Vampire

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Vampires hang out in Escrow at night and around the Magpyr Castle. They autoattack, use delayed pursuit and have stat-draining venom.

Killing a vampire turns it into a pile of white ash, and everything it was wearing or carrying falls to the ground.

Names

The following, in Escrow, are vampires:

  • beautiful women
  • handsome men
  • slim women
  • slinky girls
  • vampire of <name>
  • young men

Vampirification

When someone is killed by a vampire, their corpse becomes a vampire shortly after the last item of inventory (including money) is retrieved from it. They are called a vampire of <name>. This applies to both player and npc corpses.

The corpse has an extra line added to it:

It seems to be twitching slightly, almost as if it's still alive.  You probably shouldn't get too close.

It also gives off chats ("The corpse of a brawny man twitches slightly.") and cannot be buried.

These corpses will also become vampires once they reach the point where they would normally decay all the way. (At least, this is true for npc corpses.)

Warning

Vampires can kill a new character within one round:

The land is lit up by the eerie light of the full moon.
This is a rather quiet and empty street that weaves its way through Escrow. A dark building that reeks of spilt beer stands to the west, while to the east stands a large home nestled in between several others. The street leads off darkly to the north and the south.
It is a cool secundus summer's night with almost no wind and some puffy clouds.
There are three obvious exits: north, south and west.
A slinky girl is standing here.

The slinky girl moves aggressively towards you!
The slinky girl cuts your right foot into small pieces with her claws.
The slinky girl cuts your right leg into small pieces with her claws.

Someone says: MY, WE'VE BEEN A BIT CARELESS, HAVEN'T WE? SHALL WE POPPADOM TO THE NEXT DIMENSION?

In Escrow, they turn into mist and run away when they notice that the sun has risen. Note, however, that they may not notice that it's become daytime until someone actually enters the room or looks into it, so there may still be vampires around after sunrise--and they may get a hit in before disappearing.