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The 1000 Year Royals, or commonly referred to as Vampires, are one of the enemies in DEADBOLT. Vampires are easily distinguishable by their tall, pale, and classy appearance. They're the second form of undead the Reaper is tasked to eliminate. They dominate the second mission arc and are also seen cooperating with Zombies in the mission Supply and Demand.
Vampires are said to be formed from the deaths of a betrayed lover. Lead by the royal family of Stelas: Sir and Madam Stela, they're commonly seen working in bars and clubs, while many of them were just regular visitors and they can be seen dancing in the said places. There's also Amber & Evelyn, twin high ranking members of 1000 Year Royals whom runs a brothel.
Types[edit | edit source]
There are currently 4 types of vampires:
Incubi[edit | edit source]
Male vampires in tux armed with a 10mm pistol. Attacks within medium range.
They can be seen wandering around or hanging upside down on ceilings.
Succubi[edit | edit source]
Female vampires in red dress wielding dual knives. Attacks by running and charging towards the Reaper. Unlike the Zombie Kingz' Bullies, their attacks can miss especially if the Reaper is moving towards their direction.
Like their male counterpart, they can also hang on ceilings, however they must jump down to attack.
Bartenders[edit | edit source]
Vampires armed with a combat shotgun. Attacks within medium range.
In most missions, bartenders store their soul separately on phylacteries, a bottle-shaped container that will preserve their sentience and revive them every single time they died. In order to fully kill a bartender, the phylactery must be destroyed. The revival takes a considerable amount of time, and revivals will happen indefinitely as long as the phylactery remains intact.
Bartenders drop their shotgun when fully dying, which means if there are any phylacteries of them present it needs to be destroyed first.
Nightcrawlers[edit | edit source]
Giant bat-like vampires armed with a suppressed rifle. Attacks within long range.
Interestingly, being in a bat form Nightcrawlers are never seen hanging onto ceilings unlike Incubi and Succubi. Despite their feeble appearance, they can see in the dark and is very resistant to melee attacks.
Nightcrawlers drop their rifle when dying.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Vampires will neither notice nor attack the Reaper when they're dancing, unless they're provoked. They, however will alert any non-dancing vampires if they see the Reaper in a bright light, and once they're provoked they won't return to dance anymore.
- Incubi can attack right from the ceiling they're hanging onto as long as the Reaper is within their firing range. If they can't, or if they're alerted but can't notice the Reaper, they will jump down first before investigating. Succubi will always jump down.
- When jumping down the Vampires will always pause for a brief moment, which can be an advantage in attack.
- Destroying phylacteries with melee throws will not consume the weapon used, just like destroying lamps or hanging explosives. Take cautions as phylacteries might be placed on a wide platform where the thrown weapon will get stuck on the platform as well.