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Just who was this peculiar Vlad Tepes Dracula An explorer of the furtherrealms of experience a demon to some and Angel to others Nevertheless he wasthe fifteenth century ruler of Romania Bram Stoker based his Dracula novel onVlad Tepes His real history is perhaps more interesting than any vampire storyVlad was born in 1431 in the town of Sighisoara He was the second son ofthe Prince of Wallachia Vlad Dracul Dracul his father was the ruler of a countrycalled Wallichia He was also a member of The Order of the Dragon Thisorganization was a group of Slavic rulers and warlords who vowed to uphold theChristian faith by fighting the Turks Dracul was unable to secure the throne fully He eventually created a powerful union by marrying Eupraxia Eupraxia was thesister to the ruler of Moldavia Vlad Dracul later had an alliance with the Turksand betrayed his own people by attacking his Wallachia The Sultan of the Turkswas to take Vlad captive because he couldnt be trusted However he worked it outso Radu and Vlad his sons would be taken instead witchlady7draculahtmlVlad Dracula was taken captive at an early age by the Turks from1444-1448 They were to be taken to the Sultan Mehemet while their father VladDracul bargained to have them released After being let go his father wasassassinated which is what prompted Vlad Dracula to commit his first major act ofVlad had a brutal manor of how he would terrorize his enemies This is howhe received the nickname of Tepes which means the impaler This is generallyhow he is known today Vlad the Impaler He went after the boyer family who heheld responsible for his fathers death Not only did he go after the boyers he also went after the churches The Orthodox and the Roman Catholic each were veryVlad the Impaler used a brutal foreign policy which was more terrorist than apolicy The merchants of Transylvania were thought to not have been
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