SEGA and The Creative Assembly has released a new trailer of Total War: Warhammer giving us another insight into the upcoming game. This video deals with all the issues surrounding Vampiric corruption.
Vampires are corrupt creatures by nature, their undead bodies sustained by Dark Magic and the blood of their victims. It is the nature of Dark Magic to be drawn to itself, and as more and more of these foul energies accumulate, the land itself becomes blighted and accursed. Trees wither and a miasma of balefire smoke rolls across the landscape. Skies darken and the spirits of the dead stir, shrieking and clawing at any living trespassers that dare venture into these wretched lands.
Unfortunately for the living, Vampiric corruption is not constrained to the sinister realms of Sylvania and Mousillon. As the Vampires and their underlings spread, their influence does also. Vampire Counts Heroes such as Necromancers and Banshees, are the vanguard. Operating under the cover of darkness, they can infiltrate the realms of men and perform foul rituals that draw Dark Magic into the lands. The inhabitants will soon find that their crops start to fail as putrid bogs form in their fields and bloodthirsty abominations are glimpsed in their once peaceful forests. Villagers go missing in the nights and terrifying screams can be heard in the darkness. As starvation and terror takes its toll, slowly but surely society collapses and the land itself turns into stuff of nightmare.
In short, the presence of Vampiric corruption causes problems to the public order in provinces belonging to living races and any living army in a region under the dark influence of Vampires will suffer attrition. Should an uprising occur in a region with a large amount of Vampiric Corruption, a Necromancer may appear, unleashing the dead upon the living.