Vampire's Empire - Manual
Van Helsing's Plea to The Light From the Inside Cover of His Journal,
The Light is my help and salvation
Whom shall I fear?
The Light is the strength of my life
Of whom shall I be afraid?
When mine enemies and my foes,
Came upon me to eat my olf flesh,
Came upon me to devour my sould (but not my garlic)
The stumbled and fell.
Unto thee, O Force of Light, do I lift up my soul
I trust in thee, let me not be discouraged,
Let not mine horrible enemies triumph over me
And teach me the way, show me the path.
For in time of trouble it will be my shield
And when I walk through his evil Lair,
I will fear no one, for the Force of the Light
And the stench of my garlic protect me.
I put all my trust
In the Force of Light and its Power
To defend all that is good in the world
To destroy the Prince of Darkness.
Yea, hear my praise, my crying
Hear my glorious honor and singing and
Protect me from the mad ONE that hath horns and hoofs
And free me of my arthritis.
VAN HELSING'S JOURNAL, 12 FEBRUARY, 1693
My association with the undead began shortly after my thirteenth
birthday. It must have been two o'clock in the morning, for I had heard the
church bells as I slept. In my dreams I heard a long, low whisper. As it became
more of a moan, I opened my eyes and slowly realized that this horrible sound
was of the real world. Ever since my father left for the war, (charging me with
my mother's protection), I had been keenly aware of any unusual sounds in our
house. I leapt from my bed with a great sense of urgency and burst into my
mother's room. Truly I can say to you, that what I saw at that moment changed
my entire life. A tall figure with its back to me was bent over my mother's bed
as she slept. In shock I screamed out a warning. As the figure turned towards
me, I saw the features of its face, and the blood on its chin. A hundred
childhood tales and old fables rushed through my head, and a single word came
to my lips, "Vampire!"
I attacked the creature with all I possessed. It was as if I had run
head long into a stone wall. Its laughter deliberately mocked me as I clawed
the demon's skin. It raised its arms and easily cast me from the room. The
demon's laughter grew louder and louder with a hint of pleasure that was even
more maddening than the mockery. In my desperation to escape, I tripped and
fell into the bins in which my mother stored our food staples. As I lay
cornered, I frantically hurled all objects within my reach at the beast in a
futile attempt to injure it. The Vampire's laughter gnawed at my being and I
became even more incensed. Having thrown all available utensiles I was reduced
to pelting it with lettuce, potatoes and onions. It smiled amidst my fruitless
attack. Suddenly it paused. Its nostrils twitched as its quick and calculating
black eyes searched the room for something it appeared to smell. Garlic! The
pungent odor overwhelmed me. A great noise echoed all around me, enveloping me,
washing through my body. There was a sound of horrible agony then the creature
was gone. And I felt the most extraordinary pleasure.......
VAN HELSING'S JOURNAL, 15 JUNE, 1744
Today I returned from a most horrifying journey. After what has seemed
like a lifetime of searching, I have discovered the underground lair of the
Vampire King, Dracula himself. It is located deep within the Transylvanian
forests, where most mortals dare not go. It had been many years since the death
of my mother, and I had plenty of time to plan my attack as I searched for His
lair. I had long known that the way to defeat this (Dracula) was the power of
light. This was difficult because He was always deep within his lair by the
first light of day. So my strategy was to place mirrors throughout his
underground fortress and reflect the sunlight down into the vault itself, thus
ridding the world of its most evil foe.
However, I did not anticipate the horror of the half-human creatures I
discovered there, ready to fight to the death to defend the Count. There are
horrible looking mosters with enormous heads and gaping maws. Even worse are
the young blonde creatures with curly hair who crave your very soul. I
encountered a great number of "ordinary" vampires (Vampirus Trivius), but I was
quite able to handle them with the garlic. But perhaps the most terrible of all
are the female demons wearing lots of practically nothing, who prance about in
the halls and caverns, showing everyone their great big...ahem, attractions,
and even I had great (and very embarrassing) difficulties not to submit to
their spells. I had not counted on this army of the undead, and I was unable to
control the force of the light. Truly, I say to you, I was fortunate to escape
with my very life. However, I cannot give up! For I am the famous
vampirologist, Dr. Van Helsing! Or am I just an old fool?
I must find a way to control the light......
VAN HELSING'S JOURNAL, 3 APRIL, 1753
Rapture! Oh, how my soul sings! For I have found a way to control the
light. For years I have searched for a method of guiding sunlight into the
bowels of the earth. What irony that in these modern times, someone such as
myself should resort to sorcery and witchcraft. I must say that even I was
somewhat hesitant upon hearing the old gypsy woman speak of a "magic ball" that
could be used to direct sunlight. To think that such a device exists! Although
when I stumbled upon it, it was used for nothing more than carnival illusions,
I cannot help but think that its original purpose was the eradication of
vampires. I now have the courage and method to again venture into the Count's
Now the adventure begins......
THE MAGIC OF VAMPIRE'S EMPIRE
A) Mirrors and Garlic
Garlic wards off approaching vampires and other assorted nasties. The
mirrors reflect the light rays at the selected angle which, if you are
successful, will destroy the evil Count.
Garlic, assorted mirrors and the Magic Ball are selected by pressing
the fire button and moving the joystick down. At the bottom of the screen you
can seel which item is active (mirrors, garlic or magic ball). By selecting
garlic, you can place a clove of garlic which may deter some of the vampires.
You can place garlic or one of the magic mirrors by pressing the fire button
and moving the joystick up. When you let go of the fire button then the object
is activated. Van Helsing can also kick some of his enemies by moving the
joystick down. This all sounds very confusing, but once you try it you'll get
You can also throw garlic at your enemies by pressing the fire button
and moving the joystick in the direction you are facing. NOTE: You can throw
garlic in this manner, even if you do not have garlic selectd at the bottom of
B) The Magic Ball
It is possible to change the direction fo the light ray by catching it
with the Magic Ball and redirecting where you want it to go. To do this, select
the Magic Ball then press the fire button and move the joystick up. As long as
you continue to hold the button down, you can move the Magic Ball up and down.
Now, once you have captured the light, you can redirect it by pointing the
joystick in the direction you want it to go, and THEN release the fire button.
By using the Magic Ball and the mirrors, you can guide the light down into the
lair in search of Count Dracula.
Typed by THE SOUTHERN STAR. Edited by PARASITE.