Why bow before a king, when you can claim his throne?

This was the only thought that lay in mind the day I took that first sweet taste of blood. Oh, how I will never forget that sweet, but biter, taste. It was like a warm tea on the coldest of nights. It was the first time I had felt alive in ages.

Unlike my kin before me, I was no great King of Men, or a mighty Knight who traded virtue for revenge. I was nothing more than a whelp, born into poverty and bound to servitude of the crown of men. A pathetic means to an end was more than a noble death for the likes of my kind. From a young age it was made clear where I sat upon the pedestal of life; beneath all. At a young age, I watched my mother die from disease as my drunkard father dropped coin at every corner for the women who adorned them. A so called 'Priest' they called him. A Holy Man of power. And I, his bastard son, whom he left to rot in the rat-infested corners of our dearest town. Even now, I can remember the smell of rot and death -- the only comfort I ever found in that hole I called home.

I was but only a corpse to most, that fateful night, when they came. I can still remember the screams of the townsfolk as the bats swept from the night sky, blotting the moonlight as they came down. I remember the fear I felt, as I lay curled up like an infant, awaiting its mothers care. There was no humble beginning to this life, only murder and chaos. I'll never forget the cold that took me, as she sank her teeth upon my flesh, and the feeling of my very life lifting and escaping my lips. Darkness took me, and I awoke in that crypt, that for eons I called that place home, until finally I was birthed. Anew, reborn into this world, as a Vampire.

A great ruler of our kind once said, "Given the choice, whether to rule the corrupt and failing empire, or to challenge fates for another throw, a better throw against one's destiny - what was a king to do? And does one truly have a choice? One can only match, move by move, the machinations of fate and thus defy the tyrannous stars."

I often wonder...
Do we see those same stars?
 

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This was really good man :D Not to long, not to short but felt larger than the sum of it's parts.
 
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This was really good man :D Not to long, not to short but felt larger than the sum of it's parts.
Thanks man! I didn't feel like it needed much explaining, but..also wanted to set the character apart.
 
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Oooooh, I like this a lot! More please! 🤩
 

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Oooooh, I like this a lot! More please! 🤩
It's hard to disagree with you when you are slinging truth bombs around you like that.
 
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Now that was an awesome read. Great insight to a character in such few words, I would love to see more of this.
 

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I am honestly humbled by all the kind comments. That being said, I shall definitely provide you all with more. :)
 
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I am honestly humbled by all the kind comments. That being said, I shall definitely provide you all with more. :)
If you keep writing good and interesting posts like this, then people will flock to them :)

And, if you write something truly interesting Deadhaus might decide to use it, could be somewhere in the lore or get voice acted / recorded and put on the Deadhaus youtube channel as a handpicked Community Submission :)
 
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If you keep writing good and interesting posts like this, then people will flock to them :)

And, if you write something truly interesting Deadhaus might decide to use it, could be somewhere in the lore or get voice acted / recorded and put on the Deadhaus youtube channel as a handpicked Community Submission :)
Well, that would be cool! :D
 
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If you weren't aware there have already been a handful of Community Written pieces which they voiced acted and released on their youtuber channel.
you can look them up right now if you so desire. Also tomorrow they will release a new story written by a community member.