Liek, THE FOUNDA-SARU~ >;B
Joined: 26 May 2008
This is a roleplay for the Darren Shan Saga. If you don't know about this Book,
please look it up, or read the manga on MangaFox.com, and then search Darren Shan.
About the darren Shan saga Vampires and Vampanezes(Important, but
do not read all...XD)
Shan's concept of the vampire differs from the traditional Hollywood portrayal in many
ways. His vampires cannot fly, morph, and will not kill their prey. They do not have
fangs. Neither holy water nor the cross are effective against them. While technically a
stake to the heart or a silver bullet can kill them, so can other things which can kill
humans. The vampires are stronger than humans, but not indestructible.
The closest action they perform to flying is something called "flitting" or "extraordinary
flitting"; when vampires sprint, they move so fast that the naked eye cannot see them
(they do need a running start, however). They also, after putting some of their blood in a
ceremonial object known as the "Stone of Blood", communicate telepathically with other
vampires. Their feeding practice is very straightforward; They take their extremely sharp
nails and make a small incision into, usually, the back of the arm of their prey to take
as much blood as they need. After feeding, they use their saliva, which has special
healing properties, to close up the incision. Full vampires can knock out a person with
special gas that they breathe through their mouths.
When first blooded, a vampire is only a Half-vampire; They still have half their human
blood in them. Half-vampires don't need as much blood to survive as full-vampires do. They
aren't as strong, fast, or tough as full-vampires are, but their strengths in these areas
are still far greater than a human's. They can move about during the day, but cannot flit,
communicate telepathically, knock out people with their breath, or heal cuts with their
saliva. After about 20-40 years of being a half-vampire, the vampire cells in the
half-vampire's body go through something called the "purge" which means the cells are
transforming them into a Full Vampire
A full-vampire ages at one-tenth the normal human rate(for every ten years that pass they
age only on year), while a half-vampire ages at one-fifth(for every five years that pass
they age only one year).
In The Saga of Darren Shan the vampaneze are the vampires' cousins, and worst enemies.
They're enemies in the blood.
For all time, vampires only drank as much blood as they needed, never killing their
victims. A few vampires disagreed with this, finding it disrespectful, and broke off from
the vampire clan. They called themselves the vampaneze, and killed whenever they drank by
draining their victims dry, a practice they defended by the flicker of a person's soul
they absorbed every time they killed, therefore preserving their existence. This larger
dosage of feeding resulted in their skin turning purple and their lips, nails, hair, and
eyes becoming blood red.
Half-Vampaneze still kill, but don't kill as often. They have normal colouring and can
move about during the day, unlike full-vampaneze (or full-vampires, for that matter.)
Vampaneze live slightly longer than vampires, but otherwise have the same powers. They
never lie or use long-distance weapons, such as guns or arrows, and are fiercely brave and
Here are the characters
(Yoshiko_Saruwatari, me~ :L) Darren Shan - The protagonist. Darren was blackmailed
into being blooded into a half-vampire by Mr. Crepsley after stealing his performing
spider, Madam Octa. She accidentally bit his best friend, Steve, and Mr. Crepsley blooded
him in return for the antidote. He saved Steve (but Steve swore to become a vampire
hunter, because he believes Darren betrayed him), fakes his death, and became his
assistant. He initially hates Mr. Crepsley for making him flee his home. Eventually
though, he learns to like Vampires, and does not hate Mr. Crepsley any more. After going
to Vampire Mountain, going through his trials and becoming a Prince, Darren becomes one of
the Vampaneze Lord Hunters. In the end he faces Steve in battle and they both mortally
wound each other, both dying shortly after. Darren is brought back by Mr. Tiny as a Little
Person. He is sent back in time and sees his younger self at the Cirque with Steve. He
scares himself off so that he doesn't see Steve and Crepsley, cutting off the original
chain of events that made Darren a Vampire.
Mr. Larten Crepsley - The one who blooded Darren, making him a half-vampire. Used to be a
highly respected vampire. He almost became a Vampire Prince, but decided he didn't want to
be one. He likes to dress in blood red, which he picked up from Seba Nile. Larten becomes
a sort of father figure to Darren and teaches him many things for his survival
Vancha March - A Vampire Prince. The wildest and most traditional of vampires. He was
first blooded as a Vampaneze but left for the vampire side (re-blooded by Paris). He
becomes one of the Vampaneze Lord Hunters and becomes a good friend to Darren. In the end
Vancha is wounded by his brother Gannen and cannot fight anymore, but recovers later.
Evanna later tells to Darren that she is bearing Vancha's child. (book 12) He is also
considered a legendary spitter, as Darren mentions that "his spit was green and globular,
and he could hit an ant at twenty paces".
Kurda Smalt - A Vampire Prince to-be who preaches unity between the Vampires and
Vampaneze. He betrays the Vampires in effort to prevent the War Of The Scars (by uniting
the two clans again), and is executed close to the end of book six, The Vampire Prince. He
has blond hair and blue eyes with three red scars on his left cheek. Later on in the
series (book 10) Kurda is pulled from the Lake of Souls and has the chance to return back
and let Harkat die. Kurda says "I have had my share of life, I took chances and accepted
the consequences, let death have me". Before that his last words consist of an apology for
killing Gavner Purl.
Arra Sails (Ninja_girl999)- One of the few female vampires, but is considered the
physical equal, or better, of the males. Darren won her respect after a fight on the bars,
which is hard to earn. Arra Sails prepared Darren for his third trial, the Hall of Flames.
Larten Crepsley's love interest and ex-mate. She was killed in the battle that began the
War of the Scars by the Vampaneze named Glalda Erefith. She asked Larten to make sure the
Princes spare Darren's life (he failed the trial and fled from his death sentence).
(Important info on the story on this chars profile)
Steve "Leopard" Leonard - Steve Leonard is one of the main characters of the Saga, first
appearing in the first book 'Cirque Du Freak' as a child and Darren's best friend. When
tickets are found to the Cirque du Freak, the two of them go together, and Steve is
shocked to recognize Larten Crepsley/Vur Horsten as a vampire whom he had seen in a
magazine previously. After the show, Steve leaves Darren to find Crepsley. Unbeknowst to
Steve, Darren follows him and listens in as he hears Steve beg Crepsley to turn him into a
vampire and take him on as his assistant. Crepsley initially agrees, but changes his mind
when he tastes Steve's blood, which he accuses of being evil, and refuses to take Steve as
his assistant. Steve leaves, swearing vengeance on the vampire. Darren is afraid of Steve
and is disturbed by his desire to become a vampire, but after Darren has stolen Crepsley's
spider, Madame Octa, the two reconcile and Darren shows Steve how he controls the spider.
However, as the two are handling the creature, an unfortunate series of events results in
Steve being bitten and poisoned by her. There appears to be no cure, and out of
desperation, Darren goes to Crepsley for help, begging for a cure. Crepsley agrees, but
only on the condition that Darren becomes a half-vampire and Crepsley's assistant. Darren
reluctantly agrees, and successfully cures Steve, and then attempts to abandon Larten
Crepsley. However, he cannot control his bloodlust and attempts to drink from his sister,
and then from one of his friends. Steve realizes the truth after witnessing Darren trying
to drink blood from a friend during football. Darren returns to Crepsley and agrees to
becomes his assistant. After Darren fakes his death to his friends and family, while he is
in his coffin, Steve attacks him, putting a stake against his heart and accusing Darren of
instructing Madame Octa to attack him and conspiring with Crepsley against him. Steve
cannot bring himself to kill Darren, however, but swears to become the world's greatest
vampire hunter and return and kill both Darren and Larten Crepsley in the future.
Steve does not reappear, and is scarcely mentioned up until book 8 'Allies of the Night',
where he has apparently changed his views and become a vampaneze hunter, rescuing Darren
from a vicious vampaneze killer and assisting Darren, Harkat, Vancha, Crepsley and Debbie
in fighting them. Although Darren, Harkat and Vancha trust him, Crepsley remains
suspicious of him throughout the majority of the book
Debbie Hemlock - Darren's first girlfriend. Reappears late in the series, 13 years old.
Later she is like 26 or 27. She helps fight and has the idea for human fighters for the
vampires. She loves Darren but will not kiss him because he is a kid still. She agrees to
kiss him after the second purge when he's an adult.
Evra Von - Known as 'The Snake Boy' or 'Snake Man' as he grows older, performs at Cirque
Du Freak. He helped Mr. Crepsley and Darren defeat Murlogh in the third book, but was
injured permenently when Murlogh ripped scales of of Evra's right shoulder. He became one
of Darren's best friends, yet because Evra ages normally and Darren ages 1/5 the normal
rate, their bond thins as time goes on.
Merla Von- Evra's wife and mother of his three children. She can detach her ears and use
them as boomerangs.
Truska - A woman who can grow a beard at will and take it back in. She was the one who
gave Darren his pirate costume. Truska is from a strange land, and initially spoke in a
language that sounds like a seal's bark, but Evra later taught her how to speak English.
Apparently, she went skinny dipping in "the deep blue" with Vancha March. She can also use
her beard as a weapon. In the 'Lake of Souls' she says that her husband and daughter were
killed by an evil fisherman. Later the book, Darren and Harkat come across a pirate
fisherman called Spits Abrams who is a cannibal. So it could be that Truska's husband and
daughter were killed, cooked and eaten by Spits.
Harkat Mulds -A Little Person who was told to deliver a message to the Princes in Vampire
Mountain by Mr Tiny. Before his name was revealed, his was nicknamed as Lefty because he
had a slight limp on his left leg. The first Little Person ever known to speak. Mr. Tiny
also told him that if he followed Darren and stayed by Darren's side he would eventually
find out who he was in his former life. Later, in the 10th book, he found out that he used
to be Kurda Smahlt, the vampire traitor, before being 're-born' as a little person.
Desmond Tiny - He has short white hair, thick glasses and pudgy face, sticked with a warm
but mocking like smile. He wore a shabby yellow suit amd a pair of green wellington boots.
He has no toe and has 6 cat like claws on each feet.
Lady Evanna - A "witch" with many powers (who takes great offense to anybody who calls her
that). Normally wears ropes instead of clothing. Desmond Tiny's daughter and Hibernius
Tall's sister. Evanna has the ability to breed faces of vampires onto the backs of frogs,
and the faces are actually the only way to see an image of a vampire (vampires can't be
photographed). She is half vampire, and the only one born a vampire. She was the only one
because vampires are sterile, but evolved from wolves. Desmond Tiny mixed vampire and wolf
blood to create Evanna.
Madam Octa - Larten Crepsley's spider. Madam Octa is a telepathic spider, and can do many
different tricks. She is highly intelligent and poisonous, she can even be trained to
control how much poison she injects. She can live up to 30 years, according to the monk
who sold it to Mr. Crepsley. She bites Steve causing Darren to become a half-vampire in
order to save him. Later in the series, Darren releases Madam Octa into the cave of
spiders inside Vampire Mountain, where she mates and produces offspring.