The Ancient Elders Beneath Halley's Comet | STAR
The ritual of the Ancient Elders is one of the absolute oldest and oddest in existence, perhaps even older than we think depending on whether or not you count them only becoming an official establishment after the second coming of Halley's Comet even though they have existed since the first. They are perhaps the oldest and most original form of vampire on record to date. With thousands of types of vampires in existence today, it's easy to forget that there was once only one and they were and remain more powerful than any other breed because they are the originals. They are the first of their kind. The ritual itself is odd primarily because it is not something that happens deliberately - it just happens.
Their creation came to be on accident. It was prophesied that a pure white flare of light would appear among the sky and it would be surrounded by an aura of red. With it, it would bring the existence of a creature unlike any already in existence and it seemed to be raised from the men and women whose faces were illuminated by the light of the flare. The word didn't get far and it was swiftly forgotten, so much so that when the comet finally came to pass, no one expected it nor remembered that it was passing over with an alternative purpose except for a very few amount recalled who had obsessed over the prophecy. Ironically, despite them being the only ones to react to the prophecy, they were the ones that were affected.
In an attempt to avoid the prophecy taking place, a small group of individuals secluded themselves and refused to look upon the comet as it passed over. They wore various items with purified stones embedded in them, each of which had a warding symbol etched upon them that was meant to reflect whatever the comet was going to bring. What ended up happening was the complete opposite.
As the comet passed overhead, every individual of the small group with the exception of the prophet himself became overwhelmed with escalated hemorrhagic fevers. Vessels in their brain exploded and they began to bleed from their ears, nose, eyes and beneath their skin - the stones with symbols crumbled away from their bodies. There was nothing that could be done. The prophet, overwhelmed and resigned to what he supposed was likely going to affect him as well, chose to look upon the comet and accept his fate. However, he was not affected with the hemorrhagic fevers. Instead, he became the direct origin of the original immortal vampires. He was not hindered by weakness, there was only power. It was unclear whether or not he received his power from the death of those around him but he spent the following years waiting for Haley's comet to pass over again. It took around 75 years and when it occurred, he found that nothing occurred to him but shortly after it had passed, two others like him found their way to him.
Since then, each time the comet has passed over, more of these vampires were created. This piece was finally created during the last time the comet passed over in 1986 by a priestess who allowed the power to pass through her before she released the transformation into a vessel.
While in possession of this piece, it allows for a complete Elder Vampire transformation. Transforming into an elder vampire means that you will not be hindered by any weakness that normally impede vampires in general. You will not thirst for blood, you will not burn in the sun light, you will not grow weak if you do not feed some fiendish habit and you will not physically age with time. This is not immortality but it is youthful longevity; likely because it is not the full transformation administered by the comet itself. Additionally, you will acquire full sanguinic psychic power - the ability to read and control the minds of mortals as well as see into the future as far ahead as you require. The transformation is permanent.
Every 75-76 years, when the comet passes over again, you will have other options open to you. You will be able to revert back to being mortal but you must make this choice under the comet, not under this piece. You can replenish your life under the comet as well. In other words, this does not grant immortality but for every comet you are present for, you may eventually acquire such if you desire it. For now, you gain everything you would get from Haley's Comet otherwise.
It is being displayed on a special crystal charging stone. The ring you will receive is 14K gold. We are not sure if these are rubies or garnets. Because they are bloody-red we are going to assume that they are very high quality garnets. It also has a fire opal. Size 6 1/2.