Humans aren’t alone in this world. Living among them are all the creatures you thought to be a myth, they call themselves Variants.
The Variant world is a dangerous place, and there is power in every creature’s blood.
The Blood Moon Pack – The only known werewolf pack to take on the third form. Their forms are human, wolf and the battle form. In the battle form, the werewolf walks upright, can speak and is faster than most vampires. They are also formidable witches.
Vampires – Can not go into the sun, if they do, they will turn to ash. They can see the life of the person they drink from for a short time. Some have abilities that follow their sire line and some do not.
Nymphs – Extremely beautiful men and women. They can sense arousal in any creature by the pheromones that are excreted. They feed on the positive energy or adoration they can elicit from others. If their blood is ingested, the person will become tethered and addicted to it. Also, the nymph can control them whenever they are aroused.
Wolves – Are born and belong to packs. Most stay within the pack in which they were born, but it is not uncommon for them to join a new pack when they move. They shift from human to wolf at any time and it causes no pain.
Shifters – Aren’t as common as wolves, but can take any animal shape at will. The larger the animal, the more difficult it is to retain for extended periods. After extended shifts, massive quantities of food will be needed to replenish body mass and energy.
The Coven – A collective of five vampire witches who vary in age but are extremely powerful. Most Variants will try to avoid the Coven at all costs. The Coven isn’t in one location, but scattered and can assemble when necessary.
Striba – A werewolf that is part wolf and part demon. The Striba are faster than a werewolf, they have red eyes and are hard to kill.
Demons – These come in various forms. In the Variant Universe, the demons are not hellbound, they are from varying realms and these worlds converge into The Pit.
Valkyrie – A Valkyrie is a human that died courageously in battle. Once a Valkyrie is chosen, they ascend to Valhalla where they train until Odin feels they are ready for “The Choice”. Their human memories are gone and each is blessed by Odin with a particular skill and given a Mount. They will have the ability to converse mentally with their Mounts. Valkyries are the messengers of the gods and have the ability to travel inter-dimensionally.
Mounts – These creatures are also known as Pegasus’. They have the ability to travel where ever they need to in order to aid the Valkyrie in their travels. Each Mount has a unique personality and bonds with their Valkyrie. They have the ability to project images so that humans see them as different modes of transportation.
Darso – A Darso is the opposite of the Valkyrie and sworn enemy. Where the Valkyrie is chosen for valor, the Darso is chosen for the evil deeds they have done. They have one white eye that can see into the spirit world. The Darso serve the god Thanatos.
Elida – Elida and her people are an unknown species. Unlike the shifter, they have the ability to take on any form, from a pencil to a painting on the wall. This species can be anywhere and virtually undetectable by lower forms of Variants. The Valkyrie and Darso can sense them for example.
The Pit – Is a place where deals are made, souls are traded and bounties are made. Nothing with a soul can enter the pit. If a soul managed to enter, it would be ripped apart by the demons nearby. A soul in the pit is like putting blood in the water where sharks reside.
Valhalla – This is the Norse version of Heaven. When a Valkyrie arrives, they are given a choice. They can stay in Valhalla forever or they can become one of Odin’s messengers. If the new arrival chooses to become a messenger, they go through an intense training period and when Odin feels they are ready, they are given their Mount. There is no time frame on how long a Valkyrie trains.
More to come…