GURPS: Red Sky
The White Court is one of the Vampire Courts. White Court vampires are the most human-like of the Vampire Courts. They feed off the emotions and life force of their prey.
Unlike the other Courts, the White Court prefers to avoid direct confrontation with their enemies. They are for the most part, a court of schemers who prefer to stab each other in the back and use “Cat’s paws” in exquisitely detailed plots to impress the others in the Court, to the extent that direct confrontation is looked down upon and socially damaging.
Strengths / Weakness / Powers / Abilites
- The White Court is able to cross a threshold but it cripples their ability to draw on their Hunger for strength and speed.
- The Hunger fuels their power, strength and near immortality—they are born with it.
- Using their power makes them Hungry and they need to feed or it causes: moodiness, anger, violent behavior, and paranoia.
- Long term lack of feeding causes them use up their reserves of life force, then the Hunger takes over, and they go insane if they can’t hunt.
The people they feed on get little pieces of their life nibbled away causing some degree of spiritual damage. It leaves them vulnerable to the allure so that the Whites can easily make return visits. If they keep getting fed upon, they go into a mindless daze and eventually die, possibly from a heart attack during sex.
White Court Houses
There are different Houses within the White Court, each comprised of a close-knit family. There is much in-fighting between the Houses, but House Raith is considered to be the most powerful, with Lord Raith acting as King of the White Court. The Houses are mainly distinguished by their choice of emotion to feed upon, but this has been represented as a strong preference rather than a restriction.
Those of House Raith are sexual predators, using their supernatural good looks and psychic aura to attract both men and women. During intercourse, or any direct physical contact where emotions like lust are heightened, they feed off their prey – specifically, off of the intimacy. Victims of the feedings of House Raith grow to enjoy the experience and become bonded to their predator, not unlike a drug addiction.
House Malvora is a House of White Court vampires. Most of them are phobophages, meaning they feed on fear.
The Head of the House is: Lady Cesarina Malvora, the mother of Vittorio Malvora.
Most prefer very strong fear, such as that of being in a potentially deadly situation, but some satisfy themselves with smaller scares like those created by horror and slasher movies.
The vampires of House Skavis feed on despair, preferring to drive a victim into the depths of depression and in many cases driving them to suicide.
The Fourth House
The role playing game strongly implies that there is a fourth house that prefers to feed on anger, which has not yet been referenced in the novels.
They presumably originate in the Etruscan civilization of ancient Italy, as they use the Etruscan language for all of their formal court functions.
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