An awakening is not to be confused with being turned in to a vampire, although some people do get those two confused.
An awakening is when someone that was born a vampire but didn't know that they were one, truly realizes that they already were a
vampire. A true awakening does not result in a person getting any new traits or abilities. The how to know if you are a real vampire page on this website can help some one that was born a vampire, do an awakening with no help needed from anyone else.
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