Bloodline (血族) a Manhua made and first released in 2009. A huge dark fantasy story involving battles between vampires and Church forces.
Lilo I is the last descendant of the Dark Elder vampire clans with the power of Bloodline, the special power that turns humans into other Royal Vampires. Humans can easily gain such powers by writing an envelope with three large 6's and final wish inside. But it's important to not abuse them or otherwise the deal is off and the dealers would be eaten instead. They are hunted by the Church Militant organization known as the Holy Land (圣地 or "Shengdi").
In the prequel novel of "Daybreak Fantasy", Lilo had a dream of living a human life one birthday after living for nearly 500 years and her father, Last, hoped to make such a thing happen. Too bad such a dream is becoming hard to realize. Especially when the Holy Land intervene and Last disappears along with her friends and servants.
For three years, Lilo wanders alone with her companions missing. She encounters the young vampire hunter wannabe Ron and Cute Ghost Girl Rae, who suffer a fatal encounter with the Holy Land forces. Lilo saves and recruits Ron as a Royal Vampire, who joins him in an effort to see his older sister again. Tired of running and determined to find her father and her place in society, she and her new allies take the fight to the Holy Land.
The series is written by Ai Ou (artist/author of Infinity Game) and drawn by Su
A link for information (in Mandarin) is here.
In July 2014, a phone app game for the series, localized in America as Bloodline: The Last Royal Vampire was released.
Troper Disclosure: All of the works are in Chinese. Tropes may be missing or inaccurate.
- Above Good and Evil: The main reason why Dark Tower is considered neutral territory to both the Holy Land and demonic forces.
- Calling Your Attacks
- Cool Airship: The Holy Land has massive flying airships with its logos and Bible quotes written on the sides.
- Crapsack World: Being the last of your kind with soldiers from the Church, who could be anyone like your classmates, trying to kill you would surely put you in this trope. At least you have some human and non-human friends though and not all hope is lost.
- Cute Ghost Girl: Rae
- Dangerous 500-Year Birthday: A birthday wish of living a normal life is hard to come true.
- Drop the Hammer: A standard weapon for the Holy Land. Most particularly for Leng Sha, which has a built-in cannon.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Last and Lilo don't use their Bloodline trait to turn people into vampires who want it for granted.
- Pep becomes disillusioned with the Holy Land fanatical stance and tries to leave.
- Fanservice: Along with many other characters not found in the series, Holy Land warriors end up getting more Stripperiffic outfits in the app game.
- Gratuitous English: See up top for an example.
- Light Is Not Good: In fact, the Holy Land is crazy.
- Magic Knight: Many characters from vampires to the Holy Land.
- Meaningful Name:
- Several Holy Land nuns have names pronounced like their given numbers (I.e. Ling Can is #03, Ling Er is #02, etc.)
- Mythology Gag: Otaki / Long Wei shares the same name and character design as that from another one of Ai Ous works.
- Our Vampires Are Different: They follow most stereotypes about vampires in regards to weaknesses. But the only big difference is that they're not actually evil. In this series, the Holy Land are the real villains.
- Power Limiter: Pep has cuffs to keep him from using his Psyblade.
- Product Placement: A number of products in real life are found in the series. Even Riya listens to an iPod.
- Starter Villain: Leng Sha, disguised as Fei Hong.
- Stripperiffic: Not in the manhua, but the coming card game will have many new characters coming with these outfits. And that goes for both the Holy Land and their enemies.
- Time Skip: The prequels to Bloodline exist about three years before the current series.
- Took a Level in Badass/The Bus Came Back: In the card game, many characters come back, have upgrades, or both. One notable example is Rae, who once was just a Cute Ghost Girl and Sacrificial Lion is now capable of fighting with sound-based attacks.
- The Unpronouncable: Calling Your Attacks results in having strange sayings for used abilities. However, one could figure out the names by finding patterns. If not, then translate the Chinese writing.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Lilos family like any kind of food that's red- tomatoes and watermelon- even if they're unable to eat it.
- Villains Out Shopping: The Holy Land eat publicly in their uniforms at a KFC.