Creating A Vampire

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The creation process of a new vampire takes approximately three days, though sometimes it has been known to take longer. The process for turning a human into a vampire is fairly involved and is thus not to be taken lightly. Psychics and Witches may also be turned into vampires, but will only have a 25% chance of retaining their supernatural abilities. Shifters and Werewolves are unable to be turned into a vampire. The process would kill them outright.

Step 1

The vampire must drain nearly all of the blood from the human's body, and replace it with their own. This can be done all at once, or over several days.

Step 2

Once the entirety of the human's blood is replaced, the body needs to be buried in the earth for at least 48 hours. This is generally not a peaceful process, and can be very disorienting to the newborn vampire. Sometimes it may also be painful as the physiology is changed from human to vampire.

Step 3

After awakening, the newborn vampire must dig themselves from their grave. Unless they were aware that the change was about to take place, this can be a very frightenting and confusing time for them. Immediately after extracting themselves from the ground, their hunger must be attended to as soon as possible.

Step 4

A Maker is responsible for their Child. Unless extreme circumstances prevent the Maker from being there when the Child awakens, the Maker will generally provide sustenance for the Child, and then take them to teach them the ways of a vampire. This process generally takes only a year, though most Maker's keep their Child with them for as long as possible - after all, they did give them eternal life for a reason.

In TrueBlood, creating a vampire to "save" someone (i.e. accidents, terminal illnesses, drug overdoses) may have devastating results. Circumstances of these instances puts a human closer to death, and can cause the turning process to go horrifically wrong, resulting in mental handicap, deformities or even death.
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