Dracula: Son of the Dragon
By Mark Sable & Salgood Sam
Dracula impales the Sultan's undead army in
God’s name, only to learn that he shall be denied access to
Heaven for his deeds.
His last chance to escape eternal damnation? Become a vampire
We know the story of Vlad Tepes, the so-called “historical
Dracula”. But how did the 15th century Impaler really become
known as the world’s most famous vampire?
Initiated into the Holy Roman Emperor’s crusading Order of
the Dragon, Dracula is sent by his father to the legendary
Scholomance to be educated in the black arts and fight the
unholy Ottoman Turks. But Dracula uncovers the truth. The
Scholomance is run by a Dragon - the Devil incarnate – who
creates vampires to do his bidding on earth.
Dracula escapes with his little brother, only to be sent away
again as a hostage to the Ottoman Sultan. The Scholomance’s
newest vampire - one of Dracula's former fellow students -
is secretly sent into Turkish captivity along with him.
The Order duplicitously hopes the vampire will plague the
Turks. Instead the Sultan uses it to create an unholy army,
weaned and addicted to vampire blood. His father assassinated
by his own allies, the still mortal Dracula leads a Turkish
vampiric army to avenge the death & claim the throne.
He succeeds in vengeance, but fails to recapture his birthright.
Worse, he sees that he has unleashed an unstoppable horror
on his people. A marauding army of Turkish undead. Dracula
turns his back on magic & vampires, embraces his faith, and
sets to re-conquer his homeland. With a peasant army and brilliant
but deadly guerrilla tactics he leaves forests of impaled
vampire foes in his wake.
Alas the very Church he fights for betrays him, condemning
Dracula to hell for his deeds. Dracula seeks the alternative
to Eternal Damnation – Earthly Immortality. Returning to The
Scholomance he accepts the Dragon’s embrace, and becomes the
most powerful vampire of them all.
After a bloody rain or terror, he is beheaded by the Sultan.
But that is not enough to destroy him as his body slowly but
surely pulls itself together.
He will return to stalk London centuries later. But if the
Sultan could not kill him, will Van Helsing prove more successful?
First 8 pages of act 1