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Vampire warrior during the Barbarian Invasions by Hyrotrioskjan Vampire warrior during the Barbarian Invasions by Hyrotrioskjan
Sorry, for some reason the description wasn't uploaded yesterday, and I was too tired to notice. 

The Alfranae were a rather isolated vampire culture with their distribution covering large parts of the Scandinavian peninsula. While having an overall homogeneous cultural and genetic make up, they were less like an underground empire as it is known from their more southern brothers, but instead lived in city states similar to the ancient Greek, but without the regular wars. Their unusual peaceful attitude and cultural advancements can still be sensed in the way they are described in old north mythology as "elves". Poetry, lyric and gardening were among the highest valued arts. The Alfranae were the inventors of the night garden- a garden often suited within sink holes and hidden valleys, full of flowers that only bloom at night- and later the cave gardens. Their flag, which is still used today among the vampires of this region, shows a stylized Silene noctiflora, a symbol one can also find on archaeological artifacts like shields. It is probably the origin of the elf-cross.

During the Migration period (also known as Völkerwanderung or Barbarian Invasions) eastern European vampire clans took refuge in Scandinavia from the chaos caused by the Huns. While not coming into conflict with the Alfranae, both groups weren't really best buddies, especially because of the rather liberal human blood drinking rules of the Eastern clans. These new vampires are today known as "black elves" within the classical literature. They had a rather negative impact on the way elves are portraits overall, evident by medieval myths of blood and mother milk drinking, illness causing and nightmare producing. 

During the time of the Renaissance the Alfranae began to merge with the more and more globalized vampire culture. While certain regional traditions remain and/or are celebrated, the original culture of the elves is no more, however they contributed much to the way modern vampires see themselves and many of their original settlements are still inhabited.

The pointy ears that were once common among the Alfranae are today rare and more faint, they usually only appear after hypermorphosis, often years after a young vampire grew their fangs for the first time.  
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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hananas59 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how you stylized their culture into something refined, something worthy of being the inspiration for elves! I really love it hahaha ;D
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Melagris Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I always thought that dryads was the elves in your universe, anyway I'm happy to see more of this
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archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
dam you made vampire elves
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Sporedude135 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
WHAT CAN I SAY EXCEPT YOUR WALCOME?!?! by TexannasEmoticonz  
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Leggurm Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting
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Dinosaurguy10 Featured By Owner 4 days ago   General Artist
the ikea invasion 
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bhut Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Wow! Very realistic!
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Nuclearzeon2 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Is this part of a bigger project you have?
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archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
seems to be part of part tiem humans, the one ith the neorpators, werewolves, specultive cry`ptids, dragons and etc
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Corecin Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Nice to see this project return!
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