Tarczals: misnamed vampire, a race of humans who live to be 1,000 -1,500 years old, they eat, drink, give birth and raise their young (who don’t develop their feeding teeth and consume blood until after their second birthday) as other humans. Tarczals can’t contract or carry diseases, and heal quickly. They age at the same common human rate, until they reach twenty-five, then their aging process slows considerably. Tarczals age approximately one year, for every 20 common human years. They consume nourishment (blood) from live paid donors called “coms”.