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Elizabeth Bathory

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Hi There guys! this one is a old commission from around mid 2009 for a vampire set on a TCG... This time another chara linked to the vapire myths. The loved and hated Elizabeth Bathory, aka, the blood countess(maybe you remember her as Elizabeth Bartley on Castlevania: Bloodlines). I done a previous version of her a couple of years ago (the pic is on the gallery) a more, human version, so this one is a more vampire/demon version, hope you like it :)

PSCS/Bamboo/8hours/music: We Suck Young Blood - Radiohead (appropriated I think, lol)
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well enought chat and there goes the wiki attack!

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Countess Elizabeth Báthory (Erzebet Bathory August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was a countess from the renowned Báthory family. She is possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history and is remembered as the "Blood Countess" and as the "Bloody Lady of Čachtice," after the castle near Trencsén (today Trenčín) in the Kingdom of Hungary, (today's Slovakia), where she spent most of her adult life.

After her husband's death, she and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls and young women, with one witness attributing to them over 600 victims, though the number for which she was convicted was 80. In 1610, she was imprisoned in the Csejte Castle, where she remained bricked in a set of rooms until her death four years later.

The case has led to legendary accounts of the Countess bathing in the blood of virgins in order to retain her youth and subsequently also to comparisons with Vlad III the Impaler of Wallachia, on whom the fictional Count Dracula is partly based, and to modern nicknames of the Blood Countess and Countess Dracula, also linked to the vampire folklore.
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Elizabeth Bathory had always been fascinated with the idea of immortality. She had built her reputation as a powerful figure in her castle by being both loved and feared within her community. But as she grew older, she began to feel the effects of time on her body and mind. She knew that something had to be done to retain her youth and power.


One night, as she was taking a stroll in the gardens of her castle, a mysterious figure appeared before her. She recognized him as a vampire, a creature that had been the subject of many of her obsessions. The vampire, sensing her desire for immortality, made her an offer she couldn't refuse.


He would turn her into a creature like himself, one that would never age and would possess immense power and strength. In exchange, she would have to offer him the blood of young virgins to sustain their kind.


Elizabeth accepted the proposal without hesitation, and the vampire bit into her neck. She felt an immense pain, followed by a strange surge of energy. She became a vampire, just like he had promised.


From that day on, Elizabeth Bathory became known as the Blood Countess. She would lure young girls into her castle and drain them of their blood, believing that it would keep her young and beautiful forever.


But with immortality came a price. Elizabeth became increasingly isolated and paranoid, fearing that her enemies would discover her secret and destroy her. Her reign as Countess came to a bloody end when she was finally caught and imprisoned.


Centuries later, the legend of Elizabeth Bathory lives on, and her name is still whispered in horror by those who know of her gruesome deeds. Some say that she still roams her castle, seeking out new victims to feed on and cursing her immortal existence.