The following is a background into the vast world of vampires.
(If you would like to learn more about the story’s context, including vampire classes and abilities, read on. If not, enjoy the chapters ahead. Thank you!)
Rena and Rachel Florea live in a world inhabited by vampires whose deadly virus may wipe humans off the face of the planet.
Moroi are the most powerful vampires with superior magical abilities:
They are descendants of the oldest bloodlines of vampires.
Moroi’s venom contains the V virus, which can be injected into victims if they choose to do so.
Victims infected with the V virus will experience extreme pain before eventually succumbing to death. The V virus is powerful enough to end the existence of humans and can even trigger Dhampir’s dormant side, giving them a whole new level of power and strength.
Moroi’s eyes are blood orange.
There is a special blood ritual called “Vampyra.” Moroi have been using this blood ritual as an experiment to gain control over humans and turn them into Moroi, but they have found that it does not work as intended. (Moroi are the only ones who know about this dangerous ritual.)
Moroi are hosts for the V Virus, with 100% of the virus in their bodies. (Highly toxic).
Moroi are extremely difficult to kill because they can heal, erase memories, and use compulsion, along with increased senses. (Moroi can control humans by commanding “Esti sclavul meu”. This means “You’re my slave” in Romanian).
As part of their plan to maintain powerful bloodlines, Moroi strictly marry only other Moroi.
Moroi have extensive knowledge of magic, combat, and lore.
Dhampirs are half-human/half-vampire with intermediate magical abilities:
Dhampirs appear to be born as humans, but they also have 50% of the V Virus in their venom.
Dhampir’s vampire side can be awakened in two steps known as “Valprya”:
1) Dhampirs must be bitten by a Moroi. Moroi must inject their venom into Dhampirs bloodstream.
2) Dhampirs must drink human blood to complete their Dhampir transformation, otherwise they will slowly die.
If Dhampirs don’t follow through with Valprya, they will remain human, with a dormant vampire side. (Abilities such as speed, magic, and even their fangs will mostly never appear).
Even if Dhampirs do not go through with the Valprya they will still feel a strong urge to drink human blood, known as bloodlust, as they are half-human and half-vampire.
Most Dhampirs are forced to complete Valprya by their families, or their bloodlust drives them to do so.
All Dhampirs eyes remain red (crimson) no matter how little or how much they maintain their hunger. (For twin Dhampirs, they are born with rare gray eyes that shift into crimson depending on their hunger.)
When Dhampirs are vulnerable physically and mentally,
Moroi are able to manipulate them.
Dhampirs can perform mind control (compulsion is possible with the right training and learning of their abilities).
When a Moroi and a human have a baby, a Dhampir is born. (Only a few exist).
As a Dhampir’s power activates, their senses improve: they have enhanced hearing and smell as well as powerful strength, speed, healing, and warping abilities.
Dhampirs’ fangs appear and have a slightly weaker V virus version but can still harm humans.
Dhampirs have a basic knowledge of magic, combat, and lore.
Humans or Mundanes are non-vampires/non-magic:
Humans could instantly die if a Moroi or Dhampir inject their venom with the virus into their bloodstream. Vampires are able to manipulate humans into doing their dirty work.
Human eyes are brown, green, blue, or hazel in color. (Normal)
Human bodies can’t handle the V virus or any version of it.
Scientists have discovered the V virus in dead corpses’ blood, but many have no idea what it is or where it came from.
Humans who know about the V virus try to keep it secret or are viewed as delusional when speaking of their sightings. (Scientists, doctors, and law enforcement such as the FBI and special agents seek answers.)
Most humans know nothing about vampires, their magic, combat, or lore.