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In Russia, there is a type of human sorcerer that practices vampiric activities; he is called a porcelnik ("harmer") (see LIVING VAMPIRE). When he dies, the porcelnik's body must be burned to ash on a pyre made of aspen wood or else the body will rise up as a type of vampiric
REVENANT known as an ERETIK.
Source: Melton, Vampire Book, 525

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