Blood

While Vampires need the blood of humans to survive, the blood of Vampires, when ingested by humans, can have some interesting effects.

One of the most noticeable effects of imbibing Vampire blood is increased healing. Vampires have been known to share blood with a human1 to heal their wounds and restore their health2.

A human drinking Vampire blood will also have a heightened attractiveness and allure, and will be more appealing to both humans and other Vampires. They will also experience an increased libido, heightened awareness and enhanced senses, as well as an increase in their strength and endurance.

While these all sound like perks, there are also weaknesses and downfalls: humans under the influence of Vampire blood are more susceptible to a Vampire's compulsion and have less control over their emotions (which are heightened and more intense). For some humans, Vampire blood has been known to cause mild hallucinations and delirium to full blown 'bad trips.'

The effects of ingesting Vampire blood last for a few hours to a few days, depending on the amount of blood ingested and the age of the Vampire.

Blood Bond

A blood bond is formed when a mortal3 and a Vampire share blood. The blood bond is a metaphysical bond created between the Vampire and the mortal. Initially, it may be quite weak and break and fade within days. However, repeated blood sharing within a short period of time will reinforce and intensify the bond and it can become semi-permanent. In order to maintain the bond for long term, the mortal and the Vampire must continue sharing blood.

Over time, the blood bond will serve as a link between the psyches of the Vampire and her mortal. The Vampire is able to "feel" the location of the mortal, easily slip into and share their dreams, and feel the humans emotions. The longer the bond lasts and the more frequently it is reinforced, the more likely the mortal is to gain an awareness of the Vampire.4


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