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And finally: The third mini in this blister - a Kender Vampire! The curse of the Kender Vampire is that he can't talk anymore. Apart from that the entry is a bit disappointing, basically just "a wizard did it". The wizard in this case is Lord Soth (yeah, the Dragon Lance Lord Soth, but after he came to Ravenloft and got to rule his own domain there...) Tried a snow base. This is GSW's "Realistic Snow". Well, I'm not too sure about that "realistic" part. But then again, maybe I used it wrong. Anyway: The Kender, C&C welcome! Klick here for the elf and here for the dwarf.
Next: The dwarven vampire Despite being irredeemably evil, apparently he does not like to create undead minions: "Because they realize the torment that transformation into a vampire causes to dwarves, the vampire dwarf is reluctant to create others of its kind. Thus, it does this only when it feels that it need minions to help it carry out its acts of evil." Unfortunately, those acts of evil have to be committed "in an attempt to ease the misery it feels over having been doomed to an eternal life that it detests." No chance of not acting evil there... But, why not hire some goons instead of this undead minion thing then? I could see a campaign where all the evil guys suddenly act a lot more effective and logical - and the BBEG is a counsellor advising them...😁 (Elven Vampire here)
Lo and behold: The elven vampire. According to the Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium (2nd ed. AD&D) elven vampires "often dress in dark robes ... to hide their appearance from the world" while they "transform the vital, living forests around him into places of death and decay." That's because of their "black thumb. Any plant that the creature touches withers and dies." Although gloves (and shoes) apparently negate this effect. "Elven vampires cannot be held at bay by mirrors, holy symbols, or garlic, but cannot cross an a line of flower petals." So hippies are safe, I guess. As are florists. I really like the quirky monster descriptions in the old 2nd ed. compendiums. Even if they don't always make sense. No, it's because they often don't make sense!