The origin of the vampire race is clouded in mystery, but what is known is that Caine was the first vampire, the source and that all purebloods are descended from him and through them the rest of the vampire race was created. Being the first and oldest Caine is far more powerful then any other vampire created since, Caine is pureblood vampire (an ancient) who is one of the old ones the first. As such he is unique and was born a day walker (a trait that any vampire created directly from his blood shares), unlike the rest of his kind his heart continues to beat due to the unique nature of his creation as a vampire. He dates back over 6000 years (possibly 7,000), he was born in Sumeria as the last heir to the throne during a time of great conflict between Sumeria and the Pre-Egyptian people of early Kemet. Not much else is known about his past as to how he became a vampire.