Vrykolakas are a form of "undead" predator whose form is human-like but do not have the glow or shine of life within them. They usually have sullen or weathered-looking appearance, their eyes are darker around the eyeball, and they can become engorged or swollen after they feed. They prefer fresh meat when feeding but are known to devour blood as well. They are intense predators who should not be taken lightly. They have an intense drive as predators and they will help you to sharpen and hone your predatory skills. They are aggressive, scary-looking, and have a keen sense of the weaknesses and vulernabilities of others. They are classified as "Vampires" because of their thirst for flesh & blood, and in some tales Werewolves were said to turn into Vrykolakas under certain circumstances, but it is important to note Vrykolakas are merely Vampiric in nature and are not Werewolves, they are a species unto themselves. They are recommended for experienced Keepers in spirit form as they retain their fearsome personality and their terrifying manifestations. They can be difficult to control for the inexperienced. Their size, shape, behavior, and color can vary by region.
Originates: Earthen Realm
Occupies: Earthen & Spiritual Realms
see Realms page for more information
STRENGTHS/WHY KEEP THEM?
They are dark and commanding predators and protectors.
protector, predator, guardian, aggressive
LISTINGS IN THE ONLINE STORE
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Associations can be used to create a closer connection with the entity. By recognizing their associations with the Earth and Universe you can use any combination of these tools to create treats, rituals, and bonding exercises between you.
You can purchase candles, incense, cones, oils, sprays, etc scented with the Scent, Herb, or Foliage they are associated with. You can purchase statuary, paintings, prints, textiles, etc with the Color, Animal, or Foliage they are associated with and keep them in your home where the entity will see them.
To boost their presence and give them a natural feeding of Earthen core energy you can buy raw, polished or cut specimens of the Gemstone they are associated with. Place the gemstones where you keep their vessel or wear the jewelry with the gemstones when you wear the vessel.
To have peak results it is best to meditate, perform rituals, invocations or spells for the entity on the Weekday they are associated with. The Month they are associated with is a block of time to celebrate and show your appreciation for your entity!
METHODS OF CONNECTING
- Wonderful treats for Vrykolakas include metal, velvet, leather, gold.
CHARACTERISTICS & MANIFESTATIONS
- Intense, protective, assertive, loyal
- Can manifest as orbs, true form, streaks of light, Shades, day and/or night visions.
Average size: Small 1-5ft
read Size page for more information
Lifespan: Extended: 1,000+ years
They have been assigned an "Extended" lifespan, read Lifespan page for more information
Secret to Keeping
These Dark Arts secrets were previously not known outside of family and Creepy Hollows collectors. They are secrets discovered by Ash and he has generously agreed to share them with all collectors because having the right secret and being able to properly handle DA spirits is more important.
Caring for your Vrykolak is the same as caring for any other spirit except being a creature of duality. They are not fond of being in direct sunlight for long periods of time. If you place their vessel in a sunny window or outside it will usually settle them. If they are bound to your spirit usually the threat of transmuting them to a vessel for the purpose of placing them outside is enough to make them calm down. Only use this technique if you feel they are becoming too strong for your liking- some collectors like their spirits to be "on the go" all the time so it is your judgment call.Tags: vampire, Vrykolakas, Vukodlak, werewolf