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8.9.1 The Nightstalkers, or Proto-Vampires

True vampirism was perfected by Yrtez. However, in an attempt to create other vampires to serve her using the ancient artifact that created her as one, she spent the energy of the device and was only able to create proto-vampires known as nightstalkers. These nightstalkers have access to Corpus and Mentis, only attaining Sanguis upon being embraced.
 
With the artifact rediscovered and in the hands of Aaranu, those level 5 or higher may embark on the first steps towards the bloodgift by seeking him out. They must have one slot available for the studies in order for the ritual to work properly.
 
Those also who wish to abandon their ties to one of the two bloodgifts can do so, and revert to this lesser form. It should be noted that learning Corpus or Mentis is extremely limited while in this form.
 
It should be noted that those who wish to be Nightstalkers will eventually have people who wish to sire them. Siring is a permanent decision, and should not be made lightly. Siring will link you to the person and provide you with advanced access to Corpus and Mentis, but this link will allow them some abilities in regards to yourself. Embracement will provide you with Sanguis and automatically sire you to the person who embraces you if you do not have a sire. If you have a sire, the person who embraces you will simply give you access to Sanguis.
 
ASK AARANU BECOME NIGHTSTALKER
   - Become one of the Proto-Vampires.
 
FORSAKE BLOODGIFT
   - Give up Sanguis to become one of the Proto-Vampires.
 
QUIT CLASS
   - Provided you haven't been previously embraced (embracement grants
     Hematurgy or Sanguis), this will allow you stop being a
     Nightstalker. Once embraced, you must seek the cure in order to
     be free of vampirism.
 
See also: AARANU, CLASS, GUILD, NOVICE, UNDEADHOUSES, CONSANGUINE