Ghouls were once humans, but they were tainted by dark blood-a vampire’s blood. Most people know that if a human is bitten by a vampire they will either die, or become a vampire themselves.
But, many do not know that if a human tastes the blood of a vampire that they would take a different transformation. Somewhat related to zombies, ghouls are different in the fact that they have no sense of revenge, only servitude. They slowly decompose ,but they are never reduced to skeletons. Ghouls are forced to obey the orders of their vampiric lords, but they can still think by themselves. A ghoul can never leave or disobey his master, he is forced to serve for all eternity.
There are ghouls that inherit traits from their masters. For example, some might be able to jump higher then most, or gain super strength, or speed. There are also some that become immune to sunlight, or fire, although most inherent the weaknesses all vampires. These ghouls are known as ‘Ascended Ghouls’. Ascended ghouls tend to get a bit of free will. They would still be forced to obey their master, but unlike other ghouls they could still think, which makes them dangerous.
Most dwell inside their master’s castle, while the ascended accompany their lords as personal guards.Ghouls that outlive their masters usually stay in the castle, carrying out meaningless chores. Ascended ghouls are free to do what they wish, released from servitude. Unfortunately, these ascended ghouls usually become as tyrannical as the vampires who enslaved them, attacking travelers or pledging servitude to a new lord.
Lesser ghouls are faster and stronger then most humans, and are weak to: fire, sunlight, anything holy, anything blessed, crosses,and garlic.cannot use magic of any kind.
Ascended Ghouls can carry a few traits from their master, and are immune to things that would kill other ghouls. Cannot use magic of any kind.