Chapter 98: Page 7
Koe is not a vampire. He’s a little more complicated than that. I didn’t plan on explaining this part of his character for quite some time, and in the main storyline it doesn’t come up until after the vision ends. And that’s a long time from now. So I’m going to go ahead and use this chance to expand a little more into our favorite non-existent character.
The best way to explain Koe is that he is a “Moon Child,” also known as Xeroderma pigmentosum. They’re a real thing, kids that are born with a genetic disorder where their skin has high sensitivity to UV radiation. Sunburns can leave nasty scars and are difficult to heal from. You can read more about this extremely rare disease Here. Of course, we’re in the world of Eldair, so Koe’s “illness” is governed by different rules than our Moon Children. He has the same aversion to the sun, but can slowly heal from the sunburns it causes. He also can’t take intense heat and fire is definitely out of the question. He can’t do any spells that have fire in them whatsoever. So during the day, when he’s out in the sun, he wears a hood and gloves to protect his skin. He’s definitely a nighttime person as that’s the only time he can go out without risking his health!