take spherical form or rather they assimilate into it. They are the main and natural causes of planetary events that happen on earth much like the rise and fall of tides, including the behavior of many different species of fauna.
Should a vampire exist in a planet, proves evidence that the moon itself is a heavenly ancestor.
Classifications of Heavenly Ancestors
Primarily the Heavenly Ancestors never came to claim the lives of humans in such methods common vampires would, the root of an Ancestor’s bloodlust is normally psychological rather than physical. There was primarily two classes of Heavenly Ancestors:
TYPESThe planetary spirits that supports all life and energy in a planet, much like nature, they are natural forces with powers that surpass even the Gods themselves. TYPEs may vary from celestial bodies or a form of “Will” and is the parent of all True Ancestors. The most common appearances for TYPEs are usually the moon that orbits the host planet, as such being a support system of the host planet; they are mainly responsible for enforcing natural forces such as the low-high tides of the sea, or the sudden changes of whether, Biological evolution, the behavior of different species of Fauna and how life developed.
Its rare for a TYPE to even have a mortal form or rather having to succeed of creating one for themselves. However not all TYPEs can act as a support system for a planet but also a grave threat; simply an individual entity that can be completely hostile and would destroy all life in a planet. Hostile TYPEs may come in a form of Meteors in an attempt to attack and destroy a planet just to feed off the life that it took afterwards but such Types can be unsuccessful with this method. Should a Hostile Type have a form, would spell a great doom for the world and would be even far worse than a calamity.
All TYPEs who would have mortal forms will always have weak traits of vampires and little bloodlust.
True AncestorBeings much similar to TYPEs however they are not classified as spirits but rather as beings even though they are a mix of both Heavenly and Planetary spirits. They are the ones solely responsible for resolving and preventing planetary doom manually. True Ancestors are those with actual forms unlike the TYPEs, more or less most True Ancestors takes form of fauna and even humans. Dragons to them were like Lions or transcendent beasts that need to be tamed. In comparison to the Gods, the Ancestors were Aristocrats and the difference between Gods and Ancestors was that Gods were pure beings of the Earth. This doesn’t mean that all True ancestors surpass these beings.
How is it that they started to attack humans? The answer is simple and that is because humans were seen as a natural threat to the planet.
DescendantsIn addition to Planetary Contract, TYPEs are privileged to feed off some of its energies in order to maintain existence; blood was somewhat favored as they were life itself at least to the True Ancestors. True Ancestors choose a selected few humans to become their containers, “Food sources” that are kept alive so that they’d generate blood. They were also considered as their natural servants, humans that gained immortality in exchange for such fate. Both shared the same mission into preventing internal planetary doom but the humans who gained immortality were then abused and thus a rebellion against the ancestors started.
Because of the way they were abused, they decided to rebel against the True Ancestors. They were then called “Descendants”. Descendants are those though not as powerful as the True Ancestors themselves, they inherit the concept of their own power and characteristics but not to the fullest. Should a Descendant devour a True Ancestor, they would become one and ascend to an even higher class of being. One of the inherited powers they gain from the True Ancestors was the natural ability of “reproducing their own kind” which lead to the creation of Vampires, the blood sucking monsters society has come to know today. To vampires, Descendants are their progenitors and their masters, should a Descendant die, all those who were bitten by the Descendants also die themselves excluding for a Vampire that’s treated as the Descendant’s successor and in that case the Vampire evolves into a Descendant and inherits their powers and their characteristics.
But through such method is the reason why Vampires tend to kill of their progenitors. Though Vampires are independent of their progenitors, most of them can never deny their masters but vampires with an insane magical potential may completely overthrow a Descendant to the point that rebelling to them would be easy but those were considered as special cases.
Overall both Descendants and Vampires are those whose bloodlust affects them both physically and psychologically.
The Demon Lords
Demons along with humans were one of the most common and known beings on earth, the church considers them as the amalgams of evil due to their insidious nature. They don’t classify as Gods but they are more or less closer to spirits. Elementals represent the very compositions of the earth, Gods were those who have power and command over their said attributes, spirits are energies with a conscious will or rather the souls of mortals that had long passed.
Demons however were believed to be born after a planet had collided with a hostile TYPE. If that so then one could say the Meteors from the vast space was responsible for their existence, however this was not entirely proven. There were a few theories how this came about:
The First Theory
When a hostile TYPE lands on earth, it dies and much like regular TYPEs they can generate and parent True Ancestors with a drive and lust for blood. Though True Ancestors may come in different forms, they could have adapted to the characteristics of different creatures. Once a TYPE dies, True Ancestors are less powerful and without a parent TYPE, they will conform to the host planet turning into different kinds of organisms and eventually lose their ability to change into another form. In turn they become what we now know as Demons. Demons comes in different classes and forms, however unlike Descendants who’s True Ancestors still has a parent, they can never return to the form of True Ancestors.
True Ancestors that were children of a TYPE supporting the planet vary in personality, some of which would be the most destructive in nature or the most aggressive and its with the cause of aggression that they had abused “Descendants” is the very reason why they had rebelled over the True Ancestors in the first place. Some of them had little tolerance over bloodlust and had no restraint whatsoever. In turn they were no longer True Ancestors rather they were now classified as Demon Lords. Those who are power can cause absolute destruction to life around them, aiming to devour life itself and enslave it. Cain the son of Adam and Eve can be classified as a historical example.
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