dandyvampgirl_13 wrote:Also, there aren't a huge amount of vampires to begin with. The Volturi must have a huge feeding ground, with all their connections, and they'd want to keep it that way. Even with their current numbers, "farming" humans in the way that's been suggested would limit them to a certain area and a smaller discrepancies in flavor (I assume different countries taste different, like in The BFG). Also, with that many humans collected together and the Volturi's resouces concentrated on keeping them contained would cause them to not be able to maintain their control on the rest of the world.
Their choices were basically either keeping a large stock of humans for them to feed on entirely in their control, or ruling the vampire world, of which they vampires as the only important things worth noticing and being held in awe by. It was a matter of where they wanted their power to rest, on their food or on their subjects.
Not necessarily true; you forget the ease at which Twi-Pires reproduce. If the Volturii created enough spawn, they could have overrun the medieval world - for that matter, with enough subtlety, they could probably pull off the modern world while they were at it. But during the time of the Inquisition, there wouldn't be
any resistance. All attempts to fight the vampires or flee them would be doomed to failure.
And, Mr. Palmer, Greek Fire has several problems with practical application. Its throwers are large and clumsy, requiring ships or fortifications to mount them on. Not to mention that you'd need to pry the recipie from Araby's cold, dead hands - and then decode it from a cipher that includes a number Europe hadn't even conceived of at the time (zero). Best of luck. Hope the resistance dies well, since it'll be futile.