|Real World Information|
The vampire overlord Count Dracula is widely regarded as the Lord of the Vampires and the most legendary creature of his lineage. Born as Vladimir Tepes III in the Romanian province of Wallachia, Vlad was once a knight of the blessed Order of the Dragon against the Ottoman Turks.
His inhuman methods of both dispatching his enemies as well as torturing his prisoners earned him the moniker of Vlad the Impaler - running them through with thick wooden spears and then hoisting them up, creating entire forests of bodies on the battlefields to ward off invaders.
Despite his victories in the war-effort, his wife - having received a false letter claiming he had fallen in battle - committed suicide. Heartbroken and enraged, Vlad claimed unlife and vowed to prey upon God's creation in her name until the Rapture when she would be resurrected.