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8.9.1 The Nightstalkers, or Proto-Vampires

Before the true Vampires were perfected by Yrtez, many lesser creatures were created using an artifact of considerable power. Known as Proto-Vampires to some, or Nightstalkers to the mortals who feared them, these young creatures possessed only limited skills in Corpus and Mentis.
 
With the artifact rediscovered and in the hands of Kelende, those level 5 or higher may embark on the first steps towards the bloodgift by seeking her 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. There is no reason that one must be a Sire until you are fully embraced. Embracement will provide you with one of two abilities, Hematurgy (Rituos) or Sanguis (Puros).
 
ASK KELENDE BECOME NIGHTSTALKER
   - Become one of the Proto-Vampires.
 
FORSAKE BLOODGIFT
   - Give up Sanguis or Hematurgy 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.
 
See also: KELENDE, CLASS, GUILD, NOVICE, UNDEADHOUSES, CONSANGUINE