The DiMorteli Brothers
~Tharad and his siamese brothers Xarad and Uthuno are the last sons of the DiMorteli House. Unlike the common Vampire , the DiMorteli did not leech blood out of their victims but instead drained the spark from inside their minds , drinking their thoughts as if it was a good wine. This process left the victims mindless nulls , puppets to the vampires' will. Furthermore the DiMorteli could manifest several psionic powers like Telekinesis and Mind Scan. These powers , however , were not given to the DiMorteli by nature. In a vainglorious attempt to overcome the curses that scourge the vampire race , house patron Nikolai Di Reus Morteli started a series of profane experiments on his bloodline.
To escape the endless thirst , the hellish sleep-state and the sun allergy Nikolai instructed his sons and daughters in a series of insane training sessions and arcane rituals. The DiMorteli have even consulted with devils , the vampire nation's greatest enemy after the angels. In time , progress was made , terrible progress. Though the Sun Allergy still existed , the bloodthirst and the hibernation shrinked and eventually disapeared. In their place , a new thirst rose , that of the essence that lies in every intelligent mind. The consumption of that essence gave the vampires newfound and great powers. Alas , the price was high. The dark beauty of the vampiric race gave place to hideous mutation , elongated skulls and twisted bodies. The DiMorteli were vampires only in memory.
Such heresy would not pass unseen. The council of Lyrae , highest authority amongst the Houses pressed charges against the DiMorteli , declaring the House Abomination. In vampire society nothing is as sacred as purity of bloodline and respect of tradition. The DiMorteli have forsaken these ideals and now faced their gravest hour. In the cacophony of slaughter that followed , the DiMorteli were overwhelmed by the seer numbers of the other houses. The three brothers in a moment of chance managed to escape the genocide , vanishing into the night.
For ages to come , the brothers lurked in the shade , fed on scraps , kept their existance a secret. Never did they forget , never did they forgive. As the ages pass , the brothers plot and calculate the fall of their former kin , the hated vampires that took away their noble house. In their mind , the council of Lyrae , terified and jealous of the DiMorteli's newfound powers , decided to destroy them instead of following their footsteps to freedom. Cowardice of the worst kind. Yet all is not lost. Tharad , Xarad and Uthuno are great , they are powerful and they have plotted and schemed. Soon , they will finish their father's efforts and a new era will rise , an era of psionic vampires rulling over oceans of mindless slaves. The DiMorteli will reign and those who deny it will see it from below.~
These 3 are characters that i had in mind for a long long time. Now that i finally created them im even more excited about them :p Maybe after im done with a couple of commisions and other urgent projects , ill return to them , who knows. The artwork itself is a milestone in my artistic pursuit since it tought me a load of stuff and possibly changed the way i render my characters forevah.