"Dhampir. Most believe that your kind are merely legends. It's rare to see a live Dhampir. Part vampire, part human. Mostly they die at birth, generally they are exterminated. Dhampirs are rarely a product of a happy union between a vampire and a human. They have the best of both worlds, they can withstand vervain, a werewolf's bite and even sunlight. And they've got all the vampire's strengths, and none of their weaknesses, except for the thirst"