Name meaning: Night (Italian – he picked that one)
Other names: Naktam (sanskrit); Night-child; Nox Eterna; the Blood King.
He’s probably the oldest living creature Step into a 15,000-year history through the eyes of its least-expected storytellers.... AMONG THE MYTHOS is a science-fantasy series covering thousands of years through the eyes of history’s outliers, all the way to the end of the Earth—and what comes after. Runaway Fey princes, alien Earths and parallel worlds, ancient warriors and know-it-all brats grace these pages with attitudes and truly epic.... The father of all vampires (or There are two branches of Night Children, but both stem from Notte, as he was the first. Their abilities and strengths/weaknesses vary slightly from generation to generation. To become one of the Night Children, one needs to start out human. (There have been exactly three exceptions.) An exchange of blood starts the process, but the human must lose so much..., as they’re called), he’s a mystery; no one knows where the heck he came from, or who made him.
It says a lot that the Night Children are such an influence in the magical world that they do not fall into the category of Kin, even though no one is born a vampire.
Only humans can become Night Children. (At least, that’s the general understanding.) This is important. If the rest of the The Mythos refers to six of the Seven Peoples of the Earth, i.e. the Sun and the Darkness, the Guardians and the Dream, and the Fey and the Kin. "Among the Mythos, who are you?" is the standard greeting, regardless of language. It's a polite way of inquiring the other's heritage, which then gives the one who asked some idea... thought that anyone but Ever-Dying could be transformed and stolen from one People to Another, there’d be war.
Of course, any war against this guy tends to go… not so well for the aggressors.
The details will all be made known in the upcoming book, Notte.