Comte de Saint Germain was a brilliant European alchemist that Chelsea Quinn Yarbro studied when trying to come up with her own “Dracula.”
She noted that he was known for dressing in black and white. He never ate or drank in public, and he claimed to have lived for many centuries. Germain kept his nationality a mystery and had numerous aliases.
Yarbro noted that he was wealthy, intelligent, elegant, and cultured.
Germain was the perfect person to use across her novels, transforming the parasitic vampire into a symbiotic involvement between predator and prey.