Chapter 3:All hail the nemesis
Life in the vampire castle was strange, nest upon nests of vampire where living there, each under the rule of a vampire lord or worse a ancient vampire under a strict hierarchy and all of them answered to one vampire stronger then any of them Safiria. She was the most powerful vampire that ever lived and her mere presence demanded respect.
In the throne room all the ancient vampires and the strongest vampire lords gathered to discuss and decide important matters with Safiria presiding upon them, of course if she decided anything it will be followed but she did like to give her subjects the illusion of rights. The room was filled with arguments on what they should do about the werewolves, the paladins and the slayers, the ancient vampires wanted to focus on defense minding caution their strategy being as it was until now and the vampire lords wanted to focus on the offensive giving their all but both where cautious on what to do about the new threat werepyres hybrids between werewolves and vampires each of them with all the strengths but none of the weaknesses of these 2 powerful subraces and mutants.
While in a heated argument the door of the throne room where opened and a vampire lord came in.
"I see you still all argue like fools do you never get tired?" Said the new arrival.
"You do not belong here youngling." Said one of the ancient vampire.
Upon hearing these words the vampire lord transformed in to a could of darkness and with incredible speed soon appeared in front of the ancient vampire ready to take his heart but he was interrupted his hand stopped in a grip by none other then Safiria queen of vampires.
"Do you dare to spill blood in my throne room Lucian." Said the the angry queen.
Immediately kneeling Lucian said" I apologize my queen I forgot my place."
"Yes the place I decide, now welcome back in the fold my favorite." Said the queen with in a soothing voice.
"My queen I came and I am ready to heed your orders what do you want from your enforcer." Said Lucius with determination.
"I want you to investigate this werepyres and find out as much as you can about them and you are allowed to use your human form for this mission." Ordered the vampire sovereign.
"I will do as you command." Lucius gleefully said
Lucius was happy that he could use his human form again he hated his vampire lord form and could only use it if the queen gave permission it was a geas only she could lift. The hate came from the limitation that form had sure the strength, agility and speed where increased but it was rigid and the arms do not allow for good weapon griping and forces you to use any weapon like a club. But there was something else that made him happy the prospect of a worthy opponent, he was the strongest vampire after the queen few enemies where his match but this was not what he was looking for he wanted a worthy opponent someone who's eyes showed him his death. He saw that in the eyes of the farmer he spared a couple years ago and spared him with the hope that farmer will come back as his nemesis as his doom, he wanted to die but a death in battle against someone who outmatched him who saw his death as a goal.
He had many opponents who had those eyes but few where a challenge for him so he decided to create an challenge the reason for the farmer surviving.
He could piss Safiria enough and she would kill him but it will mean nothing she is far above him in every way and it will be like being squashed as a bug there is no goal in killing a bug there is no powerful desire to kill a bug you just kill it.
Among werepyres might be someone who could give him the kind of death he wanted and he could not hide his happiness at such a prospect. Death against a worthy opponent is his ultimate goal.
So is the wish of Lucius the enforcer of the queen.
On his way to the werepyres territory he had several encounters with different monsters a couple of undead Yeti whom he easily dispatched in his human form thanks to his master level swordsmanship his favorite tactic against them was when the Yeti tried a hit with their arms like a back hand hit or a gorilla smash he stabbed one of the arms and used the sword now stuck in the arm of the yeti to push himself in the air right above the undead yeti landing on his feet on the shoulders of the beast then proceeding with grabbing the head of the creature then ripping it out of the body of the undead creature. This where mere playthings that brought no real challenge but he liked to experiment on them new fighting methods.
He also met some werewolves most of them as as strong as regular vampires more or less so they where not a challenge also but he like to keep himself in shape so he played with them with his sword blocking and countering with them to keep his skills with the sword sharp and when he got bored he used his superior speed to get passed their guard ad take their heart out killing them. Of course he did meet stronger opponents like a Alpha Werewolf in large cause because he had to pass trough werewolf territory. Fighting the Alpha Werewolf was a challenge his speed and strength where a match for him and his huge regenerating ability was a problem but he developed ways to fight them what he used now was his favorite he parried and countered the hits of the werewolves for a while until he feigned a weakness or to be more specific a place to bite and when the werewolf lounged to bite he immediately got his dagger and stabbed the werewolf under his chin and trough to his upper jaws stunning him enough for him to make a decapitation strike with his sword.
This is why he liked his human form its had finesse that his vampire form was not capable of in that form it will have been mostly a brawl where the winner will be the one who can hit harder and faster.
Lucius remembered his days as a warlord bend on war and fighting ready to make his mark on history. It was hundreds of years ago he began as a adventurer and his renown and power gathered many followers until he had a army after which he had dreams of conquest and glory but mostly fighting and set its sights on Darkovia, Lucius army started a great campaihn in the dark forest reaching the castle of the queen of vampires and his army slaughtered thousands of vampires and he slaughtered hundreds of them himself. There Safiria showed herself and with her great powers over blood began killing most of his army but such a feat exhausted the Queen and gave Lucius the chance to engage her in a straight up fight. The Queen dodged every hit being far faster then him but Lucius was a experienced fighter and doing what he did best against faster opponents he let her get close centimeters from him and then used an fire bomb who Safiria dodged but Lucius dropped alchemist fire potions on the ground during the break and lead course of the battle where the potions where until Safiria steeped on one of them which exploded burning the Queen and stunning her just enough for him to make a slash at her neck, but it was to slow and only grazed the queen who dodged just fast enough for it to not cut any deeper. It was the last chance as blood started to boil in his body he kneel'ed in pain the queen got close and stuck her fangs inside his neck and began draining him of blood then just when he was at his last drop she force feed him her blood making him a vampire.
Its unknown to him what happened in the hours he was just transformed he can not remember but when he gained his sentience days after he found out most of his army was dead and the rest transformed in vampires.
He does not resent Safiria for making him a vampire its a great existence for him he is always in an constant blood lust and the hunts for as an vampire and enforcer makes him feel amazing, but he also feels limited and the geas became a burden for him. A few years ago when he was bored he killed a ancient vampire and a member of the council because he made a snide remark and was banished by Safiria together with his nest it was a short exile but full of hunts with whole villages destroyed and he realized these was short of the happiness he felt when fighting someone worthy in his eyes another reason he spared the farmer and kept an eye on him being quite thrilled when he heard he hurt a vampire lord some time ago knowing that the time when he will be a match for him will soon come.
On entering werepyre's territory he was attacked by one these beasts and was enjoying himself, the beast was faster and stronger then him to even stand a chance he was forced to use magic and he used it with great effect a sphere of darkness to blind the beast and decrease its accuracy, a shadow clone to disorient it, tendrils of darkness to restrain it and a darkness portal to appear in front of Lucius impaling the sword trough it so another portal opened behind the werepyre with the sword stabbing him right trough the heart killing the beast.
As his army said in the past all hail Lucius because he is the best.
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