Strigoi are also known as "moroi" in some parts, especially rural areas. They are close relatives of the werewolves known as "pricolici" or "vârcolaci", the latest also meaning "goblin" at times.
A Vampire, Werewolf, Demon, Devil, Warlock, Evil Spirit, Undead.
They live for Moroi blood. They'll kill and drink the blood of dhampires and of humans, but it's Moroi blood they crave the most. So each Moroi will be assigned a dhampire when they go out into the world. Royals will receive two to help protect them from the Strigoi.
There are three ways to kill a Strigoi. One way is to stab them in the heart with a stake, another is to set them on fire and the last one is to cut off their throat. Of course, if you don't have a stake, or a knife or any way of getting fire quickly, your best option is to GET THE HELL OUTTA THERE.... meaning, run.