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Adrien de Moulins
29 June 2014 @ 04:57 am
"She had a gun aimed at me, dad. She knew. That's not a conclusion everyone off the street comes to." Nicolae followed Adrien through the darkened house to the kitchen.

The smell of cooking soup filled the kitchen, and Adrien lifted the lid on the pot. He stirred it quickly, then made a face and replaced the lid quickly. "Come taste this, Nicky. I think I may have added too much salt." Adrien stepped away to wash and dry his hands, then took the card from Nicolae as the boy moved to taste the soup. "Right now, Nicky, unless she does something stupid, my major concern is the other vampires that have moved in. They're obviously attracting attention, and I'm pretty sure I've made clear many times in the past that I don't tolerate them staying around for longer than a few days." He frowned at the card, then pulled out his cellphone and dialed the number.

"The soup's fine. So what if a couple vampires are hanging around? What if Tara goes after me or Marie? Huh? I don't think she's just some scared human. I think she's a hunter." He was shouting by the end of his rant, but was cut short as Adrien raised a hand to silence him.

As the phone stopped ringing, Adrien started talking. "Miss McCabe, my name is Adrien Molyneux. You talked to my son, Nicolae, a few days ago. If you'll be available after eight or so tonight, I'd like to discuss a few items I need." Adrien's voice was quiet, calm, with only a hint of a French accent.
Adrien de Moulins
25 June 2014 @ 05:01 pm

The Rest of the de Moulins Household

Trevor Morrison:

Date of Birth: April 14, 1972
Age: 42
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Reddish-brown
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190 lbs
Occupation: Teacher, Social Studies, Tampa Catholic High School
Species: Human

Nicolae Molyneux:

Date of Birth: February 9, 1999
Age: 15
Eye Color: Red
Hair Color: Blond
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 151 lbs
Occupation: High school student, Tampa Catholic High School
Species: Vampire (immature)

Marie Molyneux:

Date of Birth: June 2, 2006
Age: 8
Eye Color: Red
Hair Color: Blond
Height: 4'1"
Weight: 57 lbs
Occupation: Elementary School Student
Species: Vampire (immature)

Adrien de Moulins
24 June 2014 @ 04:50 pm
Adrien de Moulins

At a Glance:

Name: Adrien de Moulins
Alias: Adrien Molyneux
DOB: December 21, 1537
Age: 476
Place of Birth: Moulins, France
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Red
Skin Tone: Pale
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 140 lbs
Build: Lean
Alignment: Evil
PB: Kiefer Sutherland
The shadow self

A dark heart

At a Glance:

Species: Vampire
Fandom: Original Character
Role Plays: Original Sin, Six Word Stories

Occupation: Security Consultant
Member of the Order of the Ruby Serpent

Hobbies: Theater, religion, occult
Languages: French, English, Italian

Location: Tampa, Florida

Sometimes the mirror reflects the darkness inside...
I was born in darkness...

I was born in darkness. There was no light, no promise of forgiveness. Not for any of us. We'd long since abandoned the light, turned our backs on God. Order of the Ruby Serpent, we were called by the Church. Those whose sin was so great that our very blood was cursed by God. We aged but we didn't die. Our bodies withered away, until we were nothing but mummies, and still our blood carried God's wrath. We were hollow wraiths, haunting the darkness, plaguing the nightmares of men. And our curse was spread to our children. And to those we merely touched with our blood.

We were witches and warlocks, sorcerers and enchanters before the curse. We were cursed for consorting with demons. For collecting knowledge not meant for mere men. Forbidden rituals and magic. This knowledge became a balm for our curse. We were always hungry but couldn't eat. Always thirsty, but water was as poison on our lips. The sun was a malevolent force, burning us like the dry tinder our bones and skin became. We were weak, dependent on our servants for our very survival. Then we developed a treatment.

That was four hundred years before my birth. We still had our souls, then. Still had hope of forgiveness. A divine joke, forgiveness. God will leave a man in darkness and agony and dangle that Heavenly Light just out of reach. We chose to remain in the darkness. We chose damnation, for us, our children, and our children's children. We made a deal with a demon. We gave up our souls, that last bit that made us human, in exchange for a way to sate our hunger and our thirst, and the strength and longevity to inflict our revenge upon the Almighty.

We became vampires. The undead. Not truly living and yet not truly dead. Mirrors do not show our faces. We're already a dark reflection of our humanity. There is nothing for the mirror to show. Stakes don't kill us. They do worse. They immobilize us. They undo our careful magic. We lay in the dark, mummified and hollow as before, in an agony of hunger and thirst, for all eternity. For our sins, the sun remains our mortal enemy, even more baleful than it was before. So much as a stray ray of light will cause us to burst into flames like a torch. Fire is even more potent. We readily burn, like we've been dipped in oil. Food is still ash in our mouths. Water is as poison. Crosses burn us. Ironically, holy ground attracts us like moths to a flame. Not a week goes by that I don't visit a cathedral nearby.

We only ever hunted by night, taking the human blood that we needed by force, if necessary. Though we soon learned that it didn't always require violence. Not when so many yearned for our embrace. Yearned for our knowledge and the kiss of our fangs. Others didn't, and we required an invitation to enter their homes. Our blood was still virulent, through birth and through infection, and so our ranks grew. And as more and more joined us, so too did our power grow.

Other times the mirror is empty, and the darkness has already consumed the soul.
...I like it, like an old friend.

I was born in the town of Moulins, France in 1537. My family was powerful, lords of the Chateau de Moulins and heirs to knowledge that made us respected and feared. My father, Vicomte Auguste Benoît de Moulins, was an advisor to the king himself for thirty years before the mob came for us. My mother was Anne-Marie Victoire de Moulins. She was never one of us. My father was careful. Not for her sake, but for me and my siblings. My father wanted strong heirs, borne of a woman who did not have to worry about the health of her baby, for our kind do not give birth easily. My brothers Jean-Paul and André, and my sisters Élise and Colette were all born before my mother died. My younger sister Colette also died. While we're young, we're still vulnerable.

We survived in Moulins for another twenty-five years after that. Then the rebels came. They were enemies of the king, and they knew we were different. They knew the stories about us, the horror attributed to our castle and our name. The demons we were rumored to command. We were witches, in their minds. My father lost his head to a knight's sword. My brothers were both captured and put in the dungeon to await the fire. My sister was safely married abroad, and so was safe. Me, I ran. I escaped. But not before enacting one spell, one to preserve the castle and everything in it. Not a spark would light on the castle grounds. Not a candle. Not so much as an oil-soaked torch. Nothing. My brothers were burned in the middle of the town square, but our castle was safe. Everyone barred entry by the Church, at least until the rebels were put down and I was able to return.

Of course, it didn't last, and I've had to move to and from Moulins many times since then. With the French Revolution, I lost my title and very nearly my head. I retained control of the castle. With enough money, one can control much, even one's ancestral home in the midst of a crisis. With the modern era, I've begun to travel more widely. Searching for knowledge, for power. For something to sate my hungers. It's remarkably easy, living in the modern world. I'm enjoying every minute of it.

"In nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti"

Detailed History ~Vampires: Their Strengths and Weaknesses~The Order of the Red Serpent

Contact Info:

AIM: adriengriffon
Email: aerrin@gmail.com


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Adrien de Moulins
06 January 2014 @ 11:53 pm

Blood Religion by Gamma Ray

Clock strikes midnight in the palest moonlight
As the man walks into my bedroom
Heart in hand I hear him speak, “My friend
The time has come to rise, my name is Doom
Ask no questions there will be an answer soon”

And we fall through the dark of the underworld
And we’re leaving the light of the day
And I know we will go to the other side
And it seems like I’m going to stay

Hell is home to the gods of the underworld
To the one who will never betray
Now my soul will be here for eternity
And the night will be leading my way

Yeah, bite me

There was a time when hell was divine
The holy man was nailed to the cross
A fire on ice, burning inside
All my hope and loving was lost

Now, hell is my home, the sadness is gone
But don’t you think my soul it is lost
If you really care just hold out your hand
And I will free you all from the cross

The priest is raising hands to do the final execution
Shouting out in agony, “Fear the cross”
I’m digging my claws into his neck and raise him to the ceiling
Gritting my teeth I smell the blood, you are lost

Blood red vengeance
I want blood red vengeance
Screaming for blood

I was walking through the darkness
Searching for a white neck to bite
I was restless and the hunger
Carried me on through the night

Yearning vampire,”Fear the cross”
Feel the undead’s rage and lust

Blood red vengeance
I want blood red vengeance
Screaming for blood

Into the dark, blood religion
Into the dark, blood religion
Into the dark, blood religion
Into the dark, blood religion

Screaming for blood, blood red vengeance
Screaming for blood, blood red vengeance
Give me your heart, blood red vengeance
I want it all, blood red vengeance, vengeance, yeah

Give me your love, oh yeah
Oh, love me

Adrien de Moulins
03 October 2013 @ 08:25 am
While most of the made vampires are nomadic, not often staying in any one territory for more than a few years, born vampires have very strong territorial urges and blunted empathy, guilt, and other emotions, which make relations with other vampires difficult at best. In order to avoid conflict amongst themselves, the vampire families established a council to provide law and order for their kind, as well as settle disputes civilly, without need for bloodshed.

This council, for born vampires and consisting entirely of born vampires, was dubbed the Order of the Red Serpent by the early Church, and from early times has been the target of numerous unsuccessful hunts. The name was taken up by the vampires, and the name has enjoyed more success among the vampires than in the Church, where it has fallen into obscurity. Many of the older members of the council have ruby pins, rings, or other jewelry in the shape of serpents.

Membership in the council is established by a vampire's birth into one of the twenty-one original vampire families. For most families, the father would hand down his membership to his oldest son, in the event of his death. For some vampire familes, whose original vampire ancestor was female, that membership is instead handed down to the oldest daughter. Two families still possess their original vampire ancestors, and those ancestors still man the council. Sixteen of the other seats still remain active. The other seats belong to vampire families whose members have all been lost or are missing.

The Order of the Red Serpent passes laws to regulate vampire society as well as settles disputes between rival families and even disputes among made vampires. These laws are enforced by a police force consisting of lesser members of the major vampire families. Membership in the force is a status symbol as well as a matter of pride, and the council usually has plenty of vampires to enforce its wishes. This police force also deals with security threats from normal humans, such as someone trying to go public with proof of their existence, and even the ocassional hunter.

The Core Laws of the Order of the Red Serpent:

1. Respect the territory of thy equals and thy betters.
2. Thou shalt take care to keep thy blood away from mortals.
3. Thou shalt not create more than one vampire from a mortal every ten years.
4. Thou shalt never allow thy nature to become knowledge of a mortal.
5. Mortal hunters are to be killed, lest thou art to be counted among them.
6. Thou shalt never raise arms towards thy ally.
7. Thou shalt never leave evidence of thy feeding.

Other laws are added and dropped as needed, but the core laws have remained the same since the council first convened.

The Order of the Red Serpent has had its headquarters in Venice since 1347, and the council has maintained a strong presence in the city. The two oldest members of the council maintain their households in Venice. Other members of the council have their main residences scattered around Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Adrien de Moulins
02 October 2013 @ 09:40 am
Vampires are descended from a loose society of witches, sorcerers, and conjurers in 11th century Europe. Information and rituals were shared amongst the group, and after one such ritual was circulated, members began to notice a strange affliction that slowly started to make their lives miserable. After several months, desperate for a cure, they met in Venice to attempt to cure the affliction. They all participated in a particularly difficult demonic summoning. While the demon could not undo the curse that had been placed upon them, it could ease the symptoms, allowing them to sate their hunger and thirst with the blood of humans, and giving them the strength and lasting health to enact the revenge that they wanted for their predicament, in exchange for their souls, and the souls of all of the children they might have. They agreed, and the first vampires were created.

A vampire's curse can be transmitted two ways, by birth and by blood. All of a vampire's children will be vampires themselves, regardless of the status of their second parent. It takes only one drop of of a vampire's blood entering the body in order for a normal human body to begin the transition to vampire.

Physically, there is little difference between the two types of vampires.

1. Physical Strength: Both are strong enough to bend a metal pipe or jump to the top of a two story building.
2. Speed: Vampires have reflexes twice as fast as humans, and are able to move at speeds up to seventy miles an hour.
3. Longevity: Most born vampires stop aging between the ages of 20-30, as the body completes the gradual change to vampire.
4. Healing: A vampire's body heals injury twice as fast as a human. Save fire, the sun, and decapitation, most injuries will not kill a vampire, though they can and do slow them down or even put them into a torpor-like state. When in a torpor, the vampire's metabolism slows down, preserving the blood in the body to be used for healing and sating hunger. Still, most of the time, a vampire will wake up from a torpor ravenous.
5. Most possess a natural aptitude for magic, though knowledge of magic is not innate and must be taught. Personal belief can affect this, with those who do not believe in magic showing little to no sensitivity.
6. Most vampires possess hunting and killing instincts to aid in getting the blood they need.
7. Senses: Eyesight, especially night sight, is considerably increased. Hearing is sensitive enough to hear their prey's heartbeat in a quiet room. Sense of smell is slightly more sensitive, to the degree of an exceptional human.

The weaknesses each type of vampire possesses vary based on how they were made. Vampires by birth show different weaknesses than those made by blood.

1. Vampires typically do not begin to change until they reach puberty. They do not reach their full strength and resilience until their mid-to-late 20s. Before the change, they are subject to all the same injuries, diseases, and aging as normal humanity.
2. Vampires by birth usually have red eyes, and even as children are often photosensitive.
3. As children, vampires tend to sunburn easily. Once they've gone through the change, vampires by birth are the group most affected by the sun. They cannot stand even indirect sunlight or they will burst into flame.
4. The perpetual hunger and thirst that afflicts most vampires does not usually affect a vampire's children until they begin puberty, but can under rare circumstances manifest in younger children. Younger children affected by this hunger are unable to eat or drink normally, and are required to drink blood, as their elders do. Vampires by birth are usually more affected by this hunger and thirst than those made by blood. While a vampire made by blood can be sated, a born vampire very often is not. Control is learned early in life, as vampire children are attracted to blood at an early age, before the hunger and thirst take hold.
5. Born vampires are born with the same instincts their elders use for hunting. They also usually are born less able to empathize with others and with a strong possessive instinct. All born vampires are extremely territorial, and it is not uncommon to find families returning year after year to the same ancestral home.
6. Born vampires have a hard time conceiving, as the body usually rejects the fertilized egg, and it typically takes many years before a child comes to term successfully.

In contrast, vampires made with blood show other traits.

1. They are frozen at the age in which they were given blood, regardless of age. The change, for this group, takes typically two years, in which the fledgling vampire will be more ravenous than at any other point later in life.
2. Their eyes usually do not change color, and remain the same color they were in life. They are usually not as photosensitive as born vampires.
3. Once fully changed, they are not as sensitive to sunlight as born vampires. They can stand indirect sunlight for minutes at a time with blisters and peeling to show for it.
4. Though they feel the same hunger and thirst as born vampires, it is not quite as overwhelming, and can be sated by feeding regularly. Control is not quite as important to learn, for this group, and many do not show the same restraint as born vampires when in the presence of blood.
5. Though they acquire the same hunting and killing instincts as born vampires, they are still subject to the same emotions they had as humans. While born vampires rarely feel love, empathy, or guilt, made vampires often do.
6. Most made vampires do not feel the same territorial instincts as born vampires, and they often wander.
7. Fertility is reduced dramatically in made vampires, and it is not uncommon for women turned into vampires to be unable to conceive at all. The children of two made vampires are usually subject to the same weaknesses as their parents, and are usually always sterile.

Both groups are subject to some of the same weaknesses.

1. Food: Holds no nutritional value for vampires who have completed the change. It tastes disgusting to them, and most find even the smell nausiating.
2. Water: Pure water is a poison when ingested, accidentally or otherwise. Depending on degree of ingestion, symptoms range from vomiting, dizziness, weakness, to torpor or death.
3. Hunger: Vampires are perpetually hungry and thirsty and must drink human blood to satisfy those cravings. Born vampires typically require more blood than made vampires.
4. Sunlight: No vampire can stand in direct sunlight and live. Direct sunlight ignites vampiric flesh upon contact. Indirect sunlight causes severe burns on made vampires, and it can ignite born vampires.
5. Fire: Both types of vampire are equally combustible, and avoid fire. Their flesh burns readily and is difficult to put out, once it's alight.
6. Wooden stakes: A wooden stake through the heart will disrupt the demonic pact, taking the vampire's strength and health. It will make it impossible for a vampire to feed while leaving the hunger and thirst. While it will not kill a vampire, the vampire will very quickly waste away into a living mummy, remaining unable to move and feed until the stake is removed.
7. Decapitation: A vampire will die when its head is removed.
8. Crosses: A blessed cross will burn a vampire's skin. Most crosses and crucifixes will make as vampire feel weak and sickened.
9. Mirrors: A vampire's reflection doesn't show in a mirror or in cameras.