Curse of the Nosferatu
Before there were vampires, there were nosferatu. Bound more closely to the base creatures of the dark than modern vampires, nosferatu are the withered inheritors of a primeval strain of the vampiric curse, one that cruelly grants immortal life but not immortal youth. Lacking the seductiveness of those known today merely as vampires, these twisted masterminds are a dying breed, repulsive to both the living and their younger brethren. Yet what they lack in charm, nosferatu make up for in their insidious mental powers and mastery over those things that swarm in shadows. Thus, from crumbling fortresses, these ancient nobles nurse centuries-old bitterness, not just against the living, but against their own vampiric kin.