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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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grisador Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018
Yay ! I missed these series :D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =D
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epicfiredragon2011 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
This is so cool!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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purple-hermit Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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hananas59 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  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 Jul 13, 2018
I always thought that dryads was the elves in your universe, anyway I'm happy to see more of this
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks guys, dryads can be more synonymized with nymphs, although they certainly influenced our picture of elves as well to a lesser extend. One has always to distinguish between myth and reality here. 
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Melagris Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
nymphs, that's even cooler !!!!
I hope we'll see more of your universe soon
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Professional General Artist
Dryads are already online 
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:iconarcheoraptor38:
archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
dam you made vampire elves
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Indeed =D
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:iconarcheoraptor38:
archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
I went with a different route with mine, separate entities but basically all human races are separated by culture and small phenotypic differences
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Also great, you took it even further. 

On the other side there are approaches where these mythological beings are just animals that were anthropomorphized. 
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archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
not sure if I took it further, since they are basically Homo sapiens, they also use a lot of body mods, elfic ears for example or head augmentation thoutgh I kinda like that and i can allow myself to have human looking elves when at the sametime I have ediacaran derived sophonts.posthumans,far future brine shrimp and dinosauroids running around
the second one can also be very useful in spec. will go for that with certian entities
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Sporedude135 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
WHAT CAN I SAY EXCEPT YOUR WALCOME?!?! by TexannasEmoticonz  
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
=D
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Sporedude135 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
It looks amazing though! I think that fits perfectly with a vampire society.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you :bow: 
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Sporedude135 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
Your welcome. I do really wish I can create art as good as yours. By that point I may start working on more speculative evolution that I made.
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
No worries.
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Dinosaurguy10 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018   General Artist
the ikea invasion 
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
:la::lol:
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bhut Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Wow! Very realistic!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank =D 
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Nuclearzeon2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Is this part of a bigger project you have?
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archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
seems to be part of part tiem humans, the one ith the neorpators, werewolves, specultive cry`ptids, dragons and etc
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Indeed it is part of the part time humans project, although you have to remember that nearly all my projects are connected. 
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:iconarcheoraptor38:
archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
dragons in Nea lol
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
For example
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Corecin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Nice to see this project return!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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