The Shuzen Clan
The Shuzen Clan has existed in the Kingdom of Kai for quite some time now, for many centuries in fact. The tale tells of a family long ago at war with the other Yokai of the town prior to their turn. There were demons attacking their towns, pillaging their women, killing their children and wrecking havoc across. The wife of the clan head was a powerful witch skilled in the art of Death magic, and thus placed a spell on the family that gave them the power to defend themselves. They were stronger, more agile, and could channel the power of their new transformation into powerful magical physical attacks. Their senses were enhanced far beyond their previous capabilities. However this magic came at a cost. Though the family grew more powerful they found themselves also cursed with side-effects. Their emotions were heightened making them fairly dramatic individuals and less appealed to reason over their own. They felt a hunger for blood. For nights members of the clan found themselves attacking their neighbors out of an uncontrolled bloodlust, the hunger being much too powerful for the newly turned to stop.
They had become a new type of monster, the exact kind of threat they sought to defend themselves from. That night the witch found herself burned at the stake for what she had done as their was no reversing the spell. She in turn cursed them with bodies that would never die of age. They were labeled "Vampires" and the technique of these new monsters was labeled "Youki". Since then the Shuzens have spawned other branches of vampires all across the vast history of Pandora, but they are the original Vampires who started it all. They are well-respected and dangerous as they possess some of the strongest of their kind...