Yes, there is such a thing as vampires. It all began centuries ago in Romania with an ancient race, the Moroi. Gentle, noble, magical, each could control one of the four elements: fire, earth, water, or air. Our peaceful race lived in secret harmony with the humans, but some Moroi went too far, draining the human during feeding, an evil act that transformed a Moroi into a soulless and immortal beast, a Strigoi; the bad vampires of all your legends and nightmares. The Strigoi numbers grew, and they tried to destroy the delicate Moroi, but a third race emerged: the Dhampir. The offspring of Moroi and human mating, these natural warriors fought back, and found ways to make the immortal Strigoi mortal. The three vampire races have survived for centuries, and their battles rage in the shadows to this day. With the Moroi society alternating their leaders from twelve royal families they secretly built a school, deep in the American state of Montana, to protect and raise their offspring; St. Vladimir’s Academy.