|Release date||28 January 2001 (Update)|
|XP per kill||0.4 (and 0.1 experience)|
|Examine text||Stop looking and run!|
Count Victor Draynor Drakan is mentioned by Xenia as being the last of the vampyres who have crossed the River Salve, which is the reason for him being incredibly weak, and is the brother of Lord Lowerniel Vergidiyad Drakan himself, making Victor millenia old. He lives in a coffin in the basement of Draynor Manor. He is responsible for many deaths of avid adventurers who have fallen prey to his sharp fangs. Count Draynor is the target in the Vampyre Slayer quest which requires the player to kill him to save the people of Draynor Village, who have been terrorised by Count Draynor for centuries. He is the weakest vampyre in RuneScape, owing to his leaving Morytania and dwelling west of the River Salve.
According to various members of House Drakan, such as Malak, Draynor is the brother of Lord Lowerniel Vergidiyad Drakan, the ruler of Morytania since the early Third Age. Known information regarding the vampyre race's biology and pre-Gielinorian history are very vague, leaving Draynor's origins and exact relationship to his brother unknown. Since Draynor presumably came to Gielinor with Lord Drakan in the Second Age, this would make him over 8,000 years old. If he came to Gielinor already matured, like the Mahjarrat Azzanadra, he may be considerably older.
Draynor and the rest of the vampyre race, after arriving in Gielinor, allied themselves with Zaros, a deity that was at the time gaining considerable power in the eastern mainland of Gielinor. Although Draynor and his brother both served Zaros for years, it is evident that Drakan was a far more prominent figure within the god's territory. When Drakan allied himself with the Mahjarrat General Zamorak and attempted to assassinate Zaros in his fortress, Draynor was not present amongst Zamorak's party. However, after Zaros's defeat and Zamorak's return from brief banishment, Draynor and the rest of the vampyre race allied themselves with him.
During the God Wars, Drakan shifted his attention to the Hallowland, which he had been promised by Zamorak for his aid in the betrayal of Zaros. The majority of the vampyre race, including Draynor, followed his brother into the Hallowland. Draynor aided House Drakan in its efforts to conquer the area, ultimately leading to the defeat of the Icyene race and the establishment of Morytania. Draynor presumably held some power in Drakan's new realm of influence, but all information indicates his role in both the Fall of Hallowvale and post-war Morytanian politics were fairly modest compared to Drakan himself.
In 1100 of the Fourth Age, Drakan launched a campaign into Misthalin, where he hoped to gain new territory and influence. Draynor helped to oversee at least some military affairs during the Misthalin - Morytania War, and was at times present at Silvarea, where most of the fighting took place. During one of the war's battles, however, Draynor was separated from the main body of the Morytanian army, and, when he attempted to re-enter the region, was denied access by Lord Drakan. The exact cause of Draynor's banishment remains unknown, although the vampyre Solomon Lamescus claims it was "for his cowardice." 
Draynor became extremely weak in isolation. His separation from Morytania eventually led to a loss of most of his race's inherent strengths, including the limited precognition that makes vampyres so adept in combat. Somehow Draynor made it to western Misthalin, where he took up residence in a manor that would come to be fittingly known as Draynor Manor. He would reign terror in nearby Draynor Village, where he constantly fed to sate his thirst for blood.
Tips for killing Count DraynorEdit
Count Draynor can't be killed with a typical, everyday weapon, but he can be damaged by one. A player needs to have a stake and a hammer and drive a stake through his heart, although players have to take almost all of his Lifepoints first. If a player does not have the hammer and stake, he will heal to full health when his Life points are low.You are strongly advised to bring Garlic with you to weaken him. A high Prayer level and decent food are helpful.
However, due to Count Draynor's low magic defence, low class combat spells like Earth Strike can also severely damage him, and may be a viable option. Once he is almost dead, use the stake to stab him and finish him off.
Additionally, the Lifepoint recovery rate of Count Draynor is very high, it's possible to have to deal damage equivalent to twice his Lifepoints to kill him. This rate decreases over time if you brought Garlic.
In Dominion Tower, Count Draynor can be killed an infinite number of times, but experience will only be gained for the first 3 killings.
- The Count Draynor character is loosely based on the popular Count Dracula from a 1897 horror novel of the same name.
- Ruantun, the weak vampyre in the sewers of Draynor Village, is Count Draynor's assistant. Like Draynor, he was also weakened during his absence from the Hallowland.
- In the past, Count Draynor would jump out and attack people even after completion of the quest, and he is invincible to any damage, by healing quickly. Nowadays Count Draynor will not appear again after the quest, along with the examination sentence: "There's only a pillow in here..." upon search of his coffin.
- The fact that he says he lost his wife in the war is a reference to the 1897 Bram Stoker horror novel Dracula. Dracula claims to have lost his wife in a war and fell to a vampire, but it is unknown if he is honest.
- When Count Draynor is impaled in the heart, he turns to stone..
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|Delrith||Strongest quest monster in RuneScape (January 28, 2001 - September 23, 2001)||Elvarg|
- ^ Jagex. Postbag 19 - "The vampyres explain themselves", letter #4. Postbags from the Hedge. *