Fork-tongued blood-drinking ab-dead humanoids whose abilities are conferred by disease, photophobic haemophagy. Vampir possess superhuman strength and speed, as well as healing and night vision, but are highly vulnerable to light, not instantly turning to ash but sustaining severe burns.
A source of terror for most humans, the Vampir are considered the lowest of the low in High Cromlech, similar to heroin addicts in modern society, begging on the streets for blood from the living.
In Armada's Dry Fall riding, the Brucolac imposes a relatively harmless blood-tax on his surprisingly loyal citizens. In New Crobuzon and elsewhere, the vampir must resort to darker and stealthier methods of obtaining their nutrition.