Moroi vampires are benevolent creatures, existing in their own private society away from humans. They try to live in peace and are run via a structured government with twelve Royal families.
The Dragomirs are the smallest, with the only two living members being Lissa Dragomir and Jill Dragomir, while the largest family is the Ivashkovs with over 200 members.
Christian is a member of the Ozera bloodline, but married into the Dragomir bloodline.
AT FIRST GLANCE -
Moroi vampires are typically very attractive. Most Moroi are much taller and slimmer than typical humans, and their skin is very pale, but not to the point where they look unhealthy or dead. Their fangs are usually located on their canine teeth, and are easily concealed when they are talking, as to avoid detection by humans that are not familiar with the Moroi. Their eyes are usually natural colors such as blue, green or brown, but they are much more vibrant than a human’s. Christian’s blue eyes are like pale ice, while Vasilisa’s eyes are a jade green in color. Adrian Ivashkov’s eyes are described as being emerald by Rose in Frostbite.
ABOUT THE MOROI VAMPIRES -
Elemental Magic - All Moroi are born with the ability to use and manipulate the elements. The four most common elements are air, water, fire, and earth. The rarest is spirit. While they can use all the common elements, they do better in one element than they do others, and that is their specialization.
Sunlight - Moroi are able to walk in the sunlight without fear of being burned, but it is very uncomfortable to them. Therefore, they also practice a nocturnal lifestyle, sleeping during the daytime and carrying activities on during the night, when the moon is up and they can walk outside freely. They sleep on regular beds and do not need coffins.
Heightened Senses - Like most vampires, Moroi are gifted with heightened senses.
Speed and Strength - Moroi are still strong and fast, but they are still physically inferior to that of a Strigoi.
Compulsion - All Moroi are able to force their will onto someone else through direct eye contact. Not all practice this ability, and some are very good at it. Moroi that specialize in spirit have stronger compulsion than normal Moroi.
Guardians - Most Moroi are assigned a dhampir Guardian to protect them. This is because Moroi are not really allowed to use their magic to fight. Strigoi target Moroi because their blood is the strongest. It is said that Moroi used to fight alongside dhampirs, but those times have long since passed.*
Death - Moroi are not immortal, but they are immune to most human diseases and do not get sick easily unless they have been deprived of blood. They are however, still vulnerable to lethal injury.
Reproduction - Moroi are able to reproduce and have children. Due to a freak genetic code, all dhampirs have one Moroi parent. If a Moroi has sex and becomes pregnant with a human or dhampir, the child will be a dhampir. If a Moroi has sex with another Moroi, the child will be a Moroi.
Avery Lazar is a spirit user like Lissa Dragomir, but she shows minor skills with air magic and used this small amount of knowledge as a front to cover her spirit abilities when trying to lure Lissa to her death.
*Christian Ozera is a self-proclaimed activist and strongly believes that if a Moroi wants to use their magic to fight, they should be able to. He often uses his pyrokinesis to solve problems and has killed many Strigoi using his ability.