Seriously, I am fine with it being a promotion, and SC fluff, but at least have some pride in the game to use the existing lore and come up with something better...like I did, in 10 minutes of boredom at work. At this point Sony can have it for free: Origins of the FreebloodLike many of the great changes that have come to sweep over Norrath, the origins of theFreeblood vampires lie interestingly enough in the actions of a handful of ambitious adventurers. Whenthe noble Koadaâ€™dal Marcus Thex, a champion of the mysterious Freethinkers was discovered in thedepths of the Evernight Abbey; he had been made into that which he had sworn to destroy. Cursed withthe existence he and his Freethinker companions had so valiantly fought, the valiant Koadaâ€™dal battledwith the desperate urge to end his own existence. Such a valiant spark of life cannot easily be stampedout though, even when shrouded in darkness. Unlike some thralls of Mistmoore, Marcus still held thegift given to all the creations of the Gods; the gift of choice. Thus Marcus became the first vampirechampion of the Freethinkers, bringing light to the darkness and setting an example of hope and valorfor those around him.Though cursed to carry on his fight in the shadows, Marcus was regarded as the champion he hadalways been by his Freethinker comrades. Though there were those among the Freethinkers who lookedat the more practical elements of Marcusâ€™ â€œafflictionâ€; they saw it as an opportunity to use Mayongâ€™svery gift against him and his ilk. Despite his acceptance of his own cursed existence, Marcus abhorredthe idea of allowing anyone to share in his cursed immortality. Nonetheless many of the Freethinkers,particularly the more youthful and some would say foolhardy, volunteered to be â€œturnedâ€ by MarcusThex. The enthusiasm and compassion of some touched Marcusâ€™ spirit, yet also touched on some darkurge that resided within him. So it was that the sun set on a group of young Freethinkers, and the nightembraced them. It was within that same group that one young woman jokingly coined the name for thenewly born vampires; â€œFreebloodâ€.The Freebloods proved themselves to be worthy of their gift, earning a reputation for bravery andferocity in dealing with the abominations the Freethinkers continued to fight in the shadows of Norrath.Vampire fought vampire on a level playing ground and even Marcus began to lose doubt in his decisionto allow this. Despite this, not all were comfortable to fight side by side with vampires. Though theFreethinkers had become more well known and their deeds celebrated by fellow champions of Qeynosand Kelethin, even the most tolerant were reluctant to accept the Freebloods. Some worried that theywould succumb to the urges typical to their kind, while others argued that they were different from theunnatural creatures the Freethinkers hunted and their sacrifice was something noble and to be admired.Ultimately the Freebloods expanded both within and outside of the Freethinker ranks; becoming apowerful presence in the world of Norrath. As with Lord Marcus Thex, the Freeblood vampires werebeings with the ability to choose their path. As these new vampires spread, many chose to forge theirown path outside of the Freethinkers; though they continued to identify themselves by the name Freeblood.Thus the Norrathian cities were faced with an odd dilemma, as vampires of other factions who hadrebelled against the designs of their makers flocked to the freedom this new group represented. Thevampire had stepped out of the shadows and into the cities, taverns, and inns of Norrath.