Around the year 2000, I (The Enforcer) wrote The Beginning for a creative writing assignment for a class. It drew upon the lore we wrote on the cassette jackets after every jam back in 1994 through 1997 or so.
Shortly after, I finished the true story of Vlad and its implosions, reformations and all that, written in the same fantasy style for the Vlad website and kept it up to date until probably about 2007 when the last version (and my favorite) of the website was created. The website stayed up even as the band was disbanded, as a fun site about the history of the band.
In 2010, 2/3 of the band reformed, thus I created a new website more relevant to the current lineup, and with missing one of the co-founders of the band, and it’s vision, the story no longer seemed relevant. Since then, and unbeknownst to most, the site with the band’s history stayed online as a second website. Due to the always evolving coding, vulnerabilities, securities and all that of the internet, both sites were severely due for a complete revamp, thus I am combining the two websites.
So, you can now read the story here!
Sidenote: I decided to do only very minimal editing to the story as it was historically written so many years ago. Don’t be offended!