The hunger experienced by all Night Children, or vampires. It’s powerful enough that it seems to create split personalities in some people.
A newly-made vampire is always overwhelmed by the Beast, losing their minds to the hunger. It’s one of the reasons Name meaning: Night (Italian – he picked that one) Other names: Naktam; Night-child; Nox Aeterna; the Blood King; Lord of the Night Whispers; and of course, just Night. Notte by... More is so careful about who is “made” and when; facilities to contain and feed this new 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... More must be readily available, and the chosen human must demonstrate great willpower and self-control.
(Note: A vampire, and Notte’s oldest surviving child (not his first, however). She's immensely powerful, and has earned the right to run her Night Child family completely outside of Notte's rules.... More 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.)