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Though many vampires in this universe try to live among humans, they remain very secretive about their organization and government.
The vampires divided the continental United States into four divisions clans , each represented by a symbol: the Whale, the Feather, the Thunder Bolt, and the Eye. A division consists of multiple kingdoms, each controlled by a single lead vampire known as the King or Queen. Each kingdom is subdivided into areas formerly known as fiefdoms , each controlled by a sheriff who owes allegiance to the monarch.
A variety of different types of weres and shapeshifters exist in The Southern Vampire Mysteries, including werefoxes, werepanthers, weretigers, werewolves , etc. Shapeshifting conditions manifest in puberty. In contrast, weres are only able to shift into one animal werebats, werelynxes, werepanthers, weretigers, or werewolves. Within the two-natured community, the capitalized term "Were" is reserved only for those who can change into wolves.
The Weres consider themselves superior to all others, but they all cooperate with each other.
Most of the two-natured beings organize themselves into packs; each pack is led by a packmaster. Vampire blood[ edit ] Demand for vampire blood has been growing on the black market , as the blood is very powerful and addictive.
The strength of the blood depends on the age of the blood the time since it has been removed from its owner , the age of the vampire from whom the blood has been removed, and the individual chemistry of the drug user. In this universe, the effects of vampire blood in humans are feelings of power, increased strength, acute vision and hearing, increased sexual desire, and enhanced physical appearance. Some people go mad—even homicidal—when the blood hits their systems. Vampires hate drainers and the users of the drained blood.
Drainers travel in teams, singling out vampires through a variety of methods and then carefully planning their ambush. They bind vampires with silver chains and drain the blood into vials.
Some humans have not accepted vampires as creatures of God , and organizations such as the Fellowship of the Sun are against vampires and their existence. Fairies[ edit ] in The Southern Vampire Mysteries universe, fairies " From us come elves and brownies and angels and demons.
Water sprites, green men, all the natural spirits They are tough, ferocious, and incredibly long-lived, but not immortal. Vampires have a hard time resisting fairies because of their smell and taste; fairy blood is intoxicating to vampires.
A fairy, Claudine , is first introduced in Dead to the World. However some individuals, such as Sookie's great-grandfather Niall Brigant , are able to "suppress their essence", effectively masking their scent and making such contact safer. When a fairy dies a corpse is not left, just a sparkling powder or fairy dust ; the body just fades away, and the fairy's spirit goes to the next oldest family member to tell them of their death.
The fae call their afterlife " The Summerlands ". They normally inhabit the fae world, named Faery , but there are portals and doorways between it and the human world.
In later books, Claudine admits that she is Sookie's fairy godmother. She was assigned this role in an effort to move on to the next level, which is angelhood.
Sookie's great-grandfather is over years old, and her half-human great uncle is centuries old. Those who have fairy blood in them but are not full-blooded fairies are immune to the effects of iron, lemons, and limes, while maintaining some of the attractive qualities of fairies. Niall states that Sookie and Jason have both inherited the beauty of the fairies, but only certain creatures can tell they are part-fairy. As a genetic quirk possibly due to fairy blood , Jason greatly resembles his great uncle to the point where others are unable to differentiate between the two of them.
Sookie appears to have inherited more magical fairy powers such as immunity against mind spells from vampires and maenads , while Jason only has the power of attraction and seduction. However, most assume this is mainly due to his physical appearance. It is also stated in one of the books, by Mr. Cataliades, that Sookie's telepathy is not a trait she obtained from her fairy blood. Sookie's telepathy is demonic in origin, specifically, Mr.
Cataliades granted it to anyone of Sookie's grandmother's bloodline born with an "essential spark" or openness to the supernatural world. In this story, it is also implied that Fairies have the ability to cast spells, as Claudine was muttering something under her breath to hypnotise or calm down the people she and her brother, Claude, were interrogating. Claudine also magically appeared to aid Sookie when she was in mortal danger on a number of occasions, however, she hinted that there were limits to how and when she could perform that trick.
Sookie was not always aware of her fairy godmother's timely interventions. It is also known that fairies can conjure objects, demonstrated by Claudine in "Fairy Dust", when she summoned a contract, and in Dead to the World, when she changed her outfit magically.
A fairy, Preston, also displays the abilities to shapeshift and to seduce even Sookie, who is usually telepathically resistant to such abilities. Telepaths[ edit ] Telepaths are humans who can read the minds of other humans and feel the emotions of different creatures that are portrayed in a creature's "brain signature". Vampires have a "hole" as their signature, so telepaths cannot read their mind. However, Sookie occasionally picks up a few flashes of thought from vampires.
Were and shifter signatures portray emotions or colors. Demons' signatures are compared to a buzzing sound or like the "static in a radio station". Maenads' signatures are represented as an endless mystic chant.
Fairies and a few powerful witches can block their minds from telepaths. Sookie refers to their minds as being "shielded".
Telepaths are rarely encountered in the supernatural community. It is revealed in Dead Reckoning that Sookie's power of telepathy was granted to her family by the half-demon Desmond Cataliades. He was great friends with Sookie's half-fairy grandfather Fintan, and so he became a sponsor to Fintan's descendants and was required to give them a gift.
He had the power of telepathy and thought it a great gift to Fintan's family, as it would give them an edge over their fellow humans to know what other people were thinking and planning. Fintan and Adele drank Cataliades' blood although Adele was tricked into it, as Cataliades mixed it with her wine , and from then on Fintan and Adele passed on to most of their descendants the power of telepathy.
However, Cataliades revealed, only the descendants who, like Sookie's grandmother Adele, had the essential spark would inherit the telepathy. When asked what the essential spark was, Cataliades responded, "It isn't easy to pin down in terms of your DNA.
It's an openness to the other world. Some humans literally can't believe there are creatures in another world besides ours, creatures who have feelings and rights and beliefs and deserve to live their own lives.
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