Letter to: Dr Abraham Van Helsing IV. Head of the Helsing Institute
The following is a short report on the hypotheses concerning the reproduction cycle of vampires from the Dracula bloodline. Hopefully, with your approval, further research and testing can be done to prove or disprove the theory.
By examining the quite thoroughly detailed accounts found in the journals of Jonathan & Mina Harker, Dr Seward and Dr Van Helsing, one can create quite a complete picture of the process one would undergo while becoming one of Dracula's fellow undead.
Firstly, as is almost always the case, the currently still human subject is bitten by the vampire. However this is not the start of the transformation, this is simply the vampire feeding on the subject. This will continue for several more occasions until the vampire feels the time is right to start the transformation. It is currently unknown what causes the vampire to wait before initiating the transformation or why they wait that particular