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    Queen of Blood


    Ecăterina Aleksejevna Draženka is the adopted name of a powerful woman of ancient lineage. Her original name was Saraza upon the planet of her birth remembered by her as N'vana. There, she was a scholar seeking out answers to the mystery of vampirism which would take her well beneath the surface of her planets inner world. She would discover the source when she located a massive entity bound with chains and impaled on a golden stalagmite engraved with runes in a language she did not understand. Unaware that they were not alone in the cavern where she found him, they found themselves under attack when others returned from food gathering to serve their master. As those with her were attacked by these blood winged beasts, Saraza slashed open the side of the creature she had discovered and hid within his body hoping to save her own life.

    Without knowing it, Saraza was well on her way to becoming a member of the Ascended and evolving into an angelic being as she learned more about the purpose for existence. This process would be interrupted as she fell into slumber within the Impaled God unable to reawaken until considerable time later. Three worlds had been born and then destroyed, in turn, from the remnants of the one she had known when Saraza next opened her eyes. She would cut herself free through the ancient scar which had long since healed and fall forth from the Impaled Gods body like a newborn child emerging from its mothers womb. No longer the woman she had been before, Saraza could sense the power which now coursed throughout her body with a maddening effect upon her mind. Overwhelmed by thirst she would first unleash upon the Impaled God, Saraza then began feeding upon the Bloodwings which had originally forced her to flee for her survival.

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    The dagger which she had used to cut open the Impaled Gods body with had also been transformed into a scarlet blade capable of becoming a sword should she have need of it. With it, she sought escape and followed where another had preceded her to find a world unknown to her now existed from the one into which she had been born. She would seek out the one familiar to her from her long slumber within the Impaled God and found the god Apep as he ravaged this world. He would recognize the same familiarity upon Saraza knowing her as having been reformed from within the Impaled God much as he himself had been. With her serving to rule over those he had conquered, Apep would seek further conquests until being defeated by the gods of this world now called SebÉaŋa. Here, she would create a kingdom which underwent many transitions as the world around her evolved and its peoples created more advanced civilizations.

    Calling herself the Blood Queen, Saraza would also view herself as both the daughter, and the sister, to both Apep and the Impaled God as if they were one and the same. Only when this world itself was destroyed by a being of immense power called Golgotha Rage, the Blood Queen would escape by again seeking refuge within the Impaled God knowing that even should this world be destroyed, he would not be! Saraza would next be resurrected when this planet was once more reborn as Maakera and it was upon this world that she first manifested her power over a bee-like creature called a siv. They would eventually take up residence within her and become absorbed until every cell of her being could become transformed into them. When threatened or destroyed, her body burst into these creatures becoming a swarm that could be reformed elsewhere and even regenerate her body by multiplying their numbers.

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    It was on Maakera that she took the name Itana, the "False and Unforgiving One" as she saw the Impaled God as the one true god and Apep as his avatar with herself as their High Priestess. She also viewed herself as Mother of the Blood Swarm, a variation of the siv evolved from hybridization with Bloodwings called the Adze. Although the sting of one of her "pets" was not enough to transform a victim into a vampire, it would be enough to infect them much like a mosquito drawing blood from its prey. Those infected would be drawn to her where she would complete the process by feeding upon them and allowing them to feed upon her. Each would become cocooned within the hive and eventually emerge as a humanoid vampire with insect-like attributes called a Culasta.

    The Blood Queen would manifest in some form throughout the various incarnations leading up to the creation of the World of Men and the Worlds of Shadow. She would even manifest directly within the Impaled God should she be utterly destroyed so that Saraza gained a sense of true immortality. When she again arose during the Awakening of Sakkara, Saraza again unleashed the Blood Swarm as Apep made war with the Dark One. Various vampire races emerged upon this world giving birth to the Ancients, beings who had once held vast power during previous lives once lived on past incarnations of Earth. Some among the Ancients served the Blood Queen... and some among them opposed her until her power became too great to resist against.

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    It would be at this point that the legend of the Queen of Blood began as she had formed a kingdom within the primeval Bloodlands until the Dark One created a being of light to slay her. Only one among the Ancients knew of her fate. He was called Se-kher-ta and he had long been the servant of Saraza in exchange that she preserve her always at her side. He had learned that her fate was to be cast down into the abyssal world of Purgatory where the Lord Magistrate had placed special shackles upon her which prevented her escape. Saraza would not be subject to the rule of others and would fight until finding herself proclaimed Empress of Amenti, the Fourth Infernal Realm of Purgatory. There, she would also become known as Reina de Sangre and created the Castillo de la Sangre to rule over a kingdom of slain vampires.

    For vampires, Purgatory would be a true Hell as they would remain consumed by thirst but find no living prey from which to quench it. Any living being who might find themselves within this level of Purgatory would need to have powerful protection only the Blood Queen herself might offer. Any soul finding themselves here would be brought before Saraza because she still possessed her enchanted dagger which allowed her to drain life energies even from the dead. As a reward for bringing these souls to her, these vampires would be given a precious drop of their Queens blood and the most fortunate might even gain escape back to the Bloodlands of Sakkara in return that they seek a way to release her.

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    All would fail but in their failure, each contributed to the building of a stele within which the secret to Sarazas' release might be found. The most powerful of the Ancients would discover the stele, would fight over it and eventually shattered it to prevent its secret from ever being discovered. Using dark magicks, Se-kher-ta would cause the other Ancients to place each fragment into the bodies of wanderers causing them to be lost wherever they might meet their end. The Ancients would eventually come to rule over the Imperial House of Eternity and each take their turn in serving as its Imperial Magistrate. They would eventually fall before the vampire god known as Kurse and Se-kher-ta departed to bring his secret plan to fruition not wishing to serve anyone but his precious Queen of Blood.

    Kurse would be the first Imperial Magistrate to rule over all of Sakkara and his absolute authority would bring endless suffering to all the lands for thousands of years. Meanwhile, Se-kher-ta traveled the world seeking out the hidden pieces to the stele having transformed the first piece into a medallion allowing him to find the rest. Kurse would eventually cause his own ruination seeking ultimate power and bring about the destruction of the Imperial House of Eternity. During the chaos that ensued, Se-kher-ta would find all but one piece of the stele which he had learned was carried into Purgatory by the soul to which it was attached. Se-kher-ta sent a messenger into Purgatory who found his way to the Blood Queen where she learned that this soul had already escaped into one of the other worlds within the Worlds of Shadow.


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    When this soul eventually perished and was returned to Purgatory, the Blood Queen would find her and deliver her to Se-kher-ta as a messenger never realizing the truth. His work complete, he would return to the ruins of the Imperial House of Eternity where he recreated the stele as a sacrificial altar. Victim after victim fell beneath his blade until their slain life energies manifested as a representation of the hidden knowledge within the altar speaking with him what he wished to know from it. Se-kher-ta would summon the Ancients from their warring with the promise of restoring their Imperial House. They could not know the fate which awaited them as he had deceived them and the power of the stele lashed out striking them where they stood surrounded by stone monoliths.

    Having dissolved himself into the surrounding shadows to avoid their fate, Se-kher-ta returned with a final sacrifice. With him was a beautiful vampiress who willingly gave herself over to him in return for power on "the other side" where she would replace the Blood Queen as ruler over Amenti. As she faded into the carved form of Saraza upon the stele, she would find herself sitting upon a crimson throne, bound in shackles and surrounded by the beheaded Ancients. The exchange had been made as Saraza had drunk deeply of the Ancients life energies and then, was brought forth from the stele to find Se-kher-ta bowing before her. She would discover that there was an unforeseen price to be paid for this transference as her head became black as night with anything that touched it bursting into ethereal flame.

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    A mysterious voice belonging to an entity none but she could even sense would reveal to her answers to questions which only she had to ask. It would reveal that she had evolved into a final form begun when she first entered the Impaled God. Her head was blackened by his hate but that wearing masks of metal and precious gemstones would allow her to share her beauty with the world again. With her vanity appeased, she would also learn that she may now possess the knowledge needed to release the Impaled God from a punishment as old as before the universe itself had come to be. The Blood Queen would then recreate the medallion which had released her from Purgatory and burn it into the chest of Se-kher-ta.

    After untold millennia of freedom from her, the Blood Queen needed assurances that she could trust him to obey her. It would also serve as a reward for her release granting unto him even greater power and making him a more menacing presence few would question if giving orders in her name. The Blood Queen then returned to the ruins of the Imperial House of Eternity where she chose the name Ecăterina Aleksejevna for herself and the identity of Archduke Vincent de Angelis for Se-kher-ta as her High Priest. Kurse had returned to control an Imperial House to the north in the lands of Sekhem-Hetepet that was one of three weaker Imperial Houses formed with the destruction of the Imperial House of Eternity.

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    The Blood Queen would begin wars seeking to revive her Imperial House and created the Imperial Reds to aid her in conquering two of the weaker Imperial Houses. The Imperial House of the Accursed fell first leaving only ruins as its energies dispersed and reformed part of her Imperial House. Next would be the Imperial House of Crimson Rain which fell after an extended seige and the arrival of a warlord called Vlad Dracul who had formed an alliance with the Queen of Blood after defeating her armies in several battles. She could sense that it was his destiny for which she had been released from Purgatory as she could almost see the Dweller in Darkness surrounding Dracul like a mist of evil which was blackened by hate.

    When the Imperial House of Eternity was reforged, the Queen of Blood would rule over it as Lord Magistrate until Dracul successfully defeated Kurse and drained him dry. With the Imperial House of Kurse destroyed, the interior realm within the Imperial House of Eternity also became reborn. When Dracul returned, the Queen of Blood willingly stepped aside without speaking a word and gave him her throne as he became Imperial Magistrate! She would then move west to create her own kingdom calling it her Perainysonef (Great House of Blood). When Vlad recreated the Societas Draconistarum (Order of the Dragon), the Blood Queen chose one among his Imperial Council to be her husband and took his surname as part of her own.

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    Baron Darko Vjenceslav Božidar Draženka would more than double the size of her castle calling it Dvorac Krvi (Castle Blood) which she changed to Castillo de la Sangre or Castle of Blood) within the Carstvo Krvi (Empire of Blood, aka Realm of Wundragor) due to influences from Archduke Vincent de Angelis and his wives who were of Italian and Spanish heritage. The Queen of Blood would then welcome other Ancients into her kingdom to serve as advisors and as part of her own court valuing their conversation. The Queens Court would be placed under the control of Archduke Vincent de Angelis who would, in turn, grant authority to an Ancient calling herself Countess Carmilla Mircalla Karnstein to rule over them in his name.

    Her husband Vjenceslav was an extremely loyal adherent to Dracul who would selectively breed female consorts from the Nelapsi, a powerful but rare breed of vampire renamed the Brides of Drăculești (the Brides and Brides of Dracula). When Dracul drained energies from both the Impaled God and Apep, Căterina came to view him as both brother and father because of her covenant with these greater beings. Having been transformed, Dracul adopted a name for Căterina of his own calling her his "precious devil" which is a play on his own names meaning as both dragon and as devil. Her relationship with Dracul would also possess a sexual component as when she came to meet with him, she would be accompanied by the "Brides" and with greetings from her husband as her body was her own to do with as she pleased. She was also now the matriarch of the Draženka family, a role she had never taken before and to which she would become devoted.

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    To describe the Blood Queens appearance, you must first understand that she wears masks which can be made to mimic human appearance. A full mask will even include hair as the natural state of her head is one of ethereal fire. This does not mean the fire burns as it only burns if she wishes or loses her temper. Should she only be wearing her mask over her face, those around her can see the blood she drinks pour into her esophagus and her head cannot be harmed in any way even if her masks and body can be. Her flesh would sometimes take on the form of molten stone from which comes the Calpe allowing her to create new Culasta. Căterina has also created a long forked red tail and horns upon her forehead. When the Blood Queen reveals her teeth, they appear like gleaming daggers and her tongue can extend revealing a barbed tip that can rip a victims throat out.
    Last edited by Armorbeast; November 28th, 2017 at 07:14 AM.


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