The War of Blood
As long as there have been mages, there have been vampires. It wasn’t until the late 1700s that this practice became an issue with the Magic Council. A notable mage married a vampire and their children had vampiric traits without having the requirement of ingesting blood, something no such joining previously had ever achieved. This “hybrid bastardization” was viewed unacceptable and in 1849, the Mage Council ruled against “willful contribution toward acts of vampirism.”
By late 1850, several vampire uprisings had being quietly quelled. It wasn’t until the Mage Council decreed that consorting with vampires was a capital offense did the matter boil over into war. A short war. Mages have the innate ability to sense magic, and with no ability to hide the vampire’s main forces were wiped out within six months. The remaining years before the creation of New London in 1854 was spent finding and killing the few remaining vampires.