Vampyric name

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Vampyric names are given to players during The Branches of Darkmeyer. Before venturing into the middle tier of Darkmeyer, players must choose a vampyric name. Players can choose any combination of first and last names. This will be used by vampyres to refer to them in Darkmeyer. Since 11 April 2012 it is possible to change a player's vampyric name once the quest is complete by speaking to Vanescula Drakan.

List of known Vampyric names[edit | edit source]

First Name (Male) First Name (Female) Last Name
  • Carnivus
  • Desmodus
  • Draconis
  • Grigor
  • Haemas
  • Lowerniel
  • Mort
  • Noctillion
  • Remus
  • Tytn
  • Valentin
  • Vampyrus
  • Vlad
  • Von
  • Caninelle
  • Carnivara
  • Crimsonette
  • Diphylla
  • Episcula
  • Lil
  • Mortina
  • Natalidae
  • Noctilla
  • Pipistrelle
  • Valentina
  • Vallessia
  • Vampyressa
  • Vanescula
  • Violetta
  • Vonnetta
  • Bechstein
  • Belamorta
  • Boosie
  • Caernivus
  • Constantine
  • Daubenton
  • Diaemus
  • Dracyula
  • Draynor
  • Helsing
  • Lasiurus
  • Lugosi
  • Nightshade
  • Rasputin
  • Sanguine
  • van Von
  • von Pitt
  • von Drak
  • von Tyn

References[edit | edit source]

  • "Dracyula" is an alternate spelling of "Dracula", referencing the titular antagonist of Bram Stoker's 1897 gothic horror novel Dracula.
  • "Helsing" is the partial last name of vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, one of the protagonists of Dracula.
  • "Lugosi" is a reference to the actor Bela Lugosi, who played the titular character in the 1931 film Dracula (four years earlier, he played the same role on Broadway).
  • One of the first name choices, "Tytn", is a reference to Mod Tytn, who was the main developer of the Myreque series before he left and Mod Ana was assigned to the series.
  • The first name "Lowerniel" is a reference to the vampyric ruler of Morytania, Lowerniel Drakan.
  • "Draynor" is the name of Count Draynor, the antagonist of Vampyre Slayer, one of Lowerniel Drakan's brothers, and the only member of the Drakan family who appears exclusively in humanoid form.
  • "Remus" is a reference to the Roman myth of Romulus and Remus, the supposed founders of Rome.
  • "Vlad" is a reference to the historical ruler Vlad the Impaler.
  • "Lasiurus" is the genus of hairy-tailed bats found in the Americas.
  • "Desmodus" is the genus of vampire bats.
  • "Diaemus" is a genus of bats. The only member of this genus is Diaemus youngi, the white-winged vampire bat.
  • "Diphylla" is the genus of hairy-legged vampire bats.
  • "Natalidae" is the genus of funnel-eared bats.
  • "Pipistrelle" is a reference to the genus of bat Pipistrellus.
  • The possible name combination "Lil Boosie" refers to the rapper Boosie Badazz.
  • The names "Grigor" and "Rasputin" are a reference to Grigori Rasputin, a Russian Orthodox mystic.
  • "Bechstein" is a reference to Bechstein's bat, named after the German zoologist Johann Matthäus Bechstein.
  • "Daubenton" is a reference to Daubenton's bat, named after the French naturalist Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton.

Etymologies[edit | edit source]

  • Noctillion and Noctilla come from the Latin nox, meaning night.
  • Mort, Mortina, and Belamorta come from the Latin mors, meaning death.
  • Haemas comes from the Ancient Greek prefix haemo-, meaning blood.
  • Sanguine comes from the Latin sanguis, meaning blood.
  • Vampyressa and Vampyrus both come from the Serbo-Croatian word vàmpīr.
  • Caninelle comes from the Latin canis, meaning dog.
  • Carnivus, Carnivara, and Caernivus come from the Latin carnivorus, meaning flesh-eating.