The hunger experienced by all 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..., or vampires. It’s powerful enough that it seems to create split personalities in some people.
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 among the Mythos. The father of all vampires (or Night Children, 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... has never quite been clear on whether it’s actually another living consciousness or not. He IS clear, however, that it can be controlled, and must be before he’ll allow his children out into the world.
A newly-made vampire is always overwhelmed by the Beast, losing their minds to the hunger. It’s one of the reasons Notte is so careful about who is “made” and when; facilities to contain and feed this new Night Child must be readily available.
Most new vampires gain control of it and regain their senses within the first year.
Some take longer.
A sad few never have at all, and Notte keeps them carefully asleep, away from the world.
(Note: Notte's oldest surviving child (not his first, however). The best possible advice I can give is do not approach. [themedy_alertbox icon="" colour="red" font_awesome_att="" custom_colour=""]Once NOTTE is published, this page will have all the spoilers. For now, you'll just have to wait.[/themedy_alertbox]... is not so careful with her own children, but she relishes the lack of control. To her, lack of control is a sign of strength – but that’s a whole other story.)