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Amel
Amel
Birthdate Early human history
Family Unknown
Place of birth Unknown


Fledglings Akasha
Species Spirit
Status Alive, fused with Lestat de Lioncourt


Amel is a powerful spirit first mentioned in the novel The Vampire Lestat. He is the essence of vampirism, being the source of their powers as well as their bloodlust, residing in the Sacred Core.

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Six thousand years ago, Maharet and Mekare lived as witches not far from the land of Kemet, now known as Egypt. There, they communicated with spirits and practiced the art of witchcraft with their mother. Most of these spirits were benign and would perform minor feats at the request of the witches. Sometimes, though, malevolent spirits would make their presence known and would attempt to get the attention of mortals through and boasting of their powers. One such spirit called himself Amel. Despite being an incorporeal spirit, Amel boasted to Maharet and Mekare that he could drink human blood and liked the taste of it. When they dismissed his claim, Amel demonstrated his unique ability on them and the twins found tiny puncture wounds on their flesh with their blood being taken by him. After being told by the witches to leave, Amel issued a warning that someday they would need to call on him.

Shortly thereafter, their mother died and Mekare and Maharet prepared for a ritual feast wherein they would consume the body of their mother and absorb her knowledge and power. The ritual was interrupted by soldiers from Kemet who had come to take them to the court of King Enkil and Queen Akasha. Their subsequent mistreatment by the queen lead Mekare to call on Amel, despite her sister's warnings against it. Amel responded by bedeviling the royal household and the sisters were ordered released, but not before being ritually raped in front of the whole court by Khayman, the king's steward, by order from Akahsa.

A year later, Mekare and Maharet were living once again at home, now with Miriam, the child of Maharet by Khayman's ordered rape. The soldiers from Kemet came again to take them, this time with Khayman commanding the troops. He told them that even after they had been released, Amel continued to cause chaos. He inhabited Khayman's home, caused poltergeists as punishment for his involvement in the rape of the twins, making Khayman's life miserable.

Eventually, the King and Queen went in to confront the spirit under the belief that Enkil could tame the violent spirit. They were taken by surprise by assassins who stabbed them and left them to bleed to death. Amel saw Akasha's soul leaving her dying body, snatching it and intertwining it with his own and in the form of a mist of blood, forced this amalgam of spirits back into Akasha's body. With Akasha's soul back in her body that was now also inhabited with Amel, her wounds became fully healed and she became something entirely new: the first immortal vampire, a powerful creature with a thirst for human blood. Akasha then turned to Enkil and replaced the blood he lost with hers, imparting part of Amel's essence into him, making him a vampire like her.

The Queen of the DamnedEdit

When Akasha drank all of Enkil's blood, she absorbed his portion of Amel into herself, increasing her power two-fold. Soon after Akasha was killed by Mekare by beheading, Mekare devoured Akasha's brain and heart, taking the core essence of Amel into herself, thus becoming the new Queen of the Damned, preventing all vampires worldwide from being killed along with the death of Akasha.

Memnoch the DevilEdit

It is revealed that Amel was once a human from a time early in their existence. As a spirit, he grew powerful enough to escape the world of dead souls to roam the physical world on Earth, being one of many spirits to do so. These spirits would cause mischief or wreak havoc among the living who in response called these beings demons.

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