As a werewolf, I'm supposed to kill vampires, and vice versa. But I have spared more than one vampire in my in-game quests, because I believed that their hearts (albeit cold and dead) were in the right place. I expect that a reasonable vampire would show me the same courtesy. But then, I also wouldn't put it past one to lie to my face then stab me in the back. Such is the nature of many vampires after all.
Do you think they had their hearts in the right place genuinely? Or was it all just an act?
My name is Buffy and, long ago, I was blessed and cursed by the Queen of Twilight – Azura – as a Slayer. I suspect part of why she chose me is that I can both travel the currents of time and respawn if vanquished.
My first encounter with a vampire that I chose not to slay was named Janus and he was the Count of Skingrad late in the 3rd Era. It was roughly two centuries later in northern Skyrim where I encountered another – named Serana – that I aided in completing a noble quest. Over time we became quite close.
So I have learned that, indeed, a small number of vampires are able to earnestly control their abilities and, sometimes, even use them to good purpose. In return, I have learned how to control my own primal nature to indiscriminately destroy them. I will, in fact, give vampires that I now encounter an opportunity – albeit a brief one – to convince me that they have control of and reject their dark nature.
I am sorry, and I am sure your heart may be in the right place, or so you think. However, I did not become a vampire hunter for nothing. You do not need to be bored with my own story, just suffice it to say, I have dealt with your kind many times, and while the remains of mortal within you considers herself a good person, the curse will never allow this. Understand, you are not the same creature you were, and the truth is, even though you still hear and speak the goodness of the Khajit you once were, it is but an echo of the mortal. You now belong to Molag Bal, your creator, and no good comes from the Prince of Slavery and Domination. Coldharbour is a real place, and it is also real in each of you, his children. I could let you live, and hope for the best, but I learned that lesson already. Your disease will spread whether you wish it or not. I would say pray to whatever god you think you serve, but it is only Molag Bal awaiting you. You belong to him.
(from the perspective of a vampire hunter, as you asked. It seems some misunderstood, and thought you were asking for the perspective of their character, but I think you wanted the perspective of a vampire hunter. Still, interesting posts, and enjoyable all the same. Also it was a good story. It captured the "innocence" of the vampire, not seeing that she was actually reflecting Molag Bal in keeping of the enslaved thralls.)
If I'd be a regular hunter, I would not think if that moose is good or evil, I would kill the moose.
If I'd be a fisherman, I'd catch the fish without thinking about how good or evil fish has been.
And if I'm a vampire hunter, I would kill the vampire without hesitation. Good or evil, it doesn't matter.
Dear Vampire Hunter,
This one knows that you have taken a sacred vow. However, before you do anything rash, please consider what this Khajiit has to say. Not all vampires are blood thirsty, evil beings. Some of us use our curse as a blessed gift.
This Khajiit has used her gift to help several families over millennia. The first case is the Argonian sisters who lost their family due to Dunmer slavers. This one gave them top notch education and special training in the field that they were most interested in. In addition, they also received a warm bed and food.
The most recent way this Khajiit was kind was in helping a family with a young Nord girl whose parents were slavers. This one had to stop the slavers in order to protect a Bosmer village. However, in doing so she had to kill the slavers, but she spared the little Nord. The Bosmer village took in the Nord. Also, this one did offer education to the young Nord and her adopted Bosmer sister.
This one keeps records from the many millennia that she lived. If the kind Vampire Hunter killed the helpful Khajiit then countless first-paw records will be destroyed and lost. History is very important, yes?
This one does have thralls, but she treats them very well. In fact, she treats her thralls better than some non-vampires treat their employees. They have warm beds, good fresh food, and no fear. After they do their daily chores around the home, they even have free time to do as they want to for a few hours before going to bed.
Concerning that this Khajiit is good vampire, the kind Vampire Hunter will not kill her, yes?
You, the reader, are the vampire hunter. I am wondering if you will kill her or not.. In addition, I will love to hear your comments if you like or dislike the story and why.