Secrets of East Texas University
According to most lore, vampires subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures, regardless of whether they are undead or a living person. Although vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures, the term “vampire” was not popularized until the early 18th century, after an influx of vampire superstition into Western Europe from areas where vampire legends were frequent, such as the Balkans and Eastern Europe. This increased level of vampire superstition in Europe led to mass hysteria and in some cases resulted in corpses actually being staked and people being accused of vampirism.
The Vampires in ETU resemble original vampire folklore, such as unable to be repelled by a cross, not supernaturally beautiful, but could only be destroyed by beheading or a stake to the heart. However, original vampire folklore also have vampires being repelled by garlic, iron, and can not cross a line of seeds, salt, and running water. None of these have been tested.