This is the first draft of an illustration I did for a book I wrote about the different races in my novels (sort of like the 'Tolkien Creature Guide'). The Asanbosam are a race of vampires; the fourth Clan in the Noc Populus. They are generally found in Africa and in the mountains of the Near/Middle East. They are tree dwellers, miners, and smiths; they are a shy patriarchal people who prefer to remain on their own lands, unbothered by Humans and other peoples. The Asanbosam weapon of choice is the plother, a long wooden shaft with a metal hook on one end. Both ends of the plother are pointed; the hook-end is beaten flat into a blade, designed so that, if twisted the right way, it can cut like a sword. Otherwise, it can harmlessly lift something of the ground.) The Asanbosam pictured here is a guard, holding his plother ready to catch anyone who might try to come into Clan territory.