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The Var Dohr Cocooning Ritual is a special ritual used exclusively by the Vampires of the Nordic Coven in order to reach what they call the "Sacred World"; a parallel plane of higher consciousness where they achieve inner clarity and a greater perception of things that even transcends death itself. The exact nature and origins of this ritual are currently unknown. Vampires that undergo this ritual are able to gain some more unusual abilities not seen in other members of their species and increase their already existing abilities to higher levels, as well as gain new insight on the world around them.

The Ritual Process Edit

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Nordic Cocooning Ritual

According to Lena, a vampire must first submerge themselves in freezing water, then they are wrapped in a cocoon. During this time, they access Valissa, the "in-between place", which increases their abilities. They must first drink a poison that allows them to visit the "Sacred World" and when they awaken they will see this world with new insight. However, it should be noted that Selene seemingly went through the process without consuming the poison, as she was near-death at the time from wounds sustained in combat and had willingly submerged herself in freezing water. It is therefore possible that any Vampire close to death can travel to the "Sacred World", with poison being a more efficient and less violent method.

Granted Abilities Edit


Selene attacking with her enhanced speed.

  • Enhanced Superhuman Speed: Both Selene and Lena, display the ability of moving swiftly from one place to another faster than Lycan or Vampire eyes can see, appearing as a distorted blur of motion fast enough for it to seem like teleportation. It is also worth noting that Marius and David, both Corvinus-Strain Hybrids are unable to track Selene's movements. Prior to undergoing the ritual herself, Selene, a Corvinus-Strain Vampire Hybrid much older and stronger than her progeny David, appeared to be unable to keep track of Lena when she used her enhanced speed.
  • Enhanced Superhuman Strength: After undergoing the ritual, Selene displayed strength much greater than before she underwent the process. An example being that before the ritual, Marius, a Corvinus-Strain Lycan Hybrid was able to overpower her while transformed with relative ease. After undergoing the process, she was able to match Marius in strength and even proved herself to be capable of ripping out his spine with her bare hands while he was transformed.
  • Soul Reading: Lena displayed the ability to read souls. Selene has yet to display this ability despite going through the same process. Whether this ability is exclusive to Lena is unknown. Lena mentions that has gone through the process more than once; therefore, soul reading may be a more advanced ability granted only to those Vampires who have been cocooned multiple times.


Trivia Edit

  • An apparent side-effect of the ritual is that it causes a Vampire's hair to turn silvery white. Many members of the Nordic Coven, including Lena - who states she has gone through the ritual multiple times - have pure white hair, and Selene also gains streaks of white in her hair after going through the ritual.
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