Originally published at: https://gemsofwar.com/head-in-the-clouds/
Carmella’s lineage is different to that of many of the Ghulvanian vampires who descended from Draakulis. There was once a time, when Khetar was still a young kingdom, before Draakulis had even been born, when much of the Aidanian Peninsula was ruled by a creature named Sinndshyra. Whether she was a vampire or a daemon lord, or some strange elder god is unclear, but she was Draakulis’ sire AND also the sire of Carmella’s forefathers. Many powerful Vampire Lords, including Lady Sapphira, trace their lineage back to Sinndshyra this way - collectively they are known as the Thanatari.
In Lady Carmella’s case, although he ancestors only had a small measure of power in comparison to Draakulis, they have held dominion over a small province on the northern borders of Ghulvania for many many centuries, and have fiercely protected the kingdom.
Carmella will be available in the Raid Boss Shop, and will appear in Glory, Gem, Guild, and VIP chests in 3-4 weeks’ time.
While the Nosferatu are known as the Children of Draakulis, the Vargouille are often referred to as the Draakulis’ Blood.
In the great Battle of the Ghul, when the Avatar of Gard fought Draakulis, and cut him from shoulder to hip, they say that where blood splashed from Draakulis’ body and fell to the ground, Vargouille sprang up, mobbed the Avatar, and saved their master.
Whether that’s truth or myth, one thing is certain, the Vargouille is an extremely dangerous creature. Their bite can infect and subtly transform the victim into another Vargouille; at sunset, 3 days after they are bitten, they will sprout wings from their head, then it will tear itself from the body and fly away. The folk of Ghulvania are terrified of them, and rightly so!
The Vargouille will be available for 300 Glory in the Rewards tab of the Shop, will be in Event Chests this week, and will appear in Glory, Gem, and Guild chests in 3-4 weeks’ time.
The Wall of Oblivion is a relic of the ancient Battle of the Ghul. Draakulis took it into battle, and it’s said when his foes struck the shield, necrotic magic radiated forth marking his enemies for certain death (10% of the time, anyway).
This week it will be available in both the Raid Boss shop, and in the Soulforge.