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{{vampire}}During the time vampirism has been prominent on Aloria, the Sanguine Curse has had time to mutate and transform into a variety of different [[bloodlines]]. A bloodline is a differing strain of vampirism, packed full of different effects. Most bloodlines stem from the [[Qul'Ess Bloodline]]. Regional migration, cultural growth, and magical or alchemical influence had effects on various strains of these vampires as time passed, allowing a variety populations to mutate into both common and uncommon bloodlines all about Aloria.
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Recently, in 302 AC, [[Wutienda]] made an appearance by causing what many scholars call the [[Great Vampiric Convergence]]. Over the span of a few months, the vice demon [[Malice]] traveled throughout Aloria, working her magic and meticulously spreading the Sanguine Curse to every sentient race she could find. As non-human bloodlines spread—some more subtly than others—with it came changes to the Qul'Ess and the way vampirism worked as a whole. Not many can name the event that changed the future of the curse, but those who experienced its effects still remain bewildered as to how vampirism spread from humans to other races across the world.
 
==Bloodline Creation and Infection==
Bloodlines cannot develop through the mixture of other bloodlines or evolution, but they can assist in the creation of bloodlines. There are two methods for creating a new bloodline: [[magic]] and [[alchemy]]. When magic is involved, it’s usually done by a powerful mage or a set of mages working in tandem. When alchemy is involved, a number of subjects and failed experiments occur before the bloodline can be considered its own distinct creation. [[Vices and Virtues]] have been known to create bloodlines, the most notable being [[Wutienda|Wutienda’s]] [[Great Vampiric Convergence]], where vampirism was spread to all non-human races. Bloodline creation typically takes a manner of years unless the creator is distinctly powerful.
 
Aside from the Universal Vampire Characteristics, the following applies to all bloodlines:
*A bloodline can only affect the racial classification in which it began. Therefore, a human bloodline only affects [[Ailor]], [[Qadir]], [[Ch’ien-Ji]], [[Wulong]], and [[Dwarves]]. The exception to this is the [[Qul’Ess]] bloodline.
**If the Qul’Ess bloodline infests another human, that human will become infested with Qul’Ess.
**If the Qul’Ess bloodline infests a non-human, the non-human will become infested with whichever bloodline is the ‘default’ for the race. For example, a [[Tigran]] would become infested with the [[Sphynx]] bloodline, but a [[Drowdar]] would become infested with [[Kydaer]] since that’s the only bloodline that affects all Nelfin races.
*A bloodline cannot be infected with another bloodline. See [[Bloodlines#Mixing Bloodlines|Mixing Bloodlines]].
*A [[Dark Altar]] can infest someone of any race. During the infestation ritual, they’re required to say the bloodline that they desire. If that bloodline falls under their racial classification, and if the ritual is a success, they will be infested with the named bloodline.
 
Some quick examples of infection:
*'''Humans infecting Humans:''' Since humans have a plethora of [[Vampiric Bloodlines|bloodlines]] they can become infected with, a human infecting another human will pass on the attacker's bloodline to the victim. This means if somebody of the [[Chyga Bloodline]] were to infect another human, that human would inherit that bloodline's traits.
*'''Humans infecting non-Humans:''' The Qul'Ess bloodline is the only bloodline capable of interracial infecting. The victim will receive their own race's default bloodline. If a Qul'Ess infected a [[Dwarf]], the Dwarf would contract the [[Irontooth Bloodline]].
*'''Non-Humans infecting Humans:''' Non-humans cannot infect humans with vampirism.
==Mixing Bloodlines==
Mixing bloodlines as crudely and simply as a vampire feeding off another of a separate bloodline will never result in a change for either vampire. A vampire can only drink the blood of the uninfected, or that of their own bloodline without experiencing a sickening, nauseating taste, however, drinking from one’s own bloodline will provide no nourishment for the vampire. The blood of separate bloodlines simply can not and will not mix. In an already infected individual, the infested bloodline will always overpower the one being introduced into their system. If the blood from two strains of vampirism are mixed physically and given to an uninfected individual, the bloodline of the greater measure will always infest within them, provided both mixed bloodlines are compatible with their race. Even if great care is taken to mix with equal measures, a microscopic bias is all it takes for one bloodline to dominate the other. It is physically impossible to produce a mixture of vampire blood that is completely equal, if such an event were to somehow occur, the victim would just have a split chance of contracting either.
 
==Bloodlines in Regalia==
While knowledge of bloodlines varies between region and bloodlines, the [[Regalian Academy]] only have records of the following three: [[Qul’Ess]], [[Fallisma]], and [[Oggressor]]. Any other bloodlines captured by guards are assumed to be minor mutations of one of the aforementioned three. If the bloodline is incredibly different from the three classified, or from a non-human race, how to treat the vampire is usually up to the arresting-guard’s jurisdiction. While individual scholars may point out the existence of other bloodlines to Regalian officials, without the proper experimentation and study, they cannot officially classify it as its own bloodline.
 
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