[quote=“Sevarn304, post:4, topic:2765”]The strongest DEVOUR the weak, little one. I understand your intentions but you would want spellwork for that, not vampirism. You become a beast, not a guardian.
If you guard anything it is your life, not that of others. It changes you.
Take it from someone who started with your intentions, you WILL find yourself feeding off of those you sought to protect.
The weak either learn for themselves and become strong, or are eaten by the strong. There is no in between. The weak guard the weak, the strong guard themselves.
I’ll tell, originally I thought I could use vampirism and drain others to create a shield around my loved ones. Yeah, no. Turns out attempting that only made me hungrier and hungrier.
To use this path, you must have the mindset of a monster or your mindset will become that of a monster and you won’t be able to tell the difference.
Take it from experience.
Anything can get out of hand. Angels demons, Deity, vampirism, masturbation, working out. If you let it, it WILL control you. Don’t let vampirism control you.
You said that you wanted to protect your family and now you are feeding off of them? It sounds like you are letting the Vampire Path control you.
Take it from me, I have been doing the whole “vampiric predator” thing for 14 years, if you let it control you to the point of feeding off your family (I assume you love or loved them at some point) you are letting it control you.
It is just like letting a demon control you instead of the other way around, you think that you have this great ally…but in the end you realize that you turned over too much of your power and autonomy to an outside source. You will have to fight an uphill battle, a steep uphill battle, one that many who say “I will become strong enough to overcome this. No you don’t understand I WILL succeed where others have failed.” have failed.
@atherius Can you use Vampirism to help defend your friends? Yes, but I would say that there are easier, or more effective paths. I would look to “war magic” or Hoodoo. Both are much more effective for this. With the Vampiric Path you are using the wrong tool for the job.