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The man known as “Raymond” is born in England. He is evidently quite well-to-do. ["The Great God Pan" by Arthur Machen]
Lord Holmwood (baron and cousin to the Holmwoods, who are the viscounts Godalming) is born. [Dracula (2006)]
Dr. Raymond performs some kind of experiment on a girl named Mary, whom he saved from the street when she was yet a child. He tries to allow/force Mary to see into worlds beyond this one (shades of "From Beyond" by H.P. Lovecraft). Her mind is destroyed, while she later gives birth to a strange young woman who is apparently the fleshly avatar of some Old One (shades of "The Dunwich Horror," ibid). This avatar became known as Helen Vaughan. ["The Great God Pan" by Arthur Machen]
Young Lord Holmwood (his Christian name unknown at this time, as is whether he had in fact ascended to his title) falls in with an occult group rather akin to that seen in Taste the Blood of Dracula. Raymond, by this time having sent Helen Vaughan away, is also a member. But some kind of deep enmity develops between Lord Holmwood and Raymond. It seems remotely possible Raymond may in some way be responsible for the young baron acquiring syphilis. It seems likely this group is a nascent version of what became known as The Brotherhood [Dracula (2006)]
Lord Holmwood marries. His wife, of course, is infected with syphilis by him, as well as their unborn son in utero. Lady Holmwood commits suicide. [Dracula (2006)]
After a life in which she seems to have caused a startling amount of mental problems and suicides, Helen Vaughan is compelled to commit suicide, during which her dying body undergoes incredible metamorphoses. Raymond confirms some details of her life to a friend, pretending to great guilt over his part in the events. ["The Great God Pan" by Arthur Machen]
Following clues left behind centuries ago by Vlad the Impaler (later to become Dracula-Prime), Raymond discovers the mighty vampire’s library. Transformed into a vampire himself, the old man becomes the archivist to Dracula-Prime. He is soon transformed into the soul-clone Dracula-Pan [The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova; with some author speculations]
David Van Helsing (brother of Fritz), who does not believe in the supernatural, is lured to a castle in Western Europe, where Dracula-Pan imprisons him. All this is part of a way to make an alliance between the vampire and The Brotherhood in London. At this time Van Helsing almost certainly draws a plan of this castle, which will be discovered by his descendant 80 years later. [Dracula (2006) and Dracula: The Series] Note: This includes materials from the proposed second season of the television series.
Dracula-Pan manipulates George, Lord Holmwood, who is in desperate hope of finding some way to cure his syphilis before wedding Erica, with whom he is engaged. The Brotherhood are his conduit. A young solicitor comes to Dracula-Pan’s castle, where the vampire drains him, gaining his youth in the process. After traveling to England, the now invigorated Dracula-Pan rapes and vampirizes the new Lady Holmwood. He kills or forces the suicide of The Brotherhood to take over their London headquarters. Dr. Thomas Seward (nephew of the man who thwarted Dracula-Prime) manages to free David Van Helsing, and together with Lord Holmwood and Nina Murray (a distant cousin of Mina Murray Harker) determine to find and destroy the monster. First, though, the trio attempt to slay the vampirized Erica Holmwood.They seem to have succeeded but that isn’t clear, because they only drive a wooden stake through her heart. It seems they leave her in the tomb that way, allowing her to possibly be restored; by the early 21 century, she may have fallen in with a coven of Corvini vampires in Hungary. The soul-clone kills Lord Holmwood, in effect extinguishing that branch of the family before being staked. However, he was seen soon after in daylight at his “natural” age, an old man in his 70s. [Dracula (2006) and Underworld]
Dracula-Pan continues his efforts as an archivist for the Impaler’s ancient and impressive library, i.e., a replacement for himself. As Raymond (and no doubt many others) had done before, Dr. Bartholomew Rossi finds/is given a strange book with the engraving of a dragon. This marks the first clue in leading a sufficiently skilled and adventurous scholar to the archive itself. Rossi even makes a journey to Eastern Europe at one point. [The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova]
Dracula-Pan is holed up in a remote haunted castle in the Balkans. He seems to be focused upon Istanbul and the Middle East. At this point he appears middle-aged. Presumably he is regaining the power and strength he possessed four decades earlier for a time. A lawyer comes to the castle and becomes the vampire’s slave, so that when both go to Istanbul (the former seeming to have “escaped”) this proves crucial in check-mating a team of vampire hunters. [Dracula in Istanbul]
Meanwhile, one of Dr. Bartholomew Rossi’s graduate students, a young man named Paul, also finds/is given one of the dragon books. Rossi gives Paul his notes, insisting Dracula himself is still alive, and is mysteriously killed soon afterwards. Paul meets up with Helen Rossi, Dr. Rossi’s daughter. They continue to investigate, eventually falling in love and learn Helen herself is a mortal descendant of Dracula-Prime. In Istanbul they contact a secret society dating from the Ottoman Empire’s conquest of Constantinople, dedicated to defeating the Impaler. Eventually they find the Master Vampire’s archive in Bulgaria. There they use a silver dagger to kill Dr. Rossi, now in the process of becoming a vampire. Along the way, a vampiric minion of Dracula-Pan bites Helen twice, and she fears some kind of taint in her blood. [The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova]
Helen and Paul’s teenage daughter discovers her father’s book with the dragon engraving, prompting her to finally learn the truth of her parents’ past. Helen, it turns out, is still alive and seeking out Dracula (actually Dracula-Pan). This comes to a climax in the French monastery of Saint-Matthieu-des-Pyrénées-Orientales, in which Helen seemingly kills Dracula-Pan with a silver bullet through the heart. In fact, this might not have been enough to slay such a powerful vampire; although it remains possible this was a different soul-clone, or even a decoy created by Dracula-Pan himself. Sometime later, when Helen truly dies, her husband uses the silver knife on her corpse. Just in case. [The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova]
Gustav Van Helsing (descendant of David) vies with a fully-invigorated Dracula-Pan, who is using the alias “Alexander Lucard” and posing as a wealthy businessman. At this point the soul-clone dwells in the same castle in which he earlier met Gustav’s ancestor. Part of his revenge against this member of the Van Helsings is to transform the man’s son Klaus into one of the Undead. Gustav is aided by his great-nephews Max and Chris Townsend, as well as a brilliant young student named Sophie Mitterhouse (who will eventually become a very powerful Orlockian vampire and use the name “Lilith” to control a large nest in Los Angeles). [Dracula: The Series and 30 Days of Night: Dark Days]
The now-adult daughter of Helen and Paul attends a historical conference in Philadelphia, and receives her own book with the dragon engraving like that given her father and grandfather. It would appear Dracula-Pan is still looking for an archivist, or merely wants some kind of revenge. [The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova]
Notes on identifying Dracula-Pan:
* He demonstrates a different physical age based upon how strong or well-fed he is at any given
* He exhibits the tastes of a gourmand, enjoying luxury.
* Unlike most Varnean vampires, he can endure sunlight pretty easily, although it severely hinders
* He is among those soul-clones with the power of shape-shifting, able to become a bat, at least.
* He is a skilled sorcerer, at least when it comes to using amulets, talismans, and the like.
* He has an exceptionally devious mind. Most soul-clones seem impatient towards their goals; but
he exhibits not only great patience, but great versatility with many a back-up plan in place.
* He eats regular food and drinks wine. This is very rare for a Varnean vampire.
* Unlike the vast majority of soul-clones, he does not keep anything like a “harem.” Rather, he
prefers an individual conquest, of whom he tires eventually.