An Open Letter of Defiance to the Kingdom of Irvanshire, and to Magesta:
Since time began, the Vampire Lords have competed against one another using their ability to cultivate bloodlines to gain control over Magesta’s nobility and other family lines of influence and power. They refer to this simply as “The Game.” Vampire Lords require an amount of time in a hibernation cycle every few hundred years. During these hibernation cycles, they are actually conscious, though their perception of time is different from ours. They change and empower themselves and, like a game of chess, plot future iterations of The Game. When they first enter their hibernation cycle, they do so understanding that their house is in a certain position in the hierarchy: First through Sixth. When they awaken, they awaken in whichever position they were in when starting their hibernation, and they begin their game anew.
The leader of the First House is given the title Vampire King or Queen, and he or she is supposed to be held in a higher esteem than even The Game, and his or her responsibility to the Vampire Lords is greater than The Game. The King or Queen is above it. In this iteration of the game, she is Queen Amphelise. Rarely do the Vampire Lords stray from the purview of The Game or from their insatiable need to continuously consume life and energies, but Amphelise has strayed. I recently learned that she spent her last hibernation cycle away from her house in a location where she had access to the Bloodwaters and to the Dream Realm. It is widely held that the Dream Realm, in ancient times more so, but even today, is responsible for the continual creation of Magesta. In fact, it is thought that our current Dream Realm is what is left of the Orb of Creation, which was the artifact responsible for creating much of the world when in the hands of the Creator, Saedius Magestis. I believe that Amphelise is using the creative power of the Dream Realm to change certain realities, if only temporarily. In this way, she has gained the allegiance of many nefarious forces, and she is gaining more every day. Additionally, she has been able to manipulate one of the most potent denizens of the Dream Realm. You know him as Mister Hi, but his rightful name is The Harbinger.
Since her Awakening, Queen Amphelise has been drawing attention to herself because of the rapidity with which she has gained power and prestige in the various Realms of Magesta. She is a threat to the very nature of the world, to the fabric of Magesta. She cannot be completely destroyed, for Vampire Lords will always eventually re-incorporate (even if it takes a millenium), but if we learn the method of defeating her, we can send her away so that we may undo the damage she has done.
-Professor Methos Wolfstone