Campaign of the Month: August 2014
The Concord of Ashes
Calleo Abetorius Minor
An arrogant, powerful Warlock who serves his sire, master and namesake, Abetorius, as his chief lieutenant and envoy in Constantinople and abroad.
A soft-featured, pale man in the prime of his years, with mousy brown hair fashionably cut and an arrogant glint in his dark brown eyes. He wears expensive robes of red silk, embroidered with glyphs and symbols that appear to be arcane in nature. His ink-stained hands are delicate and dextrous; they constantly fiddle with the strange medallions, amulets and pouches that adorn his neck, breast and belt. He is armed with a dagger.
Calleo Abetorius Minor, or simply Calleo to those he knows informally, is the childe and lieutenant to Abetorius, the newly self-proclaimed Tremere Regent of Constantinople. He affects a respectful, sometimes even servile demeanour with regards to the great magus, but otherwise deals with the Cainites of both the Byzantine and the Latin persuasion in a cool, professional and nakedly self-serving manner. It is obviously clear to Calleo (and indeed just about anyone with eyes to see and a mind to comprehend) that the Warlocks have far more to offer than they need, and he seems to be out to get what he can.
He concentrates his efforts on the Latin Quarter, and the court of Bishop Alfonzo in particular. There he has run into trouble with the normally unflappable L’Orso, who seems to feel threatened by the wider gamut of services that Calleo and his brethren can offer. Like his fellow “apprentice”, Vasileous, his dealings focus on how his magical skills can offer security, and what he wants for it- the location of one Theresa Kymena, as well as any “demon-worshipping” Salubri that strangers may know of.
The coterie first encountered Calleo with Abetorius Maior at the Saut Aswad, during the investigation into the murder of the Narsene Lasombra Juliano and Adrianna. He noted their interest with a knowing, arrogant tilt to his features, but he did not approach them. They have seen little of him since, nor have they had cause to seek him out. Indeed, other than the odd overture to this Latin faction or Greek family, he is rarely seen in Constantinople.
Word has it that Calleo’s sire has charged him with seeking out a magical talisman of great power, necessitating frequent trips throughout the provinces and nearby realms of both long and short duration. Others say that he is hunting Salubri, and further rumour has it that he is attempting to set up secret chantries throughout Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia. Whatever the case, in April of 1204 Abetorius Minor was present at his sire’s side when the walls of Constantinople were breached. No fire touched the Exokionion chantry, and Iulia of Weissenburg was heard to comment that she saw mortal crusaders dazedly pass the fortified villa by to seek other targets for their rapine, burning and looting.
Lineage: Childe of Abetorius Maior, Childe of Meerlinda (diab.)// nominal Childe of Tremere (diab.)