A Study on Vampires
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The Diety Flameraven and the characters not from Buffy were created by me and my buddies.
A Study on Vampires
Round 1: Psionic Warrior
"By Flameraven, where the hell am I."
The figure looked around, and found that he was in a graveyard. He was unusually garbed for nowadays. His clothes were of good sturdy materials, but the styles were of a much older time. His Shirt was a deep rich purple, while his pants were black. His hair was long and black and loosely tied at the nape of his neck.
But even with his odd looks the pack of vampires that approached him still thought he looked like a good meal.
The five vampires circled him, before he had time to react.
"Now what do we have here fellas?" asked one of the vampires.
Before another of the vamps could respond the figure did.
"I am a powerful man, and not one to be trifled with, now leave before I am forced to deal with you."
"Oh look at this guy, he must be new in town, he must not know what we are." With that the five switched to game face, and expected to see this guy cower in fear. Or at least look startled. Not one of them expected him to laugh.
"Oh, good, you aren't normal men, that makes me feal better about killing you. I would also like to thank you for giving me the time to prepare myself for combat." It was at this point that the mans figure seemed to shift. His hands grew larger, and massive claws started to grow from where his fingers hand been. His back arched and bent and his frame to on a more animalistic form, and his jaw began to protrude somewhat and his mouth which was still grinning sprouted razor sharp teeth.
"Now lets dance."
Buffy, Willow and Xander had no idea what it was they were watching. They had started to run to help the man they saw surrounded by five vampires but when they got there, three vamps were dead and the last two about to be as one was caught in the jaws of this thing they had thought was a man and last had multiple slash wounds, most likely from the claws on the creatures hands. As the beast ripped the vamps head off the last one started to run away. The creature saw this.
"DID I SAY YOU COULD LEAVE." And a bright flash of light appeared in the beast hand and shot out at the last vamp, catching it in the chest, and setting it on fire before it turned to ash.
"There now I feel better. That was fun." And before the eyes of the three teens watching saw this strange thing shift back into the form of a man. He stretched a bit, popping his neck and wrist, before finally turning to the three confused teens.
"Oh hello there. You wouldn't happen to be able to tell me where in the infinite layers of the abyss I am, and what those beast were, would you?"
"You are in Sunndale California, and those were vampires." Buffy finally responded. "Now who in the hell are you?"
"My name is Pardur Quickclaw, though most just call me Talon. And those couldn't have been vampires. Vampires are far more powerful than that, hell, vampire kin are usually stronger than those."
"What do you know about vamps?"
"Plenty I have killed three true vampires. Whatever those things were, they aren't true vampires."
"Well those were our vamps. So what are you doing here?"
"No idea young lady. I was aiding my allies in the destruction of an evil cult. I ended up fighting with a poweful cultist who possessed what I beleive was a staff of power. I struck the very center of it with my claws. I then saw it break, and then the next thing I know I am laying in a graveyard."
"Well come with us. Maybe our friend Giles can figure it out."
A/N: A Friend of mine who has been playing D&D since the late 80s was always amused by how easy it is to beat the vampires in Buffy as opposed to the powerhouses that are D&D vamps. So he once asked me how well our characters would fare against a pack, and we had a good laugh. But thanks to that, and being totaly bored in a class where I sit at a computer for three hours, I came up with this.