Vampire Abilities Index

This page contains the abilities the separate vampire bloodlines have honed over generations, powers that are fueled by the blood they drink. Vampires active in up to three eras may have access to one power available to their bloodline, those active in four may choose two, and those truly ancient vampires active in five eras may choose three.

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Astral Projection

Available To: Jiang Shi

Ability Description: The vampire is able to leave her body behind while her spirit is elsewhere. As long as the vampire is able to concentrate, she can use her mind to move to another location while unseen, unheard, and unable to interact with anyone or anything. The vampire’s body is particularly vulnerable in this state, and she can become separated from it if attacked.

Emotion Drain

Available To: Jiang Shi

Ability Description: The vampire is able to drain all happiness from the target as long as he is able to maintain focus. This ability works similar to that of a Dementor, and can linger for up to one minute after the vampire’s focus is broken.

Ianna’s Song

Available To: Abha Iblis

Ability Description: The vampire is able to emit a screech-like noise that stuns and dazes her target for up to one minute after she has ceased her song.

Illusion Casting

Available To: Croatoan, Fleur du Sang, Ramanga

Ability Description: The vampire is able to create a small illusion, such as making something appear out of the corner of someone’s eye or making it look as if something is there that is not.

Intoxicate

Available To: Abha Iblis, Fleur du Sang

Ability Description: By maintaining eye contact, the vampire is able to entrance his victim. This enchantment lasts up to a minute from when eye contact is broken and puts the target in a relaxed daze.

Mist Form

Available To: Jiang Shi, Nosferatu

Ability Description: The vampire is able to take on the form of a cloud of mist to move from one place to another. This does not render her immune to any effects of heat or sunlight, and she is not invisible. This effect lasts only as long as the vampire is able to concentrate, and she is not able to speak while in this form.

Persuasion

Available To: Croatoan

Ability Description: The vampire is able to persuade the target to take fairly basic suggestions as long as he is able to retain the target’s focus. This is not a mind control ability, however, and will break if the vampire cannot remain focused enough on the target.

Sandshaping

Available To: Abha Iblis

Ability Description: The vampire is able to control sand and shape it into any form for a brief period of time. As soon as the vampire loses focus the sand will return to its original shape.

Shadow Walking

Available To: Croatoan

Ability Description: The vampire is able to step from one shadow to the next while using them as cover. This ability will falter if the vampire steps directly into daylight rather than from one shadow to the next.

Shapeshifting

Available To: Nosferatu, Ramanga

Ability Description: The vampire holds an ability similar to the wizarding animagus ability but is able to transform into any mundane animal no larger than a bear. This ability only lasts as long as the vampire is able to retain focus on her form. Other vampiric abilities are not available while shapeshifting, and the vampire cannot feed while in this form unless she has shifted into an animal that would otherwise consume blood.

Stone Form

Available To: Abha Iblis

Ability Description: The vampire is able to harden his skin until he appears as a statue for as long as he retains focus and remains still. This is easier if the vampire has recently fed and is impossible if he has ignored his thirst for more than a handful of nights.

Talons of the Beast

Available To: Ramanga

Ability Description: The vampire is able to shift her hands into grotesque claws or grow her nails out like talons. When used as weapons, these claws are particularly vicious and are not often used unless the vampire has little regard whether her victim lives or dies.

Teleportation

Available To: Fleur du Sang

Ability Description: The vampire disappears and reappears elsewhere, with only a slight breeze to mark his passing. Unlike when wizards apparate, the vampire does not create any noise, and there is no risk of splinching. He only needs to think of his destination and will himself there. The vampire cannot bring anyone else along with them when teleporting, only inanimate items on his person.

Thought Perception

Available To: Croatoan, Fleur Du Sang, Jiang Shi

Ability Description: The vampire’s victims’ thoughts call out to her. She need only listen. She must maintain focus to hear the surface thoughts of others nearby. Witches and wizards who have trained their minds in Occlumency are as resistant to a vampire’s Thought Perception as they are the mental attacks of a Legilimens.

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