Logistics Of Staking A Vampire?

A weapon is usually a type of harmful object in order to kill someone or physically and emotionally hurt a victim, which could result in their death. Along with sunlight, wooden stakes are the most well known method of killing vampires. Time is ticking until the dawn and they’ve discovered that a bunch of vampire slayers got there first and set up traps! A vampire has a very high UV A and B count therefore being in the sun for a few hours can make them a little woozy or weak. If a vampire is up and about in the daylight hours, then it will always take great pains to shade itself from the sun. In addition, vampires with cerebral palsy and ALS can potentially recover a limited degree of fast-twitch motor function, while the blind and deaf may regain some hearing and night vision.

In more modern times that stake evolved into needing to be made of wood as the wood itself renders the vampire ‘dead’ (at least until the wood was removed or it petrified into stone). At the end of every complete melee round that a vampire is partially exposed to sunlight, it suffers 3d6 points of damage. A la Terry Pratchett in Wytches Abroad (a book) – Vampire is a beaten into submission with a salami, turns into a bat and then the cat eats him.

The idea is it’s a lot easier to craft a wooden stake than it is to forge a metal or shape a stone one. Vlad impaled his victims on large stakes driven into the body vertically, left to exsanguinate (bleed to death). If the base creature has a swim speed, the vampire retains the ability to swim and is not vulnerable to immersion in running water (see below). Of course, the easiest way to destroy a vampire is to be sure that it never rises at all. You can’t exactly fight the forces of darkness if you can’t track down vampires.

Even if a vampire is in the sunlight less than its period of immunity, it takes a massive effort of will for the creature to do anything other than seek shelter. Using some cove-cutting techniques, and some not-cool taper cutting methods (I will be building a jig for this if I ever do it again), I managed to make a halfway decent vampire stake. In Interview with the Vampire, the vampires are killing a few people per day, and nobody seems to notice. As a ‘last resort’, there’s a mallet and four wooden stakes, plus A Book of Common Prayer, dated 1857. Fired from some kind of projection device or thrown, a stake demands a Dexterity + Firearms or Athletics roll.

Early folk belief in vampires has sometimes been ascribed to the ignorance of the body’s process of decomposition after death and how people in pre-industrial societies tried to rationalise this, creating the figure of the vampire to explain the mysteries of death. I LOVE Prince of Darkness,” but you really have to go into a vampire movie with an open mind and looking in advance for foreshadowings of tonight’s neat way to dispose of the critter to accept that when it comes! However, this method of deterrence is unreliable and certainly won’t work on an experienced vampire.

Give the plot some adventures in glamourous places and demands for vampire loyalty and – voila! The different legends portray many variety of vampires from glowing red eyed monsters with green or pink hair as in China to the Greek Lamia which has the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a winged serpent. I’d be worried that the tapered shape would cause the stake to naturally work its way out of the vampire — that would not be good!

All of these items are considered wooden stakes: Sticks, Wooden Swords, Wooden Axes, Wooden Pickaxes, Wooden Spades, Wooden Hoes, Signs, Torches, Redstone Torches, Fences and Fence Gates. Etc.). For example, a vampire who lives in a graveyard might only be killed with a stake of yew wood. The unique pistol/dagger has been retrofitted to fire32 caliber wooden stakes, hand-sharpened and ready to slay the next vamp to infiltrate Bon Temps or your neighborhood. He was killed by werewolves a thousand years ago, before the family had been turned into vampires.

Once a member of The Five , he wielded a crossbow when he was preparing to kill that vampires that Klaus had forced making and was ready to use it on the Original, Kol , when he discovered that Kol had already killed these vampires. You raise the stakes on this combat by raising your stakes above your head and slamming them down on takes X damage. Should the vampire be mostly burnt but then escape the fire, it can still survive. Vampires have sensitive noses and can be momentarily driven off by pungent odors.


Given the gaseous form thing, it looks like the only way to stake a vampire is when he’s helpless and in his coffin. If a priest of a nonevil deity casts a bless spell on any weapon (or item that could be conceivably used as a weapon), for the duration of the spell that weapon is capable of striking a vampire. Vampires were one easy answer to the age-old question of why bad things happen to good people.

According to his official report, fresh blood seeped from …the gaping wounds in their chests were the stakes had been pounded in.” If a respected doctor today was to make such a report, he’d be tested for hallucinogenic substances. Everything ranging from premature burial to the early ignorance of the body’s decomposition cycle after death has been cited as the cause for the belief in vampires. Oonagh added: ‘I’m not sure who will buy it as we are yet to put it on the internet.

In order to avoid being sacrificed by Klaus and allowing him to gain his werewolf powers, Katerina drinks the blood of a vampire and then kills herself in order to transition into a vampire. For Doctor X: Vampire Edition on the iOS (iPhone/iPad), GameFAQs has game information and a community message board for game discussion. They are quiet and accurate, being able to almost silently catch a vampire offguard.

Unlike the other hunters the police won’t attack him should he try to kill a vampire in the city. I suggest looking to some of the older vampire movies (think Bram Stoker’s Dracula as opposed to Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Any skin of a vampire that comes in contact with direct sunlight will be severely burned. Arthur took the stake and the hammer, and when once his mind was set on action his hands never trembled nor even quivered. Most of the darts were made by Alaric Saltzman and can be shot from the same gun that shoots wooden stakes.

The problem is this usually means you have to be outside prior to the sun rising, which pretty much just makes you a prime target for a hungry vampire. If they couldn’t find a way to travel to those locales in person to buy odd feathers, skeletons and baubles, they demanded the curios and souvenirs that were up until that time unavailable anywhere else be brought back at any price.

It was shown that they have little effect on vampires or werewolves , aside from the inconvenience of having to heal. The 19th Century box contains a crucifix, pistol, wooden stakes and mallet, as well as glass bottles containing holy water, holy earth and garlic paste. Even before the first vampire became a vampire , he was cursed to forever have to hide from the sun. Elena and Jeremy decide to try and kill Kol because he is trying to stop them from getting the cure.

While avenging the death of his slain father, Pinocchio learns the vampires have a deeper agenda than the mere sucking of blood. During bloodlust it is increased by 50% but most importantly the vampires run with intense speed and jump incredibly high with increased air maneuvering. The stake was to drive through the body, pinning the corpse to the grave, neutralising it, preventing it from rising (similarly I think there was a Nordic custom where they cut of the feet of their enamies when dead…). They could comfort there soul with the fact that at least, they weren’t being eaten by vampires.

A hit to the chest with a wooden stake will be an instant crit, with varying chances chances to survive, depending on armor. Similarly, immersing a vampire in running water robs it of one-third of its hit points each round until it is destroyed at the end of the third round of immersion. The fighting stake is our own design, we also do a tonfa like stake, a smallish hand stake, stakes that can be shot from crossbows and of course, the traditional straight stake. Even this is harder than it sounds; as evidenced by its inhuman strength, the muscles of a vampire are much more sturdy, perhaps more dense, than their mortal equivalents.

Jones says they will continue to place wooden stakes around town until they feel they are fully secured,” and then will move on to placing crucifixes and garlic. Gaseous Form: Vampires can modify their gaseous form, changing it to a thick fog to a thin, almost invisible mist. Polymorph spells only last for a minute, and then the vampire resumes whatever form it was in previously.

In quite another type of depiction, Count von Count , a harmless and friendly vampire parodying Bela Lugosi’s depictions, is a major character on the children’s television series Sesame Street He teaches counting and simple arithmetic through his compulsion to count everything, a trait he shares with certain other vampires of folklore. There was an 1800s era vampire killing kit sold on Auction Kings” recently, and it went for a tidy sum IIRC.