Swayne is one of the five Vampire Kings and the one who has had the most dealings with The Party. Physically, he resembles a handsome man in his late teens or early twenties, with bat-like ears reflecting his vampiric status.
Swayne was one of the four original Vampire Kings, alongside Hastings, Lockhart and the late Vladimir. His age may be responsible for the general ennui he seems to feel regardless of circumstance, including when in battle with powerful liches or learning of the loss of spirits.
Swayne sired the vampire Alyssa, then known as Alice in a deal with her father Balvan, this didn't turn out well for all involved. Swayne got a rival who now contests many of his once secure spirit shackles, Balvan got a life debt to a tyrannical mass murderer, and Alice got her soul ripped out and replaced with a murderous sociopath, although there is some evidence that her true soul has joined her mother in the Astral Sea. Due to all of these negative outcomes this event was known as Swayne's Folly, and all the other Vampire kings resolved that they would never, ever, do something so stupid again.
He is of particular concern to the Rahjs due to his dealings with the Mindhunters, who have given him the exact same runes that gave Morduval (or more likely the other way around). He also attracted the ire of legendary Vampire slayer Rygax by kidnapping his friend William Gabriel Black. Which also pissed off Black jr. Swayne may or may not have a deathwish.
Swayne maintains a small human population as cattle, consuming an adult each day. It's almost like he was worried somebody might find him sympathetic.
- Standard Vampire Powers
- Mindhunter Personal Rune Barrier
- The Curse of Netharin
- Anti-Divination Aura
- Enhanced speed
- Balvan the Millstone
- The Mount Pillar Lich (Deceased, twice, currently reforming)
- Facecrusher (Deceased)
- Don Mazur (Deceased, twice)
- Zora (Deceased)