Vampires have reptilian, palish green skin, they can grow hair from their bodies like mammals. Their powerful tails can be used to coil around their enemies. Their fangs inject toxins into the victim's bloodstream, controlling them. They share many physical traits with Humans but there is no such possiboility that the two species could be related or even their mortal enemies, the Banshee. Like in the medieval legends, they are very sensitive to sunlight/ However, they cannot be killed by wooden stakes and garlic.
If a Vampire bites a Banshee they would become a hybrid race, allowing them access to their abiltiies and become immune to sunlight.
The Vampires came to Earth a thousand of years ago, with the Lost City of the Vampires being the first colony the race made on the planet Earth before they began to spread worldwide, creating the Dark Empire. As time went on, this city would be forgotten and forever lost within the rainforests of South America.
Setaka the progenitor of the Vampires, ruled Ancient Egypt and became infamous among Humanity. and was considered a demon with his base being the Sphinx. He and his father Set ruled over Egypt by biting the Pharaohs and turning them into their slaves. Setaka himself would go into stasis awaiting a time when he could bring about his plans for world domination once Humanity had achieved a certain level of technological development.Millenia later the Vampires still thrive, ruling Humanity from the shadows, however their society has fractured into numerous families fighting for dominance in what remains of the Dark Empire. The Dark Empire of the vampires is broken into families, each acting with a certain level of autonomy. Several major vampire families, headed by Hanek, created the multi-national corporation Intracom, which they use to fund their wars against the Banshee and the Alliance.
Unlike the Lycanthrope, Shadoen and Oni that have shapechanging abilities to blend in with Humans, Vampires require holographic technology to hide their true appearance from others. As they are a highly technological advanced race, they require energy resources for fuel and even use living beings for that matter, mostly try to capture Banshee for their power.