Lord Drammu was a Master Vampire Astral Lord with some very peculiar tastes, he would purposely kidnap pregnant women from various realms and bring them to his own personal dimensional waystation. He would then proceed to turn the expectant mothers into vampires and their unborn children into Vampriks, then return the mothers home. This of course causes problems when so-called heroes come crashing in to rescue the mother. which is almost what happened in Manyu’s case. During his mother’s rescue attempt, she managed to escape the waystation and wandered around until finally arriving at the Casino of the Damned where she died in childbirth. Growing up in a Casino gave Manyu the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of teachers from different dimensions and even different times, and of course gave him the opportunity to acquire strange and wondrous possessions. Eventually, Manyu made a more than ample living as a “Bookie” taking bets on The Hunt outcomes.