The Temple of Blood was the holy sanctum of a cult in Lahmia which thrived between -1600 and -1200 IC. During that period, the kingdom in the east of Nehekhara was ruled by an aristocracy infested by the curse of vampirism. This "Deathless Court" was ruled over by Queen Neferata, the first vampire. The people of Lahmia, stalked upon by the blooodthirsty nobles, gradually forgot their traditional religion and started to worship the immortal court as their deities and Nagash as the prime god. The temple and the cult were destroyed when King Alcadizaar of Khemri invaded Lahmia and drove out the vampires, setting flame to the temple.