Runescape Lowerniel Drakan


Lord Lowerniel Vergidiyad Drakan (pronounced /ləʊɜːniːl vɜːɡɪdɪjəd drəkʰaːn/) was the vampyric overlord and conqueror of the majority of the Morytania region. Drakan has adopted many titles to assert his authority, amongst them Prince of the Blood and Regent of the Sanguine Fields.[1] He has also been referred to as His-Dark-Self and The Dark Lord. One of the most powerful vampyres to have ever set foot on Gielinor, he has, since the Second Age, been an active force in various military operations, having been allied to both Zaros and Zamorak.

Lord Drakan's age is unknown, but the first accounts of his existence date back to the early Second Age, making him at least 8,000 years old. The enigmatic nature of the vampyric race leaves his origins in question, but it is known that he was brought to Gielinor the realm of Vampyrium by Zaros, the god of control. The exact details of this realm are a mystery, however.

After arriving, Drakan allied himself with the deity Zaros, who deployed his demonic, vampyric and human legions to establish a large empire in an attempt to stop the other present gods' warring.[2] Although he likely served Zaros for more than a thousand years, Drakan did not wish for the vampyres to make peace and he aided the Mahjarrat Zamorak in his rebellion against their master, leading to Zamorak's ascension to godhood and Zaros' departure the world. Soon afterwards, Drakan commenced an invasion of the eastern nation of Hallowvale during the Third Age. While the exact motives for this are unknown, it is known that, in exchange for his assistance in the rebellion, Zamorak had permitted the vampyre to do so.[3]

Drakan conquered Hallowvale, overwhelming its human and Icyenic inhabitants, and renamed the region Morytania, transforming its capital into a blood-farming ghetto and corrupting the entire land. His reign has been marred by violence, including, amongst countless others, the Fall of Hallowvale, the Misthalin - Morytania War, the Morytania Campaign,[4] and the Sanguinesti Liberation War. Additionally, his actions indirectly led to the Zamorakian Insurrection following the War of 164, although he was not involved with that, unlike his sister Vanescula and the vampyre noble Tenebra.

As of 169 of the fifth age, Drakan was killed on the roof of his castle by an adventurer, who recently secured the help of The Myreque and Vanescula herself. The Myreque and their allies have caused the deaths of many vampyres, including Dessous, Vanstrom Klause and Lowerniel's two brothers, Victor and Ranis.

Despite his immense importance to both ancient and modern history, Drakan has managed to remain unseen by the public eye during much of his reign until The Lord of Vampyrium.

Lord Drakan, like Count Draynor and most vampires depicted in modern culture, displays many similarities to the fictional vampire Count Dracula, the antagonist in the 1897 gothic horror novel Dracula. Apart their similar behaviour and physical traits, their names' beginning syllables, "Drak" and "Drac", are phonetically identical.

According to the Cryptic Clue Fest IV of the Diamond Jubilee, Drakan has hidden himself public view due to him enjoying the Twilight book series and being unable to face anyone since. This was only a mere joke, however.

His combat level 666 is most likely a reference to the "Number of the Beast".

Drakan has the third highest combat level of any quest boss, surpassed only by Nomad. He is also the highest-levelled vampyre, beating the previous record holder, the level 424 Vanescula.

During The Lord of Vampyrium and River of Blood, it is suggested that Drakan once had possession of the Stone of Jas.