According to legends, the Laibon descend from Fakir Al Sidi, an ancient vampire who walked alone out of the desert one dark night. In recent years, other clans, in particular the Assamites, have speculated that this line descends from an undocumented Methuselah. Fakir Al Sidi, they suggest, was an ancient vampire who migrated southwest into Africa. He Embraced one childe in Africa, Kamiri wa Itherero, and taught him the magics of blood and earth. Thus, the Laibon were formed.