Over six years ago, in July of 2003, Naramsin joined our forum, through the aid of his personal scribe at the request of a “friend of a friend.” He joined and gave his recollections of times long past; Pisa, centuries ago, Babylon, millennia ago. He claimed his scribe was a Spaniard with the blood of a Crusader, only capable of writing the truth. In his Interlude, Naramsin talks about the relationship between humans and vampires, the effect each has on the world at large, and the dance we’re locked in for eternity. He then goes on to recount the details of certain points in his long life that took place in Pisa, the year 1348, then in Babylon, four thousand years earlier, then brings us back to the year 1797, to describe time spent traveling on the sea.
It should be cleared right away that we do not in any way claim that Naramsin, whomever he may be, is a real vampire. We can’t say for certain anything about the man, or more-than-a-man, except that someone in charge requested his memories, and he gave them to us. I’m not using the term “real vampire” in the sense that he is a modern vampire, drinking blood and living a human life. Naramsin claims to be truly immortal, and describes his historical life in great detail. All of the facts and dates in his life, even in his talk of the opera in 2003, have been researched, checked, and found to be accurate. No record of Naramsin exists past the four kings of Mesopotamia, known as Naram-Suen; if in fact he is as eternal as he claims, Naramsin could have been any of the four kings, or all of them.
We could find no record of Dominique Gerard, –the female vampire that Naramsin knew for a day in Pisa, –and many of his other victims or prey have gone nameless and faceless in history as well. However, he does easily describe many historical figures he claims to have met or influenced. Naramsin also claimed to have known and befriended E.A. Poe, and also stated that it was his whispering that drove Poe to madness and eventual death. He compared his tales to the concept of Poe’s Purloined Letter, hiding in plain sight, because Naramsin of course anticipates that no one will believe him. If this person, or extraordinary being encourages our disbelief, perhaps it is to our benefit that human beings are just cynical enough.