The Reavers of Clan Dumahim are dextrous and stealthy predators, whose only focus is the subjugation of Humankind. As trained and talented killers, Reavers are both calculated and poised. Swift, silent and smart, these Vampires are natural hunters who can out-think and out-run the opposition.
Harsh Masters of Human Cattle
Sired by their Lieutenant-patriarch Dumah, the Reavers are natural hunters. Swift, silent and smart, these vampires can out-think and out-run their designated prey. Not just experts in combat, the Clan territory of the Dumahim is also home to the so-called eternal forges, where their blacksmiths specialise in crafting the finest armour in Nosgoth.
Where the Tyrants of the Turelim are considered to be the shock troops of the Vampire legions, Reavers are seen by the Clans as the professional soldier class, sharing their skills and tactics with one another. Many a Human warrior has fallen foul of the razor-sharp talons of a Reaver ambush, with only their eviscerated entrails left to tell the tale.
Like their Turelim brothers, the Dumahim train by releasing Humans into underground mazes before hunting them down. Reavers, however, are not as shackled by notions of honour or glory as their brethren and have developed more of a reputation for playing with their food, at times prolonging the hunt to heighten their victim’s fear and sweeten their blood.
Their eagerness for well-executed slaughter should not be mistaken for exuberance, however. Keenly aware of the aura of fear they strike in their enemies, the Dumahim remain calculating, poised and entirely focused on one thing – the subjugation of the unruly nuisance that is Humankind. This Clan, perhaps more vehemently than all others, want Humans back in their place as slaves, food and playthings for their betters. Their kills are performed with zeal only to break the Human spirit, so that Vampires can rule all of Nosgoth unchallenged once more.
Like their patriarch, the Dumahim are confident to the point of arrogance. They treat Clan Turelim’s claim to being the premier warriors of the Vampire race with amused contempt, but are quite happy for their brothers to be first into the fray and risk suffering the heaviest casualties. Reavers view Tyrants as blunt instruments only capable of heavy-handed carnage, instead favouring attacks of a more precise and dextrous nature. While perfectly capable of overwhelming most opponents in a stand-up fight, Reavers are known to excel at ambushes and hit-and-run raids.
For Dumah himself, this arrogance is a thin veneer masking naked ambition. Following Kain’s disappearance, Dumah’s resolute unwillingness to accept Turel’s claims to the throne of Nosgoth came as little surprise to the Council of the Clans. However, they hadn’t reckoned just how far Dumah would go to secure ultimate power for him and his progeny.
While Dumah was only too willing to join in the extermination of the Razileim, eager to seize their lands and resources for his own, he reacted with furious violence when Turel moved to control the division of the spoils. Dumah challenged Turel’s dominance directly, seeing this not only as opportunity to fulfil his ambitions, but also as the chance to prove once and for all which Clan boasted the superior soldiers. Reaver fell upon Tyrant, and Tyrant upon Reaver, all at the behest of their Lieutenant-patriarchs.
Once the Human insurrection began, however, with the Razielim bringing news of the initial Vampire losses to the attention of the Reavers, Dumah was shrewd enough to understand the need for the Razielim’s unique abilities and used his immense personal strength to bring about a truce amongst the warring Clans.
With a common enemy before them and old allegiances renewed, Clan Dumahim now fights side-by-side with their brethren, ready to prove their talents on the battlefield and be the first to claim Human blood.