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Vladislaus Straud

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Vladislaus Straud - dark form

Gender TS2 Male Male
Age TS3-Young-Adult Young Adult
Life state Vampire Vampire
Biography
Count Vladislaus Straud IV is the latest descendant to occupy Straud Manor. His oddly similar looking line of ancestors has resided here since the founding of Forgotten Hollow.
Education and employment
Career Unemployed Unemployed
Family
Family/Families Straud family
Marital status Single
Personality
Traits Trait TS4 Loner Loner
Trait TS4 Music Lover Music Lover
Trait TS4 Evil Evil
Trait TS4 Quick Learner Quick Learner
Aspiration Aspiration TS4 Master Vampire Master Vampire
Appearance
Hair color TS2 Grey Hair Grey
Eye color TS2 Dark Blue Eyes Dark Blue
Skin color Skin-mannequin Grey
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game The Sims 4 Vampires Icon The Sims 4: Vampires
Playability Playable
World Forgotten Hollow

Vladislaus Straud, also known as Count Vladislaus Straud IV or Vlad, is a pre-made vampire who resides in Forgotten Hollow, the world introduced in The Sims 4: Vampires. He lives on his own in the Straud Mansion lot and begins with §20,000.

Vladislaus is a young adult, even though he both claims to be and has the appearance of an elder. This is most likely due to vampires not aging past the young adult life stage. He is unemployed and has eight skill points in charisma and ten points in both pipe organ and vampire lore.

Vladislaus has lived in Forgotten Hollow for 200 years. There is a statue of him in the town center, though the town's Sims think the statue is of his Great Grandfather, Vladislaus Straud the First. However, the local vampires know the truth; Vlad founded Forgotten Hollow and he still runs it.[1]

According to his painting that is found inside Straud Mansion, Vlad was the sole survivor of a settling party of 25 Sims that disappeared. He was impacted so deeply that he never explained what happened to them, but founded the town on their last known location in their memory.

By sunset, Vladislaus starts his daily routine which includes playing some haunting melodies on the pipe organ and taking a walk through the cemetery of his estate. When the sun starts coming up, he spends some time in dark meditation to re-energize himself and reading through the Encyclopedia Vampirica, most of which is about him, before he descends into his crypt.

Vlad dislikes his neighbors, the Vatore siblings, Caleb and Lilith, as they believe in alternatives options to the traditional drinking of Sims's plasma. They will also object to Vlad's wardrobe choices, personal hygiene, and showing his dark form in public. Vlad owns a hundred grey coats as he believes they go with everything and always stay in style. At high moon, Vlad and Caleb once had a duel which Vlad won; because of this, many Sims strongly dislike him.

An official blog for The Sims 4: Seasons reveals that Vlad has a cousin named Arthur Climate. The Climates reluctantly invite Vlad over for a Harvestfest gathering, unaware that he is a vampire.[2]

As a vampire Vladislaus has a human appearance as well as a dark form. Apart from the size of the ears and eyes, his facial features are the same in both versions. However, Vlad looks drastically different in his vampiric form due to not having any hair, including facial hair. His skin possesses visible facial lines as a vampire. Additionally, he has protruding fangs and radiating eyes.

According to a teaser for Vampires, Vladislaus turned Miss Hell into a vampire, who then turned Caleb Vatore.[3] Vlad also turned Caleb's sister, Lilith Vatore.[4]

SkillsEdit

Image Skill Level
Skill TS4 CharismaCharisma08
Skill TS4 Pipe OrganPipe Organ10
Skill TS4 Vampire LoreVampire Lore10

TriviaEdit

  • Vladislaus Straud's Sim design highly resembles Count Dracula played by John Carradine in the film House of Dracula (1945).
  • Vladislaus Straud's Dark Form design highly resembles Count Orlok from the film Nosferatu.
  • "Vladislaus" is Latin version of Slavic name (Polish "Władysław", Czech, Slovak and Russian "Vladislav" etc.).
  • "Straud" may be a play on 'Strahd' von Zarovich, the vampiric antagonist of Dungeon and Dragon's Ravenloft setting.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Meet Vlad, The First Vampire of Forgotten Hollow
  2. Meet The Climates (Part 1)
  3. The Sims 4: Vampires Teaser Clip
  4. The Sims 4 Vampires: Official Vampire Powers Gameplay Trailer
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