Gartan’s Book – 9/3/10

3 pages down. 

The thief, dressed in the clothes of a worker, trudges with an empty cart through the poor part of town.  There’s some orator standing on top of a carriage shouting anti-foreignor rhetoric to a large angry crowd and a group of lawmen are watching them.  The thief gets stopped by the lawmen who are suspicious of a guy walking around with a cart at night but he gives them a funny and plausible cover story and they let him pass.

I’ve been having a dilemma over which of the various vampire myths to draw from.  I was considering not using some common attributes like:

1) Requires an invitation before entering a residence

2) Can’t cross running water

3) Doesn’t have a shadow and can’t be seen in a mirror (or mirror’s stop Vampires from entering houses)

I’ve already incorporated the Garlic and sunlight reactions and blood drinking.  I was seriously considering not having #1 above but after careful consideration, it’s kinda interesting having a thief that can’t enter someone’s house unless he’s been invited in.  Makes thinks difficult for him to practice his “craft.”

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2 Responses to “Gartan’s Book – 9/3/10”

  1. Hmm. A thief that can enter only up on invitation. Does the invitation have to be oral, or can it be a gesture–or a letter, as an invitation for a party. Or, if there’s an open house, either a party or a real estate event, does this invite include the vampire thief? Oh, so many questions.

    You are clearly enjoying the heck out of writing this book, and I think the readers will have a ball reading it. I’m not sure your MC is having the time of her life, what with your incinerating her husband and blaming her for it. Emotion! You write it!

  2. thepencilneck Says:

    It can be ANY kind of invitation but it only applies to Residences. But a door left open doesn’t count, he’s got to actually be asked to come in.

    I’ve got a whole list of “fables” now (in my head) that tell the story of the Demon of 9,999 Voices and why these restrictions exist on his existence. He’s been a bad, bad Demon and he’s the one who’s “possessing” people and by so doing, turning them into vampires. If he wasn’t schizo, he’d be very dangerous but his schizophrenia is also the source of his strength.

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