Posted by Alex CF on February 11th, 2012
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“The continued research of Francis Gerber, Swiss naturalist, whose partilular line of inquiry was that of hominid species that existed parallel to Homo Sapien, this bureau explores the maturation of infected human hosts”
Homo Vampyrus have been the main focus of a great deal of my recent research, I come back to these cases often, each case mirroring the last in contents, yet becoming ever more complex in his discoveries, his particular interest in blood groups, and the differences between the way the human and Vampyr blood cells carried oxygen. In fact, it would be fascinating to know how Francis gleaned such complex biology in the later years of the 18th century, taking queues from unknown sources, that I will follow up from here, certain names that appear again and again, alongside one of the earliest references to Lord Merrylin within a diary dated 1806. Whether this was Thomas’s father or Thomas himself is unknown. I had no idea Francis Gerber knew of the Merrylin family.
The case presented here deals with the early onset of Vampyrism and the first five years of infection in feral Vampyr. Naturally born Vampyr differ greatly from humans infected, their organs lack the “jury rigged’ nature of an infected host.
This line of research even called for an adolescent Vampyr heart, which is preserved and presents the subtle differences in the heart, the augmentations of the chambers by the virus to increase blood flow, which is ever more prevalent in adult or matured Vampyr. In the case of infected vampyr, maturation also harks to the gestation of viral organs within the body, which are stimulated to grow by the virus on a cellular level. Fully augmented Vampyr will mature within five years, in some cases the early onset of viral augmentation will kill the host, unless in cases of feral Vampyrism, which involves a strain of the Vampyrus virus which appears to instigate these traits in such a fashion that the slow burn onset of the mutations are sped up, burning fat reserves at an exponential rate and forcing the host into a feeding frenzy (see black friday/the silent flood/wraith /homo gluttiens in the encyclopedia)
The portion of skull is also an early onset vampyr, the alignment of the front teeth has not altered beyond the distended cuspid. Production of the secondary serrated cuspid appears to be one of first augmentations within the body. The stimulation of new tooth growth occurs in the upper mandible. Colonies of viral cells, like cancer, begin to stimulate irregular cellular growth. Angiogenesis, the development of new blood supply is established and the creation of glands above each cuspid allows for viral secretions when the jaw is flexed open, and the teeth descend from the gum line. The teeth are for this purpose only – they ensure new infection. Vampyr often kill the host they are feeding upon due to the nature of their feeding habits, but those they do not kill, will in some cases become Vampyr. Although feral Vampyr and the spread of the more virulent strains do occur, “turned” Vampyr are still rare. one in ten Vampyr are turned, the vast majority are born.
There are abundant specimens within this case, a fetal Vampyr, preserved in liquid, ample tissue and blood samples, illustrations, diaries and religious paraphernalia. Francis Gerbers hand made hunting tools, a hand cast flint lock pistol, stakes and shot.
This case is now available to purchase.
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