Vampire Class Background:
In 664 (StilLand Calendar), the war with Comte de Kermit had ended 5 years ago. Glancer Kingdom had already stopped searching Netherwind Fort for survivals, but focused on the remote Orcter Battlefiled. When their fight against Chaotic Orcs was heating up, an urgent report from Thunderclap Keep drew all attention back to Netherwind Fort.
The report was written by Brigadier General Philo, the commander of Thunderclap Keep, saying sentinels discovered Netherwind Fort seemingly returned to life and various man-made indications were left around the fort, for example, the special-laid dais, scratched tree trunks, blood-drained beast corpses. All of those could be seen as an omen of the revival of the dead. This report did give Alliance Council a sick headache and the faraway Orcter also engulfed the alliance forces without stop. As desperate Phio Alliance threw all its forces into the Orcter Battlefield, if Comte de Kermit came to life again at that time, the kingdom would be easily torn into pieces with very weak defense. Rumors about Netherwind Fort were flying everywhere for a moment, which made all citizens uneasy. When people felt completely out of their depth, friendly golden dragons gave a helping hand. After discussion, Guide Delasus was willing to go deep into Netherwind Fort and investigate the whole thing.
Half a month passed, the long-awaited golden envoy Delasus came back to Thunderclap Keep and met Phio Alliance together with a mysterious person wearing a black coat. However, anxious people didn’t pay attention to the black man. According to Guide Delasus’ investigation, Comte de Kermit was thoroughly destroyed in the war 5 years ago, having no chance to revive. However, the undead forces under the control of him scattered about Netherwind Fort. Even holy golden dragons couldn’t drive them away.
More frighteningly, a race with extraordinary power rose silently within the five passed years. In the dark and decadent area, soldiers under the command of Comte finally shook off control and regained freedom, but they were changed completely by the power of the dead. They had sharp teeth and claws, deathly pale skin, leather-like body, an uncontrollable desire for blood and inner restless destructive power. Since they lost the protection of Comte, they lost the ability to resist Holy Light, as well. At first, most of reviving soldiers couldn’t endure the primitive desire from the bottom of their hearts, so they degenerated into masters of night just in order to evade light. Fortunately, a few of them stayed reasonable and gradually learnt how to control their desire and accept sunshine. Nevertheless, they still needed to suck blood to maintain life, so they formed a special group and called themselves vampires. Under the lead of their first sheikh, they staved off the threat from both degenerate fellows and Thunderclap Keep until they were discovered by Delasus.
It turned out that the black man accompanying Delasus was just the sheikh of the vampire race called Mica Lucia. She had all characteristics of the vampire race, such as long white hair and pale skin. Equipping black armor, she looked charming and showed an unyielding expression from her eyes. Perhaps that was the reason why she and her people could put through all sufferings and hold up till now. At last, with the aid of Delasus, the vampire race agreed to help Phio Alliance battle against Chaotic Orcs, but Phio Alliance must admit the existence of the vampire race and promised not to launch attacks on vampires.
In 664 (StilLand Calendar), the vampire race, a new force from Netherwind Fort swore to conquer Chaotic Orcs with Phio Alliance. They would fight for light and freedom with the power of the dead.
In the beginning, Quillas, Father of Heaven, awoke from chaos to find that the universe was quite, vast and tedious. He then created thousands of unique worlds and separated them with boundaries. He plucked hair from his body and enchanted them with part of his power to make them gods with different capabilities. These gods were then sent to the different worlds as guardians and builders in his stead. None of these worlds was ever close to perfect and stable. The rise and fall of good and evil forces was breeding conflicts and crises. But Father of Heaven decided this should be the way, and after the order was initially established, he fell into long sleep again.
Our story unfolds in one of these worlds, StillLand, a magic world accommodating various creatures, including humans, elves, dwarves, giants, orcs, dragons, animals and evil forces with tremendous power. There was a short period of quiet time after the worlds came into being, when all forms of life lived in peace and harmony. However, as powers and desires swelled, struggles and conflicts, declared or not, came one after another, numerous wars bestowed different destinies upon the races. Some races vanished, while others rose; some allied with each other, while others continued endless fights; some dwelled atop high mountains, while others lurked into abyss seas…
Life breeds desire, and desire breeds strife.
War has never ceased, neither could it be.
During the past wars, an alliance between humans, wood elves and ravine dwarves, known as Phio Alliance, was gradually formed. Humans living in the world of StillLand established four kingdoms, Glance, Disarn, Weirgburg and Stalla. There are also human factions belonging to none of these kingdoms, like the bandits living on Pandar Prairie, who called themselves Pandar Hawk, and a zealot group known as Purple Twilight.
In the year 148 before StillLand Calendar, the chaotic orcs successfully persuaded the darkcliff dwarves and the gray elves into a sudden strike against the human kingdoms, Glance and Stalla. In consideration of self defense, Disarn and Weirgburg did not dispatch instant reinforcements, which almost led to the fall of their own kingdoms. The horrifying war lasted more than 100 years. In the end, with the help of wood elves and ravine dwarves, the humans drove the evil forces completely out of their territory. Witnessed by wood elves and ravine dwarves, the kings of the four survived kingdoms signed a treaty of alliance on Mount Phio, a holy mountain in the south of StillLand. The treaty stipulates that the kingdoms must form an alliance at war time and offer resource assistance mutually whether at war or in peace time. It also stipulates that upon the age of 14, princes must make a study tour to other kingdoms to promote mutual understanding and friendship.
The peak where the treaty was signed came to be known as Four King Peak afterwards. On that day, the four human kings, together with Iona, Queen of Wood Elves, and Kruel Hammer, King of Ravine Dwarves, blessed the land to celebrate the signing of the treaty. Therefore, the peak was recognized as a holy place by the Phio Alliance, and stationed by senior priests and elite soldiers all year round. In memory of this great moment, the human kingdoms which adopted different calendars in the past, decided to make this year the first year of the StillLand Calendar. The other races, although insisting on their own calendars, gradually came to recognize the universal status of the StillLand Calendar. Eventually, they began to use both the StillLand Calendar and their own to communicate with each other and record history.
After that, all races ushered in an era of peace and rest. There has been no major war since then, despite some minor conflicts.
As ages came and went, history sank into legend.
In the StillLand year of 656, Scott the Redneck, the ambitious young ruler of the chaotic orcs, backed up by the substantial properties inherited from his predecessors, plotted evil against the Phio Alliance for its vast territories, enormous wealth and powerful magic. He has even deployed forces in many places and started spy missions and tentative attacks against the alliance.
Meanwhile, the dark dragons took frequent actions against the humans. Evil and cruel, fark dragons are a mutated brood of dragons born after the ancient war between the dragons, known as Dragon's Cry. They have not only increased the number of their offspring, but also captured some slaves from the other races.
Apart from that, another force, more ancient and evil, is looming in the unseen corners.
While in the human realm, although people seemingly lead a peaceful life, abnormal and strange things often take place here and there. The relentless undercurrents seem to foretell the storms drawing near.
Not long ago, the Kingdom of Disarn has just lost their wise king, who died of old age. The kingdom now is ruled by the prince regent, since the prince is yet too young.
The queen of the Kingdom of Stalla died of a strange disease on her travelling tour, and the beautiful queen newly married to the king, is seemingly in harmony but actually at variance with the princes and princesses.
The eldest prince of Glance, while on his study tour to the other kingdoms following the old tradition, oddly disappeared when travelling across Pandar Prairie from Disarn to Weirgburg. The king of Glance, shocked and furious, offered a generous reward for finding the prince. Disarn and Weirgburg, deeply embarrassed, are doing their utmost to offer their best assistance in the search.
Now, chance has come to you, a young adventurer growing up in Willshire situated in the countryside of Glance, who dreams of becoming a hero every day and night.