Vlade’s mother was bitten by a vampire while still pregnant with her son, and his father was murdered not long after. Upon realizing what had happened to her she immediately left her small village east of Anustead for the large church of Assas in Cheekor. Once safely there she went into labor and bore a son, Vlade, but sadly the labor was too much for her weary body and she died. Vlade was blessed by the priest of Assas, Father Jeffry, because of which his vampire urges seemed to be suppressed somewhat. Father Jeffery decided not to tell Vlade of his past, or of the evil blood that runs in his veins. When Vlade was just a boy he was playing in some nearby woods despite knowing he was not to leave to church grounds. A tall pale man approached him with three much older children then himself. Frightened, Vlade slowly backed up toward the church. The man spoke softly to him encouraging him to join the group. When Vlade declined the trio of children seemed angry and ready to attack, luckily for Vlade Father Jeffery found him before anything could happen. Father Jeffery cast a spell to scare to group off and thinking that it worked he left the church grounds to get Vlade, but once he was off the holy soil he was attacked from behind by the pale man. Father Jeffery yelled from the pain alerting the other priests to his location. Knowing he didn’t want to fight the entire church the pale man fled after smiling at Vlade. The priests took Father Jeffery into the church to try and heal him, when he asked to speak to Vlade. Father Jeffery told Vlade of his vampire blood and that the pale man was a vampire himself. With his dying breath Father Jeffery urged Vlade to shun the evil inside of him and to use his gifts for the good of the world, he also bestowed upon him the holy symbol of Assas that he wore around his neck.
After Father Jeffery’s passing Vlade found himself alone. He took Father Jeffery’s words to heart and started training himself in the arcane arts as well as learning how to handle a blade. On his 50th birthday he left confines of the church to hunt down the monsters that killed his mother and Father Jeffery. Vlade travels the world killing as many vampires as he can. On one such instance he was hunting a nest of vampires when a drow paladin came rushing in killing as many as she could. When Vlade realized that the paladin was outnumbered he shot a magic missile and one of the vampires then jumped into the fight. When the last of the vampires were slain the paladin turned her morning star on Vlade asking what he was doing there. Vlade explained that he hunts vampires and wants to rid the world of the plague. Although their relationship started out rather rocky they now travel together smiting evil wherever they find it.
The duo now finds themselves in the city of Beabluff hunting another vampire. They are low on funds and low on food. The trail of their vampire has also grown cold, they enter into the Dragon and Hound to see if they can find a trail, or perhaps some work.