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  • Vencel Rikard

    Vencel Rikard, as prince of Buda-Pest, is one of the most influential Cainites of Western Hungary. Only Bulscu stands above him in the esteem of the Arpad line, and only Archbishop Geza of Esztergom and Prince Gregor of Pressburg are his equals in stature …

  • Sabina von Langenhain

    Sabina has served her grandsire, Prince Julia Antasia of Frankfurt, as a diplomat for more than a century. She was born before the turn of the millenium in Szczecin Castle, overlooking a small port settlement on the Baltic. Sabina is known to have been …

  • Nova Arpad

    The Siebenburgen was the brain-child of Nova Arpad. She formulated the plans, laid the ground work, and expended considerable political capital to ensure that the charter was granted by the late King Geza II. With the blessings of her master, Bulscu, and …

  • Sir Balasz of Buda

    Sir Balasz is a loyal vassal of Vencel Rikard, and has served his prince as Scourge of the city of his mortal birth since AD 1167. He was a mercenary in life, and travelled much of Hungary, the Holy Roman Empire and Transylvania in this capacity before …

  • Erzsébet Arpad

    Lady Erzsébet Arpad is the daughter of Duke Antal Arpad of Buda-Pest, royal uncle to King Emeric and Prince Andras, and she is a very recent and, perhaps, ill-advised Embrace on the part of Prince Vencel Rikard. It is known that she was a mortal favourite …

  • István Arpad

    While not quite a permanent resident, István is a constant visitor to the court of Vencel Rikard as his sire, Miklós, is often away on delicate diplomatic missions to the Holy Roman Empire. Although István sometimes accompanies Lord Miklós abroad, his …

  • Roland Gravois

    Roland Gravois first encountered the coterie as they passed a slave auction at the Royal Market of Pest. At first the obviously wealthy courtier seemed bored with the fare on offer but the spirited, defiant young Romanian that they would come to know as …

  • Irene Stellas

    Embraced in the Year of Our Lord 1169 from a good noble Senatorial family, Irene formerly held the position of Quaesitor Secretarius until the Latin Riots of 1185. In the wake of the riots, the elder Domestic Prefect, Epirus, was executed along with the …

  • Theodorus Kolettis

    Theodorus is a staunch believer in the Dream, and is one of the better examples of an Antonian Ventrue willing to do whatever he must to see Constantinople return to greatness. His belief that this can only be done through the auspices and abilities of …

  • Alexander Rangabes

    Alexander Rangabes belongs to an ancient Byzantine noble family, and practically oozes confidence, superiority and ceremonial officiousness. Indeed, a Rangabes once sat on the Imperial throne, and that fact is rarely far from Alexander's thoughts. He was …

  • Ducas

    Ducas has been a fixture in the Antonian political landscape since his Embrace in the mid-ninth century, and has had express power over the imperial family since the demise of his own sire, Septima Dominica, since the turn of the millenium. An audacious …

  • Anna Comnena

    The life and deeds of Princess Anna Comnena are well known. She was the daughter of the legendary Emperor Alexius Comnenus, instigator of the reforms that led to the last great renaissance of Byzantine military, bureaucratic and financial expansion at the …

  • Maris Argyros

    Maris Argyros, like many of the Antonian Family, comes from Byzantine aristocratic stock. He was once a ghoul of Caius', who at that time was _Caeser Magister_. A maritime man for all of his life, and an excellent hand at managing the ports, he was …

  • Belisarius

    Flavius Belisarius is the greatest general that the Byzantine Empire has ever seen. Throughout the many years of his service to Emperor Justinian, he was directly responsible for reconquering many of the Mediterranean provinces of the former Western …

  • Helena the Armenian

    In her mortal years Helena was an Armenian princess, the third daughter of King Gakik-Abas of the semi-independent Kingdom of Kars. Sent to Constantinople at the tender age of 11 as a hostage to the good behaviour of her father, she was raised in the …

  • Caius

    (modified from _Constantinople by Night_ pp.111-112 & _Bitter Crusade_, pp.95-96) Caius, who was a lieutenant of "Constantine the Great":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_the_Great, backed his leader's bid to become Emperor of Rome. A man of …

  • Basil of Thessalonica

    Basil is a relatively recent addition to the Cainite community of the Queen of Cities, nor has he been made entirely welcome by his brothers and sisters among the Antonians. He is the progeny of the elder Theodora, who held the position of Western …

  • Geza Arpad

    Geza, Archbishop of Esztergom, is one of just three progeny sired by Bulscu, the self-styled Monarch of Hungary, Transylvania, Slavonia, Dalmatia and Croatia. In life he was the ruler, or Grand Prince, of the Magyar Confederation. In that role he …

  • Gregor von Naumburg

    In his mortal years, Gregor ritter von Naumburg was a Saxon knight in the service of Duke Arnulf the Bad of Carinthia. While he was a capable warrior and leader, Gregor's true talents lay in diplomacy, estate administration and politics. Indeed, it was he …

  • Siegfried

    This Ventrue elder was encountered by the coterie in Tihuta Pass. He and Hrothulf were fleeing past the construction project with their herd, hunted by the Knights of Blood. When a horse suddenly stumbled and came up lame, the two Ventrue elected to stay …

  • Hrothulf

    This Ventrue elder was encountered by the coterie in Tihuta Pass. He and his friend, Siegfried, were fleeing past the construction project with their herd, hunted by the Knights of Blood. When a horse suddenly stumbled and came up lame, the two Ventrue …

  • Sir Guy d'Arles

    Guy d'Arles is a knight from a long line of knights, and he can claim King Hugh d'Arles as an ancestor (through Hugh's legitimate daughter, Alda). Alas, in spite of his ancient pedigree, his ancestors suffered reversals of fortune down through the …

  • Lanzo von Sachsen

    Lanzo was born the youngest brother of *Billung von Stubenskorn*, who would go on to found the "House of Billung":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billung that would eventually produce [[:gunthar-ritter-von-wolfgang | Bernhard von Billung]] over a century …

  • Sir Aimery de Versey

    Aimery freely speaks of his past. He was born in the Year of our Lord 1076 to a French noble family of wealth and influence. As a youth, he trained hard and became a knight. When Pope Urban II called for a crusade to liberate the Holy Land, he joined …

  • Duke Guy of Provence

    Guy de Provence has taken the Cross for every major Crusade to the Holy Land. He is a dedicated Crusader, although some say that love of war and hatred of the *Saracens* motivates him more than any true piety. While he has served in a a subordinate role …

  • Sir Martin of Toulon

    In life, _Chevalier_ Martin was a cousin of the *Comte de Toulon*. Even as a squire, he could best many trained knights. He was marked as one to watch in the court of *Toulon*, as he displayed a commitment to the doctrines of chivalry, courage on the …

  • Nicepherus

    Nicepherus, eldest known surviving childe of the late *Septima Dominica*, who was in turn the eldest known surviving childe of [[:antonius | Antonius the Gaul]] believes that a position of rulership is his right. *Septima Dominica* supported [[:caius | …

  • Pedrag Harsányi

    Pedrag Harsányi's family was deeply involved in the *Dragon and Griffon wars* ,and their fortunes followed that of the rest of their patrons, the *Arpads*, as a whole. The Harsányi are a family of Royal Servants who have, for the most part, ruled lands in …

  • Hardestadt the Younger

    In keeping with something of a family tradition, the *Cainite* known as Hardestadt the Younger is a figure shrouded in considerable myth and obfuscation for one who has attained such status and prominence among the *Holy Roman Ventrue*. However, it is …

  • Julia Antasia

    (modified from _Dark Ages Europe_, pp. 76-77) The ancient prince of [[Frankfurt]] is very much an outsider among her contemporaries. Unlike the elders who dominate the map of the Holy Roman Empire, Julia is not a Scion. Instead she walks the Road of …

  • Serafina d'Amalfi

    A recent addition to the ranks of the city's Undead, Serafina has accomplished much already by virtue of her friendly, polished manner and her charm. She moves about the city unfettered, and is welcome in the courts of both Latin and Byzantine powers. Her …

  • Sbigneus of Liegnitz

    Embraced in 1172, Brother Adalbert of Breslau was born as Sbigneus, the son of ritter Tammo von Allendorf - a minor retainer of Conrad III Hohenstaufen - and Richeza of Glogau, a Silesian noblewoman from the court of the erstwhile High Duke of the Polish …

  • Sir Hugh of Clairvaux

    This Ventrue is very powerful and influential for one so young. No doubt much of this is the result of the prestige and potency of his bloodline. His sire is none other than *Geoffrey of the Temple*, the progeny and heir to *Alexander*, the methuselah * …

  • Sir Felix of Vaucluse

    Chevalier Felix de Vaucluse was one of the more bellicose and greedy captains of the [[The Fourth Cainite Crusade | Fourth Cainite Crusade]]. He proved himself to be an enemy of peace in general, and the *Dream of [[Constantinople]]* in particular, at …

  • Sir Vitalis of Asti

    Sir Vitalis of Asti, Lord of the Castle of Nine Miles and the demesnes of Saint-Lyé, Recy and Épernay, is a wealthy Ventrue in the service of his grand-sire, *Lord Michaellis* of *Champagne*. *Michaellis* himself was Embraced in the late 5th century by …

  • Sir Bertrandus of Apt

    Sir Bertrandus of Apt was the progeny of [[:sir-felix]], a prominent *Cainite* leader of the [[The Fourth Cainite Crusade | 4th Cainite Crusade]]. He was thought to be young to the Blood, having been Embraced as late as January of AD 1197. Bertrandus was …

  • Sir Wendel of Burgundy

    A lesser member of the *Burgundian House of Fabricius*, Wendel Ritter von Burgund has spent much of his existence finding ways to be useful to those who hold more status and wealth than he. His sire, *Mabile, la Dame de Mouchard*, has been a valued …

  • Sir Tancred the Bear

    Sir Tancred of Frasne is a well-known knight in the service of the "Countess Joanna I of Burgundy":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_I,_Countess_of_Burgundy, a noted power in the *House of Hohenstaufen* and grand-daughter of the late *Frederick Barbarossa …

  • Lord Colard of Parcey

    Colard of Parcey is quite unlike any of his fellows among the crusaders of the *House of Fabricius*. He has no pretensions towards being an exceptional knight or even a skilled warrior, nor has he displayed any real desire to take more than his modest …

  • Sir Gondemar of Tortosa

    As the favoured childe, lieutenant and chief aide-de-camp of [[:sir-hugh]], *Brother Gondemar* is a figure of some interest to those taking part in the [[The Fourth Cainite Crusade | 4th Cainite Crusade]]. He appears to eschew politics of any sort, and he …

  • Wiprecht von Lübben

    Until quite recently, the extent of this ancilla's power was something of a mystery, even to the *Concord*. This is particularly noteworthy because one of their number, [[:zbigniew-of-liegnitz | Brother Adalbert]] is in fact the progeny of Wiprecht von Lü …

  • Ludolf von Oschersleben

    This strapping, older monk of the Teutonic Order very much fits the ideal of the grizzled, scarred veteran of the Military Orders that many of the folk of [[Kronstadt]] might imagine. He is rarely seen in the city itself, as he is stationed in the key …

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